Here you will find information about the Group IT requirements for EDI and a guideline to help you navigate this web page.
As a supplier to the Volvo Group, you are required to use EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) or the Volvo WebEDI. The messages exchanged between Volvo and suppliers are for example delivery schedules, despatch advices and invoices.
"Electronic exchange of structured and standardised data between computer applications of business partners where systems can interpret the data without manual intervention."
Volvo WebEDI is ideal for small suppliers with few deliveries to Volvo or as an interim solution for suppliers currently unable to use traditional EDI. With this solution you log on to a web portal and manually register and administrate the required messages.
Within the Volvo Group there is a distinction between suppliers of Automotive Products (AP) and Non Automotive Products (NAP). As the EDI/webEDI requirements are not the same for AP and NAP suppliers, the navigation guides differ.
AP suppliers source goods which are directly part of the final Volvo Group products.
All AP suppliers are normally required to use EDI. The WebEDI can be used for small suppliers or as an interim solution if it is approved by the Volvo IT EDI group. Suppliers using EDI, but unable to resend their invoices when necessary, are also required to use the WebEDI to resend their invoices.
NAP suppliers are sourcing goods and services which are not directly part of the final Volvo Group products.
The first step for you is to decide whether to use EDI or webEDI.
You will find more information about the two alternatives on the Implementation information page, in the start kit (word document, 0.70 Mb). Once you have decided which alternative is best for you, continue reading the appropriate section below.