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Röchling Automotive relies on add-on AVENIO preference processing (formerly SPEEDI)

High level of legal certainty thanks to automated preference processing in SAP

The "Röchling Automotive" division is globally positioned with over 6,000 employees in 41 locations on 4 continents. The plants are located in Europe, Asia, North and South America. The production and supply spectrum revolves around plastic solutions such as underbody panels, air flap systems, tanks, and battery covers.

A planned expansion of the SAP system prompted Röchling to also consider a new IT solution for preference processing. At that time, preference processing was carried out partly manually and independently at each of eleven EU locations.

Photo of the main building of Röchling

Following a recommendation from an external consultant, the decision was made in favor of the SAP-based add-on "AVENIO (formerly SPEEDI) Preference processing" from WSW Software. The solution was implemented in just two and a half months - fully integrated into the SAP ERP environment. Today, preference processing for all eleven locations is carried out centrally at the Peine site with AVENIO. In the past, more than 30 employees were more or less intensively involved with activities around Long-term supplier declarations (LLE) and Preference calculations were employed, today there are three employees who concentrate 100 percent on these tasks. 

The processes for obtaining and issuing supplier declarations for components and materials - 25,000 in one year alone - have been significantly simplified. All work steps are documented and can therefore be traced at any time, ensuring legal compliance with both customs and the customer.

AVENIO functions used at Röchling

Cockpit for requesting long-term vendor declarations (LTVD) from suppliers

Enhancement: cross-plant preference determination (with cross-plant bills of material)

Enhancement: LTVD request using SAP Adobe Interactive Forms

Possibility of recalculation in case of subsequently changed parameters (e.g. in case of production shifts) of the original preference determination

Cockpit for issuing and monitoring LTVD to customers

Extension: Preference determination for US agreements (formerly NAFTA, now USMCA)

Preference determination

Declaration of origin of goods according to US-AALA (American Automobile Labeling Act)

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