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Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)


Benefits:  EDI results in benefits for both trading partners by making it easier and more profitable for you to do business with 3M by avoiding costly paper-handling procedures, improving accuracy, shortening cycle time, and enhancing business communications and business processes.


3M Required Transaction Sets:  (Click on the individual transaction set for more technical information.)

  850 (PDF, 84k)  Purchase Order
  997 (PDF, 94k) Functional Acknowledgement (Transaction that tells 3M that the purchase order was received by the supplier
  855 (PDF, 70k) Purchase Order acknowledgement (POA) (Transaction which tells 3M that the supplier agrees to the purchase order or would like to make changes to the purchase order.)
  810 (PDF, 57k) Invoice
  820 (PDF, 39k) Payment order/Remittance Advice (Transaction which is used to make a payment and/or send a remittance advice.)

3M Required Transaction Sets for Suppliers Participating in e-SMI Programs:

  830  (PDF, 137k)  Forecast Data
  852  (PDF, 48k)  Product Activity Data

3M Required Transaction Set for Freight Carriers:

  210 (PDF, 49k) Motor Carrier Freight Details and Invoice
  820 (PDF, 62k) Payment Order/Remittance Advice (Transaction which is used to make a payment and/or send a remittance advice.)

VAN:  A Value-Added-Network is an independent company offering services for electronic transmissions of transactions. Costs vary per VAN and may be negotiated between the supplier and the Value-Added-Network.

Suppliers are free to choose any EDI provider they feel will fit their needs for doing business with 3M. 3M does not recommend any provider. Costs for EDI services vary per provider and may be negotiated between the supplier and the EDI provider.

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      E-mail: 3M Sourcing eBusiness Inquiry

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