|Important GEC Communications|
|Posted ( Wednesday, December 07, 2016 ) -- During the Holiday break, December 22, 2016 - January 2, 2017, certain functions will not be supported by the GECHub IT team. These functions include new connection requests/setups, changes to current setups, testing with the Ford business customer, etc. Production issues will be addressed by contacting the Ford corporate help desk/service desk.|
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The Global Electronic Commerce Hub or GEC Hub is a central hub that is used for the exchange of documents or messages between Ford applications and external entities. External documents and messages pertain to primarily Electronic Data Interchange or EDI. The GEC Hub supports a variety of EDI standards including ANSI X12 and UN/EDIFACT.
|Please read the following learning material to expand your knowledge and understanding of EDI and GEC Hub:|
|A Day in the Life of EDI||The GEC Hub Project|
Ford applications typically send GEC Hub messages in the Common Internal Format or CIF. GEC Hub uses predefined mappings to translate the CIF messages into the appropriate X12 or EDIFACT EDI standard. The reverse process occurs when external entities send data to Ford. The diagram below shows typical GEC Hub EDI message flow:
Sometimes messages do not require any transformation. In this scenario, the sending application can deposit the message into the intended recipient's mailbox directly without making use of GEC Hub's routing or transformation engine.
GEC Hub users can create, send, review, and delete data via the Web Access Module.
Note: For European suppliers working with the Ford CMMS application, please utilize eDDL as a solution instead of WAM.
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