XML stands for eXtensible Markup Language. XML files are simple text files in which the content is surrounded by tags describing the content.
3M can communicate using XML in two ways: Https and email.
XML is a relatively simple, quick and inexpensive technology.
Both small and large 3M customers would benefit from using XML to place their orders with 3M. However, there are fewer messages supported via XML so should you require messages not included in the above list, EDI is perhaps more suited for your needs.
Messages currently supported:
- Advance Ship Notice
- Purchase Orders
- Purchase Order Acknowledgements
Most XML messages we receive at 3M are orders. Here is an example order
We currently work with the following software / standards:
This list is not exhaustive – should you wish to use a different standard/schema please get in touch. If you could send us a test order we should be able to ascertain whether or not we can accept your XML in its current format.