Do it Best Corp. EDI Logistics Shipping and Marking Standards (Part 2)
TMS (Transportation Management System) represents electronic software that provides for the routing of shipments through shared business to business information optimizing transportation costs and mode of delivery to destination. Routing through TMS requires either EDI functionality, or for vendors without EDI functionality internet access.
All vendors utilizing EDI functionality are required to provide complete and accurate EDI 855 transactions back to Do it Best Corp. EDI 855’s (purchase order acknowledgements) provide origin pick up location information and approved shipment data to subsequently be routed to destination.
COLLECT Vendors not utilizing EDI functionality are required to utilize a manual online entry process via a Do it Best TMS Portal. Vendors utilizing the portal will require a User ID and Password for entry and execution. ASN 855 or TMS Portal transactions are required to be completed in a timely basis to plan for and execute “on time” pick-up and delivery of product to destination. TMS will optimize the information to plan and route via the appropriate mode and carrier respective to the shipment. COLLECT vendors are not to route product on their own.
- COLLECT vendor planning / routing is dependent on the “Ship Date” listed on the respective purchase order. Do it Best requires that COLLECT vendors provide the 855 EDI transaction or TMS Portal transmission respective to the purchase order shipment a minimum of 48 hours prior to the respective ship date. On time delivery window is minus 7 (7 days early) plus 1 day (1 day late) of the “Arrival Date” listed on the respective purchase order.
- PREPAID vendors are responsible for the planning / routing of their own freight and therefore routing is dependent on the “Arrival Date” listed on the respective purchase order. On time delivery window is minus 7 (7 days early) plus 1 day (1 day late) of the “Arrival Date” listed on the respective purchased order.
856 EDI transactions are more commonly known as the Advanced Ship Notice (ASN) and are required for RSC destination shipments only. The purpose of an ASN is to provide Do it Best Corp. with advance, complete and accurate receiving data regarding deliveries into RSC locations which allows RSC’s to better plan and facilitate the receiving process. ASN’s are required to be in our system prior to product being delivered to the respective destination dock location.