Advance Ship Notice (ASN) is a document that answers to the following questions for buying organizations:
- What order(s) shipped?
- What items are being shipped and how many?
- When will the order(s) arrive?
- Does the shipment contain the complete order?
- Is the shipment packaged with barcodes for easy receiving?
- What is the FedEx, UPS or USPS tracking number? (drop-ship orders)
It is sometimes called an Outbound Ship Notice, Manifest, DESADV or EDI 856.