Adient Electronic Commerce

Adient Electronic Commerce Requirements For Suppliers And Customers

Adient Electronic Commerce requires all automotive customers and suppliers to utilize EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) throughout the Supply Chain. This includes the ability to receive releases (830 – weekly, 862 – daily) and send ASNs (856). All of Adient Electronic Commerce initiatives, policies, and transaction sets comply with the guidelines set forth by the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) / VDA. The suppliers must have the capability to interface with Adient in one or more of the following options:

  • Traditional EDI package
  • Visibility tool (i.e. i-Supply) (Not applicable South America)
  • 3rd party provider (i.e. Covisint) (Not applicable South America)

Any updates, new releases, system changes, etc. will be communicated to Adient partner suppliers by the Adient Supply Chain Management and Purchasing organizations. All suppliers must develop a contingency plan for their primary Adient Electronic Commerce and EDI system. This allows to keep both product and information flowing if the primary system fails for any reason.

Advanced Shipping Notice (ASN)

An ASN is the electronic transfer of shipment data from a supplier to a customer. The customer plant utilizes the information contained within the ASN in three ways:

  • Determine and confirm goods in transit.
  • Verification against the shipment as product is received.
  • If the supplier is ERS (evaluated receipt settlement) approved, the ASN serves as an electronic invoice that will generate payment to the supplier (Not applicable South America)

Accuracy is imperative in order to maintain the integrity of information related to inventory records, MRP/supplier schedules, and invoice payments. ASN timeliness is critical to information accuracy and functionality. Failure to send ASN’s will result in non-compliance on your Supplier Scorecard, the issuance of a DMR (discrepant material report), and the potential for a charge-back. The ASN must be created upon finalization of the shipment and be received by Adient within one hour from the time the shipment leaves the supplier’s shipping location, or prior to its arrival at the Adient plant, whichever is earliest. All shifts in a facility must be capable of sending the ASN to meet these requirements. Confirmation of ASN receipt is available to suppliers (contact the Adient plant for availability).

To learn more about EDI and become a certified  EDI Professional please visit our course schedule page.

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