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Production line in the automotive sector: EDI provider for the automotive manufacturer TMMCZ

The situation in Toyota Motor Manufacturing Czech Republic s.r.o.

Like all other industries, the automotive industry is under considerable cost pressure. One of the options for automotive manufacturers to reduce operating costs is to lower their stock and to arrange for suppliers to deliver straight to the production lines. TMMCZ (Toyota Motor Manufacturing Czech Republic s.r.o.), based in Kolín, Czech Republic, chose this path since it was established in 2002, when TMC, the world’s largest automotive manufacturer, and PSA Groupe, the European market leader, signed a cooperation agreement, and since Toyota started manufacturing cars in 2005.

EDI, a highly useful tool, has already become an inherent part of the automotive industry because it helps ensure smooth supply to the production lines, e.g. in the JIT (just-in-time) system. In addition, EDI also helps prevent shortages in the component delivery process. The automotive manufacturer TMMCZ has decided to make its EDI state-of-the-art and to introduce a new design. EDITEL was chosen to carry out the demanding adjustments after winning the tender as the new EDI provider for the automotive manufacturer Toyota in 2016.

The service range, the potential and the professional approach of EDITEL during the entire tender process, coupled with 22 years’ experience in EDI project implementation, have met and exceeded our expectations. Aleš Höfner, General Manager.

The solution

The creation of a state-of-the-art web EDI portal with a very attractive design in line with the requirements of TMMCZ was one of the challenges EDITEL tackled during its collaboration with TMMCZ. The same was true for the implementation of certain gradual improvements. The use of the web portal has made the exchange of logistics documents as well as other business documents much easier for all TMMCZ suppliers.

EDI is an essential part of the automotive sector, which will continue to evolve, especially in the logistics and warehouse management processes. We have learned a lot about PDF invoicing from EDITEL during this successful project. Miloš Bareš, Information Systems Department Application Systems.

Fast supplier onboarding

Other than the web portal, traditional EDI communication channels are available to suppliers to transmit traditional automotive document formats, such as EDIFACT DELJIT, EDIFACT DELFOR and ODETTE DELINS ORDER. The seamless onboarding of suppliers was also an integral part of the migration process from the original EDI provider to EDITEL. TMMCZ relied on the Partner Management service by EDITEL for this very purpose.

Benefits thanks to EDI at TMMCZ

  • Reduction of costs and resources
  • Fast and seamless connection of over 250 suppliers thanks to EDITELs Partner Management service
  • Increased quality and know-how transfer in customer support
  • Fast and seamless migration to new EDI infrastructure
  • Service support in local language
  • Flexible infrastructure which can be easily adapted to future TMMCZ needs and requirements


TMMCZ-logoThe automotive manufacturer TMMCZ (Toyota Motor Manufacturing Czech Republic s.r.o.), headquartered in Kolín, is a joint venture between the Japanese company TMC and the French PSA Groupe. TMC, the world’s largest car manufacturer, and PSA Groupe, the European leader, signed a cooperation agreement in January 2002, and in February 2005 began production of the Toyota Aygo, Peugeot 108 and Citroën C1 city cars. Today, 2,400 employees are involved in the production of cars characterised by reliability and low consumption, and it is the third largest car manufacturer in the Czech Republic. TMMCZ’s annual turnover is around 41 billion CZK.

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