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    Watch: Supporting production through automation – from AI to cobots (Ep.4)

    2020-12-18T09:30:00+00:00

    This Livestream Hour episode discusses how automation and AI can support automotive manufacturing with technology leaders from BMW and Ford, together with systems and software specialists.

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    Marco Prueglmeier leaves BMW to found innovation consultancy

    2020-11-30T14:53:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

    BMW’s project leader for logistics innovations and industry 4.0, Marco Prueglmeier, has left the carmaker to found an innovation consultancy called i2Market. The aim of the company is to provide industry with software development, robotics, automated warehousing, artificial intelligence and simulation. 

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    Watch: Sustainable packaging – unwrapping a greener automotive supply chain (EP.2)

    2020-11-19T10:20:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

    This Automotive Logistics Livestream Hour episode focuses on efficiency and sustainability in automotive packaging, featuring packaging experts John Ferry from EV startup Lucid Motors and packaging consultant Rodney Salmon

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    VW outsources more large sub-assemblies for EVs

    2020-09-29T14:43:00+01:00By Illya Verpraet

    In switching its Zwickau and Dresden plants in Germany to the production of exclusively electric vehicles based on the MEB platform, Volkswagen is outsourcing a higher share of the assembly of large parts of the vehicle to nearby suppliers than it previously had with ICE-based platforms.

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    Watch: Scaling up battery and electric vehicle supply chains

    2020-09-28T17:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

    Sales and production for electric vehicles are growing fast, as new vehicle and battery plants come on line. In this panel discussion at Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live, global experts from Volvo Cars, Gefco and Maersk share insights on the logistics challenges and advantages in building efficient and nimble EV supply chains.

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    Watch: How Volkswagen is charging an electric revolution in its supply chain

    2020-09-28T17:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

    As Volkswagen Group gears up to manufacture 1.5m EVs per year by 2025, it is transforming its supply chain. Danny Auerswald, who leads the carmaker’s all-electric factory in Dresden, explains how Volkswagen is transforming plants and logistics to meet its electric and sustainability targets during Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live.

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    Watch: Increasing automotive logistics automation

    2020-09-28T17:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

    Manufacturers are looking for opportunities to automate more logistics processes and operations, with significant opportunities to be found in packaging equipment. In this panel from Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live, hear how Ford India and Macro Plastics are exploring new systems and equipment.

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    Watch: Localisation and technology transform supply chains across industries

    2020-09-28T17:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

    Advanced technology, changing consumer patterns, trade regulations and the coronavirus crisis have led firms like GE Appliances to revaluate their supply chains and logistics. Watch GE Appliance’s Harry Chase and Tata Consultancy’s Deepak Mavatoor share their expert views.

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    Watch: The rise of Industry 4.0 in automotive packaging

    2020-09-28T17:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

    Location and tracking technology can help firms manage returnable automotive packaging more effectively than ever. At this special session of Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live, IT experts from Alps Alpine and Sigfox detail exciting new systems.

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