Third Party Logistics EDI Documents Used In Electronic Business Relationships
Third Party Logistics EDI Documents, as well as EDI documents used in other industries, were separated by ANSI X12 according market verticals for use in that specific industry or vertical. For the Warehousing and Third Party Logistics EDI, the 900 series of documents is the most common transaction set, however, documents from other transaction sets such as the 856 (Advance Ship Notice) are also used. Find below some of the most commonly used Warehouse and Third Party Logistics EDI documents with explanations as a quick and easy reference guide.
940 Warehouse Shipping Order – This transaction set can be used to enable the depositor to advise a warehouse to make a shipment, confirm a shipment, or modify or cancel a previously transmitted shipping order.
943 Warehouse Stock Transfer Shipment Advice – The transaction set can be used by a depositor or an agent of the depositor to advise the recipient that a transfer shipment has been made. This transaction set provides a receiving location with detail information concerning product being shipped to that location.
944 Warehouse Stock Transfer Receipt Advice – The transaction set can be used by a receiving location to advise a depositor or an agent of the depositor that a transfer shipment has been received. This transaction set provides the depositor or the depositor’s agent with detail information concerning product that has been received.
945 Warehouse Shipping Advice – The transaction set can be used by the warehouse to advise the depositor that shipment was made. It is used to reconcile order quantities with shipment quantities.
946 Delivery Information Message – This transaction set provides the depositor or the depositor’s agent with detail information concerning product that has been received.
947 Warehouse Inventory Adjustment Advice – The transaction set can be used to inform a warehouse/depositor of a quantity or status change to inventory records. This transaction set provides detail information concerning the internal adjustments which occur between a warehouse and a depositor.
997 Functional Acknowledgement – The transaction set can be used to define the control structures for a set of acknowledgments to indicate the results of the syntactical analysis of the electronically encoded documents. The encoded documents are the transaction sets, which are grouped in functional groups, used in defining transactions for business data interchange. This standard does not cover the semantic meaning of the information encoded in the transaction sets.
856 Advance Ship Notice/Manifest – The transaction set can be used to list the contents of a shipment of goods as well as additional information relating to the shipment, such as order information, product description, physical characteristics, type of packaging, marking, carrier information, and configuration of goods within the transportation equipment. The transaction set enables the sender to describe the contents and configuration of a shipment in various levels of detail and provides an ordered flexibility to convey information. The sender of this transaction is the organization responsible for detailing and communicating the contents of a shipment, or shipments, to one or more receivers of the transaction set. The receiver of this transaction set can be any organization having an interest in the contents of a shipment or information about the contents of a shipment.