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Odette2018: Keynote Speakers announced

01 Mar 2018

Lille - 12 & 13 November
 This year the Odette International Conference & Exhibition takes place in Lille, the northern powerhouse of the French automotive industry. Work on the programme is already well underway and we are delighted to be able to announce two keynote speakers for the event:
 Francesca GAMBONI, Senior Vice-President Supply Chain, Peugeot Groupe 
 Jürgen MAIDL, Senior Vice-President Supply Chain, BMW
 These prestigious speakers will be sharing their insights on the drive to digital of the automotive supply chain. makes MMOG/LE Assessments more efficient

01 Mar 2018

Although the current Excel based MMOG/LE tool has served the industry well over the past decade, Odette has now developed a modern browser based application called (new platform) to take its place. MMOG/LE users from both sides of the Atlantic have been involved in the development and testing of this new platform to ensure that it meets not only the current needs but also the ‘wish lists’ of both customers and suppliers in the automotive supply chain.

Working with ECG/VDA on Digitalisation of FVL

24 Feb 2018

While the digitalisation of supply chain processes upstream from vehicle manufacturers has been underway for many years, the processes downstream from the manufacturer have been somewhat neglected up to now.

Auto ID Events Vocabulary: first step towards RFID interoperability

23 Feb 2018

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is becoming an increasingly important Auto ID technology in the automotive industry. It is used to identify assets, track the movement of parts, packaging and transport equipment through the logistics process and record the use of components and assemblies in production.

Management of Returnable Packaging - Keeping the supplier supplied

20 Feb 2018

Automotive OEMs encourage the use of Returnable Packaging, generally known as Returnable Transport Items (RTI), to move parts from their suppliers to their production lines or after-sales facilities. RTIs enable companies to eliminate the costs involved in the disposal of one-way packaging such as cardboard boxes and also help to reduce the environmental footprint of the automotive industry.

New European Profiles for the Global Transport Label

23 Oct 2016

The past months have seen an exceptional level of industry co-operation as OEMs and suppliers have worked together at Odette to agree new European profiles of the Global Transport Label.

Using the Inventory Report message to optimise stock management

02 Mar 2015

In the automotive industry, there are many supply processes which do not rely on stock, such as Just in Time (JIT) or Just in Sequence (JIS) deliveries. However, these processes are not always appropriate and stocks are often used to ensure a seamless production process and insure against any possible disruption in the supply chain.

Automated proof of delivery with RECADV and IFTMAN

02 Mar 2015

In cases where an invoice for goods shipped to another EU country is exempt from VAT, or applies the VAT reverse charge procedure, companies based in Germany are required by law to provide documentary evidence that the goods have physically reached the recipient in the other EU country.

Production Capacity Assessment Tool helps eliminate critical bottlenecks

04 Jul 2014

During the development of the Supply Chain Risk Management Guidelines, the project team created a Risk Categorisation Matrix, comprising details of the possible Supply Chain risks and their causal factors. Analysis of the matrix showed that one of the OEM’s primary Supply Chain risks is the availability of adequate and proven production capacity at the supplier’s site.

New Supply Chain Risk Management Guidelines to help avoid disasters

01 Jul 2014

For many years organisations have used contingency plans to mitigate the worst effects of a potential supply risk. However, with companies now requiring ever-greater flexibility, shorter lead times and reduced inventories from their long-distance, global supply networks the probability of a supply failure has become heightened.