Accession Number : ADA268675


Title :   Doing Business with DoD Using Electronic Data Interchange. An Information Package for Defense Freight Shipping Activities


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD


Personal Author(s) : Frohman, Harold L ; Ledder, William R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a268675.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 33


Abstract : The Department of Defense (DoD) is encouraging the application of electronic data interchange (EDI) techniques to replace paper documents in its transportation processes. In keeping with that emphasis, the Military Traffic Management Command (MTMC) and DoD finance centers are anxious to establish an EDI relationship with freight carriers. This information package is designed to assist Defense freight shipping activities in transitioning from the traditional paper operating environment to an EDI environment. This report defines EDI in Defense transportation and describes the freight EDI operating concept along with the EDI standards and DoD conventions intended for use by Defense shipping activities, MTMC, DoD finance centers, and freight carriers. The necessary components to implement an EDI program, such as computer hardware, EDI software, and the EDI value-added network, are also described providing Defense freight shipping activities general guidance on how to initiate and conduct EDI freight business with MTMC and the commercial freight carrier industry.... EDI, Electronic data interchange, Transportation, GBL, 858, Shipment information


Descriptors :   *INFORMATION EXCHANGE , *CARGO , *MILITARY TRANSPORTATION , *SHIPPING , ELECTRONICS , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , NETWORKS , STANDARDS , FINANCE , GUIDANCE , COMPUTERS , TRAFFIC , ENVIRONMENTS , MANAGEMENT


Subject Categories : Information Science
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE