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John Andrew Carmichael (Maersk), Marcus Bennett (Quick), Ryan Etherton (American Axle), Christopher Ludwig (Automotive Logistics)

Navigating continuous disruption across global supply chains

2021-10-18T06:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Experts from North American tier supplier American Axle, premium freight supplier Quick and container shipping and logistics giant Maersk talk about how to reduce risk, including network redesigns, modal shifts, data management and advanced planning.

Michael Andersen (Maersk), Matt Pohlman (First Brands), Maxim Serov (Benteler), Christopher Ludwig (Automotive Logistics)

Holding back the tiers: The automotive supplier perspective

2021-10-18T06:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Automotive supplier Benteler, diversified aftermarket distributor First Brands Group together with Maersk outline strategies specific to mitigating risk for automotive tier suppliers.

Chris Styles (Nissan), Christopher Ludwig (Automotive Logistics)

Rethinking the semiconductor supply chain

2021-10-18T06:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Executives from Nissan North America, electronics supplier Johnson Electric and semiconductor association SEMI Americas discuss the longer-term strategies required to make the automotive semiconductor supply chain more stable and secure.

Augustin Sustaita (TLE Mexico), Adam Pieniazek (Magna), Philippe Grinstein (CNW), Christopher Ludwig (Automotive Logistics)

Crossing continents and back again – mitigating global logistics and cross-border bottlenecks

2021-10-18T06:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Learn how Magna Powertrain, CNW Courier Network, D-Troy and TLE are collaborating and adapting to overcome international logistics and supply chain challenges, with technology, partnership and localisation strategies.

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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.

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In the waiting room: how the chip crunch is now hitting dealer sales

2021-09-13T06:00:00+01:00By Namrita Chow

Most OEMs have met demand through existing vehicle inventory, but worsening chip shortages are now choking off new vehicle registrations, with impacts likely across the supply chain for years.

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GM changes strategy in the scramble for secure battery and chip supply

2021-08-26T16:51:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

GM is looking for supplier partnerships to secure the supply of semiconductors and lithium-ion batteries as the automotive industry battles post-pandemic supply shortages and prepares for its electric future

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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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Frank van Doorn appointed general manager of Priority Freight’s German Krefeld office

2021-08-09T15:13:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

As supply shortages for semiconductors and labour become increasingly scarce due to the Covid-19 pandemic, OEMs are increasingly looking towards emergency freight providers to substitute their struggling transportation branches.

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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.

Decarbonising airfreight – A case study

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.