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for the automotive supply chain


A practical approach to achieving reliable demand forecasts

27 Nov 2013

You will have read above about the recently published Odette Guidelines for Collaborative Forecasting which provide a methodology to improve the accuracy of demand forecasts. Now Odette Sweden has developed a practical tool which helps to put the recommendations into practice.

New Odette Guidelines for Collaborative Forecasting

20 Nov 2013

For many years the automotive industry has suffered from deficiencies in the holistic forecasting and planning process that is used to determine the demand profile for parts and assemblies required from the upstream supply chain. The impact of inaccurate forecasts has come more sharply into focus as a result of difficulties in the business climate coupled with greater expectations from customers.

GHG emissions reporting made easier

19 Sept 2013

Freight Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reporting has become an important topic, not only for the automotive industry, but for the transport industry as a whole - yet there is often confusion about which reporting methods to use and how to gather the necessary data.

Odette appoints Registration Authority in China

17 Sept 2013

Odette has appointed CEDEX, provider of e-Autohub, the largest Chinese automotive network, as a Registration Authority (RA) in China for the Odette Certification Authority (CA).

New MMOG/LE training provider for Brazil

15 Sept 2013

Odette has signed an agreement with the Instituto da Qualidade Automotiva (IQA) in São Paulo to deliver Global MMOG/LE training to automotive companies across Brazil.

OFTP2 gains momentum in US

31 Jan 2013

Two US based OFTP2 solution providers have recently passed the Odette OFTP2 Interoperability Test, reflecting the worldwide OFTP2 expansion plans of global OEMs and Tier1s:

MMOG/LE strengthens GM global sourcing

31 Jul 2012

GM has now added the annual self-assessment to their global sourcing process. Annual Supplier Self-Assessments are to be submitted during the period of May 1 - July 31 2012. GM is stressing that Suppliers should complete an honest assessment and not deprive themselves of the opportunity to improve.

Ford sees significant benefits in Global Transport Label

30 Apr 2012

In an effort to align the labels used in Ford’s global logistics processes, a new transport label is being introduced at Ford in Europe. 

Known as the ‘Global Transport Label’ it is based on the ‘Global Transport Label (GTL) Standard Version 3, dated November 17, 2010’ developed and published jointly by Odette, AIAG and JAMA. The change affects not only Europe, but North and South America, Asia Pacific, Australia and Africa.

ZF introduces Global MMOG/LE to supply base

28 Feb 2012

ZF, one of the world’s leading suppliers of automotive Driveline and Chassis Technology with 121 production companies in 27 countries has just launched the use of the Global MMMOG/Logistics Evaluation to its supplier base, which numbers over 2700 around the world.

Daimler rolls out OFTP2

31 Jan 2012

We are pleased to learn that Daimler has adopted the latest OFTP2 specification for file transfers and started to roll it out last month. They will connect the current waiting list of approximately 300 suppliers by the end of the first quarter of 2012 and there is no upper limit.