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    AL FVL Winter 2020 Digital Edition

    2020-12-21T16:48:00Z

    The winter digital edition of Automotive Logistics is out now, featuring an overview of how automotive supply chains have adapted during the crisis, and how digitalisation will reshape logistics. Plus insight on battery supply chains, used car logistics, vehicle logistics quality systems at Daimler and much more!

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    Watch: Middle East and North Africa supply chains – the route to recovery (EP.3)

    2020-12-09T15:44:00Z

    Watch this Livestream for the latest insight on vehicle demand, production and trade across Middle East and North Africa automotive supply chains, plus insights with General Motors’ head of purchasing and supply chain for the Middle East, Sulaiman Pallak. 

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    Sustainability at the core of Scania’s strategy for the future

    2020-12-03T13:46:00Z

    Scania has a strategy-focused approach to sustainability in its inbound supply chain according to Mathias Wijkström, head of the global Scania Production System (SPS) Office. That strategy encompasses the packaging the commercial vehicle maker uses for inbound parts and is informing its management of the batteries used to power its Scania Citywide electric bus.

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    VW boosts green credentials of lithium battery supply to Zwickau

    2020-11-30T15:13:00Z

    Volkswagen is using a combination of rail and automated unloading to move batteries to its plant in Zwickau, Germany, its first plant dedicated to electric vehicle production, which is currently making the ID.3 and ID.4. The move further reduces the carbon footprint of the plant and is another step closer to its zero-emission sustainability strategy – goTOzero.

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    NYK embraces automation and increases dedicated terminals

    2020-11-30T14:48:00Z

    In the face of disruption and a drop in vehicle volumes caused by Covid-19, NYK is looking into the use of automation to reduce contact in storage yards, and remote management of cargo-handling and pre-delivery inspection (PDI) operations. At the same time it is continuing to expand its automotive-dedicated terminals globally

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    Can the UK supply chain keep up with a 2030 ban on new ICE vehicle sales?

    2020-11-20T14:31:00Z

    The UK government has announced it is bringing forward its plans to phase out the sale of new cars and vans powered by internal combustion engines. Daniel Harrison, automotive analyst at Ultima Media, examines how realistic that is and whether supply chains are ready to produce enough electric vehicles and batteries.

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    AL FVL Autumn 2020 Digital Edition

    2020-11-16T00:47:00Z

    The autumn digital edition of Automotive Logistics features in-depth insight into the adoption of digital tools to provide greater visibility in the supply chain, how new sales models will affect logistics, how the workforce has become more flexible due to the pandemic and much more.

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    A capacity crisis in container shipping

    2020-11-09T12:32:00Z

    The awakening of global manufacturing from a Covid-induced coma has coincided with the usual holiday season rush and a move away from the just-in-time delivery model to produce a nightmare peak season that’s making replenishing stock in the automotive industry a Herculean task. Illya Verpraet and Christopher Ludwig report.

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    Carmakers focus on China for electric vehicle exports to Europe

    2020-10-26T09:18:00Z

    A growing number of carmakers are looking to China for the production of electric vehicles (EVs) destined for sale in Europe, including Tesla, BMW and Renault.

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    Can Tesla shift the balance of EV battery and cell supply chains away from China?

    2020-10-12T13:12:00Z

    At Tesla’s recent Battery Day presentation, the company promised to shake up its battery supply chains by moving into cell production and even the mining of raw material, but how realistic are these targets?

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    Covid crisis has advanced digital connectivity in the automotive supply chain

    2020-09-28T10:45:00Z

    If there is one silver lining to the Covid-19 crisis, it is that carmakers and their suppliers have been forced to adopt digital tools to communicate faster and to remotely visualise together what is necessary in managing plant shutdowns and ramp-ups. Lessons have been learned in how better to establish the digital transformation of supply chain management that will push the industry forward as a whole.

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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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    Global automotive leaders convene in September

    2020-07-23T12:00:00Z

    September this year sees the launch of a three-day virtual summit bringing together leading logistics and supply chain industry experts to discuss the future of an automotive industry recovering from the Covid-19 crisis. Running between September 15-17, Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live will feature a programme of livestreams, webinars, Q&As and panel discussions in an online forum that will feature 20 hours of live broadcasts.

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    All-electric future for VW at Zwickau

    2020-07-20T11:47:00Z

    Volkswagen has made its last vehicle with an internal combustion engine at the Zwickau assembly plant in Germany and is now dedicating the plant to the assembly of electric vehicles, beginning with the ID.3. There are similar plans ahead for its plant in Emden from 2022

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    The future of Ford’s untouchable supply chain

    2020-06-29T11:25:00Z

    Ford is digitalising key aspects of its global logistics and supply chain management, including the recent insourcing of its fourth party logistics (4PL) logistics management in Asia Pacific, Africa and South America…

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    Why there needs to be a holistic approach to EV battery supply

    2020-06-22T11:44:00Z

    EVs are often portrayed as a mainstay of the fight against climate change, but when the supply of battery materials and processing of used batteries are taken into consideration, they are much less green than they look. Automotive Logistics investigates the idea of a holistic approach to EV batteries, as ...

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    How ‘self-healing’ cars could change the aftermarket

    2020-05-20T16:40:00Z

    As OEMs adopt over-the-air vehicle diagnostics and maintenance, what effect will this developing technology will have on inventory and the surrounding logistics network?

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    Automotive industry back in crisis mode, says ECG

    2020-05-18T13:36:00Z

    The automotive industry is “back in crisis mode and fighting again” now that coronavirus has disrupted a decade of growth since the financial crisis of 2009-2010, Wolfgang Göbel, president of the Association of European Finished Vehicle Logistics (ECG) told the audience at its Spring Congress last week ...

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    Russia spending billions to bolster car market

    2020-05-15T12:31:00Z

    The Russian government has said it will spend Rub20 billion ($240m) to support vehicle purchases across the country this year. The bailout package is focused on providing soft loans by state-owned banks for Russian citizens willing to purchase new vehicles by the end of 2020.