AIAG Publishes Electronic Proof of Delivery Guideline

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Timely and accurate transmission of vehicle delivery information benefits carriers, manufacturers and dealers eliminating millions in unresolved claims.

The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) announced today the release of a new guideline for the electronic reporting of vehicle delivery providing irrefutable, real-time information on the condition of the vehicle, when it is presented to the destination dealer, for all of the parties involved.

AIAG's Electronic Proof of Delivery Work Group with members from Auto Warehousing Co., Alliance Inspection Management, Chrysler Group LLC., Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co., Identec Solutions, Inc., Toyota Logistics Services, Inc., United Road Services, Inc., and Vascor Ltd., developed this guideline to help standardize data sets which relay vehicle delivery information. Prior to now, proof of delivery was a paper-based process which caused interoperability and lack of real-time visibility issues.

This newly released guideline provides carriers, manufacturers and dealers a common template, with the same structure and protocol, which can be adapted and enhanced to fit into all processes.

Using a standardized proof of delivery system provides an electronic time and date stamp as well as irrevocable proof of delivery, verified by signature. Electronic delivery receipts can reduce reporting time, eliminate errors, and minimize redundancy. Further adaptation of this type of system would enable real-time communication with dealerships, immediate payment to the carrier for services provided and accurate assessment of vehicle condition upon delivery to minimize unresolved claims that presently total in the millions of dollars.

For more information visit the AIAG Web site at http://www.aiag.org .

About AIAG
AIAG is a unique not-for-profit organization where for more than 25 years, OEMs, suppliers, service providers, government and academia have worked collaboratively to drive cost and complexity from the supply chain via global standards development and harmonized business practices. AIAG membership has grown to include preeminent OEMs such as Caterpillar, Chrysler Group LLC, Daimler, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Company, Honda, Navistar International, Nissan, Toyota and many of their part suppliers and service providers. For more information, please visit the organization's Web site at http://www.aiag.org .

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