Calculating Safety Stock

Safety stock is normally required by companies to ensure that they have sufficient quantities of material in stock. The safety stock is there to provide coverage for unexpected customer demand, damage in the warehouse or required due to quality issues found in production. However, there are situations where companies do not require inventory to …


Manage and Combat Charge Backs (expense-offsets)

I am bringing up charge backs again.  The infamous offset expense that usually ends up hitting the profitability of many retail suppliers is something which needs to be discussed on a regular basis.  For many suppliers, keeping up with a retailer’s compliance guides is a challenge.  A single order with a retailer fine or …

Reverse Logistics

Logistics could be defined by many as: The process of planning, implementing, and controlling the Efficient, cost effective flow of materials, in-process inventory, finished goods and related information from the point of origin to the point of consumption for the purpose of meeting customer requirements.  Reverse logistics includes all of the activities mentioned in …

UN/EDIFACT Documents

In 1986, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN/ECE) approved the acronym “UN/EDIFACT,” which translates to United Nations Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce and Transport. UN/EDIFACT is an international EDI standard designed to meet the needs of both government and private industry.


270-A1 Eligibility, Coverage or Benefit Inquiry
271-A1 Eligibility, Coverage or Benefit …

EDI Documents

109  Vessel Content Details
110  Air Freight Details and Invoice
114  Air Shipment Status Message
140  Product Registration
141  Product Service Claim Response
142  Product Service Claim
143  Product Service Notification
204  Motor Carrier Load Tender
210  Motor Carrier Freight Details and Invoice
211  Motor Carrier Bill of Lading
212  Motor Carrier Delivery Trailer Manifest
213  Motor Carrier Shipment Status Inquiry
214  Transportation Carrier Shipment Status …