In Electronic Document Interchange (EDI), an EDI 860 Purchase Order Change Request – Buyer Initiated is used to request changes to a shipment following the submission and acknowledgement of a purchase order.
The EDI 860 informs the supplier that the buyer is interested in making changes to a previously submitted order. This request can emerge for many reasons, such as fewer or more items needed than previously estimated, color variations are required, or perhaps outright cancellation of the order. An EDI 860 helps to both supplier and buyer ensure that a final version of an order is correct. Beyond this, the EDI 860 provides transaction reconciliation and proper, accurate payment when the invoice for payment is received.
EDI 860 Purchase Order Change Request – Buyer Initiated Key Data
When it comes to an EDI Purchase Order Change Request – Buyer Initiated, depending on the agreement between trading partners, there is typically a set of standard data that is included, such as:
- Purchase order number
- Additional items
- Additional quantity
- Changed items
- Pricing amendments
- Cancelled orders
- Rescheduled shipping or delivery dates
EDI 860 Purchase Order Change Request – Buyer Initiated Benefits
EDI 860 offers plenty of benefits to both the purchaser and the supplier. When implementing the use of a Purchase Order Change Request, benefits can include:
- Better inventory management
- A more efficient supply chain
- More accurate financial transactions
- More efficient communication between suppliers and partners
For more information on Encompass Solutions’ EDI offerings, read more about our Rapid EDI Implementation.
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