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Crown Sizer Implementation

Crown Sizer Implementation for Apparel

  • When? Spring 2011/Fall 2011 Assortments
  • Mainetti will partner with You and Academy to implement this program!!
  • Use Mainetti part# CS1Q
  • Uniplast, Visconti and CWS sizers are approved for use!

  • If you have any questions, please contact Vendor Relations at vendcomp@academy.com or contact your Global Sourcing Specialist!


New 2017 Academy Logo

Academy® Sports + Outdoors Logo and Usage Guidelines

The logo Academy® and any identification of its registered trademark may not be used, in whole or in part, without the prior written/verbal consent of Academy, Ltd. All rights reserved.


Academy Logo Usage Guidelines 

Academy Logo  R Images 2017

Academy Logo  TM Images 2017

Weights & Dimensions

Academy vendors will soon begin to hear more details on providing weights and dimension for all Academy SKUs.

Increase truck load shipments through consolidation of orders.

 Click the link below for Weights and Dimensions presentation: 

Weights & Dimensions

Pack By Store Guideline


Academy is committed to the use of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) for exchanging purchase orders and related documents. Academy requires all vendors to have EDI capabilities that include the ability to receive or send the EDI documents listed below, along with the associated GS1-128 carton labels (refer to Carton Packaging & Labeling section of this guide). 

SPS Commerce has partnered with Academy to manage our EDI program. New vendors will be referred to SPS Commerce immediately after receiving their vendor number to begin EDI onboarding. Additional information can be found by visiting the SPS website at https://community.spscommerce.com/academy-sports-outdoors-supplychain/,

Currently Traded Documents


EDI Transaction Set

Document Name

ASC X12 Version/Release





Purchase Order (PO)



Purchase Order Acknowledgement



Advanced Ship Notice (ASN)



Purchase Order Change  



Functional Acknowledgment



Business Requirements


<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Must be returned for each purchase order (850), or purchase order change (860) sent by Academy.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->855 Return Guidelines as follows:

<!--[if !supportLists]-->o    <!--[endif]-->Import POs - Must be returned within 5 business days

<!--[if !supportLists]-->o    <!--[endif]-->Domestic (Replenishment) – Must be returned within 1 business day

<!--[if !supportLists]-->o    <!--[endif]-->Domestic Manual - Bulk (Futures & Fill ins) – Must be returned within 5 business days

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->If Vendor acknowledges the PO without any changes, it will be deemed accepted.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Additional vendor initiated PO changes should be submitted no later than 30 days prior to PO Not Before date.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Vendors may request ship windows extensions. However, ship windows may not be lengthened past 3 business days.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Vendor initiated changes that are rejected by Academy merchants will be communicated to vendor through e-mail or phone. An EDI transaction will not be returned.


EDI-860 (PO Change)

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Will be sent to vendor by Academy for merchant initiated changes or cancellations.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Will be sent to vendor by Academy for merchant approved vendor change requests made with the 855.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Academy merchants will return an 860 within 3 business days of receipt of 855.


EDI-856 (ASN)

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->ASN must be sent as soon as carrier departs vendor’s facility.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->ASN Ship Date (DTM segment) should match date carrier departs vendor’s facility.


EDI 810 (Invoice)

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Should be sent immediately after sending ASN, but no later than 10 days from ASN date.


EDI-997 (Functional Acknowledgement)

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Will be returned to vendor by Academy after receipt of each transaction (810, 855, 856,)

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Return of 997 only confirms proper formatting and syntax. The 997 does not validate transaction accuracy.   


Rejected Transaction:

Vendors will be notified of any EDI transactions rejected due to failing validation, along with the error message so they can correct & resend.





Inovis Correspondence

Dear Valued Business Partner,

As we continue to grow our Company, a newly opened 2nd Distribution Center in Jeffersonville, Georgia, work towards E-Commerce, and improve our Supply Chain, it is time to address major data items in our business process --- our ability to systematically capture master pack, consumer package and item dimensions.  

A key initiative of our company in this fiscal year is to receive this information from our vendors. The ability to obtain and maintain the accuracy of these dimensions is an important step on the roadmap to better continued growth in our major Company initiatives, our logistics forecasting and better inventory management.

We are pleased to announce our partnership with Inovis for the support of our master pack, consumer package, and overall item information. To ensure the most accurate and effective process for automatically retrieving these attributes, Academy requires that you subscribe to and/or grant access to your Inovis Catalogue The Inovis Catalogue is our preferred solution for all item information. This company-wide initiative is dependent upon cooperation from you, our vendor partners. 

Why the push for an online catalogue?

  • Data Synchronization - Minimize input at PO creation
  • Improve purchase order accuracy
  • Reduce keying errors which ultimately affect DC receiving functions with slow downs
  • Costs associated with problem shipments such as chargebacks, invalid UPC/GTIN, or reticketing goods
  • Increase efficiency in the overall supply chain resulting in improved sales and expense performance
  • Obtain cube and weight - maximize inbound and outbound shipment
  • E-commerce - immediate shipping costs to the consumer


Click here for Inovis contact information

Below is a list of correspondence letters with Inovis

Click here for Inovis FAQ Correspondence


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