EDI 753 - Request for Routing Instructions

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The EDI 753 Request for Routing Instructions allows suppliers to request routing instructions from a buyer (retailer or distributor). The Request for Routing Instructions also provides general information about the merchandise that will be shipped.

The 753 Request for Routing Instructions is often required by buying organizations that have taken control of their inbound transportation process in order to reduce transportation rates and better control their inventory. The buyer, rather than the supplier, plans shipping and controls the relationship with the carrier.
The EDI 753 is also called EDI Request for Routing Instructions and x12 Request for Routing Instructions.

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Benefits of using the EDI 753 Request for Routing Instructions

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Improves accuracy of data

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Improves operating efficiencies through the elimination of manual processes

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Facilitates routing process automation

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Allows the buyer to control their inventory and decrease their transportation costs

Key data elements included in an EDI 753 Request for Routing Instructions

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Weight of load(s)

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Quantity of goods

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Location of pickup

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Pick up date and time

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Routing control number

Popular retailers that use the EDI 753 include:

Common issues regarding EDI 753

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Items listed on the EDI 753 must be related to a purchase order (EDI 850).

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Once the EDI 753 is confirmed, the retailer will send an EDI 754 Routing Instructions back to the supplier. Then the supplier sends an advance ship notice (EDI 856) before the shipment reaches the trading partner, and its details must match those of the EDI 753 and 754.

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This process generally has a limited time window — as little as 24 hours prior to shipment. Failure to respond quickly within the established time window or follow partner requirements can result in significant chargebacks and lowered scorecard results.

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