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GM tackles costly supply chain disruption

2022-09-25T13:59:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Global supply chain and logistics experts from GM used last week’s ALSC Global conference in Detroit to outline the contingencies they were taking to tackle disruption to the inbound supply of parts

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Hellmann expands contract logistics services for Claas

2022-09-19T19:45:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Agricultural machinery maker Claas has signed a deal with Hellmann Worldwide Logistics for the management of its new inbound parts centre in Germany

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The logistics of resiliency for General Motors

2022-09-16T14:39:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

GM’s global logistics chief Edgard Pezzo explains how the OEM has invested in visibility, capacity and collaboration to protect its supply chain and production.

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Finished vehicle logistics global survey: Caution and restraint for the next quarter

2022-09-09T12:30:00+01:00By Marcus Williams, Daniel Harrison

Download the second of our quarterly reports to discover what are the main concerns for those providing and using finished vehicle logistics services in North America, Europe and Asia, and how they have changed since the last quarter. This latest overview is once again based on an extensive survey of carmakers and logistics service providers, amongst others, and reveals the key trends affecting the sector

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The benefits of a better pack mentality

2022-09-08T13:43:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

GM and Magna International discuss the latest gains in sustainable packaging ahead of a focused discussion at ALSC Global in Detroit on September 20-22 that also include Orbis

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Renault Trucks opens sustainable Used Parts Factory

2022-09-08T11:23:00+01:00By Hazel Southwell

As supply chain challenges and legislative pressures push OEMs towards recycling, Renault Trucks has chosen to make it a core part of the way that it treats its own trucks

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Challenges in wiring harness supply reflect global logistics issues

2022-09-06T13:09:00+01:00By Hazel Southwell

The challenges of automation, connectivity and electrification are at the forefront of the wiring harness supply problem, reflecting a wider issues in the automotive supply chain

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Factory closures extended in China as drought continues

2022-08-17T16:23:00+01:00By Hazel Southwell

Factories in China’s Sichuan province, including those run by Toyota and Foxconn, have been ordered to close amidst electricity shortages

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Linde adopts autonomous logistics technology from idealworks

2022-08-09T11:20:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

BMW subsidiary idealworks is supplying Linde Material Handling with its iw.hub autonomous mobile robot along with its Anyfleet central cloud platform

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Schaeffler India opens parts CDC in Hosur

2022-08-09T08:45:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Schaeffler’s division in India has opened a parts consolidation and distribution centre (CDC) in Hosur, in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. 

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A sustainable supply chain inbound and out at BMW

2022-08-02T13:00:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig, Marcus Williams

BMW’s Maike Rotmann and Wolfgang Rudorfer explain the strategies being put in place as part of the company’s Green Transport Logistics project for emission-free logistics

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Heavy rains hit Toyota production in Japan

2022-08-02T09:28:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Flooding has disrupted production at Toyota plants in Japan’s Aichi prefecture but the carmaker is rerouting semiconductors from those plants to minimise downtime elsewhere

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BCA takes over rival UK vehicle haulier ECM

2022-07-26T11:13:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

The UK’s biggest vehicle transport provider BCA has bought rival ECM, which will increase BCA’s fleet of car carriers to around 1,500, by far the biggest in the UK.

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Watch: Finished Vehicle Logistics survey results – what’s next for global outbound logistics?

2022-07-26T10:57:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Stellantis’s head of vehicle logistics for North America, Nick Thompson, and RPM’s Bill Kerrigan discuss results, trends and actions from the second global Finished Vehicle Logistics global survey.

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VW Argentina signs Ceva for transmission logistics at Córdoba

2022-07-12T10:01:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Ceva Logistics is now providing contract logistics for transmission production at VW Group Argentina’s facility in Córdoba 

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Mercedes hampered by Q2 parts shortages

2022-07-11T16:53:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Supply chain disruption cause by Covid lockdowns and semiconductor shortages have hit Mercedes-Benz sales in Q2 but EV production is growing stronger

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VW opens US battery engineering lab to feed EV production

2022-06-28T11:44:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Volkswagen has opened a battery engineering lab in Chattanooga, Tennessee to make batteries for its electric vehicle production in the US

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Jumping the chip queue

2022-06-24T13:04:00+01:00By Stuart Todd

There needs to be greater coordination between the automotive and electronics industries to avoid future shortages in supply, say experts from Bolloré, DB Schenker, DHL and Kuehne + Nagel, along with analysts of the semiconductor sector.

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BMW introduces cloud-based autonomous logistics at Landshut

2022-06-21T10:35:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Following trials with the Technical University of Munich, BMW is rolling out its Robot in the Cloud project to manage autonomous logistics at the Landshut component plant in Germany

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Watch: Better visibility drives continuous improving in Toyota’s vehicle logistics

2022-06-20T21:26:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Manny Bansi, responsible for vehicle logistics in North America, explains why the carmaker is putting so much focus on ETA and how it is impacting operations in transport and vehicle processing.