EDI 754 - Routing Instructions

EDI 754 is a buyer’s response to the Request for Routing Instructions (EDI 753) to approve the shipment and provide the requested shipping information. The Routing Instructions must include carrier information, pick-up time and date, and the transportation provided.

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Benefits of using the EDI 754 Routing Instructions


Improves accuracy of data


Improves operating efficiencies through the elimination of manual processes


Facilitates routing process automation


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

Key data elements included in an EDI 754 Routing Instructions


Carrier information


Pick up date and time


Number of trailers provided

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Common issues regarding EDI 754

In response to the EDI 754, 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.

The routing 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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