EDI 856 Notes

EDI 856 – Advanced Shipment Notice (ASN)

The key data elements included in an ASN are:

  • Purchase order number
  • Ship notice number
  • Location where the product is be shipped to
  • Ship from/supplier
  • Ship and/or delivery date
  • Product/service identifiers such as UPC/EAN/GTIN with their respective quantities
  • Pack level information such as barcodes printed on each carton
  • The ASN is usually accompanied with a barcode label and the most common type of barcode label is the GS1-128 label.