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

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ALSC Europe 2024, Dr Michael Nikolaides, senior vice-president, Production Network, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, at BMW

BMW’s Michael Nikolaides on a localised, digital supply chain


BMW Group has brought production, finance, sales, purchasing, and supply chain and logistics under the careful watch of Michael Nikolaides 

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BEV adoption in North America will take ‘longer than thought’


 The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) on the North American market outlook.

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VW responds to EU imposing up to 38% tariffs on Chinese EVs


VW has spoken on the EU Commission’s decision to add tariffs up to 38% on Chinese EV imports…

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BMW and Nissan make Mexican networks flexible for changing market demands


Read about how the OEMs are ramping up operations in Mexico, preparing for EVs, and digitalising their networks.

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ACC halts construction of two European gigafactories


The pausing of construction to two of three planned gigafactories in Europe also puts a halt to the localisation of the EV supply chain in the continent


JLR extends Dassault Systèmes partnership to boost efficiency


Dassault Systèmes’ 3DExperience platform is being used by the carmaker to enhance its virtual twin experience, creating software-defined vehicles that seamlessly integrate both hardware and software development. 

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Forvia’s supply chain built on technology and trust


Ricardo Manzanera, transport director for Americas purchasing logistics at tier one supplier Forvia outlines the tech-led approach to transport the company is taking

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How to democratise data and enable transparency in FVL


Leaders from Ford, Subaru, Volkswagen and more discuss how to enable and improve data sharing and transparency in finished vehicle logistics across North America. 

Hoerndlein to lead vehicle logistics for Volkswagen Group Logistics; Bronder moves to SAIC JV

Hoerndlein to lead vehicle logistics for Volkswagen Group Logistics; Bronder moves to SAIC JV


Peter Hoerndlein replaces Oliver Bronder, who will lead logistics across the OEM’s vast SAIC-VW joint venture. 


European market outlook reveals gradual recovery amid constraints


The European automotive market’s pulse and its implications for logistics took center stage at the ECG Spring Congress 2024 in Baveno, Italy. Amidst global inflationary pressures and China’s looming influence, industry leaders converged to decipher trends and strategies crucial for navigating this evolving landscape.

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Managing long-haul partnerships in FVL


 OEMs and logistics providers are looking at how to create more valuable and trusting partnerships that can endure disruptions.


FVL NA in pictures: Day 2


Here’s how the second day at the FVL North America 2024 confernece went. Speakers from Ford, BMW, NIssan and Volkswagen took the stage to share important insights form the finished vehical sector. 


FVL North America 2024 Day 2 wrap-up


A recap of our FVL North America 2024 conference as it draws to a close after a busy few days.

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Red Sofa Interview: BMW’s progress in US-Mexico network strategy


BMW’s Raúl Gamboa talks strategy, beneficial partnerships and the state-of-play in Mexico’s FVL sector.


FVL North America 2024 Day 1 wrap-up


Join us inside the FVL North America 2024 Gala Dinner as we reflect on a day of insights and expertise from leaders in the region’s finished vehicle logistics sector. 


Sharing risk drives supplier relations for GM, Stellantis, Honda, Nissan


 Now in its 24th year, the study found that communication, shared risk and flexible contracts made a difference in OEM rankings.

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BMW’s secret to success is preparation


 The main lesson BMW learned from the pandemic is that logistics disruption is the new normal and being prepared to cope with it is critical to the company mindset. Part of that preparation is having a flexible supply chain.


DHL to provide EV warehousing for Chery brands


DHL will provide warehousing for Chery subsidiaries Jaecoo and Omoda in their entrance to the UK market. 

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Red Sofa interview: Nissan’s Steve Jernigan on network improvements in Mexico


Steve Jernigan, Nissan North America talks about improvements to finished vehicle logistics performance in Mexico and its intermodal flexible approach.


Finished Vehicle Logistics North America: Recap blog


Follow our recap blog below to get the most important insights from Finished Vehicle Logistics North America 2024