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Terms and Definitions

Published 10/03/2018, 12:21 AM
Last Update 06/17/2020, 07:18 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.
  • Courier Door = Non-scheduled dock door where BBY-approved carriers deliver parcel (PO) product.
  • Courier Door Shipment = An individual Vendor/Class combination received at the individual trailer-level.
    • EX1: If a single parcel tracking number is delivered twice, that would qualify as two Courier Door Shipments.
    • EX2: If on a delivering trailer a Vendor has product from three separate Product Classes, this example scenario would qualify as three Courier Door Shipments.
  • 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.
    • 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 = Unique and universal identifier for a specific product and it’s non-consumable shipping configuration. See “ITF-14”
  • Inner Pack [IP] = “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.
  • ITF-14 = Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode = It is the GS1 format to encode a 14 digit Global Trade Item Number. See “GTIN-14”
  • 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.
  • 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 = Uploaded by the Vendor, this is the first business date that the Shipper will have the Collect Shipment ready for Best Buy carrier pick.
  • 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 = JDA 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.