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  • VW outsources more large sub-assemblies for EVs

  • Watch: Scaling up battery and electric vehicle 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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    Watch: The arsenal of health – how GM and Ceva Logistics shifted the supply chain to support the relief effort

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

    In this special session at Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live, General Motors’ Miguel Tavara and CEVA’s Dave Dudek detail how GM pivoted its manufacturing and logistics to produce ventilators and supply equipment, and what lessons were learned.

  • NEW Packaging & Container Management.001

    Watch: Moving ahead of the pack in container management

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

    Manufacturers are turning to new technology, data and sustainable materials to revolutionise returnable packaging and container management. Learn the strategies being used at Rivian, Ford Europe, Toyota North America and by returnable specialist CHEP.

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    Managing a dynamic global service parts network from Germersheim

    2020-09-23T09:33:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

    Mercedes-Benz is using new ergonomic working principles and the latest digital technology to automate processes at its global parts logistics centre in Germersheim. Machine learning and cloud computing are also being used to help with demand planning for the high volume of parts the facility receives and distributes daily

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    Rivian outlines sustainable packaging initiative

    2020-09-22T16:32:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

    Electric vehicle start-up Rivian has revealed details of a plastic recycling initiative that aims by 2024 to collect 500,000kg (1.1m lbs) of single-use plastic annually and stop it from floating out to sea. Rivian will instead turn it into the containers it uses to move parts inbound to its production line.

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    Yazaki’s proactive, risk-averse approach to the crisis a success, says Bo Andersson

    2020-09-21T12:29:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

    Yazaki is taking a more strategic and coordinated approach to the automotive supply chain as it continues to stabilise production in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. Bo Andersson, Yazaki’s president of Europe and CEO and president of North America, says the company is looking for opportunities to consolidate and improve logistics planning and control, including through the use of third party logistics (3PL) providers, greater localisation, communication and inventory planning

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