VDA 4905 EDI (Daimler AG Trading Partner Recommendations)
VDA 4905 EDI is to be provided for receiving call-offs in ODETTE format (Organisation for Data Exchange by Teletransmission in Europe -> European automotive associations grouping) in view of the increased emphasis on international supplier relationships and the increasing implementation of EDI messages. VDA 4905 EDI is used for call-offs for productive material. In general, purchase orders for non-productive material (ancillary materials and supplies, capital goods, etc.) will be processed using eDOCS wherever possible.
VDA 4905 EDI Special features
There are some special points to be noted for the following segments:
Daimler AG assigns call-off numbers on a parts number basis. For this purpose, VDA recommendation 4905/2 provides the option of entering the value “ARD” in the element MID-1004 (call-off no.), and leaving all the other MID elements empty. The call-off no. and call-off date are sent in ADI-1004 and ADI-2007.
The ARI segment is not sent. According to VDA recommendation 4905/2, the element ARI-7903 (call-off date code) then implicitly has the value “2”, i.e. the call-off date refers to the arrival date.
Element DST-6804 is used to send the cumulative received quantity (EFZ). This EFZ is reset to zero at the beginning of a new accumulation period (generally change of year).
Daimler AG uses element DEL-2836 to send a preview period, in the format “YYWWYYWW” (Y=year, W=week). Accordingly, this period always has a set starting date and ending date. However, Daimler AG also often provides a preview period denoting the “remainder” (Rest) of the most recent explicitly defined preview period. This is shown in DEL-2836 as “99999999”.
Example for generation of a VDA 4905/2
The following is an example of a ODETTE DELINS message as sent by Daimler AG.
UNA: + . ?’
UNH+1+DELINS: 3 : :OD’
ARD+R6584210001 : 353135+ :PCE+000001’
FTX+NEW PART:DELIVERY CAN BE MADE TO JKD 1734 3640’
PDN+00009513 : 960430+360’
For VDA messages – for example a call-off – participants without EDI facilities can also use the Web EDI process.