EDI 856: Advance Ship Notice (ASN)
What is an EDI 856: Advanced Ship Notice?
The EDI 856 - Advanced Shipping Notice (ASN) is utilized to electronically communicate the contents of a shipment to a trading partner. EDI 856 specification is sent in advance of a shipment arriving at the other trading partner’s facility and is most often used in the retail, manufacturing, and automotive industries.
How is an EDI 856: Advanced Ship Notice used?
The EDI 856 - Advanced Shipping Notice is sent after the shipment is en route to the destination. Once the ASN EDI document is received, a 997 Functional Acknowledgement is generated and sent back to the buyer to indicate the successful delivery of the EDI .
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