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Odette working to safeguard decades of automotive investment in e-invoicing

14 Feb 2024

After 40 years of successful experience with electronic invoicing via EDI (mainly using EDIFACT standards), the automotive industry in Europe is approaching a critical juncture with the advent of the EU ViDA Directive.

Automotive Packaging: Facing up to the challenge of environmental legislation

13 Feb 2024

The Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulations (PPWR) currently being prepared by the EU are clearly aimed at consumer packaging, in terms of both reducing waste and reducing the amount of plastic content, but the legislation will also have a significant impact on automotive packaging and with deadlines fast approaching, companies in the automotive supply chain need to act now!

Odette working with ECG and VDA to develop digital messages for supply chain emissions reporting

12 Feb 2024

The urgency for more sustainable and environmentally conscious automotive logistics practices has led ECG and VDA to work together to develop an Emissions Calculation and Reporting Guideline for automotive supply chains.

Odette Awards recognise Outstanding Contributions to the Automotive Supply Chain

20 Dec 2023

As we approach the end of another amazing year, with a jam-packed 2024 programme ahead of us, it is fitting to reflect on 2023 and wrap-up in style. What better way to do this than recognising all those who have made our excellent results possible. Flashback to the Odette2023 conference in November when the Odette Community presented their Awards for Outstanding Contribution.

Volkswagen Group Logistics to implement new Odette-ECG FVL Message

18 Dec 2023

Odette and ECG have recently published Release 1.2 of their digital message standards for Finished Vehicle Logistics (FVL). The new release includes amendments and updates which take account of issues discovered during the practical implementation of the original messages by several European OEMs, including BMW, Volvo Cars and Volkswagen Group Logistics.

Odette brings industry together to meet packaging challenges

29 Sept 2023

At the request of its members, Odette has called a meeting of automotive companies and packaging manufacturers on 22 November in Berlin to discuss the current challenges facing the suppliers and users of automotive packaging, and the possibility of taking a collaborative approach to meet those challenges.

Smart EV company NIO introduces MMOG with suppliers

14 Sept 2023

NIO, a pioneer and a leading company in the premium smart electric vehicle market that designs and builds electric vehicles, has announced that it started to adopt the Supply Chain Management assessment tool developed by Odette and AIAG.

eInvoicing and VAT in the Digital Age – are you prepared?

04 Jul 2023

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?

Transparency in Transport with API: Using mobile technology to bridge the visibility gap

12 Jun 2023

The transportation of production parts may be compromised for many reasons, especially in long distance supply chains. The customer needs to know as quickly as possible what impact a delay in the transport chain could have on the current production plan but often the link between the contents of a shipment and the means of transport carrying that shipment is missing, especially in a 4 corner model where actors are not in an established relationship or use web portals to carry out activities such as, ad-hoc ordering and confirmation of transport capacity.

The new Odette GTL Generator. Successful labelling everytime!

12 May 2023

An increasing number of OEMs and Tier1 suppliers are requiring their suppliers to implement the GTL however not all suppliers have the appropriate back-end systems to produce these labels to the correct specification consistently.