The latest logistics developments at BMW.


BMW used vehicle oil fuel in Munich

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.


BMW using Medway rail service for vehicle movements

2023-04-04T16:16:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

BMW is moving more finished vehicles on the Medway rail service operating between its assembly plant in Regensburg, Germany and the Belgian port of Antwerp-Bruges


Interview: Changing trade, technology and mindsets across BMW’s supply chain

2023-03-24T09:54:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

BMW’s Dr Michael Nikolaides talks about how the OEM is adapting its supply chain to respond to geopolitical changes and new requirements, from vehicle logistics capacity to sustainable trucking


BMW’s lean, green and digital difference

2023-02-22T15:54:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

For BMW’s head of production and supply chain network, Michael Nikolaides, one of the main results of recent disruption has been the growth in influence of the logistics function across the company

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Michael Nikolaides on why logistics is a strategic advantage at BMW

2023-02-22T15:54:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

The carmaker’s top supply chain executive explains how logistics is driving production and product strategy, influencing localisation and helping BMW to be greener


BMW will make Neue Klasse EV platform in Mexico

2023-02-14T09:36:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

BMW plans to make electric vehicles based at its San Luis Potosi plant in Mexico from 2027 and is building a battery assembly facility 


Cofinity-X platform aims to improve supply chain transparency

2023-02-02T12:18:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

The establishment of the Cofinity-X data exchange platform comes at a time when the auto industry is looking for more supply chain transparency to avoid disruption and improve sustainability 


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

Siegfried Jung, BMW Group

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

BMW HyCET Hydrogen logistics project 2022

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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