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

Inventory Management

Jean-Francois Salles, Renault

Watch: How Renault is regaining control in the ‘supply chain of chaos’

2022-05-12T20:10:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Jean-François Salles explains how Renault Group is digitalising its supply chain and partnering more closely with its suppliers to navitage a supply chain of chaos and reduce emissions

Michelle Carter, IAC

Watch: Supply chain resilience – failure not an option

2022-05-12T20:10:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Supply chain experts from tier-1 suplier IAC, Kuehne+Nagel and time:matters talk about how logistics stakeholders should work together to ensure more predictive and responsive supply chains

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Watch: Finished vehicle logistics ­– carrying the weight of the recovery

2022-05-12T20:10:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Watch how Toyota Motor Europe’s head of vehicle logistics is taking new approaches to outbound, while digital and data expert RPM and ICL explore ways to overcome inventory and capacity challenges

Leon van der Merwe, Toyota

Watch: Just-in-time for a new era – can supply chains become more resilient and still stay lean?

2022-05-12T20:10:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Toyota’s Leon van der Merwe makes it clear that lean and just-in-time principles are as relevant for the OEM today as ever. But hear why aspects of the approach are changing.

Sean Bricknell Volvo, Dieter Braun Audi, Christopher Ludwig

Watch: Why supply chain management is a competitive advantage at Audi and Volvo

2022-05-12T20:10:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Audi’s Dieter Braun and Volvo Car’s Sean Bricknell debate they strategic role that supply chain and logistics can play in the long-term business success of the automotive industry.

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Carmakers call for transparency in chip supply

2022-05-09T17:04:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

The automotive industry in Europe is currently plagued by a shortage of semiconductors at a time when supply out of Asia is compromised. Speakers at ALSC Europe said localisation and transparency are needed


Toyota’s tried and tested approach to disruption

2022-05-06T17:35:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Toyota Motor Europe used its Toyota Production System to good effect during the semiconductor crisis, only making cars it had parts for and in the process increasing market share at a time of major disruption


An electric shock for VW Group’s supply chain in Europe

2022-05-06T11:31:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Volkswagen’s head of battery cell logistics, Matthias Braun, told delegates at ALSC Europe about VW’s vertical integration of lithium battery production in Europe and the impact on the supply chain 

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Renault takes a rational approach to logistics network redesign

2022-05-03T12:58:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

At ALSC Europe Renault Group’s Jean-François Salles, global vice-president of supply chain, outlined the current pressures facing the auto industry and the innovative supply chain strategy the company was taking to emerge stronger


Ford looks for more sustainability through Catena-X and RSCI initiatives

2022-04-25T16:35:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Ford is looking to improve the sustainablity of its supply chain and drive in more efficiency in dealing with disruption in its membership of both Catena-X Automotive network and he Responsible Supply Chain Initiative 


LG Chem and Henkel work to control lithium battery fires

2022-04-25T15:46:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Chemical companies are doing their bit to help minimise the risk of fires caused by lithium-ion batteries, with recent announcements for Korea’s LG Chem and Henkel in Germany.


Bosch invests in capacity to tackle semiconductor shortage

2022-04-25T15:36:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Tier one supplier Bosch is investing in semiconductor manufacturing to help make up the shortfall in supply to the automotive industry


Testing TPS resilience when dealing with disruption at Toyota

2022-04-25T07:48:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

In the face of ongoing supply chain disruption, the Toyota Production System (TPS) is proving itself a reliable tool for building resiliency into the carmaker’s logistics.


Mazda begins direct imports to UK from Japan

2022-04-04T16:54:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Mazda has made its first direct delivery of Japanese vehicle exports to the UK through the port of Bristol, part of a regular service that will delivery vehicles every 10 days. The vehicles are being processed at a dedicated distribution centre at the port. 


Volvo cuts 2022 forecast as semiconductor shortage bites production

2022-03-29T11:56:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

A shortage in the supply of semiconductors is forcing Volvo to halt certain assembly lines again this week as it attempts to rebuild stocks, leading to a revision of output this year


Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Global returns to Detroit

2022-03-22T07:19:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Top executives from global carmakers, suppliers and logistics providers, including those from Nissan, IAC and Johnson Electric, are among those converging on the MGM Grand in September this year

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Ukraine’s vital link in the European supply chain

2022-03-15T07:47:00+00:00By Namrita Chow

The closure of Ukraine’s supplier industry and the impact on logistics routes reveals how important the country is to European automotive production

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a long-term risk for the automotive supply chain

2022-03-08T15:35:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison

The impacts stretch beyond inflation and corporate retreats to critical shortages upstream for semiconductor and EV supply.


Chevy Bolt assembly back up and running from April

2022-02-16T16:54:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

GM will restart production of its Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle (EV) at the Orion plant in Michigan, US, in the first week of April this year, after a closure of almost six months.


Faurecia and Hella combine forces in the aftermarket

2022-02-15T10:34:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Faurecia has bought 79.5% of rival tier one supplier Hella and the companies are working together as Forvia and providing combined aftersales parts and services