Logistics Shipping Standards

Do it Best Corp. EDI Logistics Shipping and Marking Standards (Part 1)

EDI is the primary functionality used by Do it Best Corp. for business to business purchase information exchange. Vendors are required to have EDI functionality either on premise or via a third party provider. EDI Mapping Requirements are provided to vendors via Do it Best Corp. EDI Support Team.

Direct AS2

Direct AS2 communication is Do it Best Corp. preferred method of connectivity with its  vendors. If your system does not support direct connectivity via our preferred method Do it Best Corp. also has communication alternatives with several Value Added Networks (VAN’s).

EDI transactions required by Do it Best Corp.

Logistics and imperative for routing are as follows:

  • EDI 850 Transactions: These transactions are representative of the purchase order which identifies the product need on a time and quantity scale.
  • EDI 855 Transactions: These transactions represent the purchase order acknowledgement. The 855 acknowledges the receipt of the P.O., conveys an item quantity commitment, and identifies the origin location information for pick up. The 855 is the primary transaction used for the routing, rating, and the timely delivery of product within TMS. 855’s are required for both COLLECT and PREPAID vendors servicing Do it Best Corp. RSC locations.
  • EDI 856 Transactions: This transaction is more commonly referred to as the ASN. ASN’s are used to transmit shipment quantities arriving at the destination location and is the Do it Best Corp. primary transaction for receiving for checking product. 855’s are required for both COLLECT and PREPAID vendors servicing Do it Best Corp. RSC locations
  • Vendors are responsible for both review and follow up of all EDI 997 transactions. The EDI 997 represents a functional acknowledgement, positive or negative, of your respective EDI transmission and communicates its successful receipt, or failure.

Vendors without EDI functionality are required to have access to the internet in order that they may access TMS Portal Processing for shipment transmission and subsequent routing. The TMS Portal is used in lieu of sending EDI 855 transactions with the origin / destination information as well as intent to ship detail.

To learn more about EDI and become a certified EDI Professional please visit our course schedule page.

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