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Blueprints for the rebound at North America’s vehicle ports

2022-08-10T15:03:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

North America’s main vehicle-handling ports are preparing for a return in volumes as production stabilises and have built in more sustainable ways to process them

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Montway launches digital platform to track vehicle deliveries

2022-08-09T11:55:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Montway Auto Transport is offering a digital platform for carriers and shippers to more accurately trace vehicle movements and improve delivery efficiency

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Linde adopts autonomous logistics technology from idealworks

2022-08-09T11:20:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

BMW subsidiary idealworks is supplying Linde Material Handling with its iw.hub autonomous mobile robot along with its Anyfleet central cloud platform

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Building vehicle supply chains fit for a digital world

2022-08-09T10:24:00+01:00By Ben Waller

The organisation of finished vehicle delivery is at a crossroads and carmakers are grasping the challenge to replace legacy systems with a more robust and agile outbound supply chain

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A sustainable supply chain inbound and out at BMW

2022-08-02T13:00:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig, Marcus Williams

BMW’s Maike Rotmann and Wolfgang Rudorfer explain the strategies being put in place as part of the company’s Green Transport Logistics project for emission-free logistics

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Register: Finished Vehicle Logistics survey results – what’s next for global outbound logistics?

2022-07-26T10:57:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Join this livestream to discuss results from the latest vehicle logistics survey with experts at RPM and Automotive Logistics. September 9th at 9.30 EST/15.30 CEST.

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Oliver Blume to replace Diess as CEO of Volkswagen Group

2022-07-25T13:14:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Oliver Blume, a former head of production and logistics at Porsche, will take over from Herbert Diess as chief executive of VW Group from the beginning of September this year as the carmakers transforms its manufacturing and supply chain for electrification. 

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AL FVL summer 2022 digital edition – Boxing clever in the wake of chaos

2022-07-19T11:12:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

The latest edition of ALFVL magazine is out now and features interviews with top executives at BMW and SAIC VW as well as insights into North American vehicle ports, Europe-China rail and greater collaboration between the automotive and semiconductor sectors

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Bosch to invest €3 billion to increase semiconductor supply

2022-07-18T12:06:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

The EU and German government will part-fund expansion of semiconductor manufacturing which the bloc has identified as an area of strategic importance.

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China’s Nio to expand battery swap network, including overseas

2022-07-13T09:30:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Chinese EV maker Nio is boosting its lithium battery swap network over the next three years and will have almost 4,000 stations by the end of 2025, including in overseas markets

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Hödlmayr adopts Syncrotess yard management system from Inform

2022-07-05T08:00:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Austrian finished vehicle carrier Hödlmayr International has started using Inform’s yard management system to manage a total of 500,000 vehicle moves annually across Europe 

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Stefan Krug returns to Brose to oversee plant and logistics operations

2022-07-04T15:03:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Tier one systems supplier Brose has appointed Stefan Krug as executive vice-president of operations, overseeing plant operations, factory planning, production technology, quality control and logistics

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Nissan opts for Agillence TMS to manage parts logistics

2022-07-04T07:38:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Nissan North America is now using software from Agillence to manage its inbound and aftersales parts logistics, which promises to reduce planning cycle times and help find cost-savings

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Digital technology is transforming the delivery of vehicles

2022-06-28T10:29:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Digital technology providers including DeGould, Seoul Robotics and Sphere are offering OEMs a range of automated technologies designed to make the delivery of finished vehicles more efficient

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Jumping the chip queue

2022-06-24T13:04:00+01:00By Stuart Todd

There needs to be greater coordination between the automotive and electronics industries to avoid future shortages in supply, say experts from Bolloré, DB Schenker, DHL and Kuehne + Nagel, along with analysts of the semiconductor sector.

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BMW introduces cloud-based autonomous logistics at Landshut

2022-06-21T10:35:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Following trials with the Technical University of Munich, BMW is rolling out its Robot in the Cloud project to manage autonomous logistics at the Landshut component plant in Germany

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Watch: Better visibility drives continuous improving in Toyota’s vehicle logistics

2022-06-20T21:26:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Manny Bansi, responsible for vehicle logistics in North America, explains why the carmaker is putting so much focus on ETA and how it is impacting operations in transport and vehicle processing.

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Watch: Welcome to a new world of finished vehicle logistics

2022-06-20T21:25:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Christopher Ludwig kicks off Finished Vehicle Logistics North America 2022, where the industry came together to address improving ETA accuracy, managing built-to-order vehicles, ensuring capacity and managing cost rises.

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Watch: Vehicle logistics is driving production decisions at Nissan North America

2022-06-20T21:25:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Nissan supply chain VP Chris Styles reveals how pipeline ordering has changed outbound processes in North America, and why improving vehicle delivery will determine manufacturing and product decisions.

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Watch FVL highlights: ETA, capacity, driver shortages and collaboration

2022-06-20T21:25:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Christopher Ludwig summarises key takeaways from FVL North America, where vehicle ETA, capacity and costs were major concerns, but so were finding practical ways to work together.