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753 Request for Routing Instructions

edi 753 specificationThe EDI transaction 753 refers to the Request for Routing Instructions document. It allows a supplier to ask how the purchaser of a load wants the products to be shipped.

The 753 Request includes information about the products that need to be shipped. It is generally used for shipments that originated from a single location and that are to be delivered to one or many destinations.

The 753 Request for Routing is required by buying organizations that have taken control of their inbound transportation process in order to reduce transportation rates and better control their inventory. The buyer, rather than the supplier, plans shipping and controls the relationship with the carrier.

Common Retailers that Require EDI 753

The buyer will want to know when the shipment is ready to be picked up. Two or three days before the ship date requested on the purchase order, the supplier will send the 753 Request for Routing Instructions to the buyer.

Information that the buyer needs to plan the shipping will be included such as the quantity, weight, cube, and ship from location. It may also include requested pick up time and product classification.

The purchaser then will reply to the 753 Request for Routing Instructions with a 754 Routing Instructions EDI document. The 754 tells the supplier information such as what carrier is being used, the dates of the shipment, and the number of trailers to be used.

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