Automotive Logistics magazine – Spring 2024

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The spring 2024 edition of Automotive Logistics is out now, leading with an extended feature interview with Simon Motter, head of VW Group Logistics, and supporting features on JLR, Mercedes-Benz and Stellantis

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Automotive Logistics Magazine - Spring 2024

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Crisis management is a day-to-day activity for supply chain and logistics managers, as the latest disruption to maritime traffic in the Red Sea makes clear. However, those managers have developed heightened reflexes after the succession of pandemic, war and material shortages over the last few years. They have also developed new strategies based on collaborative alignment across departments and with partners to deal with disruption.

In this spring edition of Automotive Logistics, we talk to the heads of supply chain and logistics at some of Europe’s top carmakers, including an extended cover interview with Simon Motter, head of VW Group Logistics, who discusses how central logistics has become in company-wide decision-making on a range of important topics including sourcing, cost, emissions and maintaining supply chain stability.

We also talk to Stellantis’ chief purchasing and supply chain officer Maxime Picat about supply chain resilience, to JLR’s Levent Yuksel carbon net zero goals, and to Mercedes-Benz’s Gunnar Güthenke about a procurement strategy designed to ensure sourcing and production are in close proximity. We also cross the pond to talk to Brian McGrath at Mitsubishi Motor Sales Canada about a service parts expansion strategy build on good technology, strong partnerships and customer loyalty.

The spring edition also includes a focus on tier one battery makers in Europe, a review of the top-performing finished vehicle handling ports in the region, and a regional focus on market developments in central and eastern Europe.

This edition of Automotive Logistics also looks at the importance of women in supply chain and why diversity is crucial to the future of an automotive industry in transition.

As we reach the middle of the decade under strict regulatory targets for a cleaner automotive industry, it is clear from the insights gained in this edition that the leading carmakers and suppliers are working closely with their logistics and technology partners to make good on the promise of a more sustainable future for mobility.

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