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What is a 853 - Routing and Carrier Instruction document?

The 853 EDI document type is an electronic version of a paper Routing and Carrier Instruction. Standard EDI formats include X12, ANSI, EDIFACT and its subsets. The 853 EDI document type is used to transmit detailed routing and carrier information relevant to a route. It does not provide information about shipping events or provide authorization.

What makes up the 853 - Routing and Carrier Instruction document?

An EDI 853 - Routing and Carrier Instruction 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 can include carrier, route, ETA, and a list of stops, identical to a paper routing instruction list. There are an infinite number of possibilities available for a company to include data on an 853 Routing and Carrier Instruction. There are an infinite number of possibilities available for a company to include data on an 853 - Routing and Carrier Instruction.

How is a 853 - Routing and Carrier Instruction used?

The 853 EDI document is sent to the company receiving the shipment by the shipment sender. After the 853 Routing and Carrier Instruction is received, a 997 Functional Acknowledgment is sent back from the receiver indicating that the 853 Routing and Carrier Instruction was successfully received.

How is a 853 - Routing and Carrier Instruction 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.