Structured Information and Data Interchange (EDI)
Chair: Thomas Sieck, Volkswagen AG
Vice Chair: Rabea Bartylla, Robert Bosch GmbH
AK SID is one of the working groups at the VDA that deals with horizontal integration (Industry 4.0) and the networking of companies and develops the corresponding recommendations for this. the focus is on logistics processes.
Electronic data interchange, EDI, is replacing manual processes with automated ones. Significant cost savings, transparency, quality improvements and compliance in the processes, internally and externally, are achieved.
The work results of the AK, based on requirements of VDA member companies, achieve a wide scope for standardized communication in the supply chain, both technically and in terms of content, as well as nationally and internationally.
The digitalization of the supply chain is not complete and will continue to gain in importance as technical possibilities advance. Logistics processes and technologies are in constant flux. The development and adaptation of supporting digital formats must take this dynamic into account. The goal is to ensure efficient and digitized processes in logistics and finance that meet business process and legislative requirements as well as IT security.
Project groups of AK SID are currently working on the following topics.
Completed projects resulting in the publication of new recommendations.
List of recommendations on EDI messages and documents accompanying shipments
VDA 4901 - Basic terms for data exchange in the supply chain
Information on secure data exchange with OFTP2