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  • XPO spinoff GXO could see big gains in warehouse automation

  • BMW deploys more hydrogen fuel cell trucks for logistics in Leipzig

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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 its inbound and service parts logistics networks

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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

  • Responsible Lithium Partnership

    Cross-sector partnership to promote sustainable materials sourcing in Chile

    2021-06-11T11:34:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

    Daimler, VW, BASF and Fairphone have set up the Responsible Lithium Partnership to to promote sustainable development and tackle the negative impacts of material sourcing, beginning with a multi-stakeholder initiative into the impact of lithium mining in Chile

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    BMW i Ventures invests in Plus One Robotics

    2021-05-07T14:39:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

    BMW’s venture capital fund – BMW i Ventures – has invested an undisclosed sum in Plus One Robotics, which provides vision software for logistics robots. The investment is aimed at driving automation across the supply chain and logistics industry, said BMW i Ventures. 

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    Greater cross-sector dialogue needed to solve chip crisis

    2021-04-27T10:16:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

    The current global shortage in the supply of computer chips to the automotive industry is causing significant disruption to production and looks likely to continue into next year. There are signs though that the current crisis could lead to new forms of partnership between the automotive and semiconductor industries, and a move away from the rigid hierarchy of the traditional automotive supply chain. That promises to lead to a more secure relationship for the future.

  • Revolution at VW Group Logistics Matthias Braun

    Watch: The (r)evolution at Volkswagen Group’s logistics

    2021-04-23T15:25:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

    Electrification, digital tools and sustainability goals are transforming Volkswagen Group Logistics processes across the carmaker’s global footprint. Matthias Braun outlines how the group is adapting its systems and relationships.

  • Building Europe’s battery supply base

    Watch: Building a viable and sustainable European battery supply base

    2021-04-23T15:25:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

    The huge demand for lithium-ion batteries is requiring massive investments and new supply sources across Europe, and experts from BMW Group, EV battery startup Britishvolt and packaging supplier ORBIS Europe reveal the supply chain opportunities and changes ahead.

  • How automation and data analytics can elevate performance with Einride, CNH and Blue Yonder

    Watch: How automation and data analytics can elevate supply chain performance

    2021-04-23T15:25:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

    Digital supply chain experts from CNH Industrial, IT and software specialist Blue Yonder and freight automation startup Einride discuss how digitalisation can boost reliability, control and end-to-end visibility in logistics.

  • Pack to the future think tank DS Smith and ORBIS

    Think Tank: Pack to the future

    2021-04-23T15:25:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

    Experts from packaging suppliers DS Smith and ORBIS share new ideas, innovations and new opportunities in automotive packaging and container management that will play key roles in supply chain sustainability and eliminating cost in the European supply chain.

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