Scan On Receiving (SCORS)
Fred Meyer Non Food / Jewelry Group
The Kroger Co uses a computer assisted replenishment purchase order to create and send to the vendors via EDI. The purchase order reflects a full case allocation to the warehouse, while behind the scenes; each full case is allocated to store locations. The supplier packs and labels the order and notifies The Kroger Co with an electronic packing slip, called an ASN, which details the products sent by item. ASN information feeds directly into a database and matched against the current purchase order on file in our order management systems.
The Kroger Co keeps packing information in a database until the carrier of the product schedules an appointment for unloading. On the scheduled day, packing information is transferred into the receiving center’s systems. The cartons are unloaded onto a conveying system scanning the GS1-128 bar code and matching the cartons shipped against the ASN. As cartons continue on the conveying system, the system pulls the full case allocation defined by the buyer or the replenishment system, and allocates each full case to a store location. A GS1-128 store bar code is applied to each case for routing through the warehouse and scan receiving at each store location.
This process is a paper-less exchange of information and goods. The Kroger Co is able to eliminate non-value-added tasks, have consistent inventory in the supply chain, eliminate out-of-stock conditions, and increase sell through by having product available just in time to meet customer demand. The Vendor can eliminate non-value-added tasks, have consistent production plans, increase efficiency, and develop a long-term opportunity for growing sales with The Kroger Co.
EDI Technical Requirements