The ASN Accuracy Headache

Almost 90 percent of recently surveyed retailers required suppliers to use advance shipping notices, but found the ASN accuracy to be weak. "As a result, compliance-related deductions are higher around ASNs than any other supply chain document," according to this powerful RetailWire story.

The story attributed the problems to a large number of purchase order changes, a lack of standards, EDI not being tied into E-Commerce, inadequate funding and a lack of measurement metrics. The comments are quite interesting, too.