The Genzlinger Release/Shipment Communications application (RSC) is a comprehensive, easy-to-use Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) system that automates customer transmission and supplier processing of releases, purchase orders, quotations, packing slips, advance shipping notifications (ASN’s), functional acknowledgments, invoices, and bar code label data.

Optional features include:

Sequence broadcasting of shipping requirements, pay-as-built payment reconciliation and management of consignment inventories and returnable containers.

RSC can be installed on a stand alone PC as the front end to other manufacturing systems or on a server with the fully integrated Genzlinger Repetitive Manufacturing System.





Genzlinger Release/Shipment Communications Application Provides Unsurpassed Integration

Customer Purchase Orders:

Receives purchase orders in several formats for non-production and warehousing suppliers.

Material Releases:

Receives hourly, daily, weekly and monthly releases in over 70 formats and converts them to one standard Genzlinger format.

Splits releases between plants or divisions.

Allows additions, changes and deletions to customer requirements.

Accepts manually loaded (including non-automotive) requirements.

Computes net changes between current and prior releases, allows prior releases to be rolled forward to current period and provides for consolidation of many releases into one.

Prints customer requirements in six formats, each with many options, to allow each user to print only what is needed.

Passes release information through the Supply Chain from the customer through Master Production Scheduling, Material Requirements Planning and Purchasing to the supplier.

Prints a sales forecast report from material releases.

Shipments and Advanced Shipment Notices:

  • Generates required packing slips from selected releases.
  • Allows manual additions, changes and deletions to the packing slip file to reflect actual shipments.
  • Allows inquiry and printing of packing slips, open packing slip reports, shipping papers and labels.
  • Processes packing slips which includes:

    -Maintaining CUM shipped by part per destination.

    -Generating transactions for relieving inventory balances and generating Cost of Sales when parts are shipped.

    -Extending invoice costs.

    -Updating shipping history.

  • Converts computer standard packing slips to each customer’s unique or AIAG (X.12 and Edifact) standard formats and transmits shipment notifications directly to the customer’s computer or through third party networks.
  • Displays shipment history for CUM reconciliation.
Bar Code Label Scanning:

Updates packing slip line items and label serial numbers by directly scanning bar code labels as the parts are being shipped.

Sequence Broadcasting:

Supports most automotive OEM’s sequence broadcasting requirements including automatic picking of sequenced items from bin controlled inventory, packaging in sequence, JIT shipments, on-line payments and reconciling receipts based on pay-as-built.

Returnable Containers:

Processes returnable containers on packing slips and maintains inventories at customer and supplier locations.


Prepares invoice while processing packing slips.

Allows addition of freight charges, comments and other information.

Allows inquiry, print and transmission of invoices.

Posts invoices to the Accounts Receivable application while generating GL account distributions for the General Ledger.

Requests for Quotes and Responses:

Receives and prints customer requests for quotation.

Maintains, prints and transmits vendor response to request.

Supporting Files:

Maintains a number of files which define products being shipped, shipped-from locations, shipped-to destinations, part-location-destination combinations and communication control centers.