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March 2001
Logistics & Transport Focus;Mar2001, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p7
Trade Publication
As of March 2001, standards set in the European motor industry for electronic communications and logistics have proved so effective that they are being used in other industry sectors. This article reports that the global steel industry is the latest sector to adopt the standards developed by the Odette International. Odette International is a non-profit organization created by key decision-makers in the European automotive industry to standardize a range of electronic communications processes and logistics systems to aid efficiency across the sector. The CORUS and the USINOR companies have adopted new electronic communications standards and transport bar code labels. The two companies are using these products as part of their internal and external systems.


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