The challenge of automated data exchange
Hornbach’s range of suppliers is as diverse as its own DIY and garden center product catalogue. Providing the required communication via EDI throughout the procurement process can be particularly challenging for small production facilities like 8 seasons design that are listed in Hornbach’s product range. Those that supply to subsidiaries in different countries have to comply with different data requirements, which used to mean using various conversions. Luckily, easier options are available now!
8 seasons design provided an excellent example of how easy it can be. They traded in their cost-intensive converter solutions for a business relationship with ecosio to simplify the electronic exchange of orders, dispatch notes, and invoices (EDI) with Hornbach.
ecosio prepares suppliers for EDI with Hornbach
Hornbach differentiates its procurement processes according to warehouse business and drop shipments, which has an impact on EDI requirements for suppliers. As a full service EDI provider, ecosio can provide solutions for any of these requirements and for any Hornbach suppliers – and ecosio can tailor these solutions according to technical possibilities and data exchange volumes.
Depending on the supplier’s ordering frequency and atomization needs, EDI exchange with Hornbach can happen in one of two ways: