The automotive industry was in the vanguard of the einvoicing movement and has been exchanging invoices and other financial documents using structured digital messages for more than 40 years. But are our long-established procedures and standards now under threat from governments and tax administrations across the world looking to intervene in the einvoicing process in an attempt to reduce tax fraud and close the VAT gap?
The OFTP2 Expert Group constantly reviews the OFTP2 protocol to ensure that it remain at the leading edge of file transfer technology. The latest enhancement -“Partner Data Exchange using XML“ - published in version 3 of the OFTP2 Implementation Guideline will bring about significant gains in time and efficiency.
The packaging of purchased parts is a key element of automotive supply chain management, however the diverse methods used to exchange information during the development and definition of part packaging solutions means that the process is not as efficient as it should be.
Odette continues to support European vehicle manufacturers as they start to implement the standard digital messages developed by Odette, ECG and VDA to support communication across all Finished Vehicle Logistics processes.
BMW and VW are now well advanced in the introduction of the messages with their FV LSP partners
to 2022, all JAIF and Odette messages were developed according to Version 3 of
ISO 9735 “EDIFACT Application Level Syntax Rules” but from April 2022, the only
valid version of ISO 9735 will be Version 4 and all UN/EDIFACT based messages
must conform to this version.
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/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