voestalpine Giesserei Linz GmbH presented AXAVIA with an interesting requirement: the complete settlement of transactions via AXAVIAseries on the web. Since the company voestalpine Giesserei Linz GmbH is a leading company in the production of high quality steel castings for turbines, compressors and mechanical engineering; it requires a location-independent platform to communicate and to work. The acts of the supplier in the processes are of great importance. The direct integration is guaranteed by the web platform.

Some sections in the project development of voestalpine Giesserei Linz GmbH are presented below:

When placing the order, the supplier receives information about a service to be provided and can either reject or accept the offer and make this directly known. The management of enquiries gets done and documented. The offers of the suppliers are entered standardized and the purchase summarized in an overview. Any changes are similarly processed and well documented.

he supplier receives the order and all documents relating to a contract only via the platform. The order can be changed there, both by purchasing and the supplier until all the details are negotiated and fixed. The tracking of changes (revisions) is guaranteed.

At the date of project creation, voestalpine Giesserei Linz GmbH is planning the external processing of castings in SAP. Each supplier only has access to their fixed order and receives the actual through the voestalpine Giesserei Linz GmbH planned processing dates. The batch list shows additional processing from the Processing start to the actual duration. The supplier thus immediately sees the impact on subsequent jobs of him using more time. When deviations occur, the supplier will be prompted by the system‘s deviations (incorrect processing, casting defects, drawing and specification ambiguities), while the processing occurs. This is standardized for disclosure via the platform in the „non-conformance report“.

he suppliers and the logistics department must document defined messages (times, photos, documents). In the reporting function the suppliers must confirming the finished sub-steps. Logistics must register the pick-up and delivery of the piece, as well as provide filed documentation for the transport in the system. voestalpine Giesserei Linz GmbH thus receives a tool that detects deviations early and allows a change in processing time. Corresponding counter measures can thereby be taken in time.

The platform monitors compliance with appointments and sends e-mail alerts to the purchaser and the supplier if the supplier is in default. The logistics can be checked for proper delivery times.
The collected data is displayed graphically and is exported to Excel.

The logistics service provider already receives advance notification before the actual start date of the external work from purchasing over the platform, so that he can organize the transport time. If the parts or the product are ready for collection, this appears in the advance notification to the logistics service provider by specifying the „ready for pickup“ date and can be carried out.

The evaluation function of the VAGL employees can be essentially done in three tasks. He can determine where a contract is physically located. It is possible to start standardized recurring evaluations manually at any time and export all data to Excel, where additional manual evaluations can be made.

This brief description shows how orders are simply transacted with AXAVIAseries. The unique prompts of the input, the standardized evaluations and overviews all provide the required information at a glance.
The work – regardless of location or time – and access to shared documents simplify the everyday life of the customer and supplier relationship.