What is a standard?

A standard is a reference, a recommendation, adopted by a community. It comes close to the notion of a standard, without being totally mandatory. The GALIA standards (and by extension Odette) are used among players in the automotive industry (Manufacturers, equipment suppliers, suppliers, service providers and solution providers, etc.).

Depending on the subject or process involved, the standard takes several forms. It can represent an operating mode (organization of exchanges between customer and supplier, etc.), a procedure (management of forecasts, etc.), technical specifications (characteristics of packaging, etc.) or functional (label data, etc.), a model of data to be exchanged (structure of EDI messages, etc.), a tool to help build a process (management of long-term archiving, etc.), specifications for the development of IT solutions (criteria for analyzing the quality of a CAD model…) or a shared and auditable repository (Global MMOG / LE, functions present in an ERP…).

What is the use of a standard?

The standard contributes to efficiency and performance. It offers a benchmark of proven best practices, validated by experts. It guarantees interoperability between different partners. It avoids studying and asking questions. It acts as a specification when purchasing products or services or when developing IT solutions. Taken into account by consulting firms, implemented by solution editors, it speeds up deployments. It facilitates the development of commercial activities with new partners. So it saves time for those who implement it and those who use it.

What is the use of a standard?

GALIA brings together companies from the automotive industry on issues relating to the exchange of goods and information. For more than 30 years, industrial experts have been meeting to identify good business practices. Lot of work is carried out jointly with our global partners.

To maintain this intellectual capital, GALIA continues to call on its members to adapt the standards to the changing needs of the supply chain or engineering. GALIA approaches other sectors whenever automotive processes require it.

The resources pooling within GALIA (Collaborative working groups, detachment of experts, appropriation of external work, etc.) results in a “leverage effect” beneficial to each company, which optimizes its investment in days / hours and the cost of solutions …