Value-Added Network (VAN)

A Value-Added Network, or VAN, is a company that acts as a clearinghouse for electronic transactions between trading partners. In the context of logistics, a VAN enables companies to exchange EDI transmissions electronically with their trading partners. This allows businesses to streamline and automate communications and data exchanges related to shipping and receiving goods.

Some common uses of logistics VANs include:

  • order tracking,
  • proof of delivery,
  • scheduling appointments with carriers,
  • filing claims or discrepancies with suppliers or customers,
  • managing inventory levels,
  • and billing services.

Overall, value-added networks help businesses improve efficiency in their supply chain operations by facilitating fast and accurate information sharing between trading partners.

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