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MMOG/LE is a logistics capability assessment tool used by thousands of organisations throughout the world. To keep pace with the continuous evolution of automotive logistics operations, the tool is reviewed on a 3-year cycle.

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Henry Rosten, Head of Volume & Capacity at Volvo Group Trucks Operations, is replacing Ingrid Lundberg, CIO, Volvo Logistics. Ingrid has been representing Sweden in the Odette Board of Directors for the past 5 years. On behalf of all the Odette community, we would like to thank her for her contribution and wish her well in her new endeavours.

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Odette International has launched a new fully searchable directory of OFTP2 user companies with more than 2000 companies currently registered, helping current and new implementers to identify business partners who are capable of exchanging confidential data quickly and securely over the public internet. Consult the Directory

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Two US based OFTP2 solution providers have recently passed the Odette OFTP2 Interoperability Test, reflecting the worldwide OFTP2 expansion plans of global OEMs and Tier1s:

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The 16th Odette Conference and Exhibition held in Berlin on 3-4th December was hailed as another great success by the participants. 250 delegates from 23 different countries attended the two day conference where more than 40 senior executives and experts from global automotive companies spoke of the challenges facing the industry and the solutions and initiatives being put in place to face those challenges.

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GM has now added the annual self-assessment to their global sourcing process. Annual Supplier Self-Assessments are to be submitted during the period of May 1 - July 31 2012. GM is stressing that Suppliers should complete an honest assessment and not deprive themselves of the opportunity to improve.

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In an effort to align the labels used in Ford’s global logistics processes, a new transport label is being introduced at Ford in Europe.

Known as the ‘Global Transport Label’ it is based on the ‘Global Transport Label (GTL) Standard Version 3, dated November 17, 2010’ developed and published jointly by Odette, AIAG and JAMA. The change affects not only Europe, but North and South America, Asia Pacific, Australia and Africa.

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ZF, one of the world’s leading suppliers of automotive Driveline and Chassis Technology with 121 production companies in 27 countries has just launched the use of the Global MMMOG/Logistics Evaluation to its supplier base, which numbers over 2700 around the world.

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We are pleased to learn that Daimler has adopted the latest OFTP2 specification for file transfers and started to roll it out last month.  They will connect the current waiting list of approximately 300 suppliers by the end of the first quarter of 2012 and there is no upper limit.

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Odette, along with our colleagues from JAMA, JAPIA and AIAG, created and published the full suite of JAIF Global EDIFACT messages some time ago in readiness for future use by companies with a worldwide presence.

There was early adoption by several European companies, but recently we have seen a surge in demand as the industry wakes up to the fact that the best way to exchange business data with global partners is by using global standards.

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