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2020 News

September 2020

Standardised communications smooth volatile demand and distribution

Standardising communications between OEMs and tier one and two suppliers offers novel possibilities.

Apps aid collaboration between automotive and logistics

Every day, companies in the automotive industry must deal with trucks which arrive at their factories to deliver parts or collect finished products.

Odette, digitalising the automotive industry since 1984

Those in the know share their belief that there is no effective digitalisation without standardisation

Finished Vehicle Logistics goes digital

A first collaboration between ECG – the Association of European Vehicle Logistics, VDA – Verband der Automobilindustrie and Odette International.

August 2020

Packaging Manufacturers performance in the spotlight

All supply chain professionals know that the efficient management of packaging is essential for the timely movement of parts through the supply chain and the maintenance of quality in the storage and distribution process.

Making RFID work throughout the automotive supply chain

Auto-Id technologies provide a reliable means to identify and track items as they move through the supply chain, providing the visibility that all professional practitioners seek. While some automotive manufacturers investigate the capabilities of other technologies, RFID still tops the list as the favoured technology, assisted by a considerable decrease in the cost of the associated hardware over the past decade.

June 2020

Changes at the top in GALIA

We extend a warm welcome to two well-known faces of the French automotive industry at the head of GALIA.

May 2020

KPIs for Automotive Supply Chain Management Updated

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are much more than just the numbers you report regularly. They are essential tools helping you to understand the performance of your business allowing you to take action and make critical adjustments to achieve your strategic objectives.

February 2020

Standardising the deployment of RFID in automotive

As part of the drive to digitalisation, the use of auto-ID technologies such as RFID is increasingly being included as one of the requirements in RFQs sent to suppliers. We all know, of course, that there can be no effective digitalisation without standardisation and the challenge is to ensure interoperable deployment of RFID (and other auto-ID technologies) in order to maximise cost savings and efficiency. 
 Odette has therefore brought together a group of auto-ID experts from European OEMs and Tier1s to try find a way of avoiding multiple heterogeneous implementations of RFID across the automotive supply chain. The first meeting of the group took place on 12 Feb in Stuttgart.