Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) provides businesses with the capability of computer-to-computer communication with individuals and organizations. Commonly used instead of faxing and mailing paper documents, EDI transfers the information electronically through a communication network that reduces cost, streamlines productivity and reduces environmental impact by eliminating the need for one entity to print out documents for mailing to the receiving entity. EDI also eliminates the receiving entity from translating the data and reentering the transaction into their own system. EDI uses a standard format so that it will be easier to process incoming transferred data. Using this system will make communications more efficient. The EDI system will provide consistency, better sales and inventory management, accuracy, security and competitiveness.
FPLLC uses EDI for a large number of its functions in order to conduct business with both customers and suppliers. Our standards that may be based on mutual agreement, are designed to promote seamless capability in electronic transactions via the internet with all suppliers.
For each document sent to FPLLC, we seek to transmit, within twenty-four (24) working hours of receipt, an acknowledgment that signifies receipt of the document transmitted. Similarly, when FPLLC transmits purchase orders, invoices, or related documents, we expect an acknowledgment from our suppliers upon receipt of electronic transmission.