XML structures of eBIZ/TC Upstream documents (2018-1)
Introduction to the XML document template
The structure of the XML documents is the very prescriptive part of the eBIZ/TC Upstream framework:
using the eBIZ/TC Upstream documents, the prescriptions must be completely respected about structure of the documents, names and coding,
optionality or mandatory use of elements, meaning of each element.
Otherwise the documents could be not validable with the XML Schema (that are the only way to check the
formal compliance of the documents) or could generate misunderstandings about the meaning of the message on the side of your partners.
The allowable customisations are about the use or not of a document or about the elements of the document that are declared 'optional'; they can
be used to simplify the documents (not all the elements are always necessary).
The (template of) eBIZ/TC Upstream documents of each release are on www.ebiz.enea.it or www.moda-ml.org and are represented by:
XML Schemas, public but that cannot be modified,
they must be used to validate the XML documents.
User Guides, that completely describe the structure and the aim of the documents,
together with the elements and their coding rules.
Compare version User Guides, with comparison against the previous version of the same document (available for this version: TRUE).
Equivalent JSON schema towards XML Schema of the document (available for this version: False).
in some cases, Samples and Stylesheets(XSL) might be available
and can be used to visualize with a browser the content of the XML documents.
The proposed stylesheets should be considered as a sample or a reference
to be used directly or customised or ignored and substituted with custom stylesheets.
Document Garment Kit Despatch Request
Garment Kit Despatch Request (Updated)
Despatch request of a garment kit sent by an Apparel Producer to a Logistic Operator or Fabric Producer or Controller
The present guide has been issued to assist the companies of the Textile-Clothing sector in the implementation of the standard XML document type "GARMENT KIT DESPATCH REQUEST”, providing all the instruction required for its use in any context of e-commerce between Apparel Producers and other actors that will send the kits on their behalf.
All the rules required for the construction and validation of the document are embedded into the specific XML-Schema, which is detailed in section "Implementation guide".
In this scenario, the Fabric Producers agree to send fabrics and accessories ordered by the Apparel Producer to a Logistics Company or directly to the Apparel Subcontractor specified by the Apparel Producer.
The Apparel Producer send a Despatch Request of the "kit" to the Fabric Producer o to the Logistics company so that it can make the "groupage (fabric, buttons, fastners…) and send it to the specified Subcontractor.
At this point, the Logistics company (or the Fabric Producer acting as) send the Despatch Advise to the Apparel Producer to confirm the shipping; the same document is sent to the Subcontractor to anticipate the information about the material it will receive.
This document is relative to the Despatch Request of the "kit" and can concern one or several Subcontractors.
The basic principles are:
- one line item must correspond to one "kit" and one Subcontractor
- every kit is made of one or more fabrics of which the single pieces can be identified, plus several accessories
- as for the roles: the Apparel Producer is "buyer", the Logistics company is "supplier" and the Subcontractor is "third party"
This XML document has been realized by Guido Cucchiara, PROGEMA - Gruppo SOI, supported by Thomas Imolesi and Arianna Brutti, XML-Lab (initiative of ENEA and Forum per la Tecnologia dell'Informazione).
Gustavo Cametti (Lanificio Piacenza),
Massimo Perona (Domina srl),
Piero De Sabbata e Piergiorgio Censoni (ENEA)
Subsequent developments in this document have been financed by the eBIZ 4.0 project
More information can be acquired in http://www.ebiz.enea.it.