The latest news, analysis and in-depth reporting on the equipment, IT, trade flows and processes in automotive material handling, including automated guided vehicles, picking and kitting, cobots, knockdown kits and more.
2020-06-10T18:30:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig
Join this special digital transformation livestream session on how IT and technology solutions are supporting supply chain during the crisis, including a major digitalisation project for Ford’s logistics and supply chain management across key regions. Hosted by Christopher Ludwig.
2020-06-10T11:21:00+01:00By Joanne Perry
2020-01-23T06:00:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison, Christopher Ludwig
As OEMs look to reduce production costs and manage more complexity, automotive suppliers will face challenges. But with more EV models in the pipeline, many have the opportunity to grab a larger piece of the pie both for manufacturing and supply chain management.
2020-01-14T13:12:00+00:00By Victoria Johns
The traceability of raw materials used in the production of lithium-ion batteries, such as lithium and cobalt, is one of the main sustainability challenges faced by carmakers who are investing to meet the consumer demand and regulatory pressures behind the electric vehicle revolution
2019-11-26T14:09:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey
BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen have agreed to pay penalties totalling around €100m ($111m) for anti-competitive practices related to downstream long-steel product purchasing
2019-10-29T09:49:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey
Process improvements at VW’s Wolfsburg plant have reduced the time it takes to assemble a Golf by one hour
2019-09-23T06:00:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media
Tooling and conversion of automotive plants are significant costs for OEMs as they invest in electrification, which some may struggle to afford, according to a new report by Automotive from Ultima Media.
2019-09-19T07:00:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media
The high R&D, production and supply chain costs of electric vehicles could mean that OEMs will be selling most at a loss for years to come, according to a report by Automotive from Ultma Media.
2019-08-21T12:33:00+01:00By Marcus Williams
The company has been trialling the exoskeletons – structures worn on the body to electro-mechanically assist movement – at several logistics locations in Germany to help warehouse personnel during physically demanding tasks.
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