In order to stay competitive in the age of digital transformation, you need efficient, flexible and transparent logistics and JIT/JIS processes, customs and foreign trade and data analysis processes. The prerequisite for this is created by the tailor-made, practice-oriented and highly configurable IT solutions implemented by the experts at WSW Software GmbH. These include the SAP-based integration platform SPEEDI®, the YODA® business analytics suite with its modular KPI packages, the JUNIQ® add-on for SAP S/4HANA as well as the LOJISTIX® high-performance JIS and logistics platform. Added to this, we consistently develop all of our software solutions with a focus on practical innovation, thus delivering new features and improvements at an early stage to give you a genuine edge over the competition.
As a supplier or logistics service provider, you are no doubt aware that the smooth operation of manufacturers' and system suppliers' businesses via Just in Sequence (JIS) processes depends to a large extent on your delivery performance. There are often only a few hours, and sometimes less than 30 minutes, between the customer's EDI-supported JIS release order and the sequence-compliant part delivery to the line.
As exporting company, smooth handling of international trade processes is relevant to your competitive positioning. Whether preference determination, long-term vendor declaration (LTVD), certificate of arrival, customs tariff number maintenance or electronic import, export, or shipping processes (ATLAS, AES, NCTS): The processes in the course of border-crossing goods exchange with customers and partners are usually complex, in particular, as the legal requirements of more than one country must be met in detail.
The manufacturing industry can particularly profit from the potential offered by Industry 4.0 and an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) with respect to process optimization and realization of new business models. The Smart Factory is the key. Here, all systems, processes and data are interlinked consistently and control themselves. This is realized via machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and a modern, Industry 4.0-capable manufacturing execution system (MES).
The nuts and bolts of your success as supplier and thus, a competitive factor, is the fast and smooth EDI-based collaboration with customers and partners in the supply chain. A central prerequisite is efficient mapping of inbound and outbound EDI messages.
A way of planning packaging materials that is so efficient, transparent and flexible that the right packaging is always available at the right time and in the right quantities — this is an important building block on the way to achieving smooth logistic processes.
Industry 4.0, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), cloud-based B2B collaboration, etc. — the digital transformation is gaining in momentum and causing upheavals in the business world which your company will not be able to avoid. If you want to stay a decisive step ahead of the competition going forward, you must make the most of the potential offered by digitization when it comes to optimizing processes and developing innovative business models in sales and service.
As component supplier in the automotive or electronics industry, you provide your customers with large quantities of similar products, components, or materials. An outline agreement defines, what partial quantities should be delivered when to the customer. They are requested via forecast delivery schedule.
How does the current order backlog look like by group structure (customer hierarchy) or goods issuing date? Do forecast delivery schedules violate the tolerance limits drastically or do they decline slowly? How productive is production? What is the quantity reliability and on schedule performance of vendors?
For automotive suppliers as well as parts and component manufacturers, which deliver to their customers based on forecast delivery schedules or JIS (Just in Sequence) processes, integrated and thus efficient processes affect the competitive position just the same in production as in logistics.
An integrated ERP standard software, such as SAP ERP or the SAP S/4HANA application suite, enables control of the core processes in your company and controls them efficiently and transparently. This is a basic requirement for surviving in the market in today’s dynamic business environment.
As component supplier, your competitiveness depends on your ability to exactly comply with complex customer requirements and specifications during shipping processing, even if the volume increases steadily due to increasing model and variant richness.
As component supplier in the automotive industry, you must fit good deliveries with labels, also called material tags, which must be designed and labeled according to the requirements of the customer. If these so-called material tags or labels do not meet the specifications precisely, financial penalties may be incurred, which could add up to significant costs.
Whether you are a component supplier in the automotive or electronics industry or a part and component manufacturer: Highly efficient and flexible warehouse processes are a competitive factor in our digital business environment.
As a supplier, component manufacturer or logistics service provider in the automotive industry, your competitiveness depends to a great extent on exemplary logistics processes. Customers, i.e., car manufacturers or system suppliers, expect you to deliver their products to the correct unloading point or assembly line reliably, on time, in the agreed quantity and quality, and in the prescribed packaging.