Doing EDI with KohlSrini Raja
EDI Compliance with Kohl
Kohl recommends its Vendors to be EDI Ready as soon as they start doing with business with Kohl.
What is EDI
To understand the basics of EDI and an overview, refer our earlier blog, Basics of EDI that explains how EDI for a trading partner works.
What you need to know about doing EDI with a customer
The basic questions to be addressed for any EDI connection are
- How to connect to the customer system to receive and send EDI documents
- What inbound and outbound documents are required to be exchanged
- What EDI standards and format does customer require
Kohl EDI Connection
Kohl uses GXS as their VAN (Value Added Network) provider. Hence, all trading partners should be able to connect to GXS VAN system to send and receive EDI documents
Kohl EDI Standards
Kohl follows X12 4010 standards for its EDI Integration
EDI Documents Required for Kohl Connection
Kohl Requires the below documents to be exchanged with the trading partner.
Outbound from Kohl
EDI 850 – New Purchase orders (Blanket and Release)
EDI 860 – Purchase order changes
EDI 864 – Text messages. Any errors or warnings will be sent through this.
EDI 816 – Organizational relations (Ship to Address)
Inbound to Kohl
Kohl expects the trading partners to send the below EDI messages
EDI 856 – Advance Shipment Notice
EDI 810 – Invoices to customer
Testing Process with Kohl
Kohl does not have a separate testing process with EDI certification. They will send a live purchase order through EDI and expect the vendor to send corresponding EDI 856 and ASN document through EDI.
Third Party EDI Service Provider
Kohl encourages its vendors to become EDI compliant as soon as possible. Utilizing experienced EDI service provider like TPSynergy(www.tpsynergy.com) will shorten the cycle time to become EDI Compliant with Kohl