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Minutes July 2005

FIDX On-Line Meeting Minutes

July 20, 2005

A FIDX on-line meeting was held from noon until approximately 1pm EDT on July 20, 2005. The purpose of the meeting was to review and discuss the freight invoice (210) and vendor managed inventory (852) schemas.

Ashish Gandhi reviewed the proposed 210 schema changes and it was agreed that he will make the edits requested and then review the changes with Ben Keller of MGM Transport. The 210 schema will be reviewed and, if satisfactory, approved at the next FIDX on-line meeting.

Mike Overholt reviewed the proposed 852 schema changes. At the March 16, 2005 FIDX meeting in Greensboro, it was agreed that the 852 schema should fulfill the requirements for both (a) retailers that are reporting sales data to manufacturers and (b) manufacturers who are reporting product availability data to retailers. That decision was reconfirmed and it was agreed that Mike will make the edits requested and then review the changes with Theresa Jaynes of Century Furniture and Talmage Fish of Hooker Furniture. The 852 schema will be reviewed and, if satisfactory, approved at the next FIDX on-line meeting.

The next FIDX on-line meeting is scheduled for Wednesday August 17, 2005 at 1pm EDT.

Submitted by Ron Martell, FIDX Steering Committee