VP of Sales Doug Anderson Reelected as X12I Chair

We’re excited to announce that EDI standards development group X12 recently reelected Klein­schmidt’s VP of Sales, Doug Anderson, as the Chair of the X12 Trans­porta­tion subcom­mittee. Chartered by the American National Standards Institute for over three decades, X12 exists to develop and maintain the ubiquitous X12 EDI (electronic data interchange) standards across industries such as trans­porta­tion, health care, insurance, supply chain, and finance among others. 

According to X12.org, the trans­porta­tion component, X12I, is responsible for the development and maintenance of components of the X12 EDI Standards related to the trans­porta­tion industry’s business activities, including air, marine, rail, and motor freight trans­porta­tion and Customs, logistics and multi-modal activities. A true industry veteran, Doug’s decades of work in freight trans­porta­tion and electronic commerce comprise experience at the American Trucking Association, developing new EDI standards with X12, and ushering in the advent of the respective U.S. and Canadian Customs ACE and ACI programs. Though new standards and methods such as XML, JSON and API-based protocols continue to proliferate, usage of the X12 standards in North American electronic commerce continues to overwhelm its contem­po­rary alternatives. 

About X12

X12, chartered by the American National Standards Institute for more than 35 years, develops and maintains EDI standards and XML schemas which drive business processes globally. X12’s diverse membership includes tech­nol­o­gists and business process experts in health care, insurance, trans­porta­tion, finance, government, supply chain and other industries.

X12 members meet to regularly to develop and maintain EDI standards that streamline and facilitate consistent electronic interchange of business trans­ac­tions, such as order placement and processing, shipping and receiving information, 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.

X12 is led by diverse leadership groups, including a Board of Directors and Steering Committee. The Board is responsible for X12’s orga­ni­za­tional and business affairs. The Steering Committee oversees operational activities related to the development and publication of EDI Standards and related work products.

Source: X12.org