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    Audi using AI to assess supply chain sustainability

    2021-06-18T15:02:00Z

    Audi is using an AI tool from Prewave to monitor its supply chain for violations of its sustainability code of conduct. The tool uses automotive speech recognition in 50 languages to check for potential violations of Audi’s sustainability criteria and alerts the carmaker to them.

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    Vehicle electrification shakes up export and import flows

    2021-06-11T15:00:00Z

    There are regional differences in the sales and manufacture of electric vehicles that are affecting finished vehicle logistics flows, with some countries with relatively small automotive output becoming the bigger EV exporters. That has consequences for finished vehicle logistics, as a new report from Ultima Media’s business intelligence unit, Automotive, makes clear

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    EV battery supply chains on the move

    2021-06-08T11:30:00Z

    As electric vehicles become serious business for OEMs, they are reassessing their battery supply and manufacturing bases, putting their eggs in multiple baskets and taking more control of the process.

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    Audi cuts production again because of chip shortage

    2021-05-25T13:50:00Z

    Audi has confirmed that it will be putting 10,000 of its employees working at the Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm assembly plants in Germany on reduced hours in June. A shortage in the supply of semiconductors, which is affecting the automotive industry globally, means Audi is having to cut output at the plants.

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    How the European automotive industry aims to build back semiconductor and chip supply

    2021-05-04T10:24:00Z

    OEMs, suppliers and EU officials are considering how best to develop Europe’s semiconductor supply bases to mitigate current and future shortages, but the broad gaps at many levels – including for older, larger chips – mean there will be no magic bullet

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    VW begins exporting Taos from Mexico to US

    2021-04-19T09:43:00Z

    Volkswagen has started exporting Taos models from its plant in Puebla, Mexico to the US. The vehicles are moving through the port of Lázaro Cárdenas to different northbound destinations. 

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    A fab future for the automotive sector

    2021-01-29T13:14:00Z

    A shortage of semiconductors is hampering global automotive production. Bettina Weiss, chief of staff and global smart mobility lead at electronics association SEMI, tells Marcus Williams why this is happening and why OEMs need to forge more direct links with the chip manufacturers

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    Semiconductor shortage will hit auto industry well into 2021

    2021-01-19T11:23:00Z

    An ongoing shortage in semiconductor supply is disrupting production of parts and vehicles around the world. The supply bottleneck, which is caused by a combination of factors, including the impact of Covid-19 on production in the first half of 2020 and on manufacturing investment, is affecting a number of major carmakers and their suppliers.

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    Audi using augmented reality for logistics and production planning

    2020-12-03T17:26:00Z

    Audi is using 3D holograms to better plan production logistics processes at its vehicle assembly plants. The use of augmented reality technology removes the need to produce prototypes of equipment or containers, making planning more cost and time efficient, according to the carmaker.

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    Audi switches to LNG trucks for inbound delivery at Neckarsulm

    2020-11-23T13:05:00Z

    Audi has started using trucks powered by liquified natural gas (LNG) to deliver parts to its Neckarsulm factory in Germany. The carmaker said the two trucks would replace conventional diesel vehicles and save up to 20% of CO2 and around 85% of nitrogen oxides.

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    Covid-19 has accelerated digital sales and servicing say carmakers

    2020-11-16T15:32:00Z

    The impact of Covid-19 has accelerated the adoption of digital tools in the sale and delivery of vehicles, as well as aftersales maintenance.

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    VW begins shipping finished vehicles from Lázaro Cárdenas, Mexico to California

    2020-10-12T14:50:00Z

    Volkswagen and Audi have begun shipping Mexican-made cars headed for the US, from the port of Lázaro Cárdenas to California.

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    Watch: Delivering innovation at Volkswagen and Toyota’s service parts logistics

    2020-09-28T17:00:00Z

    As service parts demand in the US recovers, OEMs like Volkswagen Group and Toyota are carefully monitoring shortages in parts supply and inventory, while accelerating new delivery channels, including ecommerce sales and direct customer deliveries. VW’s Anu Goel and Toyota’s Mike Schober share their views during Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live.

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    VW to use sustainable electricity for all shipments by rail in Germany

    2020-09-14T10:25:00Z

    Volkswagen Group aims to switch all of the material, parts and vehicles it moves in Germany with state-run rail provider Deutsche Bahn to ‘green electricity’ by 2021 and also wants to increase the number of vehicles it moves by rail in Germany to 60% by 2022, an 8% increase on the number currently moved 

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    The medium is the message

    2020-09-09T11:22:00Z

    Over the last two years leading players in the European automotive industry have been collaborating on a standard for digital messaging that covers outbound logistics processes from the factory to the dealership. The project has involved almost 30 other organisations, including carmakers, logistics providers, software companies, shortsea car carrier lines and terminal operators 

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    AL FVL Summer 2020

    Collaboration between the automotive, logistics and the tech sectors is growing by the day, with the coronavirus crisis accelerating digitalisation across the supply chain. Our latest digital edition explores systems standards and tech innovations, including new communication protocols for vehicle logistics in Europe, and a range of new supply chain technology at Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, Audi México, VW Zwickau, Seat Martorell and Renault F-1. 

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    VW will stay with Amports at Jaxport

    2020-08-10T11:20:00Z

    Volkswagen has extended its vehicle handling contract with the US east coast port of Jacksonville (Jaxport) for three years and will continue to work with terminal operator Amports…

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    Audi using drone to locate vehicles at Neckarsulm

    2020-08-03T10:24:00Z

    In the latest example of Industry 4.0 technology being used across the VW Group for logistics applications, Audi is conducting a drone pilot project to more efficiently locate vehicles for dispatch at its Neckarsulm assembly plant in Germany…

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    Volkswagen opens vehicle terminal at Baltimore with Tradepoint Atlantic

    2020-07-23T15:47:00Z

    Volkswagen Group of America has started processing vehicles through its new terminal at the US port of Baltimore, which is being operated by Tradepoint Atlantic on a 20-year lease…

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    Audi introduces smart logistics with Supermarket 2.0 system

    2020-07-20T11:29:00Z

    Audi has introduced a logistics system in which automated guided vehicles (AGVs) move containers of parts in sequence to manned pick stations on the assembly line…