The Electronic Components Industry Association, (ECIA) announces the release of two updated EDI transaction sets by the EDI committeeof the Electronic Components Council. These revised transactions contain material that has been prepared, progressively reviewed and approved through various ECIA-sponsored industry task forces comprised of member distributors, manufacturers, and manufacturers’ representatives. The EDI committee members include representatives from Allied Electronics, Arrow Electronics, Avnet Inc., Sager Electronics, Texas Instruments, TE Connectivity, and TTI, Inc.
The Ship Notice/Manifest (856) transaction set is used to list the contents of a shipment of goods as well as additional information relating to the shipment, such as order information, product description, physical characteristics, type of packaging, marking, carrier information, and configuration of goods within the transportation equipment. The Product Transfer and Resale (867) transaction set is used to report information about product that has been transferred from one location to another; report sales of product from one or more locations to an end customer; or report sales of a product from one or more locations to an end customer, and demand beyond actual sales (lost orders).
Bill Wray, Manager, Americas EDI Deployment for TE Connectivity is the chairman of the EDI committee. “The committee works to develop standard EDI transactions with minimal optional fields,” said Wray. “We strive to create the simplest standards possible to allow the greatest reach of automation,” he added. “These latest transactions are important pieces of that effort.”
The Electronic Components Council provides a forum to discuss industry business issues and develop best practices in operations, quality, management, marketing and communications strategies. Its various subcommittees tackle key business process issues and develop guidelines to improve efficiencies. As part of an ongoing effort, the EDI Committee of the ECC investigates and revises certain transactions sets which affect the electronics industry. System-to-system transactions are encouraged as a means to automate processes and reduce errors. Committee members have a simple goal: make it easier to implement EDI with new trading partners or streamline new transactions with an existing partner.
For further information on ECC projects or involvement, please contact Barney Martin, ECIA’s Vice President of Industry Practices.