Macy’s 856 ASN Pick/Pack Structure (Vendor Direct to Consumer (V2C) Orders)

Macy’s 856 ASN Pick/Pack notes presented below outline of what is required when receiving VICS 856 Ship Notice from a vendor. Many Macy’s divisions use more than one distribution facility; therefore you must generate and transmit a separate Macy’s 856 ASN Pick/Pack for each facility/shipment. ‘Ship To’ information may be obtained from the Corporate Transportation Routing Guide.

As it was already mentioned in our posts described Macy’s 856 transaction, Macy’s 856 ASN Pick/Pack EDI document must be in Macy’s system before supplier shipment arrives at Macy’s distribution facility. An expense offset will be assessed by the retailer if this or other EDI requirements for Macy’s vendors are not met.

Macy’s requires a consolidated VICS Macy’s 856 Pick/Pack document with carton level information for every shipment to a Macy’s distribution facility. However, the industry standard for merchandise shipped by small package carriers (for example, RPS or UPS) requires one Macy’s 856 ASN Pick/Pack per carton. The tracking number should be the number used in the REF BM segment of the Macy’s 856 ASN Pick/Pack EDI transaction. 

Macy’s 856 Pick/Pack EDI transaction requirements and guidelines based on VICS 5010.

A separate Macy’s 856 Pick/Pack EDI document must be provided for each bill of lading. In the case of multiple truck loads, each truck load requires a unique BOL and a separate ship notice. Deviation from the standard VICS 856 format may negate macy’s ability to receive data from trading partners.

Macy’s 856 ASN Pick/Pack EDI Required Structure

The following diagrams detail the structure required in Macy’s 856 Pick/Pack EDI document. Failure to adhere to this structure will cause the 856 data to be incompatible with receiving applications; therefore, this structure is considered mandatory.

Macy's 856 ASN Pick/Pack EDI

The example depicts the detail area of the Macy’s 856 Pick/Pack EDI transaction for use within the retail industry. Each box represents one hierarchical level and associated data segments detailed in this explanation. Required hierarchical levels are represented.

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