Bill of Lading (BOL) Instructions For Orchard Suppliers Bill of Lading must be provided for each destination that includes information for all POs loaded in a single trailer. One trailer to one Orchard destination = one Bill of Lading. Do not include a separate Bill of Lading for each PO. Include all POs numbers on the Read More →

Orchard Shipments Important Notes: Prepaid Shipments and UPS Small Package Criteria Orchard Shipments specific requirements described in the blog refer to company Prepaid suppliers and UPS Small Package Criteria. Prepaid Shipments Prepaid suppliers are responsible for the transportation of their shipments to each Orchard Shipments destination (DC or store) and carrier payment with the carrier of their choice. Prepaid Read More →

EDI Shipping Documents Required For Orchard Suppliers EDI Shipping Documents are required by Orchard for warehouse and direct-to-store shipments, including the EDI 856 Ship Notice (ASN). EDI Shipping Documents required for each shipment are based on the shipment routing as listed below. Master Bill of Lading consigned to for each trailer. Master Manifest for each trailer. EDI Read More →

Fred’s Merchandise BOL (Bill of Lading) Data Requirements Fred’s Merchandise BOL (Bill of Lading) is an all-important part of Fred’s rail and truck transportation arrangements with its business partners. Bill of Lading serves as the basic contract of carriage between the shipper and all connecting carriers, as a receipt for the goods, and as indicia of ownership Read More →

UPC Code-Uniform Code Council (Fred’s Vendors Information And Guidelines) UPC Code-Uniform Code Council: the Uniform Code Council is a non-profit corporation that administers and regulates the Universal Product Code. The UCC assigns each company a manufacturer’s number, which are the first 6 digits of the UPC code. The next 5 digits of the code consist of each Read More →

Shipping Case Packing (Conveyable And Non-Conveyable) Guidelines Shipping Case Packing requirements are listed below for Fred’s vendors that ship merchandise to its Distribution Centers. Fred’s Distribution Centers distribute product to over 700 stores. A majority of product is sent as individual cases that flow through the DC on conveyor in a sorting system. Cases must contain only 1 Read More →

Pallet Specifications And Carton Labeling Guidelines For Fred’s Vendor Merchandise Pallet Specifications And Carton Labeling requirements described in today’s blog are obligatory for Fred’s vendors that ship merchandise to Fred’s. FRED’S Pallet Specifications: Size: 40” wide x 48” long Type: GMA standard hardwood pallets, 4-way entry pallets Material: Group III and/or Group IV hardwood 4-way entry 6” Read More →

Vendor Shipping And Handling Requirements (Fred’s Inc. Penalties and Charges) Vendor Shipping And Handling guidelines (routing, shipping, marking, or packaging requirements) are obligatory as Fred’s Inc. shall assess the penalties and charges to Vendors/ Shippers for failing to comply with  the mentioned Vendor Shipping demands: Fred’s purchase order number must be listed on all bills of lading and packing slips Read More →

FRED’S Barcode And Country of Origin Labeling Requirements FRED’S Barcode requirements apply to any interior product that FRED’S distribution facility could split for resale. All inner packages intended for re-sale must be bar coded on at least one side with a UPC. The bar code symbol is the UPC-A. The GTIN-12 (12-digit UPC) is composed of: Supplier’s GS1 Read More →

  Packaging and Load Expectations For Fred’s Shipments Packaging and Load requirements are the supplier’s responsibility.  Suppliers must ensure all pallets shipped into the FRED’S distribution centers according to these guidelines. Pallets should not exceed the 72” in height (height includes pallet and product). Cartons weighing in excess of 45 lbs. should have a TEAM LIFT label attached as Read More →