Orchard Supply 856 EDI Transaction (Hierarchical Structure Examples)
Orchard Supply 856 EDI Transaction must be identified uniquely in the beginning segment; duplicates will be rejected. Per the VICS Guidelines, the scope of the Orchard Supply 856 EDI Transaction shall not exceed the contents of the associated bill of lading. That is, there can be more than one ship notice referencing the same bill of lading, but there never will be one ship notice referencing multiple bills of lading.
Orchard Supply 856 EDI Transaction is used to monitor shipments and facilitate receiving. Orchard’s goal is to automate the receiving process: unload, scan and put away. Therefore, the 856 Ship Notice must be received and processed by Orchard before the physical shipment arrives at the Orchard location specified in the shipment level data. The latest time the ship notice may be sent, then, is the time of shipment – when the doors are closed on the truck; your processing of the 856 should be event-driven.
Following are examples of Pick and Pack and Standard Carton Pack hierarchical structures. Each box in the diagram represents a detail loop (one HL segment followed by data segments) in an 856 transaction set.
Pick and Pack Structure Example
In this example, the shipment contains two orders. The first order has two cartons. The first carton contains three items (SKUs) and the second carton contains one item (SKU). The second order has one carton which contains six different items (SKUs). The data segments in a single pack level uniquely identify one physical shipping container; the data segments in the associated item levels specify the SKU contents of the shipping container. The hierarchical structure for this example is illustrated below.
The Item level is subordinate to the Pack level. Only one carton serial number UCC/EAN-128 (SSCC-18) may be specified in a single pack level.
Standard Carton Pack Structure Example
In this example the shipment contains two orders. The first order has three items. Each item has one pack level with each carton containing the same quantity of the same SKU. The packaging levels are below the item. In this example, a single packaging level may specify carton serial numbers for more than one physical shipping container, each containing the same quantity of the same SKU. The hierarchical structure for this example is illustrated below.
The Pack level is subordinate to the Item level. More than one carton serial number may be specified within a single pack level.