AIM Delivers Robust, Flexible EDI Solution for Automotive Supplier P.J. Wallbank Springs
Automotive supplier P.J. Wallbank Springs experienced explosive growth that was straining their existing ERP system. The process of adding new EDI solution and bar coding labels to meet OEM and Tier customer needs was overly complicated and expensive.
When P.J. Wallbank Springs, an automotive supplier of spring packs housed in transmission clutches, needed to add new customers and shipping locations with their required EDI mapping and label format changes, the company’s legacy ERP system made managing and testing these changes a time-consuming process. Moreover, the company was charged fees outside of its maintenance agreement on an hour-by-hour billable basis to change the EDI and bar code label formats.
The company needed a better solution – one that included a flexible EDI solution that would respond quickly to changes without additional costs.
Partnering with Epicor, AIM Computer Solutions implemented AIM AutoCOR, which is a collaborative order requirement solution made up of AIM EDI and bar code labeling and order management integrated with Epicor ERP. With AIM AutoCOR, automotive parts suppliers can easily comply with OEM and Tier requirements, including IATF 16949:2016 requirements, for shipping, EDI and bar code labeling.
The AIM Mobility Shipping app, running on Android-based tablets directly on the shop floor, reads bar code labels and verifies shipper information, offering even greater efficiency.
Now the company uses AIM AutoCOR to process inbound customer EDI requirements and to capture customer specific information used on bar code labels and outbound EDI transactions.
The dashboards in the solution manage the OEM customer requirements and supplier releases and easily create shippers. AIM AutoCOR validates bar code labels and ASNs on a customer-by-customer basis to ensure they are meeting customer requirements.