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.
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.