T-H Marine Supplies has chosen Online Computing’s MasterTools business software in an effort to leverage electronic data interchange and increase supply chain efficiencies.
Online Computing offers an American National Standards Institute-accredited electronic data interchange, or EDI, module that integrates into a company's installation of MasterTools.
"A lot of direct retail stores are pretty insistent about using EDI, so it makes us more competitive that we have this capability,” T-H Marine Supplies aftermarket customer service manager Karen Knight said in a statement. “Customers that use it are much more willing to work with companies that use it, as well."
MasterTools offers commonly used supply chain EDI transactions such as invoices, planning schedules, purchase orders, purchase order acknowledgments, advanced ship notices and shipping schedules.
With more than 1,000 variables under the ANSI standard, Tennessee-based Online Computing maps factors needed by both trading partners. It then proofs the processes with testing before putting them into service.
Tennessee-based Pro Charging Systems LLC first implemented three modules of Online Computing's MasterTools in 2003 to coordinate sales orders and inventory management.
As the manufacturer of technologically advanced battery chargers grew, it expanded the software's use for more business efficiency. Today, it uses the full arsenal of MasterTools components to instantly share information across the company.
"We used to be the company that did everything twice," Pro Charging Systems procurement and business services manager Kelly J. Savage said in a separate statement. "We started small with three MasterTools modules: inventory, purchasing and order entry. As we grew, we brought on what we needed."