ERP solutions for the automotive industry

For the special requirements of automotive suppliers

For the special requirements of automotive suppliers

Digitalisation, alternative power train technologies and self-driving vehicles are pushing the transformation of the automotive sector. This is complicated due to disruptions in the supply chain. Automotive manufacturers are in turn putting this increased pressure for innovation and efficiency onto their suppliers and continuously expect new alternatives with shorter delivery times and decreasing margins. As an automotive supplier, you need flexible processes, efficient logistics and a smooth exchange of information throughout your entire process chain in order to remain competitive.


Flexibility, transparency, and security

More flexibility, transparency and security

Benefit from greater transparency, flexibility and speed throughout your supply chain with the seamless integration of ERP and EDI. Bring security to your planning and stability to your processes with effective analysis tools by ORDAT: delivery schedule analyses, forecasting and plausibility checks of call-offs help you to manage and speed up your processes while ensuring on-time delivery. Thanks to advanced control tools - from preliminary, ongoing and final costing to product profitability analysis - you’ll be able to identify and effectively counter any cost variations in good time.


ORDAT is your ERP expert with comprehensive automotive know-how

We offer an extensive array of functions for the processes of automotive suppliers and logistics providers, from EDI communication and just-in-sequence OEM delivery with all technical and logistical versions through to effective business intelligence solutions. We support you with dispositive and operational planning and management across your entire value chain.


Automated EDI communication for maximum process security with ORDAT 365csm

As an automotive supplier, you need to manage highly complex supply chain processes. For you, this means moving away from manual data exchange towards highly automated, secure EDI communication. The Microsoft-certified ERP partial solution ORDAT 365csm (link zu ORDAT 365csm) enables highly automated, secure EDI communication and greater process reliability in your supply chain management. ORDAT 365csm goes far beyond the traditional EDI approach: the platform efficiently exchanges EDI data and messages while automating the processing of individual orders, framework agreements and shipping including container management and credit note procedures across the entire supply chain. In doing so, ORDAT 365csm bridges the functional gaps in supply chain management with MD365 FIN & SCM, enabling you to meet your customers’ complex requirements. Supply Chain 4.0 by ORDAT.


Benefit from our broad industry knowledge thanks to numerous successful ERP projects in the automotive sector.


    Our ERP solutions for the automotive industry specifically support:

    • fast response times  
    • shorter lead times
    • flexible supply chains
    • transparency of cost structures
    • company-wide business processes (EDI, collaborative commerce)


    Specialized ERP functions for the automotive

    Container management

    Whether you are working with your own packaging materials, borrowed materials, or customer-specific containers – with ORDAT solutions, you’ll always maintain a good overview.

    • EDI integration
    • Packaging material management, incl. structured administration of customer-specific packaging regulations
    • Automatic dispatching, inventory management, and billing for packaging materials
    • Container inventory management and dispatching
    • Generating a container balance sheet
    • CHEP processing

    EDI communication

    The transaction-controlled EDI monitor OR-EDI equips ERP systems with a powerful communication platform for automated data exchange.

    • Communications standards: VDA, ODETTE, EANCOM, EDIFACT ANSI X.12
    • Send and receive structured e-mails
    • Freely configurable XML communication and WebEDI support
    • Specialized processing, such as AMK/MGO for GM and. Opel and AMES-T by Volkswagen
    • Specialized JIT protocols like FIS-JIT, Montis, Pluma-JIT, PLUQUO, FIAG

    Framework Agreements

    Handling framework agreements is a core function for smooth order processing in automotive production. Thanks to seamless EDI integration, your ORDAT solution always knows the current status of each individual agreement.

    • Centralized administration for all framework agreements
    • Progress numbers in real time
    • All relevant contract information (total volume, already delivered, validity ...)
    • Consideration of transport and transit quantities
    • Different unloading points
    • Sophisticated plausibility test for order quantities
    • Change index administration

    Delivery schedule analysis

    The detailed analysis of customer orders (warehouse releases and just-in-time deliveries) supports you in optimizing materials handling, procurement, and production planning, and allows you to react quickly to order fluctuations.

    Just-in-time deliveries / Warehouse releases

    ORDAT ERP solutions offer all the functions you need to receive and process warehouse releases, just-in-time deliveries, and production synchronized orders. This allows suppliers to be seamlessly integrated into your logistical network.

    • Warehouse Release Orders (WRO) and Just-In-Time deliveries (JIT)
    • Production Synchronized Orders (PSO) with customers and suppliers to fully reflect the supply chain
    • Automatic integration of EDI warehouse release orders, with dialog box for editing if needed, while retaining original release data
    • Order “guiding”
    • Order history and analysis

    Plausibility check

    Each order is subject to a sophisticated plausibility check within the system to rule out errors. If the order quantities fall above or below set tolerance levels, the order will not be processed automatically.

    Batch and serial numbers

    Consistent series and batch-based inventory management allows you to efficiently manage your deliveries to manufacturers and system suppliers – and thanks to seamless tracing for series and batches, you can successfully defend against unwarranted liability claims.

    • Article-based series / batch structure
    • Where-used list (product liability)
    • Seamless series / batch tracing
    • Delivery batches designated on external shipping documents

    Change index

    Always maintain an overview of further developments, revisions, and variations of your items and primary products:

    Integrated bookkeeping and invoicing

    Increasing cost pressures, dropping margins – automotive suppliers need to be able to calculate goods and manufacturing orders with high precision, while maintaining an overview of their value flows and material flows at all times. Automated integration of bookkeeping and cost accounting into manufacturing and logistics helps you to always stay in the red.

    • Preliminary costing for items with cost elements structured in as much detail as necessary
    • Pre-calculations, ongoing calculations, and follow-up calculations for manufacturing contracts
    • Integrated representation of the entire flow of value and materials
    • Receipt of daily delivery notes from OEMs
    • Automatic credit processing in accordance with VDA
    • Receipt of credit notes and comparison with daily delivery note data
    • Deviations in value and quantity determined using a list of differences

    Credit Note Procedure

    Thanks to seamless integration of bookkeeping, your ORDAT solution automatically processes credit notes in accordance with VDA.

    • Credit notes with accounting integration
    • Automatic credit processing in accordance with VDA
    • Comparison with daily delivery note data

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