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EDI 860 Purchase Order Change Request - Buyer Initiated -  EDI 860 Transaction

EDI 860 Purchase Order Change Request

Purchase Order Change Request

EDI 860 Purchase Order Change Request

The EDI 860 transaction is an electronic Purchase Order Change Request - Buyer Initiated (also known as ANSI X12 EDI 860 or EDIFACT ORDCHG). EDI 860 is used by buyers to request a change to an original EDI 850 Purchase Order. The EDI 860 Purchase Order Change request ensures the accuracy of the final order.



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EDI 860 specifications and key data elements include:

  • Purchase order number
  • Purchase order date
  • Type of order change, either a change or cancellation
  • Vendor number
  • Product identifiers such as UPC, EAN, GTIN, etc.
  • Item additions or deletions
  • Item price, quantity and description
  • Ship-to location
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Benefits of using EDI 860 Purchase Order Change Request - Buyer Initiated

  • Allows buyers to modify an order such as quantities for inventory management and demand planning
  • Enhances efficiency, automates fulfillment and provides real-time visibility
  • Improves data accuracy of information exchanged between trading partners
  • Eliminates discrepancies such as invoicing issues by enabling suppliers to invoice the buyers the correct amount

Common Issues Regarding EDI 860

As purchase order changes occur at different times within an order cycle, a few issues regarding the 860 include:

  • A buyer may send an EDI purchase order change request after an order is shipped for pricing adjustment prior to billing.
  • The purchase order change request can be sent by the buyer if a portion of the order has already shipped but the balance of the order will need a quantity adjustment, a new shipment date or fully cancelled.






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