One could say that the systems and data that enable these communications are the lifeblood of the automotive supply chain, potentially even the automotive industry. Make a poor decision that affects the ability for the supply chain to move, and the results could be globally catastrophic. However, as the industry struggles to operate more efficiently with fewer expenses, these collaboration and document exchange services become a very large and natural target for cutting costs.
In an effort to help suppliers make an informed decision, the article captures some of the primary concerns associated with the secure and reliable exchange of intellectual property and EDI communications. The information is presented in the form of questions to ask the service provider before making tradeoffs based primarily on cost. Read the full article at SC Magazine (US). Read the full article at SC Magazine (Australia).