Do you Suffer from SAOD?
Fabulous Floors|Issue 01, 2020
Do you Suffer from SAOD?
Do you suffer from Severe Acronym Overload Disorder or SAOD? I know I do on some days. If you read through any of the trade magazines you may have been affected at one time. Thank goodness, we have Google to help identify what each acronym means.
Lewis Davis

fcB2B has a long list of numbers and acronyms that mean something. If you listen to members at our meetings talk, you might think they are part of a secret government agency. “I sent an 850 to you but you didn’t send me an 855 or an 856. What about the 997?” All of these numbers indicate a different electronic document. Lets look at the acronyms and numbers used within the fcB2B language so we can eliminate a little of your SAOD.

Let’s start at the beginning and work our way through the fcB2B alphabet.

fcB2B — This stands for Floor Covering Business to Business and is the group that manages the standards and helps suppliers become fcB2B compliant.


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Issue 01, 2020