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Renault forecasts bigger production losses for 2021

2021-10-26T12:39:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

In its latest results Renault estimates that its vehicle production shortfall thanks to parts shortages for 2021 will reach around 500,000 units, above the 200,000 it previously forecast for the year. However, the company is making efforts to meet is projected operating margin.

Microchip chip semiconductor

Auto industry looks for clearer picture of complex chip shortage

2021-10-26T07:47:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Greater integration of the semiconductor supply chain is needed to prevent the sort of disruption seen since the Covid pandemic, as delegates heard at the recent ALSC Global Live debate


GM extends shutdown to deal with batteries and Bolt recalls

2021-10-19T11:41:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

GM has extended the temporary closure of its Orion plant in Michigan while it deals with battery supply issues for Chevy Bolt EV and works on recall repairs

ALSC Session 9

Smarter parts mean risk and opportunity for supply chain

2021-10-19T11:34:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Delegates at this year’s ALSC Global Live conference in Detroit talked about how increasingly complex vehicle parts had implications for supply chain and logistics planning

Christopher Ludwig, opening Automotive Logistics and supply chain global live

Welcome to Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Global Live 2021 in Detroit!

2021-10-18T06:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Semiconductor shortages, spiking container shipping rates, the ‘everything shortage’ – it’s a challenging time in the automotive supply chain, and that made it the perfect time for the industry to reunite for the Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Global Live in Detroit. 

Kelly Bysouth, IAC chief supply chain officer

Talking strategic planning with Kelly Bysouth, IAC’s chief supply chain officer

2021-10-18T06:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

The global tier one supplier’s top supply chain and procurement executive talks about the importance of joining up data across the network and organisation, maintaining free cash flow in inventory considerations and why she wouldn’t take the job unless she was chief supply chain officer and not only procurement.

John Andrew Carmichael (Maersk), Marcus Bennett (Quick), Ryan Etherton (American Axle), Christopher Ludwig (Automotive Logistics)

Navigating continuous disruption across global supply chains

2021-10-18T06:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Experts from North American tier supplier American Axle, premium freight supplier Quick and container shipping and logistics giant Maersk talk about how to reduce risk, including network redesigns, modal shifts, data management and advanced planning.

Brandon Mason (Eaton), Richard Logan (Automotive Logistics)

Global automotive outlook: A rocky road, but better times are ahead

2021-10-18T06:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Top analyst Brandon Mason explains the depth of the semiconductor shortage and its impacts on vehicle production and sales, but also looks ahead to a fast-changing automotive and supply chain landscape across North America.

Michael Andersen (Maersk), Matt Pohlman (First Brands), Maxim Serov (Benteler), Christopher Ludwig (Automotive Logistics)

Holding back the tiers: The automotive supplier perspective

2021-10-18T06:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Automotive supplier Benteler, diversified aftermarket distributor First Brands Group together with Maersk outline strategies specific to mitigating risk for automotive tier suppliers.

Chris Styles (Nissan), Christopher Ludwig (Automotive Logistics)

Rethinking the semiconductor supply chain

2021-10-18T06:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Executives from Nissan North America, electronics supplier Johnson Electric and semiconductor association SEMI Americas discuss the longer-term strategies required to make the automotive semiconductor supply chain more stable and secure.

Christopher ludwig on the sideline ALSC Global 2

On the sidelines ALSC Global Day 1 in review: logistics data, mitigating shortages and managing the chip crisis

2021-10-18T06:00:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Christopher Ludwig recounts highlights of the first day of Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Global Live, picking out highlights and learnings from OEM, tier supplier and logistics providers at the event.

Colin Dhillon (APMA), Eva Ames (DSV), Edwin Huang (SEA Electric), Neemish Ladwa (Automotive Logistics)

Charge the new era of automotive supply chains

2021-10-18T06:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Executives from Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) of Canada, SEA Electric and DSV discuss how electrification and digitalisation are changing supply chain requirements, including new partnerships, innovations and technologies to future proof growth and ensure efficiency.

Andrea Budzynski (GM), Kannan Ramachandran (aThingz), Nithin Sethi (Visteon Corporation)

Recoding the supply chain

2021-10-18T06:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Hear executives from General Motors, aThingz and Visteon Corporation discuss how AI, predictive analytics, real-time tracking and other tools are accelerating digital transformation of automotive supply chains.

Augustin Sustaita (TLE Mexico), Adam Pieniazek (Magna), Philippe Grinstein (CNW), Christopher Ludwig (Automotive Logistics)

Crossing continents and back again – mitigating global logistics and cross-border bottlenecks

2021-10-18T06:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Learn how Magna Powertrain, CNW Courier Network, D-Troy and TLE are collaborating and adapting to overcome international logistics and supply chain challenges, with technology, partnership and localisation strategies.

Christopher ludwig sidelines ALSC Global 3

On the sidelines ALSC Global end of conference wrap up: this is only the beginning

2021-10-18T06:00:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Christopher Ludwig recounts highlights of the first day of Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Global Live, picking out highlights and learnings from OEM, tier supplier and logistics providers at the event.


Communication and creativity are crucial to withstand supply chain turbulence

2021-10-11T16:04:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

In the face of turbulent times for the automotive supply chain logistics providers recognise that sitting down and talking is every bit as important as the digital technology needed to get creative with the solutions


North American tier ones tackle a troublesome year

2021-10-07T12:59:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

 At this week’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Global Live conference, tier one suppliers discussed the disruption in a year worse than Covid-stricken 2020 and what they were doing to cope with it


Wolfspeed ahead for GM’s Ultium Drive supply

2021-10-04T14:14:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

GM has signed supplier agreement with US electronic subcomponents supplier Wolfspeed (formerly Cree) to secure the supply of silicon carbide devices that the carmaker said will enable it to install more efficient propulsion systems for its electric vehicles (EVs).

Ford Blue Oval City battery plant

Ford to build battery and assembly plants in Kentucky and Tennessee for massive acceleration of EV output

2021-09-28T12:12:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Together with South Korean battery maker SK Innovation (SKI), Ford is investing $11.4 billion on new plants, which aim to significantly increase regional battery supply and production capacity.


Mercedes joins Stellantis and Total to expand European battery cell capacity

2021-09-28T11:02:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Mercedes-Benz has joined Stellantis and Total in taking shares in Automotive Cells Company, with plans to expand battery cell supply chains in Europe, as part of a strategy to increase and diversify supply.

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