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What is an ANSI X12 EDI 860 Message?

An ANSI X12 EDI 860 message is used to update and amend a previously sent EDI 850 message. If amendments to previous purchase orders are required, the EDI 860 Purchase order change is generated, references the past purchase order number, and details the required changes. This message follows the EDI message standard ANSI X12 and is used in conjunction with EDI 850 messages.


Usage of the ANSI X12 EDI 860 Message

The buying organization would first create an EDI 850 purchase order to place the initial request with their supplier. The EDI 860 message can then be used to change or cancel one or more items/goods from a previously sent order. They can also relate to one or many different delivery schedules. They are also used to update the supplier with previously unknown details specific to the order, such as customs, transport, and delivery details.

The supplier than can answer with a purchase order acknowledgement ANSI X12 EDI 855. In this, he can either confirm receiving the EDI 860 or he from his side requests now changes.

The EDI 860 message is wide-spread in CPG and retail. Due to fresh food considerations the grocery retail has its own purchase order change message triggered by the buyer, the EDI 876.

Benefits of the ANSI X12 EDI 860 Message

To update purchase order details with EDI, many benefits can be achieved

Electronic data messages and updating of time-critical orders

speed up the entire ordering and adjustment process

Less manual workload

by automating possible changes to orders

Reduced risk of error

by avoiding human interaction

Less waste due to message flows

become paperless

Reduction of cost

as previously manual jobs can be automated

Avoid incorrect deliveries
Increased supplier ratings

because of the overall smoother process and reliability

Automate Initial Purchase Orders and Purchase Order Changes

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