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B2B business processes with TecAlliance

From the very beginning we at GKN have been working with TecAlliance, the leading business-to-business platform for the international automotive aftermarket. The use of TecAlliance allows us to map the business processes with our customers in the passenger car parts business electronically without changing the market structures in the process.

We use TecAlliance to provide the following services for automation and optimisation of the business processes with our partners from passenger car parts trade:

  • Checking the availability of a part
  • Order acceptance
  • Order confirmation
  • Delivery note
  • Commercial invoice

e-Invoicing

We provide you with the option of sending invoices and documents of all kinds quickly, securely and efficiently, and in line with the law. You receive your invoices in line with the legislation on digital signatures and sales tax, delivered via the desired route.

Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment (CMI)

CMI is used for optimisation of planning and forecasting processes and inventory levels on our side and the side of the distributor. CMI stands for collaborative managed inventory. We provide you with daily up-to-date information on orders, batch sizes and target stocks for all desired articles and allow you to order directly using merchandise management.

Warranty Process

The platform with which our trade partners can process claims electronically in a convenient, simple and speedy manner.

Users can use a web browser at any time to view the status of current and completed claims – clearly and transparently.

It is not necessary to install the application. Integration into the merchandise management system is supported.

Authenticity Check

With Authenticity Check we use the best option for checking the authenticity of motorcar parts and thus for fighting against product piracy – worldwide, 24 hours a day and in a matter of seconds.

  • Article marking: There is a 2D barcode with a unique identification number on every box in which our parts are packed:  ID = CLEPA Code = DataMatrix code.
  • Checking authenticity with Authenticity Check: Authentication of the article using a scanner or mobile phone

What benefits does Authenticity Check provide?

  • Products can be authenticated by all the involved parties: manufacturer, customs, wholesaler, consumer
  • Worldwide and around the clock
  • A precise answer in seconds
  • No knowledge of the safety features of different brands required
  • Modest requirements: Internet PC with a scanner or mobile phone with camera and free software – Try TecIdentify now

More on Authenticity Check in our press archive

GKN is co-founder and partner of TecAlliance (formerly the umbrella brand of TecDoc, TecCom and TecRMI), the sector's information source for the motorcar repair market with original data from parts manufacturers. The aim of the TecAlliance is to provide the aftermarket with all the data relating to the vehicle from a single source, and thus support the transition to the digital aftermarket. Spare parts manufacturers, parts dealers and workshops, fleet and leasing companies, and insurers have been its customers for decades. They actively use the universal manufacturer data which they collect worldwide, prepare it in accordance with the recognised "TecAlliance TecDoc Inside" standard, filter it for different information requirements and distribute it on the market.

As a certified data supplier we use the TecDoc Catalogue to supply the free motorcar spare parts market with current and comprehensive data on the identification and ordering of parts from the brands SPIDAN, LÖBRO and EKG, all in a standardised catalogue form.