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New 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.

New 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.

Standardised exchange of Automotive SCM KPIs

07 Jul 2021

The joint 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 deviation.

The Transport Status Report Message

01 Jul 2021

This digital message is used to report the progress of a means of transport and/or its contents during a journey, either at regular intervals or at the completion of particular events en-route.

New versions of important RFID standards for automotive

01 Mar 2021

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.

Is your OFTP2 software up to date?

01 Feb 2021

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.

Apps aid collaboration between automotive and logistics

16 Sept 2020

Every day, companies in the automotive industry must deal with trucks which arrive at their factories to deliver parts or collect finished products.

Finished Vehicle Logistics goes digital

15 Sept 2020

A first collaboration between ECG – the Association of European Vehicle Logistics, VDA – Verband der Automobilindustrie and Odette International.

Making RFID work throughout the automotive supply chain

16 Aug 2020

Auto-Id technologies provide a reliable means to identify and track items as they move through the supply chain, providing the visibility that all professional practitioners seek. While some automotive manufacturers investigate the capabilities of other technologies, RFID still tops the list as the favoured technology, assisted by a considerable decrease in the cost of the associated hardware over the past decade.

Returnable Packaging Management toolkit now complete

31 May 2019

In September 2017, Odette published its Best Practice Recommendation ‘Packaging Management Guidelines’ (LG14) which was the result of a number of OEMs, Tier suppliers and LSPs from across Europe as well as Odette National Organisations working together to define the essential preconditions to packaging management.