Preparing for a successful EDI implementation (from lessons learned)
February 26 @ 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
A. Defining the project scope and preventing scope creepB. Understanding your customers
a. How are you interacting today and what is the goal?
i. Traditional EDI (Regular orders/Blanket orders/ASNs/Forecasts)
C. Understanding your business
a. What is the current process of handling EDIs?
b. What are the pain-points the project is to eliminate/reduce?
D. Vendor selection for the project
a. Engaging the right internal people
b. Identifying the right vendor
E. Understanding the new process
F. Building to test
a. EDI Customer Profiles form
b. Customer form
c. Customer Contract Prices
d. Commodity Codes
G. Test & Data Validation (over and over)
H. Go Live (Smooth sailing vs. Trainwreck)