ESAP 20.1 – Retail supply chain, is an established business process that simplifies electronic commerce(GS1 EDI). This means that vendors and buyers gain better control over the flow of goods by exchanging business information, such as item information, orders, and invoice.
To help industries that want to implement ESAP business processes for EDI,GS1 Sweden has together with users developed, among other things, tutorials, specifications and process descriptions to make implementation and use as efficient as possible.
The effects of working according to the ESAP 20 process are often measured in saved time and reduced administration and development costs.
Who uses ESAP 20.1?
The benefits of ESAP 20.1
Control and traceability of the supply chain
In grocery and retail, it is important that the right item is ordered and delivered on time with the right order quantity. ESAP 20.1 makes it easy to do the right thing. You have control over the goods at the warehouse, follow the goods during transport and keep track of where they have been delivered.
It reduces waste, provides shorter lead times and provides traceability throughout the chain from manufacturer to end customer.
Save time and money
When the company integrates systems for, for example, logistics, finance and purchasing, resources can be utilized as well and efficiently as possible.
By adapting operations according to ESAP 20.1, all departments of the company can communicate with each other in the same way and the administration is streamlined.
Some companies that have fully implemented the process have reduced their administrative costs by up to 90.
More efficient transport and inventory management
With ESAP 20.1, sellers and buyers have common and accurate information about the dimensions, weight, sustainability and more of the items. This makes it easier to optimize and streamline transports and get good inventory management where the storage space is used in the best way.
Established and industry-oriented process
ESAP 20.1 is an established business process that means you don’t have to develop different solutions for different customers. This makes it faster to introduce electronic commerce and reduces development costs.