EDI Programs And Requirements

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.

Business Requirements

  • Ability to meet EDI Technical Requirements
  • Ability to ship all orders complete with no back orders or split ships
  • Ability to pack and label all cartons with a GS1-128 meeting our requirements
  • Ability to meet any and all other requirements as defined by The Kroger Co

EDI Technical Requirements

  • Ability to support the current EDI standard (s) supported by the Kroger Co
  • Ability to receive Purchase Orders with SDQ (Store Destination Quantity) segments
  • Ability to send valid UPC & SKU numbers for identification of all products in the ASN. SKU represents our item number we sent on the purchase order with the 'CB' qualifier for 4010 or the 'PI' qualifier for 5010.
  • Ability to send an EDI Invoice for the Purchase Order
  • Ability to send ASN in Shipment, Order, Pack and Item hierarchy
  • If more than one truckload is needed to ship purchase order complete, Vendor must have ability to send ASN for additional trucks within 24 hours of the first ASN sent
  • Ability to send all Advanced Ship Notices prior to scheduling an appointment for unloading at the Distribution Center
  • Ability to label all cartons with the GS1-128 Carton Label meeting The Kroger Co requirements.

Logistics Requirements

  • See Routing Guide from Fred Meyer’s Traffic Department for specific requirements
  • All cartons must be conveyable