EDI 882 - Direct Store Delivery Summary Information

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EDI 882 Direct Store Delivery Summary Information (X12 882) document falls within a broader set of X12M Supply Chain transaction documents, which are organized into specific segments and data elements. The EDI 882 is the electronic version of this Direct Store Delivery (DND) paper document, providing a broad summary of direct store deliveries and adjustments but excluding product-specific detail.

Utilized almost exclusively between suppliers and retailers within a direct store delivery environment, such as the grocery industry, the EDI 882 is applicable in situations where deliveries of perishable goods are standard. It is also used in convenience and drug stores, where over half of the merchandise may be directly delivered.

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Benefits of using EDI 882

In a Direct Store Delivery scenario, date-sensitive items or items with a limited shelf life are often delivered directly to the store’s locations by a supplier as opposed to being shipped through the retailer’s warehouse. Direct Store Delivery transactions allow suppliers to get their product on retailers’ shelves as fast as possible, avoiding the retailer’s distribution centers.

This real-time supply chain visibility enables retailers to make smarter and more accurate decisions, leading to better customer service and a better bottom line. The EDI 882 summarizes detailed delivery and return, and adjustment information previously reconciled at the time of delivery. The 882 is also used to request payment for products that have been delivered.

Benefits that can be realized include:

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Reduction in volume of paper flow, improvement in operating efficiencies by both parties

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Elimination of data entry errors associated with manual processes

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Potential to increase the speed of payment for products that have been delivered

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Relief of congestion at a retailer’s back door and reduced check-in times

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Decreased product waste for perishable items due to improved fulfillment processes

The key data elements included in a direct store delivery summary:

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Summary of delivery, adjustment and return information

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Return information reconciled at the time of delivery

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Payment of delivered products

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Manually updating information can be inherently risky when summarizing the delivery of time-sensitive or perishable goods. Using an EDI 882 to automate this process helps to minimize the risk of potentially expensive manual errors that accompany communication exchanges between suppliers and retailers.

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