Middleby Corporation expands TransLution implementation to manage Electronic data interchange (EDI)
The Middleby Corporation is a world leader in three business segments: commercial cooking, industrial baking and processing and residential appliances. Middleby Corporation has long used TransLution™ Software, integrated with SYSPRO, for supply chain logistics, and has recently expanded TransLution™ to manage EDI communications for sales order shipments.
Middleby Corporation ships appliances to big-box retailers like Best Buy where their business relationship requires an Advance Shipping Notice be provided electronically using the EDI form 856 as each order is filled and shipped. The EDI standard for ASN 856 allows each counterparty to define unique data requirements, making manual processing for ASN compliance tedious and error prone.
The TransLution™ Software solution uses the information captured during the pick, pack and ship process to fulfill the ASN requirements. A unique template for each EDI counterparty is created and stored in TransLution™ and is automatically applied, creating the required ASN output automatically for delivery to Commerce Hub. Commerce Hub is one of the supply chain integration platforms that accepts and distributes EDI data.
The other use for ASN information at Middleby is to update their Transport Management System (TMS) with shipping details. Their TMS is used for managing shipper relationships and communication of shipping documentation, rate shopping and notification for order pickup. The TransLution™ solution for ASN is also used for automated communication with shippers.
The EDI processes implemented with TransLution are behind-the-scenes, automating processes that do not require interaction with users. They happen automatically based on information captured during the packing and shipping process. TransLution™ stores a complete audit of all activity from data capture through to creation of ASN output so a complete record is held for audit and verification.
The Middleby Corporation is a world leader in three business segments: commercial cooking, industrial baking and processing and residential appliances. The company prides itself on consistently delivering new award-winning innovation to the marketplace. They are known for disrupting the industry with advanced innovation and new processes across all business platforms. These innovations deliver speed, labor reduction, energy savings and green operating benefits to their customers. To read more about Middleby visit https://middleby.com/
TransLution™ Software was developed to assist manufacturing, warehousing and distribution companies better manage their business processes and reduce cost of operation. The TransLution™ product is particularly focused on robust integration to customers’ existing ERP, accounting and stock management software for a wide range of transactions. TransLution™ is distributed in North America, Africa, Europe and Australasia.