Features – Page 14

  • Noatum_logo
    Article

    Noatum sets up automotive division to integrate Spanish port operations

    2017-12-06T11:54:15Z

    Noatum Maritime has consolidated its position in Spain’s finished vehicle and ro-ro market with the integration of its vehicle handling businesses at the ports of Barcelona, Sagunto, Málaga and Santander with those in Pasajes and Tarragona. The company has now formed a new division called Noatum Maritime Automotive that will ...

  • Volvo Daqing train
    Article

    The building blocks of demand

    2017-12-04T14:57:26Z

    China and Europe are far apart, not just in terms of distance, but also culturally, economically and politically. Yet they occupy the same Eurasian land mass and trade between the two regions has been growing strongly. That includes automotive freight, with parts and vehicles moving in greater numbers in both ...

  • Manheim Southern California - Sale Day - Lane
    Article

    No more second-hand innovation

    2017-11-24T16:57:15Z

    The conservation of time and the acceleration of goods in the supply chain have long been valued by OEMs and their partners in bringing new cars from production to market. Those principles are increasingly being brought to bear in the used car market, too, with tighter logistics chains and greater ...

  • Antwerp Euro Terminal - Port of Antwerp
    Article

    Moving with market currents

    2017-11-24T11:06:03Z

    Growing sales prompt rising shipmentsThe first half of 2017 has seen a partial recovery in deep-sea shipments of new light vehicles. Management consultancy Maritime Strategies International (MSI) estimates that global shipments will be up around 3% during the first half of 2017, compared to the same period in 2016.According to ...

  • Women Holding award web
    Article

    New awards celebrate excellence and innovation in automotive supply chains

    2017-11-17T15:31:38Z

    The Automotive Logistics Group, which publishes the highly respected Automotive Logistics magazine as well as organising a series of global logistics conferences, has today announced the launch of an exciting new awards scheme for the automotive supply chain management sector.The Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe 2018 will recognise and reward ...

  • SEAT_Telefonica_01_HQ
    Article

    Seat looks to digital supply chain and connected cars with Telefónica deal

    2017-11-15T12:04:31Z

    Spanish telecommunications provider Telefónica is to become an IT supplier to carmaker Seat, following an agreement signed in the first week of November designed to develop connected car technology, as well as digitalise the supply chain and manufacturing process.Among the aims of the agreement is the application of 5G connectivity ...

  • IMG_0015
    Article

    Summit report: Indian industry must turn reforms into progress

    2017-11-14T18:49:30Z

    Discussions at this year’s Automotive Logistics India Summit in Chennai may have sounded remarkably familiar to those who attended the very first conference a decade earlier: infrastructure deficits, underdeveloped connections, a lack of rail transport options, a fragmented logistics market, a highly bureaucratic and unproductive customs regime, and the proliferation ...

  • Andy Moses Penske Logistics
    Article

    IT implementation: Touching the cutting edge

    2017-11-10T14:45:00Z

    Twenty years ago, parts of today’s automotive supply chain would have seemed like science fiction – plants keeping just a few hours’ worth of highly traceable inventory, unmanned drones being used to monitor site activity, glasses with computer chips in them, self-driving vehicles, and management systems that predict the future, ...

  • Liferay Project website - File: 092616GR34
    Article

    BMW tracking: Prevention is better than a cure

    2017-11-10T11:14:00Z

    Few manufacturing operations have expanded as much over the past two decades as BMW’s Plant Spartanburg in Greer, South Carolina. After producing 411,000 X-series SUV models in 2016, it is now the carmaker’s largest global facility by assembly volume, and is headed towards its maximum capacity of 450,000 units per year, including the launch this year of the new X3.

  • barcode
    Article

    Mines of information

    2017-11-09T17:08:00Z

    Having invested over the past 20 years in data acquisition technology, the automotive industry is now casting around for ways to make sense of that data.

  • Port of Brunswick, Colonel's Island Ro/Ro
    Article

    Brunswick increases vehicle handling capacity by 50% in a year

    2017-11-08T11:36:08Z

    Brunswick port, in the US state of Georgia, has reported an increase in its vehicle handling capacity at the Colonel’s Island terminal of 50% during the last 12 months.According to the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), the ro-ro terminal has expanded storage from 60,000 spaces in 2016 to 90,000 spaces today, ...

  • 0R3A6723-1
    Article

    One box still does not fit all

    2017-11-07T15:23:00Z

    A look at automotive packaging developments over the past 20 years

  • Opening_Sunet_container ship
    Article

    The twilight of global trade?

    2017-11-06T14:16:00Z

    Globalisation and free trade may be reversing towards regional supply chains for a mix of policy and economic reasons

  • Achim Glass
    Article

    Plugged in for progress

    2017-10-31T16:11:00Z

    Evolution of CCS charging technology for e-cars towards 350 kW" width="500" height="500">The last two decades have seen the emergence of the alternative propulsion vehicle market from almost nothing. According to PwC Autofacts data, sales in 1997 across all hybrid and electric vehicles numbered about 6,000 vehicles. This year, the ...

  • VTW011 copy
    Article

    Service parts part 4: Skills and service providers

    2017-10-27T14:50:00Z

    Have you changed your outsourcing strategy for service parts operations? As with other parts of the automotive supply chain, outsourcing strategies tend to vary by OEM, region and operation. Transport services, of course, remain outsourced, although some carmakers – such as Toyota on the west coast of the US or ...

  • Toyota NAPCC-Ontario, Ca.
    Article

    Service parts part 3: Aftermarket operations and network

    2017-10-27T14:50:00Z

    20 years of change in automotive service parts logistics

  • anu_c_goel_6320
    Article

    Service parts part 2: Next-generation service

    2017-10-27T14:49:00Z

    Executives we spoke to… BMW GroupWolfgang Baumann, vice-president of parts logistics management, has been with the company since 1985 and spent most of his career in sales planning and commercial operations in Germany, before moving into his current role in service parts logistics in 2010. While he claims ...

  • LAPDC TQPE
    Article

    Service parts part 1: Moving fast towards the customer

    2017-10-27T14:48:00Z

    Twenty years of automotive service parts logistics

  • ECG_main_opening_pic
    Article

    Digital revolutions in political turmoil

    2017-10-25T15:14:09Z

    Whether it has been politics, the economy, ‘Dieselgate’, collapsing German rail tunnels or adverse weather, the European transport sector has its fair share to deal with this year – at a time which also appears to mark the end to a recent cyclical high in new vehicle registrations, at least ...

  • The Volvo Cars manufacturing plant in Daqing, China
    Article

    Production & logistics part 4: Logistics organisations and skills

    2017-10-25T09:45:00Z

    How has your company’s supply chain and logistics management organisation changed over the past 20 years?