15-16 May 2017 - Berlin
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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.
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.
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
The conference will focus on the use of
innovative technologies and concepts to overcome the challenges facing the
automotive supply chain both today and tomorrow.
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.
Since setting up the new structure, the Odette Bureau has been busy defining project priorities in line with industry requirements and managers have been appointed for the Priority 1 projects.
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.
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.
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
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.