Providing standards, tools and services
for the automotive supply chain

Technologies resources

Reference EN01

Version 3.0

Published Mar 2006

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 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

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

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

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

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

Technical Rules for the Use of API in Automotive Supply Processes

Describes how to define and implement standardised REST-API interfaces for collaboration within the automotive industry and between the automotive industry and their partners and focuses on technical rules that are common to all supply processes for the development of all supply chain REST-APIs.

Reference OA01

Version 1.0

Published Sept 2021

Odette Purchase Order Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

ORDERR

Based on EDIFACT ORDERS D.05B

Reference OM13

Version 5.1

Published Sept 2007

Odette Purchase Order Change Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

ORDCHG

Based on EDIFACT ORDCHG D.05B

Reference OM14

Version 5.1

Published Sept 2007

Odette Purchase Order Response Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

REPORD

Based on EDIFACT ORDRSP D.05B

Reference OM15

Version 5.1

Published Sept 2007

Odette Price List Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

PRILST

Based on EDIFACT PRICAT D.96A

Reference OM16

Version 2.1

Published Apr 1998

Odette Delivery Schedule Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

DELINS

Based on EDIFACT DELFOR D.96A

Reference OM02

Version 4.1

Published Jun 1997

Odette Schedule Exception Handling Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

EXHAND-EXHRSP

Based on EDIFACT DELFOR D.04A

Reference OM03

Version 1.1

Published Jul 2007

Odette Call-Off Delivery Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

CALDEL

Based on EDIFACT DELJIT D.98B

Reference OM04

Version 2.1

Published Dec 1999

Odette Synchronised Delivery Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

SYNCRO

Based on EDIFACT DELJIT D.03A

Reference OM05

Version 5.1

Published Dec 2004

Joint Automotive Delivery Forecast Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

DELFOR

Based on EDIFACT D.04A

Reference JM01

Version 2021

Published Nov 2021

Joint Automotive JIT Delivery Instructions Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

DELJIT

Based on EDIFACT D.18A

Reference JM02

Version 2021

Published Nov 2021

Joint Automotive Despatch Advice Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

DESADV

Based on EDIFACT D.07A

Reference JM03

Version 2021

Published Nov 2021

Odette Despatch Advice Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

AVIEXP

Based on EDIFACT DESADV D.96A

Reference OM08

Version 5.3

Published Dec 2012

Joint Automotive Receiving Advice Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

RECADV

Based on EDIFACT D.07A

Reference JM05

Version 2021

Published Nov 2021

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

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

Joint Automotive Invoice Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

INVOIC

Based on EDIFACT D.07A

(upd 14/06/22)

Reference JM06

Version 2021

Published Nov 2021

Odette Invoice Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

INVOIC

Based on EDIFACT INVOIC D.03A

Reference OM09

Version 6.2

Published Apr 2014

Odette Statement of Account Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

STATAC

Based on EDIFACT STATAC D.96A

Reference OM18

Version 3.1

Published Jun 1997

Odette Remittance Advice Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

REMADV

Based on EDIFACT REMADV D.96A

Reference OM17

Version 3.1

Published Sept 1997

Joint Automotive Remittance Advice Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

REMADV

Based on EDIFACT D.04A

Reference JM07

Version 2021

Published Nov 2021

Odette Deviation Report Message

XML Implementation Guideline

The XML message specified in this publication provides 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 provides 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

OFTP2 Implementation Guideline

The ODETTE File Transfer Protocol 2 (OFTP2) has become one of the most widely used and trusted protocols for secure information exchange over the internet.

This publication contains comprehensive technical guidelines on implementing and operating OFTP2, including use of digital certificates, archiving and integrating into existing IT infrastructures.

Developer guidelines are included for software vendors who wish to add OFTP2 functionality to their products.

Reference OP08

Version 2.6

Published Jul 2019

OFTP2 Interoperability Testing Service

Test Cases

Odette tests OFTP2 software products against established Test Cases to ensure that the software complies with the OFTP2 specification (RFC5024) and inter-operates successfully with reference implementations of OFTP2.

This document describes the tests that an OFTP2 software must successfully pass in order to obtain the certificate of "OFTP2 Tested Software" from Odette.

Reference OP09

Version 2.4

Published Jul 2019

Reference -

Version -

Published Jul 2019

Security Certificate Exchange (SCX)

This publication details Odette recommendations on establishing trust between business partners by enabling the automated exchange and renewal of digital Security Certificates and the use of a Trust Service Status List (TSL). These recommendations cover processes, interfaces and protocols for certificate exchange, trust and verification and for achieving the security levels required by business partners for data exchange processes in their commercial and product development relationships.

Reference SE01

Version 1.0

Published Jan 2009

Security and Risk Reduction (S2R)

This publication defines common security policies, measures and techniques to be implemented between partners with regards to security certificate use. The recommendations cover roles and responsibilities, common risk schema and classification of data, basic security requirements, password policies and data privacy considerations for business partners across the supply chain.

Reference SE02

Version 1.0

Published Apr 2006

Odette Product Data Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

PRODAT

Based on EDIFACT PRODAT D.03A

Reference OM26

Version 1.0

Published Feb 2015

Suppliers Long Term Declaration Message

XML Implementation Guideline

Specifies a data exchange procedure and structured format for the transmission of supplier declarations to customers concerning the origin of the parts they are supplying The declaration in the form of an XML message can be processed automatically in the customer system.

Includes XML Guideline, XML Schema file and associated technical artefacts and business rules for the use of the XML Suppliers Long Term Declaration as well as examples visualised as forms.

Reference OM47

Version 1.0

Published Dec 2021

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 1.1

Published Sept 2022

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-FV22

Version 1.1

Published Sept 2022

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

Describes a standardised procedure for capturing and transmitting status information related to events in the transport chain from the despatch point via any trans-shipment points to the final receiving point. This introduction helps users to understand the flow and content of information in the overall process and how specific business situations can be represented in the EDI message.

For the complete EDI message implementation guidelines, refer to OM41 - Transport Status Report (based on IFTSTA)

Reference LG19

Version 1.2

Published Dec 2020

Joint Automotive Inventory Report Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

INVRPT

Based on EDIFACT D.13A

Reference JM08

Version Release 0 Issue 1

Published Oct 2019

Empty Packaging Despatch Family

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

Reference OM34 & OM40

Version 2020

Published Mar 2020

Empty Packaging Transport Order Family

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

Reference OM35 - OM39

Version 2020

Published Mar 2020

Empty Packaging Order Family

The Empty Packaging Order family of messages includes the Order Proposal, the Order, Order Change and Order Response. An introduction to the empty packaging order process is also provided.

Reference OM30 - OM33

Version 2020

Published Mar 2020

Empty Packaging Delivery Family

The Empty Packaging Delivery family includes messages that provide status information about the delivery both while it is in-transit and after it is has been unloaded at the destination. The in-transit status is reported using the general Transport Status message (OM41) which can be found in the Track & Trace resources.

Reference OM42

Version 2020

Published Mar 2020

Odette Application Error and Acknowledgement

EDI Implementation Guideline

APERAK

Based on EDIFACT APERAK D.08A

This message supports automated error handling for incoming EDI messages such as Despatch Advice or Invoice, including:

- Acknowledgement of receipt of the incoming message
- Reporting of syntax errors which prevent further processing.
- Reporting of actual data errors

Reference OM44

Version 2.1

Published Dec 2021

JAIF Data Identifiers Table for Use in AutoID

The JAIF* has created a separate table of the ANSI MH10.8.2 Data Identifiers that are actually in use in automotive AutoID applications or are referenced in the various AutoID Recommendations that have been published, either jointly or independently, by JAIF members.

The table of JAIF Data Identifiers is a subset of the full list of Data Identifiers specified in the Data Identifiers standard ANSI MH10.8.2 which is published and maintained by the MH10 Committee for Unit Loads and Transport Packages of MHI.

* Joint Automotive Industry Forum = AIAG, JAMA/JAPIA and Odette

Reference JA01

Version 1.0

Published May 2022