ASN (Advance Shipping Note)

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Definition: ASN (Advance Shipping Note)

An Advance Shipping Note pertains to the logistics part of a supply chain. This document which is usually sent in an electronic format over the EDI gives some information about the pending deliveries.

Some of the basic information which an ASN should contain is the contents of the shipment; the dispatch date and the expected arrival date so that the customer is ready to accept the shipment. At times, it also contains some additional information about the shipment such as shipment weight, the number of boxes, the packaging information, the carrier information etc.


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