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March 28, 2018

Attention Lowe’s Consignment Vendors! Changes to Vendor EDI 846 Transaction Set Going Live July 20, 2018.

Lowe’s is adding two new fields to the EDI 846 Inventory Inquiry/Advice for Weekly Consignment Inventory Reporting version 6010 on July 20, 2018. Read more about this EDI update straight from Lowe’s below.

The Two New 846 Data Fields include:

  • PO Cost (Consignment Cost per Item).
  • Received Cost (Consignment Received Cost per Item).

This additional information provides Lowe’s consignment vendors with the means to identify any issue related to cost and should result in a quicker resolution on discrepancies. These additional fields will be visible on the EDI 846 transaction beginning July 20, 2018. The current EDI 846 transmission time of Friday night at 9:45pm will remain the same.

For Commodity Consignment POs, the EDI 846 will include these two new fields:

  • PO Cost – A per thousand cost for each item on the consignment PO.
  • Received Cost – A per piece cost for the received cost per item on the consignment PO.

This is a data example. The cost will be sent in two separate CTP segments and are mandatory:

  • PO Cost = 426.7540 and the EDI 846 includes CTP**CON*426.7540\
  • Received Cost = 2.8261 and the EDI 846 includes CTP**UCP*2.8261\
  • If an item has 0 shipments for a buy-over week, then a 0 Received Cost will appear on the EDI 846; the PO Cost should always be populated.

For Non-Commodity Consignment POs, the EDI 846 will include the same value in these two new fields:

  • PO Cost – A per piece cost for each item on the consignment PO.
  • Received Cost – A per piece cost for the received cost per item on the consignment PO.

This is a data example. The cost will be sent in two separate CTP segments and are mandatory.

  • PO Cost = 2.7200 and the EDI 846 includes CTP**CON*2.7200\
  • Received Cost = 2.7200 and the EDI 846 includes CTP**UCP*2.7200\
  • If an item has 0 shipments for a buy-over week, then a 0 Received Cost will appear on the EDI 846; the PO Cost should always be populated.

To see the placement of these new segments and to learn more about the updates, download the Lowe’s EDI 846 Business Example and Revised EDI 846 Guidelines below!

Download Lowe’s EDI 846 Business Example

Download Lowe’s Consignment Inventory EDI 846 Guidelines

More Important Facts About this EDI Update:

  • Lowe’s will not be alerting any EDI software providers of this change to the EDI 846 transaction.
  • Take the necessary steps to ensure your system can accept the CTP fields.
  • This revision will be effective on July 20, 2018 in the EDI 846 transactions Lowe’s will transmit to your company.
  • It will not be tested with your company prior to deployment into production.
  • If these additional data fields do not provide the input needed to resolve a cost discrepancy, continue to follow the same procedures as they currently exist for addressing the problem with Lowe’s.
  • This update for EDI does not impact the daily consignment reporting that is currently available to your company on LowesLink®.
  • Business related questions on the data content, including pricing, can be directed to Merchandising.
  • Technical EDI questions can be emailed to [email protected].
  • Do not direct any questions on this change to Lowe’s DC Teams.

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