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Process news

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.

Accelerating 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.

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.

Digital standard for Proof of Origin declarations

01 Dec 2021

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.

Publication: Automotive Supply Chain API for Transport T & T

30 Sept 2021

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.

Publication: Implementing RFID in the automotive supply chain

30 Sept 2021

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.