Electronic Ordering Capabilities
Northstar is proud to offer electronic data interchange (EDI) to our clients. Adding EDI ordering into a supplier-client relationship offers a number of benefits. EDI ordering can save your OEM money. It can also reduce human errors, increase efficiency, and create a stronger overall client-manufacturer relationship. This functionality helps OEMs streamline their manufacturing process.
This type of ordering is a computer-to-computer ordering model that allows business documents to be exchanged in a standard format. Instead of staff handling paperwork, EDI ordering allows documents to flow between computer-based ordering management systems, which drastically reduces the potential for error or lost documents. Orders are processed immediately thanks to the automated nature of EDI ordering, so time isn’t lost on missed calls or emails.
EDI ordering is often used at the strategic business level. This form of ordering can lower transaction costs by 35 percent, and speed up the business cycle by 61 percent. It can improve data quality, reduce the “order-to-cash” cycle time, and shorten lead times for new product delivery.
There are also numerous benefits to using an electronic system as it relates to sustainability, as this method of ordering significantly reduces the amount of paper used in the ordering process and product life cycle, saving you money and reducing your CO2 emissions.
Northstar continuously updates our technology and ERP assets. We strive to provide the best experience for all OEM relationships. Currently, we use Global Shop software to handle all EDI orders. This ERP system provides a dependable single-entry point to process customer orders. Northstar uses this technology with its Fortune 500 clients that choose to operate at the trusted partner level.