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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...

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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.

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Which 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.

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If your company is a user of the logistics capability assessment tool known as Global MMOG/LE (often abbreviated to MMOG) which has been developed jointly by Odette and AIAG, then read on. Version 4 of MMOG was released in May 2014 and we at Odette, are now considering whether further developments to the tool are required by, or would be helpful to, our customers.



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Several announcements have been made recently by the IT security community regarding the SHA-1 signature algorithm which is considered capable of being broken at some time in the near future. The Odette Certificate Authority (CA) has therefore decided to switch to signing its certificates using the SHA-256 signature algorithm (commonly known as SHA-2). This switch will take place over the weekend of 12th/13th September

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With the retirement of John Canvin from his position as MD of Odette International, the six National Organisation shareholders of Odette (AIA, ANFAC, GALIA, Odette Sweden, SMMT and VDA) have decided to change the previous governance model so that they can become more closely involved in the day to day management of Odette activities.  

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In April, John Canvin, retired from his position as Managing Director of Odette International. John had been with Odette since 1999 and leaves the organisation in a strong position. He was instrumental in setting up new Odette services for the worldwide automotive industry and we give our warmest thanks to John for these achievements and for his unstinting efforts to keep Odette at the forefront of initiatives to improve the performance of the European automotive supply chain. 

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The Odette OFTP2 Experts Group regularly reviews the protocol in order to ensure that it continues to meet current business and security requirements. The group has recently recommended several updates to the OFTP2 Implementation Guidelines to ensure that the large and growing OFTP2 community remains secure.

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As a consequence of recent tax law changes in Hungary, as of January 1, 2015 certain activities relating to road transport may solely be carried out by taxpayers who are in possession of a valid identification number (EKAER number) issued by the Electronic Control System of Road Transport (Hungarian abbreviation: EKAER).

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It is with a certain sadness that we are saying goodbye to Sten Lindgren, who is retiring from his role as MD of Odette Sweden, but we are delighted to welcome Ingrid Lundberg, who joins us from Volvo Group, as his replacement.

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