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The EDI 856 Advance Ship Notice (ASN) is a challenging and time-sensitive document commonly used in the retail, manufacturing and automotive industries to communicate shipment content to a trading partner. It’s important to understand the shipping process along with trading partner EDI requirements to implement document variations.
In addition to detailing shipment contents, the ASN includes information at a variety of levels including shipment, order, item and pack. We’ve outlined three benefits in using the EDI 856 transaction to communicate shipping information to trading partners.