Additional Information on EDI 856
Most suppliers will also want to receive a 997 Functional Acknowledgement back after the buyer receives the 856 Advance Shipping Notice. The buyer sends the 997 Functional Acknowledgement back to the supplier to indicate that they successfully received the Advance Shipping Notice.
EDI 856 Advance Shipping Notice document will contain envelope information. The envelope information specifies which company is sending the document and which company is receiving the document. The sending and receiving companies are called trading partners because they exchange or "trade" the EDI Advance Shipping Notice and Functional Acknowledgements.
Each EDI 856 Advance Shipping Notice document will have data organized into segments and data elements. Each segment contains at least one data element. Each data element is a data field. Examples of data elements on the Advance Shipping Notice include vendor number, item, quantity, price per item, street address, city, state and zip code, just like on a paper Advance Shipping Notice. The standards bodies have allowed for every conceivable possibility for data on the EDI Advance Shipping Notice document. Any one company will use a small subset of the available choices within the ANS X.12 or UN/EDIFACT standards.
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CovalentWorks offers EDI solutions to send 856 ASNs along with any other transaction that your trading partner may require to be compliant.