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KSE is using two types of EDI. The first type is a proprietary system that allows customers to dial into KSE's system to do stock checks, place orders, and to check the status of any of their orders. More information on KSE's Information System can be obtained by E-mailing Fred Schenfield.

The second and more strategic type for both KSE and its trading partners is ASC X12 (American Standards Committee X12). This type of EDI will allow KSE to communicate to all participating trading partners in the same manner. ASC X12 and the way that KSE utilizes it is by store and forward (or mail boxing) type of technology. It has been determined that using a Value Added Network (VAN) to achieve this is the most efficient way to send/receive data for KSE. This allows KSE to make one connection to send/ receive data to all our trading partners at once, instead of connecting to each trading partner individually. All the VAN's that support ASC X12 have bridges to each other, what this means is that KSE and its trading partners do not have to belong to the same VAN to communicate with each other. KSE uses Advantis (IBM Global Network).

KSE's ASC X12 EDI is done on a IBM ES9000-211 mainframe computer utilizing purchased software for ASC X12 translation. The product for translation is 'GENTRAN' from Sterling Software. and has been approved by all major companies in the United States. All the software that interfaces to and from GENTRAN, and KSE's data bases are applications developed by KSE. More information on KSE's EDI Services can be obtained by E-mailing Dan Johnson.

INBOUND Transactions

The types of ASC X12 transactions that KSE is presently receiving from our trading partners are as follows:

820 - Payment Order / Remittance Advice
This transaction is used by KSE to receive remittance/payment information from its trading partners. This transaction currently is not automated, but is printed and distributed to the accounts receivable department for manual review and update.

830 - Planning Schedule With Release Capability
This transaction is used by KSE to receive shipment release authorization with forecast information attached, or as a simple forecast, or as a vendor managed inventory system for its trading partners. This transaction is an automated update to KSE's database.

850 - Purchase Orders
This transaction is used by KSE to receive and place new discrete purchase orders from its trading partners, or simply confirm an order has been placed. This transaction is an automated update to KSE's database.

860 - Purchase Order Changes
This transaction is used by KSE to receive purchase order change information from its trading partners. This transactioncurrently is not automated, but is printed and distributed to the customer service department for manual review and update.

861 - Receiving Advice
This transaction is used by KSE as shipment receipt advice from its trading partners. This transaction is currently informational only.

862 - Shipping Schedule
This transaction is used by KSE to receive shipment release authorization from its trading partners. This transaction is an automated update to KSE's database.

997 - Functional Acknowledgment
This transaction is used by KSE to confirm outbound transmissions have been received by our trading partners. This transaction is an automated update to KSE's EDI audit database.

OUTBOUND Transactions

The list of outbound ASC X12 transactions that KSE is currently sending are as follows.

810 - Invoices
This transaction is sent to KSE's trading partners to provide for the customary business practice relative to billing for products and services rendered.

855 - Purchase Order Acknowledgments
This transaction is sent to KSE's trading partners to provide purchase order acknowledgement information relative to purchase order detail received, such as part numbers, quantities, dates required, pricing.

856 - Advance Ship Notice/Manifest
This transaction is sent to KSE's trading partners to provide shipment notice/manifest information. The ship notice will contain information relative to the shipment, such as a list of contents, order information, product description, packaging, carrier information, date shipped and waybill references.

865 - Purchase Order Change Acknowledgment
This transaction is sent to KSE's trading partners to provide information relative to and confirming that a purchase order change has been received and implemented.

997 - Functional Acknowledgment
This transaction is sent to KSE's trading partners to confirm that an inbound transaction has been received and accepted or rejected. This can be acknowledged at either the interchange, group, or transaction level.

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