Implementing EDI

ISBN-10: 0890066647
ISBN-13: 9780890066645
Authors: Mike Hendry
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Mike Hendry holds an M.B.A. from the International Management Institute, Geneva. and an M.A. in Engineering from the University of Cambridge, UK. Mr. Hendry is a freelance consultant in payment systems and data communications. He is the author of Smart Card Security and Applications (Artech House 1997) and Practical Computer Network Security (Artech House 1995).

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Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Artech House Number of pages: 208 Dimensions: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall Weight: 0.990 lbs.

Table of contents

Concept and Definitions
What is EDI?
Case Study: The Acme Transport Company
Case Study: Super Elektronik AB
Case Study: CHAPS
Summary
Advantages and Disadvantages of EDI
The Cost Equation
"Soft" Benefits
Definition of Terms
Mainframe/Minicomputer/Personal Computer/Workstation/Server
Serial/Parallel/Synchronous/Asynchronous
Batch/Online
Modem/Leased Line/Dial-up Line
Network/LAN/WAN/Node
Analog/Digital/Packet/PAD
Encryption/Keys/DES/RSA
Opportunities and Problems
Benefits of EDI
Cost of Implementation
Hardware and Software
Training and Initial Costs
Transmission Costs
Service Charges
Cash Flow Costs
Integrating EDI Into Existing Systems and Procedures
Software Maintenance
Legal Issues
Network and Data Security
Standards
Opportunities
Functions of an EDI System
The EDI Process
EDI Functions
Communications
Buffering
Format Conversion
Security
Audit
Accounting and Analysis
Overall Functional Requirements
Reliability
Geographical Coverage
Connectivity
Application (Value-Added) Functions
EDI Software
Software Functions
Format Conversion
Message Management
Communications
Security and Access Control
Housekeeping and Audit
Important Features
Hardware Platforms
Range of Standards Accommodated
Communications
Ease of Upgrading
Ease of Use
Security
Categories of Software
Open Systems Interconnection
Interactive EDI
Communications Networks
Choice of Communications Network
Public Switched Networks
Leased Lines
Packet Switched Networks
ISDN
Hybrid Networks
Value-Added Networks
Trends and Developments
Central and Remote Hardware
Hardware Independence
EDI Host Systems
User Hardware
Communications Hardware
Security
EDI Standards
The Need for Standards
Requirements for a Standard
Scope of EDI Standards
UN/Edifact
History
Structure
EDIFACT Directories
EDIFACT Developments
Related Standards
Technical EDI Standards
Documents
Mechanical and Product Design Data
Electronic Design Data
Proprietary Standards
Adaptive EDI
Implementing EDI
Starting Conditions
The Implementation Sequence
Terms of Reference
Form Project Team
EDI Requirements Specification
Budget
EDI Functional Specification
Interchange Agreement
Select Network, Software, and Hardware
Training
Gradual Introduction
Review
Interchange Agreement
Passing the Buck
Applications of EDI
Categories of Application
Trade EDI
Technical EDI
Specialized Transactions
Application Characteristics
Standards
Connectivity
Speed
Security
Interactive
Retail and Wholesale Distribution
Retailing in the 1990s
Bar-Coding
Introduction of EDI
Sequence of EDI in Retailing
Standards and Messages
Wholesaling
Benefits
General EDI Benefits
Inventory Savings
Supplier-Customer Relationships
Market Pressure
Transportation
The Transportation Industry
Systems and Computers in the Transportation Industry
International Trade
The Single European Market
Progressing Shipments
Freight Forwarders
Edi Projects in Transportation
Benefits of EDI in Transportation
Manufacturing
European Manufacturing in the 1990s
Factors for Success
Standards in the Manufacturing Industry
Bar-Coding
Just in Time and Related Techniques
Manufacturing Process Design
Just in Time
Kanban
Flexible Manufacturing
Simultaneous Engineering
The Automobile Industry
The Electronics Industry
Benefits of Edi in Manufacturing
Paperwork
Communications Costs
Errors
Design and Product Data
Lead Times
Inventory Savings
Process Redesign
Customer Service
Electronic Funds Transfer
The Banking Industry in Europe
Money Transmission and Clearing Systems
Interbank Edi Projects
Swift
United Kingdom
France
Other European Countries
Commercial Banking EDI
Retail Banking Edi
Credit Card Clearing
Home Banking
Benefits of Electronic Funds Transfer
Other Applications
Requirements for EDI
Insurance
Securities
Travel and Ticketing
Others
Future Applications
Edi Services and Networks
Types of Service
Major Edi Networks
ATandT EasyLink
BT Tymnet
GEIS and INS
IBM Information Network
Summary
EDI Services and Software
Public Networks
Support Services
The International Environment
Cross-Border EDI
International Comparisons
North America
Japan and East Asia
Europe
International Systems and Networks
Opportunities and Problems Revisited
Benefits, Problems, and Issues
Competitive Opportunities
Perceived Problems
Underlying Problems
Loss of Differentiation
Design Around People
Future-Proofing
Connectivity
Business Requirements Must Stay in Control
Business Opportunities
A New View of EDI
The Future of EDI
Extending the User Base
New Applications
Technological Developments
Computing
Data Communications
EDI Software
Standards
Relationship Between EDI and Other Techniques
New Ways of Doing Business
Review and Summary
What is EDI?
Advantages and Disadvantages of EDI
Legal Status
Functions of EDI
Software
Communications
Hardware
Standards
Implementing EDI
Applications of EDI
Retail and Wholesale Distribution
Transportation
Manufacturing
Electronic Funds Transfer
Other Applications
EDI Services and Networks
The International Scene
Conclusions
A Checklist
Addresses of Principal Network Suppliers in Europe