Technology Initiatives: HD Exchange

In a business climate that is highly competitive, most businesses are trying to do more, with fewer resources. Successful businesses are continually looking for new ways to improve their operational efficiencies. One of the ways Harman Heavy Vehicle is doing this is by harnessing the power of technology. One of our most successful initiatives has been joining the Heavy Duty Exchange community.

HDeXchange, Inc. (HDX) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the efficiency of the heavy truck parts industry through electronic commerce solutions. Through their industry leadership, we have been able to improve efficiencies in our supply chain by means of Electronic Data Interchange (E.D.I.) and Vendor Managed Inventory (V.M.I.). These efficiencies make us better, allowing us to serve our customers better through improved service levels, timelier and more cost-effective replenishment.

We continue to partner with our manufacturers and HDX to develop more open standards such as XML, Enhanced EDI, and Price Communication File Standard (P.C.F.S.). We have been an HDX member since it’s inception as a pilot project distributor and continue to support H.D.X. by volunteer work on the H.D.X. Technical Committee.