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Transacting electronically is a requirement for all suppliers doing business with 3M. This includes the Purchase Order (PO), Purchase Order Acknowledgement (POA), Advance Ship Notice (ASN), Invoice and Payment. The ability and willingness to transact electronically will be a criteria for supplier selection and consolidation. Learn more in the eCommerce Supplier Collaboration section below.


  • US ERP Deployment

    3M continues to transform our company, focused on improving speed and agility to enable both of our companies to optimize growth. As part of this transformation, we are implementing an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system which will enable us to streamline our interactions with you. We have gained significant experience from implementing this in 23 countries over the past few years and are excited to do the same with the U.S.

    We are undertaking our global ERP implementation region by region, country by country, and in the U.S., location by location. Please note that in the U.S., you may continue to interact with 3M using both current and new ERP processes and tools. You may be impacted by multiple implementations in the U.S.

    Tools and Information

    PDF Document US 2018 W1 ERP Go Live Information (106K)

    PDF Document US 2018 W1 ERP Announcement Letter (2M)

    PDF Document US Supplier Toolkit 2018 version 1 (557K)

    PDF Document Supplier Remittance and Payment Status (357K)

    PDF Document 3M Points of Contact (181K)

    3M ERP Webinar and Toolkit Review

    PDF Document US Carrier Toolkit (757K)

  • eCommerce Supplier Collaboration

    eCommerce Video

    As part of our Business Transformation initiative, 3M is introducing eCommerce Supplier Collaboration tools that will enable electronic trading relationships with our suppliers. These tools will enable suppliers to view documents electronically.


    • Purchase Orders – view, download or interface directly into a supplier’s ERP system
    • Purchase Order Acknowledgements – confirm and correct details of purchase orders
      (Required within 48 hours of the PO being sent)
    • Advanced Shipment Notices – confirm details of shipment quantities, dates, information
      (Required 24 hours prior to shipment, time permitting, i.e., PO was delivered more than 24 hours prior to shipment)
    • Invoices – send electronic invoices
    • On-line Catalogues

    The benefits to 3M and our suppliers will be:

    • Real-time communication and visibility of purchasing data
    • Reduction in paper, manual data processing and lost paperwork
    • Early identification and correction of errors in purchasing data
    • Reduction in receiving and invoice match exception errors
    • Improved data processing accuracy and efficiency
    • Enable invoices to be paid on time.

    We have four different tools that enable the electronic delivery and exchange of purchase orders, purchase order acknowledgements, advanced shipment notices and invoices between 3M and our suppliers. The appropriate tool will be determined based on type of activity and volumes. Suppliers will be approached by the 3M Regional eCommerce Team, as appropriate. We look forward to your support of our Business Transformation.

    1. Ariba
      Covers most purchases (direct, indirect, but not sub-contracting POs)
    2. Corcentric
      Covers all purchases (direct, indirect, sub-contracting POs)
    3. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
      Covers all purchases (direct, indirect, sub-contracting POs)
    4. Supply Network Collaboration (SNC)
      • Covers sub-contracting POs
      • Also supports inventory collaboration with suppliers (sharing of net demand, SMI)

    Connect with STP eCommerce Support to learn more about 3M eCommerce options.

  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

    Transactions which will enable all suppliers to share documents and data with 3M electronically.

    Supplier Guidelines

    ANSI Version 4010
    PDF Document 850 - Purchase Order (98K)
    PDF Document 860 - Purchase Order Change (95K)
    PDF Document 855 - Purchase Order Acknowledgement / POA (45K)
    PDF Document 856 - Advanced Ship Notice / ASN (65K)
    PDF Document 810 - Invoices (64K)
    PDF Document 820 - Remittance Advice (46K)
    PDF Document 830 - Forecasts (Delivery Schedules) (73K)

    EDIFACT Version 96A
    PDF Document ORDERS - Purchase Order (117K)
    PDF Document ORDCHG- Purchase Order Change (112K)
    PDF Document ORDRSP- Purchase Order Acknowledgement / POA (73K)
    PDF Document DESADV - Advanced Ship Notice / ASN (73K)
    PDF Document DELFOR - Delivery Schedule Message (127K)
    PDF Document INVOIC - Invoices (98K)
    PDF Document REMADV - Remittance Advice (42K)

    Carrier Guidelines
    PDF Document 110 - Freight Invoice ANSI version 4010 (307K)
    PDF Document 210 - Freight Invoice ANSI version 4010 (96K)
    PDF Document 310 - Freight Invoice ANSI version 4010 (313K)

    VAN: A Value Added Network is an independent company offering services for electronic transmissions of transactions. It is a requirement that Sterling Commerce is leveraged as the VAN in our Source to Pay eCommerce transactions.



Source to Pay Transactions (non-ERP)

  • Tools Available for eTransactions

    This explains options for electronic processing of transactions, including purchase orders, purchase order acknowledgements, invoices and payments.

    PDF Document Tools Available for Electronic Transactions (359K)

  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

    EDI results in benefits for both trading partners by making it easier and more profitable for you to do business with 3M by avoiding costly paper-handling procedures, improving accuracy, shortening cycle time, and enhancing business communications and business processes.

    3M Required Transaction Sets: (Click on the individual transaction set for more technical information.)

    PDF Document 850 (84K) - Purchase Order
    PDF Document 997 (94K) - Functional Acknowledgement (Transaction that tells 3M that the purchase order was received by the supplier
    PDF Document 855 (70K) - Purchase Order acknowledgement (POA) (Transaction which tells 3M that the supplier agrees to the purchase order or would like to make changes to the purchase order.)
    PDF Document 810 (57K) - Invoice
    PDF Document 820 (39K) - Payment order/Remittance Advice (Transaction which is used to make a payment and/or send a remittance advice.)

    3M Required Transaction Sets for Suppliers Participating in e-SMI Programs:

    PDF Document 830 (137K) - Forecast Data
    PDF Document 852 (48K) - Product Activity Data

    3M Required Transaction Set for Freight Carriers:

    PDF Document 210 (49K) - Motor Carrier Freight Details and Invoice
    PDF Document 820 (62K) - Payment Order/Remittance Advice (Transaction which is used to make a payment and/or send a remittance advice.)

    VAN: A Value Added Network is an independent company offering services for electronic transmissions of transactions. It is a requirement that Sterling Commerce is leveraged as the VAN in our Source to Pay eCommerce transactions.

    Contact Us

    E-mail: 3M Sourcing eCommerce Inquiry

  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

    EFT provides for electronic payments between companies. EFT is safe, secure, and an efficient means for 3M to electronically transfer funds through the Federal Reserve's Automated Clearinghouse (ACH) system directly into a payee's bank account. For more information, call the ePayment number at 1-800-815-2460.

    If you already have an EFT account, log-in to Western Union Business Solutions to manage ePayment and remittance delivery.

    Note: ePayment Solutions Center is managed by Western Union Business Solutions for 3M.

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