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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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