|Authors:||Torhild L. Barlaup, Øystein Hop|
The key effects of EDI are associated with EDI's ability to call attention to problems in the flow of goods throughout the whole value chain. Bottlenecks can be pointed out, relationships can be analysed and measures can be implemented. In this way EDI acts as a catalyst for processes of change. In trade shorter administrative lead times give some effects, while shorter fysical lead times give the main effects in production. The analyses is based on cases in trade as well as in industry.