Battery supply chain features

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    A carbon-neutral network for Volvo

    2022-04-12T10:16:00Z

    Volvo Cars is making good on its commitments at COP26 to cut carbon from its supply chain operations as well as the vehicles it is making, including through an internal pricing mechanism

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    CATL powers ahead with a regional, sustainable supply chain strategy

    2022-04-11T23:21:00Z

    With a new carbon-neutral gigafactory in China, and a plant set to start production this year in Germany, the Chinese battery cell producer is scaling its production and logistics to create secure and sustainable battery supply.

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    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a long-term risk for the automotive supply chain

    2022-03-08T15:35:00Z

    The impacts stretch beyond inflation and corporate retreats to critical shortages upstream for semiconductor and EV supply.

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    Local battery production promises to re-industrialise Europe

    2022-01-24T09:58:00Z

    Localising lithium-ion battery production in Europe through greater vertical integration does not just promise a more secure battery supply chain. It could play a major role in the industrial salvation of a market that has lost its competitive footing against stronger Asian rivals in the race to a more sustainable future of mobility. What is needed to make good on that promise is strong collaboration amongst the companies involved in securing the future of electric vehicle production.

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    Localising the balance of power at GM

    2021-11-09T05:15:00Z

    GM is putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to stated goals for electric and autonomous vehicle production in North America. Closer integration with its battery suppliers is key to success, as is its strategic alliance with Honda, writes Marcus Williams 

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    Strengthening S&OP to make sense of supply chain chaos

    2021-09-23T06:01:00Z

    Sales and operations planning is becoming the lynchpin in Renault Group’s ability to make short and long-term decisions across its operations and supply chain.

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    Clarity drives focus in the battery supply chain

    2021-09-06T15:00:00Z

    The increasing demand from the automotive industry for lithium battery materials could be the next big disruption unless OEMs adopt better risk and contingency analysis says Rekha Menon-Varma, co-founder and managing partner at Vertaeon

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    GM changes strategy in the scramble for secure battery and chip supply

    2021-08-26T16:51:00Z

    GM is looking for supplier partnerships to secure the supply of semiconductors and lithium-ion batteries as the automotive industry battles post-pandemic supply shortages and prepares for its electric future

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    Taking charge of battery supply at Ford

    2021-08-09T23:36:00Z

    Ford has some very ambitious targets for pure battery electric vehicle production in the US through to 2030 and that includes a more vertically integrated battery supply chain.

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    AL FVL Summer 2021 Digital Edition – Gearing up the supply chain for sustainable growth

    2021-07-23T16:23:00Z

    The summer digital edition of Automotive Logistics and Finished Vehicle Logistics magazine is out now features interviews with Ford and VW, as well as an overview of activity at the North American vehicle handling ports

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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.

  • Battery supply chain report 2021
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    Electric vehicle battery supply chain analysis 2021: How lithium-ion battery demand and production are reshaping the automotive industry

    2021-06-03T17:30:00Z

    Download this report for forecasts of lithium-ion battery demand, analysis of battery cell factories and insight on EV battery manufacturing and sourcing. 

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    Inside Volkswagen’s battery logistics

    2021-04-14T09:46:00Z

    Volkswagen Group Components has developed a standardised, returnable container for the safe delivery of lithium battery cells and assembled modules in support of its ambitious electric vehicle goals leading up to 2030

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    AL FVL Spring 2021 Digital Edition – Coping strategies for a global crisis

    2021-04-08T08:13:00Z

    The spring digital edition of Automotive Logistics and Finished Vehicle Logistics is out now, featuring comprehensive overviews of the main vehicle ports in continental Europe and the UK, as well as the maritime transport sector. Plus, we look at the latest packaging initiative supporting VW’s lithium-ion battery deliveries to VW Zwickau, Vijay Ratnaparkhe’s IT revolution at Bosch and talk to carmakers about supply chain lessons ten years on from the Fukushima earthquake disaster

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    VW strengthens ties with Northvolt to expand battery capacity in Europe

    2021-03-16T11:19:00Z

    Volkswagen Group plans to significantly increase battery cell production capacity and reshape the EV battery supply chain in Europe, with plans to add six ‘gigafactories’ by the end of the decade – including an expansion of its partnership with Sweden’s Northvolt. 

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    SK Innovation banned from the US for 10 years following LG lawsuit

    2021-02-12T15:00:00Z

    The US International Trade Commission has imposed a 10-year ban on SK Innovation for the importation, domestic production and sale of electric vehicle batteries within the US because of intellectual property theft from rival LG Chem. It is a tough sentence, but perhaps unsurprising given the context of the global push to electrification.

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    Good things come in sustainable packages

    2021-01-27T09:09:00Z

    The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) is an association of vehicle makers and suppliers that works with US government bodies, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), on projects designed to advance environmental sustainability while providing economic value to the automotive supply chain. At the end of 2020, the SP published guidance on sustainable packaging aimed at reducing waste in the automotive sector and increasing the amount of packaging that could be recycled

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    Bridge over troubled waters

    2021-01-12T10:29:00Z

    Kuehne + Nagel is supporting its automotive customers’ transition to an electrified future with the provision of battery chain services. At an event the company held in December, mobility and materials experts discussed the challenges facing the industry.

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    Can the UK supply chain keep up with a 2030 ban on new ICE vehicle sales?

    2020-11-20T14:31:00Z

    The UK government has announced it is bringing forward its plans to phase out the sale of new cars and vans powered by internal combustion engines. Daniel Harrison, automotive analyst at Ultima Media, examines how realistic that is and whether supply chains are ready to produce enough electric vehicles and batteries.