Proof of origin declarations are made by suppliers to provide
customers with the information needed to prove their eligibility for
preferential rates of duty when exporting their goods to other countries. Although
there is a standard format for such declarations there has been no standard way
of transmitting the information. Until now.
Odette standards help automotive
industry companies to meet the ever-increasing challenge of managing their
supply chain operations. Our established standards are regularly reviewed to
ensure that they remain relevant while new ones are developed to cope with changing
In the drive to further digitalisation of automotive supply
chain processes, the use of APIs to complement traditional EDI messages is taking
hold and the inbound transport process is a perfect candidate for the
introduction of APIs to bridge the current digital gaps.
Advances in RFID technology have led to increasing requirements for its use appearing in RFQs from automotive customers. It was therefore time to look at developing further recommendations to achieve successful RFID interoperability between partners.
Odette/AIAG recommendation Key Performance Indicators for Automotive Supply
Chain Management (LK03) insists that reports on the accuracy of deliveries and
alerts concerning deviations from the logistics agreement must be communicated
by the customer to the supplier immediately after each delivery or each
Lack of Interoperability is a major obstacle to the wider deployment of RFID technology throughout the automotive supply chain. To overcome this obstacle, the JAIF* developed two major standards covering the use of RFID to identify parts and vehicles and the use of RFID to identify containers.
The OFTP2 protocol is constantly reviewed and updated by the Odette OFTP2 Experts Group, and the majority of OFTP2 solutions on the market have recently been re-tested to ensure, new features have been implemented correctly.