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Terms and Definitions

Published 09/28/2018, 09:07 PM
Last Update 06/17/2020, 07:01 PM
  • Bundle = A film-wrapped (shipping and handling) logistical unit, containing multiple Master Pack cartons of like-Model/UPC.
  • Case Pack Quantity [CPQ] = Total number of sellable-units within a MP carton.
  • Collect = Freight term designation, whereby Best Buy assumes responsibility over transportation.
  • Contracted Carrier = Defined by SCAC, are carriers and brokers that have a current “Contracted Carrier” Contract Agreement.
    • Eligible to schedule delivery appointments via EDI212 and/or EDI214.
    • All initial appointment requests for Contracted Carrier SCACs are assumed and scheduled as drop trailer deliveries.
  • Double-Boxing = Shipping practice where a single Master Pack carton is boxed within a larger shipping carton.
  • Drop-Eligible Approved Carrier = Carriers that have a drop trailer agreement (sometimes location specific) with Best Buy.
    • Eligible to schedule delivery appointments via EDI212 and/or EDI214.
    • Where applicable appointment requests, for Approved Drop Carrier SCACs, are assumed and scheduled as drop trailer deliveries.
  • Each = “Sellable carton” = “Base Unit or Each” = Carton (sold to customers) is also the inbound to BBY shipping configuration.
  • Enable Trading Portal = Best Buy’s Collect-vendor routing request platform.
  • GTIN-14 = Developed by GS1, it is a unique and universal identifier for a specific product and shipping configuration.
  • Inner Pack [IP] carton = “Inner” = Smaller cartons, within a Master Pack, used to package multiple sellable-units. If a single sellable carton represents the Master Pack, the carton technically does not contain any Inner Packs
  • JDA Dock Scheduling Portal = Best Buy’s web-based scheduling platform
  • Less-than-truckload (LTL) = Mode of transport that runs on a “hub and spoke” operational network of interconnected of terminals (as well as long-and-short haul trailers) meant to transport small freight.
  • Logistical Unit = Shipping and handling configuration.
    • When using LTL shipping this is an individual pallet.
    • For Truckload transportation this can either be an individual pallet or bundle.
  • Master Pack [MP] carton = “Case Pack” = “Supplier Pack” = “Case” = Largest (Best Buy approved) outer shipping carton.
  • Over-Boxing = Shipping practice where multiple Master Pack cartons are boxed within a larger shipping carton.
  • Parcel = Non-palletized small package shipping via Express/Courier Carrier.
  • Pick-up Date = “Product Ready Date” = Uploaded by the Vendor, this is the first business date that the Shipper will have the Collect Shipment ready for Best Buy carrier pick.
  • Prepaid = Freight term designation, whereby the Vendor assumes responsibility over transportation.
  • Product Ready Date = Ready to Ship Date = Uploaded by the Vendor, this is the first business date that the Shipper will have the Collect Shipment ready for Best Buy carrier pick.
  • Protective Frame = Material selection and design intended to protect product within the sellable carton.
  • Routing Request = Vendor’s statement of ship-ready expectations, which includes the Product Ready Date.
  • Routing Request Deadline = Last (BBY) business date that a Routing Request can take place and still be on-time/complaint.
  • Schedule ID = Load ID = Numeric appointment confirmation number provided in the JDA Dock-Scheduling Portal.
  • Shipper = Ship-from entity typically associated with the Vendor.
  • Truckload = A loaded over-the-road (or intermodal) trailer that retains an intact shipper-applied seal all the way through arrival inspection at the BBY Guard House.