Doug Anderson Reelected as ANSI X12 Trans­porta­tion Subcom­mittee 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 prior to his tenure at Klein­schmidt, has utilized 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, which was 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.

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.