Common 3PL EDI Transactions

A listing of the most commonly used 3PL (Third Party Logistics Provider) EDI transactions.
ANSI X12 Transaction Transaction Name Transaction Description
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 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.
945 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.
946 Delivery Information Message
947 Warehouse Inventory Adjustment Advice 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.
888 Item Maintenance This transaction set is used to enable a manufacturer, supplier, broker, or agent to provide detailed finished goods product 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.
885 Retail AccountCharacteristics 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.

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Common EDI Transactions Within The Retail Industry

Most common EDI Transactions within the retail industry

ANSI-X12

EDIFACT Transaction Name

Transaction Description

212 Motor Carrier Delivery Trailer Manifest This transaction set can be used to allow motor carriers to provide consignees or other interested parties with the contents of a trailer, containing multiple shipments, that has been tendered for delivery. It is not to be used to provide the recipient with data relative to a full truckload shipment.
214 Transportation Carrier Shipment Status Message This transaction set can be used by a transportation carrier to provide shippers, consignees, and their agents with the status of shipments in terms of dates, times, locations, route, identifying numbers, and conveyance.
810 INVOIC Invoice The transaction set can be used to provide for customary and established business and industry practice relative to the billing for goods and services provided.
812 CREADV DEBADV Credit/Debit Adjustment The transaction set can be used to notify a trading partner of an adjustment or billback and may be used to request an adjustment or billback. It identifies and contains the details and amounts covering exceptions, adjustments, credits, or debits for goods or services.Often has variations for LTL (less than truck load, FTL (full truck load) and SP (small package).
820 REMADV Payment Order/Remittance Advice The transaction set can be used to make a payment, send a remittance advice, or make a payment and send a remittance advice. This transaction set can be an order to a financial institution to make a payment to a payee. It can also be a remittance advice identifying the detail needed to perform cash application to the payee’s accounts receivable system. The remittance advice can go directly from payer to payee, through a financial institution, or through a third party agent.
824 Application Advice Used to notify trading partner of transaction errors.
846 INVRPT Inventory Inquiry/Advice Used to notify a trading partner of on hand inventory.
850 ORDERS Purchase Order The transaction set can be used to provide for customary and established business and industry practice relative to the placement of purchase orders for goods and services.
852 Product Activity Data The transaction set can be used to advise a trading partner of inventory, sales, and other product activity information.
855 ORDRSP Purchase Order Acknowledgement The transaction set can be used to provide for customary and established business and industry practice relative to a seller’s acknowledgment of a buyer’s purchase order.
856 DESADV Advanced Ship Notice 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.
860 ORDERCHG Purchase Order Change Request This transaction can be used: (1) by a buyer to request a change to a previously submitted purchase order or (2) by a buyer to confirm acceptance of a purchase order change initiated by the seller or by mutual agreement of the two parties.
864 Text Message The transaction set’s purpose is to provide communication to the recipient in some human-readable form. The recipient’s network will dictate what capabilities are available for delivery of the information.

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