This episode, hosted by Christopher Ludwig, features global updates and automotive supply chain insight on the coronavirus crisis in the US, including an in-depth Q&A with Kristin Dziczek, vice-president of the renowned Center for Automotive Research (CAR) covering US federal stimulus, supply chain disruption and manufacturing process changes aimed at containing the spread of the virus and protecting workers.
Hosted by Christopher Ludwig, Editor-in-Chief at Ultima Media, the Livestream Hour will take place each week on Wednesdays. It will also be part of other Livestream special episodes and guests, including previews and follow-ups from our series of live and digital events for Automotive Logistics, Automotive Manufacturing Solutions and Car Design News.
Following our first Livestream Coronavirus Automotive Supply Chain Update, our panellists reconvene to discuss audience questions that were not answered during the broadcast. Watch this exclusive video recording of the discussion covering the long-term impacts of the coronavirus crisis on global vehicle demand, economic and environmental policy, logistics and manufacturing operations.
Jochen Freese, chief commercial officer (CCO) at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, says that the automotive supply chain is not built for large numbers of huge warehouses in which to stock inbound parts, but it is a problem the industry is having to deal with in the face of a global production shutdown brought about by the coronavirus pandemic
Robert Berganus (pictured) has joined transport service provider Imperial Logistics International in the newly created post of chief operating officer (COO) for contract logistics, with effect from April 1…
The disruption to the global automotive supply chain caused by the coronavirus pandemic is being exacerbated by uncertainty fed by a lack of accurate information. At last week’s Automotive Supply Chain update webinar, presented by Ultima Media’s business intelligence unit, analysts tried to provide some clarity on the current situation and what lay ahead for the industry
Global automotive sector transport service provider Geodis has delivered the first masks to France to help combat Covid-19…
Since 2015, Karl-Friedrich Koch, vice-president, production control, BMW Mexico, has played a fundamental role in the OEM’s project to develop its first Mexican car factory. At the Automotive Logistics Mexico 2020 conference, he provided delegates with an insight into the launch and ramp-up process, which kicked off in 2019.
Presented by Automotive from Ultima Media, hear from our analysts as they share insight on how the coronavirus crisis will impact global vehicle sales and what it will mean for automotive manufacturing and logistics.
With the coronavirus pandemic causing a level of automotive plant shutdowns not seen since the second world war, suppliers and logistics providers will face failures without direct support from government, and close collaboration with OEMs and industry.
Temporary car plant closures are spreading across Europe this week as the escalation of coronavirus in the region disrupts the automotive supply chain and hits sales…
Renault Sport Racing is partnering with global logistical provider DP World with an eye on mutually increasing supply chain efficiency and mitigating the environmental impact of their operations…
Since launching its first test navigation satellite in 2005, the European Space Agency (ESA) has steadily built up the Galileo global positioning network and today operates 22 satellites. With four further launches due in 2020, the Galileo network is set to become the first fully operational high-accuracy global navigation satellite system (GNSS) – heralding a new era of precision navigation and, for the automotive industry, bringing opportunities for improved vehicle logistics.
The sharp increase in the number of coronavirus cases in Italy has led the government to extend strict quarantine measures to the whole country. The restrictions are the toughest outside of China and affect 60m people. Health and safety measures being taken by OEMs are now affecting production with FCA announcing temporary closures as it puts in measures to minimise the risk of contagion. The situation is changing rapidly and automotive companies across Italy are reviewing production, supply and logistics contingencies on a daily basis.
Russian warehousing and distribution provider Tablogix has a new five-year contract with VW to provide same-day and next-day parts deliveries from the carmaker’s parts distribution centre in Chekov to dealers and service centres in Russia, and neighbouring countries
As its domestic market stagnates, Russia is continuing to seek growth abroad and is subsidising the export of vehicles and parts – at a cost of more than $60m a year. The government is seemingly succeeding in its ambition of turning the country into a fully fledged automotive exporter, as its official target is to establish exports of at least 240,000 vehicles per year by 2025 – ideally up to 400,000 – and recent growth in this segment suggests that these figures could be within reach.
DHL Supply Chain has secured an extension and expansion of its existing logistics contract with Aston Martin to include the British luxury car maker’s new assembly plant in St Athan, south Wales…
At the Automotive Logistics Mexico 2020 conference, Antonio Zepeda Torres, commercial director for CSI Group, tells editor Joanne Perry about the company’s recently completed, six-storey car storage facility at Veracruz – the busiest port in the country for automotive traffic. He also discusses the wider challenges of transporting finished vehicles in Mexico.
A new joint venture based in Thailand aims to provide a stronger inland logistics network for the distribution of finished vehicles in the country from the beginning of April this year…
Rail transportation offers an efficient, reliable option for the distribution of finished vehicles, and in an age of increased concern over sustainability, it is also relatively environmentally friendly. This helps to explain why it remains a popular mode for moving vehicles, despite drawbacks such as limited flexibility.