All BMW articles – Page 6

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    BMW and Mini launch online parts stores in the UK

    2017-09-04T11:29:55Z

    New online stores have been launched for the BMW and Mini brands in the UK, allowing car owners to buy parts and accessories for collection at nearby dealerships or for delivery. By selecting their vehicle or entering their VIN number, customers can search for parts and accessories specific to their ...

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    Faraday Future targets 2018 production start after securing facility in California

    2017-08-09T09:23:12Z

    Electric vehicle hopeful Faraday Future (FF), which recently decided to put its $1 billion factory development in Las Vegas on hold, has found an existing facility in Hanford, California that it says will put it on a faster path to production. The company has already signed the lease for the ...

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    Rudolph Logistics to open first US facility near BMW Spartanburg

    2017-08-07T18:09:40Z

    Rudolph Logistics is investing $18m in its first US warehouse located in Greer, South Carolina, just 1.6km from BMW’s Spartanburg plant. The 16,000 sq.m facility, which is sited on 2.3 hectares at the Caliber North Business Park, is expected to start operations in September with 150 staff under a new ...

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    Petrol and diesel ban raises questions over UK’s ability to adapt to electrification

    2017-08-02T12:15:02Z

    Last week’s proposal by the UK government to ban sales of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 raises some serious questions over the UK’s ability to adapt to greater electrification, senior industry observers have pointed out. Reacting to the joint announcement by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural ...

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    Further stark warnings issued over impact of Brexit on UK automotive sector

    2017-08-02T10:40:37Z

    The UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has warned that a sudden exit from the European Union in 2019 could knock the country’s production rate back to 2016 levels. Its warning was issued in the same week as separate analysis highlighting the risk of cost increases for the ...

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    Electric Mini to be built in UK with drivetrains from Germany

    2017-07-25T16:56:46Z

    BMW has confirmed it will build the fully electric version of the Mini at its existing plant in Oxford in the UK – although the drivetrain will be manufactured at the OEM’s e-mobility centre at the Dingolfing and Landshut plants in Germany. The BMW Group currently produces electrified models, including ...

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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 ...

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    BMW parts distribution centre in US to cut double-shipping

    2017-07-07T11:53:07Z

    BMW has officially opened a new distribution centre in Spartanburg, South Carolina, to handle service parts from North America-based suppliers and destined for regional aftersales customers for the X-series SUV models built at the carmaker’s nearby manufacturing plant in Greer. The facility, which the OEM refers to as a ‘continental ...

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    BMW Group: Thinking big about outbound

    2017-07-03T11:44:47Z

    Alongside pictures of her family, Anita Pieper’s office is full of visual charts and signposts: value-stream maps, PDA circles for scheduling and a 3PS board outlining various projects and targets her teams are working on, from quality statistics to network studies or a plant launch years ahead. In the middle ...

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    BMW to invest $600m in South Carolina plant for future X-models

    2017-06-28T16:50:42Z

    German carmaker BMW Group has announced a $600m investment at its largest manufacturing facility, Spartanburg, in the US state of South Carolina, as it prepares it for future generations of the X-model SUV range. The company has produced 3.9m vehicles since production began at the plant 25 years ago. In ...

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    Siegfried Jung takes over BMW’s finished vehicle dispatch and logistics

    2017-06-27T21:30:47Z

    From July 1 st , Siegfried Jung (pictured) is the new head of vehicle dispatch and distribution at the BMW Group, based at the carmaker’s global headquarters in Munich, Germany. He replaces Peter Hörndlein, who has left BMW for a logistics role at truckmaker MAN. Jung, 46, is responsible for ...

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    BMW opens biggest logistics centre outside of Germany in South Korea

    2017-06-05T17:05:01Z

    BMW has opened a regional distribution centre (RDC) in South Korea that is its largest outside of Germany, following an investment of 130 billion won ($116.4m). The 57,000 sq.m. facility, in Anseong, south-west of the capital Seoul, was opened last week and is three times the size of its existing ...

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    BMW Brilliance puts technology first in China plant expansion

    2017-05-24T15:14:25Z

    New technology is at the centre of a €1 billion ($1.1 billion) expansion of BMW’s joint venture plant with Brilliance Automotive in Dadong, China. The expansion includes a networked production system based on industry 4.0 applications, as well as mobile smart devices and supporting ‘exoskeletons’ for workers. BMW Brilliance Automotive ...

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    BMW works on spare parts rail link in Germany

    2017-05-24T12:08:51Z

    BMW is linking its spare parts warehouse in Wallersdorf, Germany to the rail network in an effort to reduce emissions. Rail services are expected to begin in September this year, following two years of development, and will remove 17,500 truck journeys every year, yielding a reduction of 88 tonnes in ...

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    Brazil’s Itapoá port handles trial BMW imports

    2017-05-24T09:46:14Z

    The Brazilian port of Itapoá has carried out a trial operation for the import of BMW vehicles from the US recently, with a view to starting more regular throughput. BMW has a factory in Araquari that produces the 3 Series and X1 models, both of which are in high demand ...

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    BMW opens regional distribution centre in Malaysia

    2017-05-17T13:50:26Z

    BMW Group has officially opened a 130m ringgit ($30m) logistics warehouse and parts distribution centre in Malaysia that is set to support 23 countries in the region. It is situated on over 236,220 sq.m of land in the Free Industrial Zone of the Senai international airport in the southern city ...

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    Supply Chain Conference: The future is already here

    2017-05-16T17:04:51Z

    A drone demonstration by Venture highlighted the potential of new technology for inventory management at plants and warehouses That the automotive industry will see [sta_anchor id="1"]exponential change is something that many, if not all, experts and executives predict – even if they disagree about the pace and scale of ...

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    Supply Chain Conference: Service parts get closer to production logistics

    2017-05-15T13:18:04Z

    After years in which their service parts and inbound logistics have been almost entirely separate, a number of carmakers, including Toyota and BMW, are now making specific efforts to combine more channels between production and aftermarket supply chains in North America. Their efforts include sharing standards, management resources, systems and ...

  • Anu Goel
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    Supply Chain Conference: Service parts logistics try to keep up with e-commerce

    2017-05-12T19:45:33Z

    The service parts sector is among the first distribution channels in the automotive market to feel disruption from the digital economy, as consumers increasingly buy goods and services online. Indeed, within the wider aftermarket, including the large share of the market held by independent distributors, consumers already make significant use ...

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    Materials handling: Machines on the move

    2017-05-08T16:08:36Z

    [in_this_story align="right" border="yes"] Advances in automated technology and robotics have already transformed many aspects of automotive manufacturing, with the sector taking a lead in plant technology and automation investment, from stamping equipment to precision welding robots. In the context of increasing digitalisation, manufacturers are looking to go much ...