Logistics and e-Business
It is estimated that up to 13% of a vehicle’s price is caused directly by supply chain inefficiencies. In a multi-billion dollar industry there are some significant savings to be realised by tightening up your company’s logistical processes. SMMT supports the need for ongoing business improvement through the following:
The committee reviews the needs of the industry and promotes actions to assist all aspects of e-Business and supply chain management deployment. The group also functions to coordinate UK representation to Odette, the organisation responsible for establishing industry wide standards in logistics and e-business. The group has recently been the catalyst in establishing Euopeanwide standard practices for CO2 reporting through Odette. If there are any issues you believe outstanding, or requiring collaboration and input from a variety of companies, please feel free to suggest this as a future project.
Principal areas of discussion:
- Supply Chain Management – For example: Import Control Systems, CKD packaging, CO2 reporting and management, skills etc
- e-Business communications – EDI message standards, labelling ITC technical
Current projects or issues of interest include (but not limited to):
- CO2 reporting and management for logistics
- CV trailer heights, Cabotage and Eurovignette
- Skills for logistics
- Rail networks: Product movement around Europe
- Transport optimisation (parts and vehicle delivery)
- Supplier collaboration (shared transport, shared warehousing etc)
- Supply chain risk management (SCRM)
For the committee page and further joining details please click here .
Or, contact Rob Morbin | firstname.lastname@example.org |02073449265
E-business projects are also now covered by the UK Logistics Forum. Projects currently operating in Odette’s Technology Committee include:
- OFTP2 File transfer
- ICS Processes
- CKD Packaging
- MAT labelling
- RFID processes
To be involved in these projects or to raise new e-business projects for either the UKLF or Odette, please contact Rob Morbin | email@example.com | 02073449265
What is Odette?
Odette aims to drive out costs and improve efficiency throughout the supply chain. It is a pan-European organisation that involves vehicle manufacturers, suppliers and service providers working together to develop and help deploy standard practices and related EDI data formats in logistics, material flow and financial transactions. By standardising and rationalising these functions all parties achieve major cost benefits. By reaching across international borders, it offers benefits to companies that operate internationally as well as those whose business is domestic. Click here for more information on Odette and learn how to become involved in the activities through SMMT membership.
What is ENX?
The European Network eXchange (ENX®) utilises the latest internet technologies and provides a single, easy to use network on which all types of transactions can be made Currently, many companies involved in the supply chain are required to create individual network links for each company they do business with. The aim of ENX is to remove duplication by using the single electronic language of the public internet. This means that all companies, from SMEs to large vehicle manufacturers, can communicate using the same language, and suppliers that trade with a number of large companies can use ENX to reach all of them, rather than using private and expensive bespoke links. Click here for more information on ENX.
For information on how to get involved in any of these activities, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 344 9265