In Electronic Document Interchange (EDI), an EDI 830 Planning Schedule With Release Capability is essentially an electronic sales forecast. You can think of an EDI 830 planning schedule with release capability as an electronic version of a paper planning schedule. Used primarily in the manufacturing industry this document exchange is reserved for when manufacturers are communicating with their suppliers.
While the EDI 830 invoice is the most commonly utilized electronic sales forecasting and material release authorization method, it can be used in one of three ways: as a sales forecast, as a forecast and an authorization for the recipient to commit to resources, such as labor or materials, and as a forecast that also includes order release levels. It will often include shipping information, though it is important to keep in mind that this inclusion is based solely on forecasts.
EDI 830 Planning Schedule With Release Capability Format
EDI 830 Planning Schedule With Release Capability Key Data
An EDI 830 Planning Schedule with Release Capability document is a highly organized and segmented document. It will always contain at least one data element, but can potentially house an infinite number of data segments for a company to customize. In the case of each data element, a data field will be included. For example, these data fields can provide:
- Vendor numbers
- Resource authorizations
- Period-to-date cumulative quantities
- Specific shipping and/or delivery patterns
EDI 830 Planning Schedule With Release Capability Benefits
EDI 830 offers plenty of benefits to both the purchaser and the supplier. When implementing electronic trading of the inventory advice benefits can include:
- Better visibility into when a product is out of stock or no longer being made and the ability to advise other actions as a result
- Better management of e-commerce drop shipping
- Communicates when items will be available if out of stock
- Better forecasting when planning warehouse levels and ordering
- Easier Management of details on eCommerce websites, for instance, when items are out of stock, quantities available, or remove the items from the website
- Enables ordering of non-stock items and special orders
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