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Finished Vehicle Logistics resources

RFID in Vehicle Distribution Processes

This Odette recommendation describes the processes and methods of tracking and tracing vehicles in the distribution processes from factory to dealer using RFID technology and a smart label. It has been developed to move towards achieving widespread standardisation of RFID component usage, tag data storage and RFID technology implementation across vehicle distribution chains.

Reference LR02

Version 1.0

Published Jan 2010

VIN Labels in the Vehicle Distribution Process

Developed by Odette and ECG, this recommendation has the following objectives:

- Define a standard location and fixing method for the vehicle identification label
- Recommend a size and layout for the vehicle identification label
- Define a minimum content for the vehicle identification label
- Recommend a bar-coding standard
- Provide recommendations for the quality of the vehicle identification label

Reference FV26

Version 1.0

Published Nov 2022

Digitalisation of Finished Vehicle Logistics

This Recommendation covers typical logistics and service processes undertaken in the distribution of finished vehicles between vehicle manufacturers and their dealerships or other end customers. It specifies standard electronic messages for automated data exchange between vehicle manufacturers (or other shippers) and providers of logistic services. These logistics services can include transport, storage, maintenance, repair and any other actions that may be required during the movement of vehicles from the manufacturer to the dealership.

A set of messages associated with this Recommendation has been developed to cover all communication processes currently defined as being required between partners (vehicle shippers and logistics service providers) in the Finished Vehicle distribution chain.

The Transport Capacity Reservation process was added in Version 1.2

Reference FV00

Version 1.2

Published Oct 2023

FVL EDIFACT Messages

EDI Implementation Guidelines

A suite of 12 EDIFACT messages have been developed jointly by ECG, Odette and VDA to cover the entire outbound logistics processes as described in the Finished Vehicle Logistics Process Description (FV00). The publication also includes example use cases and sample messages for each logistics process.

Reference FV01-FV12

Version 1.2

Published Sept 2023

FVL Vehicle Transport Forecast Message

XML Implementation Guideline

Reference FV13a

Version 1.2

Published Sept 2023

Reference FV13b

Version 1.2

Published Sept 2023

FVL Vehicle Transport Order Message

XML Implementation Guideline

Reference FV14a

Version 1.2

Published Sept 2023

FVL Vehicle Transport Order Response Message

XML Implementation Guideline

Reference FV14b

Version 1.2

Published Sept 2023

FVL Vehicle Status Request Message

XML Implementation Guideline

Reference FV15

Version 1.2

Published Sept 2023

FVL Vehicle Status Report Message

XML Implementation Guideline

Reference FV16

Version 1.2

Published Sept 2023

FVL Vehicle Transport Status Report Message

XML Implementation Guideline

Reference FV17

Version 1.2

Published Sept 2023

FVL Vehicle Service Order Message

XML Implementation Guideline

Reference FV18

Version 1.2

Published Sept 2023

FVL Vehicle Inventory Report Message

XML Implementation Guideline

Reference FV19

Version 1.2

Published Sept 2023

FVL Vehicle Damage Report Message

XML Implementation Guideline

Sent to communicate damage information from the LSP to the OEM.

Reference FV20

Version 1.2

Published Sept 2023

FVL Compound Geo Fence Data Message

XML Implementation Guideline

Reference FV21

Version 1.2

Published Sept 2023

FVL Envelope

XML Implementation Guideline

Reference FV22

Version 1.2

Published Sept 2023

Reference FV23

Version 1.2

Published Sept 2023

Acknowledgement Message

XML Implementation Guideline

Reference FV24

Version 1.2

Published Sept 2023

Reference FV25a

Version 1.2

Published Sept 2023

Reference FV25b

Version 1.2

Published Sept 2023

Key Performance Indicators for Finished Vehicle Logistics

Provides a consolidation of existing and new KPIs for use between OEMs and logistics service providers involved in the transport of the finished vehicles and their interim storage during the transport process.

Includes a definition of 9 indicators (objectives, scope, how to measure) and a description of application and communication conditions.

Reference FV25

Version 1.0

Published May 2022