Battery supply chain insight – Page 5

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    Service parts part 2: Next-generation service

    2017-10-27T14:49:00Z

    Executives we spoke to… BMW GroupWolfgang Baumann, vice-president of parts logistics management, has been with the company since 1985 and spent most of his career in sales planning and commercial operations in Germany, before moving into his current role in service parts logistics in 2010. While he claims ...

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    Production & logistics part 2: Questioning the future

    2017-10-25T09:44:00Z

    This article is one of a series of pieces celebrating Automotive Logistics’ 20th anniversary issue that together take an extended look at the way top executives feel automotive production and logistics have changed in the last two decades – and where they see them heading in the future.

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    This changing world…

    2017-10-17T10:36:00Z

    Click here to access more Automotive Logistics 20th anniversary featuresOver the past two decades a number of major global events have had a significant impact on global automotive supply chains, from new technologies, external disruptors entering the industry, catastrophes (both manmade and natural), and political earthquakes.There is little doubt ...

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    Living in interesting times

    2017-10-10T13:14:00Z

    With the shadow of a hard Brexit hanging over the UK, the question of how it will maintain a competitive automotive sector into the next decade is harder to answer than ever…

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    US car carriers: Driven to deliver

    2017-10-05T16:13:56Z

    The US car market is forecast to contract slightly over the next two to three years, with sales set to fall from a high of 17.8m this year to around 16.3m in 2019, according to figures from industry analyst PwC. As OEMs cope with swelling inventory, the car carrier sector ...

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    Shift in powertrains drives strong growth in battery production

    2017-07-25T15:38:33Z

    Production of lithium-ion batteries, like these ones at Nissan's Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant, looks set to soarAccelerating growth in electric and hybrid vehicle production is opening up a range of new supply chains across all areas of the automotive industry – not least in battery cell production.With vehicle manufacturers ...

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    Different digital paces

    2017-07-18T14:58:15Z

    The headline above might well have read ‘industry and logistics 4.0’, ‘the industrial internet of things’, ‘factories of the future’, ‘smart supply chains’ or ‘manufacturing 2025’.Or we might have turned to one of a growing number of acronyms used to outline the car industry’s future, like Mercedes-Benz Car’s CASE or ...

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    Project cargo: Achieving mission impossible

    2017-07-14T17:22:25Z

    Project cargo logistics is a term that covers a wide range of activities, from the movement of unusually large or heavy loads to the management of time-critical ones. In basic terms, it can be defined as the coordination, planning and management of particularly challenging logistics projects.In the automotive sector, examples ...

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    Europe conference: Using logistics to compete across a digitalised aftermarket

    2017-06-13T10:00:28Z

    Consolidation among parts retailers and changing consumer habits are transforming Europe’s aftermarket, with logistics services both at risk and able to provide a competitive edge, writes Marcus WilliamsThe European automotive aftermarket and service parts business is in the midst of tremendous change, prompted by consolidation among major suppliers and distributors, ...

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    Education and training: The hard line on soft skills

    2017-05-12T15:25:28Z

    [in_this_story align="right" border="yes"]General Motors’ executive director for global supply chain, Todd Scott, meets frequently with the faculties of several universities. At Cranfield University School of Management – ranked number one outside the United States in Supply Chain World’s annual Top 100 Universities survey – senior supply chain executives from industry, ...

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    EV supply chains: Shifting currents

    2017-04-28T16:32:55Z

    Mass-market electric vehicles are coming. Global plug-in sales grew 42% in 2016, reaching to 773,600 units.Today, electric vehicles account for only about 0.1% of the global vehicle stock and less than 1% of sales; volume growth in SUVs and trucks, while lower in percentage terms, has had a bigger impact ...

  • General Motors Brownstown Battery Assembly Plant
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    General Motors: The new law of supply & demand

    2016-12-29T12:46:38Z

    GM has restructured its order fulfilment, supply chain and logistics to share more common objectives, grouping them together in a department reporting to James BovenziThe size and complexity of General Motors’ supply chain mean that designing and sourcing the most effective logistics and distribution network for the carmaker is a ...

  • BMW i8 Metals
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    Supply chain and mining are potential barriers to alternative powertrains

    2015-10-14T13:12:04Z

    Most of the larger OEMs have made commitments for the coming years to increasing the amount of alternative powertrains within their production lineup. Electric vehicles are growing in appeal around the world and, as they do, so does the demand for a once-obscure group of specialist metals, which are vital ...

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    Local logistics and engineering partnership at Nissan Europe

    2014-02-05T13:31:14Z

    Nissan Europe has benefited from closer collaboration between engineers, suppliers and logistics during vehicle development, especially for its Sunderland plant The UK automotive industry has been the darling of Britain’s nascent economic recovery, praised equally by politicians, economists and union leaders. Vehicle sales have bucked the euro-zone crisis; production has ...

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    Global ro-ro report: Moving with the trade winds

    2013-12-17T12:41:21Z

    The ro-ro industry has mostly balanced capacity to market demand, but there are regional variations, while changing trades and larger vessels will cause waves at sea. Additional reporting by Christopher Ludwig The global ro-ro shipping industry is one of the most complex – not to mention capital intensive – parts ...

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    How to cope without a crystal ball

    2010-07-01T10:18:09Z

    General Motor’s head of logistics Susanna Webber talks to Christopher Ludwig about improving supplier relations and how a total enterprise cost approach could help the company understand how to react to future risk and changes in the global supply chainLooking back and learning from the painThe recession's silver liningBuilding a ...