The EDI 846 Inventory Inquiry Specifications is sent to communicate inventory data between manufacturers, their suppliers, and resellers. Learn about EDI 846s by reading the guide below.

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EDI 846

What is an EDI 846: Inventory Inquiry / Inventory Advice?

EDI 846 Inventory Inquiry/Advice communicates inventory information between manufacturers, their suppliers and resellers. It can be used by sellers of goods and services to provide inventory information to a potential customer, and also by sellers to inquire on the availability of inventory.

How is an EDI 846: Inventory Inquiry / Inventory Advice used? 

The EDI 846: Inventory Inquiry / Inventory Advice is sent by the supplier to inform a trading partner of inventory levels and if the supplier is overstocked/understocked. After the EDI 846 is received, a 997 Functional Acknowledgment is generated by the trading partner to confirm the successful reception of the original EDI 846 transaction. 

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