You can exchange business documents electronically between trading partners. EDI subscribes to standard formats for conducting these electronic transactions.
The following EDI transactions facilitate the Supplier Scheduling process:
Planning Schedule (830)
The Planning Schedule allows for the electronic transmission of forecast and material release information between organizations. You can use a Planning Schedule as follows:
- forecast with the buyer's authorization to commit resources such as labor or material
- forecast with order release capability
You can use a Planning Schedule (830) as a Forecast without order release capability, and optionally include material authorization. If you choose Forecast, you can use the Shipping Schedule (862) as an order release mechanism to show firm quantities. You may not need to archive if material authorizations are not included.
Material Release (830)
You can use a Planning Schedule (830) as a Material Release that conveys forecast and order release information to specific supplier sites for all production items sourced from that supplier site to a specific ship-to location. If you use the Planning Schedule (830) as an Material Release, you eliminate the need to print blanket releases, and may also eliminate the need for a Shipping Schedule.
Material Releases for all productive material suppliers are generated at specified daily or weekly intervals to reflect the planning data of a new MRP regeneration; exception releases can be generated between general releases.
You must archive Material Releases for the entire CUM Period so that they remain available for inquiry and reporting purposes.
Shipping Schedule (862)
The Shipping Schedule refines the information contained on the Planning Schedule and supports Just-In-Time Delivery (JIT). The Shipping Schedule includes near term shipment information that is collected from open purchase orders and blanket order releases for scheduled items associated with the supplier site.
Daily buckets convey requirements, as opposed to the weekly and monthly buckets typically used on the Planning Schedule.
You must archive Shipping Schedules for the entire CUM Period so that they remain available for inquiry and reporting purposes.
Reviewing Item Schedules
Building a New Schedule
Building a Simulation Schedule
Building a Revision Schedule
Locating/Reviewing Existing Schedules
Reviewing Schedule Headers and Items
Reviewing Bucketed Item Schedules
MRP/MPS/DRP Plan Name Fields
Schedule Types and Subtypes