In last week's Odette2018 Conference
Spotlight, we highlighted how Digital Transformation is impacting every
aspect of the automotive supply chain.
Today our spotlight is focused on Returnable Packaging which is now almost universally adopted throughout the industry. But the use of Returnable Packaging brings two major management headaches:
How to ensure that
suppliers have an adequate and optimum quantity of empties and at the same
time keeping control of what are expensive assets.
Odette2018 Conference & Exhibition taking place in Lille France on 12/13 November, you will learn how major OEMS are using digital messaging and the latest AutoID technology to achieve these often contradictory objectives.
The whole automotive
industry is on the brink of revolution in terms of both the propulsion and the
control of vehicles. Whatever the future of mobility looks like as a result of
these seismic changes, it is clear that the supply chain will be playing an even
more crucial role in automotive production while, at the same time, undergoing
its own revolution in terms of digital transformation.
The Odette2018 Conference & Exhibition taking place in Lille France on 12/13 November will attempt to provide clearer perspectives on the future landscape of the industry and facilitate networking amongst supply chain professionals from across the world as they grapple with the tremendous challenges that confront them on a daily basis.
year is proving exceptional in its challenges for the automotive industry,
whether it’s setting up a new plant, launching a new model or implementing a new
logistics system. The time has never been more right to learn from others and benchmark
your own operations.
Although the current Excel based MMOG/LE tool has served the industry
well over the past decade, Odette has now launched a modern browser
based application called MMOG.np (new platform) to take its place.
Odette International is
delighted to announce the launch of OdetteSecure on Monday 25 June.
OdetteSecure combines the previously separate OSCAR and CA services in a single
portal allowing our customers to access their portfolio of Odette IDs (OSCAR)
and Digital Certificates (CA) with a single sign-on.
Odette International is delighted to announce that Al Jeory, Head of Inbound Logistics, Jaguar Land Rover has accepted the role of President of the Odette Council.
As President, Jeory will lead the debate on the major supply chain management issues facing the European automotive industry and provide guidance to the Odette Board on future priorities, as well as being the ‘face’ of Odette at industry events.
Lille - 12 & 13 November
This year the Odette International Conference & Exhibition takes place in Lille, the northern powerhouse of the French automotive industry. Work on the programme is already well underway and we are delighted to be able to announce two keynote speakers for the event:
Francesca GAMBONI, Senior Vice-President Supply Chain, Peugeot Groupe
Senior Vice-President Supply Chain, BMW
These prestigious speakers will be sharing their insights on the drive to digital of the automotive supply chain.
current version of Global MMOG (Version 4) was first released in 2014 and now
needs to be reviewed in order to ensure that it takes account of the constant
evolutions in supply chain processes and technology. A team of supply chain experts
from Odette and AIAG member companies has therefore been assembled and is
meeting on a weekly basis to define the new requirements for Version 5 of the
Although the current Excel based
MMOG/LE tool has served the industry well over the past decade, Odette has now
developed a modern browser based application called MMOG.np (new platform) to take
users from both sides of the Atlantic have been involved in the development and
testing of this new platform to ensure that it meets not only the current needs
but also the ‘wish lists’ of both customers and suppliers in the automotive supply
the digitalisation of supply chain processes upstream from vehicle
manufacturers has been underway for many years, the processes downstream from
the manufacturer have been somewhat neglected up to now. The increasing
implementation of on-board telematics in new cars has, however, given a fresh
impetus to the digitalisation of finished vehicle logistics.
Frequency Identification (RFID) is becoming an increasingly important Auto ID
technology in the automotive industry. It is used to identify assets, track the
movement of parts, packaging and transport equipment through the logistics
process and record the use of components and assemblies in production.
companies in Germany are still using the original version of the Odette File
Transfer Protocol (OFTP) over ISDN to exchange commercial and engineering information
with their business partners but the ISDN service will soon no longer be
Automotive OEMs encourage the use of Returnable Packaging, generally known as Returnable Transport Items (RTI), to move parts from their suppliers to their production lines or after-sales facilities. RTIs enable companies to eliminate the costs involved in the disposal of one-way packaging such as cardboard boxes and also help to reduce the environmental footprint of the automotive industry.
International in collaboration with the VDA Workgroup Kommunikations- und
Informationstechnologie (KIT) exhibited at the recent Forum Automobillogistik 2018
in Frankfurt to showcase the work that is being done at both national and
international level to accelerate digitalisation and streamline communications
in the automotive supply chain.
Odette and its National Organisations rely on volunteers from members companies to work in projects on behalf of the automotive supply chain community. Odette Awards are given to recognise those leading this project work despite many of them also having heavy workloads within their companies...
15-16 May 2017 - Berlin
operators in Germany have confirmed that the ISDN service will be phased out by
2018 and the transition to IP-based services is now well under way in some parts
of the country. Companies that do not yet use the internet to transmit their
data need to act NOW.
The use of returnable packaging (aka RTI) in the
automotive supply chain has grown tremendously over recent years. This growth
has had a number of different drivers, including, cost, environmental, parts
protection, lineside storage and physical handling amongst others.
First convened two years ago on an ad-hoc basis to
identify common challenges and decide future directions for co-operation in the
automotive supply chain, the Odette Council is now established as a permanent body
in the Odette structure.
Dickinson, General Manager, Automotive, SMMT Industry Forum has been newly appointed
to lead the Odette International MMOG/LE User Group.
The MMOG/LE assessment tool, initially developed
in the late 1990s by Odette and AIAG, is currently based on an Excel workbook
which has served the industry well over the years.
past months have seen an exceptional level of industry co-operation as OEMs and
suppliers have worked together at Odette to agree new European profiles of the
Global Transport Label.
country has a deep pool of technology expertise and strong recent GDP growth
tracking ahead of global growth? And which country has been attracting the interest
of global automotive OEMs as an alternative supply source, not just for parts,
but also for smart car technology.