Each external company who has been charged with logistics jobs by the supplier has customer contact resulting out of it (goods, documents, EDI) is an external service provider (ESP). Therefore it is not relevant if the jobs only include warehousing and delivery or processing (finishing), warehousing and delivery.
Workflow of ESP processing with VDA 4913
1 = Delivery forecast VDA 4905 or Delivery forecast JIT VDA 4915
2 = Dispatch advice VDA 4913 – Supplier to ESP
3 = Confirmation of receipt - ESP to supplier VDA 4913
4 = Inventory information - ESP to supplier 4913
5 = Pick slip - Customer to ESP
6 = Dispatch advice - ESP to customer VDA 4913
7 = Inventory- and stock removal information - ESP to supplier VDA 4913
8 = Invoice VDA 4906 - Supplier to customer or Invoice self-billing VDA 4908 - Customer to supplier
Accounting process - Kind of record 713/VDA 4913
|30||Goods receipt message||Supplier|
|32||Transport damage/ loss of goods/ difference||4915|
|35||Inventory report||Supplier / Customer|
|40||Delivery advice||ESP / Customer|
The delivery of the shipping outgoing from the supplier does not take place directly at the customer (automotive manufacturer) but at an external service provider. Finally it is him who overtakes the delivery at the customer. The ESP processing in be.as SCM Automotive is executed with 2 (-n) blanket orders. An order is an instrument for the execution of working steps. Now there are miscellaneous orders for the execution of the steps that takes place parallel. The customer order is the superior order, the order of the ESP is the subsidiary one. The controlling of all processes can be done with the appropriate.
Highlights of ESP processing
- Cumulative quantities for customer order and ESP order
- Simply traceable credit notes
- Values are booked into the plan only once
- Goods are invoiced only once
- All functions and processes can be used
The logistics concepts consignment stock and SLC will be operated via ESP processing too.
The Consignment stock is a warehouse that is located at supplier, customer or consignee. The ownership of goods is at supplier until they are taken from consignment stock, that process is used for the invoice or the invoice selfbilling. On sales side you are the supplier and owner, on purchase side your supplier is the owner.
Benefits of consignment stock for the customer:
- The material is quality checked and every time available in the agreed quantity, it is high security for manufacturing.
- The handling is most simple, the billing is often done monthly (based on shipment or receipt).
- The material is billed after usage, so that reduces the capital lockup
Supplier logistic centrum (SLC)
The Supplier logistic centrum (SLC) normally is a combined Consignment stock that bundle more suppliers very close to a customer. The ownership is also handled as a consignment stock. The reason for such SLC is the "one-warehouse-concept" with close connection to the customer. Advantage for supplier is, he don't has to care for the warehouse and the cost are normally on customer side.