The latest logistics developments at BMW.


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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


BMW introduces cloud-based autonomous logistics at Landshut

2022-06-21T10:35:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Following trials with the Technical University of Munich, BMW is rolling out its Robot in the Cloud project to manage autonomous logistics at the Landshut component plant in Germany

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BMW streamlines steel press logistics at Swindon

2022-06-20T11:54:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

BMW is using AGVs supplied by EK Robotics to move steel blanks and finished panels around its recently completed press shop in Swindon UK

AvtoVaz was forced to stop its plants several times in recent years because of the problems with components

Russia struggles to repair its broken supply chain

2022-05-24T11:36:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Western sanctions against Russia have all but ended Russian automotive production and the country is struggling to source parts from other markets and set up new supply routes to feed the remaining plants in operation


Car industry looks for more vertical integration to avoid risk

2022-05-23T16:30:00+01:00By Namrita Chow

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


Ford signs up DHL for fleet services

2022-04-29T11:13:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Ford has signed a contract with DHL for the provision of logistics services for customers of its joint venture Ford Fleet Management offering


BMW Brilliance extends Dadong plant and integrates logistics

2022-04-20T10:51:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) has completed the extension of its Dadong plant in Shenyang, taking its footprint to 91 hectares. The upgraded facility now includes an integrated logistics and assembly hall with two production lines as well as greater rail access for more sustainable logistics

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CATL powers ahead with a regional, sustainable supply chain strategy

2022-04-11T23:21:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison

With a new carbon-neutral gigafactory in China, and a plant set to start production this year in Germany, the Chinese battery cell producer is scaling its production and logistics to create secure and sustainable battery supply.


Automotive logistics in Russia is in tatters

2022-04-08T11:54:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Sanctions on Russia and the withdrawal of foreign carmakers has hit the automotive sector hard, with heavy losses felt by the transport provders

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Ukraine’s vital link in the European supply chain

2022-03-15T07:47:00+00:00By Namrita Chow

The closure of Ukraine’s supplier industry and the impact on logistics routes reveals how important the country is to European automotive production


​BMW opens US VDC at Sparrows Point with Tradepoint Atlantic

2022-02-15T10:52:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

BMW has opened a vehicle distribution centre (VDC) in the US port of Baltimore with logistics property developer Tradepoint Atlantic.

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