EDI 943 - Warehouse Stock Transfer Shipping Advice

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An EDI 943 Warehouse Stock Transfer Shipping Advice (x12 943) is used by a supplier or manufacturer to notify a third-party warehouse or third-party logistics firm that the supplier is making a transfer shipment to the warehouse. The EDI 943 Warehouse Stock Transfer Shipping Advice may also be used by a manufacturer to authorize a warehouse to accept a return from a retail customer. Smaller volume suppliers and manufacturers will typically not use the EDI 943 transaction.

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Benefits of using an EDI 943 Warehouse Stock Transfer Shipping Advice

Both the sender and the receiver benefit from implementing the EDI Warehouse Stock Transfer Shipping Advice. Many of these benefits are dependent on how automated and integrated the transaction is for both parties.
Some of the benefits of the EDI 943 include:

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Reduce the volume of paperwork and increase operating efficiencies through reduced time requirements to complete transactions by both parties

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Provide more accurate inventory information for the supplier or manufacturer

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Eliminate the need to send/receive warehouse shipping documents in several different formats such as email, fax or CSV

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Reduce administrative cost for the warehouse to manually process paper-based shipping documents

Key data elements in an EDI Warehouse Stock Transfer Shipping Advice (x12 943 Warehouse Stock Transfer Shipping Advice) document include:

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Item information including item number, quantity, unit of measure, etc.

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Supplier or manufacturer information

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Carrier information

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Receiving warehouse identification and location

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Ship from location address

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Date of shipment

Why use the EDI 943?

Many suppliers use third-party warehouses or third-party logistics firms to process shipments and maintain inventory on their behalf. The EDI 943 Warehouse Stock Transfer Shipping Advice is one of the EDI documents designed for EDI communications with remote warehouses.

Typically the warehouse will respond to the Warehouse Stock Transfer Shipment Advice with a 997 Functional Acknowledgement to indicate that the EDI transaction was received. After physically reviewing the product and verifying the accuracy of the shipment information, the warehouse may respond back to the supplier with a 944 Warehouse Stock Transfer Receipt Advice.

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