Inventory management

  • Used car sales
    Article

    Pricier, technology-laden new vehicles are driving consumers to buy used vehicles

    2019-09-24T06:00:00Z

    OEMs’ own sales and technology strategies, combined with growing regulations, are leading more consumers to the second-hand vehicle market, a development that could reshape future automotive business models and distribution chains, according to a new report.

  • Indiana plant, Honda Manufacturing of America
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    Honda adapts transport processes in North America as supply chain costs rise

    2019-09-18T09:22:00Z

    Honda of America Manufacturing has 12 US production centres With 20 manufacturing centres across North America, 12 of them in the US, and 607 US-based suppliers, Honda has a highly complex supply chain in the region. Moreover, the volume of parts being transported to its assembly ...

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    Article

    GM expands service parts distribution in Michigan

    2019-08-07T13:02:00Z

    The vehicle-maker has officially opened a $65m service parts centre in Michigan that will pack 120m parts per year for the AC Delco and GM Genuine Parts brands. The new facility, which covers 102,000 sq.m in the suburb of Burton in Flint, is triple the size of the facility it is replacing and employs 800 people, according to GM.

  • Digital supply chain
    Article

    Data and the digitisation of the supply chain

    2019-07-16T15:17:00Z

    The automotive industry is being transformed by new vehicle technology, but operational processes are also undergoing profound changes driven by unprecedented levels of data

  • ICL - Better Visability
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    FVL Better Visibilty award

    2019-05-29T11:06:00Z

    ICL - Winner of the Better Visability award The Finalists: ICL – Vehicle Inventory Visualization (VIV) reporting suite INFORM – Central Planning Optimization Vascor – FVS Mobile The winner for the FVL Better ...

  • WW Solutions Melbourne EPC
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    WW Solutions opens new EPC in Australia

    2019-05-28T15:29:00Z

    WW Solutions has opened an equipment processing centre (EPC) in Derrimut, Melbourne, which features a dedicated truck assembly workshop…

  • Automatisierte Lieferdrohne von ZF / Automated Delivery Drone from ZF
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    Flight club: Why more logistics operations are signing up to drone technology

    2019-05-03T11:06:00Z

    Impressive advancements have been made in drone technology over the last few years and many believe that drones will play a key role in the logistics of the future, for internal business functions as well as deliveries to consumers. In fact, NASA estimates that there will be 7m drones in ...

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    Article

    Working together to drive out disruption

    2019-05-01T16:02:00Z

    In the context of testing trade relations and new technology in supply chains, finished vehicle logistics providers need to work out how to position themselves for the future, delegates heard at April’s FVL North America conference in Huntington Beach, California

  • Alok_Vaish_Toyota01
    Article

    Toyota North America: Breaking down supply chain barriers

    2019-04-30T15:18:00Z

    Toyota is realigning its production and service parts organisation by integrating its inbound and aftermarket supply chain departments into a new division called PDAD. Group vice-president of the new division, Alok Vaish, explains the thinking behind it

  • Marco_Wang_NIO_01
    Article

    Nio targets more dynamic logistics for NEVs

    2019-04-29T18:42:00Z

    The Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer sees opportunities to improve inventory management and parts handling in its supply chain

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    Article

    US car market stable as trade and tech change

    2019-04-25T10:25:00Z

    George Peterson, president of analyst firm Auto Pacific The US economy is in good health, consumer confidence is high and vehicle sales are expected to total 16.6m this year, delegates were told at this week’s Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conference. The bad news is that ...

  • Seat_Relizane_linefeed
    Article

    Seat looks to buy parts beyond Spain

    2019-04-23T16:02:00Z

    Though Seat sources the majority of its parts from domestic suppliers in Spain, the Spanish carmaker has just announced that it plans to buy more components from outside the country.

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    Express rail deliveries increase along Silk Road

    2019-04-23T09:16:00Z

    Since it was first announced by China’s president Xi Jinping in 2013, the comprehensive international trade and infrastructure plan now known as the Belt and Road Initiative has quickly crossed a number of milestones in its development of services by land and sea. Currently around 65 countries are involved (152 ...

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    China's automotive market heads for change

    2019-04-17T12:04:00Z

    China’s economy is entering a new phase of steady rather than rapid expansion and the automotive industry may have to accept that the days of exponential growth could be at an end, delegates were told at this month’s (April) Automotive Logistics Global Shanghai conference. Yet GDP remains relatively high ...

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    Reality check: How AR can improve efficiency in logistics

    2019-04-15T16:58:00Z

    A growing number of companies in the automotive industry are embracing the use of augmented and virtual reality technology for tasks such as part picking and inventory management, as well as for training. We look at some of the latest applications

  • Kuly_Malka_01
    Article

    Ford Europe packaging: Heading to the pool

    2019-04-12T13:00:00Z

    Ford’s Kuly Malka has overseen a transformation in the carmaker’s European packaging and container management

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    From the industry

    Nationwide: First port of call for damage repair

    2019-04-05T10:38:00Z

    The shift in demand from sedans to SUVs is adding to outbound pressures, including when it comes to damage repair. Here, Jim and Eric Gerencser explain how Nationwide Auto Services’ rapid response team ensures that vehicles are shipped out on schedule

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    From the industry

    In the service of free trade

    2019-04-04T15:59:00Z

    Free trade zones offer many tax and logistics benefits to the automotive supply chain. DP World, with its flagship facility in Dubai, UAE, wants to expand these services in markets in the Middle East and Africa, the UK and the US

  • FVL NA awards - introducing
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    FVL North America Awards finalists revealed

    2019-04-03T15:10:59Z

    img class="wp-image-156501 alignright" The finalists in the inaugural Finished Vehicle Logistics North America Awards have been announced following a tough judging process by an unrivalled panel of independent industry experts, including representatives from carmakers, logistics providers and transport associations. The awards, which are organised into ten separate categories, celebrate excellence ...

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    Article

    Nissan turns to tablets to increase sales

    2019-04-03T14:02:00Z

    The retail service that carmakers and their dealers provide is becoming as important to the customer as the vehicle itself. Digital technology is transforming how vehicles and aftermarket parts are supplied and sold, as a new generation of buyers demands greater choice and convenience. Looking for a more sophisticated ...