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Doug Anderson is reelected as X12 Transportation Committee Chair

Kleinschmidt’s Vice President of Sales, Doug Anderson, has been reelected to serve as the chairman of X12’s Transportation subcommittee. For over 40 years, X12 has driven the development of the EDI messaging standards utilized for the majority of electronic business-to-business transactions exchanged across the North American transportation, supply chain, retail, healthcare, finance and insurance industries.

X12’s Transportation subcommittee, X12I, is responsible for the development and regular maintenance of components of the X12 EDI standards related to the transportation industry’s business activities. These standards apply to air, marine, rail, and motor freight transportation, logistics, customs, and multi-modal activities. Mr. Anderson, a long serving member of the transportation and trucking industry, utilizes his decades of experience to develop and iterate the X12 standards. His contributions, along with other committee members leave a long-lasting legacy on the nation’s supply chain processes through the implementation of the ACE and ACI programs within the U.S. and Canadian Customs agencies. ‘

About X12

Established more than 40 years ago, X12 is a non-profit, ANSI-accredited, cross-industry standards development organization whose work is used by an overwhelming percentage of business-to-business transactions upholding America’s electronic information exchange.

X12, chartered by the American National Standards Institute, develops and maintains EDI standards and XML schemas which drive business processes globally. Led by diverse leadership groups, including a Board of Directors and Steering Committees, the Board is responsible for X12’s organizational and business affairs. The Steering Committees oversee operational activities related to the development and publication of EDI Standards and related work products for their specific areas of expertise. Makeup of the committees include technologists and business process experts in health care, insurance, transportation, finance, government, supply chain and other industries.

Members meet regularly to review industry changes and recommendations that have been submitted and determine whether updates to the EDI standards are indicated. This process facilitates consistent electronic interchange of business trans­ac­tions as processes evolve, and affect operations such as order placement and processing, shipping, and receiving, invoicing, payment and cash application data. With more than 320 transaction standards available for use, X12 standards can be used to conduct nearly every facet of business-to-business operations.