On December 15, 2022, the AIDC in Industry & Healthcare Community Working Group approved the specification update for publication:

EDI functionality via Data Matrix in the logistics supply chain

This specification describes the solution how to transmit the data of complete shipment volumes via „a code on paper“ like with „Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) but captured from a label or a delivery sheet. This is where the term „PaperEDI is coming from. The specification described how to encode the data contents of delivery bills, orders, invoices but also of assembled product sets in a DataMatrix. The recipient is thus able to transfer the entire content to his ERP system by means of one scan of a coded data page. This is quite similar to electronic data interchange via "EDI", except that the data is physically available at any time at any place by the P'EDI code. This method is practice a) between manufacturer and trade, b) between manufacturer and/or trade to the recipient, but c) can also be used for scanning the content of equipment to capture the included components. The update of the specification includes:
+ New document type for requesting a return delivery from the consignment warehouse.
+ Simplification by option "DIN 16598 keyboard and WEB compatible syntax".
+ Coding of national characters (umlauts) within data elements, like names, adresses, etc.
+ Inclusion of data elements for medical parameters with ASC DI "32Q-Clinical term code (LOINC code)".

The "Paper-EDI" document can be found in the Documents folder: www.e-d-c.info

Please direct your comments, application questions, etc. to the projektteam per email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., keyword „P’EDI“.