The most significant technological and logistic event for the automotive industry is coming soon. On November 30 and December 1, the Odette Annual Conference and Exhibition is being held in Munich, with EDI and e-invoicing as two of the main features. The EDICOM team will be on hand at stand number 11 to demonstrate the latest trends in this field.
From the outset, electronic data interchange has been linked with the automobile industry. In fact, Santiago Estival, Key Account Manager at EDICOM, defines EDI as “an indispensable tool for the automotive sector.” The ‘Just in time’ working system requires real-time communication among several stakeholders with highly variable technological capabilities.
Today, EDI is widely used in all automotive companies, from large companies to smaller suppliers. However, the needs of a multinational are very different to those of a tier 4 supplier. To this end, specific solutions for each type of company have been developed.
At the Annual Odette Expo, the EDICOM team will be demonstrating ERP-integrated EDI platforms, multi-standard, multi-protocol and internationally oriented. Through them, large-scale clients such as Nissan or Michelin can automate all their communications with partners around the world. But there will also be room for web-based solutions aimed at small-scale suppliers, which are lower cost but ready to connect with all kinds of trading partners in real-time.
In the automotive industry, choosing a good EDI platform is key to the proper running of the business. As sector specialist Santiago Estival explains, in this area “We work with many highly specialized suppliers who, in practice, operate as one company, so if a part is not delivered at the right time the entire assembly line is held up.” Hence the need for fluid and uninterrupted communication.
Towards electronic invoicing
Although the automotive sector has traditionally exchanged logistics messages, e-invoicing is gradually being added to this repertoire. On the one hand, due to the statutory requirement laid down by many States worldwide. On the other, thanks to simplification of the process and the economic savings it represents.
In this sense, EDICOM will be showing visitors the international e-invoicing platform, a solution able to automate the creation, transmission, receipt and storage of these documents anywhere in the world.
Visit the Odette Annual Conference and Exhibition
Registrations for the event can now be made via the Odette website. The event takes place on November 30 and December 1 at the Munich City Centre Holiday Inn. In addition, those who wish to do so may apply for a live demonstration of EDICOM solutions using this contact form.