Local Odette support for automotive industry in Brazil
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.
For example, Version 5 of MMOG/LE will be deployed globally in the coming months by automotive customers, and will be the first version of the SCM capability assessment tool to be solely available via the new browser-based application MMOG.np (np = new platform).
Under growing pressure to reduce the environmental
impact of their logistics operations vehicle manufacturers are looking more and
more towards local sourcing. In these changing circumstances, having local
support in the local language is even more vital. Odette has therefore decided
to set up a network of Odette Partnerships in a number of automotive countries
outside of Western Europe.
The first such partnership has been
established with IQA, “Institute
for Automotive Quality”, a non-profit certification body specialised in the
automotive sector in Brazil. IQA will support deployment of Odette Standards,
Tools and Services in the region to help the supplier community meet their
customer’s requirements more quickly and more efficiently.
IQA will also be responsible
for distributing Odette publications in Brazil and providing translations where
IQA as the Odette
recommended MMOG trainer for Brazil, will be instrumental in ensuring a
seamless transition of the supplier base to the new version and the new