In the wake of a global sales and production slowdown, Automotive OEMs and suppliers are reorganizing to address new competitive, regulatory, and economic challenges. Established companies have merged or de-merged certain units to strengthen long-term viability and market positioning, and new OEM players and suppliers are emerging from markets in Asia, South America, and Eastern Europe. Consolidation and alliances are affecting all levels of the automotive supply chain.
In this environment, a smooth and efficient supply chain is the key to future business prosperity. Multi-enterprise activities that involve interrelated business partners — such as order processing, delivery, invoicing, and payments — must be tightly integrated into the collaborative process chain at all levels – from OEMs to 1st-tier suppliers to car dealerships to government agencies. At the same time, government agencies around the world are driving efforts to replace manual, paper-based routines – such as invoicing and form submissions for trade customs – with electronic processes that improve efficiency and quality while reducing risk.
For more than two decades, Axway has been a leading provider of solutions for automotive manufacturers, suppliers, and their service partners around the world. Axway automotive industry supply chain solutions enable customers to gain optimal operational efficiency by consolidating Managed File Transfer and other data exchange systems, modernizing applications, and improving collaboration via secure email and robust online Business Interaction Networks.
Axway TradeSync Integration Manager (TSIM) is a pre-configured B2B solution that integrates, controls, and monitors internal and external processes, from start to finish, across the entire automotive value chain. Based on an open platform augmented with industry-specific processes, workflows, and specialized services, TSIM streamlines complex production and delivery processes for highest flexibility, efficiency, and quality.
With TSIM, you can:
The Axway Ready-to-Run package provides pre-configured standard scenarios, processes, and dashboards for all typical business processes in the automotive industry. The package includes typical workflows from order to payment, with connectivity (OFTP, FTP, etc.), ERP extension (e.g. SAP), any-to-any transformation, and mappings based on automotive standards.
Available as a service worldwide, the Axway WebEDI portal is specially designed to help you integrate small suppliers into your online trading community. The portal is a high-performance WebEDI system that allows you to exchange data with all of your business partners — even if they do not have their own EDI systems in place.
Providing WebEDI access to your partners can help you:
Axway’s Collaborative Engineering Solution meets all requirements for fast, secure, and frequent ENGDAT communications (including CAD/CAM models, service descriptions, object lists, and images) between designers and manufacturers. Data is packaged and sent in accordance with ODETTE or VDA standards using the ODETTE File Transfer Protocol (OFTP).
Axway eInvoice enables 100% electronic, secure transmission of invoices, eliminating inefficient manual processes and reducing unnecessary costs. eInvoice adheres to country regulatory requirements and uses all standard communication protocols, including optional encryption, and protects data transmission, data integrity, authenticity and undisputed origin of data. Automatic electronic archiving ends the paper search and enables easy, fast search and retrieval. And, with Axway eInvoice, do away with paper invoices for lower postage, printing and processing costs, fewer invoicing mistakes and built-in security features.