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Technology

EDC realizes that one of the key components of a strong logistics network is computer system.  EDC has invested heavily in state of the art computer hardware and software. Some of the areas of our Information Technology investments are:

  • Warehouse bar coding and Inventory Systems
  • Scanners for Deliveries
  • Web base Systems
  • Computerized billing systems

COMPUTERIZED INVENTORY:

One of the key elements that have allowed EDC to become a leading service provider is its superior technology. An example of this is our Inventory Management System. Through our barcode scanning technology we can provide you with real-time web-based information on your inventory. The status of any item or order is just a finger touch away via the Internet.  In addition, this technology enables us to accurately manage your inventory while it's in our facility.

DAILY REPORTS:

  • Computrized InventoryProducts or orders received into warehouse
  • Confirmation of deliveries or pickups.
  • Customers call status
  • Orders scheduled for delivery

POD VIA SCANNERSA REAL TIME:

EDC has invested in an imaging system that allows us to scan all delivery documents and attach those images to the order in our Logistics Management system. This means that if a Proof of Delivery (POD) document is needed, it can be retrieved and emailed in a manner of seconds.

REMOTE ORDER ENTRY (ASN):

EDC has developed a custom system that accepts Advanced Shipment Notifications (ASN) and provides the functionality to scan your product at receipt to our warehouse, during outbound loading and at the delivery site. The system provides shortage and damage feedback to the Logistics Management System, which can be quickly communicated to our clients.

WEB BASE TECHNOLOGY:

Custom web-based interfaces have been developed to allow EDC's clients to easily view order information and track performance indicators. These web programs integrate directly with other EDC systems so that the web-based data is real-time.

REAL TIME REPORTING:

EDC offers Real Time Inventory Management programs designed with the customer’s specific requirements. We can provide you with secure access to data and inventory around the clock, whenever you need it.
Inventory levels constantly change, so a real time system that is accurate and easily accessible is critical. We can provide secure access to our online system that will allow you to place orders, retrieve inventory and schedule deliveries, all within an intuitive interface.


Our Inventory Programs Feature:

  • 24/7 Availability
  • Cycle Counts as Directed
  • Lot Number, Serial Number and Expiry Date level tracking
  • Min/Max Replenishment and item movement reporting
  • Periodic Distribution and Forward Stocking Location Audits to ensure required compliance.
  • Single Source for Pick, Pack and Ship

These capabilities help ensure that you have the appropriate level of inventory available to meet you customer’s needs. 

UTILIZING AN XML WEB SERVICE:

Orders can be accepted utilizing an XML file format via email or uploading into the
EDC’s FTP server. Orders may also be entered manually by utilizing EDC’s web-based
application.