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AL FVL Summer 2021 Digital Edition – Gearing up the supply chain for sustainable growth

2021-07-23T16:23:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

The summer digital edition of Automotive Logistics and Finished Vehicle Logistics magazine is out now features interviews with Ford and VW, as well as an overview of activity at the North American vehicle handling ports

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Toyota chooses network optimisation tool from Agillence

2021-07-22T15:39:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Toyota has started using a software tool from optimisation expert Agillence to plan and manage its inbound and service parts logistics networks

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Back in Detroit for Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Global

2021-07-20T15:06:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

The Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Global conference will be back in its old home of Detroit this fall, giving a new impetus to this year’s theme Accelerating Stronger Together. 

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Lotus Cars contracts DHL to handle inbound logistics in UK

2021-07-20T13:26:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

From next month DHL Supply Chain will start providing Lotus Cars with warehousing and transport operations as part of a new five-year contract that will support production of the new Emira sportscar

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Second phase of work on Jaguar Land Rover’s logistics centre underway

2021-07-20T10:18:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Jaguar Land Rover is installing automated technology from Dematic at its new logistics operations centre in the UK, which promises to bring greater efficiencies to its just-in-time inbound logistics 

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GlobalFoundries to double semiconductor capacity in US

2021-07-20T09:07:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

GlobalFoundries is doubling semiconductor production in the US with the expansion of its existing Fab 8 facility in Malta (NY) and the building of a new fab plant alongside it

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Gefco opts for Blue Yonder cloud technology

2021-07-12T13:24:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Gefco is continuing its strategy to digitalise supply chain services with the adoption of warehouse and transport management software provided by Blue Yonder

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Tramosa using robots for vehicle yard management

2021-07-12T11:50:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Tramosa is using autonomous robots provided by Stanley Robotics for the movement and parking of vehicles at its vehicle compound in Creutzwald, France.

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ICL Systems: Making a visible difference in European finished vehicle logistics

2021-07-06T13:33:00+01:00

ICL Systems, a finished vehicle supply chain software and logistics solution provider, has now brought its 30 years of expertise in the North American automotive market to Europe, kicking off with ICL Services Germany.

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DP World buys logistics specialist Syncreon

2021-07-06T11:45:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Container terminal giant DP World has bought third-party logistics provider Syncreon in a deal valued at $1.2 billion. The transaction is expected to be complete by the second half of this year.

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BMW chooses ICL Systems for business and IT support

2021-07-06T10:45:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Using BMW’s existing technology, ICL Systems will manage adjustments to vehicle routes, handling of special transport and maintenance of master data

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BlueJay supports Volvo’s outbound logistics as it transforms sales model

2021-07-06T09:23:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Volvo Cars will sell its range of battery electric and hybrid vehicles exclusively online by 2025 and has extended its contract with BlueJay Solutions to provide outbound transport management software

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Dealing in low inventory: why dealers need maximum pipeline visibility

2021-06-30T17:20:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Brion Stapp explains how his Toyota dealership is adapting through Covid and supply chain disruption, and why vehicle logistics visibility will be so important to changing customer expectations and online sales strategies. 

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Carbon reduction emerges as an important KPI for vehicle logistics

2021-06-30T17:20:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

As OEMs like Volkswagen Group pursue ambitious emission reduction targets, vehicle logistics managers and logistics providers must balance lower emissions with other KPIs including lead time and cost. 

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Now is the time to invest in sustainable port infrastructure

2021-06-30T17:20:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Ports are the gateway to supply chain recovery and growth for the North American automotive industry, and officials from the US Maritime Administration, Kuehne + Nagel and the American Association of Port Authorities see opportunity to strong returns on investment in capacity, transport links and digitalisation.

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OEMs accelerate use of existing digital tools to manage vehicle logistics disruption

2021-06-30T17:20:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Nissan vehicle logistics manager Ryan Purman explains how the OEM is changing paradigms for vehicle logistics in the US, and Inform’s Dan Gosson points to opportunities in telematics and artificial intelligence.

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US used vehicle demand brings innovation and opportunity to vehicle logistics

2021-06-30T17:20:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Strong demand for used vehicles, low inventory and rising prices are putting more importance on innovative vehicle logistics and distribution, with remarketing and auction retailers looking to carriers for solutions. Experts from Manheim Logistics, Glovis and ACERTUS share insights on succeeding in a hot market.

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Can North American vehicle logistics ports get past Industry 3.0?

2021-06-30T17:20:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

There are growing capacity demands on ports but many OEMs, processors and logistics carriers depend on manual processes. Volkswagen’s Michael D’Angelo doesn’t think it needs to be that way.

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Getting North American rail back on track for vehicle logistics

2021-06-30T17:20:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

North American rail is critical to lead time and sustainability objectives for vehicle logistics, but the sector is in need of further investment for flexibility, electrification and network management.

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How Renault and Horizon Auto Logistics made lead and cost savings in the Mexican logistics network

2021-06-30T17:20:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Alfredo Riquelme from Renault explains how the OEM worked with Horizon to join up data across vehicle distribution and helped improve performance and increase market share in Mexico.