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Jean-Francois Salles, Renault

Watch: How Renault is regaining control in the ‘supply chain of chaos’

2022-05-12T20:10:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Jean-François Salles explains how Renault Group is digitalising its supply chain and partnering more closely with its suppliers to navitage a supply chain of chaos and reduce emissions

Michelle Carter, IAC

Watch: Supply chain resilience – failure not an option

2022-05-12T20:10:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Supply chain experts from tier-1 suplier IAC, Kuehne+Nagel and time:matters talk about how logistics stakeholders should work together to ensure more predictive and responsive supply chains

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Watch: Finished vehicle logistics ­– carrying the weight of the recovery

2022-05-12T20:10:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Watch how Toyota Motor Europe’s head of vehicle logistics is taking new approaches to outbound, while digital and data expert RPM and ICL explore ways to overcome inventory and capacity challenges

Matthias Braun, VW battery

Watch: Charging up battery logistics at Volkswagen

2022-05-12T20:10:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Volkswagen Group is building its own gigafactories in Europe, and Matthias Braun is helping to define the logistics. Hear how the OEM and logistics providers like Maersk and Orbis are redefining standards and processes.

Leon van der Merwe, Toyota

Watch: Just-in-time for a new era – can supply chains become more resilient and still stay lean?

2022-05-12T20:10:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Toyota’s Leon van der Merwe makes it clear that lean and just-in-time principles are as relevant for the OEM today as ever. But hear why aspects of the approach are changing.

Sean Bricknell Volvo, Dieter Braun Audi, Christopher Ludwig

Watch: Why supply chain management is a competitive advantage at Audi and Volvo

2022-05-12T20:10:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Audi’s Dieter Braun and Volvo Car’s Sean Bricknell debate they strategic role that supply chain and logistics can play in the long-term business success of the automotive industry.

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Carmakers call for transparency in chip supply

2022-05-09T17:04:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

The automotive industry in Europe is currently plagued by a shortage of semiconductors at a time when supply out of Asia is compromised. Speakers at ALSC Europe said localisation and transparency are needed

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Speed and standards are key to the automotive future

2022-05-09T15:54:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Top executives at Audi and Volvo used last week’s ALSC Europe conference to discuss how logistics planning was now a faster-paced business in need of greater standardisation.

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Renault takes a rational approach to logistics network redesign

2022-05-03T12:58:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

At ALSC Europe Renault Group’s Jean-François Salles, global vice-president of supply chain, outlined the current pressures facing the auto industry and the innovative supply chain strategy the company was taking to emerge stronger


BLG upbeat on performance despite automotive losses

2022-05-02T12:12:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

BLG Logistics reports losses in its Automobile division because of continued problems in the automotive industry but earnings are positive and BLG is investing in sustainability and IT


Delivering emissions cuts in the face of disruption

2022-04-26T10:53:00+01:00By Malcolm Ramsay

Logistics providers including DSV, Inform, Kuehne+Nagel and Maersk are making sustainability a side-effect of supply chain optimisation


Wolfspeed opens Mohawk Valley semiconductor fab in US

2022-04-26T10:17:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Carmakers in North America, including GM and Lucid Motors, stand to benefit from the opening this week of Wolfspeed’s new silicon carbide fab in New York state 


Ford looks for more sustainability through Catena-X and RSCI initiatives

2022-04-25T16:35:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Ford is looking to improve the sustainablity of its supply chain and drive in more efficiency in dealing with disruption in its membership of both Catena-X Automotive network and he Responsible Supply Chain Initiative 


Bosch invests in capacity to tackle semiconductor shortage

2022-04-25T15:36:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Tier one supplier Bosch is investing in semiconductor manufacturing to help make up the shortfall in supply to the automotive industry


BMW Brilliance extends Dadong plant and integrates logistics

2022-04-20T10:51:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) has completed the extension of its Dadong plant in Shenyang, taking its footprint to 91 hectares. The upgraded facility now includes an integrated logistics and assembly hall with two production lines as well as greater rail access for more sustainable logistics


A carbon-neutral network for Volvo

2022-04-12T10:16:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Volvo Cars is making good on its commitments at COP26 to cut carbon from its supply chain operations as well as the vehicles it is making, including through an internal pricing mechanism


Wallenius Wilhelmsen invests in blockchain provider Vinturas

2022-04-11T11:33:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Wallenius Wilhelmsen has invested in Vinturas, which provides blockchain-enabled digital network tools to enhance visibility and security in the finished vehicle supply chain

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No more rough estimates

2022-04-04T07:53:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Toyota Motor North America is rolling out a new system called Project ETA, designed to more accurately trace the movement of its vehicles. Kevin Austin, vice-president of demand and supply management at the carmaker, explains how it works


Optimising capacity with accurate ETAs


Managing vehicle inventory requires close coordination between OEMs and multiple LSPs to prevent overcapacity. ICL says advanced ETAs can improve the process and better optimise capacity

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AL FVL Spring 2022 Digital Edition - Sailing towards a more sustainable supply chain

2022-03-29T10:08:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

The spring digital edition of Automotive Logistics and Finished Vehicle Logistics magazine is out now. It features interviews with Toyota and Volvo, as well as an overview of activity at the European vehicle handling ports