Features – Page 7

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    Article

    Iran’s automotive industry left to rust

    2019-07-17T13:14:00Z

    US-led sanctions have devastated Iran’s automotive industry, disrupting its supply of components and causing production to fall. Automotive Logistics assesses the damage

  • Digital supply chain
    Article

    Data and the digitisation of the supply chain

    2019-07-16T15:17:00Z

    The automotive industry is being transformed by new vehicle technology, but operational processes are also undergoing profound changes driven by unprecedented levels of data

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    News

    Wood you believe it? Materials handling with a difference

    2019-07-16T13:55:00Z

    A new company based in Chemnitz is seeking to overturn conventional wisdom when it comes to material handling equipment – by using wood as a construction material 

  • AL Global Munich
    News

    Tariffs, trade and technology: A new era for European automotive industry

    2019-07-10T11:34:00Z

    The European logistics sector is undergoing unprecedented change. Britain’s exit from the EU and the red tape of regulation are among its biggest challenges, delegates heard at the Automotive Logistics Global Munich conference last week.

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    Article

    Running out of juice – will demand for battery materials outstrip supply?

    2019-07-09T10:47:00Z

    As OEMs accelerate their EV programmes, there is growing concern that demand for battery materials will outstrip supply. Gavin du Venage considers the risks

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    Article

    North American ports go in search of the promised land

    2019-07-08T14:56:00Z

    US east coast ports have been grabbing land to handle increased volumes while some on the west coast deal with dramatic volume fluctuations. In Mexico, meanwhile, private investment is helping to deal with congestion. Marcus Williams reports on the performance of North American vehicle handling ports in 2018

  • Blockchain
    Interview

    Blockchain: Potential unlocked?

    2019-07-04T11:30:00Z

    Vehicle-makers, tier supplies and logistics providers are progressing with ‘digital ledger’ technology that provides greater visibility and control over complex supply chains

  • VR, Seat
    Article

    Logistics 4.0: how smart technologies are lifting logistics to another level

    2019-07-04T11:12:00Z

    After a period of exploration, OEMs, tier suppliers and logistics providers are getting serious about making their operations smarter and more connected – Logistics 4.0 is here

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    Article

    Stronger ties: Growth of a new Silk Road

    2019-07-03T14:49:00Z

    Increased investment in rail services across Eurasia is contributing to rising volumes of automotive shipments via this mode – not only components but finished vehicles as well

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    Article

    Nissan North America: On track to cut container pool shrinkage

    2019-06-25T15:20:00Z

    Container pool shrinkage is an issue that has a costly impact on OEMs and tier suppliers across the automotive industry. At various points in the extended supply chains which support today’s vehicle manufacturing operations, containers go missing, are misused or are even stolen to be resold and used elsewhere

  • Vessel insight1
    Article

    Autonomy ahoy: Shipping industry moves toward crewless vessels

    2019-06-10T13:46:00Z

    Autonomous vehicles have been attracting a lot of attention as the automotive industry pushes towards future mobility. But what is the potential for autonomous ships?

  • Electric vehicles such as this Nissan Leaf in Johannesburg are a rare sight on South African roads
    Article

    South Africa's dream of an EV supply base

    2019-06-03T16:35:00Z

    Despite negligible EV sales at home, South Africa is looking to become an exporter of their components and is putting an incentives scheme into place. But can it succeed?

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    Article

    All mixed up: the impact of the SUV trend on European car carriers

    2019-06-03T14:23:00Z

    Volumes of finished vehicles may have recovered from the recession, but users and manufacturers of car transporters are now having to handle a very different array of vehicles, including larger and heavier models – with implications for capacity utilisation

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    Article

    Why all eyes are on Israel for AI

    2019-05-17T15:59:00Z

    In the race to perfect autonomous driving, Israel has proven to be a hotspot of technological innovation – driven, in part, by its military expertise and surveillance tools

  • Hochzeit_Magna_5erBMW_
    Article

    Delivering a smarter factory

    2019-05-14T14:23:00Z

    Magna Steyr’s vehicle assembly plant in the Austrian city of Graz is not a typical automotive factory; the site, which in 2018 brought its cumulative total production tally to 3.5m vehicles, produces vehicles under contract for OEMs such as Daimler, BMW and Jaguar Land Rover. Efficiency is important in any ...

  • Automatisierte Lieferdrohne von ZF / Automated Delivery Drone from ZF
    Article

    Flight club: Why more logistics operations are signing up to drone technology

    2019-05-03T11:06:00Z

    Impressive advancements have been made in drone technology over the last few years and many believe that drones will play a key role in the logistics of the future, for internal business functions as well as deliveries to consumers. In fact, NASA estimates that there will be 7m drones in ...

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    Article

    Challenging times for US car carriers

    2019-05-02T12:28:00Z

    Despite some recent legislative wins on permissible overhangs, rig length and adaptable trailers, the US car-carrier sector continues to face a number of operational challenges, including a capacity squeeze, more demanding customers and downward price pressure

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    Article

    Working together to drive out disruption

    2019-05-01T16:02:00Z

    In the context of testing trade relations and new technology in supply chains, finished vehicle logistics providers need to work out how to position themselves for the future, delegates heard at April’s FVL North America conference in Huntington Beach, California

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    Article

    Toyota North America: Breaking down supply chain barriers

    2019-04-30T15:18:00Z

    Toyota is realigning its production and service parts organisation by integrating its inbound and aftermarket supply chain departments into a new division called PDAD. Group vice-president of the new division, Alok Vaish, explains the thinking behind it

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    Article

    A transformation for China's automotive landscape

    2019-04-29T18:45:00Z

    Carmakers, logistics providers and tier suppliers joined the heads of China’s leading trade associations in Shanghai this year to assess the sweeping changes taking place in the country’s automotive market. As regulators seek to support business during the slowdown, trade upheaval continues but so does the growth in digitalisation and ...