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    Yamaha sets up autonomous vehicle JV with Tier IV in Japan

    2020-04-01T09:32:00Z

     Yamaha Motor has started trials using autonomous vehicles to move parts to assembly lines at its Hamakita production plant in Hamamatsu…

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    6 questions in 60 seconds…with Amy Paulsen

    2020-04-01T08:29:00Z

    Amy Paulsen joined electric vehicle start-up Rivian in May 2018, after previous tenures at Tesla and Byton. Her role there encompasses global logistics operations, trade compliance and development of transportation and trade IT architecture. Amy, who has studied maritime and international law as well as business administration in the US, Austria and Denmark, is an expert in logistics operations and sourcing,..

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    BMW to expand blockchain applications for parts purchasing

    2020-03-31T10:41:00Z

    BMW has announced it will expand the use of blockchain technology for the purchasing of components this year. Blockchain creates a distributed electronic ledger that allows parties involved in often complex supply chains to view, share and update critical documents such as bills of lading, invoices, terms and agreements relating to a particular shipment or transaction…

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    Listen: Presentation by Karl-Friedrich Koch, BMW Mexico

    2020-03-27T20:34:00Z

    Since 2015, Karl-Friedrich Koch, vice-president, production control, BMW Mexico, has played a fundamental role in the OEM’s project to develop its first Mexican car factory. At the Automotive Logistics Mexico 2020 conference, he provided delegates with an insight into the launch and ramp-up process, which kicked off in 2019. ...

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    Car dealers turn to online sales and servicing

    2020-03-25T10:10:00Z

    Vehicle sales around the world are being badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with end-users either prevented from visiting dealerships by closure or quarantine, or at best fearful of doing so. However, servicing vehicles remains a priority and carmakers and their affiliated dealers are embracing digital technology to ensure aftermarket services…

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    VW employs AR to improve lineside logistics at Chattanooga

    2020-03-17T16:03:00Z

    Engineers at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga factory are using specially developed augmented reality (AR) goggles to help spot potential problems with new production lines they are designing for the next set of vehicles at the Tennessee plant…

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    Exclusive report: Inside BMW’s new Mexican plant at San Luis Potosí

    2020-03-07T17:27:00Z

    Automotive Logistics hears from Karl Friedrich Koch, vice-president, production control, BMW Mexico, about the vehicle-maker’s new plant in the country – which has a logistics operation that leads the way in terms of Internet of Things tracking technology 

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    Watch: Susanne Lehmann outlines VW’s goals for stable production in Mexico

    2020-03-06T16:58:00Z

    Susanne Lehmann, Volkswagen’s senior director of production for North America, is in charge of pulling production and supply chain together in the region, including in areas such as programme planning, production steering, design for manufacturing and digitalisation. VW is already seeing results in productivity and supplier management but, as she ...

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    6 questions in 60 seconds…with Missy Pearlman

    2020-03-02T09:44:00Z

    Missy Pearlman, group manager, vehicle transportation operations, Toyota Motor North America, talks singing, respect and working in an open environment

  • Karl-Friedrich Koch talks to Chris Ludwig at AL Mexico
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    Watch: BMW prepares its logistics network for global export from Mexico

    2020-02-27T13:09:00Z

    Karl-Friedrich Koch, vice-president of production control, logistics at BMW Group Mexico talks to Christopher Ludwig about the ramp up in production at the carmaker’s plant in San Luis Potosí

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    abatUS to support OEMs and LSPs in South Carolina

    2020-02-25T15:21:00Z

    IT systems service provider, abatUS, is investing $10m to set up operations in Greenville, South Carolina to support the local automotive industry…

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    BMW Dingolfing developing industry 4.0 technology for logistics

    2020-02-24T11:34:00Z

    BMW Group and three partner companies from the Bavarian region of Germany are expanding the use of industry 4.0 innovations in production logistics at the OEM’s Dingolfing plant. The move comes as part of a three-year research project supported by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy.

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    BMW increases automation at Mexico plant

    2020-02-18T16:30:00Z

    BMW has introduced automated storage and buffer systems at its new car-making plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, for more efficient, demand-based production…

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    Audi exploring paperless possibilities with smart logistics

    2020-02-18T10:00:00Z

    Logistics workers at Audi car assembly plant in Győr, Hungary are trialling digital shelf labelling…

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    Hirotec deploys AVs to handle Mazda parts in Hiroshima

    2020-02-12T10:47:00Z

    Tier one parts supplier Hirotec has started using autonomous vehicles (AVs) provided by Otto Motors at its manufacturing plant in Hiroshima. The vehicles are delivering Mazda door panels to welding cells at the facility…

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    Auto Transport Service to use Inform for vehicle imports

    2020-02-11T15:05:00Z

    Norwegian finished vehicle logistics provider, Auto Transport Service (ATS), is now using an IT system from German logistics software export Inform for compound and transport management at its two vehicle logistics facilities at the port of Drammen…

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    Seat claims AGV first with Slam

    2020-02-10T16:13:00Z

    Spanish carmaker Seat says it is the first industrial manufacturer in Europe to use automated guided vehicles (AGVs) with the Slam navigation system outdoors…

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    Omron devises new way of moving heavy items lineside

    2020-02-05T11:00:00Z

    Robot producer Omron Automation Americas has brought out a new machine to move bulky and heavy objects such as transmission blocks and automotive seats around vehicle assembly plants…

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    Automotive suppliers buying and spinning their way into high tech segments

    2020-02-04T18:37:00Z

    As BorgWarner’s acquisition of Delphi Technologies shows, tier one automotive suppliers are turning to acquisitions and restructuring their business to focus on advanced technology, helping to protect margins, avoid commodification and transition to electrified powertrains