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  • tompippingskold_Finnlines
    News

    Tom Pippingsköld widens remit at Finnlines

    2021-05-11T14:30:00Z

    Tom Pippingsköld (pictured) has taken up the newly created position of vice-president and deputy CEO at Finnlines, which provides short-sea ro-ro services in Europe. Pippingsköld retains his role as chief financial officer (CFO) at the company, a role he has held since 2013. 

  • SEAT Effibot AMR robot
    News

    Seat adds logistics cobots at Martorell

    2021-05-10T14:35:00Z

    Spanish carmaker Seat has started using two autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) at its plant in Martorell for the picking of parts from its onsite storage warehouses.

  • Zwickau_press_shop
    News

    VW cuts transport emissions by expanding Zwickau press shop

    2021-05-10T08:14:00Z

    Volkswagen’s electric vehicle (EV) assembly plant in Zwickau, Germany, has taken another step into sustainable manufacturing by investing €74m ($95m) to expand its press shop.

  • Volvo_outbound_train
    News

    Stronger partnerships will drive a more sustainable car sector

    2021-05-04T11:52:00Z

    Overcoming the disruptions caused to the automotive industry over the last 12 months by the Covid pandemic has revealed the importance of long-term partnerships between OEMs, and their parts and logistics suppliers. What is more, at this year’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Europe conference, carmakers talked about how important those long-term partnerships are going to be if the industry is to clean up its act and become more sustainable.

  • Toyota rescue
    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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    News

    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

  • VW_autonomous_truck_trial
    News

    Mastering complexity and getting sustainable at VW

    2021-04-26T15:25:00Z

    Logistics at the Volkswagen Group is a complex business. There are currently 12 brands in the VW Group and every day 8,500 suppliers send parts into 70 assembly plants worldwide, from where finished vehicles are delivered to 150 markets. According to Matthias Braun, head of digitalization and concept development at VW Group Logistics, the company is looking at the latest technology to manage that complexity and do it sustainably.

  • Sustainability as a KPI with ZF, Scania and IPL Macro
    Article

    Watch: Why sustainability will be a major KPI in logistics

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    Manufacturers including Scania and ZF are already starting to factor emissions reduction and sustainability goals into logistics decisions and purchasing, leaading to changes in transport and returnable packaging operations.

  • Revolution at VW Group Logistics Matthias Braun
    Article

    Watch: The (r)evolution at Volkswagen Group’s logistics

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    Electrification, digital tools and sustainability goals are transforming Volkswagen Group Logistics processes across the carmaker’s global footprint. Matthias Braun outlines how the group is adapting its systems and relationships.

  • Pack to the future think tank DS Smith and ORBIS
    Article

    Think Tank: Pack to the future

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    Experts from packaging suppliers DS Smith and ORBIS share new ideas, innovations and new opportunities in automotive packaging and container management that will play key roles in supply chain sustainability and eliminating cost in the European supply chain.

  • Digital drivers for FVL with ICL and Fracht
    Article

    Watch: Digital drivers for Europe’s finished vehicle logistics

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    OEMs and carriers are turning to more digital tools to optimise vehicle logistics networks, improve visibility and reduce empty miles, but the industry can still work together to fill in gaps.

  • Dealing with continuous disruption in Finished Vehicle Logistics
    Article

    Watch: Dealing with continuous disruption in finished vehicle logistics

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    Christopher Godfrey of Volvo Cars and Ruud Vossebeld of INFORM discuss how the pandemic, remote working and digitalisation are changing vehicle logistics, requiring ever more focus on people.

  • Supply chain innovation with INEOS Automotive and GEFCO
    Article

    Watch: Spinning the wheel of supply chain innovation

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    Leaders from INEOS Automotive and GEFCO see AI and real-time visibility as game changes for logistics, but point out that innovation is not just about implementing new systems or digitalising processes, but also adapting working culture and working with the right partners. 

  • Transforming supply chains with Toyota_Leon van der Merve
    Article

    Watch: Transforming the European supply chain the Toyota way

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    Toyota Motor Europe’s VP of supply chain, Leon van der Merve, explains how the carmaker plans to reduce logistics emissions and how he wants to modernise just-in-time to be even leaner wherever possible.

  • Partnerships to supply chain change with Volvo and Toyota
    Article

    Watch: Partnerships the only path for real logistics change at Toyota and Volvo Cars

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    Volvo’s head of supply chain management Martin Corner and Hans Cremers, Toyota Motor Europe’s leader for logistics purchasing, want to achieve sustainability targets and support digital supply chains – and agree that long-term partners will be paramount

  • Intelligent insights Europes electric vehicle battery hub
    Article

    Watch: Europe goes giga on the battery supply chain

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    Europe has lagged Asia in the race to produce lithium-ion batteries, but automotive and battery players are investing heavily to scale up production. A new forecast by Automotive from Ultima Media reveals the opportunities.

  • Building Europe’s battery supply base
    Article

    Watch: Building a viable and sustainable European battery supply base

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    The huge demand for lithium-ion batteries is requiring massive investments and new supply sources across Europe, and experts from BMW Group, EV battery startup Britishvolt and packaging supplier ORBIS Europe reveal the supply chain opportunities and changes ahead.

  • Container shipping disruption_drewry
    Article

    Watch: A permanent change in container shipping for automotive

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    Capacity, lead time and cost issues in container shipping have disrupted automotive shippers, and long-term structural changes in the sector will lead to new supplier relationships, according to Drewry.

  • Semiconductor shortage_GlobalFoundries, SEMI, IHS Markit
    Article

    Watch: How today’s chip shortage could help the automotive supply chain flourish in the long run

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    The semiconductor crisis has caused millions of units in lost production but is also pointing the way towards a more fruitful relationship between OEMs, tier-1 suppliers, foundries and chip producers globally, especially as more electronics are added to future vehicles.

  • Europe culture change_Volkswagen and CSR Europe
    Article

    Watch: European supply chain needs change in skills and culture to remain global automotive powerhouse

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    The European automotive industry has faced a year of crises, but if it invests in the right digital tools, adapts sustainable processes and an agile working culture, it can achieve long-term sustainability targets and recovery, according to experts from Volkswagen and CSR Europe.