EDI for Automotive

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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. 

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Automotive EDI Transactions & Documents

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EDI Solution Comparison

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EDI Van

Web-based portal
Interfaces to other systems Optional
Complete turnkey solution: ✓*
GS1-128 bar code labels Optional
Web-based software
Works with 3PL
Phone and email support
Training
Online help
Transaction mapping
Trading partner testing
EDI VAN, AS/2, FTP

All EDI Solutions Also Include:

Access from Anywhere

Unlimited number of users

No annual fee, no maintenance fee

No fee per EDI customer per month

Month to month agreement, no long-term contract

*IT support required during testing for B2BWorks.

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  • Using a web based EDI program has saved our company time, money and a lot of headaches. Software updates and configurations are no longer a thorn in my side, thank you Covalent Works!

    Cher Gray-AlderferController, Christine Taylor Collection

  • Our switch to Covalent Works was a fantastic move for both us and our customers. Covalent has provided excellent cost effective service, and meets all our EDI needs. Thank you, and we look forward to the same great service for years to come.

    Brian DickeyPresident, Bio Clinical Labs