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

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

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 2.2

Published Sept 2022

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 - Syntax v4

Reference OM13

Version 6.0

Published Sept 2022

Odette Purchase Order Change Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

ORDCHG

Based on EDIFACT ORDCHG D.05B - Syntax v4

Reference OM14

Version 6.0

Published Sept 2022

Odette Purchase Order Response Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

REPORD

Based on EDIFACT ORDRSP D.05B - Syntax v4

Reference OM15

Version 6.0

Published Sept 2022

Odette Price List Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

PRILST

Based on EDIFACT PRICAT D.96A - Syntax v4

Reference OM16

Version 3.0

Published Sept 2022

Joint Automotive Delivery Forecast Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

DELFOR

Based on EDIFACT D.04A - Syntax v4

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

Reference JM01

Version 2022

Published Sept 2022

Joint Automotive JIT Delivery Instructions Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

DELJIT

Based on EDIFACT D.18A - Syntax v4

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

Reference JM02

Version 2022

Published Sept 2022

Odette Delivery Schedule Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

DELINS

Based on EDIFACT DELFOR D.96A - Syntax v4

Reference OM02

Version 5.0

Published Sept 2022

Odette Schedule Exception Handling Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

EXHAND-EXHRSP

Based on EDIFACT DELFOR D.04A - Syntax v4

Reference OM03

Version 2.0

Published Sept 2022

Odette Call-Off Delivery Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

CALDEL

Based on EDIFACT DELJIT D.98B - Syntax v4

Reference OM04

Version 3.0

Published Sept 2022

Odette Synchronised Delivery Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

SYNCRO

Based on EDIFACT DELJIT D.03A - Syntax v4

Reference OM05

Version 6.0

Published Sept 2022

Odette KANBAN Delivery Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

KANBAN

Based on EDIFACT DELJIT D.96A - Syntax v4

Reference OM06

Version 5.0

Published Sept 2022

Joint Automotive Despatch Advice Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

DESADV

Based on EDIFACT D.07A - Syntax v4

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

Reference JM03

Version 2022

Published Sept 2022

Odette Despatch Advice Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

AVIEXP

Based on EDIFACT DESADV D.96A - Syntax v4

Reference OM08

Version 6.0

Published Sept 2022

Joint Automotive Receiving Advice Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

RECADV

Based on EDIFACT D.07A - Syntax v4

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

Reference JM05

Version 2022

Published Sept 2022

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 - Syntax v4

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

Reference JM06

Version 2022

Published Sept 2022

Joint Automotive Invoice Message

EDI Implementation Guideline - Part 3 (Draft 2023 Release)

INVOIC

Based on EDIFACT D.07A - Syntax v4.

Final version available in September 2023.

Reference JM06

Version 2023 - Draft

Published Jan 2023

Odette Invoice Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

INVOIC

Based on EDIFACT INVOIC D.03A - Syntax v4

Reference OM09

Version 7.0

Published Sept 2022

Odette Statement of Account Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

STATAC

Based on EDIFACT STATAC D.96A - Syntax v4

Reference OM18

Version 4.0

Published Sept 2022

Joint Automotive Remittance Advice Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

REMADV

Based on EDIFACT D.04A - Syntax v4

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

Reference JM07

Version 2022

Published Sept 2022

Odette Remittance Advice Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

REMADV

Based on EDIFACT REMADV D.96A - Syntax v4

Reference OM17

Version 4.0

Published Sept 2022

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 3.0

Published Nov 2022

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 3.0

Published Feb 2023

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 - Syntax v4

Reference OM26

Version 2.0

Published Sept 2022

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

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 1.1

Published Sept 2022

FVL Vehicle Transport Forecast Message

XML Implementation Guideline

Reference FV13a

Version 1.1

Published Sept 2022

Reference FV13b

Version 1.1

Published Sept 2022

FVL Vehicle Transport Order Message

XML Implementation Guideline

Reference FV14a

Version 1.2

Published Dec 2022

FVL Vehicle Transport Order Response Message

XML Implementation Guideline

Reference FV14b

Version 1.2

Published Dec 2022

FVL Vehicle Status Request Message

XML Implementation Guideline

Reference FV15

Version 1.1

Published Sept 2022

FVL Vehicle Status Report Message

XML Implementation Guideline

Reference FV16

Version 1.1

Published Sept 2022

FVL Vehicle Transport Status Report Message

XML Implementation Guideline

Reference FV17

Version 1.2

Published Dec 2022

FVL Vehicle Service Order Message

XML Implementation Guideline

Reference FV18

Version 1.2

Published Dec 2022

FVL Vehicle Inventory Report Message

XML Implementation Guideline

Reference FV19

Version 1.1

Published Sept 2022

FVL Vehicle Damage Report Message

XML Implementation Guideline

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

Reference FV20

Version 1.1

Published Sept 2022

FVL Compound Geo Fence Data Message

XML Implementation Guideline

Reference FV21

Version 1.1

Published Sept 2022

FVL Envelope

XML Implementation Guideline

Reference FV22

Version 1.2

Published Dec 2022

Odette Transport Status Report Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

IFTSTA

Based on EDIFACT IFTSTA D.20B - Syntax v4

Reference OM41

Version 2.0

Published Sept 2022

Joint Automotive Inventory Report Message

EDI Implementation Guideline

INVRPT

Based on EDIFACT D.13A - Syntax v4

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

Reference JM08

Version 2022

Published Sept 2022

Empty Packaging Order Message 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 2022

Published Sept 2022

Empty Packaging Transport Order Message 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 2022

Published Sept 2022

Empty Packaging Despatch Message 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 2022

Published Sept 2022

Empty Packaging Delivery Message 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 OM41 & OM42

Version 2022

Published Sept 2022

Odette Application Error and Acknowledgement

EDI Implementation Guideline

APERAK

Based on EDIFACT APERAK D.08A - Syntax v4

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 3.0

Published Sept 2022

JAIF Data Identifiers 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

Structure of an EDIFACT Interchange

EDIFACT messages are constructed according to the EDIFACT syntax rules as defined in the ISO 9735 standard.

This recommendation has been drawn up to clarify the basics of the EDIFACT syntax and to provide instructions for the application of these rules in EDI messages.

Version 2 of the recommendation is aligned with ISO 9735 Version 4 Part 11.

Reference OS11

Version 2.0

Published Sept 2022

Model EDI Agreement

This agreement template has been drafted by EDI and business experts to provide guidance for what has to be agreed between EDI partners to organise the data exchange via EDI and about what to agree between the partners from a commercial point of view.

Reference OS10

Version 2.0

Published Sept 2010

Vehicle and Transport Status Code List

This Code List document is a support for the FVL messages which are used to provide status information related to individual vehicles and to any truck on which they are being transported. It is published separately because it is expected to be more volatile than the specifications of the status report messages themselves.

The status report messages involved are FV09/FV12 (EDIFACT) and FV16/FV17 (XML).

Reference FV24

Version 1.2

Published Jan 2023

Digitalising the Part Packaging Agreement

Guideline covering the part packaging agreement process between customers and suppliers. Includes:

OM48 Packaging Master Data
OM49 Packaging Data Sheet
OM50 Packaging Data Code Lists

Reference LG19

Version 1.0

Published Nov 2022