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Digital clouds on the horizon for finished vehicle logistics

2023-03-28T13:10:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Speakers from Volvo Cars, Inform and ECG debated the lack of transport capacity on road, rail and ocean at this year’s ALSC Europe conference and talked about how digital tools could make the most efficient use of existing equipment


Renault and Bosch reap the benefits of digital investments

2023-03-28T09:47:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

At this year’s ALSC Europe conference, supply chain and logistics leaders from Renault and Bosch outlined the digital platforms they were using to make the inbound delivery of parts more efficient


Interview: Jean-Christophe Deville, Head of Production and Logistics, Toyota | ALSC Europe 2023

2023-03-24T10:28:00+00:00By Richard Logan

Toyota’s Jean-Christophe Deville discusses prioritising supply chain planning with the customer view, providing LSPs in Europe with confidence to invest and dealing with the bumps in the long road to sustainable logistics. 


Interview: Step-by-step to a better supply chain at Plastic Omnium

2023-03-24T10:20:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Plastic Omnium’s Étienne Jacob wants to improve communication between OEM and tier one supply chain teams – one of several practical steps for suppliers to improve efficiency, sustainability and digitalisation. 


Interview: Renault's journey to the supply chain metaverse

2023-03-24T10:18:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Jean-François Salles reveals how Renault is advancing predictive management of logistics and supporting employees to take faster decisions across locations – while looking ahead to a true ‘metaverse’ for supply chain

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Interview: How Jaguar Land Rover manufacturing learnt to be flexible

2023-03-24T10:16:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Paulina Chmielarz reveals how Jaguar Land Rover’s production team has worked with supply chain teams to increase planning flexibility, and the great potential of its overhaul of manufacturing and logistics systems 


Interview: Audi’s Dieter Braun on leading a long-term sustainable supply chain strategy

2023-03-24T10:05:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Head of supply chain Dieter Braun says the key to reducing logistics emissions is committment to Audi and the Volkswagen Group’s long-term strategy – as well as focusing on total emission calculations in transport and purchasing decisions


Interview: Changing trade, technology and mindsets across BMW’s supply chain

2023-03-24T09:54:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

BMW’s Dr Michael Nikolaides talks about how the OEM is adapting its supply chain to respond to geopolitical changes and new requirements, from vehicle logistics capacity to sustainable trucking


The end-to-end in sight at Volvo Cars


Kerstin Enochsson, head of procurement and supply chain at Volvo Cars, explains the advantages of combining procurement and supply chain logistics for greater clarity in the flow of materials 


Tata Technologies to help improve supply chain agility at JLR

2023-03-20T18:01:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Jaguar Land Rover stands to benefit from a cloud-based ERP system provided by Tata Technologies that promises to make its supply chain and logistics more transparent and agile


Getting the teams up to speed at Toyota

2023-03-20T09:52:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Toyota is boosting the principle of kaizen, or incremental improvement, by using Microsoft technology in both manufacturing and its value-added outbound logistics services

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Riverwood Capital invests $25m in Cognosos

2023-03-14T12:42:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Tracking technology expert Cognosos will be able to support its next growth phase with the latest $25m investment, this time from private equity firm Riverwood Capital 

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Building a blueprint for battery logistics at PowerCo

2023-03-07T15:09:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Matthias Braun, head of logistics at PowerCo explains his wider vision to achieve Logistics 5.0 in the battery supply chain supporting VW Group’s electric vehicle future

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Michael Nikolaides on why logistics is a strategic advantage at BMW

2023-02-22T15:54:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

The carmaker’s top supply chain executive explains how logistics is driving production and product strategy, influencing localisation and helping BMW to be greener


BMW’s lean, green and digital difference

2023-02-22T15:54:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

For BMW’s head of production and supply chain network, Michael Nikolaides, one of the main results of recent disruption has been the growth in influence of the logistics function across the company

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Grupo Antolin automates logistics at Aragusa components plant

2023-02-21T10:31:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Grupo Antolin is using AMRs and cobots supplied by Omron to move interior components around its Aragusa plant in Spain, making operations safer and more efficient

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CIMC to build automated parking facility at Lianyungang port

2023-02-14T12:11:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

CIMC IoT is developing a five-storey automated parking garage at Lianyungang port, aimed at increasing storage capacity and throughput for vehicle exports

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Rockwell appoints Bob Buttermore to supply chain lead role

2023-02-07T09:04:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Industrial automation technology provider Rockwell Automation has appointed Bob Buttermore to lead its Integrated Supply Chain organisation


Cofinity-X platform aims to improve supply chain transparency

2023-02-02T12:18:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

The establishment of the Cofinity-X data exchange platform comes at a time when the auto industry is looking for more supply chain transparency to avoid disruption and improve sustainability 


Justin Newell takes over as CEO of Inform North America

2023-01-13T11:23:00+00:00By Hazel Southwell

Newell will continue in his role as chief operating officer as well as taking on CEO duties in the region, while Adrian Weller will remain an advisor.