In the following report, we will focus on challenges faced by independent retailers competing in a marketplace defined by big-box retail and how evolving Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) supply-chain technology can lead these retailers to a path defined by success. We will first present issues most commonly faced by small to medium retailers and then explore technology available to help solve these issues.
While EDI is not a new concept for mass retailers, it is important to note that advancements in this area can now provide smaller retailers with the same tools for success. Complete, bi-directional EDI interfaces coupled with auto-replenishment are powerful assets for businesses of all sizes and types. An example of this technology will later be studied in an independently-owned, multistore convenience business located in Virginia.
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