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

Inventory Management

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Toyota chooses network optimisation tool from Agillence

2021-07-22T15:39:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Toyota has started using a software tool from optimisation expert Agillence to plan and manage its inbound and service parts logistics networks

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Back in Detroit for Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Global

2021-07-20T15:06:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

The Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Global conference will be back in its old home of Detroit this fall, giving a new impetus to this year’s theme Accelerating Stronger Together. 

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Lotus Cars contracts DHL to handle inbound logistics in UK

2021-07-20T13:26:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

From next month DHL Supply Chain will start providing Lotus Cars with warehousing and transport operations as part of a new five-year contract that will support production of the new Emira sportscar

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Second phase of work on Jaguar Land Rover’s logistics centre underway

2021-07-20T10:18:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Jaguar Land Rover is installing automated technology from Dematic at its new logistics operations centre in the UK, which promises to bring greater efficiencies to its just-in-time inbound logistics 

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GlobalFoundries to double semiconductor capacity in US

2021-07-20T09:07:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

GlobalFoundries is doubling semiconductor production in the US with the expansion of its existing Fab 8 facility in Malta (NY) and the building of a new fab plant alongside it

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Gefco opts for Blue Yonder cloud technology

2021-07-12T13:24:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Gefco is continuing its strategy to digitalise supply chain services with the adoption of warehouse and transport management software provided by Blue Yonder

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Matthias Magnor moves to BLG Logistics

2021-07-12T12:17:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Matthias Magnor (pictured) is replacing Jens Wolleson as head of contract logistics at BLG Logistics from October this year.

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Tramosa using robots for vehicle yard management

2021-07-12T11:50:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Tramosa is using autonomous robots provided by Stanley Robotics for the movement and parking of vehicles at its vehicle compound in Creutzwald, France.

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DP World buys logistics specialist Syncreon

2021-07-06T11:45:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Container terminal giant DP World has bought third-party logistics provider Syncreon in a deal valued at $1.2 billion. The transaction is expected to be complete by the second half of this year.

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Nissan announces battery hub and electric crossover for UK

2021-07-02T11:09:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Nissan is boosting lithium-ion battery production in the UK with a second gigafactory that will initially provide 9 GWh capacity and provide 100,000 batteries a year for a new crossover EV

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Low vehicle inventory pushes up prices in US

2021-07-01T15:29:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Carmakers are fighting hard to meet strong demand for their vehicles in the US because of production shortfalls, meaning inventory is at its lowest point for ten years and average transaction prices are rising

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North American vehicle production outlook – keeping up with disruption

2021-06-30T17:20:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

The US automotive market is bouncing back but faces further constraints in the supply chain, while OEMs are investing in an increasingly diverse powertrain and model mix. AutoForecast Solutions’s Joe McCabe analyses the risks and opportunities.

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Dealing in low inventory: why dealers need maximum pipeline visibility

2021-06-30T17:20:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Brion Stapp explains how his Toyota dealership is adapting through Covid and supply chain disruption, and why vehicle logistics visibility will be so important to changing customer expectations and online sales strategies. 

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Can North American vehicle logistics ports get past Industry 3.0?

2021-06-30T17:20:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

There are growing capacity demands on ports but many OEMs, processors and logistics carriers depend on manual processes. Volkswagen’s Michael D’Angelo doesn’t think it needs to be that way.

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US dealers are holding a winning hand – but must pivot in a fast-changing market

2021-06-30T17:20:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Patrick Manzi, chief economist at the National Automobile Dealers Association, predicts heady growth for vehicle retailers. But they will need support from OEMs and vehicle logistics experts to manage disruption and prepare for changes in the market.

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Gefco invests in latest technology across business in Europe

2021-06-28T14:42:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Gefco has expanded its Wiesbaden service parts centre in Germany and will be introducing cobot technology in the coming months. It has also made investment in finished vehicle compounds in Austria and France, including a pilot project for faster vehicle body inspection

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Clepa calls for EU strategy to tackle semiconductor shortage

2021-06-21T09:55:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

The shortage in the supply of semiconductors has delayed the production of 500,000 vehicles globally and will continue to affect the automotive industry into 2022, according to the The European Association of Automotive Suppliers (Clepa)

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Smart tools for sustainable logistics at Hellmann

2021-06-17T13:29:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Monika Thielemann-Hald joined Hellmann Worldwide Logistics just as Covid started disrupting manufacturing for east to west. But as global head of automotive logistics she has helped steer the company through the crisis with the right mix of teamwork and smart technology

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AvtoVaz opens largest regional Lada aftermarket PDC in Tver

2021-06-14T10:59:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

AvtoVaz has opened a 25,000 sq.m aftermarket parts distribution centre (PDC) for the Lada brand in Tver, which will help with same-day and next-day service parts deliveries to dealerships in the central federal region

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Unipart Logistics to run JLR aftermarket parts facility in UK

2021-06-14T09:13:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Unipart Logistics is building on the services it provides for Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) in the UK with the signing of a new five-year contrarct to run the carmaker’s global parts logistics centre in Appleby Magna in the UK Midlands