The AAM Group has chosen to implement electronic document exchange (EDI) with its suppliers and selected GCommerce to handle all of the connectivity between AAM members and their suppliers.
AAM Group President Tim Odom said, “The rising dominance of e-commerce makes EDI an important component of our digital strategy, one that will save time and money for both our member WDs and manufacturing suppliers. Reducing communication friction between members and vendors will also increase sales; therefore, we’re including EDI participation in the AAM supplier scorecard.”
The AAM Group is the leading program distribution group and specialty marketing firm in the specialty equipment and truck accessory aftermarket. AAM contributes to the growth of its members and vendors with a comprehensive suite of digital tools, including B2B purchasing solutions, digital cataloging, data coaching, website development and mobile apps.
“GCommerce is honored to have been chosen by the AAM Group to provide electronic connectivity between the members and their vendor partners,” said Scott Luckett, GCommerce vice president of industry strategy. “The members of the AAM Group are among the finest distributors in the specialty aftermarket, and their commitment to group-wide EDI connectivity is further evidence of their drive for success.”
In support of the program, GCommerce will communicate with the suppliers to the AAM Group beginning immediately and facilitate onboarding, mapping, testing and implementation of electronic documents, including purchase orders, acknowledgements, shipping notifications and invoices. The unique cloud architecture of GCommerce enables suppliers to the AAM Group to communicate with all of the members, regardless of their technology platform, document formats or IT protocols, through a single integration.