EDI In Retail
Retail businesses have been exchanging documents electronically for
over 30 years. The first standards were laid out during the 1980's
with the formation of
ANSI X12 and the VICS EDI Retail Users Group.
During the 1990's, the major retail hubs encouraged participation
throughout the supply chain by supporting standards, offering education
through trading partner conferences, providing implementation assistance
via the value added networks, and encouraging compliance via chargebacks
Although there has been much talk of replacing EDI with XML or VAN's
with the Internet, the reality of today's EDI implementations is that
the original standards are still viable and heavily implemented
throughout the retail industry. Millions of EDI transactions pass
between retailers and their supply chain every day. Some of these
transactions travel through traditional Value Added Networks, some are
exchanged over the Internet, and some are sent with direct connections.
January, 2006, JCPenney has revised the UCC 128 shipping carton
labels. JCPenney also has a new Load Management Center effective January
9, 2006 and vendor's using the 753/754 should review the associated
changes to the 754.
Federated Department Stores has established May Company to Macy's
Store Listings for systems and DC conversions effective 4/30/2006,
5/28/2006, and 7/2/2006.
Kohl's has enhanced their 856 Advance Ship Notice (ASN) to include a
new retransmission process for incorrect ASN's.
In June 2005, the Uniform Code Council (UCC) and European Article
Numbering (EAN) merged into a new entity, GS1. From their new
website, "GS1 is the new name for the combined legacies of UCC, EAN
International and its expanding member organization base. GS1 formally
combines the world's most accepted standards system, the EAN.UCC System,
into one organization with no geographic or industry boundaries."
In May, 2005, May Department Stores announced that they are migrating
their former QRS/IBM VAN traffic to the Inovis VAN.
Beginning in May, the 860 document will be a required EDI document
In April, 2005, Federated Department Stores announced that they wlil
be migrating their VAN traffic to Inovis and will continue to use the
Inovis Catalogue (formerly QRS Catalogue).
Dillard's is currently migrating vendors to 4050VICs and has
introduced new transactions including the 812 Credit/Debit Adjustment,
820 Remittance Advice, 753 Request for Routing, and 754 Routing
Federated to Sell Lord & Taylor Chain (07.13.2006)
Federated-May Deal to Result in 330 Added Macy's Stores (07.28.2005)
to Sell Profitt's/McRae's Stores to Belk
Francisco Partners, Majority Shareholder of Global eXchange Services, to
Acquire IBM's EDI and Business Exchange Services Business
US Firms seen
ditching paper for electronic invoicing and payment
Target Meets with Suppliers About RFID Plans
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