All BMW articles – Page 5

  • Mercedes-Benz Cars Lieferantenforum Russland 2017
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    Mercedes-Benz holds first forum to attract local suppliers in Russia

    2017-11-15T11:00:54Z

    Mercedes-Benz held its first supplier network forum in Russia last week, part of its investment strategy into the Russian market, according to Axel Bense, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Rus. The forum is designed to expand the company’s supplier network in the country as it looks toward production in 2019 at ...

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    BMW tracking: Prevention is better than a cure

    2017-11-10T11:14:21Z

    Few manufacturing operations have expanded as much over the past two decades as BMW’s Plant Spartanburg in Greer, South Carolina. After producing 411,000 X-series SUV models in 2016, it is now the carmaker’s largest global facility by assembly volume, and is headed towards its maximum capacity of 450,000 units per ...

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    Mines of information

    2017-11-09T17:08:03Z

    "I have seen the future – and it works,” observed American social commentator Upton Sinclair almost 100 years ago, after a visit to post-revolutionary Russia. At various points over the past 20 years, similar sentiments have echoed repeatedly through the pages of Automotive Logistics , as successive technologies have redefined ...

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    BMW seeks to improve transparency in battery cell supply chain

    2017-11-08T09:42:19Z

    After participating in the Responsible Cobalt Initiative (RCI) last year, BMW Group has taken further steps to improve transparency in its battery cell supply chain by promising to release information on smelters and countries of origin for raw materials by the end of this year. The carmaker also plans to ...

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    OEMs join forces to create pan-European fast charging network

    2017-11-07T10:02:10Z

    Four major carmakers have formed a joint venture to build a network of electric vehicle fast charging stations around Europe. The Ionity joint venture plans to build a total of 400 High-Power-Charging (HPC) stations in the region by 2020. The level of investment has not been disclosed. The four carmakers ...

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    ABP opens Pacific Terminal at Southampton as part of major investment

    2017-11-06T15:13:41Z

    Port operator Associated British Ports (ABP) has officially opened a new vehicle terminal at the port of Southampton in the UK as part of a £50m ($65.6m) investment first announced in September last year . The Pacific Terminal was opened by the minister of state for international trade, Greg Hands ...

  • Autonomous
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    Real-Time Innovations officially joins Autosar development group

    2017-11-01T13:03:06Z

    Industrial IOT connectivity company Real-Time Innovations (RTI) has joined the Automotive Open Systems Architecture (Autosar) group as a development partner. Autosar is a partnership of car manufacturers, suppliers and other companies in the electronics and tech industries which aims to standardise software architecture for automotive electronic control units. Formed in ...

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    BMW to open assembly plant in Russia ahead of state procurement rule

    2017-11-01T11:56:14Z

    BMW has confirmed plans to build an assembly plant in Russia to produce vehicles for the domestic market with localised parts. The move has been made ahead of a new state procurement scheme that will oblige regional and federal authorities to purchase only vehicles manufactured in Russia for their own ...

  • Achim Glass
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    Plugged in for progress

    2017-10-31T16:11:22Z

    img class="wp-image-127584 alignright wp-inline-image" src="https://d2hkn54fqqmadw.cloudfront.net/web/AL/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/16C1093_2.jpg" alt="Weiterentwicklung des CCS Ladestandards für Elektrofahrzeuge auf bis zu 350 kW Evolution of CCS charging technology for e-cars towards 350 kW" width="500" height="500" The last two decades have seen the emergence of the alternative propulsion vehicle market from almost nothing. According to PwC Autofacts ...

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    Service parts part 4: Skills and service providers

    2017-10-27T14:50:00Z

    Have you changed your outsourcing strategy for service parts operations? As with other parts of the automotive supply chain, outsourcing strategies tend to vary by OEM, region and operation. Transport services, of course, remain outsourced, although some carmakers – such as Toyota on the west coast of the US ...

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    Service parts part 3: Aftermarket operations and network

    2017-10-27T14:50:00Z

    How have performance metrics, such as facing fill or network fill rates, developed over the past two decades? There is little question that service levels have increased significantly for OEM parts distribution. As such, carmakers set performance objectives that are today much higher than 20 years ago. For example, ...

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    Service parts part 2: Next-generation service

    2017-10-27T14:49:00Z

    Executives we spoke to… BMW Group Wolfgang 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 ...

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    Twenty years of automotive service parts logistics

    2017-10-27T14:48:00Z

    The automotive service parts supply chain is subject to many of the same forces that influence inbound andproduction logistics, such as increasing part numbers, global supply chains and high pressures on cost. Like their counterparts in other automotive logistics segments, aftermarket managers want better visibility across supply and distribution ...

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    BMW i Ventures and Penske invest in flexible car ownership app

    2017-10-25T11:47:00Z

    Investors including BMW i Ventures and Penske Automotive Group have participated in a funding round for the flexible car ownership mobile app, Fair, which attracted nearly $1 billion in offers from investors. Fair allows customers to get approved for a monthly payment for a car on their phone by scanning ...

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    Mini plant, huge complexity

    2017-10-06T12:32:19Z

    BMW’s Mini factory in Cowley, near Oxford in southern England, is a striking example of managing high levels of supply chain and production complexity, set against space constraints and long lead times for inbound parts delivery and exports of vehicles. However, thanks to well-defined supply and logistics processes, along with ...

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    An aftermarket network rebuilt for rapid response at BMW

    2017-10-03T11:57:04Z

    The expansion in sales and model variety for the BMW Group over the past two decades has led to significantly higher demand in the aftermarket, with increasing complexity in the service parts supply chain. Around the turn of the 21st century, for example, BMW and Mini brands had around 165,000 ...

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    BMW contains fire at Spartanburg plant

    2017-10-03T11:03:33Z

    BMW has confirmed that a fire that broke out at its Spartanburg plant in the US last Friday had minimal impact on production and was dealt with promptly by its own on-site fire department. The fire started shortly before 07.00 in an air handling unit used to regulate and ...

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    OEMs e provedores de logística avaliam danos causados pelo furacão Harvey

    2017-09-07T11:12:14Z

    Os efeitos devastadores do furacão Harvey nos EUA ainda estão sendo avaliados. O número de mortos já chega a 50, enquanto as estimativas são de que os danos excederão o valor de US$100 bilhões. A cidade texana de Houston parece ter sido a mais atingida, enquanto os portos e as ...

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    DHL to provide fleet management services for BMW in the UK

    2017-09-06T14:23:18Z

    DHL Supply Chain has secured a new three-year contract to manage vehicle preparation and refurbishment services at the BMW Group’s Vehicle Distribution Centre (VDC) at Thorne, in the UK. Historically, all vehicles imported through BMW UK have been sent to the VDC at Thorne for checking and preparation before being ...

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    OEMs and logistics providers assess damage from Hurricane Harvey

    2017-09-04T15:10:53Z

    The devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey in the US are still being assessed. The death toll already stands at 50, while estimates are that damages will exceed a value of $100 billion. The Texan city of Houston seems to have taken the biggest hit, while ports and car plants were ...