Recently Lewis Davis, senior director of technology and research, World Floor Covering Association, announced Mohawk’s completion of The Floor Covering Business to Business (fcB2B) Version 3.0 EDI Standards certification process.
In conjunction with certified software provider RFMS, Mohawk tested multiple scenarios entailing product catalogs, purchase orders and purchase order acknowledgments, ship notices (ASN) and invoices validating that Mohawk is complying with the version 3.0 standards and the software providers are correctly processing those documents.
“I am excited that Mohawk Industries, one of the largest manufacturers, sees the value of certification and helps lead the industry to ensure the retailer is receiving consistent information which conforms to the standard”, said Davis. “With help from RFMS, this certification process allowed Mohawk to validate both the sending and receiving of version 3 documents using real scenarios.”
Davis added, “As we continue to shape the industry’s highest software standards, this announcement will provide a level of confidence to the retailers, who use a certified software, as they begin to transact fcB2B with their certified suppliers. We hope to have more announcements as other companies follow in their footsteps and request certification.”
For a list of certified suppliers visit certified suppliers and look for “Certified” under the fcB2B Document Support. If you see “Supported” that means they are not certified suppliers, so be sure to ask them why. For more information about fcB2B visit www.fcb2b.info.