Emergency logistics

  • LAPDC TQPE
    Article

    Service parts part 1: Moving fast towards the customer

    2017-10-27T14:48:38Z

    The automotive service parts supply chain is subject to many of the same forces that influence inbound andproduction logistics, such as increasing part numbers, global supply chains and high pressures on cost. Like their counterparts in other automotive logistics segments, aftermarket managers want better visibility across supply and distribution networks; ...

  • 20 year 2
    Article

    This changing world...

    2017-10-17T10:36:54Z

    Click here to access more Automotive Logistics 20th anniversary features Over the past two decades a number of major global events have had a significant impact on global automotive supply chains, from new technologies, external disruptors entering the industry, catastrophes (both manmade and natural), and political earthquakes. There is ...

  • Ergonomie Award
    Article

    Continental Automotive: Systems, staff and supply chain excellence

    2017-10-10T19:37:55Z

    Continental can trace its roots in the transport sector back to 1871, with the founding of a rubber products factory in Hanover, Germany. Among the original products of the Continental Caoutchouc und Gutta Percha Compagnie were solid rubber tyres for carriages and bicycles. By 1892, the company had expanded into ...

  • Dirk Willmann
    Article

    Ford of Europe: A system of strength and complexity

    2017-10-09T16:53:11Z

    Dirk Willmann’s 25-year career with Ford has made him witness to the changing arc of the company’s supply chain in Europe and further afield, including more complicated material flows, new locations and footprint changes, as well as advances in technology. As a member of the material planning and logistics (MP&L) ...

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    Live poll results from Detroit

    2017-09-27T11:05:24Z

    Live polling conducted at the Automotive Logistics Global conference in Detroit showed a recognition that environmental sustainability will play a bigger part in future supply chains, and that total supply chain comprehension will be the most important skill to have over the next decade. Delegates at the 2017 Automotive ...

  • TNT
    Article

    FedEx puts hit from recent cyber-attack at $300m

    2017-09-20T09:47:04Z

    Global courier FedEx has valued the impact of June's NotPetya cyber-attack on its TNT Express subsidiary at $300m, mostly relating to lost revenues. The cyber-attack happened on June 27 th , hitting as many as 7,000 companies globally . It was distributed through Ukrainian accounting software called MeDoc, used for ...

  • EV battery
    Article

    KN launches lithium-ion battery logistics service out of Asia

    2017-09-17T23:30:08Z

    This year’s IAA motor show in Frankfurt, Germany was notable for the continued focus on vehicle electrification, with carmakers committing to more electric vehicle (EV) models and options in the coming years. Governments, meanwhile, from the UK and France to China, have recently announced plans to shift away from ...

  • Investment
    Article

    Courier NetWork expands global business with office in Germany

    2017-09-14T17:05:22Z

    Time-critical services provider, Courier NetWork (CNW), has opened a new office in Frankfurt, Germany, its first office in Europe. The company, which only entered the automotive logistics market a few years ago, said growth had been swift because of the increasing trend for vehicle customisation, and the need for tier ...

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    Royal Mail begins Arrival commercial vehicle trial

    2017-08-23T11:51:51Z

    UK parcel and post delivery firm Royal Mail has begun trialling nine electric vehicles from all-electric truck and bus manufacturer Arrival (formerly Charge Auto), which recently opened a 110,000 sq.ft (10,000 sq.m) factory in the country in Banbury, Oxfordshire. The 3.5, 6.0 and 7.5-tonne trucks, based at Royal Mail’s Mount ...

  • UPS VR
    Article

    UPS to use virtual reality technology to enhance driver safety awareness

    2017-08-23T10:08:40Z

    Global courier company UPS has revealed it will begin using virtual reality (VR) to help train vehicle drivers in hazard awareness from September at its nine Integrad training facilities in the US, replacing the touchscreen devices currently used. The VR technology will be used to help students identify potential road ...