LETTER FROM FCA


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Latest news for all FIAT-CHRYSLER suppliers

2019 was the start of the supplier migration to the new IBM EMTS communications system announced in 2018 for handling EDI and Non-EDI file transmissions. Many suppliers have already taken advantage of this early migration.

Now, beginning January 13, 2020, the EMTS migration will startup for 2020. And, this includes both production and non-production suppliers for handling both EDI and Non-EDI transmissions.

CTI Communications urges you to call and schedule your company’s slot in the 2020 migration. The earlier the better. The new EMTS passwordless program is more time consuming than earlier, pre-EMTS system migrations. Give us your latest company information by filling out the <Contact Us> form and suggest a good time to begin this very important migration.



This is the letter Fiat-Chrysler sent to all suppliers in late, 2018

To All FCA-Chrysler Suppliers


EBMX/EDI Modernization

FCA US values the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and managed file transfer relationship that we currently have with your company and we want to make you aware of an important change that will take place soon.

Beginning in January 2019, FCA US will start the transition away from using Electronic Business Message eXchange (EBMX) for file transmissions, and adopt a new solution that is based on the IBM Sterling B2B Integrator platform. The new system is called Enterprise Message Transmission System (EMTS).

There are three options for connecting to the new system:●●●●

● Direct connection via SFTP (port 22)

● Direct connection via AS2 (HTTP/port 80 and HTTPS/port 443)

● Value Added Network connection (VAN) Some of the key considerations for EMTS are:

● No file content is changing

● EMTS is available over the Internet

● VPNs are no longer supported; existing VPNs will be decommissioned in preference of the above protocols available over the Internet.

● SFTP will use pre-shared keys for authentication

● The EBMX HTTPS mailbox & FTP protocols are no longer supported on EMTS As the first step in the process, we are contacting all current trading partners and asking them to provide the following information:

● Current contact information for the person(s) who will be responsible for connectivity changes during the migration from EBMX to EMTS

● Your communication protocol choice and port for EMTS (if currently known)

As with any transformation change at FCA US, the suppliers and business partners will be expected to comply in a timely manner when scheduled. Any changes required at the supplier will be considered the cost of doing business and will be assumed by the supplier.

FCA US does not charge the supplier for the use of the legacy EBMX system, nor its replacement, the EMTS system, but the supplier will still be responsible for their own Information Technology costs as they are today.

If you have additional questions, please contact: EBMXInfo@fcagroup.com

All inquiries about this change should be directed to the above email address rather than your purchasing contact, as they are not able to provide any further information.

This letter is being republished by CTI Communications, an approved Fiat-Chrysler communications vendor.