Global Location Number

Identifying Locations Using a Global Location Number (GLN) The Global Location Number (GLN) is used to identify the locations of parties involved in business transactions. These can be functional groups within a company or real, physical “places” that might ship, receive, process, or hold inventories, like: Legal Entities: Whole companies, subsidiaries or divisions within a company, Read More →

EDI Invoice Accuracy

EDI Invoice Accuracy Guidelines (Indigo) Indigo expects EDI vendors to send a valid and accurate Invoice (EDI 810 for EDI vendors) whose details match the respective Purchase Order details for the exact item(s) and quantity(s) that have been shipped. Non-EDI vendors are expected to include the following Purchase Order details on their paper invoices. The Read More →

Packing Slip

Packing Slip Accuracy (Indigo Books and Music Vendor Program) Indigo expects all vendor shipments to be accompanied by an accurate Packing Slip whose details exactly match what has been routed for shipment. The Packing Slip must contain, at a minimum: Purchase Order No.(s) Date of Shipment Ship-to Location/Address (Destination) List of UPCs List of Product Read More →

EDI Bill Of Landing

Indigo Books and Music EDI Bill Of Landing Indigo expects all vendor shipments to be accompanied by an accurate Bill of Lading whose details exactly match what has been routed for shipment. The Bill of Lading must include at a minimum: The full name and address of Shipper o Name of Carrier Consignee: Indigo Books & Read More →

EDI training

Indigo EDI Advance Ship Notice The ASN is an electronic document (EDI 856) that is used to describe the actual contents of a shipment. It is critical to ensure vendor ASN is loaded into Indigo Warehouse Management System prior to vendor shipment arriving at the DCs or Store locations. In order to ensure your ASN matches your Read More →

barcoding

Barcoding Benefits (Do It Best. Corp) Manufacturers and wholesale operations can also benefit from barcoding. The barcoding of shipping containers (SCC or Shipping Container Code) is gaining popularity in the Hardlines industry. Suppliers are finding ways to expedite receiving and other distribution functions through the use of scanning. Shipping containers may be barcoded so that Read More →

Barcoding

Do it Best Corp. Barcode Mission Through the use of barcodes, it is the Do it Best Corp. mission to gain efficiencies which will increase profitability and enhance the competitive edge of Do it Best Corp., Do it Best Corp. members, and vendors. To obtain this mission, Do it Best Corp. have set the following Read More →

Standard Carton Code

Do It Best SCC (Standard Carton Code) Guides SCC (Standard Carton Code) is representative in Interleaved 2 of 5 symbology. Each SCC code represents an item and its respective package size. They are found on master cartons, inner packs, pallets, etc. SCC codes are 14 digits in length and are grouped in 1, 2, 5, Read More →

Marking Standards

Do It Best Corp. Shipping and Marking Standards Do it Best Corp. requires two types of barcodes depending on the salability of the product and packaging being used. UPC Codes for the actual selling units. All selling units are required to be marked with the product code (GTIN) in a readable bar code. SCC Codes for Read More →

GTIN EAN/UCC-8 (EAN-8)

Do It Best Corp. GTIN EAN/UCC-8 (EAN-8) EAN-8 is the EAN equivalent of UPC-E in the sense that it provides a “short” barcode for small packages. As can be seen in the following graphic, an EAN-8 barcode is shorter than an EAN-13 barcode, although somewhat longer than an UPC-E barcode. The three barcodes above are Read More →