The latest logistics developments at BMW.


ALSC Europe 2024, Dr Michael Nikolaides, senior vice-president, Production Network, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, at BMW

BMW’s Michael Nikolaides on a localised, digital supply chain


BMW Group has brought production, finance, sales, purchasing, and supply chain and logistics under the careful watch of Michael Nikolaides 


Turkey announces 40% tariff on Chinese vehicle imports


Turkey imposes 40% additional tariff on vehicle imports from China to safeguard domestic automotive industry. EU announces its own

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BMW and Nissan make Mexican networks flexible for changing market demands


Read about how the OEMs are ramping up operations in Mexico, preparing for EVs, and digitalising their networks.

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Red Sofa Interview: BMW’s progress in US-Mexico network strategy


BMW’s Raúl Gamboa talks strategy, beneficial partnerships and the state-of-play in Mexico’s FVL sector.


FVL North America 2024 Day 1 wrap-up


Join us inside the FVL North America 2024 Gala Dinner as we reflect on a day of insights and expertise from leaders in the region’s finished vehicle logistics sector. 


FVL North America 2024 Cocktail Reception wrap-up


Join us inside the FVL North America 2024 Cocktail Reception as we get revved up for the hottest topics in finished vehicle logistics!


Sharing risk drives supplier relations for GM, Stellantis, Honda, Nissan


 Now in its 24th year, the study found that communication, shared risk and flexible contracts made a difference in OEM rankings.

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BMW’s secret to success is preparation


 The main lesson BMW learned from the pandemic is that logistics disruption is the new normal and being prepared to cope with it is critical to the company mindset. Part of that preparation is having a flexible supply chain.


BMW localising battery supply for Neue Klasse in Mexico


BMW Group has started construction of a battery manufacturing facility next to its San Luis Potosi plant in Mexico to safeguard Neue Klass production in 2027 and cut transport emissions


Baltimore port on the rebound after bridge collapse


Baltimore port is working to get back on track as the US’ busiest vehicle-handling port and continuing with its revitalisation of infrastructure

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Containerised car deliveries soar on the US east coast


Tight ro-ro capacity is leading some carmakers to ship vehicles in containers and there has been a tenfold rise in volumes at the port of New York and New Jersey

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BMW renews contract with BCA for UK vehicle remarketing


BCA will be providing defleet, remarketing, inspection and collection services for BMW and specialist leasing and its fleet management business Alphabet

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Taking the supply chain for an x-ray


Process mining expert Celonis is working with carmakers to improve their supply chain transparency and will be discussing the technology with VW at a forthcoming Livestream event on process-led transformation

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BMW navigates the new ‘never normal’ in logistics


BMW has adapted to disruputiion by bringing production, finance, sales and purchasing, and supply chain logistics under one umbrella

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Red Sofa Interview: BMW’s Dr Michael Nikolaides on cross-functional decisions in the supply chain


Nikolaides discusses cross-functional decision making in logistics, and the balance between bringing costs down but keeping resiliency high.

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Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Europe: Recap blog


Follow our recap blog below to get the most important insights from Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Europe 2024 


Shorter supply chains for resilient production


Mercedes-Benz and Stellantis are streamlining EV production with localised supply chain to boost efficiency, lower costs, and achieve sustainability goals


BMW to localise battery supply in Thailand for forthcoming EV


BMW is investing in a second battery manufacturing facility in Thailand to supply EV production at its Rayong assembly plant

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BMW chooses G&P for inbound parts services at Debrecen plant


G&P will provide BMW with  inspection, rectification and technical services on inbound parts being delivered into its new EV plant in Hungary

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BMW chooses Raúl Gamboa to lead production control and logistics in Mexico


Raúl Gamboa has replaced Siegfried Jung as head of production control, production system and logistics at BMW Group’s plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico

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