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EDI 860: Purchase Order Change Request - Buyer Initiated

EDI 860 Definition

The EDI 860 Purchase Order Change Request, initiated by the buyer, is a transaction set within the electronic data interchange (EDI) framework that allows buyers to request changes to previously submitted purchase orders. These changes can include modifications to order quantities, prices, delivery dates, or even the cancellation of entire orders or specific line items. The EDI 860 ensures that any adjustments to the purchase order are communicated efficiently and accurately between trading partners.

What is EDI 860 Used for?

Buyers use the EDI 860 to formally request changes to an existing purchase order. Upon receipt of the EDI 860, the supplier reviews the requested changes and may acknowledge them with an EDI 855 Purchase Order Acknowledgment, indicating whether the changes can be accommodated. This process ensures that both parties have a clear and accurate record of the agreed-upon modifications to the purchase order.

Key Elements of EDI 860

An EDI 860 document typically includes key elements to convey the requested changes to a purchase order effectively:

Benefits of EDI 860

Utilizing the EDI 860 document offers several advantages:

EDI 860 Document Example

Here’s a simplified example of what an EDI 860 might look like in raw data format:



N1*BT*Buyer Company*92*12345

N1*SE*Supplier Company*92*67890




Guide to EDI 860 Terms and Elements:

This example is designed to give a basic understanding of how an EDI 860 document might look, including the types of information it conveys. Remember, the actual implementation might vary based on specific business needs and partnerships.

Transform Your Purchase Order Changes with Comparatio

Ready to enhance your order management flexibility with EDI 860? Contact Comparatio today to discover how our EDI solutions can streamline your process for making and receiving purchase order changes, ensure accurate order updates, and improve overall supply chain responsiveness.

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