BMW, Tesla and Volkswagen Group are among the vehicle makers taking a vertical approach to integration as a means to secure supply of crucial components in the face of continued disruption
Toyota is pushing forward on its plans to cut emissions from the supply chain by using a new service provided by logistics provider Gefco that ships parts inbound to France twice a day using a combination of road and rail.
Tesla is battling parts and labour shortages as it tries to recover its manufacturing capacity in Shanghai, China in face of widespread Covid-related disruption
Top executives at Audi and Volvo used last week’s ALSC Europe conference to discuss how logistics planning was now a faster-paced business in need of greater standardisation.
Toyota Motor Europe used its Toyota Production System to good effect during the semiconductor crisis, only making cars it had parts for and in the process increasing market share at a time of major disruption
Volkswagen’s head of battery cell logistics, Matthias Braun, told delegates at ALSC Europe about VW’s vertical integration of lithium battery production in Europe and the impact on the supply chain
At ALSC Europe Renault Group’s Jean-François Salles, global vice-president of supply chain, outlined the current pressures facing the auto industry and the innovative supply chain strategy the company was taking to emerge stronger
Vehicle production in the UK in the first quarter of this year was badly affected by supply shortages while also dealing with a tough economic environment with rising energy costs and other inflationary factors
Ford has signed a contract with DHL for the provision of logistics services for customers of its joint venture Ford Fleet Management offering
Volkswagen Group has increased deliveries of pure battery electric vehicles in the first quarter of this year despite ongoing disruptions to the supply chain
Ford is looking to improve the sustainablity of its supply chain and drive in more efficiency in dealing with disruption in its membership of both Catena-X Automotive network and he Responsible Supply Chain Initiative
In the face of ongoing supply chain disruption, the Toyota Production System (TPS) is proving itself a reliable tool for building resiliency into the carmaker’s logistics.
GM has signed a multi-year sourcing agreement for the supply of cobalt from Glencore’s mining operation in Australia. Both are members of the Responsible Minerals Initiative
Amidst other top executive changes at Volvo Cars, Martin Corner is leaving the company to take up a new role at Aston Martin as head of supply chain management and logistics
Ford has signed an agreement with Lake Resources for the supply of highly pure lithium from Argentina with which to build its EV batteries
Mercedes-Benz outlined a range of intiatives to cut carbon from its products and supply chain at its online ESG Conference this week
Mazda has made its first direct delivery of Japanese vehicle exports to the UK through the port of Bristol, part of a regular service that will delivery vehicles every 10 days. The vehicles are being processed at a dedicated distribution centre at the port.
Toyota Motor North America is rolling out a new system called Project ETA, designed to more accurately trace the movement of its vehicles. Kevin Austin, vice-president of demand and supply management at the carmaker, explains how it works
A shortage in the supply of semiconductors is forcing Volvo to halt certain assembly lines again this week as it attempts to rebuild stocks, leading to a revision of output this year
Volvo dealers in the US are installing a new automated vehicle inspection system from UVEye that uses high-speed cameras to capture the exterior and underside of vehicles being sold or traded