The 856 Advance Ship Notice/ Manifest*** is used by the supplier to indicate to the buyer the contents of the shipment it is associated with. Specific details such as order information, physical characteristics and product descriptions, and carrier information will be represented in the document. The 856 Advance Ship Notice/ Manifest will also contain marking, packaging information, and configuration of goods in the transportation equipment.

What makes up the 856 Advance Ship Notice/Manifest document?

Elements could include order information, product descriptions, carrier information, and packaging information identical to a paper shipping manifest.

How is the 856 Advance Ship Notice/Manifest used?

The 856 Advance Ship Notice/Manifest is most often sent when the shipment is first en route to the destination.

****After the EDI document has been received, a 997 Functional Acknowledgement is sent back from the supplier indicating the EDI document was successfully received