860 Purchase Order Change Request - Buyer Initiated
Functional Group PC
X12M Supply Chain Subcommittee
This X12 Transaction Set contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Purchase Order Change Request - Buyer Initiated Transaction Set (860) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set can be used to provide the information required for the customary and established business and industry practice relative to a purchase order change. This transaction can be used: (1) by a buyer to request a change to a previously submitted purchase order or (2) by a buyer to confirm acceptance of a purchase order change initiated by the seller or by mutual agreement of the two parties.
What is an EDI 860?
An EDI 860 Purchase Order Change Request - Buyer Initiated communicates a change from the buyer to the original EDI 850 Purchase Order. It contains information about changes in quantity to an item (POC Segment), changes in shipping/delivery dates (DTM Segment), or changes in delivery location (N1 Loop).
How is an EDI 860 used?
For example, Retailer A accidentally orders 100 units of a SKU from Vendor B in an EDI 850 Purchase Order. Retailer A then realizes their mistake, and reduces the order to 10 units of the SKU by issuing an EDI 860 Purchase Order Change Request - Buyer Initiated to Vendor B.