The latest logistics developments at BMW.



BMW begins SKD exports to Vietnam for local assembly

2022-12-06T16:34:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

BMW has signed a deal with its import partner in Vietnam – Truong Hai Auto – to build vehicle kits imported to the country from its global production network

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BMW invests in local EV battery pack assembly for Hungary plant

2022-11-29T11:09:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

The carmaker is increasing investment at its new plant in Debrecen, Hungary to include onsite assembly of batteries with the aim of reducing logistics costs and supply chain complexity

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Taking control of logistics – interview with Siegfried Jung, VP of Logistics at BMW Mexico

2022-11-24T16:00:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

BMW Mexico’s head of logistics Siegfried Jung explains the surprises of working in Mexico, and points to the carmaker’s highly advanced digital control room for logistics at its plant in San Luis Potosi.


Crisis management is about better communication

2022-11-22T13:48:00+00:00By Hazel Southwell

Leading logistics experts from BMW, Audi and VW Truck and Bus, including the latter company’s Fabio Garcia (left), used this year’s ALSC Mexico conference to talk about proactive management based on closer communication


Mexico increases vehicle production and exports

2022-11-11T09:40:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Mexico has increased vehicle production and exports in 2022, as well as improving domestic sales. Ongoing supply constraints are at least beginning to ease


A logistics facility full of innovation at BMW Spartanburg

2022-11-07T12:14:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

BMW has opened a $100m logistics centre next to its Spartanburg plant in the US that is using digitalised logistics for parts feed into production of the carmaker’s X models

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BMW digitalises logistics and maintenance in Mexico

2022-11-07T10:49:00+00:00By Peter Murphy

BMW is applying the lean, green and digital principles underpinning its iFactory strategy to make logistics more predictable at its plant in San Luis Potosi in Mexico, according to Harald Gottsche


ALSC Mexico to bring crises, continuity and competition into focus

2022-10-25T13:54:00+01:00By Hazel Southwell

Carmakers, tier suppliers and their logistics partners return to the Mexico City in November this year to discuss how the Mexican automotive industry is working to bring opportunity out of disruption


Carmakers look to restructure European dealer network

2022-10-24T15:50:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

European carmakers are looking to cut costs from the distrubution of their vehicles at a time when capacity is curtailed and digital tools offer alternatives to the traditional way of selling vehicles

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BMW-led Hycet consortium will develop hydrogen combustion trucks

2022-10-04T10:35:00+01:00By Hazel Southwell

With funding from the German government and in partnership with Volvo and DHL, BMW will lead on developing hydrogen combustion trucks

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BMW targets a more sustainable sourcing of key components

2022-09-19T19:30:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

BMW is increasing the amount of recycled materials its uses in parts production while at the same time reducing the carbon emissions from the production process of those materials

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BMW using ICL system for vehicle logistics management

2022-09-05T15:45:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

ICL’s cloud-based vehicle logistics management system will help BMW more accurately track its vehicles and provide ETAs as well as supporting invoicing and freight claims

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Charting a course to bypass Russia

2022-08-17T15:23:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Carmakers including Audi, BMW and Porsche, have suspended shipments through Russia and are trying alternative rail routes to move vehicles and parts between Europe and China

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BMW to increase recycled packaging as part of sustainability drive

2022-08-16T10:11:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

BMW is working with packaging suppliers to increase the proportion of recycled material in reusable packaging for logistics to more than 35% for newly awarded contracts

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Blueprints for the rebound at North America’s vehicle ports

2022-08-10T15:03:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

North America’s main vehicle-handling ports are preparing for a return in volumes as production stabilises and have built in more sustainable ways to process them


A sustainable supply chain inbound and out at BMW

2022-08-02T13:00:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig, Marcus Williams

BMW’s Maike Rotmann and Wolfgang Rudorfer explain the strategies being put in place as part of the company’s Green Transport Logistics project for emission-free logistics

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UK car output falls in H1 but EVs offer promise

2022-07-29T13:32:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

The shortage in the supply of key components, including semiconductors, along with other supply chain disruption has hit UK passenger car production in the first half of 2022

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AL FVL summer 2022 digital edition – Boxing clever in the wake of chaos

2022-07-19T11:12:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

The latest edition of ALFVL magazine is out now and features interviews with top executives at BMW and SAIC VW as well as insights into North American vehicle ports, Europe-China rail and greater collaboration between the automotive and semiconductor sectors


BMW assembly disrupted by train line damage

2022-07-18T16:49:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

BMW has lost two shifts of production thanks to damage to rail lines connecting its Dingolfing plant in Germany


Barbara Bergmeier joins JLR to head Industrial Operations reorganisation

2022-07-04T15:41:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Jaguar Land Rover has appointed Barbara Bergmeier to the newly created role of executive director of industrial operations, with responsibilities across manufacturing, purchasing and supply chain

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