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.
Warehouse Stock Transfer Receipt Advice
The transaction set can be used by a receiving location to advise a depositoror an agent of the depositor that a transfer shipment has been received. This transaction set provides thedepositor or the depositor’s agent with detail information concerning product that has been received.
Warehouse Shipping Advice
The transaction set can be used by the warehouse to advise the depositor that shipment was made. Itis used to reconcile order quantities with shipment quantities.
The transaction set can be used to inform a warehouse/depositor of aquantity or status change to inventory records. This transaction set provides detail information concerningthe internal adjustments which occur between a warehouse and a depositor.
This transaction set is used to enable a manufacturer, supplier, broker, or agent to provide detailed finished goodsproduct information to a partner in a consumer goods market. This transaction set can be used to provide information about new products or changes in existing product specifications.
This transaction set is used to enable a retailer, wholesaler or broker to provide detailed attributes of aretail store such as store number, size of store, class of trade, product category information, customer demographicinformation, or marketing, etc. to a trading partner.
Initially the decision on doing EDI is an easy one. It is considered of making a one-time upfront investment in hardware, software and development and then pocket the gains from decreased transaction costand over a short time the initial investment cost have been recovered.
This is the time, when EDI moves from being a profit center, to being a cost center and companies start looking how they could save even more money. At this point outsourcing EDI may become a consideration.
Outsourcing EDI comes in many varieties and flavors. Finding and implementing the right solution depends of the readiness state of an organization. A readiness state is defined as followed:
Is the business just beginning EDI operations?
Does the business perform already EDI is one or more trading partners?