Our EDI connection is made via server centres (GXS type) and a “point to point” connection can also be made.
95% of transmissions of customer needs are made by EDI using EDIFACT (Electronic Data Interchange For Administration, Commerce and Transport) or VDA (Verband der Automobilindustrie - German Association of the Automotive Industry) standards.
Data inputs/outputs are made in direct liaison with our ERP system:
- inbound: expressions of needs (DELFOR and DELJIT)
- outbound: shipment notices (AVIEXP) and invoices (INVOIC)
Defontaine is a member of GALIA (Groupement pour l’Amélioration des Liaisons dans l’Industrie Automobile / Group promoting an improvement in exchanges in the automotive industry).
We use GALIA standards according to our customers’ needs: printing of delivery notes in IAE3 format and labels in ETI1 or ETI9 format.
Defontaine designs packaging suited to the products and also uses standard packaging such as Gitterbox, Galia, Europa, pallets with foldable collars, etc.
The RTE Department works with six logistics platforms, four of which are outsourced (*), located as close as possible to our customers: