After nearly a year of preparation, CEDEX Training Team obtained the Odette certification on Global MMOG/LE v5 training partner qualification on October 28, 2020. In accordance with the requirements of the training syllabus, CEDEX training team completed a unified training lesson preparation plan and passed Odette’s acceptance review.
There are 16 modules in the MMOG/LE v5 training course. Trainees who are qualified to complete the standard training courses can obtain a training certificate jointly issued by AIAG, Odette and CEDEX. The qualified trainees are generally recognized by the international automotive industry and have the ability to independently carry out MMOG/LE assessment.
CEDEX has long been committed to the promotion and application of the global material management operation guide/logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE) industry standard in the Chinese automobile industry. In addition to applying technology platforms to help Chinese auto parts suppliers provide technical services in accordance with MMOG/LE industry standards, CEDEX also actively participates in the support and training, and education of users of this industry-standard in China. CEDEX actively participates in the preparation and formulation of the global training syllabus of MMOG/LE v5 organized by Odette.
The 2021 training course is initially expected to be held on April 16 and September 10.
To help automotive suppliers overcome the significant challenges of change management, local partners are working together with the Odette central team to support MMOG users in other parts of the world.
The deployment of MMOG v5 is now well on its way with thousands of supplier sites across the world migrating to the new cloud platform to meet the demands of their automotive customers.
We all know that change management is challenging and accompanying users from the start is essential for a successful transition to a new way of working. Support in local language and local time zone is key and although the Odette Central Team can deliver support in several different languages over a significant part of the working day, we have partnered with B.A.S.I.C.S in North America and CEDEX in China to ensure that the supplier base in those regions can get the support they need when they need it.
B.A.S.I.C.S and CEDEX can deliver expert advice over the complete MMOG process, from ordering a licence to submitting an assessment. Their expertise, however, goes well beyond MMOG and they are able to provide support on many other issues related to the management and digitalisation of the automotive supply chain.
The OFTP2 protocol is constantly reviewed and updated by the Odette OFTP2 Experts Group, and the majority of OFTP2 solutions on the market have recently been re-tested to ensure that they continue to satisfy the latest business and security requirements of the automotive industry.
The OFTP2 Experts Group brings together la crème de la crème of communication and security software experts in the industry and the activities and the spirit of collaboration of the OFTP2 EG members have been vital in achieving its amazing global success by ensuring that the software continues to be at the forefront of technology.
OFTP2 enables flawless and secure transmission between companies across the public internet, avoiding the need to set up expensive VPN connections with business partners and ensuring that confidential and sensitive information is transmitted quickly and in complete security. Available for more than 10 years, there are now thousands of implementations across the world. The success of the protocol has resulted in an increasing number of OFTP2 software packages entering the market across the world. To ensure that these different software packages respect the Odette specification and can communicate successfully with each other, Odette operates an OFTP2 Software Interoperability Testing Service. Only products which pass all Odette Test Cases successfully can be included in the Odette list of tested software.
The OFTP2 Experts Group have made several updates to the OFTP2 Implementation Guidelines over the recent past and in order to maintain the high quality of OFTP2 software expected by our industry and verify that correct implementation has been maintained, it was decided to re-test all the originally listed products.
We are delighted to report that the products from the following providers have successfully passed the new tests:
For companies wishing to implement OFTP2, choosing an Odette tested software means that they can rely on the proven interoperability of software which has been tested against the OFTP2 specifications, making the job of software selection that much easier. The use of an Odette tested software is increasingly included as a condition in the RFQs of automotive OEMs who make it mandatory for their suppliers to use a tested software.
On October 24, 2020, the UFIDA MINI Marathon was successfully held in the UFIDA Industrial Park, which is one of the key events of the UFIDA Group’s 32nd Anniversary Commemoration. CEDEX sent 14 representatives to participate in the competition. All the participants successfully and safely completed the competition, demonstrating the healthy outlook of CEDEX. After the pandemic, the employees of CEDEX will continue to maintain a healthy life and working attitude to provide the best quality service to our partners and customers.
On August 6, as the health-alert standard just decreased to Level 3 in Beijing, Mr. Zhongqiu Lee, Manager of Beijing KFTEC, has visited CEDEX (who is providing EDI services for Volvo Cars and automotive suppliers) for better communication on the DELFOR andCALL OFF of Volvo Car’s clients, as well as their internal management business integration scheme of ERP system. The technology can help the enterprises to meet customer requirements and qualified for through Global MMOG/LE v5 annual review. Beijing KFTEC Auto parts Manufacturing Co., LTD. Is a Korean invested enterprise. The main business scope of the company includes production, assembly and processing of engine emission control devices, air filters, etc.
After communication, the two parties made a Benchmark for the MMOG/LE V5 version of the customer by continuously improving the digital level of the supply chain between Volvo Cars as well as the 2-n tier suppliers. Meanwhile, CEDEX will help KFTEC to explore the market among CEDEX’s existing OEMs partners.
The internet security data transmission software CeA-oftp2 v3.0, the collaborative business application independently developed by CEDEX, has passed the interoperability test certification of the European remote transmission data exchange organization Odette International Ltd OFTP2 2019 use case, which is fully compliant with internet secure data transmission protocol OFTP2 (i.e.IETF RFC- 5024).
CeA-oftp2 v1.0 of CEDEX passed the Odette interoperability test for the first time in October 2016. This serial product follows the international Internet secure data transmission protocol standard, and has the characteristics of channel encryption, file electronic signature encryption, signature confirmation, and open interconnection. It has been widely recognized by the international automobile manufacturing industry and is one of the most advanced technologies in the industry. CEDEX is the first Asian company to develop Internet secure data transmission software that fully complies with the OFTP2.0 standard. The products with serial number CeA-oftp2 have been deployed in more than 100 sets at home and abroad.
After the reopening of business, the business hours have adjusted from 10:00 to 18:00. During the pandemic prevention period, IKEA restaurants, children’s playgrounds and maternal and child rooms were temporarily closed. The use of central air-conditioning was suspended in the mall, the fresh air system was opened to enhance ventilation, and no-disinfection hand sanitizer was provided for customers. IKEA employees also wear masks and maintain a safe distance of 1 meter when providing services.
After reopening of business, customers continue to visit the store in order. In order to cooperate with epidemic prevention and control and protect the health and safety of customers and employees, the mall limits passenger flow during peak hours. Guests wear masks and cooperate with temperature measurement.
CEDEX was officially authorized by Odette international as the supportive organization of MMOG for Chinese market. CEDEX will provide services for MMOG.np sales services and invoicing business services in China. The service also includes account registration, technical training, after-sales service, business support, local customer service, etc.
CEDEX will do our best to provide quality service to our customers.
In March 2020, the Accounting Department of the Ministry of Finance issued the “Notice on Regulating Electronic Accounting Vouchers Reimbursement and Filing”, which stipulates that various legal and true accounting vouchers accepted in electronic forms such as electronic invoices and electronic bills shall have the same legal validity.
In May this year, the Ministry of Commerce and Finance, the Ministry of Commerce, and the relevant departments of the State Administration of Taxation decided to include Foton Motor Co., Ltd. as a pilot enterprise for electronic reimbursement and filing of electronic invoices. CEDEX will assist Foton Motor Co., Ltd. in completing the pilot tasks, which includes: conducting the electronic reimbursement of electronic invoices and accounting; conducting the pilot work of electronic invoice filing; summarizing and promoting the experience and practices of electronic invoice file management.
On the existing supply chain EDI platform, CEDEX will expand the automated services for electronic invoicing, inspection, and deductions, and is connected to the tax department system to implement the entire process of electronic invoicing.
In March 2020, the project of CEDEX digital supply chain VMR (Vendor Managed Replenishment) cloud service platform was officially launched for IKEA. This project aims to provide VMR cloud services for IKEA’s 276 retail stores worldwide and more than 200 domestic furniture manufacturing suppliers nationwide. The VMR cloud service follows EDI international standards and s Internet-based OFTP2 protocol to ensure supply the data quality among IKEA and its suppliers. Therefore, a safe and standardized information collaboration channel is established between IKEA and the information systems of various suppliers.
The first supplier comes on board is UE Furniture Co., Ltd. UE Furniture Co., Ltd. was established in 2001. The head office is located in Anji, Zhejiang Province. The company is also a long-term supplier of chair furniture with IKEA. The company has a registered capital of 253 million RMB, more than 3,000 employees, and three major factories. UE Furniture is a pilot enterprise and in Zhejiang Province.