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Automotive EDI Software

There are lots of EDI software companies, Many don’t meet the unique needs of automotive companies. We designed Radley’s iCARaS automotive EDI technology specifically for automotive manufacturers and their suppliers.

iCARaS simplifies the exchange of business documents. These include release accounting, demand reporting, shipping labels and more. Streamline business processes between you and your trading partners. Stay compliant, end redundancy and reduce costs.

Automate

Reduce or eliminate manual tasks while meeting compliance standards. Automate ASNs, manage and report on release history. Plus, integrate shop floor and WIP labeling using automotive EDI transactions.

Communicate

iCARaS lets you streamline trading partner communications. At the same time, you gain visibility to KPIs through a real-time dashboard. Support full release accounting, cumulative quantities (CUMs) and other scheduling requirements.

Comply

As a long-time AIAG member, Radley can help you comply with multiple EDI standards, including MMOG/LE. iCARaS is a Honda Blue Book Certified solution.

Automotive EDI Reporting

Analyze, Forecast & Comply

Quickly and efficiently focus on the information you need to see. iCARaS standard reporting lets you see the KPI’s to make intelligent business decisions. Analyze demand, identify changes and get alerts for CUM discrepancies.

  • Identify past due requirements
  • Provide real-time information to key personnel
  • Increase trading partner compliance and satisfaction

A Honda Certified Solution

Radley stays on the forefront of the automotive world through MMOG/LE and AIAG working groups. In fact, the Honda Approved Vendors list includes Radley’s iCARaS™ EDI solution as a Honda certified supplier solution.

Build vs Buy – Honda EDI Certification

  • Guarantee trading partner compliance
  • Streamline communications for Value Added Networks (VAN)
  • Minimize IT involvement in EDI activities
  • Real-time reporting dashboard
  • Flexible deployment options

QuickShip

QuickShip

Radley’s QuickShip solution adds even more functionality to iCARaS EDI, streamlining and simplifying the automotive shipping process.

Radley’s QuickShip solution adds even more functionality to iCARaS EDI, streamlining and simplifying the automotive shipping process.

  • Intuitive browser-based user interface
  • Integrates with scales, PLCs, machines and more
  • Stores historical shipment data in iCARaS
  • Tracks internal lot numbers
  • Supports an unlimited number of trading partners

Add Accuracy to Your Shipment Process

iCARaS INTEGRATED LABEL GENERATION

Do your customers have label requirements? Integrate labeling into your shipping processes to end manual tasks and decrease errors. Meet customer demands, build up pallet/container relationships and add end-of-line labeling.

Shipment Validation

Are there errors in your shipping process? Easily verify accuracy of the shipment against the Shipper data in iCARaS EDI. A simple scan creates the ASN and accurate Master/Mixed Labels. This ensures your shipment process meets trading partner requirements.

Total Solution Provider

Radley provides software, hardware and accessories, implementation and training from just one vendor. Not sure what you need? Our EDI experts have the experience to recommend, install and support your needs. Put our 40+ years of experience to work for you!

LEARN MORE ABOUT EDI AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Software can address many issues facing automotive manufacturers. Click the article below to learn more. 

How EDI Improves Manufacturing in the Automotive Industry

If you work in the manufacturing division of the automotive industry, you’re aware that it has a large range of standards and ever evolving requirements that can be tricky to keep up with on a day-to-day basis. The success of car production lines depends on the smooth exchange of documents between manufacturers and the supply chain. 

And that’s where EDI comes in. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is a computer to computer exchange of documents, in a standard format, between two partners. With this process, no paper or people are involved, which means lower overhead costs, increased processing speed of documents, decreased errors, and more positive relationships with business partners.

A Complex Supply Chain

With suppliers located around the globe, car manufacturers need to be able to quickly add new suppliers regardless of the region. In addition, there are a range of supplier levels that must be connected to the manufacturer’s supply chain.

For instance, Tier 1 suppliers may supply large components. Next, Tier 2 suppliers typically provide components such as motors or bearing assemblies up the chain to the Tier 1 suppliers. Finally, Tier 3 suppliers contribute brackets, seals or other components to the Tier 2 suppliers.

Also, each supplier tier may be located either very near or very far from the manufacturer. Often Tier 1 suppliers near the manufacturer provide just-in-time (JIT) inventory for the production process. Conversely, Tier 2 or Tier 3 suppliers may be anywhere in the world. Plus, there may be raw material providers such as steel manufacturers that add another level to the supply chain.

Benefits of EDI Automotive Technology

EDI meets the challenges of the complex automotive supply chain. First, it establishes a standard communication protocol across the supplier tiers. This allows computers to understand the information sent between trading partners. Some document standards include ANSI X12, EDIFACT or OFTP which is used in the European automotive industry.

Next, EDI improves communication speed and accuracy. This results in faster business cycles, reduced transaction errors and better partner relationships. Plus EDI adds real-time visibility to transaction status. All this data at the ready means businesses can make faster, more informed decisions.

Finally, EDI lowers costs for suppliers by decreasing money spent on manual processes. Also, by shortening order processing and delivery times, companies can reduce their investment in inventory stock.

The benefits of EDI for the auto industry have been proven for over 40 years. Integrated EDI solutions streamline the communication process, saving time, improving accuracy and reducing costs throughout the supply chain.

 

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