Oshkosh EDI Vendor Guidelines
Oshkosh EDI Vendor communication is done electronically – whether through the supplier OSN Portal or via EDI (electronic data interchange). Guidelines below are for the functional supplier community currently integrating an EDI trading partnerip with Oshkosh Corporation or currently transacting business via EDI with Oshkosh Corporation.
EDI is the computer to computer exchange of business transactions between trading partners. EDI requires specific formats that are based on widely accepted standards. These standards provide a common language that enables businesses with dissimilar computer-based business systems to communicate with each other.
Ensuring EDI Capability
EDI software must be setup by an IT department of a supplier. This software may already be available in business transaction systems (e.g. ERP). If not, additional software may need to be purchased and integrated. The EDI software must then be configured to send and receive messages in specific Oshkosh Corporation format. A representative from the supplier’s IT department is the best point of contact to understand if EDI is currently supported and for which standards.
Oshkosh EDI Transaction Sets
Oshkosh Corporation’s Enterprise EDI initiative is currently supply-side only focusing on the process areas of planning, purchase order management, and advanced ship notices (ASN). The transaction sets in scope include:
- 816 Organizational Relationship
- 830 Forecast
- 850 Purchase Order
- 855 Purchase Order Acknowledgement
- 860 Purchase Order Change
- 856 Advanced Ship Notice
- 997 Functional Acknowledgement
Oshkosh Corporation will communicate EDI using ANSI X.12 standards with the capability to translate to EDIFACT if needed. The current ANSI X.12 version supported by Oshkosh Corporation is v4010. Besides applying traditional EDI standards, Oshkosh Corporation will also be adhering to the AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) guidelines. Oshkosh Corporation will transmit EDI data via three channels: AS2 Direct (preferred), VAN, and SFTP. AS2 Direct transmits data securely over the Internet; VAN stands for Value Added Networker and uses a third-party for secure data transmissions; SFTP is a secured FTP location used for sending and retrieving EDI data.
To learn more about EDI integration and become a certified EDI Professional please visit our course schedule page.