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Watch: How Daimler digitalised its damage claims process for vehicle logistics

2020-09-28T17:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

In a case study presentation at Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live, Dr Monica Schmickler explains Mercedes-Benz’s new global quality management system, Q.DOME, and how the carmaker is gaining more visibility and data over vehicle transport damage in its global distribution network.

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Watch: Keeping the metal moving in Europe

2020-09-28T17:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

As the European vehicle logistics sector faces huge challenges and changes, senior logistics leaders from Daimler, Volvo Cars and Hyundai Glovis discuss capacity requirements, digitalisation and requirements from their logistics partners during a panel at Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live.

ALSC Live Overview

Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live Overview

2020-09-15T05:37:00+01:00

The first Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live virtual conference is here, with more than 70 speakers and 30 sessions. Read this overview for insight into the key topics and theme, including electric vehicle and battery supply chains, sustainable supply chains, digital transformation and supply chain resilience. Featuring interviews and keynotes from leading carmakers, tier suppliers, logistics providers and supply chain and trade experts. 

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The medium is the message

2020-09-09T11:22:00+01:00By Joanne Perry

Over the last two years leading players in the European automotive industry have been collaborating on a standard for digital messaging that covers outbound logistics processes from the factory to the dealership. The project has involved almost 30 other organisations, including carmakers, logistics providers, software companies, shortsea car carrier lines and terminal operators 

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Daimler automates inbound communications at Wörth plant

2020-09-07T10:55:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Trucks carrying inbound parts to the Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle plant in Wörth, Germany are now sending out automated arrival announcements thanks to a new IT system set up by parent company Daimler and software development partners Inform and Fleetboard Logistics.

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Mercedes-Benz celebrates 30 years at Germersheim with high-tech warehouse

2020-08-04T10:38:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Mercedes-Benz has invested €100m ($84m) in a new warehousing complex at its global spare parts logistics centre in Germersheim, Germany, which handles aftermarket parts for Mercedes-Benz, smart and Fuso vehicles…

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INEOS in discussions with Daimler to produce Grenadier in Hambach

2020-07-27T13:01:00+01:00By Victoria Johns

British start-up INEOS Automotive may be making its new 4x4 vehicle in France instead of South Wales after German OEM Daimler announced it wanted to sell its Hambach factory in France. Head of supply chain management at INEOS, Marko Weisshaar (pictured), spoke about the possibility of a French connection during last week’s Livestream Hour

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ASB Logistics speeds up vehicle processing with help from Inform

2020-06-22T13:33:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Vehicle logistics provider ASB Logistics is using a new IT system from German software expert Inform to provide carmakers with a more flexible and faster processing service for the distribution of their vehicles, and the provision of value-added services such as repair and modification…

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CFR Rinkens launches first China-Germany blocktrain for Dongfeng

2020-05-18T10:35:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Freight forwarder CFR Rinkens has made its first westbound rail shipment of containerised vehicles between China and Germany..

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Preparing for the next phase of the Covid-19 crisis: European vehicle forecast and logistics changes

2020-04-17T11:58:00+01:00By ECG Business Intelligence

Download this report for monthly forecast of European vehicle registration and production, and an analysis of the manufacturing, supply chain and logistics changes required as OEMs begin restarting assembly plants. This report is the latest from ECG Business Intelligence, a collaboration between the Association of European Vehicle Logistics and Automotive from Ultima Media

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Brazil’s automotive industry paralysed in the second half of March

2020-04-15T10:57:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Robust growth in Brazil’s automotive market for the first two weeks of March has been sharply undermined by the collapse of the industry in the second two weeks because of coronavirus, according to National Association of Automobile Manufacturers (Anfavea)…

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Calling stop on automotive supply chains: how long can companies survive the Covid-19 crisis?

2020-03-20T13:48:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

With the coronavirus pandemic causing a level of automotive plant shutdowns not seen since the second world war, suppliers and logistics providers will face failures without direct support from government, and close collaboration with OEMs and industry.

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Buchner to step down as Mercedes-Benz Trucks chief

2020-03-17T14:58:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Stefan Buchner (pictured) is to end his management board membership at Daimler Truck and role as the head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks on September 30…

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Daimler appoints Schäfer as new COO

2020-02-26T10:29:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Markus Schäfer is to take on the newly created role of chief operating officer (COO) at the Daimler group from 1 April…

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Procurement a priority in Mercedes’ sustainability plan

2020-02-04T15:28:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Mercedes-Benz Cars has launched a pilot project to improve transparency on how much CO2 is emitted in the transport of source materials, starting with recycled cobalt. It will extend the company’s existing use of blockchain technology by tracking climate-relevant gases and other material along battery cell manufacturers’ supply chains

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Daimler India to focus on customised applications for new CVs

2020-02-04T15:24:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Systems for improved fleet management will play an increasingly important role in the BharatBenz trucks and buses built by Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV)…

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Lagermax deploys latest Actros in car-carrying fleet

2020-01-23T13:54:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Austrian finished vehicle carrier, Lagermax, has deployed the first new Mercedes-Benz Actros truck for the transport of passenger cars. Transport equipment provider Kässbohrer supplied and fitted the vehicle-carrying trailer. It is the first instance of the new Actros being used as a finished vehicle carrier 

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German domestic car market expands, but exports and output fall

2020-01-14T10:25:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Registrations for new passenger cars in Germany last year grew by 5% year-on-year to 3.607m vehicles…

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Damage control: How technology can assist vehicle inspection

2019-12-19T10:36:00+00:00By Victoria Johns

With approximately 80m new cars being produced globally each year, the automotive industry has a big job to do when it comes to checking the condition of finished vehicles, something that has long relied on human labour…

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Daimler Trucks North America inaugurates tenth PDC

2019-11-26T09:52:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has formally opened its tenth parts distribution centre in Arizona

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