Inbound logistics

Insight into the management and movement of parts from manufacturing and storage facilities to assembly plants.

Inbound logistics

Supplier development

Electric vehicles could transform role of tier 1 suppliers in managing logistics

2020-01-23T06:00:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison, Christopher Ludwig

As OEMs look to reduce production costs and manage more complexity, automotive suppliers will face challenges. But with more EV models in the pipeline, many have the opportunity to grab a larger piece of the pie both for manufacturing and supply chain management.

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Part and parcel of the problem: why tier 1 supplier logistics will face a squeeze

2020-01-22T19:05:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison, Christopher Ludwig

As OEMs and automotive parts suppliers see their margins decline, cost pressures are going to increase on logistics operations and service providers further down the supply chain 

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Alfonso Gutiérrez takes up lead logistics purchasing role at Nissan in Mexico

2020-01-22T16:54:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Alfonso Gutiérrez has taken up a new role as sub-director of purchasing logistics for Nissan Mexico’s supply chain, where he will be responsible for supporting logistics process and cost, including the definition and execution of the carmaker’s commercial strategy and supply chain price negotiations

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BMW’s balance of power

2020-01-14T13:12:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

BMW already has a 6% share of the market for new registered battery electric and photovoltaic electric vehicles but to meet the increase in demand in the coming years it has plans to have 1m fully electric and hybrid vehicles on the road by the end of 2021. In preparation it is moving battery production closer to its main areas of global assembly 

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The rules of the battery game

2020-01-14T13:10:00+00:00By Andrew Williams

Logistics providers charged with the transport of lithium-ion batteries to the assembly lines and services centres have some very complex regulatory standards to which they have to adhere – it is a legislative jungle out there

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Q&A: Pascal Trummer, Magna International

2020-01-10T12:49:00+00:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The tier supplier’s vice-president of sales and marketing in Europe discusses major trends in the automotive industry, plus the state of the market in Central and Eastern Europe

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Tearing profits apart: how tier one automotive suppliers can mitigate shrinking margins

2020-01-08T19:00:00+00:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

The latest report by Automotive from Ultima Media examines the profits and outlook for the top 20 automotive parts suppliers and explores the strategies and solutions they should consider to avoid significant disruption in the 2020s

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Keeping calm: RNM Alliance’s Mark Sutcliffe on how to handle supply chain volatility

2020-01-08T14:39:00+00:00By Joanne Perry

The automotive industry is undergoing a technological transformation and facing upheavals in key markets, but the OEM’s senior vice-president of industrial strategy and supply chain management believes there are ways to successfully tackle these changes

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Suppliers set CEE on firm foundations

2020-01-08T10:52:00+00:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

In the decades since the end of the Cold War, Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) has been attracting automotive components suppliers by virtue of its cheap labour, low taxes and convenient geographical location. Now, the region is aiming to maintain or even build on its gains in the face of vehicle electrification, rising global competition and other challenges.

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Automotive Tier Supplier Profit Analysis 2020: Mitigating Margin Compression

2020-01-06T10:20:00+00:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Automotive tier 1 suppliers are facing unprecedented industry transformation in electrification along with economic uncertainty. Download this report on the top 20 global suppliers for a deep analysis of their historic margins, as well as solutions for how suppliers could cope with the growing pressures across the supply chain