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Power Transmission Distributors Association is...

the leading association for the power transmission/motion control industrial distribution channel, bringing together distributors and manufacturers.

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Industry Formats

Through the creation of standardized formats for the electronic transfer of data between distributors and manufacturers, PTDA's formats streamline transactions between multiple enterprise software systems and databases, eliminating the need for re-entry of data and reducing the errors associated with manual entry.

The following association-developed formats are available at no charge to help industry participants increase the efficiency of the supply chain:

Product and Price Information Format v. 2.5
Standardized ASCII tab-delimited format for electronic transmission of manufacturer price updates.

Cost of Goods Sold Data Transmission Format & Guidelines

Standardized ASCII tab-delimited format for distributor transmission of cost of goods sold (point-of-sale) information. Also provided are tools for use by manufacturers and distributors in determining how much information should be shared, how the data should be provided from the distributor to the manufacturer and how the data will be used.

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