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for the automotive supply chain


Despatch & Receive


Information about deliveries is some of the most important information exchanged between supply chain partners in an industry which operates on JIT and JIS principles, facilitated by standardised digital messages.

The Despatch Advice message (DESADV) aka Advance Shipping Notification (ASN) gives customers confidence that parts required for production will arrive on time, allows them to prepare for their reception and facilitates the automation of their goods receiving process.

It can also be sent to the service provider involved in the transportation of the parts to assist their operations, especially where any cross-dock activity is involved.

On the supplier side, the Despatch Advice message can serve as a basis for the subsequent invoicing process ensuring automatic matching and eliminating delays in payment.

If any discrepancies between advised and actually received deliveries do appear, these can be reported using the Receiving Advice message (RECADV), allowing the supplier to take immediate corrective action to avoid disruptions to production on the customer side.

Delivery is undoubtedly the area with the most potential to bring further efficiencies to the overall logistics process and Odette works closely with member companies to ensure that the associated standard digital messages can support the process improvements required by the industry.


Joint Automotive Despatch Advice Message

EDI Implementation Guideline


Reference JM03

Version 2021

Published Nov 2021

Odette Despatch Advice Message

EDI Implementation Guideline


Based on EDIFACT D.96A

Reference OM08

Version 5.3

Published Dec 2012

Joint Automotive Receiving Advice Message

EDI Implementation Guideline


Reference JM05

Version 2021

Published Dec 2020

Managing Inbound Transport with Mobile Apps

The recommendation describes a standard model for the exchange of data between the yard management systems of the plants and the transport management system of the transport service providers. Based on this recommendation, application developers will be able to develop and programme the various IT systems in such a way that the requirements for the operational control of transport in the arrival area are supported uniformly across all apps.

Reference OT10

Version 1.0

Published Sept 2020