Accession Number:

ADA238559

Title:

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI): Using Electronic Commerce to Enhance Defense Logistics

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Report Date:

1991-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

131.0

Abstract:

Electronic data interchange EDI has been advocated as one of the most important applications of computer technology, and one that holds the greatest potential for improving the nations productivity--for with EDI will come electronic commerce, a technology that will allow both private and public sector business to move from a paper-based world to one based solely on electronic transactions. Each EDI transaction is formatted in such a way that it can be recognized and processed by a firms computer without human intervention- -that is to say, without the need for a person to interpret the transaction for the computer. Even more important, EDI enables businesses as well as DoD to use many new techniques in pursuit of more effective resource management.

Subject Categories:

  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE