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

Inventory Management

Jean François SALLES, Renault supply chain

The new ‘never normal’ needs a revolution in supply chain at Renault Group

2021-09-23T06:00:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Supply chain disruptions, sustainability and digitalisation are changing how Renault manages its supply chain. Global supply chain VP Jean-François Salles explains its developing strategy in this four-part special.   

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Renault forecasts bigger production losses for 2021

2021-10-26T12:39:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

In its latest results Renault estimates that its vehicle production shortfall thanks to parts shortages for 2021 will reach around 500,000 units, above the 200,000 it previously forecast for the year. However, the company is making efforts to meet is projected operating margin.

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Auto industry looks for clearer picture of complex chip shortage

2021-10-26T07:47:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Greater integration of the semiconductor supply chain is needed to prevent the sort of disruption seen since the Covid pandemic, as delegates heard at the recent ALSC Global Live debate

Dennis Manns, North Motors

Raising up finished vehicle logistics quality – ALSC Ideas Lab wrap-up

2021-10-25T16:45:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Dennis Manns recaps a workshop on damage prevention and quality, and reveals why staying connected across the supply chain is critical, especially at a time when inventories are so low that there is literally no car to lose.

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Smarter parts mean risk and opportunity for supply chain

2021-10-19T11:34:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Delegates at this year’s ALSC Global Live conference in Detroit talked about how increasingly complex vehicle parts had implications for supply chain and logistics planning

Kelly Bysouth, IAC chief supply chain officer

Talking strategic planning with Kelly Bysouth, IAC’s chief supply chain officer

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

The global tier one supplier’s top supply chain and procurement executive talks about the importance of joining up data across the network and organisation, maintaining free cash flow in inventory considerations and why she wouldn’t take the job unless she was chief supply chain officer and not only procurement.

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.

Chris Styles (Nissan), George Grahovac (Honda), Anu Goel (Volkswagen Group), Steve Brown (Toyota), Christopher Ludwig (Automotive Logistics)

Building a better North American supply chain with Nissan, Toyota, Honda and Volkswagen

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

Senior supply chain and logistics leaders debate the key challenges and opportunities defining their organisations’ pathway to success.

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North American tier ones tackle a troublesome year

2021-10-07T12:59:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

 At this week’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Global Live conference, tier one suppliers discussed the disruption in a year worse than Covid-stricken 2020 and what they were doing to cope with it

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Daimler installs automated parts warehouse in Düsseldorf

2021-09-27T16:43:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Mercedes-Benz has a new automated parts warehouse at its Sprinter van assembly plant in Düsseldorf supplied by Stöcklin Logistik

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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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​Toyota makes further cuts to output because of Covid and chip shortage

2021-09-13T16:21:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Supply chain disruption as a result of the ongoing global semiconductor shortage continues as the imbalance between chip production and demand is forecast to maintain into 2022.

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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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Covid costs Toyota 40% production loss in September

2021-08-24T10:28:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

The spread of Covid-19 in South-East Asia and ongoing semiconductor shortages mean Toyota is having to reduce vehicle output from its global assembly plants by 40% next month

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Bo Andersson takes up new role with Uzbek carmaker Avtosanoat

2021-08-24T10:13:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

The company said the appointment of Andersson will help it navigate the supply chain disruption currently affecting the automotive industry and help modernise production for the future

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Delphi expands aftermarket facility in Poland with Geodis

2021-08-17T10:01:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Delphi Technologies is expanding its regional aftermarket distribution centre in Poland as part of a contract renewal with logistics provider Geodis