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Tomorrow’s Technology and You 8/e Chapter 12 Systems and Organizations
Supply Chain Management and Outsourcing
Electronic data interchange (EDI)
The direct, computer-to-computer exchange of standardized, common business transaction documents—such as purchase orders and invoices—between business partners, suppliers, and customers
Uses international standards for data formatting
Enables companies to exchange large amounts of information in real time around the world