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    Comment: It’s supply chains that are competing now

    2020-05-28T10:19:00Z

    Before coronavirus, companies would assign top priority to areas such as manufacturing efficiency, process optimisation and smart sales and marketing. Not anymore. Today, in a world where even the biggest and best-organised corporations are scrambling to survive, the focus is squarely on the supply chain.

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    Watch: Livestream Coronavirus Series – Automotive Supply Chain May Update

    2020-05-27T18:35:00Z

    Our monthly supply chain updates provide critical information for automotive production, purchasing and logistics professionals in the current crisis, and strategic insight to help companies design more resilient supply chains for the future. Watch the May update for the latest market forecasts from our automotive analyst and insight on how supply chains could be made more resilient from automotive supply chain expert Peter Weiss from Gartner.

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    ECG develops Covid-19 best practices to protect personnel

    2020-05-21T19:18:00Z

    The Association of European Finished Vehicle Logistics (ECG) has announced a series of best practices to help protect car transporter drivers, vehicle compound workers and dealership staff from coronavirus. The measures were detailed by Wolfgang Göbel, the association’s president, at its Spring Congress last week (May 14), which was ...

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    AL FVL Spring 2020

    This issue contains a review of top US trucking companies as well as an in-depth look at rail investment across the country. We also investigate the challenges and opportunities of automotive logistics in Mexico, with podcasts and video interviews from the recent Automotive Logistics Mexico City conference. Other features cover aspects of technology such as satellite tracking, an alternative type of electric vehicle battery and autonomous driving.

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    How ‘self-healing’ cars could change the aftermarket

    2020-05-20T16:40:00Z

    As OEMs adopt over-the-air vehicle diagnostics and maintenance, what effect will this developing technology will have on inventory and the surrounding logistics network?

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    Q&A: Mike Pilver, APL Logistics

    2020-05-20T14:29:00Z

    Coronavirus has shut down automotive production operations across whole regions, disrupting supply chains and causing backlogs of both parts and finished vehicles. APL’s vice-president and global head of automotive at APL Logistics gives a 3PL perspective

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    The supply and demand of power

    2020-05-19T14:05:00Z

    The UK’s Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) was set up in 2013 to support research and development (R&D) projects into low-carbon emission powertrain technologies. It is headquartered at the University of Warwick in Coventry and sits at the heart of a £1 billion programme that is funded 50% by industry and 50% by the UK government. Jon Beasley, director of technology and projects at the UK’s Advanced Propulsion Centre talks to Daniel Harrison about the technology pushing the sector forward

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    Automotive industry back in crisis mode, says ECG

    2020-05-18T13:36:00Z

    The automotive industry is “back in crisis mode and fighting again” now that coronavirus has disrupted a decade of growth since the financial crisis of 2009-2010, Wolfgang Göbel, president of the Association of European Finished Vehicle Logistics (ECG) told the audience at its Spring Congress last week ...

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    A vantage point on power supply

    2020-05-13T12:11:00Z

    As part of Allison Transmission, UK battery manufacturer Vantage Power has a particular focus on battery technology development, including for electric hybrid propulsion, and is competing strongly on performance in the commercial vehicle sector

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    Powerful alternatives for the automotive sector

    2020-05-13T08:33:00Z

    Battery manufacturer AMTE Power acquired AGM Batteries in 2013 to advance its development and provision of battery cell technology for specialist applications in the automotive sector looking for premium performance. Daniel Harrison talks to the company’s director Kevin Brundish

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    Blowing a bigger bubble at Zeebrugge

    2020-05-11T09:43:00Z

    The world’s biggest vehicle handling port saw an increase in vehicle handling in 2019. It is speeding up throughput to keep pace using the latest technology and some major reconstruction projects. was closing on the 3m mark for the number of finished vehicles handled through its terminals when it got to the end of 2019, up 4.4% on the previous year. That was thanks to some major reconstruction projects and developments in digital technology supporting a more sustainable industry

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    Battery consortiums and regional supply lie ahead for EV production

    2020-05-08T12:45:00Z

    Fisker is working on the release of the fully electric Fisker Ocean SUV for release in 2022. The development of battery supply chain since the company was founded, including the emergence of consortiums for battery purchasing, has put the company is a strong competitive position to challenge the bigger players. Volume forecasts have been too unreliable for lithium-ion battery supply chains to develop outside China and Korea so far, and cumulative sales will have to pass 10m before they do so, something Henrik Fisker believes will happen between 2022 and 2023

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    Trucking North America: in it for the long haul

    2020-04-30T08:31:00Z

    With a changing model mix and the perennial problem of driver shortages, the US car hauling industry is battling challenges on multiple fronts. But companies are now investing in technology and capacity to future-proof their fleets

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    Watch: Livestream Coronavirus Series – Automotive Supply Chain April Update

    2020-04-30T00:47:00Z

    Part of our ongoing Livestream series, the monthly supply chain update provides insight on what the coronavirus crisis will mean for automotive manufacturing and logistics. In this episode, hear from Matteo Fini from IHS Markit; Fathi Tlatli from DHL together with host Christopher Ludwig.

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