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Advance Ship Notice | ASN

The Ship Notice/Manifest Transaction Set (856) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment can be utilized to list the contents of a shipment of goods as well as additional information related to the shipment, such as order information, product description, physical characteristics, type of packaging, markings, carrier information, and configuration of goods within the transportation equipment. The transaction set provides an ordered flexibility to convey information, enabling the sender to describe the contents and configuration of a shipment in varying levels of detail. The sender of this transaction is the organization responsible for detailing and communicating the contents of a shipment, or shipments, to one or more receivers of the transaction set. The receiver of this transaction set can be any organization having an interest in the contents of a shipment or information about the contents of a shipment.

123 EDI has incorporated a high level of technology into its software to allow the easy generation of Advance Ship Notices (ASN) for stand-alone environments. Besides generating ASNs, the software is capable of printing related documents such as pallet and carton compliant labels, VICS bill of lading and includes a subtle link between the packing process and the generation of the shipping related documents 753 and 754.

The following is a list of key features of 123 EDI's software add-on for the Advance Ship Notice ASN:
  • Use of a wizard style interface to generate ASNs
  • Ability to consolidate several Purchase Orders into one single ASN
  • Support Standard Carton and Pick & Pack Formats
  • Ability to include bar code scanning devices for a true pick & pack operation
  • Consolidated packing or By store packing
  • Segregation of packing by Distribution Centers
  • Ability to pack based on a predefined picking sequence
  • Packing automation based on pre-defined quantities or Purchase Order inner quantities
  • 1-Button Packing
  • Clone packing configuration
  • Automatic calculation of shipment weight and volume
  • Group cartons into pallets
  • 1-Button pallet creation
  • Shortcuts for quick operation
  • Consolidation of many orders into a single Advance Ship Notice
  • Print carton and pallet UCC-128 compliant labels
  • Print packing slips
  • Print compliant VICS Bill of Lading

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