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Size matters for the Global Transport Label

02 Mar 2023

The automotive industry is increasingly moving to smaller pack quantities, for both deliveries and trackside storage, which has led to more and more tray and blister packaging being used. These very small packaging sizes pose particular challenges for labelling even with the small load container labels already specified by Odette. To meet these challenges, the Odette Technology Group has designed two even smaller labels which can carry the main data items of the Global Transport Label.

New OFTP2 feature optimises partner details management

06 Feb 2023

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 Details Exchange using XML“ - published in version 3 of the OFTP2 Implementation Guideline will bring about significant gains in time and efficiency.

Odette launches API Expert Group

18 Jan 2023

Digitalisation of the automotive supply chain continues apace and APIs appear to be the tool of choice to fill the gaps and supplement well established digital infrastructures. Odette has therefore set up an API Expert Group dedicated to developing rules for a standardised approach to API implementation and applying them to selected business cases.

The next step in digitalising the Automotive Supply Chain: the Part Packaging Agreement

10 Jan 2023

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.

New tool accelerates the logistics flow for finished vehicles

09 Jan 2023

ECG and Odette have come together to develop a ground-breaking standard for VIN labels to help overcome inefficiencies in the process of delivering finished vehicles to its final destination. And it’s already under deployment by Volvo Cars worldwide.

Don’t read this if you are not an AutoID enthusiast!

09 Jan 2023

AutoID technologies depend on the reading of standard codes called Data Identifiers. Those used in the Automotive Supply Chain have been compiled in a JAIF document to harmonise implementation worldwide and encourage correct usage.

Fast track updates speed FVL digitalisation for German automakers

06 Jan 2023

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

KPIs for Finished Vehicle Logistics

31 May 2022

Vehicle manufacturers use KPIs to measure the performance of their LSPs but even if there has often been some commonality of purpose, the methods of measurement have not always been the same and standardisation was much needed.

Next version of MMOG/LE is on the way

29 Mar 2022

Since its introduction in 2004, MMOG/LE has become the automotive industry standard tool for assessing the capability of the Supply Chain Management processes of OEMs and thousands of Tier1 and Tier2 suppliers.

Recommendations put packaging Manufacturers in the spotlight

21 Mar 2022

Throughout the automotive value chain, packaging experts continuously seek to improve packaging materials and processes throughout the life cycle of a product, from conception to end of life and OEMs have worked together under the auspices of Odette and SMMT to achieve a step change in the area of packaging manufacture.