Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are much more than just the numbers you report regularly. They are essential tools helping you to understand the performance of your business allowing you to take action and make critical adjustments to achieve your strategic objectives.
As part of the drive to digitalisation, the use of auto-ID technologies such as RFID is increasingly being included as one of the requirements in RFQs sent to suppliers. We all know, of course, that there can be no effective digitalisation without standardisation and the challenge is to ensure interoperable deployment of RFID (and other auto-ID technologies) in order to maximise cost savings and efficiency.
Odette has therefore brought together a group of auto-ID experts from European OEMs and Tier1s to try find a way of avoiding multiple heterogeneous implementations of RFID across the automotive supply chain.
The first meeting of the group took place on 12 Feb in Stuttgart.
Spain is the largest producer of vehicles in Europe after Germany, while Portugal and Morocco have both seen a significant increase in automotive production over the past few years. In common with their partners and competitors across the world, vehicle manufacturers in these countries are under growing pressure to reduce the environmental impact and cost of their logistics operations. In facing up to this challenge, they are looking more and more to an increase in local sourcing.
Under the headline “Tearing down Boundaries - Merging Production and Logistics”, the next Forum Automobil Logistik, FAL2020, will take place on 5 & 6 February 2020 in Leipzig, the home of several automotive key players.
Odette and AIAG recently announced the release of Version 5 of MMOG/LE. This new version of the widely used supply chain capability assessment tool takes account of the latest evolutions in supply chain processes, logistics and communications technology, cyber security and related audit standards. The tool itself has also evolved and is now available as a browser-based application MMOG.np. To support the global automotive community in the move to MMOG.np, AIAG and Odette have developed a free webinar VIEW WEBINAR
In order to ensure that supply chain professionals are able to perform at the top of their game, it is essential to provide on-going training and to select the right training organisation. In this respect, you can rely on an Odette preferred training provider.
In 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.
Major automotive players are continually looking to implement Odette Standards, Tools and Services throughout their global operations and are putting additional requirements on their suppliers, such as new digital messages or auto-id techniques, in order to ensure that their SCM operations remain best in class.