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GM launches CarBravo for second-hand market

2022-01-18T09:31:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

GM will introduce the used car sales business this spring, enabling customers to buy a wider range of cars either online or at dealerships and have them delivered to their homes

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Reflections on AI, collaborations and sustainability in the automotive supply chain

2022-01-17T16:01:00+00:00By Ruud Vossebeld

Optimisation algorithms and cross-enterprise cooperation could be key in coming to grips with sustainability and cost efficiency says software developer INFORM

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A shift in priorities for the supply chain

2022-01-11T09:39:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

Ongoing disruption in the automotive supply chain has triggered a focus on supply chain visibility and robustness as the means to secure healthy global networks

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Jaguar Land Rover expands business with Unipart Logistics

2022-01-10T17:16:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Jaguar Land Rover has signed a second logistics contract with Unipart, this time for the provision of back office customer services for its retail network in the US and Canada

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BMW signs second contract with ICL for outbound in Canada

2022-01-10T17:08:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

BMW in Canada has contracted ICL Systems to manage the track and trace, invoice auditing and freight claims management for the delivery of its finished vehicles to the sales network.

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Gefco testing Stan autonomous robots for vehicle storage operations

2022-01-05T12:21:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

The logistics provider is using the AI-empowered robots to move vehicles around its vehicle distribution compound at Nanteuil-le-Haudouin, France.

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BMW using autonomous parking system from Seoul Robotics

2022-01-05T10:11:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

The German carmaker is using the lidar-based technology supplied by Seoul Robotics to move finished vehicles from the factory floor to the point of pick-up for onward distribution

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A visible improvement at Nissan

2022-01-05T09:14:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Nissan North America is putting in place more strategic supply chain processes backed up by the latest technology to provide better visibility and predictive analysis in the delivery of its vehicles

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AL FVL Winter 2021 digital edition – Vision80: a new line of sight for Lotus Cars

2021-12-17T11:39:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

The winter edition of Automotive and Finished Vehicle Logistics magazine is out now, featuring an in-depth focus on the fast-paced transformation at Lotus Cars. Michael Dickinson, executive director of supply at the high-end sportscar maker, explains how integrating supply chain functions and scaling operations will put Lotus on the map.

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Gefco buys UK-based vehicle services provider XPAuto

2021-12-17T10:08:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

The French logistics provider has bought XPAuto and will integrate its digital platforms to enable smart scheduling and asset management capability alongside a range of customer facing applications

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Start-up pace, high-end experience at Lotus

2021-12-16T16:40:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig, Marcus Williams

Lotus Cars is charging ahead on its transformation into a globally recognised sportscar maker. Michael Dickinson, executive director of supply, explains how integrating supply chain functions and scaling operations will put the company on the map

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Acertus appoints Eric Hanson as lead data scientist

2021-12-13T13:02:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Finished vehicle services provider Acertus has appointed Dr Eric Hanson as its lead data scientist, tasked with developing predictive and prescriptive analytics to improve the  services the company provides 

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BMW signs chip supply deals with Inova and Global Foundries

2021-12-13T10:45:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

The OEM is building resilience into its supply chain thorough closer vertical integration for the supply of semiconductors to support its ambient lighting in the BMW iX

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Partnering to prepare for the coming outbound crisis – in conversation with Nissan’s Steve Jernigan

2021-11-29T17:30:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Nissan North America’s Steve Jernigan thinks the focus of supply chain constraints will soon shift from inbound to finished vehicle logistics, and encourages stakeholders in industry to work together during the opening session of Finished Vehicle Logistics North America 2021

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Outsmarting the capacity crunch

2021-11-29T17:30:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

There is no single solution to the challenges facing North American vehicle logistics, but watch what Mercedes-Benz USA’s Rory Hepner is doing to manage the crisis with vehicle logistics providers, along with insights from top vehicle logistics brokers Acertus and outbound specialists RPM

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Delivering on net carbon zero in vehicle logistics

2021-11-29T17:30:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Reducing emissions in finished vehicle logistics is increasingly an imperative, and stakeholders need to take ownership. Learn how technology and equipment providers are offering new solutions, and hear about innovations and targets at the Port of Los Angeles

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The end-to-end supply chain visibility is nigh

2021-11-29T17:30:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Repent, the spreadsheet apocalypse is here! Watch how Nissan, Jack Cooper and Draiver are aiming to digitalise more vehicle logistics processes and improve visibility for the supply chain and vehicle logistics

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Why vehicle dealers and customers want real-time visibility of distribution pipelines

2021-11-29T17:30:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

With vehicle inventories low, and more customers buying vehicles to order or with longer waiting times, the urgency for visibility in the pipeline is now critical for dealerships such as those for Chevrolet – and their end customers. And increasingly, the technology to achieve this tracking exists. This session features learnings from GM, FreightVerify, Glovis America and Black Widow

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FVL Family Feud – a game that challenges new ideas and innovations

2021-11-29T17:30:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Tune in for this fun, interactive game involving industry innovators from Volkswagen, Nissan and Glovis, along with plenty of audience participation. ’Survey says…’ the industry is ready to change and try new things.

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A true North American railroad: what the Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern merger means for vehicle logistics

2021-11-29T17:30:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

KCS president Patrick Ottensmeyer joins vehicle logistics veteran Dennis Manns in conversation on how the upcoming merger with CP will improve capacity and border flows for vehicle logistics, and how the rail company is mitigating the supply chain crisis, including through investments south of the border