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We don't know what the mobility of the future will look like. But without us, it will stand still! Our ready2use OEM processes enable the rapid implementation of specific OEM requirements directly in your SAP system.

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OEM processes from A-Z

We support numerous special processes of most OEMs. You want to find out if there is a suitable process for your requirements? Here you will find an excerpt of supported requirements, sorted by OEM.

The JIS processes at Audi bear the figurative name "pearl necklace" because the parts are also lined up like pearls on a chain during sequencing. When it comes to special requirements relating to supply and communication, AUDI otherwise follows the lead of the parent company Volkswagen.

The most important in a nutshell

Company: Audi AG (part of Volkswagen AG since the 1960s)

Founded: 1909

Registrations in Germany: 181,877 (2021)

Website: audi.de

We accompany OEM suppliers from the initial design of processes to smooth delivery. Find out now how we can support you at BMW.

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Portrait Wolfgang Salinger
Wolfgang Salinger
Director Business Unit SAP & Digital Supply Chain

BMW

The German automobile and motorcycle manufacturer BMW is one of the oldest manufacturers and is now one of the 15 largest in the world. This is achieved with tight production cycles and precise specifications for just-in-sequence delivery, which you as a supplier must implement. We support you in this - with the right software solutions and our industry expertise.

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Company: Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, or "BMW Group".

Founded: 1916

Registrations in Germany: 222,481 (2021)

Website: bmwgroup.com

We accompany OEM suppliers from the initial design of processes to smooth delivery. Find out now how we can support you at BMW.

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wsw contact wolfgang salinger background
Portrait Wolfgang Salinger
Wolfgang Salinger
Director Business Unit SAP & Digital Supply Chain

 

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With the OEM solution  SPEEDI Hyundai KIA Europe, suppliers of Hyundai Czech Republic and Kia Slovakia who use SAP software can seamlessly integrate the information from the delivery schedules into their SAP processes and create the shipping documents according to the specific specifications of the respective OEM.

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wsw contact wolfgang salinger background
Portrait Wolfgang Salinger
Wolfgang Salinger
Director Business Unit SAP & Digital Supply Chain

 

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With  SPEEDI suppliers of the agricultural machinery manufacturer who use SAP software can process the special specifications of this OEM with regard to labeling as well as the printing of its labels with end-to-end IT support in this ERP system.

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wsw contact wolfgang salinger background
Portrait Wolfgang Salinger
Wolfgang Salinger
Director Business Unit SAP & Digital Supply Chain

 

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The new OEM solution  SPEEDI Lucid from WSW Software, which extends the SAP standard seamlessly and without modification, closes these gaps.  SPEEDI Lucid integrates information from delivery schedules and JIT delivery schedules as well as individual orders in EDIFACT format (DELFOR / DELJIT / ORDERS / ORDCHG) including the additional data (e.g. the individual "Release Number"), which this OEM transmits to the supplier, directly into the SAP processes. This applies in particular to the feedback messages: the CONTRL confirmation of receipt of the EDI message from the supplier, the APERAK message for acknowledgement including error message and the RECADV confirmation of receipt.

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wsw contact wolfgang salinger background
Portrait Wolfgang Salinger
Wolfgang Salinger
Director Business Unit SAP & Digital Supply Chain

Anyone who supplies Daimler has to deal with terms such as INTO-SC or RFID. The recommendations of the VDA also play a role here. Regardless of whether you have to deal with these topics for the first time or are looking for an end-to-end software solution that can map these requirements, we support you in supplying Daimler.

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Company: Mercedes-Benz Group AG (formerly Daimler-Benz AG, DaimlerChrysler AG and Daimler AG).

Founded: 1998 (year of foundation Benz & Co Rheinische Gasmotorenfabrik 1883)

Registrations in Germany: 222,392 (2021)

Website: group.mercedes-benz.com

 

We accompany OEM suppliers from the first draft of the processes to smooth delivery. Find out now how we can support you at Mercedes Benz / Daimler.

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wsw contact wolfgang salinger background
Portrait Wolfgang Salinger
Wolfgang Salinger
Director Business Unit SAP & Digital Supply Chain

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With the OEM solution  SPEEDI Nissan RAN, suppliers using SAP software can integrate and visualize Nissan delivery schedules including RAN and the additional information transmitted with them in their SAP processes. This enables end-to-end IT-supported and largely automated delivery schedule processing in line with Nissan's requirements.

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wsw contact wolfgang salinger background
Portrait Wolfgang Salinger
Wolfgang Salinger
Director Business Unit SAP & Digital Supply Chain

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The OEM solution provides a remedy here  SPEEDI Porsche from WSW Software, which extends the SAP standard without modifications. With this  SPEEDI-solution, suppliers to Porsche handle the special process requirements of this OEM with regard to the time slice, the global EDIFACT formats and the shipping documents with end-to-end IT support and thus efficiently and transparently in SAP.

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Portrait Wolfgang Salinger
Wolfgang Salinger
Director Business Unit SAP & Digital Supply Chain

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With the solution package  SPEEDI PSA Caldel, PSA suppliers using SAP software can seamlessly integrate and visualize information from the PSA delivery schedules, together with the code-routing additional data, into their SAP processes. This enables IT-supported and largely automated process handling in SAP ERP in accordance with the requirements of the PSA Group. This starts with the integration of information from forecast delivery schedules and JIT delivery schedules including pick-up date, CORAIL order number and consumption point per schedule line into the SAP scheduling agreement and extends to the output of the shipping notification and the correct labeling of the labels and forms.

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wsw contact wolfgang salinger background
Portrait Wolfgang Salinger
Wolfgang Salinger
Director Business Unit SAP & Digital Supply Chain

 

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The special process features of the CINDI process at Renault / Dacia, but also in the restructured Renault-Nissan transport processing, are not reflected in the SAP standard. The remedy here is the OEM solution  SPEEDI Renault CINDI and the solution  SPEEDI Renault TMS, which is an add-on  SPEEDI Renault CINDI supplemented and expanded. With SPEEDI Renault CINDI integrates suppliers using SAP software into their SAP processes delivery schedules and pickup orders from Renault / Dacia including RAN and the additional data transmitted with them, thus establishing IT-supported and largely automated delivery schedule processing in accordance with this manufacturer's requirements.

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wsw contact wolfgang salinger background
Portrait Wolfgang Salinger
Wolfgang Salinger
Director Business Unit SAP & Digital Supply Chain

 

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In the SPEEDI-solution Renault TMS, the mapping of the three DELJIT messages into Delivery Order messages (DELORD) and the subsequent incorporation of these DELORD messages into the IDoc basic type ORDERS05 in the SAP system is carried out. WSW Software provides the mapping specifications required to convert DELJIT messages into DELORD messages.

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wsw contact wolfgang salinger background
Portrait Wolfgang Salinger
Wolfgang Salinger
Director Business Unit SAP & Digital Supply Chain

 

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The remedy here is the new OEM solution  SPEEDI Rivian from WSW Software. The  SPEEDI-The solution automatically processes incoming delivery and JIT delivery schedules, additional individual orders and order changes together with the additional data transmitted (carriers reference, load planning and route number) in an SAP-compliant manner.

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wsw contact wolfgang salinger background
Portrait Wolfgang Salinger
Wolfgang Salinger
Director Business Unit SAP & Digital Supply Chain

Stellantis brings together fourteen car manufacturers, including Fiat, Citroen, Peugeot, Opel, Jeep and Alfa Romeo. Suppliers to these OEMs therefore often deliver via a central web service called Corail Synchronus. We support you with suitable software solutions, our industry expertise and process consulting.

The most important in a nutshell

Company: Stellantis N.V. (stock corporation under Dutch law)

Founded: 2021

Registrations in Germany: 489,962 (2021)

Website: stellantis.com

We accompany OEM suppliers from the initial design of processes to smooth delivery. Find out now how we can support you in supplying Stellantis brands.

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wsw contact wolfgang salinger background
Portrait Wolfgang Salinger
Wolfgang Salinger
Director Business Unit SAP & Digital Supply Chain

With the OEM solution  SPEEDI Tesla, which extends the SAP standard seamlessly and without modification, Tesla suppliers using SAP software can meet this OEM's specific label requirements. A separate  SPEEDI-function (routine) of WSW Software ensures that the content label ID is generated automatically.

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Company: Tesla, Inc.

Founded: 2003

Registrations in Germany: 34,389 (2021)

Website: tesla.com

We accompany OEM suppliers from the initial design of processes to smooth delivery. Find out now how we can support you at BMW.

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wsw contact wolfgang salinger background
Portrait Wolfgang Salinger
Wolfgang Salinger
Director Business Unit SAP & Digital Supply Chain

In addition to a very clear JIS process with different call-off types, there are various special processes to be taken into account at Volkswagen for deliveries. We will be happy to support you in implementing Volkswagen supply in your company - with suitable solutions and our consulting expertise.

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Company: Volkswagen is the core brand of Volkswagen AG, which includes Seat, Skoda and Audi.

Founded: 1937

Registrations in Germany: 489,962 (2021)

Website: volkswagen.com

We accompany OEM suppliers from the initial design of processes to smooth delivery. Find out now how we can support you at BMW.

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wsw contact wolfgang salinger background
Portrait Wolfgang Salinger
Wolfgang Salinger
Director Business Unit SAP & Digital Supply Chain

 

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With the  SPEEDI-With the solution VW OT Route, suppliers can map this special route process, which is not covered by the SAP standard, consistently in their SAP ERP system. This  SPEEDI-The solution contains all the functions required to carry out the VW OT special process route with end-to-end IT support in SAP ERP and to correctly process all the information that must later also be found on the shipment document and the VW goods tags.

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wsw contact wolfgang salinger background
Portrait Wolfgang Salinger
Wolfgang Salinger
Director Business Unit SAP & Digital Supply Chain

OEM processes - suppliers under pressure

Suppliers to automotive manufacturers (or OEMs) face very special challenges: Their customers have precise specifications as to what communication and delivery should look like. In this text, you will learn more about the background of this special customer relationship and what makes the so-called OEM processes so special.

OEM - What is it?

An original parts manufacturer (OEM) is generally an original equipment manufacturer and thus the manufacturer of products which it does not, however, sell itself at retail. A reasonably well-known example is BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, which, for example, manufactures dishwashers sold by the Bosch and Siemens brands. 

In the automotive industry, however, the car manufacturer itself is called the OEM. The suppliers themselves are usually divided into different tiers. A supplier that delivers directly to the OEM belongs to Tier-1 or First Tier. Its sub-suppliers then correspondingly Tier-2 or also Tier-3. Suppliers who do not directly supply the OEMs also usually have to meet special specifications.

Why does the automotive industry have a special status?

Compared with other manufacturing industries, the automotive industry occupies a special position. According to the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), the automotive industry generated sales of almost 380 billion euros in 2020, accounting for more than one-fifth of total sales in the manufacturing sector. According to the association, 15 percent of exports from Germany also come from the automotive industry.

Apart from this, however, the industry is also very important on the labor market: According to the VDA, almost 800,000 people worked in the automotive industry in Germany alone in 2021. The association estimates that 2 million jobs in Germany depend on the automotive industry.

This has consequences: While on the one hand the great political influence of the automotive groups in Germany is repeatedly criticized, they also occupy a special status in business relations: The relatively small number of automakers is contrasted by a large number of suppliers. In Germany, there are around 900 companies in the supplier industry.

Why are there special processes in the automotive industry?

To exaggerate, one could say that the automakers are taking advantage of this imbalance. They have a choice of many suppliers and can specify how processes are to be carried out - even though they are "only" their customers. The OEMs specify exactly what requirements the suppliers must fulfill, what processes must look like and how deliveries must be made.

The rapid cycle of car assembly means that car manufacturers have hardly any storage space: If automakers were to stock all the parts they need in all possible versions in their own warehouses as close to the assembly line as possible, it would be a disproportionate expense. So manufacturers outsource this task. It is therefore the duty of the suppliers to manage this.

In fact, it can be said that a large part of the automobile is not even built by the car manufacturer. To a large extent, the manufacturer assembles parts that have already been assembled. The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) even states that three quarters of the added value of an automobile is created by the suppliers. 

What is the big challenge in OEM processes?

OEM suppliers face three major challenges:

  • Suppliers usually have to deliver their products in the right order. While logistics is fundamentally about getting goods to the right place at the right time, (in the right quantities and right quality (5Rs of logistics)), just-in-sequence delivery is also about getting the parts in the right order. This alone represents an additional expense that should not be underestimated.
  • Another challenge lies in the technology: Suppliers must be able to ensure communication to and from the OEM. Regardless of which systems the supplier has in use, it must be able to process, store and output the data again.
  • And last but not least, there are also additional specifications from the OEMs, such as special packaging materials or labels for shipping. Suppliers to OEMs must also take these processes into account.

 

What makes OEM processes so challenging for suppliers?

To ensure that OEMs can be sure that all processes run as desired, there is a closely timed communication process with the suppliers: Central to this is not only the precise specification of which parts must be delivered at what time. Above all, the electronic transmission of all data related to the request for parts and the confirmation of delivery is precisely defined - from the data format to the retrieval frequency and the information contained.

Even though there are guidelines, for example from the VDA, that specify these processes, the details vary greatly at each OEM. Suppliers must ensure that the specifications are met, even if their existing systems are not geared to this at all.  

In many cases, OEMs oblige the supplier to prove that it can ensure the processes even before the first order is placed. This ensures the basic ability to supply. Nevertheless, for many suppliers, complying with the specifications means an enormous amount of extra work. The existing systems are not designed for this and have to be adapted for each individual requirement. This does not always work smoothly: Even if the processes are basically set up, manual intervention is often required, and this can lead to errors time and again. On top of that, the operation, maintenance and expansion of the existing systems take up more and more resources as the number of OEMs to be supplied grows.

What happens if specifications are not met?

Due to supply chain problems, a lack of transparency regarding their own processes, or simply because of time pressure, incorrect deliveries or late deliveries can occur. OEMs usually acknowledge this with Penalty payments (contractually regulated), reviews with the help of audits, a poor supplier rating and, in the worst case, with a change to another supplier.

Where do the problems arise at the suppliers?

  • The incorporation of incoming data via EDI into your own system
  • Transparent data storage and processing in your own system
  • The transmission of the data back to the OEM via EDI
  • The operational process execution in compliance with all deadlines
  • The simultaneous consideration of various OEM specifications in the company's own processes and systems.

Here too there are exceptions

Stellantis Corail (which includes Fiat and Jeep, among others) provides its own web service, through which suppliers must independently retrieve all data!

OEMs operate very differently. In some cases, automotive manufacturers also have different specifications in different countries or even depending on which plant is to be supplied. At what point a supplier can run into problems therefore varies greatly.

Support from OEMs also varies: Some provide their suppliers with complete instructions explaining EDI mapping. Others leave their suppliers completely alone with the implementation.

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