EDI Logistic Transactions

EDI Logistic Transactions 997 And 856: Improved visibility on B2B operation

EDI Logistic Transactions 997 And 856 are of critical necessity for many 3PLs and warehouses to communicate with customers, partners and retailers.

EDI in Logistic helps your operations run more efficiently, keeps you current with the requirements of your customers, partners and vendors, and most importantly, helps you to remain competitive.

Retailers, suppliers, distributors, 3PLs, etc. all can benefit by exchanging important business documents on a secure network and in real-time:

  • Less manual intervention and more accurate data entry
  • Less paper
  • Improved visibility on business operations
  • Streamlined business relationships
  • Shorter supply chain cycle

997 Functional Acknowledgement

997 Functional Acknowledgement is used to define the control structures for a set of acknowledgments to indicate the results of the syntactical analysis of the electronically encoded documents. The encoded documents are the transaction sets, which are grouped in functional groups, used in defining transactions for business data interchange. This standard does not cover the semantic meaning of the information encoded in the transaction sets.

856 Advance Ship Notice/Manifest

856 Advance Ship Notice/Manifest can be used to list the contents of a shipment of goods as well as additional information relating to the shipment, such as order information, product description, physical characteristics, type of packaging, marking, carrier information, and configuration of goods within the transportation equipment. The 856 transaction set enables the sender to describe the contents and configuration of a shipment in various levels of detail and provides an ordered flexibility to convey information. The sender of 856 Advance Ship Notice/Manifest is the organization responsible for detailing and communicating the contents of a shipment to one or more receivers. The receiver can be any organization having an interest in the contents of a shipment or information about the contents of a shipment.

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