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  • Merc Trucks to open global service parts centre in Halberstadt

  • Bridgestone tightens its grip on Europe

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    Invisible marker lets Continental track rubber through supply chain

    2022-12-28T10:36:00+00:00By Hazel Southwell

    An indelible chemical-based barcode, which can be applied at the site of natural rubber production, is allowing Continental to trace the origins of rubber throughout its whole supply chain. 

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    Europe needs to take charge of its battery supply chain

    2022-12-09T09:18:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

    There needs to be a concerted effort to build more gigafactories in Europe and secure the lithium battery supply chain for the future of regional EV production, according to speakers at this autumn’s Future Mobility roundtable hosted by Kuehne + Nagel

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    Gestamp ups sustainability effort with stake in Gescrap

    2022-12-05T17:48:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

    Tier one supplier Gestamp is building a stronger circular economy by taking a 33.3% stake Gescrap, one of Europe’s leading scrap recovery and waste management providers to the automotive industry

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    Taking control of logistics – interview with Siegfried Jung, VP of Logistics at BMW Mexico

    2022-11-24T16:00:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

    BMW Mexico’s head of logistics Siegfried Jung explains the surprises of working in Mexico, and points to the carmaker’s highly advanced digital control room for logistics at its plant in San Luis Potosi.

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    Crisis management is about better communication

    2022-11-22T13:48:00+00:00By Hazel Southwell

    Leading logistics experts from BMW, Audi and VW Truck and Bus, including the latter company’s Fabio Garcia (left), used this year’s ALSC Mexico conference to talk about proactive management based on closer communication

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    Maersk opens battery logistics warehouse in the Czech Republic

    2022-11-21T22:05:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

    Maersk has opened a logistics facility for handlng electric vehicle batteries and is providing a range of services for carmakers based in central Europe

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    Mind over machine: why the human factor is crucial to digitalisation

    2022-11-17T18:09:00+00:00By Hazel Southwell

    Speakers at his week’s ALSC Mexico conference said that considering the human factor was essential before investing in expensive digital systems 

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    Agility in the matrix at BLG

    2022-11-16T14:27:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

    The head of BLG’s Contract division, Matthias Magnor, has spent the last year reorganising its regional management structure and its target market focus to achieve greater resilience and profitability

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    A logistics facility full of innovation at BMW Spartanburg

    2022-11-07T12:14:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

    BMW has opened a $100m logistics centre next to its Spartanburg plant in the US that is using digitalised logistics for parts feed into production of the carmaker’s X models

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