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.
Patrick Reilhac has recently completed his tenure as
Director of GALIA and has returned to PSA. He is replaced by Pierre Jamond from
In the automotive industry, there are many supply
processes which do not rely on stock, such as Just in Time (JIT) or Just in
Sequence (JIS) deliveries. However, these processes are not always appropriate
and stocks are often used to ensure a seamless production process and insure
against any possible disruption in the supply chain.
In cases where an invoice for
goods shipped to another EU country is exempt from VAT, or applies the VAT
reverse charge procedure, companies based in Germany are required by law to
provide documentary evidence that the goods have physically reached the
recipient in the other EU country.
has established a European work group in order to share information arising
from various reviews of automotive logistics labelling standards which are currently
being undertaken at the national level in several Odette countries.
Management has been the cause of many debates over the years in the automotive
industry and there has never been a clear simple solution to the many issues
that companies, especially suppliers, have been facing.
This new Odette publication has been developed following the
issuing of the EU Second Directive on VAT Invoicing 2010/45 and its
implementation in the national legislation of the EU Member States. The
directive was issued with the intention of harmonising VAT eInvoicing practices
within the EU and Member States were obliged to bring their national legislation into line before
Latest automotive statistics from Turkey January 2015
The Odette OFTP2 Experts Group regularly reviews the OFTP2 protocol in order to ensure that it always meets current business and security requirements. The Group has recently recommended several updates to the OFTP2
Implementation Guidelines to ensure that the extensive OFTP2 community
Current labelling standards including the Global Transport
Label were developed several years ago and it has become apparent that they are
not completely meeting the latest business requirements. Several initiatives
have been proposed at national level with the aim of reviewing and updating the
various solutions currently in use, with work scheduled to start in some cases
as early as Q1 2015.
In order to identify the challenges and decide future
directions for co-operation in the automotive supply chain, Odette has created
a new Supply Chain Management Council (SCMC) comprising senior managers from
European vehicle manufacturers, Tier 1 suppliers and some major LSPs.
first meeting of the SCMC was held on 1st Oct 2014 in Düsseldorf assisted by
the Fraunhofer Institute who shared their thoughts on the future and moderated
discussions around topics previously identified as having the potential for