Retail EDI Transactions: 850, 852, 855, 856, 857

Retail EDI TransactionsRetail EDI Transactions descriptions in today’s blog post cover such electronic data interchange transactions as Purchase Order (850), Product Activity Data (852), Purchase Order Acknowledgment (855), Shipment Notice/Manifest (856) and Shipment and Billing Notice (857). The mentioned retail EDI transactions are widely used in supply chain industry and warehousing.

850 Purchase Order. One of the most widely used transactions in EDI. The 850 EDI transaction is sent by a customer to the seller as a placement of purchase orders for goods and services. This transaction cannot be used for sending purchase order changes or purchase order acknowledgment information.

852 Product Activity Data. This transaction can be sent from one trading partner to another for providing information about product activity. This way another business partner can plan his warehouse inventory and shipping to distribution centers etc. 852 Product Activity Data helps to process inventory planning and calculations more exact and successfully.

855 Purchase Order Acknowledment. This transaction is sent by a customer to a seller to acknowledge the purchase order sent earlier. If it is preaaranged in business partnership regulations, 855 Purchase Order Acknowledment can be used as notification of a vendor generated order and the merchandised will be shipped as agreed.

856 Shipment Notice/Manifest. This electronic data interchange transaction is generated by the party responsible for goods shipment. The transaction set provides information as for the list of goods shipped, their description, quantity as well as packaging details, marking, carrier and transaportation information. There may be several receivers of the 856 Shipment Notice/Manifest – parties having interest in the information regarding the contents of the shipment.

857 Shipment and Billing Notice. This EDI transaction gives the information about receipt planning and payment generation as EDI supposes effective data processing. Let’s look at the example. The sender of the shipment can send to the recipient two transactions – Ship Notice/Manifest (856) and an Invoice (810) though these EDI documents are quite different. In some processing systems the the consolidation of these two documents into one Shipment and Billing Notice is possible. 857 Shipment and Billing Notice cannot to be used to replace the Ship Notice/Manifest (856) or Invoice (810) individually, but only to replace both, together.

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