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Welcome to the GEC Hub Website!

Global Electronic Commerce (GEC) Hub is a central hub for the exchange of documents or messages (primarily Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) messages) between Ford applications and external entities (Suppliers, Dealers, Government Agencies, etc.). GEC Hub supports a variety of EDI standards including ANSI X12 and UN/EDIFACT.

Message Routing & Delivery

Ford applications typically send GEC Hub messages in the Common Internal Format (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.

Figure 1: GEC Hub EDI Message Flow

Direct Mailbox

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.

Web Access Module (WAM)

GEC Hub users can create, send, review and delete data via the Web Access Module (WAM).

EDI Data with WAM
GEC Hub system administrators can create HTML forms to facilitate the entry of EDI data by designated trading partners. HTML forms are not the recommended approach to capturing EDI data; however, it is available for low volume suppliers.

Send EDI & Non-EDI Data with WAM
External trading partners (i.e. suppliers and dealers) can browse their local file stores to manually select and upload data for transmission to Ford trading partners.

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