EDI Customs

EDI Customs Basics (SARS) Every day, businesses generate and process a staggering volume of paper documents. The paper documents, ranging from purchase orders and invoices to Customs Declarations and Customs Cargo Reports provide the vital information flow which must precede, accompany or follow the physical goods in a commercial transaction. Any interruption in the physical Read More →

SARS EDI Policy

SARS EDI Policy (Executive Summary) The rise in worldwide competition has concentrated businesses’ minds to develop better ways of managing the flow of raw materials, stocks and finished goods through the supply chain. Electronic Data interchange or EDI addresses the information flow processes within these complex systems. EDI is a vital tool available to every Read More →

SARS EDI Communication

SARS EDI Communication Basic Requirements SARS is legally mandated to enforce the use of EDI for the submission of certain cargo and goods declarations and reports. EDI, or electronic data interchange, is essentially a “paperless” trading system. It involves the electronic transfer of data, by established message standards, from one computer application to another. Growth in Read More →

MSC EDI

Mediterranean Shipping Company EDI Transactions Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) is the largest shipping line operating a lot EDI Transactions of which most are EDIFACT messages. Their global headquarters are in Switzerland but they serve most of the world’s freight port of calls. How does an Ocean shipping company use EDI? EDI is the acronym for (Electronic Data Read More →

EDI Case Study

EDI Case Study Examples EDI Case Study is one of the most interesting topics that can be discussed between EDI professionals. EDI Case Study research helps to see a potential business objective and its real-life solution. Find below a couple of EDI Case Study examples – an integrated trading platform and a developing grocery wholesaler. Integrated trading platform implementation Objective: To Read More →

EDI 997 Monitoring

EDI 997 Monitoring (Lowe’s Requirements) The Trading Partner should monitor the receipt of the EDI 997 to reconcile them with their EDI transactions sent to Lowe’s. If the Trading Partner does not receive the EDI 997, this means Lowe’s did not receive the Trading Partner’s EDI transaction. When this occurs, the Trading Partner should track Read More →

EDI 997 Lowe's

Lowe’s sending EDI 997 to Trading Partners EDI 997 is also used by Lowe’s to transmit acknowledgments to its trading partners to confirm receipt of all inbound EDI transactions. Lowe’s will return an EDI 997 Functional Acknowledgment to the Trading Partner within 15-minutes from receiving the EDI transaction from the Trading Partner. One 997 transaction will be transmitted to the Trading Partner Read More →

997 Functional Acknowledgment

997 Functional Acknowledgment Lowe’s Trading Partner Guides 997 Functional Acknowledgment is used by trading partners to transmit acknowledgments to confirm receipt of all inbound EDI transactions. The 997 should NOT be used by Lowe’s Trading Partners to indicate system application related issues. Its purpose is to only CONFIRM RECEIPT of the EDI transactions from Lowe’s. EDI 997 Read More →

EDI 855 Transmission

EDI 855 Transmission Requirements (Lowe’s  Vendors) Lowe’s retrieves the EDI 855 documents throughout the day, but will process the 855 data at 6:30 pm ET Monday through Saturday. Lowe’s does not process 855 documents on Sunday. Any 855 documents received after this deadline will be processed the next evening (except Sunday). Lowe’s purchase order system, Read More →

EDI 855 Business Rules

EDI 855 Business Rules For Lowe’s Vendors EDI 855 business rules for sending in a change or cancellation apply to all Lowe’s vendors. Find them listed below. Cancellations and changes should only be sent by pre-approved vendors. The Vendor may not modify any Purchase Order that has been vouchered, invoiced, cancelled or received at the Lowe’s Read More →