Home Depot Tightening Its Shipment Notice (ASN, 856) Performance Requirement

Suppliers to Home Depot gearing up for a busy Spring should ensure their Advance Shipment Notices (ASNs) are technically correct and sent at the time of shipment.  Failure to do so could result in costly chargebacks.

Home Depot has put in place tighter requirements and more stringent enforcements.  In the past, several errors were tolerated, which meant an implied cost for Home Depot.  This cost is now being more closely scrutinized.

Several Data Communication Solutions’ (DCS) customers made improvements in 2013.  We found that the customers’ technical changes were straightforward but not trivial.  Typically, about 3-5 days technical work is needed to meet the tightened requirement. Most of the time need is for analysis and re-training.  (I mentioned training because shipping dock temporary help must know the process.  We provide the training sheet for your shipping manager.)

Contact your DCS EDI Specialist or e-mail us at to determine if your ASNs meet Home Depot’s stricter requirements.

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