Volkswagen U.S. EDI Communication Data Flow And Message Formats Volkswagen U.S. EDI Communication works on TCP/IP internet point-to-point connections based on the OFTP2 – Protocol. VANS (Value Added Network Services), where communication is handled via a provider, are only permitted in exceptional cases. If supplier intends to use a provider, supplier has to notify Volkswagen Group of America in Read More →

Setting Up EDI Communication (Volkswagen Group Of America EDI Program) Setting Up EDI communication runs solely via the VWAG computer center in Wolfsburg. VWAG acts as a service provider of Volkswagen Group of America and therefore Volkswagen Group of America is able to use and provide access to the Volkswagen supplier portal. Applying for the ODETTE code Read More →

  Volkswagen Group Of America EDI Basic Requirements Volkswagen Group Of America EDI program requires all suppliers to use EDI and have access to the supplier portal in order to work with Volkswagen Group of America. EDI communication to Volkswagen in the U.S. works on TCP/IP internet point-to-point connections based on the OFTP2 – Protocol. As Read More →

Sporting Life Scheduling An Appointment NLS Guidelines Sporting Life Scheduling Delivery guidelines require all deliveries to Sporting Life 3PL warehoused (NLS) require an appointment – to schedule an appointment an ASN is required (EDI Vendors), or an approval number (Non-EDI Vendors). To obtain an approval number a valid PO, within shipping window and not passed cancellation date, is Read More →

EDI Shipping Instructions & Appointment Requirements EDI Shipping Instructions state that vendors should contact Sporting Life team to schedule an appointment, and provide the following information for every Purchase Order: PO# Cartons Units Carrier. Vendors should note, the ASN must be sent prior to the goods arriving at NLS. Failure to schedule an appointment OR shipping before/after appointment date may result in Read More →

Sporting Life Vendor Packing Instructions (Pack by Store, Bulk Pack And Kitting PO’s) Sporting Life Vendor Packing Instructions have been recently changed from bulk PO’s to PO’s by store. Now, every store will have its own unique PO#. This enhances the receiving process, making it faster, and more accurate. Vendor picks and packs items for specific store Read More →

Sporting Life EDI UPC And EAN Code (Universal Product Code And International Article Number) Requirements Sporting Life EDI UPC And EAN Codes must be provided by all vendors via NPLS or Product Catalogue. UPC or EAN codes are required; as this is how Sporting Life’s supply chain identifies products, and is integral to its receiving process. Sporting Life does not Read More →

Delivery Capability Based On Different Sourcing Models At Continental Delivery Capability calculation is standardized and backed by an IT-System: when goods receipt is posted in Continental’s ERP System, instantly the delivery is evaluated with respect to date and quantity requested. Each and any goods receipt is evaluated on Contract Product basis vs. the information in the Read More →

Sporting Life Electronic Data Interchange In Supply Chain Sporting Life Electronic Data Interchange is an important aspect within Supply Chain process. All suppliers must be EDI capable in order to transact electronically with Sporting Life. EDI helps to ensure communication between Sporting Life can be managed in an automated, more efficient manner. Suppliers will benefit from Read More →

Production Logistics Process (Start of Series Production) Production Logistics Process must be coordinated closely between Supplier and Continental location for every new Contract. The following topics must be coordinated and finalized between the Supplier and Continental Logistics Department before the first delivery for series production on the latest: Preferred Sourcing Model, Packaging Concepts, Information Interchange (EDI), Shipping Read More →