An EDI 856 transaction is also known as an Advance Shipping Notice or ASN or Manifest. It is used to electronically exchange the contents of a printed packing slip between commercial trading partners. A supplier sends an ASN in advance to inform the trading partner that shipment is on the way so that trading partner can make arrangements to receive the merchandize. Suppliers requiring ASNs may also require GS1-128 barcode labels. The barcode label works in conjunction with EDI 856 and contains the supplier's vendor, carton and ASN number.
EDI 856 Advance Ship Notice Key Data:
Additional data that may be included in the EDI 856 pertains to:
Other EDI transaction sets related to EDI 856 are: