Electronic Data Interchange

The supply process for production material, spare parts, and stocked general material is supported by EDI (Electronic Data Interchange).

EDI transactions with external partners are based on message standards like VDA 4984 and communication standards like ODETTE File Transfer Protocol, version 2. EDI-USE is mandatory for lean and efficient business processes to supply production material and spare parts. Therefore, EDI is an urgent basis for the cooperation with partners in the JIT- process and for large transaction volume.

For suppliers who have low data volumes at the delivery process, and who do not have an integrated EDI-messaging, can use the internet-based application WebEDI on the Group Business Platform.