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EDI 940: Warehouse Shipping Order

EDI 940 Definition

The EDI 940 Warehouse Shipping Order is a transaction set used to instruct a warehouse to ship goods to a specified location. This document is widely used in logistics and supply chain management to communicate detailed shipping instructions, including order information, product details, and shipping destination, from a manufacturer or retailer to a third-party logistics provider or warehouse. The EDI 940 facilitates the efficient coordination of order fulfillment and shipping processes.

What is EDI 940 Used for?

Manufacturers, retailers, or any entity that outsources warehousing and fulfillment operations use the EDI 940 to communicate shipping orders to their warehouse service providers. Upon receipt of an EDI 940, the warehouse prepares the goods for shipment according to the specified instructions and may confirm the shipment with an EDI 945 Warehouse Shipping Advice, indicating that the goods have been shipped as directed.

Key Elements of EDI 940

An EDI 940 document typically includes key elements to effectively convey shipping instructions:

Benefits of EDI 940

Utilizing the EDI 940 document offers several advantages:

EDI 940 Document Example

Here’s a simplified example of what an EDI 940 might look like in raw data format:



N1*SF*Ship From Name*1*123 Shipper Street*City*ST*12345

N1*ST*Ship To Name*2*456 Receiver Avenue*City*ST*67890


W01*100*EA*Item123*VN*Product A Description

W01*200*EA*Item456*VN*Product B Description



Guide to EDI 940 Terms and Elements:

This example is designed to give a basic understanding of how an EDI 940 document might look, including the types of information it conveys. Remember, the actual implementation might vary based on specific business needs and partnerships.

Enhance Your Warehouse Shipping Orders with Comparatio

Ready to improve your warehouse operations and shipping efficiency with EDI 940? Contact Comparatio today to discover how our EDI solutions can streamline your warehouse shipping order process, enhance operational efficiency, and ensure timely and accurate deliveries.

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