How does B2BGateway work with Third Party Logistics (3PL) Companies?
B2BGateway is partnered with many top US and international 3PL’s, including LeSaint, Kuehne & Nagel, Expeditors, Motivational Fulfillment, Logistics Team and many, many more. We can cater to your 3PL’s needs by delivering warehouse shipping orders and integrating directly with the 3PL’s WMS. We receive the return shipping advice and import into our client’s ERP, often in the form of an item fulfillment record. We can create the Advanced Ship Notice (ASN) from your 3PL’s shipping notice and pass it onto your trading partners. There is literally no EDI document we cannot work with when integrating with your 3PL.
3PL Integrations – Common EDI Documents
Typical 200 series EDI documents
Data contents of the Motor Carrier Freight Details and Invoice Transaction Set (210) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set can be used to provide detail information for charges for services rendered by a motor carrier. It is used both as a motor carrier invoice to request payment or as details pertaining to motor freight shipment(s) charges.
Data contents of the Transportation Carrier Shipment Status Message Transaction Set (214) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. This transaction set can be used by a transportation carrier to provide shippers, consignees, and their agents with the status of shipments in terms of dates, times, locations, route, identifying numbers, and conveyance.
Data contents of the Motor Carrier Shipment Pickup Notification Transaction Set (216) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. This transaction set can be used to allow shippers or other interested parties to provide a motor carrier with notification that a shipment is available for pickup. It is not to be used to provide a motor carrier with data relative to a legal bill of lading, rating, pricing, or appointment scheduling.
Typical 900 series EDI documents
Data contents of the Warehouse Shipping Order Transaction Set (940) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. This transaction set can be used to enable the depositor to advise a warehouse to make a shipment, confirm a shipment, or modify or cancel a previously transmitted shipping order.
Data contents of the Warehouse Shipping Advice Transaction Set (945) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set can be used by the warehouse to advise the depositor that shipment was made. It is used to reconcile order quantities with shipment quantities.
Data contents of the Warehouse Inventory Adjustment Advice Transaction Set (947) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set can be used to inform a warehouse/depositor of a quantity or status change to inventory records. This transaction set provides detail information concerning the internal adjustments which occur between a warehouse and a depositor.
Other Typical 3PL related EDI documents
Data contents of the Ship Notice/Manifest Transaction Set (856) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set can be used to list the contents of a shipment of goods as well as additional information relating to the shipment, such as order information, product description, physical characteristics, type of packaging, marking, carrier information, and configuration of goods within the transportation equipment. The transaction set enables the sender to describe the contents and configuration of a shipment in various levels of detail and provides an ordered flexibility to convey information. The sender of this transaction is the organization responsible for detailing and communicating the contents of a shipment, or shipments, to one or more receivers of the transaction set. The receiver of this transaction set can be any organization having an interest in the contents of a shipment or information about the contents of a shipment.
Send Orders to WMS
B2BGateway can send orders directly to your Third Party Logistics (3PL) provider’s Warehouse Management Software (WMS) in their preferred file format (EDI, XML, CSV) and by using their preferred communication protocol (FTP, FTPs, VAN, AS2, etc.).
Warehouse Support Site
B2BGateway has developed a special web portal which allows you to create online GS1 / UCC-128 labels and ‘Pick & Pack’ slips if required all from one online location.
Kuehne + Nagel was founded in 1890 in Bremen, Germany and has grown into one of the world’s leading logistics providers. Today they have over 1000 offices in over 100 countries. They specialize in sea and air freight, contract and integrated logistics as well as road and rail logistics. They also provide logistics services to virutally all key industry sectors such as aerospace, automotive, FMCG, high tech, industrials, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and healthcare and retail.
Expeditors is a global logistics company headquartered in Seattle, Washington who employs over 13,000 professionals worldwide in over 250 locations across six continents. Expeditors satisfies the increasingly sophisticated needs of international trade through customized solutions and seamless, integrated information systems. Their services include air and ocean freight consolidation and forwarding, vendor consolidation, customs clearance, cargo insurance, distribution and other value added logistics services.
For more than 30 years, LeSaint has been developing customized integrated supply chain solutions that help reduce total logistics costs, free up working capital and improve customer service. They design and deliver the right mix of bundled and unbundled services to create a complete, integrated and effective supply chain system for you. They offer key services such as supply chain management, inventory management, warehousing, transportation services, brokerage services, fulfillment services, value added services and engineering consulting.