September 2016, Odette published a new version of its European Profile of the Global
Transport Label – GTL EPv2 (LL08). The review provided the opportunity to
modernise the label through the use of new bar coding technologies but the
over-riding objective was to reduce the variety in current implementations of
the original GTL in the European automotive industry.
Implementation of EPv2 is now underway or is planned by several OEMs and Tier1s.
meantime, the Odette project to bring more efficiency, automation and
transparency to the empty packaging supply chain has identified the need
for a specific content of the GTL to support this process.
The project group dealing with empty packaging management has therefore developed an extension to the specification of the GTL EP v2 to include the specification of a Label for Shipment of Empty Packages. In principle, labels for empty packages follow the same rules as described for material deliveries with the following deviations: