EDI 945 - Warehouse Shipping Advice

Third-party logistics firms (3PLs) send the EDI 945 to suppliers to tell them a shipment has been made. The supplier is informed of how much of the product has been shipped and can then create an invoice based on order and shipment information.

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Benefits of using an EDI 945 Warehouse Shipping Advice

Both the third-party warehouse (sender) and the supplier (receiver) benefit from implementing the EDI Warehouse 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 945 include:


Reduce administrative time spent by the warehouse to manually submit shipping advice documents and reduce time for the supplier to process paper-based shipping documents


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


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

Key data elements in an EDI Warehouse Shipping Advice (x12 945 Warehouse Shipping Advice) document include:


Shipment payment type information


Date shipment was made


Ship-from and ship-to information


Shipment identification


Item and quantity shipped, including variance from order quantity


Shipping service level (e.g., overnight, 2-day delivery, etc.)


Transportation method (e.g., air freight, ground, etc.)

Why use EDI 945?

Many suppliers use third-party warehouses or third-party logistics firms to process shipments and maintain inventory on their behalf. The EDI 945 is one of two primary transaction sets designed for EDI communications with remote warehouses.

The EDI 945 Warehouse Shipping Advice document can be used by the warehouse to report a reason for a change in the shipping date, a reason products were cut from a shipment, and product substitution information.

Ultimately, the information provided on the EDI 945 document (x12 945 Warehouse Shipping Advice) can be used by the supplier to communicate the shipment detail to the retail customer in the EDI Ship Notice/Manifest (EDI 856).

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