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  UN/EDIFACT  D.03A (Batch) Syntax version 3 Issue date 2003-06-23  
  Message type specification INVRPT
INVRPT 9 Inventory report message  

TBG1 Supply Chain

This specification provides the definition of the Inventory report message (INVRPT) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.

This paper provides the definition of the United Nations Standard Inventory Report Message to be used in Electronic Data Interchange between trading partners.

1.1 Functional definition
A message specifying information relating to held inventories.
The Inventory report message is intended to be used in either direction between trading partners.

1.2 Field of application
The Inventory report 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.

1.3 Principles
The exchanged information will relate to inventories of raw materials, manufactured articles, or other stockable items, and can be exchanged between a manufacturer and distributor (wholesaler), or manufacturer and consignment holder, etc.

The message includes functionality to differentiate classes of inventory, and to permit financial valuation of inventories facilitating price protection claims, auditing, statutory declarations, planning of production and deliveries, etc.

The specified quantities relating to a product can indicate opening stock, closing stock, and goods movement (receipts or withdrawals) of held inventory, for a given time frame.

The specified quantities can relate directly to a product or package, and may be sub-detailed within different groups or classes, e.g., batch, age, valuation, location, etc.

For every specified quantity it is possible to indicate the relative package identifications of the physical units involved.

See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 1.


3.1 Standard terms and definitions
See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 2.


4.1 Data segment clarification
This section should be read in conjunction with the segment table which indicates mandatory, conditional and repeating requirements.

The following guide-lines and principles apply to the whole message and are intended to facilitate the understanding and implementation of the message:

All specified dates/times should be in the format 'ccyymmdd'/ 'hhmm' unless all the parties involved in the transaction agree that there is a functional requirement for an alternative form.
Periods should be specified as whole numbers representing the required period as indicated to the format qualifier (weeks, months, etc.).

Where a choice of code or text is given only the code element should be used wherever possible.

Conditional data that is not required in the message should not be included.

Care must be taken that the segment qualifier in dependent segments do not conflict with the segment qualifier of the trigger segment of the group.
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