Electronic Data Interchange (EDI): Using Electronic Commerce to Enhance Defense Logistics
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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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.
- Command, Control and Communications Systems