Learn about Common EDI Transactions

EDI transactions are used by business trading partners to exchange documents in a standardized format, allowing for automation and streamlining of purchase orders, invoices, acknowledgements, payments and more. 

Learn about Common EDI Transactions

EDI 940 - Warehouse Shipping Order

What is an EDI 940 Warehouse Shipping Order?

The EDI 940 Warehouse Shipping Order transmits instructions for remote warehouses to ship orders.

How is an EDI 940 Warehouse Shipping Order used?

An EDI 940 Warehouse Shipping Order is used by a seller, such as a manufacturer or wholesaler, to authorize a warehouse to make a shipment to a buyer, such as a retailer. The EDI 940 may also be used to confirm a shipment, modify a shipment or cancel a previous shipping order. 

In short, the EDI 940 instructs the warehouse on what to ship, how much and when. Information included in this transaction set may contain: 

  • Manufacturer information

  • Delivery date

  • Item descriptions and quantities

  • Ship-to information (location name and address, contact, etc.)

  • Bill-to information

  • Shipment method information

Modern EDI Services with Cleo

With Cleo, you can choose the EDI Services package that best fits your business.

You can create and deploy your own integrations using Cleo's intuitive, self-service design platform. You can utilize Cleo's EDI managed services team and take advantage of 900 person-years of experience to design and build your integrations. Or you can blend our EDI expertise and your business knowledge together in any manner that suits your use case. 

The choice is yours.

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