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    Register: Livestream Hour Episode 11 – Rebuilding greener supply chains

    2020-07-01T16:20:00Z

    In this episode of the Livestream Hour, we look at the how the automotive industry is using new technology to design and execute greener, more sustainable supply chains including reduced emissions and responding to changing legislation. With insight from Kuhne + Nagel, University of Applied Science Stuttgart and CSR Europe.

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    Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 10 – The Rise of AI & Analytics in Logistics

    2020-07-01T16:14:00Z

    In this episode of the Livestream Hour, we discuss the technology and processes that are accelerating more connected, data-driven supply chains, and the greater role they will play in the post-coronavirus automotive industry. With special guests from Volkswagen, research institute Fraunhofer ISST and tech startup SYNAOS.

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    Watch: Automotive Supply Chain June Update with Volkswagen Group and Visteon – Leadership in a Crisis

    2020-06-25T10:11:00Z

    Our coronavirus series provide critical information and strategic insight to help design more resilient automotive supply chains. In our June update, key decision makers, including from Volkswagen Group and Visteon, share insight on the challenges of leadership in a crisis and how to respond to build stronger supply chains.

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    Watch: How Ford digitalised and insourced global supply chain processes | Your Questions Answered Part II with Amlan Bose

    2020-06-24T22:08:00Z

    Ford is transforming its supply chain and logistics processes in a number of key regions, including creating an in-house 4PL and rolling out a dynamic transport management system. Following discussion on our popular Livestream Hour edition focused on digitalisation in supply chain and logistics, Ford’s Amlan Bose rejoins Christopher Ludwig to address audience questions on topics including challenges to rollout, whether the system and insourcing will spread to other regions, and how digital control towers are helping Ford in the Covid-19 crisis.

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    Why there needs to be a holistic approach to EV battery supply

    2020-06-22T11:44:00Z

    EVs are often portrayed as a mainstay of the fight against climate change, but when the supply of battery materials and processing of used batteries are taken into consideration, they are much less green than they look. Automotive Logistics investigates the idea of a holistic approach to EV batteries, ...

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    Watch: ‘Covid is accelerating digital supply chain and production’ | Your questions answered with EY’s Bart Huthwaite

    2020-06-19T18:18:00Z

    Following our popular Livestream Hour edition focused on digitalisation in supply chain and logistics, Bart Huthwaite, principal for automotive and transportation at EY, rejoins Christopher Ludwig to address audience questions on topics including digital twins, industrial IOT, trade wars and changing production models. 

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    Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 9 – Automotive Supply Chain in Focus – Europe

    2020-06-18T00:31:00Z

    In this episode of the Livestream Hour, we discuss key challenges facing Europe’s automotive manufacturers and suppliers with electronics and wiring harness supplier LEONI and with PWC, covering the strategies required to continue to restart and recover, as well as the structural changes that may change the shape of the supply chain. Hosted by editor-in-chief Christopher Ludwig. Register or login to watch.

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    Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 8 – Driving innovation in production and logistics

    2020-06-10T18:30:00Z

    Join this special digital transformation livestream session on how IT and technology solutions are supporting supply chain during the crisis, including a major digitalisation project for Ford’s logistics and supply chain management across key regions. Hosted by Christopher Ludwig.

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    Skoda back in production in India as coronavirus challenges diminish

    2020-06-10T11:21:00Z

    Skoda has resumed vehicle manufacturing in India as coronavirus disruption eases, following improvements in supply chain activities and staff availability. Like other OEMs, Skoda had experienced difficulty sourcing parts and finding enough drivers because of restrictions on imports and the movement of people within India. ...

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    Audi confirms it will restart operations in Puebla on June 15

    2020-06-08T16:00:00Z

    German carmaker Audi will return to making the Q5 SUV in Puebla next week following the Mexican state’s move to open up manufacturing under strict health and safety protocols. It follows more than two months of shutdown because of disruptions to the supply chain caused by the coronavirus

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    Comment: It’s supply chains that are competing now

    2020-05-28T10:19:00Z

    Before coronavirus, companies would assign top priority to areas such as manufacturing efficiency, process optimisation and smart sales and marketing. Not anymore. Today, in a world where even the biggest and best-organised corporations are scrambling to survive, the focus is squarely on the supply chain.

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    Watch: Livestream Coronavirus Series – Automotive Supply Chain May Update

    2020-05-27T18:35:00Z

    Our monthly supply chain updates provide critical information for automotive production, purchasing and logistics professionals in the current crisis, and strategic insight to help companies design more resilient supply chains for the future. Watch the May update for the latest market forecasts from our automotive analyst and insight on how supply chains could be made more resilient from automotive supply chain expert Peter Weiss from Gartner.

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    Health and safety portal opens door for Mexico automotive restart

    2020-05-27T09:41:00Z

    There have been a series of mixed messages surrounding the restart of operations in Mexico over the past few weeks but carmakers and suppliers in Mexico can now return to production providing they register their safety protocols on a government portal certifying that they will follow the guidelines designed to halt the spread of Covid-19

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    USMCA will go ahead in July but automotive approval could take 18 months

    2020-05-18T11:25:00Z

    The new free trade agreement between the US, Canada and Mexico automotive sector will not have full consensus from the automotive industry by July 1 according to Al Zapanta, CEO, US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, because agreement on labour and vehicle content still need approval

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    Russia spending billions to bolster car market

    2020-05-15T12:31:00Z

    The Russian government has said it will spend Rub20 billion ($240m) to support vehicle purchases across the country this year. The bailout package is focused on providing soft loans by state-owned banks for Russian citizens willing to purchase new vehicles by the end of 2020.

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    Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 5 – Mexico Automotive Supply Chain in Focus

    2020-05-13T16:00:00Z

    In Episode 5 of the Livestream Hour, we discuss the key risks in the Mexican automotive supply chain, and strategies for successfully restarting manufacturing and supply chains, whilst preparing for USMCA implementation. With special guests from Volkswagen, Honda, the US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce and CNW. Hosted by editor-in-chief Christopher Ludwig.

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    A vantage point on power supply

    2020-05-13T12:11:00Z

    As part of Allison Transmission, UK battery manufacturer Vantage Power has a particular focus on battery technology development, including for electric hybrid propulsion, and is competing strongly on performance in the commercial vehicle sector

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    Powerful alternatives for the automotive sector

    2020-05-13T08:33:00Z

    Battery manufacturer AMTE Power acquired AGM Batteries in 2013 to advance its development and provision of battery cell technology for specialist applications in the automotive sector looking for premium performance. Daniel Harrison talks to the company’s director Kevin Brundish

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    Watch: Kia maintains investment, launches and stability in Europe

    2020-05-12T11:17:00Z

    Kia Motors Europe chief operating officer, Emilio Herrera, and director of marketing, Carlos Lahoz, outline how the Korean brand is learning from supply chain and production disruptions, digitalising sales channels and maintaining investment in electrification to chart a route towards recovery in Europe.

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    Coronavirus policy complicates Mexican automotive recovery

    2020-05-12T09:03:00Z

    After significant declines in production and sales through March and April this year, Mexico is restarting its automotive manufacturing, but the country’s states are setting different rules regarding ramp up, which is restricting the movement of parts across borders. What could further complicate the situation in the near-term is the US-Canada-Mexico trade agreement (USMCA), which comes into effect on July 1, enforcing complex changes in trade, parts sourcing and labour rules.