The biggest barriers to further digitalisation in FVL are ‘damning’ failures of the technology industry rather than failures of the FVL sector.
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.
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.
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.
The carmaker will work in close collaboration with tier-1 suppliers to choose semiconductors and other parts.
Paulina Chmielarz and Frank Ludwig promoted to push JLR’s digitalisation and supply chain operations
The OEM has bolstered its senior team to improve planning, visibility and digitalisation in the supply chain.
Millions will be invested into expanding the parts centre to increase its storage capacity.
BMW’s largest plant is investing in digitalisation and people to prepare for electrification and manage capacity, according to VP of logistics Oliver Bilstein.
BMW has enhanced material planning and control systems for its Spartanburg, South Carolina plant across JIS, JIT and global parts and material transport flows.
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 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.
This livestream with Mercedes-Benz explores how supply chain stakeholders can use machine learning to develop a more resilient, sustainable logistics network.
GM logistics executive changes: Learman leads vehicle logistics, Burnett takes on inbound, Swadia procurement
General Motors made leadership changes and appointments this summer to its global logistics teams including finished vehicle, inbound material, and purchasing.
The OEM hopes the partnership will help increase operational efficiency and optimise inventory.
Investing in the long term: Interview series with GM’s Jeff Morrison, VP global purchasing and supply chain
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.
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.
GM has pursued multiple strategies to increase resilience, from strategic inventory buffers to increasing localisation in North America, according to purchasing chief Jeff Morrison.
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.
Having more visibility over logistics could help the sector to improve efficiency and increase quality.
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.