Publication: Capturing Supply Chain Events with auto-ID
technologies are used extensively in the automotive industry to manage assets, track the movement of parts and materials throughout
the supply chain and document their use in production. This is done by reading 1D
or 2D bar-codes or RFID tags at various stages in the logistics process and the
order to build and maintain a comprehensive information system it is necessary
to link these read ‘events’ to individual business steps and status
information. ISO standard 19987 provides a framework for the identification and
communication of business events but several important steps in the automotive
supply and production processes are not yet covered in the standard.
To avoid proprietary extensions to the ISO standard and to achieve interoperability throughout the European automotive supply chain, the development of a standardised vocabulary of specific automotive events became a high priority.
launched a Work Group headed by John F. Reimers from Robert Bosch to develop an Automotive Business
Vocabulary (ABV) for the industry in Europe. The Odette ABV is an extension to
the Core Business Vocabulary (CBV), which the data standard of EPCglobal used
in connection with the GS1/IEC/ISO interface standard EPCIS 1.2 as defined in
ISO 19987 and will be used to identify and describe events in typical logistics
and production scenarios in the automotive industry which are likely to be
captured by RFID or other auto-ID technologies.
In addition to Robert Bosch, the
following companies participated in the work: Daimler AG, FCA, Ford Otosan,
Peugeot Group, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, Scania, members of the Volkswagen
Group and Volvo GTO as well as Brose Fahrzeugteile and Continental.
The recommendation "Capturing Supply Chain Events with auto-ID - Odette Automotive Business Vocabulary" is now available to download (members) or purchase (non-members) from the Odette website.