EDI for Automotive
EDI in the automotive industry began in 1982 with a mandate from General Motors that their suppliers use it. Since then EDI has become an integral part of the automotive supply chain and encompasses all of the OEMS and tier 1 suppliers as well as many of tier 2 suppliers and third party logistics providers.
Electronic Data Interchange assisted car manufacturers in onboarding suppliers regardless of their location as the automotive industry became increasingly global. The exchange of EDI documents now helps automotive production lines run smoothly between the car manufacturers and their extended supply chain.
The most common EDI standard is the ANSI X-12 standard but many companies in the automotive supply chain use the international EDIFACT standard. Some companies support both standards.
CovalentWorks provides web-based EDI solutions that eliminate the need for manual entry of information, saving car manufacturers and their supply chain time and money. One constant across all industries, including the automotive industry, is that functional acknowledgments are sent to indicate receipt of an EDI document.
CovalentWorks fully supports all automotive EDI transaction types following each trading partner’s unique requirements.
Automotive EDI Transactions & Documents
- 810 Invoice
- 820 Payment Remittance Advice
- 830 Planning Schedule with Release Capability
- 850 Purchase Order
- 856 Advance Ship Notice
- 862 Ship Schedule
- 997 Functional Acknowledgment
- ORDERS Purchase Order
- DELFOR Delivery Forecast
- DELJIT Shipping Schedule/Delivery Just in Time
- DESADV Advance Ship Notice
- CONTRL Functional Acknowledgment