The Organisation for Data Exchange by Tele Transmission in Europe (ODETTE) is a group representing the leading carmakers in Europe. Its North American equivalent would be the AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group).
ODETTE develops tools and recommendations to improve the supply chain flow of goods, services and products, based on information management across the auto industry value chain.
It is responsible for one of the standards most commonly used in electronic data interchange in the car industry, a sector where the role of telecommunications is essential to respond to the JIT (Just In Time) policy requirements that are so widespread in this field.
Messages developed under this standard are specific to tier 1 and tier 2 suppliers’ assembly line requirements. EDI document flows are usually also supplemented by the X12 and EDIFACT standards to manage despatch advice messages and invoices.