EDI in China: Developing a Strategy for B2B Integration Success

Click here to download now

Source: IBM
Date: April 2014
Type: White Paper
Rating: (0)

Overview: As Chinese manufacturing boomed during the last decade, Chinese exporters had so many orders from Western multinational corporations that many of them didn't see the need to invest heavily in IT systems like electronic data interchange (EDI). As a result, inefficient, paper-based manual processes were the norm. In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, the orders from MNCs dropped off significantly, at the same time that manufacturing costs were rising due to refined labor regulations and the appreciation of the renminbi against the US dollar. Chinese manufacturers now had to do something about their rising costs in order to stem the tide of decreasing export volumes and increasing competition from other developing countries. Chinese manufacturers are now more willing to work with MNCs to help establish better supply chains. They have come to look at EDI as one of the best and easiest ways of driving costs savings, and ensuring the continued competitiveness of the Chinese manufacturing sector. MNCs that are looking to help their Chinese trading partners implement EDI need a solution provider that knows the Chinese market, and is capable of bridging the gap between Western and Chinese trading partners. IBM solutions for EDI have helped companies across the globe securely connect and build partner communities. In China, IBM partners with IT Associates Corporation, a reliable Chinese government-approved vendor, to help meet the needs of MNCs and their Chinese trading partners. As a result, MNCs can work with a single vendor, while knowing that their Chinese trading partners will receive full EDI implementation.

Not what you're looking for? Search again
Go Advanced »
More From the Productivity Applications Section

View All Categories

Business Intelligence : Analytics, Business Process Management, Content management, Dashboards, Data Mining, Data Quality, Databases, Datamarts/Data Warehouses, Information Management, Knowledge Management, Performance Management

Development : Architecture & Design, C/C++, Database, Development Tools, Embedded Systems, High Performance Computing, Java, Mobility, Security, Web Development, Windows/.NET, Open Source

Government : Cloud/SaaS, Enterprise Applications, Enterprise Architecture, Federal, Information Management, Leadership, Mobile & Wireless, Policy & Regulation, Security, State & Local

Hardware : Blades, Data centers, Desktops/PCs, Grid/Cluster Computing, Handhelds/PDAs, Macintosh, Peripherals, Processors, Supercomputers, Unix/Linux servers, Utility/On-demand Computing, Virtualization Hardware, Windows Servers

Healthcare : Policy & Regulation, Leadership, Security & Privacy, Mobile & Wireless, Electronic medical records, Clinical information systems, Administration systems, Interoperability, The Patient

Infrastructure : ATM, Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet, Frame relay, IPv6, Traffic Management, Network/Systems Management, PBXs, Printers, Remote Access, Routers, Switches, UPS, VPNs, WAN Optimization/Acceleration, Wide Area File Services

Internet : B2B, B2C, Browsers, E-Business/E-Commerce, E-retail, Google, Internet Policy, Internet Security, Search, Social Networks, Traffic Reporting/Monitoring, Web 2.0, Web Development, Social Business

Management : Career Development, Executive Insights/Interviews, H-1B, Legal, Outsourcing, Personnel Management, Recruiting, Regulation/Compliance, ROI/TCO, Salary/Compensation, Small-Medium Business, Training, Workplace Trends

Mobility : 3G Wireless/Broadband, 802.11x, Fixed Mobile Convergence, Mobile Business, Mobile Messaging, Muni Wireless, RFID, Smartphones, Wi-Fi VOIP, Wi-Fi/WiMax, Wireless Security, WLAN

Personal Tech : Blackberry, Bluetooth, Bluray, Digital Cameras, Digital Music, Digital Rights Management, Global Positioning Systems, iPhone, iPod, Peripherals, Smartphones, TVs/Home Theater, Virtual worlds

Security : Antivirus, Application Security, Attacks/Breaches, Cyberterror, Encryption, End user/Client Security, Intrusion Prevention, NAC, Perimeter Security, Privacy, Security Administration, Storage Security, Vulnerabilities and Threats

Services : Business Process Outsourcing, Business Services, Disaster Recovery, Hosted Applications, Hosted Storage, Internet/Data Services, Outsourcing, Software as a Service, Systems Integration, Telecom/Voice Services

Software : Integration, Application Optimization, Business Systems Management, CRM, Database Applications, Databases, Development Tools, ERP, Hosted Software/Applications, Linux, Open Source, Operating Systems, Productivity Applications, Server Virtualization, Service Oriented Architecture, Web Services

Storage : Data protection, Disaster Recovery, Removable/Portable Storage, Security, Storage Fabrics, Storage Systems, Virtualization

Telecom : VOIP, Unified Communications, Voice services, PBXs, Call Centers, Presence, Collaboration Systems, Business, Regulation, Internet policy

Windows/Microsoft : Applications, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Company News, Office Suite, Open Source, Operating system, Security