EDI 852 Product Activity Data

The EDI 852 Product Activity Data is a type of electronic data interchange transaction set that used primarily in the retail industry to transmit data about sales, inventory levels, and product activity.
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What is EDI 852?

The EDI 852 Product Activity Data is a type of electronic data interchange transaction set provides detailed information about products, including sales, inventory status, and movement of goods. Retailers often send this document to their suppliers to share information on how products are performing, which can help in planning production, managing inventory, and forecasting future demand.

This electronic document complies with the ANSI X12 EDI specification.

Benefits of the EDI 852

All EDI documents are securely encrypted in transit, allowing trading partners to send sensitive data safely. The 852 document is a critical tool in the retail industry, enabling more efficient and effective supply chain management by providing detailed insights into product performance and market demand. There are benefits for both suppliers and retailers.

Improved Inventory Management 

Suppliers can use the 852 data to adjust production schedules, manage stock levels more effectively, and reduce the risk of overstocking or stockouts.

Enhanced Forecasting

Sales data helps in predicting future demand more accurately, facilitating better planning.

Strategic Planning

The use of EDI transactions, specifically the 852, provides Information on product performance that can guide both retailers and suppliers in making strategic decisions regarding product ranges, promotions, and pricing strategies.

How is an EDI 852 Used?

The EDI 852 Product Activity Data provides detailed information about products, including sales, inventory status, and movement of goods. Retailers often send this document to their suppliers to share information on how products are performing, which can help in planning production, managing inventory, and forecasting future demand.

The EDI 852 document typically includes information such as:

    • Product Identifiers: UPC (Universal Product Code), SKU (Stock Keeping Unit), and other identifiers that uniquely define the product.
    • Location Information: Details about the stores or locations where the products are sold or stocked.
    • Activity Period: The time frame the data covers, such as daily, weekly, or monthly sales and inventory levels.
    • Sales Data: Quantities sold, returned, and on hand, as well as information on promotions or discounts applied.
    • Inventory Levels: Information on stock levels, backorders, and replenishments.

EDI 204 Components

  • Transaction Set Header (ST)
  • Beginning Segment for Product Activity (BSN)
  • Product/Item Identification (LIN)
  • Product/Item Description (PID)
  • Date/Time Reference (DTM)
  • Quantity Information (QTY)
  • Location Identification (N1/N4)
  • Transaction Totals (CTT)
  • Transaction Set Trailer (SE)
Additional Elements

Depending on the specific needs of the trading partners, an EDI 852 document might also include:

  • Monetary Amount (AMT)
  • Promotional Information (G43)
EDI 852- Product Activity Data

EDI 852 Activity Product Data

EDI 852 Product Activity Data is structured around a set of standard segments and elements defined by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) X12 format. These specifications outline how to communicate the acceptance, rejection, or processing of a previously sent transaction set. The specifications ensure consistent and efficient exchange of information between trading partners across various industries.

 

ANSI ASC X12

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) chartered the Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) X12 to develop uniform standards for inter-industry electronic exchange of business transactions, namely electronic data interchange. ASC X12 also contributes to UN/EDIFACT messages that are used widely outside of the United States. https://www.x12.org

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