Trading Partners North America

We value our North American trade partners who help us produce food and serve our communities.
In this section:

North America Trading Partners

Our North American partners mean the world to us, and our partnership is founded on trust and mutual respect. We do this by implementing a data system that’s safe and secure, while making our processes super simple to navigate. 

International partners, visit our International Trading Partners page

Our implementation guidelines? Easy as pie.

We understand how important it is to have an implementation process that’s simple, secure and easy to manage. Within North America, we use the ANSI X12 standard for EDI. As defined by GS1, we use UCS (grocer), VICS (retail) and I/C (industrial/commercial).

Click on each area below to access resources and learn more about the areas of General Mills Trading:

Customer
Export
Finance / Treasury
Suppliers
Transportation
Warehouse
Questions? Technical Support

 

Customer

Features designed to make business processes and transactions simple and accurate.

Transaction Standard / Version Description
810 X12 Invoice
820 UCS/X12 EFT Inbound
820 UCS/X12 EFT Outbound
850 X12 Purchase Order
856 UCS/X12 Advance Ship Notice
875 UCS Purchase Order
880 UCS Invoice

Support documents:

EDI Implementation Guide

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Export

Explore tools that support booking requests, confirmation, status, transactions and more. 

 Transaction Standard/Version Description
300 X12/4010 International Booking Request
301 X12/4010 International Confirmation
315 X12/4010 International Status
810 X12/4010 Invoice - Outbound
810 X12/4010 Invoice - Inbound (from freight forwarder)

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Finance/Treasury

Supports EFT payments for vendors, suppliers and customers with specific maps for each of our banking partners.

General Mills offers EFT payments for vendors, suppliers, and customers through the banking system. 

We have several specific maps for each of the banking partners we work with. They are all Transaction 820: Payment Order / Remittance Advice. 

Due to the confidential nature of these transactions, the specifications are not shared here.

Contact Team General Mills EDI 

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Suppliers

Find tools for electronic communication on purchase orders, changes, invoicing, email alerts, and more.

General Mills Inc wants to communicate electronically with all suppliers for purchase orders, purchase order changes, invoicing and ASN by either using standard EDI directly or by going through the General Mills Taulia Supplier Portal.

If you are a smaller company without EDI capabilities or do a smaller amount of PO business (less than 50 PO’S per month with General Mills) the Taulia Supplier Portal is the perfect option for you. The Portal provides email alerts for any new PO or PO changes and allows the supplier to submit invoices to General Mills.

Team General Mills EDI analysts and mappers are ready to help you understand GMI specifications and facilitate testing to get automated integration up and running quickly.

Contact Taulia Enrollment Team for questions related to the Taulia Supplier Portal.

Contact Team General Mills EDI for any questions related to standard EDI. 

Supplier Transactions - Sourcing (NA)
 Transactions Standard/Version Description
 810 X12/4010  Ingredients and Packaging Invoice
 850 X12/4010 Ingredients and Packaging Purchase Order
 856 X12/4010 Supplier ASN
 860 X12/4010 Ingredients and Packaging PO Change
 997 X12/4010 Functional Acknowledgement

Support documents: 

EDI 810 Invoice Documentation
EDI 850/860 Purchase Order Documentation
EDI 856 ASN Documentation
EDI 997 Functional Acknowledgement
Interpreting EDI Translation Error Messages
Vendor Pallet Label Requirements
Standard Shipping Label Example
SSCC18 Pallet Labeling Scenarios

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Transportation

Access timely and accurate information to make the transportation business process smooth and easy.

EDI is an excellent tool to optimize transportation business processes. Timely and accurate information can be exchanged without error leading to just-in-time utilization of capacity and movement of goods with minimal manual intervention. 

Our team of analysts and mappers are ready to help you understand our specifications and facilitate testing to get automated integration up and running quickly.

On the carrier and rail side, we support the 204/404 load tender, 990 load tender response, 214 load status and 210/410 invoice transactions.

Truck and Rail Transportation Transactions (NA)
Transaction Standard/Version Description
 204 X12/4010  Motor Carrier Load Tender
 210  X12/4010  Motor Carrier Freight Details and Invoice
 214  X12/4010  Transportation Carrier Shipment Status Msg
 404  X12/4010  Rail Carrier Shipment Information
 410  X12/4010  Rail Carrier Freight Details and Invoice
 990  X12/4010  Motor Carrier Response Load Tender

Support Documents

EDI Documents for Transportation
Interpreting EDI Translation Error Messages
214 Business Guide & Rejections
210 Business Guide

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Warehouse

Discover features to help optimize warehousing business processes, shipping, receiving and inventory balance.

EDI is an excellent tool to optimize warehousing business processes. Timely and accurate information can be exchanged without error leading to just-in-time utilization of capacity and movement of goods. Our team of analysts are ready to help you understand our specifications and facilitate testing to ultimately integrate our systems in a production environment.

The base set of transactions for a warehouse include the shipping 940/945, receiving 856/944, and inventory balance 846. 

Copack or special pack operations may also include production orders 850/860. Sites that store raw materials may also implement the 855. Additional transactions are provided to further integrate processes if able. Please discuss your scope with your assigned EDI analyst.

Warehouse Transactions - Supply Chain (NA)

 Transaction Spec / Support Docs Standard/Version Description
 214 / 214 FAQ UCS/4030 Warehouse Shipment Status (Truck Arrived, Trailer Loaded)
846 / 846 FAQ USC/4030  Inventory Snapshot
850 / 850 FAQ X12/4010 Production Order
852 / See 846 FAQ UCS/4010 Inventory Activity
855 / 855 FAQ UCS/4010 Copy of Vendor PO
856 / 856 FAQ UCS/4010 Advance Ship Notice (Interplant, Vendor)
860 / See 850 FAQ X12/4010 Production Order Change
888 / 888 FAQ UCS/4030 Item Maintenance
940 / 940 FAQ UCS/4010 Warehouse Shipping Order
940 / 940 FAQ UCS/4030 Warehouse Shipping Order (Supports Additional Capabilities)
943 / 943 FAQ X12/4010 Notice to Receive 
944 / 944 FAQ UCS/4010 Notice of Receipt (Vendor PO, Interplant, Production & Customer Return)
945 / 945 FAQ UCS/4010 Notice of Shipment
947 / 947 FAQ UCS/4010 Inventory Adjustments (QI, Quality Change, Stock Adj, Dump/Destroy)
947 / 947 FAQ UCS/4010 Inventory Status (Outbound): (Green Light / Reach & Hold)

*The 4030 version of the 940 supports COR/COE, Products Substitution, Order Type & Customer Specific Freshness Requirements. 

Support Documents:

EDI Transaction Sets for Logistics Document
All GMI EDI SC Transaction Set Raw Data Examples
947 EDI Cheat Sheet
GMI EDI 947 Cheat Sheet Raw Data Examples
Auto Fax Request Document
Interpreting EDI Translation Error Messages

Initial Implementation Surveys

EDI Requirements Supply Chain
EDI Survey for Warehouse Trading Partner
EDI Survey Operational

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Technical Support

At General Mills we have two options available to transfer data:

Direct connection through AS2
VAN connection or interconnect (IBM Sterling)

Here is our AS2 information for North America and International:

Download North America or International AS2 information.
Download North America or International AS2 public certificate.
Download North America AS2 Test public certificate

CONTACT INFO:

Email
General Mills AS2 Support Team
Team General Mills EDI North America
Contact Team General Mills EDI International

Telephone
Team General Mills EDI
(763) 293-3000
(800) 643-6472

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