EDI has become a very important component in the supply chain, particularly with those involved in warehousing and third party logistics (3PL’s). Not alone does EDI allow complete visibility, but it also allows full automation and integration between all the major parties involved (manufacturers, distributors, third party logistics, transportation, retailers, etc.). This in turn reduces errors and speeds up the entire ‘order to shelf’ process.
Warehousing has its own dedicated series under the ANSI X12 EDI transaction sets. Here is a breakdown of these EDI transaction sets and an explanation of what they mean:
EDI 883 Market Development Fund Allocations: This transaction set is initiated by a manufacturer and provides for customary and established business and industry practice relative to informing a broker or retailer/wholesaler how funds should be allocated in a market development program.
EDI 884 Market Development Fund Settlements: This transaction set provides for customary and established business and industry practice relative to communicating settlement information associated with a single market development fund event. This transaction set is multidirectional between trading partners.
EDI 886 Customer Call Reporting: This transaction set can be used to enable a broker or manufacturer to communicate retail store level information such as condition of products, shelf space allocation, store conditions, marketing programs in effect, information on competitor products, selective pricing information, display information, etc.
EDI 891 Deduction Research Report: This transaction set can be used by a seller to request information about a deduction from an invoice. It can also be used by a seller’s agent or buyer to provide complete details needed to resolve deduction amounts.
EDI 940 Warehouse Shipping Order: 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.
EDI 943 Warehouse Stock Transfer Shipment Advice: This transaction set provides a receiving location with detail information concerning product being shipped to that location.
EDI 944 Warehouse Stock Transfer Receipt Advice: This transaction set provides the depositor or the depositor’s agent with detail information concerning product that has been received.
EDI 945 Warehouse Shipping Advice: This 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.
EDI 947 Warehouse Inventory Adjustment Advice: This transaction set provides detailed information concerning the internal adjustments which occur between a warehouse and a depositor.
EDI 990 Response to a Load Tender: This transaction set can be used to provide general information relative to a specific shipment. The Response to a Load Tender is used as the response to a Motor Carrier Shipment Information Transaction Set (204) which has been used as a load tender.
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