September 6, 2010

Extending the value of EDI 852 data with non-POS data

After you have the basics of EDI 852 data analysis covered,  it’s time to think about adding in non-point of sale source data to extend the value of data analysis.  By linking secondary data, you can create a 360 degree view of what’s happening in the business.  Non-point of sale data that can be linked… Read more »

August 26, 2010

EDI 852 Improves Sales and Inventory Handling

Models for supply chain excellence, including vendor managed inventory (VMI); collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment (CPFR); efficient consumer response (ECR); and demand-driven supply networks (DDSN), are proving difficult for most retailers to implement.  A fundamental challenge inherent in these models is sharing point-of-sale demand data with suppliers. Although EDI 852 is a common solution, retailers… Read more »

August 25, 2010

Home Depot EDI 852 Reporting

If you are a Home Depot vendor, you are eligible to receive product sales activity and inventory data via EDI 852 from Home Depot.  The Home Depot EDI 852 document will contain SKU/UPC level units sold, units on hand and dollars sold for every store where your products are sold.  The files are sent one… Read more »

August 20, 2010

Bloomingdales EDI 852 Reporting

If you are a vendor supplying to Bloomingdales, you are eligible to receive product sales activity and inventory data via EDI 852. Preparing to setup and receive the EDI 852 files can be confusing, and creating usable reports for your team can be very time consuming. Fortunately, Accelerated Analytics® provides a simple, outsourced service for… Read more »

August 18, 2010

Making the most of Retail Link Data

Walmart vendors have access to a wealth of sales and inventory data through Walmart’s Retail Link portal. The challenge for many vendors, is that Retail Link can provide access to extremely detailed data, which increases the quantity and difficulty of analyzing the data and making fast business decisions. Without the right tools, the process can… Read more »

August 18, 2010

Scan Based Trade Growing?

I’m making a prediction – Scan Based Trading (SBT) will gain popularity in 2011 and will emerge in categories not typically engaged in SBT.  In an article today in the WSJ titled “Retailers Are Sold on Frugality”, Walmart, Home Depot and Lowe’s are predicting the upcoming holiday season may be poor.  They believe consumers remain very… Read more »

August 17, 2010

Six key facts your EDI 852 can tell you about your business

A vendor to a large home improvement retailer called Friday,  and asked a very simple question: “What can the EDI 852 data our retail customer is sending us tell us about our business?” This is a great question and one we hear often. It’s worth exploring for a few minutes. Here are six things your… Read more »

August 10, 2010

CVS EDI 852 Reporting

If you are a vendor supplying to CVS, you are eligible to receive product sales activity and inventory data via EDI 852. Preparing to setup and receive the EDI 852 files can be confusing, and creating usable reports for your team can be very time consuming. Fortunately, Accelerated Analytics® provides a simple, outsourced service for… Read more »

August 9, 2010

Dillards EDI 852 Reporting

If you are a vendor supplying to Dillards, you are eligible to receive product sales activity and inventory data via EDI 852. Preparing to setup and receive the EDI 852 files can be confusing, and creating usable reports for your team can be very time consuming. Fortunately, Accelerated Analytics® provides a simple, outsourced service for… Read more »

August 2, 2010

Nordstrom EDI 852 Reporting

If you are a vendor supplying to Nordstrom, you are eligible to receive product sales activity and inventory data via EDI 852. Preparing to setup and receive the EDI 852 files can be confusing, and creating usable reports for your team can be very time consuming. Fortunately, Accelerated Analytics® provides a simple, outsourced service for… Read more »