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Understand the basics of EDI
What is C&S Wholesale Grocers EDI?
C&S Wholesale is a leader in wholesale grocery supply in the United States supplying to more than 7,500 stores with over 100,000 products. C&S Wholesale along with two other Brands-Grand Union and Piggly Wiggly have come together to offer competitive pricing and best in class products to the consumers. In order to bring a variety of products on to the shelves and makes them accessible for everyone, C&S Wholesale & its other divisions offer an EDI (electronic data interchange) exchange process for all its vendors, suppliers and distributors. C&S Wholesale like any other retail company, mandates their suppliers to trade via EDI with them to make it easy and consistent to process and keep track of the products being supplied from all over the world and of course pay in time to all of them. As a C&S Wholesale supplier, you need to understand what EDI is and how EDI works. Also, the type of communication you would need to exchange documents back and forth with C&S Wholesale.
How to become EDI compliant with C&S Wholesale?
You will become EDI compliant by using a third party EDI solution (on-premise, managed EDI or cloud EDI) or by having an in-house EDI solution in place to start trading EDI documents with C&S Wholesale by following their requirements. Depending on your internal technical infrastructure and resources and the size of your business, you can choose basic EDI software packages or advanced kits that allow you to become EDI compliant with C&S Wholesale. If you are a small business, do not forget to checkout EDI software for small business.
If you are using a third party managed EDI service, your EDI service provider should help you with end-to-end EDI implementation starting from obtaining trading partner contact to testing to going live. You will have to go through series of EDI testing with C&S Wholesale before you start sending and receiving EDI documents back and forth. This is to ensure all the connections are working correctly. You are then asked to go live on a decided production go –live date.