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    Yazaki’s proactive, risk-averse approach to the crisis a success, says Bo Andersson

    2020-09-21T12:29:00Z

    Yazaki is taking a more strategic and coordinated approach to the automotive supply chain as it continues to stabilise production in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. Bo Andersson, Yazaki’s president of Europe and CEO and president of North America, says the company is looking for opportunities to consolidate and improve logistics planning and control, including through the use of third party logistics (3PL) providers, greater localisation, communication and inventory planning

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    Common standards to alleviate uncertain demand and distribution changes

    2020-09-16T09:08:00Z

    Standardising communications between OEMS and tier one and two suppliers offers novel possibilities to smooth out the volatile conditions that modern automotive logistics has to contend with according to Robert Cameron, chairman of Odette International, which is working with European OEMs and suppliers to create such standards

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    Collaboration is key to achieve sustainability goals

    2020-09-15T15:55:00Z

    Sharing information between companies and ensuring regulatory alignment between regions is crucial if the automotive industry wants to take real steps towards more sustainable supply chains. Panellists from logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel and CSR Europe, the European Business Network for Corporate Sustainability, came to the conclusion at this week’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live conference 

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    Now is the time to get vehicle distribution out of the stone age

    2020-09-15T14:15:00Z

    The number one strategic challenge for the automotive logistics sector right now is in matching vehicle distribution with demand through new channels of communication and different levels of service. According to Martin Corner, vice-president of global supply chain logistics at Volvo Cars, the future of the automotive sector also depends on better collaboration between carmakers and their logistics service providers (LSPs) on adapting the outbound supply chain to accommodate the growth of electric vehicles (EVs).

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    Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live Overview

    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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    Meeting increasing demand for EVs in Europe depends on better battery supply

    2020-09-07T12:39:00Z

    Carmakers are investing colossal sums of money into low and zero-emission powertrain technologies. Even before the coronavirus crisis infected the finances of most manufacturers the survival of many of them hinged upon a return on investment and a successful transition to electrification over the coming years. 

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    Covid crisis boosts digital technology in supply chain

    2020-09-01T05:27:00Z

    Despite the huge health and economic problems caused by the coronavirus, the pandemic has also had a positive impact on some of the supply chain and logistics strategies of automotive and other manufacturing companies. Experts have said greater supply chain visibility and a new sense of purpose across often fairly independent corporate divisions are just two trends that are becoming more pronounced across manufacturing companies.

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    AL FVL Summer 2020

    Collaboration between the automotive, logistics and the tech sectors is growing by the day, with the coronavirus crisis accelerating digitalisation across the supply chain. Our latest digital edition explores systems standards and tech innovations, including new communication protocols for vehicle logistics in Europe, and a range of new supply chain technology at Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, Audi México, VW Zwickau, Seat Martorell and Renault F-1. 

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    Ford secures loan to build on engine exports from UK

    2020-08-10T12:58:00Z

    Ford has received a £500m ($648m) guarantee from UK Export Finance (UKEF) to help it maintain exports of engines and transmissions from the UK. The guarantee, which was given in July, is part of a planned £625m loan facility from commercial banks using its Export Development Guarantee…

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    Dachser moves auto heavy-lift from Brazil to Mexico despite crisis

    2020-08-10T11:36:00Z

    Dachser has moved 138 tons of automotive project cargo between Brazil and Mexico using road and shortsea routes in the midst of restrictions caused by. the coronavirus. The breakbulk consignment contained a compressor machine and 14 accessory items. 

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    Pent-up demand drives European car market recovery in July

    2020-08-06T11:09:00Z

    The European car market was expected to be one of the hardest hit regions because of the shutdowns caused by the coronavirus but the UK, France and Spain actually performed better than expected in July, with positive gains on the same month in 2019. Longer-term economic hardships could jeopardise the momentum of that recovery but there are signs of long-term growth in the take up of electric vehicles

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    Latest demand forecast: Vehicle sales will drop up to 40%, with second dip expected this year

    2020-08-03T13:34:00Z

    The recovery in new vehicle sales in the wake of the coronavirus crisis will not only be varied in speed across major automotive markets, but it will also be uneven. Further pullbacks in sales are likely later in 2020 and into 2021 for many countries, according to a new report and forecast by Automotive from Ultima Media, the business intelligence arm of Automotive Logistics.

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    Increased demand post-Covid threatens driver shortage in North America

    2020-08-03T10:43:00Z

    The shortage of freight drivers in the US has been exacerbated by industrial shutdowns and curbs on movement caused by the coronavirus, a problem made more complicated by limited working hours and a rise in post-furlough absenteeism

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    Watch: Livestream Hour Season Finale | Part 2: Update from North America with Honda and Benteler

    2020-07-29T19:56:00Z

    Don’t miss the last Livestream Hour episode this season as our guests provide insight on how the coronavirus crisis is currently affecting the supply chain in North America, featuring Hector Martinez from Honda de Mexico and Maxim Serov from global tier 1 Benteler.

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    Watch: Q&A on North American vehicle ports – Livestream Hour

    2020-07-28T21:50:00Z

    Experts including Chris Connor from the American Association of Port Authorities and IT specialist Inform answer questions on North American port vehicle-handling operations, investments, digitalisation and insight on managing through the coronavirus crisis. 

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    Better communication remains key for VW Group’s global logistics post-Covid

    2020-07-27T13:09:00Z

    Good communication and operational transparency helped Volkswagen react quickly to the impact of the coronavirus on its global operations. Concurrently, collaborative support from its logistics providers has helped it restart operations, with improvements to the flow of inbound materials

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    INEOS in discussions with Daimler to produce Grenadier in Hambach

    2020-07-27T13:01:00Z

    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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    Watch: Livestream Hour Season Finale Part 1: Global logistics lessons with the Volkswagen Group

    2020-07-23T22:54:00Z

    As part of our finale for this season’s Livestream Hour, watch this exclusive interview with our special guest Matthias Braun, who leads digitalisation and concept development for group logistics at the Volkswagen Group, on how the carmaker has managed its supply chain through all phases of the coronavirus crisis so far, and lessons for the future

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    Gefco now handling vehicle deliveries in France for Ford

    2020-07-23T09:43:00Z

    Ford has chosen logistics provider Gefco to distribute new vehicles to the carmaker’s dealers in France, equal to 40,000 units annually…

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    Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 13 – Start-up OEM supply chains with INEOS Automotive

    2020-07-22T20:49:00Z

    Watch this discussion to hear key insights and ask questions to our special guest panel including INEOS Automotive’s head of supply chain management, Marko Weisshaar