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EDI 852

EDI 852 Product Activity Data:

The EDI 852 transaction set is the standard data format for providing trading partners with product SKU activity data, such as inventory levels, sales rates and other product movement-related information. An 852 may include any or all of the following information:
  • Item description and UPC
  • Quantity sold
  • Quantity on hand
  • Quantity on order
  • Forecast sales
  • Sales history and/or comparison to prior periods
Activity may be provided at a distribution center level or individual location or store level. Information may be provided in terms of dollars, units or both.

This transaction set is an important aspect of supply chain visibility. Using 852 transactions, distributors, warehouses or retailers can provide their suppliers with the information they need to plan, ship and set re-order and stocking levels for their products.

Many retailers actually require their suppliers to manage product activity and other point-of-sale (POS) data. The goal of this information sharing is to ensure inventory levels are properly maintained, and shipments are timely, as well as to drive lower inventory costs and a higher ROI.

Unlike many other EDI transaction sets, the 852 is often transmitted on a schedule rather than as a result of an event (such as an 856 Advance Shipping Notice sent prior to a shipment, or a 997 Functional Acknowledgement in response to another transaction). For example, many retailers provide their suppliers with an 852 for each SKU on a weekly basis.

Accepting and using 852 transaction data is easy with EDI/HQ™, our advanced EDI software. The powerful data management tools in EDI/HQ™ let you map 852 data into your own database or analysis software. Want to learn more? Contact 1EDISource today.

EDI 852 Format:

ISA*00*          *00*          *12*ABCCOM         *01*999999999      *110127*1719*U*00400*000005438*0*P*>

EDI 852 Specification:

This X12 Transaction Set contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Product Activity Data Transaction Set (852) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set can be used to advise a trading partner of inventory, sales, and other product activity information. Product activity data enables a trading partner to plan and ship, or propose inventory replenishment quantities, for distribution centers, warehouses or retail outlets. The receiver of the transaction set will maintain some type of inventory/product movement records for its trading partners to enable replenishment calculations based on data provided by the distributor, warehouse or retailer.

Accredited Standards Committee X12. ASC X12 Standard [Table Data].
Data Interchange Standards Association, Inc., Falls Church, VA.

EDI 852 News:

The 852 Product Activity Data Transaction Set and What it can do for YOUR Company

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Most large retail trading partners are capable of sending weekly and often times daily 852 product activity reports. However, due to the fact the 852 is an after sale report, most trading partners do not include it within the required documents bundle needed to setup an EDI relationship so you may not be aware of it.

At this point you may be thinking if it isn't required, then why should I worry about it? The 852 can be a powerful tool if fully utilized. Knowing the specific store location and geographic region your product is being sold in down at the UPC level is an advantage in predicting future sales requirements, which in turn will allow your warehouse to effectively forecast inventory replenishment and lead time.

Cardinal Health Internal Integration

Thursday, September 02, 2010

On July 23, 2010, a communication was sent to your company by Neil Warren, Cardinal Health Pharmaceutical Vice President, Industry and Supplier Relations, outlining the changes in regards to Cardinal’s recent acquisition of Healthcare Solutions Holding (P4). Neil’s communication only referred to the Lavergne location as this will be the only location to immediately impact Cardinal Health Pharmaceutical Distribution (PD) vendors; however, activity may be seen for some of you from the Reno DC. This will be in late September and we will confirm the specific date shortly.

Food Lion/Hannaford Consolidations

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Food Lion LLC and Hannaford Brothers Co. are consolidating supply chain systems which will require changes in the EDI Purchase Order (850/875), Invoice (810/880), Product Activity (852), and Purchase Order Replenishment (855) documents. These changes will become effective on 9/1/2010.

EDI Conversion Deadline for Loblaw Companies

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Loblaw Companies announced today important changes required for all of their Trading Partners and Vendors to continue to do business with them. These changes will begin to be in effect September 29, 2008.

Sears Holdings 852 Transactions Delay - Resolved

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

This issue has been resolved. As of Monday 6/23/08 at 5:30 CST, all Sears Holdings 852 transactions have been sent.

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