In-plant logistics

  • New UK-built Honda Civic unveiled and all set for export success
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    Honda UK increases output thanks to Daifuku process improvements

    2017-10-11T16:10:35Z

    Materials handling company Daifuku says it has helped Honda achieve a 30% increase in output at its Swindon plant in the UK through enhancements to the existing logistics processes at the facility. Completed during a series of shutdown periods over the past six months, Daifuku was tasked with increasing daily ...

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    DHL Supply Chain to handle in-plant logistics for JLR in Brazil

    2017-04-19T23:26:17Z

    DHL Supply Chain has been awarded the contract to manage in-plant logistics at Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR’s) new manufacturing plant in Itatiaia, Brazil (pictured). JLR opened its 750m reais ($215m) manufacturing facility last June . It is the first wholly-owned manufacturing plant the carmaker has set up outside of the ...

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    Imperial secures internal factory contract with Audi in Hungary

    2017-03-08T06:03:57Z

    Imperial Logistics International has secured a contract with Audi to operate internal factory logistics for vehicle assembly at the carmaker's plant in Győr, Hungary, replacing an unnamed rival. The logistics company already held the contract to manage a logistics optimisation centre at the Győr car factory for three years through ...

  • Nissan introduces driverless towing system at Oppama Plant
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    Nissan initiates automated towing system at Oppama plant

    2016-12-06T13:09:10Z

    Nissan has introduced an intelligent vehicle towing (IVT) system at its Oppama manufacturing plant in Japan that uses a modified, self-driving Leaf electric vehicle to pull a car-carrying trailer. Trials of the system began a year ago and over 1,600 test runs have been carried out since, the OEM has ...

  • Use of “ProGlove” scanner at Ingolstadt site
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    Audi embraces wearable scanning technology at Ingolstadt

    2016-11-30T12:32:27Z

    Audi has adopted a wearable scanner from ProGlove at its Ingolstadt plant in Germany in what it describes as the first step towards the widespread use of wearable technologies in its production process. Audi tested the handheld scanner replacement – which leaves both hands free for other handling operations unlike ...

  • Verschiffung BMW i3 in Bremerhaven 11-2015
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    BMW and logistics automation: from prototype to (augmented) reality

    2016-11-18T17:01:05Z

    The premium carmaker is taking a step-by-step approach to bringing smarter automation and digital technology into its day-to-day operations, with big plans for the future. BMW’s senior logistics managers are pushing new technology into the carmaker’s supply chain, with a number of pilot projects involving automated guided vehicles (AGVs), robots ...

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    Slovakian plant wins Magna World Class Logistics awards

    2016-10-12T15:47:40Z

    Magna International Europe has recognised three plants in its inaugural World Class Logistics awards, with Magna Slovteca, which produces mirrors, taking the top prize for a transformation project across its internal and external logistics operations. Magna Exteriors’ plant in Meerane, in eastern Germany, took second place in the awards for ...

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    JLR part 1: Ensuring logistics is not a victim of success

    2016-09-30T15:53:00Z

    With so much expansion, change and inevitable risk still ahead of the carmaker, JLR’s director of global material planning and logistics, David Dyke, is pushing his department’s influence across the company and the supply chain to gain efficiency and further strength

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    BMW and Schneider Electric make it to Gartner Supply Chain Top 25

    2016-05-24T16:50:23Z

    Research and advisory firm Gartner has published its annual list of the top 25 supply chain companies. The only carmaker to appear in the list is BMW, which makes its first appearance in the ranking at number 22. Toyota, which was at 24 last year, has dropped out of the ...

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    Mercedes plans new engine plant in Poland, deepens supply chain in eastern Europe

    2016-05-04T15:23:03Z

    Daimler has announced it is planning to invest around €500m ($574m) in a new engine plant in Poland, expanding its powertrain footprint and its presence in eastern Europe. The new plant decision followed an earlier announcement that the carmaker would invest a further €560m to expand its plant in Kecskemét, ...