EDI 943 - Warehouse Stock Transfer Shipment Advice

The Warehouse Stock Transfer Shipment Advice tells a warehouse that a shipment has made it to a manufacturer. Learn about EDI 943s by reading the guide below.

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EDI Transaction

EDI 943

What is an EDI 943 Warehouse Stock Transfer Shipment Advice?

The EDI 943 Warehouse Stock Transfer Shipment Advice is an advance ship notice to a remote warehouse indicating the transfer shipment has been made from the manufacturer. EDI 943 is also utilized by manufacturers in order to authorize a warehouse to accept a return from a customer.

How is an EDI 943 Warehouse Stock Transfer Shipment Advice used?

The EDI 943 Warehouse Stock Transfer Shipment Advice is sent by the warehouse sending the material to the receiving warehouse. After the destination warehouse receives the EDI 943, an EDI 997 (Functional Acknowledgement) is sent back from the receiver to indicate that the EDI 943 was successfully received. 

Example EDI 943 transaction exchange:

Because the EDI 943 is sent in response to an EDI 940, you can start to understand the traditional order for this data exchange.

Here is an example of where the EDI 943 fits in within the transaction series:

  1. First, an EDI 940 Warehouse Shipping Oder is sent by a supplier to a 3PL provider to formally request shipment of goods from a remote warehouse to the supplier's (buyer's) location
  2. The third-party logistics provider sends the EDI 943 as an advanced shipment notice to a remote warehouse, informing the supplier that a transfer shipment has been made from the manufacturer. 
  3.  Finally, the series is completed after an EDI 945 Warehouse Shipping Advice transaction is sent to provide confirmation of a shipment. The EDI 945 informs the trading partner a shipment was made.

EDI 943 Transaction File

Common information in the EDI 943 transaction includes:

  • Shipment date

  • Manufacturer of goods 

  • Receiving warehouse ID and location

  • Carrier information 

  • Order information including item numbers, total quantity, etc.

EDI 943 Transaction Example

Here is an EDI 943 Transaction within Cleo Integration Cloud

EDI 943 - Cleo Integration Cloud View

EDI 943 Specification 

This X12 Transaction Set contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Warehouse Stock Transfer Shipment Advice Transaction Set (943) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set can be used by a depositor or an agent of the depositor to advise the recipient that a transfer shipment has been made. This transaction set provides a receiving location with detail information concerning product being shipped to that location.


Accredited Standards Committee X12. ASC X12 Standard [Table Data]. Data Interchange Standards Association, Inc., Falls Church, VA. https://x12.org/index.php/products/transaction-sets

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