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  • VW_Zwickau_ID.4
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    VW Group reports strong Q1 but chip shortage will damage Q2

    2021-05-11T10:25:00Z

    In its first quarter results for 2021 VW Group has reported a 21.2% increase in global vehicle deliveries on the same period last year, reaching 2.4m passenger and commercial units.

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    Analysis

    How the European automotive industry aims to build back semiconductor and chip supply

    2021-05-04T10:24:00Z

    OEMs, suppliers and EU officials are considering how best to develop Europe’s semiconductor supply bases to mitigate current and future shortages, but the broad gaps at many levels – including for older, larger chips – mean there will be no magic bullet

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    Article

    Building a future for vehicle trade after Covid

    2021-04-28T09:45:00Z

    Last year was one of unprecedented challenge for the UK’s vehicle handling ports but, as Marcus Williams reports, they maintained operations, invested in infrastructure and are taking lessons forward for future trade

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    Why just-in-time will remain the way forward for Toyota

    2021-04-27T10:54:00Z

    Leon van der Merwe is leading inbound, outbound and service parts logistics for Toyota Motor Europe. At this year’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Europe Live conference he told Christopher Ludwig about the carmaker’s strategy to modernise just-in-time and make Toyota’s logistics more sustainable

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    Analysis

    The way we buy cars has changed forever

    2021-04-16T08:18:00Z

    The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated a latent online sales trend, with more than 50% of vehicles across Europe currently sold across some form of online channel, according to new research. This has solidified automakers’ roll out plans for new sales structures across the continent and beyond.

  • Radio waves
    Podcast

    Supply chain’s radio star: Positive signals for real-time visibility

    2021-04-16T08:00:00Z

    Cognosos’ Adrian Jennings talks about enhanced asset tracking, managing production surges and how automotive supply chains compare to rocket science

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    Article

    Shipping lines and OEMs invest to decarbonise shipping

    2021-04-08T10:04:00Z

    Despite being a relatively efficient way to transport cars and parts, shipping still produces a lot of pollution. Positive steps being made to clean up the process with advances in fuels and technologies, even if a true solution remains elusive.

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

    2021-04-08T08:13:00Z

    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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    Article

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

    2021-03-29T06:46:00Z

    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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    Article

    How Bosch is connecting its business for the AIoT era

    2021-03-23T11:16:00Z

    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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    Article

    A stronger supply chain since Fukushima

    2021-03-22T14:40:00Z

    In the ten years since the earthquake and tsunami hit the Japanese region of Tohoku, carmakers disrupted by the disaster have been working on mitigation strategies to better prepare and respond to the next supply chain threat. Marcus Williams talks to Mazda, Nissan and Toyota about what has been achieved over the last decade

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    News

    VW strengthens ties with Northvolt to expand battery capacity in Europe

    2021-03-16T11:19:00Z

    Volkswagen Group plans to significantly increase battery cell production capacity and reshape the EV battery supply chain in Europe, with plans to add six ‘gigafactories’ by the end of the decade – including an expansion of its partnership with Sweden’s Northvolt. 

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    Mitsubishi to sell models in Europe made by Renault from 2023

    2021-03-12T07:30:00Z

    As part of an agreement to build on joint purchasing and vehicle standardisation announced by the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi (RNM) Alliance last year, Mitsubishi Motors will begin selling two models procured from Groupe Renault in selected European markets in 2023.

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    Article

    Cédric Chacon drives integration and talent at Gefco UK

    2021-03-08T11:15:00Z

    Gefco UK appointed a new managing director at the start of this year. Despite taking the helm during a stormy period, Cédric Chacon, a Gefco veteran, has ambitious plans to get the different divisions working together more closely and culture the sort of brand loyalty amongst customers that Apple is used to. Illya Verpraet reports

  • Rob Brown., Martin Townsend
    Podcast

    Sustainable as standard: Transforming automotive supply chains with BSI

    2021-03-01T08:56:00Z

    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

    2021-02-24T14:45:00Z

    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

    2021-02-22T18:05:00Z

    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.

  • 4. Hyundai Glovis car haulers
    News

    Outsourcing is a cost-effective means to cope with change

    2021-02-18T12:35:00Z

    Picking the right supplier or logistics partner to troubleshoot supply problems previously managed in-house is proving to be very valuable, according to speakers at the recent Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain North America Live conference.

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    Watch: Welcome to the future of North American automotive supply chains

    2021-02-07T19:15:00Z

    Kicking off the on-demand content for Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain North America Live, our hosts set out the trends impacting the industry today and how they will reshape processes, service and partnerships.

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    A fitful start to the year for automotive supply in North America

    2021-01-29T14:11:00Z

    The repercussions of Covid-19 continue to disrupt the automotive supply chain in North America, not least in the disruption caused to inbound container freight and the serious shortage in the supply of semiconductors. Marcus Williams reports