Archive for 2013

In 2010, Odette published its Guidelines to eInvoicing Practices including an overview of national eInvoicing Requirements.

Since the publication of these Guidelines, the legal context has evolved with the release of the VAT EU Directive 2010/45 and its implementation in national legislation of the EU member states. It is now necessary to review the latest industry practices.

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Odette recently hosted a delegation from the Japanese Automotive Manufacturers Association (JAMA), who were in London to find out about our latest activities and to learn about our experiences in implementing several of our best practice recommendations.

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The Materials Management Operations Guideline/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE) tool enables any organization in the global automotive supply chain to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of its Materials Management and Logistics capability and performance.

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For many years the automotive industry has suffered from deficiencies in the holistic forecasting and planning process that is used to determine the demand profile for parts and assemblies required from the upstream supply chain. The impact of inaccurate forecasts has come more sharply into focus as a result of difficulties in the business climate coupled with greater expectations from customers.

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Odette now has a new website, providing Odette members, and all others working in the automotive supply chain, with the tools, support and information they need to adopt and implement Odette standards and services.

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Freight Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reporting has become an important topic, not only for the automotive industry, but for the transport industry as a whole - yet there is often confusion about which reporting methods to use and how to gather the necessary data.

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More and more companies are now using the VDA training programme on Global MMOG/LE. The two-day course explains the purpose and structure of the logistics capability assessment tool and allows participants to practice completing assessments based on real life use-cases.

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The Turkish Automotive Manufacturers Association (OSD) became an Associate Member of Odette in 2006 in order to have a stronger voice in the global industry. Vehicle makers in Turkey now play an influential role in initiatives to improve supply chain integration and set the industry standards which give all automotive manufacturing and supply companies in Turkey greater access to customers across the world.

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