While we at EIDX/CompTIA have agreed upon some terminology and
what acronym means what, just be aware that you will not find the terms used
consistently by your trading partners. The term "AVL" (Approved
Vendor List), for example, has long been used to describe all of the
things in the blue box below. Every company has had it's own
terminology, and one company's AVL is another company's AML, and
vice-versa. The same name is used by two companies to describe two
distinct things, and different names are used by different companies that describe
basically the same thing.
is: When discussing concepts with a trading partner or solution
provider or whoever, ask them what they mean whey they use
What are AMLs and ASLs used for?
An AML or ASL (AVL) sent to advise recipient of the qualified sources and suppliers of a product or component.
The AML may be sent to advise recipient of qualified manufacturers.
The recipient may be responsible for identifying suppliers if an ASL is not
ASL may be sent to advise recipient of qualified manufacturers as well as suppliers who are to be utilized.
Parties playing the Supplier role could include the buyer (e.g. OEM providing parts to CM), the manufacturer, a distributor, an exchange or marketplace.
In a reverse
auction, may want to specify manufacturer but receive bids from companies other than manufacturer or distributor; if bidder is not on master ASL, then a qualifying process may need to be invoked. Example: How do you ensure that parts that have been in possession of the bidder still pass quality requirements? (More on another slide later in presentation).
What are BOMs used for?
Identify components required to build product
Also identify alternate parts
RFQ process for product/assembly
Materials Requirements Planning (MRP)
Strategic forecasting (forecast is at product level, forecast recipient needs to determine requirements for
Tracking average yields (ties into MRP)
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Which ASC X12 and EDIFACT transactions might be used
Which RosettaNet PIPs might be used
Some initial ideas for how BOM, AML, and AVL might be used in reverse