EDI Guidelines For 852 Product Activity Data (Electronic Download)
Developed by HDMA’s eCommerce Task Force, this electronic data interchange (EDI) set is designed to help distributors efficiently provide inventory, sales and other product information to manufacturers as part of service or inventory management agreements. The guidelines will enable trading partners to efficiently communicate current inventory levels, drop-ship quantities, quantities sold, forecasted demand, out-of-stock products and more. Additionally, the guidelines will enable the manufacturer to better plan, ship or propose inventory to distributors based on near-real-time changes in supply quantities. The transaction set also can support a more consistent and common understanding of product activity data, and more accurately reflect current business requirements in the supply chain. These guidelines were developed with the application of the Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) X12 standards, version 4010.