This transaction include resources authorizations, period-to-date cumulative quantities, and shipping or delivery patterns for weekly, monthly or quarterly requirements. This can eliminate the need for the customer to generate separate Purchase Orders. This information in a single 830 transaction can relate to all production items sourced from a given supplier site.
While the 830 transaction may include shipping information, it is based on forecasts. The 862 Shipping Schedule transaction is for conveying actual detailed shipping instructions.
It can be used in one of three ways:
- As a sales forecast
- As a forecast and an authorization for the recipient to commit to resources
- As a forecast that also includes order release levels