Working with ECG/VDA on Digitalisation of Finished Vehicle Logistics
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. The increasing
implementation of on-board telematics in new cars has, however, given a fresh
impetus to the digitalisation of finished vehicle logistics.
automotive association (VDA) and the Association of European Vehicle Logistics
(ECG ) recently launched independent projects in this area of the supply chain
but have now agreed to pool their resources and work together.
The main objective is the digitalisation of the information flow between vehicle manufacturers and logistics service providers, making as much use as possible of the communications capability of the cars themselves.
Priority use cases have been put forward by both ECG and VDA and have been distributed amongst 4 different working groups.
Group 1 - Overall transparency.
Group 2 - Services ‘on demand’; LTSM and diagnostic failure; identifying a specific population of vehicles; giving orders to the vehicle.
Group 3 - Transport requirements forecast; estimated time of arrival (ETA); inventory on multiple compounds.
Group 4 - Geo-fencing – reducing scanning; geo-fencing – vehicle traceability; vehicle identification.
The role of Odette
in these working groups is to contribute its well-recognised expertise in the
digitalisation of the upstream supply chain and to assist in the development of
appropriate digital messages to support the above processes.
Companies currently involved
include: Audi, BLG, BMW, CAT Groupe, FCA, Grimaldi Group, ICO Terminals,
Koopman Group, Mosolf, Opel, PSA Groupe, Porsche, Port of Barcelona, Renault
Nissan Mitsubishi, UECC, Volkswagen.