Business Communication Flexibility Importance (Continental ERP-System) Business Communication at Continental aims to communicate to Supplier a stable demand with reasonable fluctuations in volume production during series production); this process is based on both customer orders as well as the mid and long-term Continental rolling customer demand forecast (CDP). However, the proportion of concrete OEM’s orders and demand Read More →

Delivery Schedules – Differences in Sourcing Models (Continental) Delivery Schedules Models, in general, have no difference in the EDI message type and within the format (e.g. EDIFACT or VDA). However, Supplier understands that quantities cited in Delivery Schedule for VMI are ‘gross requirements’ whereas to ‘net requirements’ in case of CMI consignment process, JIT or ship-to-stock. Net requirements for Read More →

EDI Delivery Schedule Processing (Continental Automotive) EDI Delivery Schedule Processing is generated demand-driven, within Continental’s ERP-System, according to the Sourcing Model and sent to Supplier. EDI transmission for Delivery Schedule Processing is preferred (e.g. EDIFACT format). Suppliers will receive a Delivery Schedule for any Contract Product by any ordering Continental location in regular intervals or Read More →

JIT EDI Management (Just in Time) – Continental Production Flow JIT EDI Management is a driven sourcing model with a limited inventory coverage range and high frequency deliveries (at least three times per week) relying on pull signals (e.g. Kanban) between different points (e.g. warehouse or production line). It means synchronization of delivery and production in order to Read More →

VMI – Vendor Managed Inventory Consignment Warehouse (Continental Automotive) VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory) basic idea is to give Supplier the responsibility for inventory management. Thus, VMI is a consignment process in which the Continental Supplier is free to make his own decision regarding the delivery date, frequency, and quantity as long as Supplier maintains the inventory level required Read More →

EDI Onboarding Process With GSA Global Supply EDI Onboarding process standardized steps must be followed by vendors to set up a connection to the EDI gateway. The EDI onboarding process starts immediately after a contract is awarded to the vendor. To initiate the onboarding process, GSS Global Supply will provide vendors with an EDI “survey” which is used Read More →

Purchase Order Transmissions Between Belk And Vendors Purchase Order Transmissions are usually done after the nightly batch process completes. This is typically in the early morning hours but can be later. Belk is in the Eastern Time Zone (US). To be sure that a Purchase Order you are waiting from Belk has been sent, validate that Read More →

810 EDI Invoice Recommendations For 3M Suppliers 810 EDI Invoice recommendations provide basic description and some data segments technical lay-out comments for creating 3M 810 EDI Invoice (EDI ASC X12 transaction set 810). 3M can accept many valid ASC X12 data segments and elements in 810 EDI Invoice, however, we mention only those that are most commonly used. The ASC X12 version of Read More →