Today practically every German automobile manufacturer and thus also all medium-sized and large suppliers use EDI, whereby the requirements of almost all automobile manufacturers break the original basic standards of the VDA. In the course of globalization, German companies are also increasingly switching to EDIFACT.

However, the VDA is also trying to standardize here, according to which only certain types of EDIFACT messages should be used. Utilizing all of EDIFACT's messaging options would lead to a drifting apart again and counteract the standardization of data exchange. Since 2011 there have been activities to develop a number of new VDA subsets based on global EDIFACT message formats for the logistics sector. The aim is to achieve a high level of standardization for EDIFACT formats as well.

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Delivery Note
Delivery instruction
Detailed Call Off (JIT)
Credit Advice