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

Inventory Management

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[Whitepaper] Tracking every part – How RFID enables better automotive supply chain visibility

2022-01-19T05:00:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Download this whitepaper to learn how using RFID technology for automated parts identification can help automotive manufacturers mitigate supply chain disruption, reduce inventory, better manage variety and ultimately increase profits.

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Leon van der Merwe expands role at Toyota Motor Europe

2021-12-06T12:29:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

The Japanese carmaker is making a number of changes to its executive line up to build on the principles of carbon neutrality and sustainability and van der Merwe will more closely align production and logistics according to TPS principles

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Jaguar Land Rover signs five-year contract with Unipart in US

2021-12-06T10:15:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Unipart Logistics has expanded its services for Jaguar Land Rover in the US with the addition of a newly built aftermarket parts distribution centre in Mickleton (NJ), supporting the carmaker’s expansion into the north-east

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Partnering to prepare for the coming outbound crisis – in conversation with Nissan’s Steve Jernigan

2021-11-29T17:30:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Nissan North America’s Steve Jernigan thinks the focus of supply chain constraints will soon shift from inbound to finished vehicle logistics, and encourages stakeholders in industry to work together during the opening session of Finished Vehicle Logistics North America 2021

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Outsmarting the capacity crunch

2021-11-29T17:30:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

There is no single solution to the challenges facing North American vehicle logistics, but watch what Mercedes-Benz USA’s Rory Hepner is doing to manage the crisis with vehicle logistics providers, along with insights from top vehicle logistics brokers Acertus and outbound specialists RPM

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The end-to-end supply chain visibility is nigh

2021-11-29T17:30:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Repent, the spreadsheet apocalypse is here! Watch how Nissan, Jack Cooper and Draiver are aiming to digitalise more vehicle logistics processes and improve visibility for the supply chain and vehicle logistics

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Why vehicle dealers and customers want real-time visibility of distribution pipelines

2021-11-29T17:30:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

With vehicle inventories low, and more customers buying vehicles to order or with longer waiting times, the urgency for visibility in the pipeline is now critical for dealerships such as those for Chevrolet – and their end customers. And increasingly, the technology to achieve this tracking exists. This session features learnings from GM, FreightVerify, Glovis America and Black Widow

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Finished vehicle logistics Ideas Labs – rolling the dice on new solutions

2021-11-29T17:30:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Following workshops on key industry topics and challenges including driver shortages, in-vehicle telematics, vehicle processing and final mile visibility, industry experts at Finished Vehicle Logistics shared their group’s top solutions and next steps as part of a quick-fire pitch round

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E-book: Productivity gains in real time – Unlocking ROI in vehicle logistics tracking solutions

2021-11-29T06:00:00+00:00By Finished Vehicle Logistics, Malcolm Wheatley

Download this free e-book to learn how the return-on-investment for next generation real time location services has changed for finished vehicles in the post-cloud, post-AI technology landscape, with significant cost, operational and time advantages for OEMs compared to legacy systems. In partnership with Cognosos. 

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Falken opens tyre distribution facility with Fiege

2021-11-16T10:49:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

Falken Tyre Europe has formally opened its new 40,000 square-metre distribution centre in Gengenbach, Germany, near the border with France.

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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 forecasted for the year. However, the company is making efforts to meet its 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

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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.