Stocktaking, labelling, monitoring and managing the storage of parts and vehicles

Inventory Management

Adrian Jennings, Cognosos

Barriers to digitalisation are ‘failures of tech industry’

2023-09-14T15:19:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

The biggest barriers to further digitalisation in FVL are ‘damning’ failures of the technology industry rather than failures of the FVL sector. 


A logistics vision for our time

2023-09-13T16:20:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Delivering increased cost-effectiveness and efficiency to carmakers including Toyota and Nissan, Agillence software and systems increasingly provide visibility right down to tier N supplier level.


Capacity constraints continue: finished vehicle logistics survey Q2 2023

2023-09-13T15:00:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison

Download this exclusive report to discover the latest challenges facing finished vehicle logistics. Based on an extensive survey of FVL users and providers so far in 2023, the results provide clear insight into the specific issues affecting the global vehicle logistics sector. 

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Big three strikes ’could lead to automotive supplier redundancies’

2023-09-06T12:16:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Potential strike action by UAW members who work at the ‘big three’ carmakers in the US - Ford, GM and Stellantis - could have far-reaching effects across the automotive supply chain. 


Volkswagen Group takes more control over semiconductor procurement

2023-09-04T14:00:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

The carmaker will work in close collaboration with tier-1 suppliers to choose semiconductors and other parts. 

Paulina Chmielarz, JLR

Paulina Chmielarz and Frank Ludwig promoted to push JLR’s digitalisation and supply chain operations

2023-08-29T11:26:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

The OEM has bolstered its senior team to improve planning, visibility and digitalisation in the supply chain. 

Scania Mexico is set to expand its Middle American Parts Center (MAPC)

Scania México to expand Querétaro parts distribution centre

2023-08-22T12:32:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Millions will be invested into expanding the parts centre to increase its storage capacity. 

Christopher Ludwig and Oliver Bilstein, BMW

‘Performing while transforming’ BMW's logistics in Spartanburg: Special series

2023-08-21T17:45:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

BMW’s largest plant is investing in digitalisation and people to prepare for electrification and manage capacity, according to VP of logistics Oliver Bilstein.

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Material mission impossible: digital control of BMW’s inbound logistics

2023-08-21T17:45:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

 BMW has enhanced material planning and control systems for its Spartanburg, South Carolina plant across JIS, JIT and global parts and material transport flows.

Port of Charleston, South Carolina

From South Carolina to the world of BMW, with love

2023-08-21T17:45:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

 BMW’s parts export operations in Spartanburg are a study in managing complexity and quality in packing, and where innovation can make a big difference.


Watch: Finished Vehicle Logistics 2023 Survey Results Livestream

2023-08-21T11:27:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Watch on-demand our September 13th livestream, where we analyse the results of the recent 2023 global finished vehicle logistics survey, brought to you in partnership by Automotive Logistics and Cognosos.

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Register: Balancing Sustainability, Resilience, and Profitability in the Automotive Supply Chain

2023-08-21T11:23:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

This livestream with Mercedes-Benz explores how supply chain stakeholders can use machine learning to develop a more resilient, sustainable logistics network.

Learman, Burnett, Swadia at GM

GM logistics executive changes: Learman leads vehicle logistics, Burnett takes on inbound, Swadia procurement

2023-08-16T19:46:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

General Motors made leadership changes and appointments this summer to its global logistics teams including finished vehicle, inbound material, and purchasing.

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Subaru expands partnership with Kinaxis to improve forecasting

2023-08-08T13:09:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

The OEM hopes the partnership will help increase operational efficiency and optimise inventory.

Jeff Morrison, GM

Investing in the long term: Interview series with GM’s Jeff Morrison, VP global purchasing and supply chain

2023-08-04T15:40:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

GM’s global purchasing chief, Jeff Morrison, has forged partnerships across chipmakers and battery materials. Now his team wants to regain more control especially in vehicle logistics, where the industry faces many bottlenecks.

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Rail: the next chip crisis, or new chip solution?

2023-08-04T15:40:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Carmakers like GM have faced similar challenges in securing semiconductor and rail allocation. Purchasing boss Jeff Morrison and his supply chain team see similar solutions.

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Knowing where to be lean and where to be robust in GM’s supply chain

2023-08-04T15:40:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

GM has pursued multiple strategies to increase resilience, from strategic inventory buffers to increasing localisation in North America, according to purchasing chief Jeff Morrison.

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Talking from the top of GM’s supply chain: Jeff Morrison is investing in change

2023-08-04T15:40:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

General Motors’ vice-president for global purchasing and supply chain talks resilience, transforming battery and chip resilience, and why finished vehicle logistics is now one of his top global concerns. 


How vehicle tracking tech can add visibility to outbound logistics

2023-07-31T14:45:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Having more visibility over logistics could help the sector to improve efficiency and increase quality.


Mercedes Figueroa returns to Stellantis to lead North America logistics

2023-07-20T16:50:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Mercedes Figueroa is now VP logistics for North America at Stellantis, leading logistics functions for the carmaker across the region and for international parts and vehicle flows.