The EDI 856 it is used to electronically communicate the contents of a shipment. It is sent in advanced of the physical shipment and it it used mostly in Retail, Manufacturing and Automotive industries. For assistance meeting the requirements of your trading partners please contract Atadex EDI to discuss the implementation.

An ASN may provide information at a variety of levels, including:

* Shipment level information such as tracking numbers and carrier information
* Order level information such as purchase order numbers
* Item level information including items and quantities
* Pack level information such as barcodes printed on each carton

This is a sample EDI 856 raw data:

BSN*00*20207073*20110825*1018*0001^

HL*1**S*1^

TD1*PLT90*1*****5*ZZ^

TD5**2*RALT^

REF*BM*20207073^

DTM*011*20110825^

FOB*PO^

N1*BT*NAPA ATLANTA DC*92*ATLANTA^

N1*SU*Supplier Name*92*Supplier ID^

HL*2*1*O*1^

PRF*05832797OD000ZZZ04269***20110823^

REF*PK*199430^

REF*IV*000741957_049^

N1*ST*NAPA AUTO PARTS ATL069*ZZ*00069^

HL*3*2*T*1^

MAN*GM*00106545432002633752^

PAL*6****32*01^

HL*4*3*P*1^

MEA*WT*G*10*LB^

TD1*WRP79*10^

MAN*GM*00106545432002677814^

CTT*4*14^

Sources: Accredited Standards Committee X12. ASC X12 Standard (www.x12.org)