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The new ‘never normal’ needs a revolution in supply chain at Renault Group

2021-09-23T06:00:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Supply chain disruptions, sustainability and digitalisation are changing how Renault manages its supply chain. Global supply chain VP Jean-François Salles explains its developing strategy in this four-part special.   


Greater visibility is a wonderful and challenging thing

2021-10-12T10:40:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

At last week’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Global Live conference, leading carmakers discussed how crisis management has realigned the logistics and supply chain function within their organisations, and put it front and centre


Communication and creativity are crucial to withstand supply chain turbulence

2021-10-11T16:04:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

In the face of turbulent times for the automotive supply chain logistics providers recognise that sitting down and talking is every bit as important as the digital technology needed to get creative with the solutions


Data quality and collaboration key to sustainable future

2021-10-11T14:18:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Carmakers and their supplier partners are collaborating more closly through a number of initiatives designed to make the future of automotive production and logistics more sustainable

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Insights Guide: Brand Protection for Digital-First Enterprises

2021-10-06T09:33:00+01:00By Digimarc

Download this free guide to discover 3 key digital watermarking methods that offer an indispensable defensive strategy against auto industry counterfeiting


Germany signs up to e-CMR digital consignment note protocol

2021-10-04T09:06:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Germany has signed up to the e-CMR protocol, which is designed to digitalise consignment notices needed for the international transport of goods and make the process more efficient, while at the same time saving hundreds of tonnes of paper a year.

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Watch: Moving better through the border, together

2021-09-28T00:45:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Agustin Sustaita, MD of Transportes Logisticos Especializados and D-Troy Logistics partner, discusses door-to-door solutions that can reduce lead times and cost at the US-Mexico border.

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Every part you make, every car you take, we’ll be tracking you

2021-09-23T06:02:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Renault is revamping IT systems in supply chain, moving to real-time tracking and integrating industrial data with, supporting AI solutions and the rollout of mobility services, according to Jean-François Salles

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Strengthening S&OP to make sense of supply chain chaos

2021-09-23T06:01:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Sales and operations planning is becoming the lynchpin in Renault Group’s ability to make short and long-term decisions across its operations and supply chain.


Unikie and Valmet trial autonomous parking system at Finnish plant

2021-09-21T10:51:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Valmet Automotive is trialling an automated parking technology for finished vehicles provided by tech firm Unikie at its contract assembly plant in Uusikaupunki, Finland


Cazoo doubles vehicle logistics capability in UK with SHM buyout

2021-09-21T08:05:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Online used car retailer Cazoo has bought SMH Fleet Solutions, one of the UK’s leading vehicle preparation, logistics and storage businesses, for £70m ($51m)

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CH Robinson appoints van Blokland head of global products

2021-09-15T11:33:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Frederik Beelaerts van Blokland has moved from Panalpina to take up a new role at CH Robinson 


Ford to end car production in India after decade of loss

2021-09-14T09:53:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Ford is ending vehicle production in India for domestic sales and exports because of ongoing losses and weaker demand for new vehicles, though engine production will continue for the Ranger in export markets


Clarity drives focus in the battery supply chain

2021-09-06T15:00:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

The increasing demand from the automotive industry for lithium battery materials could be the next big disruption unless OEMs adopt better risk and contingency analysis says Rekha Menon-Varma, co-founder and managing partner at Vertaeon


Gartner lays out how OEMs can navigate the global chip shortage

2021-09-06T13:31:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Carmakers need to get better connected with the semiconductor manufacturers supplying them if they are to avoid the sort of disruption they are currently experiencing, including through investment in joint production


DHL Supply Chain supports monthly mobility with outbound services

2021-08-26T15:33:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

DHL Supply Chain has identified a competitive advantage in providing complementary outbound logistics services as car users turn to monthly subscriptions


CNW Courier NetWork expands network with London office

2021-08-26T10:03:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Time-critical logistics provider CNW Courier NetWork has opened a new office in London, UK to help customers with post-pandemic and post-Brexit challenges

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VW Group brings North American facilities into digital production strategy

2021-08-23T12:22:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

In the latest stage of its global digitalisation of production processes, Volkswagen is connecting plants in Chattanooga in the US, and Puebla and Silao, in Mexico


FVL North America returns to California in November!

2021-08-17T09:52:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Finished Vehicle Logistics North America  will be returning to California for a three-day event held in November focused on what needs to be done to mitigate supply chain disruption and ensure future success in outbound logistics

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XPO spinoff GXO could see big gains in warehouse automation

2021-08-03T11:48:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

GXO Logistics has debuted on the New York Stock Exchange, with around 5% of the contract logistics market in North America and Europe. It has its eyes set on warehouse automation growth, with automotive as a potential growth area.