CASE STUDY

BMW Brilliance

BMW Brilliance Streamlines Logistics with RSSBus OFTP Connector to Key Supplier





BMW is one of the most iconic car brands in the world and led international luxury car sales for a decade, from 2007 - 2016. In 2017 alone, BMW sold more than 305,000 vehicles for revenue of more than $113 billion. That includes more than $14 billion in revenue from cars sold through the BMW Brilliance alliance.


Founded in May 2003, BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd. is a joint venture between BMW and a major financial and automotive partner. Its operations include production, R&D, sales, after-sales services and purchasing of BMW automobiles. BMW Brilliance has a state-of-the-art production base, with an extensive sales and service network.

BMW Brilliance relies on a supplier for efficient, end-to-end supply chain solutions ranging from import and export trade to land transport, warehousing and distribution.

The Challenge: Automating Business Processes with OFTP

When BMW Brilliance sought to automate business processes to improve their supply chain, capture efficiencies and drive cost savings, they looked to bring more suppliers into their EDI messaging processes.

To meet the requirements of one of the most important customers, their end-to-end logistics supplier set out to integrate OFTP connectivity with the BMW Brilliance logistics system. This would ultimately help the logistics firm standardize daily work, meet management goals, and improve overall supply efficiency. The solution should instantly feed logistics information back to BMW's system, while providing an easy-to-use interface design that makes deployment and configuration easy.

The Solution: a Robust, Seamless OFTP Integration

The robust logistics provider opted to leverage RSSBus Connect for OFTP capabilities. RSSBus Connect provides a high performance, reliable, fully scalable product that simplifies the process of producing, consuming, and integrating data. It's a simple and effective middleware that helps users efficiently transfer information and integrate solutions — without added complexity.

RSSBus Connect, officially certified by Odette, fully supports SSL, encryption, signature and compression. It securely handles all data transmissions, enabling automated integration between BMW Brilliance and their logistics partner.

The integration works as follows:

  1. Document EDI data received (waybill information) is parsed, stored in an intermediate database, and displayed through the logistics partner's system management interface.

  2. They can then automatically begin logistics delivery based on the waybill information. The logistics information management interface is added to the OFTP connector, the logistics status information can be changed through the interface, the corresponding data is added to the intermediate database and an EDI file is generated and sent to BMW.

  3. The EDI message standard required by BMW Brilliance is the VDA standard. The EDI document issued by BMW Brilliance to their partners is: pre_DN: the waybill that BMW sends.

  4. The EDI documents received by BMW Brilliance are: Transport Milestones: the logistics partner instantly feeds back logistics information to BMW Brilliance.

The Results: Efficiency in the Supply Chain

The direct connection of EDI to BMW Brilliance via RSSBus OFTP saves time and money for both BMW Brilliance and their partner. The integration improves supply chain efficiency and reduces inaccuracies from human error in the process.

The seamless integration of RSSBus with the logistics partner's ERP system provides the perfect solution for safety, efficiency, reliability and low-cost EDI connectivity.







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