Setting Up EDI with MSI
Are you a Consumer-Packaged Goods (CPG) company looking to optimize your supply chain and enhance collaboration with a co-manufacturing partner? Look no further! Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) transactions can revolutionize the way you do business, enabling seamless and efficient communication between you and your co-manufacturer.
Let's dive into the key EDI transactions and the information they translate to simplify your supply chain management. EDI has been around for over 70 years but is still a key part of the supply chain network given its simplicity and pervasiveness.
- EDI 850 - Purchase Order (PO): This transaction allows you to electronically send your purchase orders directly to your co-manufacturer. It includes essential order details such as product descriptions, quantities, prices, and delivery dates.
- EDI 855 - Purchase Order Acknowledgment (POA): The 855 transaction confirms the receipt of your purchase order and its acceptance or any modifications made by your co-manufacturer.
- EDI 856 - Advance Shipping Notice (ASN): With the 856 transaction, your co-manufacturer informs you or you inform the co-manufacturer about the shipment's contents, quantities, packaging, and carrier details, enabling better inventory management and timely preparations.
- EDI 860 - Purchase Order Change Request (POCR): In case of changes to your original purchase order, you can use the 860 transaction to request modifications, ensuring both parties stay informed.
- EDI 940 - Warehouse Shipping Order (WSO): This transaction allows you to instruct your co-manufacturer's warehouse on how to load and ship your products efficiently.
- EDI 944 - Warehouse Stock Transfer Receipt Advice: The 944 transaction provides information on the receipt of goods into your co-manufacturer's warehouse, improving inventory visibility.
- EDI 945 - Warehouse Shipping Advice: With the 945 transaction, your co-manufacturer can confirm the shipment of goods to your designated location, providing tracking information and delivery details.
- EDI 947 - Warehouse Inventory Adjustment Advice: Use the 947 transaction to inform your co-manufacturer of any inventory adjustments or discrepancies, promoting accurate stock levels.
- EDI 943 - Warehouse Stock Transfer Shipment Advice: The 943 transaction facilitates the transfer of goods between your co-manufacturer's warehouses, ensuring seamless inventory management.
- EDI 810 - Invoice: This transaction streamlines the billing process, allowing your co-manufacturer to send electronic invoices with precise details of the products and services provided.
- Many more depending on requirements.
In addition to EDI transactions, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) can further enhance supply chain integration and data exchange.
APIs provide a more flexible and real-time way to communicate with your co-manufacturer's systems, enabling faster and more seamless data sharing. By leveraging APIs, CPG companies can achieve greater visibility into their supply chain, improve responsiveness, and reduce manual errors. More and more companies are moving to portals, but critical to any portal is data integration via EDI or APIs.
At MSI Express, we understand the importance of a streamlined supply chain for CPG companies.
We can send data directly to you as our customers, or your customers, vendors or distribution warehouses. By harnessing the power of EDI transactions and APIs, we ensure transparent communication, efficient order processing, and improved collaboration, resulting in a mutually beneficial partnership. Simplify your supply chain and embark on a new era of growth and success with Co-Manufacturing Solutions today.