The global SCM capability assessment tool MMOG/LE is available in many
different languages to help automotive companies across the world to
easily rate their logistics operations and satisfy the requirements of
Forum AutomobilLogistik 2021 - 9/10 February
Under the strapline “Supply chains under tension: regional, sustainable, duty free”, FAL 2021 organised by VDA and BVL will feature more than 30 TOP speakers who will analyse and discuss current industry developments and trends, addressing questions such as ‘Will there be de-globalization? Can sustainability be achieved through efficiency? Will it be possible to dismantle trade barriers? Where and how can skilled workers be recruited and further developed?
To help automotive suppliers overcome the significant challenges of change management, local partners are working together with the Odette central team to support MMOG users in other parts of the world.
The OFTP2 protocol is constantly reviewed and updated by the Odette OFTP2 Experts Group, and the majority of OFTP2 solutions on the market have recently been re-tested to ensure that they continue to satisfy the latest business and security requirements of the automotive industry.
Watch the live on demand session from the Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Live event, where Robert Cameron, Head of VDA Logistics and Production Department and Chairman of Odette International explains how automotive supply chains could respond more quickly to the volatile powertrain mix in today's car production if outbound communication was more standardised.
Every day, companies in the automotive industry must manage the many trucks which arrive at their factories to deliver parts or collect finished products. Mobile apps can ease communication between plants and trucks but may leave drivers facing a plethora of apps providing different information in a variety of ways.
Fortunately, an Odette recommendation for the standardisation of the API data needed to manage this complex process is now available.
Those in the know share their belief that there is no effective digitalisation without standardisation.
A first collaboration between ECG – the Association of European
Vehicle Logistics, VDA – Verband der
Automobilindustrie and Odette International has resulted in a set of standard digital messages (EDIFACT and XML) supporting communication across
all Finished Vehicle Logistics processes.
Throughout the automotive value chain, packaging experts continuously seek to improve packaging materials and processes throughout the life cycle of a product and OEMs are now working together to try to achieve a step change in this area.
Auto-Id technologies provide a reliable means to identify and track items as they move through the supply chain, providing the visibility that all professional practitioners seek. While some automotive manufacturers investigate the capabilities of other technologies, RFID still tops the list as the favoured technology, assisted by a considerable decrease in the cost of the associated hardware over the past decade.
We extend a warm welcome to two well-known faces of the French automotive industry at the head of GALIA.
SMMT Industry Forum has recently appointed Richard Sadler to the position of General Manager for Automotive. Richard joins Industry Forum with over 15 years of tier-one automotive manufacturing and supply chain experience. Since starting his career as an Apprentice, Richard has gone on to hold leadership positions in Production Planning, Purchasing, Engineering and Manufacturing.
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are much more than just the numbers you report regularly. They are essential tools helping you to understand the performance of your business allowing you to take action and make critical adjustments to achieve your strategic objectives. They help you to identify deficiencies, measure progress, stay on track and implement continuous improvement.
Odette and AIAG first published “Key Performance Indicators
for Global Materials Management and Logistics” in 2006 to eliminate the need
for each automotive customer to create its own materials management and
logistics KPIs, thereby avoiding confusion and extra administration for
Odette2021 - 27/28 May - Prague
We have been monitoring events very closely and we have come to the conclusion that the current situation is unlikely to have improved sufficiently to allow us all to meet for a successful and well attended event in Prague this year.
part of the drive to digitalisation, the use of auto-ID technologies such as
RFID is increasingly being included as one of the requirements in RFQs sent to
suppliers. We all know, of course, that there can be no effective
digitalisation without standardisation and the challenge is to ensure
interoperable deployment of RFID (and other auto-ID technologies) in order to maximise cost savings and efficiency.
Odette has therefore brought together a group of auto-ID experts from European OEMs and Tier1s to try find a way of avoiding multiple heterogeneous implementations of RFID across the automotive supply chain.
The first meeting of the group took place on 12 Feb in Stuttgart.
Spain is the largest producer of vehicles in
Europe after Germany, while Portugal and Morocco have both seen a significant
increase in automotive production over the past few years. In common with their
partners and competitors across the world, vehicle manufacturers in these
countries are under growing pressure to reduce the environmental impact and cost
of their logistics operations. In facing up to this challenge, they are looking
more and more to an increase in local sourcing.
Odette2020 - International Conference & Exhibition - Prague - 25 & 26 May
people could have predicted the way the world is today. Geopolitical turmoil,
trade wars, rapidly evolving technology and demands for drastic
reductions in emissions have resulted in an automotive environment
that is more volatile than at any other time in its history. Those who wish to survive must have a flexible and sustainable supply
chain able to react quickly to an ever changing situation.
Odette and AIAG recently announced the release
of Version 5 of MMOG/LE. This new
version of the widely used supply chain capability assessment tool takes
account of the latest evolutions in supply chain processes, logistics and
communications technology, cyber security and related audit standards. The tool
itself has also evolved and is now available as a browser-based application MMOG.np. To support the global automotive community in the move to MMOG.np, AIAG and Odette have developed a free webinar VIEW WEBINAR
September 2016, Odette published a new version of its European Profile of the Global
Transport Label – GTL EPv2 (LL08). The review provided the opportunity to
modernise the label through the use of new bar coding technologies but the
over-riding objective was to reduce the variety in current implementations of
the original GTL in the European automotive industry.
It is with a certain sadness that we say goodbye to Ingrid Lundberg, who has retired from her role as MD of Odette Sweden but we are delighted to welcome Michael Bogren as her replacement. Michael joins Odette from Encode the well-known IT service provider in Sweden.
has a long history with Odette, stretching back to 1987 when the Odette
Transport Label was first introduced. She has represented the Volvo Group both
within Odette Sweden and within Odette International in various roles.
automotive players are continually looking to implement Odette Standards, Tools
and Services throughout their global operations and are putting additional requirements
on their suppliers, such as new digital messages or auto-id techniques, in
order to ensure that their SCM operations remain best in class.