EDI Consignment Orders (Purchase Order (850))
The Purchase Order (850) not only accommodates standalone, and blanket order business scenarios, the Purchase Order (850) also accommodates consignment order business scenarios. Consignment order business scenarios have a lot in common with stand-alone Purchase order in that the use or inclusion of GTIN and GLN can be accommodated exactly like the stand-alone Purchase order.
Consignment purchase orders are differentiated from Stand Alone purchase orders. Where the stand alone purchase order is identified in the BEG02, Code list 92, the Purchase Order Type Code, where the SA qualifier = Stand-alone order; Consignment purchase orders are likewise identified in the BEG02, Code list 92, the Purchase Order Type Code where the CN qualifier = Consigned Order. What the CN qualifier tells the supplier about the order is the order may be direct billing.
What’s more the CN qualifier may tell the seller that the order may not be for direct shipment rather it’s likely that the order is simply accounting for a change in stock room supply that may have been fulfilled in some other manner, one in which the trading partners on both sides of the transaction have predetermined to be the default fulfilment scenario. In an example where the consignment order is for goods which have already been consumed, the CN qualifier or Consigned Order can be billed, automatically, without further processing and without picking, packing or shipping as these processes have already been fulfilled.
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