Archive for 2019

Spain is the largest producer of vehicles in Europe after Germany, while Portugal and Morocco have both seen a significant increase in automotive production over the past few years. In common with their partners and competitors across the world, vehicle manufacturers in these countries are under growing pressure to reduce the environmental impact and cost of their logistics operations. In facing up to this challenge, they are looking more and more to an increase in local sourcing.

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Under the headline “Tearing down Boundaries - Merging Production and Logistics”, the next Forum Automobil Logistik, FAL2020, will take place on 5 & 6 February 2020 in Leipzig, the home of several automotive key players.

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Odette2020 - International Conference & Exhibition - Prague - 25 & 26 May

Few people could have predicted the way the world is today. Geopolitical turmoil, trade wars, rapidly evolving technology and demands for drastic reductions in emissions have resulted in an automotive environment that is more volatile than at any other time in its history. Those who wish to survive must have a flexible and sustainable supply chain able to react quickly to an ever changing situation.

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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.npTo support the global automotive community in the move to MMOG.np, AIAG and Odette have developed a free webinar VIEW WEBINAR

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In 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.

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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.

Ingrid 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.

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Major 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.

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