Home Depot EDI Compliance

Home Depot was established in 1978 and operates as a retailer of home improvement and construction products and services.  The company has over 370,000 employees in about 2,250 stores located in North America, Puerto Rico, Canada, China, and Mexico.

Home Depot carries a wide assortment of products including home appliances, tools, hardware, lumber, plumbing, building materials, flooring, garden supplies, paints and thousands more.

EDI documents are transmitted over a VAN (Value Added Network). Below are the EDI document types and labels that are required by Home Depot and which have been fully verified by CovalentWorks for accurate compliance with Home Depot’s EDI specifications.

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Home Depot EDI Requirements

Home Depot uses these label types when purchase orders are filled;

  • Pallet Label
  • Cross Dock Pallet Label

The ASN (Advance Shipping Notice) will contain extensive information about the packing of the products that are being sent to Home Depot and as well as transportation information. For example, the shipper’s weight, SCAC code, carrier name, Bill of Lading number, prior loan number, order contact name, shipped date, pack quantity, and size will be included in addition to data that comes from the purchase order.

Home Depot uses the SOPI and SOIP format for ASN’s. SOPI is mainly used for shipments with more than one item type and SOIP is used for shipments that have only one item type.

An SOPI ( Shipment, Order, Pack (carton) and Item) ASN is also known as “Pick and Pack” because more than one type of item can be picked from the supplier’s shelves and packed into the same carton.

SOIP (Shipment, Order, Item and Pack) is commonly called “Standard Pack” because it allows for only one product type to be packed into any one container. Home Depot uses several variations of SOPI and SOIP ASN’s.

Home Depot uses a cross docking system which helps accelerate the delivery process. Cross docking is a logistics system where products from a contractor are transported to a store through a distribution center. Trucks from the suppliers dock on one side of the supply center and trucks going out to the stores dock on the other side of the supplier center. Product is not usually stored at the supply center. Cross docking aids cost reduction through reduced handling and product storage time.

Here are a couple label samples:

Home Depot Barcode Shipping Label Examples

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