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  • Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket mit neuem Montage- und Verpackungszentrum in Sachsen-Anhalt (000A94D9)
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    Neovia to manage Schaeffler’s aftermarket kitting facility in Germany

    2017-11-15T12:15:51Z

    Automotive component supplier Schaeffler is investing €180m ($212m) in a 40,000 sq.m assembly and packaging centre in Halle, Germany, to support its aftermarket spare parts business. Once operational in 2019, it will be managed by third-party logistics provider, Neovia Logistics. Neovia will pick, pack and dispatch 40,000 different parts and ...

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    Mines of information

    2017-11-09T17:08:03Z

    "I have seen the future – and it works,” observed American social commentator Upton Sinclair almost 100 years ago, after a visit to post-revolutionary Russia. At various points over the past 20 years, similar sentiments have echoed repeatedly through the pages of Automotive Logistics , as successive technologies have redefined ...

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    One box still does not fit all

    2017-11-07T15:23:00Z

    A lot has changed in logistics in the 20 years since Automotive Logistics first went to press. Thanks to the revolution of the information age, the world is more connected now than ever before. Shippers are delivering products faster than imagined. In the aftermarket, for example, more and more ...

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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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    Getrag scores a hat-trick at Magna Logistics awards

    2017-10-31T11:22:49Z

    Transmission system supplier Getrag has received three World Class Logistics awards for innovative supply chain projects. The awards were made by Magna Logistics Europe, a division of Getrag’s parent company Magna International, and were announced at the annual Magna Logistics Days in the second week of October. Getrag’s Supply Chain ...

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    Service parts part 3: Aftermarket operations and network

    2017-10-27T14:50:10Z

    How have performance metrics, such as facing fill or network fill rates, developed over the past two decades? There is little question that service levels have increased significantly for OEM parts distribution. As such, carmakers set performance objectives that are today much higher than 20 years ago. For example, most ...

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    Production & logistics part 4: Logistics organisations and skills

    2017-10-25T09:45:00Z

    How has your company’s supply chain and logistics management organisation changed over the past 20 years? Click here to access more Automotive Logistics 20th anniversary features Carmakers often tinker with their logistics division, sometimes moving it from one department to another, adding or subtracting functions. Over ...

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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 ...