The IDEA E-Biz Forum early bird rates end next Wednesday, June 30th. Be sure to register (save $75 per attendee), spread the word to your peers, and secure your exhibitor booth (save $500 on your booth) within the next week! You’ll also get the recently announced educational sessions and download the official Forum agenda brochure.
Recently Announced Educational Sessions:
- Opening Keynote: “eOptimizing Performance and Profitability” Leadership Panel
Bob Gaylord, President and CEO, IDEA and Industry Leaders
IDEA is approaching a major turning point in its history of serving the electrical industry supply chain. The company, having been called a “quiet game-changer” by industry folks in 2010, looks to continue their momentum, and in doing so will be discussing their new integration plans that will change the speed at which customers can adapt to the ever-changing nature of business. IDEA has partnered with key thought leaders in the industry to bring this discussion to the big stage. Hear from three manufacturers and two distributors who have lent their support, expertise and feedback to help us deliver a tool to help customers have a business reach farther than they ever imagined.
- B2B eCommerce: Small Steps to Increase Electronic Activity (Beginner to Intermediate)
Barbara Prince, IDEA
You have adopted B2B eCommerce for the exchange of basic business transactions (e.g. purchase orders and invoices) and the results have streamlined your order entry process and reduced the time needed to match invoices to PO’s. Now what? This session will explain some of the small steps your company can take to expand the use of EDI to other business processes and open up more of your supply chain to the ease of doing business electronically. Whether you are a distributor or a supplier, you will gain insight into the benefits of adding just two more transactions, the Order Acknowledgment and the Ship Notice/Manifest, to your list of EDI documents. Don’t stop there, what about using EDI to send or receive price files? Would you like to know when your trading partner has made an electronic funds transfer to pay an invoice? There’s a doc for that! Come learn how to “eOptimize Performance and Profitability” a few small steps at a time. For beginner/intermediate EDI users.
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