Both Volvo Cars and Toyota have undergone changes in their logistics and supply chain management, including integrating more functions across inbound, vehicle logistics and service parts, while bringing together more planning and purchasing functions. Each have taken somewhat different approaches but with similar objectives to have better visibility, develop strategic supply chain skills and help develop longer-term partnerships over a purely cost tendering approach to purchasing. Both Martin Corner and Hans Cremers also see these developments as key steps towards meeting the needs of a changing European supply chain, including in reducing logistics emissions, investing in new technology and rising to the challenge of electric vehicles and online sales.


Hans Cremers, Senior Manager Supply Chain Purchasing at Toyota Motor Europe
Martin Corner, Head of Global Supply Chain Management at Volvo Cars

Moderated by Christopher Ludwig, Editor-in-Chief at Automotive Logistics and Ultima Media

This session was held on April 21 during the Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Europe Live virtual conference. Click here to view all event sessions on demand.

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