Materials handling

  • Audi production: working without backache with the exoskeleton
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    Audi tests exoskeleton for workers in logistics and production

    2017-12-20T11:38:34Z

    Audi is trialling an exoskeleton device for workers at its German plants in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm that is designed to provide support for lifting and carrying heavy material. Employees are testing the device, developed with specialist Dutch manufacturer Laevo, at logistics, press shop and assembly workstations at the plants. Audi ...

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    Facing digitalisation-driven disruption

    2017-12-20T10:37:14Z

    Historically, traditional logistics players such as DHL, Kuehne + Nagel, DB Schenker, UPS and Nippon Express have operated in a stable world, where efficiency, standardisation and low cost have been the keys to success. Digitalisation, however, has begun to change this focus, transforming the market. New, digital-native entrants are better ...

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    FCA opens $10.4m Mopar parts centre in Detroit

    2017-12-13T14:42:45Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has officially opened its new 46,450 sq.m parts distribution centre (PDC) in Detroit, Michigan, for its service parts and customer care brand, Mopar. The Romulus PDC, as it has been called, was built to address growth in sales and active part numbers by handling the fastest-moving ...

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    Seat builds tallest warehouse in Spain to support Martorell assembly

    2017-12-06T11:09:06Z

    Spanish carmaker Seat has revealed it is building an automated logistics centre at its Martorell factory outside Barcelona that will include the tallest warehouse in Spain. The facility is expected to be completed by the last quarter of next year. The logistics centre will cover a total area of 5,700 ...

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    Getting better with age

    2017-11-01T10:18:53Z

    It has been an incredible journey over these last 20 years working on Automotive Logistics, expanding both our publications and our conferences around the world. Louis Yiakoumi may have lost a few hairs since starting Automotive Logistics, but the industry has gained influence and reputation I can still remember ...

  • Achim Glass
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    Plugged in for progress

    2017-10-31T16:11:22Z

    img class="wp-image-127584 alignright wp-inline-image" src="https://d2hkn54fqqmadw.cloudfront.net/web/AL/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/16C1093_2.jpg" alt="Weiterentwicklung des CCS Ladestandards für Elektrofahrzeuge auf bis zu 350 kW Evolution of CCS charging technology for e-cars towards 350 kW" width="500" height="500" The last two decades have seen the emergence of the alternative propulsion vehicle market from almost nothing. According to PwC Autofacts ...

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    Production & logistics part 2: Questioning the future

    2017-10-25T09:44:00Z

    Executives we spoke to… Audi Dr Michael Hauf, head of brand logistics, leads the carmaker’s cross-plant logistics across inbound, outbound, programme planning, pre-series and international logistics. He joined Audi in 1984 in logistics planning, later leading central logistics planning from Ingolstadt. Twenty years ...

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    Production & logistics part 3: Operations, packaging and IT

    2017-10-25T09:44:00Z

    How have supply chain operations for logistics changed over the past 20 years? Twenty years ago, just-in-time and just-in-sequence manufacturing and logistics processes were already common practice in car factories. Those principles haven’t changed; however, executives agree that maintaining lean operations is made more difficult by higher part numbers, ...

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    Production & logistics part 1: Where are we now?

    2017-10-25T09:43:00Z

    Twenty years is but a few sunsets in the history of the logistics industry. Transporting goods is as old as trade itself, while its meaning for organising supply and distribution goes back to the ancient Greek and Roman militaries, in which Logistikas were responsible for providing soldiers with necessary ...

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    Kuehne + Nagel running PDC for Federal-Mogul in Hungary

    2017-10-11T15:25:38Z

    Kuehne + Nagel has signed a contract to run a newly built automotive service parts distribution facility near Budapest, Hungary for Federal-Mogul’s aftermarket division, Federal-Mogul Motorparts. The parts distribution facility (PDC), which is located in Páty, will supply service outlets in southern, eastern and central Europe in conjunction with Federal-Mogul’s ...