XPO Logistics EDI

XPO Logistics EDI Program For Business Partners

XPO Logistics EDI (Electronic data interchange) is the computer-to-computer transfer of data between XPO Logistics and its customers, using an electronic transmission. Any standard business document one company would exchange with another (such as a purchase order, invoice or shipping schedule) can be exchanged via XPO Logistics EDI between two parties or trading partners, as long as both have made the technical preparations. XPO Logistics EDI bridges the information gap that exists between companies using different computer systems. It essentially removes the limitations that can exist when two different systems try to communicate.
XPO Logistics EDI Benefits
  • Reduces paperwork
  • Reduces telephone calls
  • Reduces manual data entry
  • Improves data accuracy
  • Increases speed of communication
  • Improves customer service
  • Reduces postage and administrative handling costs
  • Reduces accounts receivable days outstanding

XPO Logistics EDI supports ANSI X12 transaction sets. The company is able to trade documents in any EDI version up to and including version 4010.210:

  • 210 Freight Invoice
  • 214 Shipment Status
  • 997 Functional Acknowledgment

Coming soon: 204/990 Load Tenders as Pickup Requests; 211 Bills of Lading; 212 Trailer Manifest; 820 Remittance Advice.

Electronic funds transfer/automated clearinghouse (EFT/ACH) is a powerful tool that can be very efficient for XPO Logistics EDI partners. XPO Logistics welcomes the opportunity to work with partners so that their EFT/ACH payments will be processed rapidly and accurately.

XPO Logistics EDI Requirements

Customers can realize even greater efficiency by combining the EDI SET820 with EFT/ACH. Sample data and mappings are available; data sent in accordance with the mappings will ensure that XPO correctly and automatically applies your payment to the correct invoice. Data should be sent in ANSI X12 version 4010 or higher. XPO requests that customers provide:

  • Account name
  • Reference identification
  • PRO/Invoice number
  • Amount paid or check amount

When paying multiple freight bills on a single check, the accumulated totals of all freight charges must equal the amount of the total check amount. When adjusting your payment, supply the appropriate adjustment reason code.Comunication Protocols

FTP: File transfer protocol is a very common method of moving files between two Internet sites. FTP is a special way to log in to another Internet site for the purposes of retrieving and/or sending files. There are many Internet sites that have established publicly accessible repositories of material that can be obtained using FTP.  XPO uses privacy-protection software that enables secure transmission and authentication.Once FTP communications are established, there are no costs incurred by you or XPO.

AS2: Applicability statement 2 is the current specifications developed by EDI over the Internet (EDIINT) for transporting data between organizations.Once AS2 communications are established, there are no costs incurred by you or XPO.

SMTP: Simple mail transfer protocol is a TCP/IP protocol governing electronic mail transmission and reception.

VAN: Value-added network is a third-party network that transmits data between trading partners. There are costs associated with the use of a VAN. XPO will be responsible for the charges of picking up or sending its data and the customer will be responsible for the charges of sending or picking up its data.

When XPO receives an EDI setup request, it is placed on company work queue. Within two weeks, an analyst will be assigned this request and will review your requirements. The analyst will arrange testing and be in contact with you to ensure the testing is acceptable. Once both sides are happy with the testing data, they will move to production. During the EDI invoicing testing process, customers receive both paper and EDI invoices. You pay from the paper invoices during testing and use the EDI data to ensure EDI invoicing will work for you.

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