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Oliver Bilstein, BMW Spartanburg

Insourcing and localising supply chains help BMW stay flexible

2023-10-03T13:06:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Insourcing and localising are some of the ways that BMW Spartanburg is staying flexible and lean while growing, according to Oliver Bilstein, vice-president of Logistics and Production Control, BMW Manufacturing.


Gestamp joins Catena-X digital supply chain platform

2023-10-03T11:38:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Spanish parts maker Gestamp is boosting its technological and environmental credentials by joining the Catena-X data-sharing platform.

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Red Sofa Interview: EVs present opportunities to consolidate a fragmented industry

2023-10-03T10:01:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Daniel Harrison, automotive analyst, Automotive Logistics talks to Christopher Ludwig, editor-in-chief about the highly fragmented North America logistics industry, capacity shortages, and opportunities to consolidate through the transition to EVs. 

Michael Schad, Toyota North America

Red Sofa Interview: Toyota invests in people and partners for North American service parts logistics

2023-10-02T20:15:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Michael Schad explains how Toyota is enhancing its service parts distribution through improved training, new technology and more delivery and pickup options across the US.

Oliver Bilstein, BMW Spartanburg

Red Sofa Interview: Material control is BMW's next frontier for AI at Plant Spartanburg

2023-10-02T20:15:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Oliver Bilstein, who leads logistics for BMW’s manufacturing in the US, points to new technology and automation to increase flexibility in production and supply chain.

Dan Pace, Honda North America

Red Sofa Interview: Honda’s dynamic logistics routing in US a breakthrough in flexibility

2023-10-02T20:15:00+01:00By Richard Logan

Dan Pace reveals how Honda has made its inbound logistics routing more agile to actual demand, and improved part-level visibility.

Anna Markett, Stellantis

Red Sofa Interview: Keeping calm in supply chain chaos – leadership lessons at Stellantis

2023-10-02T20:15:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Anna Markett shares her approach for navigating the OEM’s complex North American supply chain, notably with empathy and a thirst for learning about all facets of operations across the organisation. 

Adrian Jennings, Cognosos

Barriers to digitalisation are ‘failures of tech industry’

2023-09-14T15:19:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

The biggest barriers to further digitalisation in FVL are ‘damning’ failures of the technology industry rather than failures of the FVL sector. 


Capacity constraints continue: finished vehicle logistics survey Q2 2023

2023-09-13T15:00:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison

Download this exclusive report to discover the latest challenges facing finished vehicle logistics. Based on an extensive survey of FVL users and providers so far in 2023, the results provide clear insight into the specific issues affecting the global vehicle logistics sector. 

Lexus Plant in Georgetown, Kentucky, USA

Toyota suspends all Japan assembly plants following order system glitch

2023-08-29T12:44:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

The glitch has stopped the OEM from being able to order parts, forcing a nationwide shutdown. 

Paulina Chmielarz, JLR

Paulina Chmielarz and Frank Ludwig promoted to push JLR’s digitalisation and supply chain operations

2023-08-29T11:26:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

The OEM has bolstered its senior team to improve planning, visibility and digitalisation in the supply chain. 

Christopher Ludwig and Oliver Bilstein, BMW

‘Performing while transforming’ BMW's logistics in Spartanburg: Special series

2023-08-21T17:45:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

BMW’s largest plant is investing in digitalisation and people to prepare for electrification and manage capacity, according to VP of logistics Oliver Bilstein.


Planning BMW’s logistics in the factoryverse

2023-08-21T17:45:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Logistics planners at BMW’s Plant Spartanburg are designing layouts in the virtual world, with visibility of how changes would impact production and worker movements.

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Material mission impossible: digital control of BMW’s inbound logistics

2023-08-21T17:45:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

 BMW has enhanced material planning and control systems for its Spartanburg, South Carolina plant across JIS, JIT and global parts and material transport flows.

Autnomous truck at BMW Spartanburg

BMW rides the path of logistics automation

2023-08-21T17:45:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

BMW is expanding physical logistics at Spartanburg ahead of EV production, whilst implementing more digital and autonomous technology.  

Port of Charleston, South Carolina

From South Carolina to the world of BMW, with love

2023-08-21T17:45:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

 BMW’s parts export operations in Spartanburg are a study in managing complexity and quality in packing, and where innovation can make a big difference.


Watch: Finished Vehicle Logistics 2023 Survey Results Livestream

2023-08-21T11:27:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Watch on-demand our September 13th livestream, where we analyse the results of the recent 2023 global finished vehicle logistics survey, brought to you in partnership by Automotive Logistics and Cognosos.

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Register: Balancing Sustainability, Resilience, and Profitability in the Automotive Supply Chain

2023-08-21T11:23:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

This livestream with Mercedes-Benz explores how supply chain stakeholders can use machine learning to develop a more resilient, sustainable logistics network.


Mitsubishi Europe implements Vinturas’ private blockchain technology solution to enhance its vehicle supply chain

2023-08-14T14:06:00+01:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

In a bid to boost transparency, traceability and security across its value chain, the OEM has chosen Vinturas’ cloud-based interoperable network solution for its New Generation ASX and upcoming All-New COLT models.

2022 Subaru WRX Lmt-3

Subaru expands partnership with Kinaxis to improve forecasting

2023-08-08T13:09:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

The OEM hopes the partnership will help increase operational efficiency and optimise inventory.