Global EDI Messages: Uncomplicated switching with SPEEDI

VDA 4987 and similar: Generating correct and SAP-conform Global EDI Messages

Global EDI messages should standardize and simplify the electronic communication between automotive manufacturers (OEMs), tier-1 system providers, and component suppliers, for example, in the case of forecast delivery schedules and shipping notifications. Using the SPEEDI solution package “Global EDI Messages” as well as mappings from WSW Software, automotive suppliers using SAP ERP can quickly change over to the EDIFACT format. The logistics experts of WSW Software support the changeover to global EDI formats with high consulting and process competence as well as customized solution concepts.

An advantage not to be underestimated: Component suppliers are seamlessly extending their SAP ERP system already today using the SPEEDI solution for global EDIFACT format processing, are optimally prepared for the future. For example, Volkswagen is going to fully convert shipping notifications to VDA 4987 (Global DESADV) by the end of 2018, and retire VDA 4913. Starting from 2019, component suppliers can transmit their shipping notifications via VDA 4987 only.

As with the forecast delivery schedules according to VDA 4984 (Global DELFOR), the SPEEDI solution package maps the data fields – compared to VDA 4913 – additionally required for shipping notifications according to VDA 4987 in SAP and automatically fills them with the correct contents. The respective information – VAT ID, D-U-N-S numbers, purchase order quantity for individual deliveries resp. for summarized and JIT release orders or for the loading meters of the packages – are determined by individual SPEEDI modules and directly integrated into the SHPMNT_OUT IDoc. Forms such as the shipping document according to VDA 4939 in version 3.1 and the labels (material tags) according to VDA 4994 including print programs are stored in SPEEDI.

SPEEDI also writes the additional address data contained in the VDA 4984 forecast delivery schedules in separate tables and uses them as needed for shipping notifications or printing of shipping documents and labels. Existing addresses are overwritten, as soon as they change. The SAP master data remains untouched.

Beyond that, WSW Software provides the data transformation mappings from the SHPMNT05 IDoc into the target structures of VW-VDA 4987 (Global DESADV) and from VDA-4984 forecast delivery schedules (Global DELFOR) to the DELFOR02 IDoc type.

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