EDI ASN's / Gentran

It sound like your best bet is going to be to use the BOM section. The
only cavet is that have your shipping people process all the BOM’s in
there every day. It will keep it much clean and easier to work with
other wise you are going to get piles of records in there that people
have to pick through. Granted, your not going to “use” them but you’
ll have a lower likelihood of an error.

Shirley Graver
Systems Administrator
Rubber Associates Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: karenrohe [mailto:krohe@...]
Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2003 2:54 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] EDI ASN's / Gentran

For the EDI Gurus in the group:

We are attempting to convert our EDI system to GentranNT using
Vantage EDI files from Gentran400 using old Classic files and
programming.

We have been on Vantage (currently 5.2, going to 6.0 over
Thanksgiving) since September 2002, but continue to process our EDI
manually, both inbound and outbound, through our old Classic
system.

Our last hurdle is the dreaded ASN. We currently are manually keying
every packing slip that needs to be ASN'd into the old Classic
system. The packing slip posting process is what triggers the ASN to
be sent.

Through Classic we send 1 ASN per packing slip, even if there are
many packing slips for 1 truck/shipment. We have one customer in
particular that absolutely needs the ASN's grouped together under one
shipment ID or Bill of Lading#.

We do not use the Vantage bill of lading program, only the packing
slip entry / post program. We manually create short-form bills of
lading to list total pallets and weight.

We need a way of grouping "like" packing slips together to identify
that particular group of packing slips that are to be ASN'd
together. I am thinking of using the "Log" field in the Packing Slip
header, which is the same field that the bill of lading program would
use to populate the BofL#. This would require manual entry by our
shipping people. Any other ideas? Would using the Bill of Lading
program help us?

I understand that Gentran will "poll" our shipped file (those packing
slips with the box checked for shipped) at an interval that we
designate. What if my interval is every 30 minutes, it's 12:29, I
check 2 of 4 packers shipped, it picks up those 2, sends the ASN,
then at 12:31 I check the other 2 packers shipped? Do any of you
know a more fool-proof way of making sure all documents go together?
The kicker here is that my customer requiring this grouping is only
an hour a way, so I can't even wait until after hours to send ASN's.
They literally need to go as soon as the truck leaves our dock.

Sorry this message is so long. Any and all help is appreciated. You
can contact me off-list at KRohe @ nationwideprecision.com (remove
spaces)

Thanks in advance,

Karen Rohe
Controller
Nationwide Precision / Galaxy Industries
Rochester NY
585-272-7100












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[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
For the EDI Gurus in the group:

We are attempting to convert our EDI system to GentranNT using
Vantage EDI files from Gentran400 using old Classic files and
programming.

We have been on Vantage (currently 5.2, going to 6.0 over
Thanksgiving) since September 2002, but continue to process our EDI
manually, both inbound and outbound, through our old Classic
system.

Our last hurdle is the dreaded ASN. We currently are manually keying
every packing slip that needs to be ASN'd into the old Classic
system. The packing slip posting process is what triggers the ASN to
be sent.

Through Classic we send 1 ASN per packing slip, even if there are
many packing slips for 1 truck/shipment. We have one customer in
particular that absolutely needs the ASN's grouped together under one
shipment ID or Bill of Lading#.

We do not use the Vantage bill of lading program, only the packing
slip entry / post program. We manually create short-form bills of
lading to list total pallets and weight.

We need a way of grouping "like" packing slips together to identify
that particular group of packing slips that are to be ASN'd
together. I am thinking of using the "Log" field in the Packing Slip
header, which is the same field that the bill of lading program would
use to populate the BofL#. This would require manual entry by our
shipping people. Any other ideas? Would using the Bill of Lading
program help us?

I understand that Gentran will "poll" our shipped file (those packing
slips with the box checked for shipped) at an interval that we
designate. What if my interval is every 30 minutes, it's 12:29, I
check 2 of 4 packers shipped, it picks up those 2, sends the ASN,
then at 12:31 I check the other 2 packers shipped? Do any of you
know a more fool-proof way of making sure all documents go together?
The kicker here is that my customer requiring this grouping is only
an hour a way, so I can't even wait until after hours to send ASN's.
They literally need to go as soon as the truck leaves our dock.

Sorry this message is so long. Any and all help is appreciated. You
can contact me off-list at KRohe @ nationwideprecision.com (remove
spaces)

Thanks in advance,

Karen Rohe
Controller
Nationwide Precision / Galaxy Industries
Rochester NY
585-272-7100