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Electronic Data Interchange

Full electronic data exchange and ASNs between Laufer and you to manage line item PO data.

What is it?

EDI—a term often mis-used—is a standard protocol which allows for the receipt and transmission of electronic data. In our environment, it is primarily Purchase Order data that we are referring to.

How does it work?

An EDI partnership between an importer and Laufer is successful when all stakeholders in transportation, IT, and the Laufer team can truly partner to discuss goals, technical capabilities, business processes, implementation and process review timelines, starting with the initial formal review. Components of customization, EDI mapping, and testing must take place requiring a firm commitment from both parties to engage effectively. Fees associated with this product depend on scale, level of customization, timeline and technical capabilities of the importer.

What are the technical components?

Common transportation EDI data set definitions are included (but not limited to the) below:

  • 310 Bill of Lading details
  • 315 Container Status Messages
  • 810 Electronic Invoice
  • 850 Purchase Order from buyer to seller
  • 856 Shipment Notice (ASN)

How does it help?

A successful Purchase Order EDI program provides you with unmatched Purchase Order visibility, from open Purchase Order through to delivered Purchase Order, with line item details, quantities, shipment reporting, and real data analytics throughout the Purchase Order journey.