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.
In order to ensure that supply chain professionals are able to perform at the top of their game, it is essential to provide on-going training and to select the right training organisation. In this respect, you can rely on an Odette preferred training provider.
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.
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.
In order to make it much easier to manage MMOG/LE assessments, Odette, in co-operation with AIAG, has developed a modern IT application called MMOG.np to replace the long-established Excel based workbook.
MMOG/LE Version 5 is now available and customers will be announcing their v4 to v5 migration plans over the coming months to give suppliers sufficient time to ensure that their SCM operations can meet the new standard but Version 5 will quickly become the norm for self-assessment of automotive supplier sites across the world.
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In September 2017, Odette published its Best Practice Recommendation ‘Packaging Management Guidelines’ (LG14) which was the result of a number of OEMs, Tier suppliers and LSPs from across Europe as well as Odette National Organisations working together to define the essential preconditions to packaging management.
Auto ID technologies are used extensively in the automotive industry to manage assets, track the movement of parts and materials throughout the supply chain and document their use in production. This is done by reading 1D or 2D bar-codes or RFID tags at various stages in the logistics process and the product life-cycle.