Curious if anyone else has issues with Chrysler EDI Forecast data

Jefferey

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Not even sure if anyone else on the forum is in Automotive Supply, but....One of the customers we supply is Chrysler, their EDI Forecasts come in with lines that do not always include Ship-to Codes, was wondering how anyone else might handle this in their forecasting?
Our system holds the last Ship-to code in the transmission and applies it until it comes to a new ship-to code. This creates a problem because some of the ship-to codes are service locations that have different internal part numbers and it throws our forecast off.
 

TopLink

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Re: Curious if anyone else has issues with Chrysler EDI Forecast data

Sounds tricky! I think there are a few other Automotive members. Hopefully they will have some ideas.
 

Neo

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Re: Curious if anyone else has issues with Chrysler EDI Forecast data

Not even sure if anyone else on the forum is in Automotive Supply, but....One of the customers we supply is Chrysler, their EDI Forecasts come in with lines that do not always include Ship-to Codes, was wondering how anyone else might handle this in their forecasting?
Our system holds the last Ship-to code in the transmission and applies it until it comes to a new ship-to code. This creates a problem because some of the ship-to codes are service locations that have different internal part numbers and it throws our forecast off.
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Hi Jefferey ,

Just to understand and update my knowledge in the auto industry .

1. Do you use the forecast information to plan for the parts & kits and component for the final assembly products .
2. Since forecast already provided by customer , whats the average Order L/T for the products .
3. Is there any commitment on the forecast accuracy .
 

Jefferey

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Re: Curious if anyone else has issues with Chrysler EDI Forecast data

Hey NEO,
Sorry for the delay in responding, have been out of town, in response to your questions, yes we do use the forecast for ordering of kits, components,etc.

The issue that we run into with the problem that I stated, is this.

The Forecast comes in from Chrysler, but not all lines on their transmission contain ship-to code data (unfortunatly this is part of their EDI Spec) The problem is in the EDI transmission, there is no good way for the system to determine what location these parts are shipping to since the data is, for lack of a better term, incomplete.

The only way that we have come up with to handle this is to have the EDI Import Logic in our system try to compensate by "holding" the ship-to code during import into the system until it hits a new ship-to code, then it holds that one until it hits a new one and so on.

I will commend our software provider for working with us and being able to do this, previously we were using a manual process all the way around, but was wondering if anyone else had encountered this, specifically with Chrysler, and if they had found an Automated system for handling the Chrysler Ship-to Code issue on their inbound EDI.

While this isn't a Massive issue, for the most part, when we run MRP it will still order the correct componenets for these parts (usually the BOM is the same for service parts as it is for normal parts), it does create some issues in Sales Forecasting, The Service Parts would obviously have a much higher price calc, than would the Mass Production Parts, and of course there is always the possibility that the part had, at some time gone through a design change that could lead to building the part incorrectly.
 
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