McKesson EDI Compliance

McKesson Corporation is an American company that was founded in New York City by Charles Olcott and John Mckesson in 1833. The business began as an importer and wholesaler of botanical drugs. Today, it is known for its distribution of health care systems, medical supplies and pharmaceutical products, along with providing extensive network infrastructure for the health care industry and even adopting technologies like bar-code scanning for distribution, pharmacy robotics, and RFID tags. As of 2015, McKesson has revenue of $179 billion making it the 11th largest revenue generating company in the US.

EDI documents are communicated through a transmission method called a VAN (Value Added Network). The following EDI document types and labels are mandatory for McKesson and have been fully tested by CovalentWorks for exact compliance with McKesson’s EDI specifications.

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McKesson EDI Requirements

McKesson uses a few different label types when a purchase order is fulfilled. They include:

  • Carton Only
  • Pallet Only

The ASN (Advance Shipping Notice) contains detailed information about the products that are being sent to McKesson and as well as transportation information. For example, the numeric gross weight, SCAC code, Bill of Lading number, date shipped, estimated delivery date, estimated delivery time, product ID, lot number and expiration date will be included in addition to data that comes from the purchase order.

McKesson uses the SOTPI and SOTI format for ASN’s. The SOTPI packing structure stands for Shipment, Order, Tare (pallet), Pack (carton) and Item. The SOTI packing structure is like the SOTPI packing structure, except that the carton information is level information is omitted. Here are a few examples of the different types of ASN’s:

  • DQSA ASN for a vendor who is also a Manufacturer
  • DQSA ASN template for Non-Manufacture vendor
  • SOTI ASN applicable to Non-California based orders (no serial numbers are required)
  • SOTI ASN applicable to CALIFORNIA based orders (serial numbers are required for every product shipped)

Here is a sample of a label:

McKesson Barcode Shipping Label Examples

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