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Implementing RFID in the Automotive Supply Chain

This recommendation aims to help the automotive industry, project leaders and users, and external technology integrators or vendors to implement RFID processes across different partners of the supply chain, in order to obtain good interoperability and avoid multiple solutions that could become a blocking point for industry suppliers.

The document covers different logistics and supply chain use cases, some of which are described in more detail in related annexes. It focuses on issues which contribute to defining common standards for a better interoperability between the partners involved.

In terms of technology, many contactless radio frequency technologies are available and can justly be applied in specific use cases. In order to simplify the recommendations, this document focuses on Passive UHF (Ultra High Frequency) RFID technology.

Reference LR07

Version 1.0

Published Sept 2021

RFID Item Level Standard

Version 3 published March 2021. This Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Item Level Standard describes best practices, processes, and methods for item identification, verification, traceability, product characteristics, and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) throughout the global automotive supply chain. Extensive efforts have been made by the automotive industry to incorporate interchangeable data use between 2D optical symbols and electronic media such as RFID. This publication gives standards for the implementation and use of RFID in such applications and was jointly produced by Odette, AIAG, JAMA and JAPIA.

Reference B21/LR05

Version 3.0

Published Mar 2021

Returnable Transport Items Identification

Version 3 published March 2021. RFID technology has been widely adopted by the automotive industry in individual organisations due to the efficiency and security gains it delivers. However, widespread use between companies is currently much rarer due to compatibility issues. In response to this, Odette, AIAG, JAMA and JAPIA have jointly developed recommendations for RFID use in Returnable Transport Items Identification. The aim is to help moves toward the creation of general purpose global guidelines and accelerate further international adoption of RFID solutions.

Reference RC-6/LR04

Version 3.0

Published Mar 2021

Capturing Supply Chain Events with auto-ID

To achieve process transparency, machine-readable objects and ways of tracking these objects along the process chain need to be defined and implemented. The Odette Recommendations LR01, LR02, LR03, LR04 and LR05 outlined the foundations and the next logical step is the implementation of standardised communication with all business partners across company boundaries, based on international standards he Odette Recommendation “Capturing Supply Chain Events with auto-ID” addresses this issue.

Reference LR06

Version 1.0

Published Mar 2019

RFID for Tracking of Parts and Assemblies

This Odette recommendation describes the processes and methods of tracking and tracing of vehicle parts and enabling the authentication of original parts using RFID technology. It has been developed to move towards achieving widespread standardisation of RFID component usage, tag data storage and RFID technology implementation across supply chains.

Reference LR03

Version 2.1

Published Dec 2011

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

Global Transport Label - European Profile

Members of the JAIF combined the best features from their own label standards – including ISO 15394, ANSI MH10.8.1, the Odette Transport Label and the AIAG B-10 to produce a standard Global Transport Label which includes features such as the ISO “Licence plate,” Linear Bar Code 128 and 2D Data Matrix, QR Code and PDF417. Based on this standard, Odette has further developed and maintained a European profile.


Reference LL08

Version 2.02

Published May 2021

Global Transport Label

This document details common Global Transportation Label standards on container-labelling for use by suppliers and customers, and has been updated to include Data Matrix and QR code 2D symbologies. It was developed by collaboration between the members of Odette, AIAG and JAMA automotive associations representing more than 80% of worldwide production.

Reference LL07

Version 3.0

Published Nov 2010

Odette Transport Label - Large (OTL1)

This is the original A5 Odette Transport Label (210mm x 102mm) which is designed to be used on product packaging units and transport packaging units sent between supplier and customer. First introduced in the 1980s, this label spec has been updated several times and is still in widespread use in the automotive industry today.

Reference LL03

Version 1.4.1

Published Mar 2007

Odette Transport Label - Small (OTL3)

This Odette label (210mm x 74mm) was introduced to allow its use on smaller units where the original A5 label was too large. It also allows for the inclusion of additional logistics information to facilitate the automated movement of product packaging units from warehouse to trackside.

Reference LL02

Version 3.1

Published Oct 2005

Automotive Supply Chain API for Transport Track & Trace

Describes how to define and implement standardised REST-API interfaces for the collection and provision of discrete pieces of information supporting logistics activities in the automotive supply chain.

It includes a data model and functionality for the use of REST-API in transport processes as an extension to established EDI data exchange processes.

Reference OA02

Version 1.0

Published Sept 2021

Odette Purchase Order Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

ORDERS/ORDERR

Based on EDIFACT ORDERS D.05B

Reference OM13

Version V5.1

Published Sept 2007

Odette Purchase Order Change Request Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

ORDCHG/ORDCHG

Based on EDIFACT ORDCHG D.05B

Reference OM14

Version 5.1

Published Sept 2007

Odette Purchase Order Response Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

ORDRSP/REPORD

Based on EDIFACT ORDRSP D.05B

Reference OM15

Version 5.1

Published Sept 2007

Odette Price List Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

PRICAT/PRILST

Based on EDIFACT PRICAT D.96A

Reference OM16

Version 2.1

Published Apr 1998

Reference JM01

Version 6.0

Published Dec 2020

Reference JM02

Version 5.0

Published Dec 2020

Odette Delivery Schedule Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

DELFOR/EXHAND-EXHRSP

Based on EDIFACT D.04A

Reference OM03

Version 1.1

Published Jul 2007

Odette Delivery Just In Time Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

DELJIT/SYNCRO

Based on EDIFACT DELJIT D.03A

Reference OM05

Version 5.1

Published Dec 2004

Odette Delivery Just In Time Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

DELJIT/CALDEL

Based on EDIFACT D.98B

Reference OM04

Version 2.1

Published Dec 1999

Odette Delivery Schedule Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

DELFOR/DELINS

Based on EDIFACT D.96A

Reference OM02

Version 4.1

Published Jun 1997

Joint Automotive Despatch Advice Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

Based on EDIFACT DESADV D.07A

Reference JM03

Version 4.0

Published Dec 2020

Odette Despatch Advice Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

DESADV/AVIEXP

Based on EDIFACT D.96A

Reference OM08

Version 5.3

Published Dec 2012

Joint Automotive Receiving Advice Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

Based on EDIFACT RECADV 03A

Reference JM05

Version 4.0

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

Unique Parts Identification

To accurately trace parts and components they should be clearly and easily identified using unique codes. This Odette recommendation provides details on how to implement and use Unique Part Identity (UPI) codes – one for each specific component – to achieve this. It explains how they can be used on safety components and enable access to the industrial history of a part or group of parts in component databases.

Reference LG05

Version 3.0

Published Jul 2021

Traceability of Vehicle Components

The extended supply chains of automotive businesses require accurate and efficient traceability of parts and components across several layers. But to ensure that components can be traced properly throughout different organisations and systems, an element of standardisation of tracking processes is needed. This document includes a variety of standardised processes for implementing component traceability and identifying technical specifications.

Reference LG04

Version 1.0

Published Mar 2006

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

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

Joint Automotive Invoice Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

Based on EDIFACT INVOIC D.07A

Reference JM06

Version 6.0

Published Dec 2020

Odette Invoice Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

INVOIC

Based on EDIFACT D.03A

Reference OM09

Version 6.2

Published Apr 2014

Odette Remittance Advice Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

REMADV

Based on EDIFACT D.96A

Reference OM17

Version 3.1

Published Sept 1997

Odette Statement of Account Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

STATAC

Based on EDIFACT D.96A

Reference OM18

Version 3.1

Published Jun 1997

Supply Chain Risk Management

This guideline has been developed to provide practical advice and guidance in the use of existing, proven techniques to identify, measure, monitor, mitigate and manage supply chain risk by both large and small organisations, whatever their level in the supply chain.

Vehicle manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers who already have well developed SCRM processes and plans in place will be able to compare themselves with industry best practice contained in this guideline.

It is also aimed at those organisations that do not currently have robust SCRM processes in place, or have not yet started implementing SCRM and are seeking to have a better understanding of the processes involved and need support to identify a practical starting point.

Reference LG10

Version 1.0

Published Jun 2014

Production Capacity Assessment Tool

The Production Capacity Assessment Tool detailed in this document is recommended as the preferred, proactive risk management methodology for checking the planned and actual capacity of a production facility. The Tool offers the advantage of standardising all of the business parameters that are necessary to calculate production capacity.

Reference LG11

Version 1.0

Published Jun 2014

Collaborative Forecasting

Forecast accuracy is a fundamental requirement for the alignment of manufacturing and logistics processes throughout the supply chain, involving OEMs, suppliers, and transport and logistics providers. This Odette Best Practice recommendation defines a methodology for measuring the forecast accuracy of customer schedules.

This measurement is essential to support improvement initiatives that can simultaneously increase service levels and reduce inventory, both at the customer side and the supplier side The Guidelines list the data to be collected and the mathematical approach to calculating the Forecast Accuracy Index (FAI) and an associated Weighted Tracking Signal (WTS).

Reference LG09

Version 1.0

Published Oct 2013

Demand Capacity Planning

Demanding supply chains require efficient and comprehensive management processes to avoid capacity shortfalls and the under-utilisation of resources. Demand Capacity Planning (DCP) plays a significant role in this area, by incorporating business process models, functionalities and respective data elements.

This publication defines standards for successful DCP in the automotive industry including a basis for the interoperability of applications from different software providers.

Reference LA01

Version 1.1

Published Apr 2004

Odette Deviation Report Message

XML Implementation Guideline

The XML message specified in this publication is intended to provide a means for a customer in the Automotive Supply Chain to transmit a report of a Logistics Catalogue Deviation to a supplier electronically as recommended in the Odette/AIAG Recommendation ‘KPIs for Automotive Supply Chain Management (LK03)’.

Reference OM45

Version 1.0

Published May 2021

Odette Delivery Accuracy Report Message

XML Implementation Guideline

The XML message specified in this publication is intended to provide a means for a customer in the Automotive Supply Chain to transmit a report of a Delivery Accuracy Rating to a supplier electronically as recommended in the Odette/AIAG Recommendation ‘KPIs for Automotive Supply Chain Management (LK03)’.

Reference OM46

Version 1.0

Published May 2021

Key Performance Indicators for Automotive Supply Chain Management

Originally serving as a supplemental product to the Global MMOG/LE tool, this recommendation defines standard key performance indicators (KPIs) for global supply chain management in the automotive industry. These common indicators not only align with the requirements of Global MMOG/LE, but also help facilitate greater understanding between business partners and support risk management. This KPI document provides greater transparency between OEM and supplier performance expectations.

Reference LK03

Version 2.01

Published May 2020

Reporting Freight Greenhouse Gas Emissions

These Guidelines have been published by Odette specifically for the automotive sector. They are directed at helping all those involved to understand the principles and to adopt a consistent approach that will support both recent and future standards and legislative requirements. Rather than introducing new methodologies, these Guidelines make recommendations based on use of the most appropriate existing initiatives.

Reference LG08

Version 1.0

Published Sept 2013

Forecast Accuracy Measurement

The market for automotive spare parts is highly dynamic and volatile, and presents significant challenges to both manufacturers and suppliers in maintaining service and inventory levels Effective forecasting in this area is vital for increasing supply chain performance, and this Odette publication has been developed to provide a standardised method for measuring forecast accuracy, based on an in-depth industry study.

Reference LG07

Version 2.0

Published Jan 2012

Logistics Capability Evaluation Tool for LSPs

This tool has been created to help organisations develop and implement a world class Materials Planning and Logistics Management system. It consists of a set of recommendations and best practices that can be used by Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) to move towards establishing a common international approach to assessing best practices.

Reference LM02

Version 1.0

Published Jan 2008

Key Performance Indicators for LSPs

All organisations know that maintaining logistics performance is vital for an effective supply chain – but this can only be achieved when suppliers at all levels have consistent measurements of good performance in place. To help achieve this, Odette has produced this set of common definitions of standardised KPIs for measuring logistics performance that can help improve efficiency and decrease costs across the supply chain.

Reference LK02

Version 1.0

Published Sept 2007

Digitalisation of Finished Vehicle Logistics

This Recommendation provides a set of standard electronic messages which enables OEMs and Finished Vehicle Logistics Service Providers to collaborate with each other in a more efficient way. It also serves to avoid the proliferation of many different message types and thereby significantly reduce IT development costs for individual companies.

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.

Reference FV00

Version 1.00

Published Jun 2020

Packaging Management Guidelines

This recommendation aims to define the essential preconditions for efficient packaging management such as master data management as well as pool installation and maintenance.

It also describes the core operational processes such as packaging agreement, packaging accounting and the empty packaging supply chain.

As each partner has their own system solution, whether using standard or proprietary software, the focus of this recommendation is the description of common process patterns which enable the use of standardised messages in the information exchange between partners.

Reference LG14

Version 1.0

Published Sept 2017

Odette Product Data Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

PRODAT

Based on EDIFACT D.03A

Reference OM26

Version 1.0

Published Feb 2015

Finished Vehicle Logistics - 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 1.0

Published Jun 2020

Finished Vehicle Logistics - XML Messages

XML Implementation Guidelines

A suite of 9 XML 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 XSD schema files to help users during the implementation of XML messages.

Reference FV13-FV21

Version 1.0

Published Jun 2020

Reference FV24

Version 1.0

Published Jun 2020

Packaging Order Family

The Packaging Order family of messages covers the Order Proposal, the Order, the Order Change and the Order Response. An introduction to the family is also provided.

Reference OM 30/31/32/33

Version 1.1

Published Mar 2020

Packaging Transport Family

The Packaging Transport family is split into 2 options. One option is based on using the DESADV message which is widely used in the automotive industry, the other option is based on using IFTxxx messages which are widely used by the transport industry. Users can decide which option is more suited to their own operations and those of their partners.

Reference OM 35/36/37/38/39

Version 1.1

Published Mar 2020

Packaging Despatch Family

The Packaging Despatch family includes the advance notification of packaging delivery and the actual despatch advice. An introduction to this family is also included.

Reference OM 34/40

Version 1.1

Published Mar 2020

Packaging Delivery Family

The Packaging Delivery family includes messages that provide status information about the delivery both while it is transit and after it is has been unloaded at the destination. An introduction is included with each message.

Reference OM41 - OM42

Version 1.1

Published Mar 2020

Odette Transport Status Report

EDI Implementation Guideline

IFTSTA

Based on EDIFACT IFTSTA D.20B

Reference OM41

Version 1.2

Published Dec 2020

Introduction to Transport Status Report Message

Describes a uniform, standardised procedure for capturing and transmitting status information related to events in the transport chain from the despatch point via (if necessary) several trans-shipment points to the final receiving point.

The document is intended to help users to understand the flow and content of ordering information in the overall process and how specific business situations can be represented in the EDI messages. For the complete EDI message implementation guidelines, refer to OM41 - Transport Status Report (based on IFTSTA)

Reference LG19

Version 1.0

Published May 2019

Joint Automotive Inventory Report Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

Based on EDIFACT INVRPT D.13A

Reference JM08

Version Release 0 Issue 1

Published Oct 2019