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Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Mexico: Live blog

2023-12-05T17:42:00+00:00By Megan Kelly

Follow our live blog below to get the most important insights from Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Mexico 2023.  


US government invests to strengthen EV supply chain

2023-12-05T07:40:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Departments across the US government are collaborating on a range of projects designed to make critical US supply chains more resilient

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UK vehicle exports drive production increase in October

2023-12-01T11:41:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

October saw UK vehicle production increase by 32% driven by exports to the EU according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders


Capacity and driver shortages push up logistics costs in Russia

2023-11-30T11:57:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Car buyers in Russia are having to pay more for their vehicles because of costs passed on by carmakers faced with soaring logistics costs

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UK government reveals Battery Strategy to support EV production

2023-11-29T16:38:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

The UK government is investing £50m to build a resilient battery supply chain in support of the country’s future aims for EV production

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Industrial action against Tesla in Sweden escalates

2023-11-28T08:41:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Tesla’s refusal in October to sign a collective agreement for repair centre mechanics has resulted in strike action taking place across the country

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Politics now the driving force in automotive supply chains

2023-11-20T09:20:00+00:00By John Manners-Bell

Professor John Manners-Bell explains that automotive supply chains are now developing more along political imperatives than economic ones


SP publishes latest guidance on expendable packaging

2023-11-17T14:17:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment has published updated guidelines on sustainable packaging designs for use in expendable packaging

ALSC Digital Strategies 2023 Pieterjan Landuyt, Volvo Cars and Ronald Kleijwegt, Vinturas

The automotive supply chain is preparing for the next generation of AI

2023-11-14T14:46:00+00:00By Megan Kelly

How generative AI is being tested and put to use by automotive technology supplier ZF Friedrichshafen.

BMW's Michael Stroebel with editor-in-chief Christopher Ludwig at Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Digital Strategies in Munich

Red Sofa Interview: how BMW is digitalising supply chains for greater speed, standards and traceability

2023-11-08T15:15:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Michael Ströbel, head of BMW Group’s global digital production and logistics processes, discusses cloud integration, traceability requirements upstream and downstream, whilst looking to new uses cases for generative AI.


Toyota boosts investment in US battery plant with eight extra lines

2023-11-02T16:39:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Toyota has put a further $8 billion into its battery manufacturing in North Carolina and extended the number of lines to 14


BMW battery cell centre integrates engineering, purchasing and production to scale supply chain

2023-10-31T14:48:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

BMW has opened a 15,000 sq.m pilot plant for battery cell production near Munich which is going to play a major role in its battery localisation strategy


Hyundai supported by suppliers in race to localise EV production in US

2023-10-30T11:41:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Daechang Seat has committed investment to localise the supply of seats to Hyundai’s forthcoming EV plant in the US state of Georgia

AvtoVaz was forced to stop its plants several times in recent years because of the problems with components

Russian carmakers braced for turbulence as US sanctions promise to bite

2023-10-16T11:09:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Russian carmakers Avtovaz, Moskvitch and Sollers are being targeted by US santions that could further disrupt the inbound supply of parts 


Auto sector needs a full-scope approach to sustainability

2023-10-05T08:46:00+01:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

Kuehne + Nagel has recently completed a year-long sustainability analysis project to find out what exactly carmakers and their suppliers are doing to reduce pollution from manufacturing and logistics operations


Gestamp joins Catena-X digital supply chain platform

2023-10-03T11:38:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Spanish parts maker Gestamp is boosting its technological and environmental credentials by joining the Catena-X data-sharing platform.

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STB chairman encourages carmakers to push for North American rail freight reform

2023-09-28T18:40:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Martin Oberman told delegates at ALSC Global that OEMs should push harder for changes to the rail sector. 


Top 3 focuses for automotive logistics at ALSC Global 2023

2023-09-26T12:50:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Automotive Logistics has outlined the key areas of focus for the automotive logistics industry to take note of at our ALSC Global 2023 conference.

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How a lack of diversity and inclusion is forcing talent out of the logistics sector

2023-09-20T13:36:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Retaining and securing top talent across logistics is crucial for the continued recovery and success of the automotive industry, but not enough is being done to improve diversity and inclusion. 

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Big three strikes ’could lead to automotive supplier redundancies’

2023-09-06T12:16:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Potential strike action by UAW members who work at the ‘big three’ carmakers in the US - Ford, GM and Stellantis - could have far-reaching effects across the automotive supply chain.