EDI Data Importer

An EDI importer as part of a large scale manufacturing suite

Solweb were approached by a large automotive manufacturer to build a suite of applications that would streamline their day to day production and allow them to deal with a significant rise in their manufacturing requirements. They had recently taken on 123insight as their primary manufacturing system and required a method to import various feeds that were being provided by their customers that were too large to handle manually. Part of the requirements was to build an EDI Importer which would handle the following information and create it within 123insight:

  • A 12 week Forecast – Used for Materials Planning
  • A 5 week Pearl Chain Schedule
  • A 1 week fixed schedule which would also create Sales Orders

Each time a file is imported, the application needed to automatically adjust any forecasts already created in 123insight, but only after all the data in the file has been validated. After the file has been read and validated, it is converted and displayed in a user friendly interface where the data can be checked if required, with any errors being highlighted to the user.

After using the initial importer for nearly a year, the application was ported to our DataBridge platform, not only allowing the process to be automated but implementing log tracking and email alerts, notifying the customer of the current working status of the service. As well as the EDI importer, Solweb also produced the following applications to assist the customer with the manufacturing process:

  • Various Label Applications
  • Job Booking Application
  • Web Based Despatch System
  • Web Based Picking and Issuing System
  • Supplier Scheduling System

After successful implementation, the manufacturing capabilities rose by around 14,000% in 1 year alone.

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