EDI 940- Warehouse Shipping Order
The EDI 940 Warehouse Shipping Order instructs remote warehouses to ship orders and is often sent by sellers to third-party logistics providers. Learn about EDI 940's by reading the guide below.
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What is an EDI 940 Warehouse Shipping Order?
The EDI 940 instructs remote warehouses to ship orders. It is most often used by the seller, a wholesaler or manufacturer, to authorize a warehouse to send a shipment to a buyer, like a retailer.
In short, the EDI 940 more or less informs the warehouse on what to ship, when to ship, and how much to ship.
How is an EDI 940 Warehouse Shipping Order used?
In short, the EDI 940 instructs the warehouse on what to ship, how much, and when.
The EDI 940 may also be used to confirm a shipment, modify a shipment or cancel a previous shipping order.
EDI 940 Format
Here are the essential components of an EDI 940.
The EDI 940 contains specific information including:
1. Delivery date
2. Manufacturer information
3. Item descriptions
4. Item quantities
5. Ship-to information (location name and address, contact, etc.)
6. Bill-to information
7. Shipment method information
Here is an EDI 940 Transaction within Cleo Integration Cloud
EDI 940 Specification
This X12 Transaction Set contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Warehouse Shipping Order Transaction Set (940) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. This transaction set can be used to enable the depositor or other business party to advise a warehouse to make a shipment, confirm a shipment, or modify or cancel a previously transmitted shipping order.
Accredited Standards Committee X12. ASC X12 Standard [Table Data]. Data Interchange Standards Association, Inc., Falls Church, VA. https://x12.org/index.php/products/transaction-sets
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