Global logistics

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    Invisible marker lets Continental track rubber through supply chain


    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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    VW and PowerCo build on battery plans in Canada


    Volkswagen and its PowerCo battery division are building on plans to establish a battery supply chain out of Canada and developing an existing agreement with Umicore

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    Mercedes to use Microsoft data platform to streamline supply chain


    The MO360 Data Platform will connect Mercedes’ plants worldwide to better predict supply chain demands and solve logistics bottlenecks quickly

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    US reassures Korea over Inflation Reduction Act tensions


    Vice President Kamala Harris has reassured Korean leaders that battery supply chains will not be punitively affected by tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act.

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    Challenges in wiring harness supply reflect global logistics issues


    The challenges of automation, connectivity and electrification are at the forefront of the wiring harness supply problem, reflecting a wider issues in the automotive supply chain

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    Mercedes-Benz and VW choose Canadian lithium supply for German gigafactories


    Mercedes-Benz and VW Group have signed agreements to secure lithium supply from Canada for future battery and EV production in Europe

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    Schaeffler India opens parts CDC in Hosur


    Schaeffler’s division in India has opened a parts consolidation and distribution centre (CDC) in Hosur, in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. 

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    Volvo and Northvolt agree to build gigafactory in Sweden


    Volvo Cars and EV battery manufacturer Northvolt have announced a new joint battery manufacturing plant will be built in Gothenburg, western Sweden.

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    Stellantis and LG to form EV battery joint venture in US


    Stellantis and LG Energy Solution have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a joint venture plant to produce battery cells and modules for the North American automotive market. The move is part of the carmaker’s aim to make 40% of the cars it sells in the US electric by 2030, in line with the aims of the US government.

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    EV battery supply chains on the move


    As electric vehicles become serious business for OEMs, they are reassessing their battery supply and manufacturing bases, putting their eggs in multiple baskets and taking more control of the process.

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    Audi cuts production again because of chip shortage


    Audi has confirmed that it will be putting 10,000 of its employees working at the Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm assembly plants in Germany on reduced hours in June. A shortage in the supply of semiconductors, which is affecting the automotive industry globally, means Audi is having to cut output at the plants.

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    Fire at Renesas plant knocks out semiconductor chip production


    A fire has stopped production at one of Renesas Electronics’ plants in Japan. Renesas Semiconductor Manufacturing, a subsidiary of the parent company, reported the fire at its Naka factory in Hitachinaka on the earlier hours of March 19.

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    Biden signs order to secure US supply chain network


    President Biden has signed an executive order designed to fortify US supply chains, including those supporting the production of EV batteries and semiconductors.

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    Technology solutions are not a silver bullet in turbulent times


    Panellists at this year’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain North America Live conference agreed that digital supply chain tools have been a great help in navigating urbulent times, however OEMs like Volkswagen think more fundamental gains are reached when people look beyond standard solutions.

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    Mercedes-Benz Wörth plant reaches CKD milestone


    Workers at Mercedes-Benz Wörth plant in Germany, have dispatched the 750,000th complete-knock down (CKD) truck kit from the facility’s CKD Centre.

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    DSV reaches agreement to integrate Panalpina


    Danish logistics provider DSV has reached an agreement with rival Swiss firm Panalpina to merge operations following a takeover bid by the former worth $4.6 billion. If the offer meets regulatory approval in June, the combined company will take on the name DSV Panalpina and by the fourth quarter of ...

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    Škoda’s CKD centre puts AR on the map


    Škoda Auto has begun a large-scale trial of augmented reality (AR) technology to support logistics in the complete knockdown (CKD) centre at its Mladá Boleslav plant in the Czech Republic.The video mapping system is being used to help staff load sets of semi-knockdown components onto pallets for export, and consists ...

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    Gefco launches mission control for urgent deliveries


    Automotive transport and logistics provider Gefco has set up a dedicated mission control centre in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, to manage emergency shipments worldwide within its freight forwarding business line.The French company claims the 24-hour service has already proved a success, after organising a charter flight, obtaining the necessary permits ...

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    Bridgestone to buy TomTom Telematics


    Tyre manufacturer Bridgestone Europe has agreed to buy TomTom’s telematics business for €910m ($1.03 billion).Subject to closing conditions being met, Bridgestone says the transaction will bolster its goal of becoming a mobility solutions leader in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, a strategic priority for the Japanese-owned group.Data ...

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    Turkish exports bolster falling domestic sales


    Turkey’s automotive industry had a mixed year in 2018. Sales in its domestic market for passenger vehicles and light commercial vehicles (LCVs) were down by 35%, according to the Automotive Distributors Association (ODD), at 621,000 compared to 956,000 in 2017.According to Turkey’s Automotive Manufacturers’ Association (OSD), production of passenger cars, ...