SAP-integrated logistics processing with e-vehicle startup Lucid


Suppliers to Lucid, a U.S.-based electric vehicle startup that uses SAP software, cannot satisfactorily handle their EDI-based logistics processes with this OEM and the associated information exchange requirements with standard SAP functions. In the case of  feedback messages, the standard system also does not offer the option of incorporating them directly into the SAP system.


The new OEM solution SPEEDI Lucid from WSW Software, which seamlessly extends the SAP standard without modifications, 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 sends 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 confirmation, including error message, and the RECADV confirmation of receipt.


SPEEDI Lucid ensures that the data from the EDI messages is integrated into the appropriate SAP IDocs: DELINS_IN (forecast delivery schedules / JIT delivery schedules), ORDERS_IN (order), DESADV_OUT or SHPMNT_OUT (dispatch notification) and INVOIC_OUT (invoice). WSW Software provides the mappings and mapping specifications required to convert EDI messages. For the CONTRL, APERAK and RECADV feedback messages, the SPEEDI solution automatically determines the associated outbound IDoc, from which the EDI message for Lucid was generated (dispatch notification, invoice), and sets its status to "OK" or "Not OK."

In addition, SPEEDI Lucid provides the labels required for the dispatch of goods, the Lucid-Shipping-, -Master- and -Mixed-Load-Label, including the printing programs for their correct labeling.

If there are new or additional process requirements because the electrical start-up is changing or further developing its EDI guidelines, WSW Software adapts the OEM solution to the new requirements SPEEDI Lucid zeitnah an und entwickelt, falls nötig, auch neue SPEEDI-Funktionen.


Would you like to learn more about the solution SPEEDI Lucid? We look forward to advising you. Please feel free to call or e-mail us.