Providing standards, tools and services
for the automotive supply chain

Inventory Management resources

Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)

This Odette recommendation has been developed to assist suppliers in the management of inventory production. The Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) process explains how suppliers can efficiently analyse inventories and maintain production levels between set maximum and minimum amounts. This can bring significant benefits by reducing administration and logistics costs whilst ensuring the on-going security of supplies.

Reference LA03

Version 1.0

Published Jun 2004

Collaboration Managed Inventory (CMI) Minimum/Maximum

Based on Odette’s Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) and AIAG’s Inventory Visibility and Interoperability Min/Max Replenishment Business Process Future State (IBP-1), this recommendation explains how significant cost savings can be achieved by implementing Collaboratively Managed Inventory (CMI) Min/Max processes. Using CMI Min/Max leads to increased visibility between suppliers and customers and to a reduction in administration and transport costs.

Reference LA05

Version 1.0

Published Sept 2005

Joint Automotive Inventory Report Message

EDI Implementation Guideline


Based on EDIFACT D.13A - Syntax v4

(File must be opened with Adobe Acrobat to access attachments)

Reference JM08

Version 2022

Published Sept 2022