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What is a 846 - Inventory Inquiry/Advice document?

The 846 EDI document type is an electronic version of a paper Inventory Inquiry/Advice. Standard EDI formats include X12, ANSI, EDIFACT and its subsets. The 846 EDI document type is used by a manufacturer or supplier to notify a trading partner of on-hand inventory that maybe purchased such that a trading partner can take advantage of an opportunity for special buys on overstocked inventories.

What makes up the 846 - Inventory Inquiry/Advice document?

An EDI 846 - Inventory Inquiry/Advice document is organized into segment and data elements. A segment can contain at least one data element. Each data element contains a data field. Data elements could include vendor number, products, and number in stock, identical to a paper inventory inventory/advice document. There are an infinite number of possibilities available for a company to include data on an 846 Inventory Inquiry/Advice. There are an infinite number of possibilities available for a company to include data on an 846 - Inventory Inquiry/Advice.

How is a 846 - Inventory Inquiry/Advice used?

The 846 Inventory Inquiry/Advice is transmitted to the trading partner by the supplier to notify the trading partner of the inventory levels and whether there is overstock or if the supplier is understocked. After the 846 Inventory Inquiry/Advice is received, a 997 Functional Acknowledgment is sent back from the transportation provider indicating that the Inventory Inquiry/Advice was successfully received.

How is a 846 - Inventory Inquiry/Advice processed?

An EDI solution is required to process the EDI documents received into an ERP or accounting system or into a readable format for manual entry. Each trading partner will have an EDI Implementation guide outlining the specific segments, data elements, values accepted, and the applicable business rules to be followed.

eBridge Connections has pre-built maps for all EDI transaction documents including 850 purchase orders, 810 invoices, and 856 advance shipping notices.