EDI Glossary

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Common EDI Acronyms

ANSI

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.

AS2

Applicability Statement 2 (Secure communication protocol used for EDI over the Internet)

ASN

Advance Ship Notice.Also known as an “856” transaction.

B2B

Business to Business

EAI

Enterprise Application Integration

EDI

Electronic Data Interchange

EDIFACT

An EDI standard mainly used in Europe

ERP

Enterprise Resource Planning

GTIN

Global Trade Item Number

IT

Information Technology

PO

Purchase Order.Also known as an “850” transaction.

Trading Partner

Other organization with which business transactions are exchanged

UPC

Universal Product Code

VAN

Value Added Network

VMI

Vendor Managed Inventory

WMS

Warehouse Management System

X.12

An EDI standard mainly used in North America(See a complete list of X.12 transactions here)

XML

Extensible Markup Language


Looking for a more specific term?

Refer to this extensive glossary of common Supply Chain terms distributed by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) click here: Supply Chain Management Glossary

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