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.
MMOG/LE Version 5 is now available and customers will be announcing their v4 to v5 migration plans over the coming months to give suppliers sufficient time to ensure that their SCM operations can meet the new standard but Version 5 will quickly become the norm for self-assessment of automotive supplier sites across the world.
In September 2017, Odette published its Best Practice Recommendation ‘Packaging Management Guidelines’ (LG14) which was the result of a number of OEMs, Tier suppliers and LSPs from across Europe as well as Odette National Organisations working together to define the essential preconditions to packaging management.
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
technologies are used extensively in the automotive industry to manage assets, track the movement of parts and materials throughout
the supply chain and document their use in production. This is done by reading 1D
or 2D bar-codes or RFID tags at various stages in the logistics process and the
7th Forum Automobil Logistics, FAL2019, organised by the VDA in
conjunction with the German Logistics Association BVL, will take place on 5 and
6 February at the BMW World in Munich.
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.
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.
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