EDI Shipment/ASN – The Advanced Shipment Notice (also referred to as an “856”) This document lets your trading partner know several pieces of important shipment information such as what is being sent, how it is packed, and when it will arrive.
Bill of Lading (BOL) – Usually a reference number for a shipment
- VICS Bill of Lading – A bill of lading that follows a specific format that includes the GS1 prefix
DUNS – An identifying number assigned by Dun and Bradstreet that is associated with your company’s credit rating
Freight on Board (FOB) – Party responsible for paying for freight
GS1 Company Prefix – Unique number issued to the your company by the GS1 Organization
- GS1-128/ UCC128 Label (Barcode Label) – Carton or Pallet label. Label contains a barcode that matches carton identifier on ASN and in most instances serves as an electronic packing slip.
Migration – When you are changing from one EDI service provider to another
SKU – Stock Keeping Unit (an item identifier)
SSCC18 – The number that appears on your GS1 label along with a corresponding barcode
UPC – Universal Product Code (an item identifier which includes your GS1 Company Prefix making your product codes different from any other company’s product codes. Usually a 12-digit number)
VAN – Value Added Network. The “post office” that routes data from sender to receiver