Archive for 2012

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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