TBG1 Supply Chain
This specification provides the definition of the Infrastructure condition message (INFCON) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.
1.1 Functional definition
The Infrastructure condition message is sent by a responsible party to other interested parties regarding the condition of a component in a commercial services or utilities infrastructure.
1.2 Field of application
The Infrastructure condition message may be used for both national and international applications. It is based on universal practice related to administration, commerce and transport, and is not dependent on the type of business or industry.
An Infrastructure condition message concerning an infrastructure component may be sent:
- To notify scheduled downtime
- To notify unscheduled downtime
- To forecast availability
- On the occurrence of a selected event
The message may be an initial message and does not require a response.
The message contains condition, availability and other management information in coded or free text format.
This message is typically used in cases where a component in a network is taken down for repair or has broken down, for example in:
- Power grids
- Gas or oil supplies lines
- Road traffic management
- Air traffic management
- Telephone networks
- Value added networks (VAN)
See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 1.
3. TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
3.1 Standard terms and definitions
See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 2.
4. MESSAGE DEFINITION
4.1 Data segment clarification
This section should be read in conjunction with the segment table which indicates mandatory, conditional and repeating requirements.