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Smart tools for sustainable logistics at Hellmann

2021-06-17T13:29:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Monika Thielemann-Hald joined Hellmann Worldwide Logistics just as Covid started disrupting manufacturing for east to west. But as global head of automotive logistics she has helped steer the company through the crisis with the right mix of teamwork and smart technology

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Priority Freight secures emergency parts shipment from China to Spain

2021-05-25T09:28:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Priority Freight has transported two tons of automotive parts from suppliers in China to an unnamed OEM customer in Spain. The time-critical logistics provider had to ensure the delivery of the parts, which came from two different manufacturing sites in Tianjin, in 48 hours.

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Toyota forced to suspend production in Japan in June

2021-05-24T11:28:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Toyota has been forced to suspend production next month at two plants in Japan because of a shortage of semiconductors.

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How the European automotive industry aims to build back semiconductor and chip supply

2021-05-04T10:24:00+01:00By Namrita Chow

OEMs, suppliers and EU officials are considering how best to develop Europe’s semiconductor supply bases to mitigate current and future shortages, but the broad gaps at many levels – including for older, larger chips – mean there will be no magic bullet

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Watch: How today’s chip shortage could help the automotive supply chain flourish in the long run

2021-04-23T15:25:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

The semiconductor crisis has caused millions of units in lost production but is also pointing the way towards a more fruitful relationship between OEMs, tier-1 suppliers, foundries and chip producers globally, especially as more electronics are added to future vehicles.

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Watch: Decarbonising airfreight – A case study in sustainable air freight

2021-04-23T15:25:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Marcel Fujike of Kuehne+Nagel and Gabriël Koetsier of Neste Components discuss practical steps to reduce CO2 from logistics networks including the innovative use of sustainable aviation fuel.

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A stronger supply chain since Fukushima

2021-03-22T14:40:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

In the ten years since the earthquake and tsunami hit the Japanese region of Tohoku, carmakers disrupted by the disaster have been working on mitigation strategies to better prepare and respond to the next supply chain threat. Marcus Williams talks to Mazda, Nissan and Toyota about what has been achieved over the last decade

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Watch: Managing global supply chains in times of disruption

2021-02-07T19:01:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

As the automotive industry faces logistics capacity and semiconductor shortages in the supply chain, experts from Volkswagen Group, emergency freight provider CNW and packaging specialist CHEP discuss systems and strategies to improve resilience.

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Watch: Can OEMs design more flexible and predictive supply chains networks?

2021-02-07T18:57:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Logistics executives from Toyota North America and agricultural equipment manufacturer AGCO discuss their strategies, processes and technologies for advanced logistics and supply chain planning.

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Watch: Mexico’s supply chain is ready for electric car production

2021-02-07T18:49:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

With the Ford Mustang Mach-E, the first EV has started production in Mexico. Alex Katsouris from freight forwarder Europartners examines what needs to happen in the supply chain to make the country a powerhouse for EV production.

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Technology solutions are not a silver bullet in turbulent times

2021-02-04T14:02:00+00:00By Illya Verpraet

Panellists at this year’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain North America Live conference agreed that digital supply chain tools have been a great help in navigating urbulent times, however OEMs like Volkswagen think more fundamental gains are reached when people look beyond standard solutions.

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Toyota doesn’t let a good crisis go to waste

2021-02-03T12:50:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

The automotive supply chain in North America is once again facing disruption with containerised parts stuck in US west coast ports and semiconductors in short supply, both situations stemming from the turmoil created by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Watch: Beyond Brexit – Navigating global trade and customs (EP.5)

2021-01-13T21:00:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Watch this Livestream Hour episode to get the inside track on coping with Brexit and optimising global trade processes, with exclusive insight from customs experts at Volvo Cars and GEFCO

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France and other EU countries close border with UK putting freight flows at risk

2020-12-21T15:59:00+00:00By Illya Verpraet

A number of countries, including France, have closed their borders with the UK to passengers and accompanied freight following the discovery of a new strain of coronavirus in the UK which is suspected to be more infectious than previous types.

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GM restarts Corvette assembly after supply shortage

2020-10-19T14:58:00+01:00By Illya Verpraet

General Motors has confirmed that it restarted production of the Corvette sports car in Kentucky on Monday after a week of shutdowns that resulted from parts shortages.

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Watch: Scaling up battery and electric vehicle supply chains

2020-09-28T17:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Sales and production for electric vehicles are growing fast, as new vehicle and battery plants come on line. In this panel discussion at Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live, global experts from Volvo Cars, Gefco and Maersk share insights on the logistics challenges and advantages in building efficient and nimble EV supply chains.

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Watch: Spotlight on the Indian supply chain

2020-09-28T17:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Watch this panel discussion from Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live on key challenges from the crisis, digitalisation developments and opportunities for the automotive supply chain in India featuring logistics experts from FCA, JCB and Smart Links Technology.

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Watch: Optimising supply chain demand and capacity planning

2020-09-28T17:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Manufacturers are facing recovering but uncertain automotive demand, while limits in ocean and air freight capacity risk disruption and cost increeses. In this session at Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live, experts from Toyota North America, Adient and CNW discuss strategies for improving demand forecasting and network planning across transport modes.

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Watch: Delivering innovation at Volkswagen and Toyota’s service parts logistics

2020-09-28T17:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

As service parts demand in the US recovers, OEMs like Volkswagen Group and Toyota are carefully monitoring shortages in parts supply and inventory, while accelerating new delivery channels, including ecommerce sales and direct customer deliveries. VW’s Anu Goel and Toyota’s Mike Schober share their views during Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live.

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Watch: Spotlight on a changing North American automotive supply chain

2020-09-28T17:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

In a panel discussion held during Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live, leading experts and decision makers unpick the immense operational, market and trade changes happening across North America and how companies like Honda and Carter Logistics are adapting their processes and networks.