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Facts and Figures


50% of all order lines come to 3M Europe in electronic form – that’s around 400,000 per month!
Of these, the majority are transmitted in EDI format, with XML format becoming increasingly popular.

Number of Customers
Type of Order
>1000
EDI
>750
Online Order Centre
>450
Excel
>50
XML via Email
>20
XML via HTTPS

Processes Currently Using eCommunication:
Order Cycle

Order capture is only the start of eCommunication within the order cycle. 3M can communicate with you electronically during all stages from your purchase order to remittance advice.

Inventory Management
3M provides customised inventory management support on a case by case basis, including vendor managed inventory and manufacture to order.
Point of Sale
We currently process Point of Sale information in EDI, Excel and flat file format, and use this to better determine where sales support is needed. If you would like to provide Point of Sale information to 3M, please contact us.

 3M EDI Facts - Trucks
Contact the B2B Team
Our European B2B team would like to work with you personally to set up your eCommunication with 3M.

We are available weekdays 9:00 until 18:00 CET.

Please do complete our contact form.

Should you be located outside Europe please use our 3M Worldwide eCommerce site.