Technology service providers
Digital clouds on the horizon for finished vehicle logistics
Speakers from Volvo Cars, Inform and ECG debated the lack of transport capacity on road, rail and ocean at this year’s ALSC Europe conference and talked about how digital tools could make the most efficient use of existing equipment
Freyr Battery to launch test production in Norway
Freyr Battery will hold an event on March 28 to inaugurate test production at its Customer Qualification Plant in Mo i Rana, Norway ahead of full production in 2024 at the GigaArtic battery plant
Getting the teams up to speed at Toyota
Toyota is boosting the principle of kaizen, or incremental improvement, by using Microsoft technology in both manufacturing and its value-added outbound logistics services
Mercedes-Benz breaks ground on battery recycling plant in Kuppenheim
Mercedes-Benz has celebrated the start of work on a lithium battery recycling plant in Germany that will recover 96% of materials, helping to produce 50,000 battery modules a year
Riverwood Capital invests $25m in Cognosos
Tracking technology expert Cognosos will be able to support its next growth phase with the latest $25m investment, this time from private equity firm Riverwood Capital
Grupo Antolin automates logistics at Aragusa components plant
Grupo Antolin is using AMRs and cobots supplied by Omron to move interior components around its Aragusa plant in Spain, making operations safer and more efficient
Bridgestone tightens its grip on Europe
Bridgestone is supporting tyre distribution in the European region from a new facility in Poznan, Poland, which is being operated by ETA logistika
Justin Newell takes over as CEO of Inform North America
Newell will continue in his role as chief operating officer as well as taking on CEO duties in the region, while Adrian Weller will remain an advisor.
Vinfast begins global EV exports supported by Inform
Logistics software specialist Inform is providing transport and yard management software to Vietnamese EV maker Vinfast as it begins global exports
Future proofing Mexico’s logistics network
Francisco Bravo Gómez, Senior Director Supply Chain at Audi Mexico demonstrates digital transformation at the OEM and is joined by experts at Cargobase, RXO and Cognosos to discuss the logistics network.
The future of sustainable logistics in Mexico
Professor Mostafa Hajiaghaei-Keshteli from Tecnológico de Monterrey provides insight into how industries across the country, including the automotive sector, are currently managing sustainable logistics targets, and the technology and processes they can use to develop smart, sustainable logistics.
Keeping the flow in Mexico – ensuring supply chain continuity
Ivan Davila from Nissan discusses the carmaker’s ambitions in efficiency and systems in Mexico, and is joined on a panel by American Axle Manufacturing, Ascent and Wallenius Wilhelmsen to discuss managing logistics bottlenecks and mitigating disruptions.
Mind over machine: why the human factor is crucial to digitalisation
Speakers at his week’s ALSC Mexico conference said that considering the human factor was essential before investing in expensive digital systems
Renault keeps an eye on the road ahead
Renault Group is working with Shippeo to build greater transparency into the carmaker’s supply chain and avoid the sort of disruption to the inbound parts supply that has become the norm over the last two years
Mercedes to use Microsoft data platform to streamline supply chain
The MO360 Data Platform will connect Mercedes’ plants worldwide to better predict supply chain demands and solve logistics bottlenecks quickly
Watch: Renault’s Digital Supply Chain Transformation
Watch how Renault is streamlining global logistics with real-time visibility with Shippeo, and learn more about how the automotive industry can create more predictive, automated supply chains.
BMW-led Hycet consortium will develop hydrogen combustion trucks
With funding from the German government and in partnership with Volvo and DHL, BMW will lead on developing hydrogen combustion trucks
Together in electric dreams: lessons for EV supply chain collaboration
Electrification requires links between OEMs, logistics providers and energy giants, said Nissan, Ryder and Cirba at Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Global.
Bonus: Logistics start-up pitches
Hear from logistics start-ups in blockchain and packaging as they pitch their business plans with the chance of becoming the next automotive logistics unicorn…
Collaborating from the start to design automotive logistics networks and processes
Logistics executives from Toyota North America, Benteler, Carter Logistics and Agillence explore the strategic considerations for logistics from early in product development cycles.