On August 22-23, 2017, Mr. Mingguang Cheng, CEO of Cedex made a courtesy call and a onsite visiting to Volvo Cars US plant located at Volvo Cars Dr., Ridgeville, about 40 miles North-West from Charleston International Airport and its temporary office in South Carolina Research Authority building at Summerville. Mr. Keith M. Arnold, the Supplier Logistics Assurance (SLA ) Manager, and his team welcomed Mr. Cheng and have a meeting to discuss the new requirements and the status of supplier EDI projects of all the 41 suppliers from ASAP, 32 of them located in China Mainland on August 23rd Morning.
Both parties discussed the detailed requirements and the supplier EDI implementation issues related to all the ASAP suppliers. The updated requirements are as follows:
1) From now on for all the suppliers, the EDI status must be 30 which means that all the suppliers must receive and deal with DELFOR messages automatically from Volvo Cars US plant;
2) Week 51 of 2017, the EDI status for all the suppliers must be 60 which means all the suppliers can send ASN messages to Volvo US plant via Volvo EDI Gateway in Gothenburg which must meet the new specification DESADV D07A;
3) Week 06 of 2018, the EDI status for all the suppliers must be 80 which means all the suppliers can create qualified OTL2 labels in pdf format which need to send a softcopy to HCL to pass the pdf label validation;
4) Week 19 of 2018, the EDI status for all the suppliers must be 100 which means all the suppliers can print out qualified OTL2 paper labels which need to deliver to HCL to pass the paper label validation.
At the end, Keith remarked that all the suppliers of Volvo US plant must be use full EDI, no WebEDI allowed.