SCM Industry

EANCOM Processes and supply chains for individual processes

The SCM (Supply Chain Management) faces different requirements. Often, individual processes are exchanged, which may be linked with a skeleton agreement. The real delivery of goods has less complex packaging structures than e.g. with SCM Automotive, but may very well have keys such as Kanban-, charge- or serial numbers.
This exchange in Sales and/or Purchasing refers to processes such as orders, order confirmations, delivery notes, outgoing invoices, goods receipts and incoming invoices.

The exchange of these business processes can be subject to different standards. There is an Organization CG1, a member of the EDIFACT Group, who has defined their standard by the term EANCOM.

CG1/EANCOM ORDERS is the standard for orders or purchase orders.
Every standard has a version, e.g. D96A.

CG1/EANCOM ORDERS D96A is a process, which regulates all information and its use – which means, that this set of rules can be processed by machine.

The reason why we talk about CG1/EANCOM and not about other institutes with standards, is simple: The market share of exchanged EDIFACT business processes amounts to 70% worldwide. Somme of applying companies limit the allowed data structure and data contents (Guideline), but it continues to be the CG1 EANCOM Standard.

Sales receives orders (ORDERS) and sends order confirmations (ORDRSP), the delivery note (DESADV) and the outgoing invoice (INVOIC). The process of receipt equals to a data collection, and the shipment equals to a printout.

In Purchasing, the exchange is reversed. Purchasing receives the sent order (ORDERS) and the order confirmation (ORDRSP), the goods receipt (DESADV) and incoming invoice (INVOIC).


  • A transaction is created with the data of the customer / supplier; no entry errors anymore
  • No collection needs to be done which reduces the processing time considerably
  • High data quality
  • Use of unique keys
  • Business processes can be applied worldwide an independent on a language
  • The time from dispatch to receipt is reduced considerably.

The Module SCM Industry will help you to profit from the standardized EANCOM business processes by gapless supply chains.

SCM Industry can also be used in combination with SCM Automotive and SCM Factoring.