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  • ‘Performing while transforming’ BMW's logistics in Spartanburg: Special series

  • Planning BMW’s logistics in the factoryverse

  • Autnomous truck at BMW Spartanburg

    BMW rides the path of logistics automation

    2023-08-21T17:45:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

    BMW is expanding physical logistics at Spartanburg ahead of EV production, whilst implementing more digital and autonomous technology.  

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    From South Carolina to the world of BMW, with love

    2023-08-21T17:45:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

     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.

  • EV battery

    Battery supply chain could bottleneck in 2025, says analyst

    2023-06-01T12:03:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

    Growing demand for electric vehicles, supported by OEM investment and government incentives, is putting pressure on the lithium battery supply chain, while at the same time, the cost of materials increases 

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    Stellantis assembles team for Circular Economy Hub

    2023-04-10T11:22:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

    Stellantis is now building the team it requires for operations at its forthcoming Circular Economy Hub, based in Mirafiora, which will recycle parts and materials from vehicles as well as reconditioning vehicles for the used car market

  • ALSC_Bonn_285_session 5A_battery SC

    Bringing battery production in Europe up to speed

    2023-04-04T14:13:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

    Speakers from PowerCo, Basquevolt, Li-Cycle and Ceva Logistics discussed the challenges of localising battery production in Europe at this year’s ALSC Europe conference

  • ALSC_Bonn_400_session7_panel_shot

    Renault and Bosch reap the benefits of digital investments

    2023-03-28T09:47:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

    At this year’s ALSC Europe conference, supply chain and logistics leaders from Renault and Bosch outlined the digital platforms they were using to make the inbound delivery of parts more efficient

  • VIP interview_Jaguar LR

    Interview: How Jaguar Land Rover manufacturing learned to be flexible

    2023-03-24T10:16:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

    Paulina Chmielarz reveals how Jaguar Land Rover’s production team has worked with supply chain teams to increase planning flexibility, and the great potential of its overhaul of manufacturing and logistics systems 

  • Freyr_Giga_Artic_Nov22

    Freyr Battery to launch test production in Norway

    2023-03-20T16:18:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

    Freyr Battery will hold an event on March 28 to inaugurate test production at its Customer Qualification Plant in Mo i Rana, Norway ahead of full production in 2024 at the GigaArtic battery plant

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    Driving toward the circular economy


    Global research from DS Smith reveals the automotive packaging industry now plays a much larger role in overall supply chain and distribution strategies than in the past

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