Accurate and timely transfer of information is as important as moving the shipment itself. At Expeditors, we view technology and systems development as a core business strategy and strength. Due to organic growth, our entire global network uses unified, event-driven operational systems. We are able to control our systems' development by designing and supporting the software that our operations staff uses every day.
Our IT professionals work on the development of new systems applications and enhancement of our existing systems. This consistency drives global standardization and enhances the quality and efficiency of our communications. Our internal systems are built to provide efficiency and functionality to our staff, allowing Expeditors to provide outstanding customer service and competitive rates. Our customer-facing systems are built to provide our customers with the tools needed to efficiently and proactively manage their global supply chain.
Expeditors recognizes the importance of EDI to increase productivity and further the development of a paperless environment between our customers and service providers. Through communication with our global network, customers and service providers, we handle approximately 20 million EDI transactions a month. Our EDI and document imaging capabilities provide real-time visibility, increase data accuracy, eliminate document re-keying and provide standard communications with trading partners.