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Priority Freight moves strategic operations to Frankfurt

2022-06-28T10:58:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Priority Freight has moved one of its German offices to bigger locatioon in Kelsterbach, close to Cargo City North – the nucleus of shipment operations in Europe. The new site allows for access to transport links and airport facilities 


Jumping the chip queue

2022-06-24T13:04:00+01:00By Stuart Todd

There needs to be greater coordination between the automotive and electronics industries to avoid future shortages in supply, say experts from Bolloré, DB Schenker, DHL and Kuehne + Nagel, along with analysts of the semiconductor sector.

Susanne Lehmann, Volkswagen

Watch: Shanghai rises again for Volkswagen’s supply chain

2022-06-06T21:00:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

SAIC VW’s Dr Susanne Lehmann discusses managing China’s Covid lockdowns and how the JV is digitalising logistics and creating more supply chain transparency.

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Floods hit auto production and supply in South Africa

2022-05-30T13:20:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Disastrous flooding in KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa has badly affected the country’s automotive industry with logistics routes knocked out and damage to the port of Durban. Toyota’s plant in Prospecton has also been closed down

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Watch: Lessons from a crisis – designing smarter automotive semiconductor and material supply chains

2022-05-18T22:57:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Leaders from SEMI Europe and CNW explore how OEMs, chipmakers and logistics providers are working together to mitigate semiconductor shortages.

Michelle Carter, IAC

Watch: Supply chain resilience – failure not an option

2022-05-12T20:10:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Supply chain experts from tier-1 suplier IAC, Kuehne+Nagel and time:matters talk about how logistics stakeholders should work together to ensure more predictive and responsive supply chains

Leon van der Merwe, Toyota

Watch: Just-in-time for a new era – can supply chains become more resilient and still stay lean?

2022-05-12T20:10:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Toyota’s Leon van der Merwe makes it clear that lean and just-in-time principles are as relevant for the OEM today as ever. But hear why aspects of the approach are changing.

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Carmakers call for transparency in chip supply

2022-05-09T17:04:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

The automotive industry in Europe is currently plagued by a shortage of semiconductors at a time when supply out of Asia is compromised. Speakers at ALSC Europe said localisation and transparency are needed


Priority Freight bypasses border delays for carmaker

2022-05-02T14:22:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Prority Freight has expedited inbound parts shipments for a carmaker in South Africa that was facing production downtime because of parts delays out of Serbia

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a long-term risk for the automotive supply chain

2022-03-08T15:35:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison

The impacts stretch beyond inflation and corporate retreats to critical shortages upstream for semiconductor and EV supply.

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Blog: Conflict in Ukraine disrupts auto supply in Europe and Russia

2022-03-07T11:00:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Read rolling updates on the developing situation in Ukraine, wider Europe and Russia as it impacts the global automotive supply chain


Get greener, stronger and smarter in Munich this May

2022-02-08T11:32:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Europe 2022 is back in situ and online. This year’s conference, which takes place between May 2-4, will be in Munich Germany and  focused on rebuilding the automotive sector greener, stronger and smarter.


Rescue tugs refloat Maersk Mumbai in North Sea

2022-02-07T14:31:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Tug crews have succeeded in refloating the Maersk container vessel that became grounded outside the German port of Bremerhaven on February 2.


An ongoing crisis for terminal throughput

2022-01-18T10:45:00+00:00By Malcolm Ramsay

Supply chain delays that were initially viewed as temporary hiccups have now morphed into a prolonged crisis as global trade dynamics have been upended

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.