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What is a 856 - Ship Notice/Manifest document?
The 856 EDI document type is an electronic version of a paper Advance Ship Notice/Manifest. Standard EDI formats include X12, ANSI, EDIFACT and its subsets. The 856 EDI document type is used by the supplier to indicate to the buyer the contents of the shipment it is associated with. Specific details such as order information, physical characteristics and product descriptions, and carrier information will be represented in the document. The 856 EDI document will also contain marking, packaging information, and configuration of goods in the transportation equipment.
What makes up the 856 - Ship Notice/Manifest document?
An EDI 856 - Ship Notice/Manifest 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 order information, product descriptions, carrier information, and packaging information identical to a paper shipping manifest. There are an infinite number of possibilities available for a company to include data on an 856 Advance Ship Notice/Manifest. There are an infinite number of possibilities available for a company to include data on an 856 - Ship Notice/Manifest.
How is a 856 - Ship Notice/Manifest used?
The 856 Advance Ship Notice/Manifest is most often sent when the shipment is first en route to the destination. After the 856 Advance Ship Notice/Manifest is received by the buyer, a 997 Functional Acknowledgment is sent back from the buyer indicating that the Advance Ship Notice/Manifest was successfully received.
How is a 856 - Ship Notice/Manifest 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.