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Brexit means business as usual, but with more work for Volvo and Gefco

2021-01-19T11:07:00+00:00By Illya Verpraet

At last week’s Livestream Hour from Ultima Media, panellists from Volvo Cars and Gefco discussed how their daily business had changed with nearly two weeks of Brexit under their belts. Volvo had yet to experience severe disruption but both companies are seeing an increased workload to comply with the eleventh-hour regulations

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Analysis: Middle East and Africa recovery will depend on better trade relations, logistics and investment

2020-12-09T17:17:00+00:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

The wider Middle East and North Africa region is set for vehicle sales and production declines of 25% year-on-year in 2020, but there are prospects for recovery in automotive markets and in trade, if OEMs and suppliers can overcome supply chain barriers. Download our latest analysis. 

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Watch: Middle East and North Africa supply chains – the route to recovery (EP.3)

2020-12-09T15:44:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Watch this Livestream for the latest insight on vehicle demand, production and trade across Middle East and North Africa automotive supply chains, plus insights with General Motors’ head of purchasing and supply chain for the Middle East, Sulaiman Pallak. 

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Asean region now benefiting from Acts online customs trade tool

2020-11-30T14:40:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

This week sees the launch of a new online customs transit management system in the 10-member Association of Southeast Nations (Asean), designed to accelerate trade in goods by road. The Asean Customs Transit System (Acts) enables private companies to make a single customers transit declaration that covers the transport of goods across multiple Asean countries without the need to make repeated customs declarations or change vehicles at each border. The online e-transit declaration can be made directly with Asean customs authorities. Companies can track the movement of their goods from loading at departure to delivery at the final destination.

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Scania to build battery plant and research centre in Sweden

2020-11-23T12:34:00+00:00By Illya Verpraet

Scania is building a lithium battery assembly facility at its plant in Södertälje, Sweden to support production of a range of electric trucks and buses. The cells will be supplied by Northvolt in Sweden but battery module assembly onsite will overcome the dangers and cost associated with the inbound delivery of finished modules

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Can the UK supply chain keep up with a 2030 ban on new ICE vehicle sales?

2020-11-20T14:31:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison

The UK government has announced it is bringing forward its plans to phase out the sale of new cars and vans powered by internal combustion engines. Daniel Harrison, automotive analyst at Ultima Media, examines how realistic that is and whether supply chains are ready to produce enough electric vehicles and batteries.

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Watch: Supply Chain Update – coronavirus crisis impacts and US election implications (EP.1)

2020-11-05T12:00:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Automotive Logistics’ Livestream Hour season 2 kicks off with the latest forecasts on global vehicle production, a review of supply chain trends and insight into what the US presidential election results could mean for the sector. 

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ECG publishes health and safety report and urges members to contribute

2020-10-28T17:50:00+00:00By Illya Verpraet

The Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) has presented the findings of its annual Health and Safety Working Group survey into the dangers of loading and unloading car transporters. It reports that most incidents reported could have been avoided if proper procedures had been followed by the drivers

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Watch: Redefining sustainable automotive supply chains

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

Manufacturers and logistics providers are increasingly putting sustainability at the heart of their supply chain networks. In this panel at Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live, learn how Kuehne + Nagel and CSR Europe are driving a greener, socially, and environmentally responsible future. 

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Watch: Managing the battery supply chain will be a strategic advantage

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

In this presentation, automotive analyst Daniel Harrison details growth, investment and bottlenecks in lithium-ion battery supply chains, and demonstrates the competitive advantages that manufacturers could gain or risk in taking more control over battery sourcing and production.

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Watch: India supply chain insights and automotive market forecast

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

The Indian automotive industry is facing a significant economic crisis as the country faces the coronavirus crisis. In a presentation at Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live, Puneet Gupta from IHS Markit Automotive shares insights into the demand patterns, production outlook and government measures that will impact the Indian automotive supply chain over the next decade. 

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Watch: PwC study shows how electrification will transform European vehicle product portfolio and value chain

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

Electrification is powering ahead in Europe, with manufacturers set to launch a large array of lower cost and more premium vehicles this decade that will increasingly compete on price and total cost of ownership with ICE vehicles. Christoph Stürmer presents a PwC study that reveals opportunities in product types as well as where Europe can make gains in its supply chain.  

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Watch: China automotive production to rise but trade wars and coronavirus crisis will have lasting impact

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

Chinese vehicle sales and production are set to continue to recover, but IHS Markit Automotive forecasts that the crisis will still hit demand, while exporting vehicles from China to the US especially will remain a difficult prospect

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Watch: Supply chain leadership in a time of adversity

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

Hear how senior executives from Volkswagen Group, FCA, Visteon and Gefco have adapted strategies, processes and communication to support manufacturing and logistics operations and teams during the crisis.

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Watch: North America automotive market resilient but faces long recovery

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

The North American market has recovered faster than some expected, but Eaton analyst Brandon Mason predicts uncertain times ahead for the supply chain, with restrained sales in the coming years and ongoing localisation of vehicle production in the region. Watch this in-depth presentation from Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live. 

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Watch: Rethinking vehicle logistics network design and optimisation in North America

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

OEMs like Nissan and Volkswagen are working with logistics specialists like Jack Cooper and Inform to deliver the recovery amidst low vehicle inventory, uncertainty from Covid-19 and driver shortages, while looking at how to use technology to optimise networks over the long term. Check out this lively discussion from Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live.

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Watch: Spotlight on a changing North American automotive supply chain

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

In a panel discussion held during Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live, leading experts and decision makers unpick the immense operational, market and trade changes happening across North America and how companies like Honda and Carter Logistics are adapting their processes and networks.

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Watch: How Yazaki’s Bo Andersson wants to shape up and shake up the supply chain

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

In an exclusive fireside chat at Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live, Bo Andersson details Yazaki’s objectives in reducing lineside disruptions at its plants, improving supply visibility and moving away from ‘build-to-print’ models as the tier 1 aims to capture more value-added production and services.

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Watch: What Europe’s Green Deal means for automotive supply chains

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

The EU is regulating and investing in decarbonisation with significant cost and technology implications for the automotive sector. Stefan Crets from CSR Europe and PwC’s Christoph Stürmer unpick the implications for the supply chain and what companies.

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Watch: Q&A with Arrival-Elements Tracy Yi

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

Tracey Yi, who is leading Arrival’s new component and procurement division, Elements, takes audience questions on Arrival’s supply chain strategy, including its localisation targets, sustainability and the future public transport.