The latest logistics developments at OEMs.



Volkswagen chooses Acertus for railhead logistics in Illinois

2023-05-24T17:16:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

VW Group of America has started using the Centerville railhead ramp in Illinois for finished vehicle moves and is being supported by Acertus for onward road haulage in an initial three-year contract

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A picture paints a thousand words for Ford’s quality inspection

2023-05-23T16:50:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Benjamin Pohl told delegates at this year’s FVL North America conference that Ford is looking hard at digital tools for real-time information to better identify where and when damage is occuring

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Nissan is thinking outside the box to improve vehicle deliveries

2023-05-23T09:42:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Nissan is changing the way it organises its finished vehicle deliveries in North America in an effort to fill empty backhauls and get greater efficiency for itself and its carriers 

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Shared standards for an electric future

2023-05-11T15:27:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

At this week’s FVL North America conference in California, carmakers and their logistics providers discussed how greater collaboration was needed across the sector to establish shared safety and charging standards in the distribution of EVs

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Tesla outlines strategy on supply chain emissions in Impact Report

2023-05-05T14:02:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Tesla has released an Impact Report for activity in 2022 that highlights its strategy on reducing emissions from the EV supply chain, with a big effort on battery material sourcing and supply


Toyota and Paccar build on fuel-cell truck partnership

2023-05-05T10:20:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Toyota Motor North America and Paccar are building on their collaboration to develop Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cells, for both inbound and finished vehicle deliveries


GM invests in Michigan for aftersales distribution and EV assembly

2023-05-04T13:48:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

GM is investing in automation technology at its customer care and aftersales centre in Burton to support workers and is looking to build a supplier park in Auburn Hills for the production of EV parts

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Ford to export F-150 Lightning to Norway next year

2023-04-25T10:17:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Ford will export its F-150 Lightning electric pick-up truck to Norway next year, the first time the vehicle has been sold overseas. It joins the Mustang Mach-E and E-Transit in Europe’s leading EV market


Jaguar Land Rover plans EV supply chain for UK

2023-04-25T09:50:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Jaguar Land Rover is investing £15 billion for electric vehicle production in the UK, including the supply of electric drives and batteries from its Wolverhampton Engine Manufacturing Centre


Russian parts shortage will stop Avtovaz assembly in May

2023-04-25T08:54:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

The Russian carmaker will have to halt operations at its Togliatti plant for three weeks in May because of parts shortages caused by the wave of delocalisation that followed Russia’s invastion of Ukraine

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BMW expands HVO-trucks pilot, embraces green logistics

2023-04-21T16:12:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

BMW’s Michael Nikolaides points to the benefits of using HVO-powered trucks alongside electrified equipment to meet green logistics goals.


Renault signs deal for EV battery supply with Verkor

2023-04-17T18:49:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Battery maker Verkor will be supplying lithium batteries for the Alpine pure electric C-Crossover GT from its gigafactory in France from 2025

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US Senate investigates forced labour in auto supply chain

2023-04-11T07:54:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

The US Senate Committee on Finance is questioning car manufacturers and suppliers about the suspected use of forced labour by tier suppliers based in Xinjiang, China


Renault and Bosch reap the benefits of digital investments

2023-03-28T09:47:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

At this year’s ALSC Europe conference, supply chain and logistics leaders from Renault and Bosch outlined the digital platforms they were using to make the inbound delivery of parts more efficient


Coverage from Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Europe 2023

2023-03-24T13:25:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Audi’s head of supply chain Dieter Braun opened this year’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Europe conference by outlining the carmaker’s goals for more sustainable logistics operations


Tata Technologies to help improve supply chain agility at JLR

2023-03-20T18:01:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Jaguar Land Rover stands to benefit from a cloud-based ERP system provided by Tata Technologies that promises to make its supply chain and logistics more transparent and agile


Getting the teams up to speed at Toyota

2023-03-20T09:52:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Toyota is boosting the principle of kaizen, or incremental improvement, by using Microsoft technology in both manufacturing and its value-added outbound logistics services

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GM calls in the chips with GlobalFoundries

2023-03-14T15:28:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Kamal Khouri, vice-president and general manager for the Automotive Business Line at GlobalFoundries, talks about the benefits of a transparent supply chain when it comes to semiconductor supply to GM

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Mercedes-Benz breaks ground on battery recycling plant in Kuppenheim

2023-03-14T14:48:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Mercedes-Benz has celebrated the start of work on a lithium battery recycling plant in Germany that will recover 96% of materials, helping to produce 50,000 battery modules a year


VW Group’s PowerCo to build battery gigafactory in Canada

2023-03-14T10:02:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig, Marcus Williams

VW Group’s PowerCo business will build a battery gigafactory in Ontario, Canada, which is expected to begin production in 2027. It is the company’s first announced battery facility for North America

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