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Battery makers settle legal dispute over supply to US

2021-04-12T14:22:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation are settling their legal dispute relating to EV battery supply in the US and South Korea.

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Bo Andersson steps down from lead roles at Yazaki

2021-04-12T08:11:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

In a surprise development, Bo Andersson (pictured) has stepped down from his leadership roles at Yazaki in North America and Europe. As of the beginning of April, Ryosuke Yazaki has taken over the roles of president and CEO of North America, which Andersson previously held. Meanwhile, Hans Lemmens has been appointed president and CEO of Yazaki Europe.

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AL FVL Spring 2021 Digital Edition – Coping strategies for a global crisis

2021-04-08T08:13:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

The spring digital edition of Automotive Logistics and Finished Vehicle Logistics is out now, featuring comprehensive overviews of the main vehicle ports in continental Europe and the UK, as well as the maritime transport sector. Plus, we look at the latest packaging initiative supporting VW’s lithium-ion battery deliveries to VW Zwickau, Vijay Ratnaparkhe’s IT revolution at Bosch and talk to carmakers about supply chain lessons ten years on from the Fukushima earthquake disaster

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Semiconductor shortage hits Volvo Truck manufacturing

2021-04-06T08:11:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Volvo Group has said the ongoing shortage of semiconductors to the automotive industry will cause it to halt production at its truck manufacturing operations in the second quarter of this year. 

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Chips will require changes to the just-in-time model

2021-03-29T06:46:00+01:00By Fabian Pertschy

The bottlenecks for semiconductors have caused delays for many car manufacturers, highlighting how supply chains in the tech industry are not always easily compatible with those in automotive. Fabian Pertschy spoke to Lars Reger, chief technology officer (CTO) at semiconductor maker NXP, about the importance of components in today’s vehicles and what long-term effects the current semiconductor crisis may have

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How Bosch is connecting its business for the AIoT era

2021-03-23T11:16:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig, Ralf Bretting

Robert Bosch CIO Vijay Ratnaparkhe is continuing a revolution in the company’s corporate IT division as it takes a starring role in connecting Bosch operating units and products – expanding the possibility for data-driven services and AI across the business and supply chain. 

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SKF and Einride trial autonomous truck for cross-facility shipments

2021-03-16T11:37:00+00:00By Illya Verpraet

Bearing manufacturer SKF is trialling an autonomous electric truck to transport parts between its factory and its warehouse in Gothenburg, Sweden. The vehicle has been developed with Einride, the Swedish transport provider that specialises in electric and autonomous vehicles (AVs), and is based on its Pod concept.

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Sustainable as standard: Transforming automotive supply chains with BSI

2021-03-01T08:56:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

In this podcast, BSI’s Robert Brown and Martin Townsend discuss how Covid, digitalisation and the circular economy are reshaping processes and business models across automotive supply chains with Automotive Logistics editor-in-chief Christopher Ludwig

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Delegates to reimagine a more resilient and sustainable supply chain at ALSC Europe Live

2021-02-24T14:45:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

The lessons learned through the Covid pandemic and the acceleration in the adoption of digital tools to help solve problems now stands the sector in good stead to embrace a more sustainable future, as mobility is redefined by electric and connected priorities. At this year’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Europe Live conference, which takes place between April 20-21, discussions will focus on solving the current logistics challenges but also renewing the vitality of the European automotive sector through better informed strategies, more sustainable products, and more efficient and resilient operations.

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Ford Europe invests $1 billion in Cologne for EV production

2021-02-22T18:05:00+00:00By Illya Verpraet

After JLR, Ford has also announced that all its vehicles for sale in Europe will be pure-electric by 2030. It is investing $1 billion in its Cologne (Köln) plant to make that a reality. This move will be supported by the sharing of the VW Group’s MEB electric vehicle platform.

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The time is now to start integrating robotics into logistics operations

2021-02-16T11:14:00+00:00By Illya Verpraet

Robotics have enabled major productivity gains in manufacturing, but as the technology becomes more affordable and labour gets harder to find and more expensive, it could start to play a bigger role in logistics, too, helping workers do their jobs more safely and quickly.

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German carmakers race to secure European battery cell production

2021-02-15T12:41:00+00:00By Werner Beutnagel, Illya Verpraet

The millions of electric vehicles being produced also need millions of batteries. But where do the German manufacturers source their cells from?

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North American vehicle makers steer a course through Covid

2021-02-08T14:38:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

This year’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain North America Live conference revealed how a strong rebound in North American vehicle sales has taken the supply chain by surprise and exacerbated the misalignment in inbound supply and capacity caused by the Covid-19 shutdowns.

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USMCA: The milk in the coconut of North American trade

2021-02-08T11:55:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

The renegotiated rules on free trade in North America, known as USMCA, have been in effect six months but are coming under stricter enforcement. Trade experts from Toyota and Canada’s automotive supplier association point to risks around compliance and a lack of clarity in some rules, especially around ’alternative staging regimes’ on localisation – with the risk that some suppliers could lose significant business. 

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Watch: A surprisingly bright outlook for North American vehicle sales and production

2021-02-07T19:08:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Despite the pandemic and supply chain disruptions, IHS-Markit is forecasting a stronger-than-anticipated rebound for the North American automotive sector, however there are many headwinds, including for production and exports out of Mexico.

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Watch: The race to build a North American lithium-ion battery supply chain

2021-02-07T19:07:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Investing in regional battery supply will be critical for OEMs in North America to compete on electric vehicles, but can battery cell capacity keep up? Analyst Daniel Harrison details the evolving battery production footprint in the region.

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Watch: North America automotive suppliers must keep up with USMCA and changing trade policy

2021-02-07T19:05:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Policy experts from Toyota and Canada’s automotive supplier association unpick complex sourcing and compliance rules under USMCA, and look ahead to what the Biden administration could mean for automotive trade.

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Watch: Using digitalisation to build supply chains back better

2021-02-07T18:58:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Executives from tier one supplier Magna, 3PL DSV and automation specialist Seegrid outline how automotive manufacturers are accelerating the digitalisation of the supply chain in the wake of the Covid crisis.

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Watch: North American automotive recovery is underway, but for how long?

2021-02-07T18:54:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

The North American automotive market is on pace to return to growth this year despite slow vaccine roll-outs, however there are risks in the supply chain and the longer-term economic outlook, according to Eaton’s top automotive analyst, Brandon Mason. 

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Watch Think Tank: Starting up electric vehicle supply chains

2021-02-07T18:51:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

With new OEMs like Lucid about to launch electric vehicle production, supply chain experts from OEMs, suppliers, tech players and logistics companies discuss the investment, data and technology opportunities – and difficulties – that come with starting up new EV and battery supply chains.

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