Olaf Nommensen's blog
ERPGenie LLC (Encinitas, USA) and B2B Integration GmbH (Düsseldorf, Germany) with their online platforms http://edi.erpgenie.com and www.edifactory.de announced a partnership on May 18th 2018. Kevin Wilson (ERPGenie LLC) and Olaf Nommensen (B2B Integration GmbH) will combine their forces to provide an even broader service to the worldwide SAP & EDI community.
B2B efforts are now three decades old; yet, the primary mechanisms are based on manual efforts. The dependency on spreadsheets is limiting the evolution of supply chain visibility. EDI is the backbone of today's visibility, but the future of visibility will change dramatically through blockchain.
Blockchain technology has quickly become a major Buzzword, spurred on by the recent media attention on Cryptocurrencies. In fact, blockchain technology has been around since the early 1990’s, originally proposed as a way for preventing online documents from being tampered with, but only with the advent of Bitcoins did it reach the hype that it has today.
The ever-increasing need of consumers forces the supply chain to become lean and agile at the same time. Unlike traditional supply chains, they are vast ecosystems of networks with multiple SKUs through multiple suppliers, all trying to work together. Organisations are always exploring next-generation technologies to improve the levels of performance of their supply chain.
Blockchain technology has received much hype in recent times. Companies like IBM are investing into building Blockchain technologies which have the ability to reshape and transform industries such as finance, healthcare, government, manufacturing, and supply chain.
Blockchain technology has become a popular topic in the enterprise technology space, it underpins cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. Much of the discussion surrounding it focuses on how businesses can use it within the supply chain.
Technology is a business enabler, yet it changes so rapidly that there is frequently confusion about what kinds of technology are the best ones to implement at your firm. An example of a recent debate is whether you should continue using an EDI system or move to APIs. Moreover, blockchain technology has become a much-discussed form of payment. Should you be accepting it or not?
"The new platform could save the global shipping industry billions of dollars a year by replacing the current EDI- and paper-based system, which can leave containers in receiving yards for weeks".
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UN/CEFACT Conference on celebrating "30 years of UN/EDIFACT" took place on 05/10/2017 in Rome, Italy.
More details and the agenda can be found here: