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  • Hochzeit_Magna_5erBMW_
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    Delivering a smarter factory

    2019-05-14T14:23:00Z

    Magna Steyr’s vehicle assembly plant in the Austrian city of Graz is not a typical automotive factory; the site, which in 2018 brought its cumulative total production tally to 3.5m vehicles, produces vehicles under contract for OEMs such as Daimler, BMW and Jaguar Land Rover. Efficiency is important in any ...

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    Zim joins TradeLens to boost digitalisation

    2019-05-01T11:15:00Z

    Global container shipping provider, Zim Integrated Shipping Services, has signed up to the TradeLens digital business platform, a service based on blockchain technology to provide secure shipping data and make global trade more efficient.

  • SpringHillEngine16
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    ITC report outlines pros and cons of USMCA

    2019-05-01T09:43:00Z

    The proposed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is likely to lead to an increase in automotive components production within the US, which will also increase the automotive sector’s net employment by more than 28,000 full-time jobs, according to new report from the International Trade Commission (ITC) looking into the likely effects ...

  • ALG_Shanghai_opening
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    A transformation for China's automotive landscape

    2019-04-29T18:45:00Z

    Carmakers, logistics providers and tier suppliers joined the heads of China’s leading trade associations in Shanghai this year to assess the sweeping changes taking place in the country’s automotive market. As regulators seek to support business during the slowdown, trade upheaval continues but so does the growth in digitalisation and ...

  • Marco_Wang_NIO_01
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    Nio targets more dynamic logistics for NEVs

    2019-04-29T18:42:00Z

    The Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer sees opportunities to improve inventory management and parts handling in its supply chain

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    Putin promises to help VW with special contracts and state support

    2019-04-23T19:07:07Z

    Russian president Vladimir Putin has placated tension between VW Group and the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade by promising the carmaker a special investment contract (Spic) and access to additional state support if it goes ahead with plans to increase production in the country. The carmaker is ready to ...

  • From mine to factory: Volkswagen makes supply chain transparent
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    VW and Minespider collaborate on blockchain pilot for lead sourcing

    2019-04-23T18:23:00Z

    Volkswagen Group has begun a pilot project aimed at gaining greater transparency in its materials supply chain through the use of blockchain technology.

  • Seat_Relizane_linefeed
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    Seat looks to buy parts beyond Spain

    2019-04-23T16:02:00Z

    Though Seat sources the majority of its parts from domestic suppliers in Spain, the Spanish carmaker has just announced that it plans to buy more components from outside the country.

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    Toyota and Kenworth unveil fuel-cell truck at port of LA

    2019-04-23T14:01:36Z

    Toyota and Kenworth Trucks have unveiled their jointly developed heavy-duty, fuel-cell truck at an event held at the port of Los Angeles. The companies will deploy ten such trucks to move freight received at the port, and at the neighbouring port of Long Beach, throughout the LA basin. Four of ...

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    Express rail deliveries increase along Silk Road

    2019-04-23T09:16:00Z

    Since it was first announced by China’s president Xi Jinping in 2013, the comprehensive international trade and infrastructure plan now known as the Belt and Road Initiative has quickly crossed a number of milestones in its development of services by land and sea. Currently around 65 countries are involved (152 ...

  • Ubimax PICL1201
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    Reality check: How AR can improve efficiency in logistics

    2019-04-15T16:58:00Z

    A growing number of companies in the automotive industry are embracing the use of augmented and virtual reality technology for tasks such as part picking and inventory management, as well as for training. We look at some of the latest applications

  • Kuly_Malka_01
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    Ford Europe packaging: Heading to the pool

    2019-04-12T13:00:00Z

    Ford’s Kuly Malka has overseen a transformation in the carmaker’s European packaging and container management

  • Fleetboard Vehicle LensFleetboard Vehicle Lens
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    Truckmakers getting connected to improve logistics

    2019-04-10T12:51:00Z

    Long gone is the era when it was normal to wait for 28 days for a delivery; in today’s market consumers expect to receive their order by the next day. But the Amazon-type model is putting a lot of pressure on logistics. At the same time, developments ...

  • Heiner_Lanze_VW_Comp_web
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    VW reshuffles top managers in components operations

    2019-04-01T15:57:05Z

    Heiner Lanze (pictured) has taken over as head of procurement at VW’s newly independent business unit, Volkswagen Group Components. Most recently, Lanze was responsible for procurement at Volkswagen do Brasil and the South America region. Before that, he was vice-president of procurement at Scania in Brazil. His career in the ...

  • DHL LNG truck
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    DHL steps on the gas to cut emissions

    2019-03-26T15:35:08Z

    DHL Freight has begun using one of the first long-haul trucks powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), which is capable of towing a mega trailer.During a year-long trial, an Iveco Stralis will operate a daily shuttle service between DHL’s logistics centre and a BMW Group production plant in southern Germany. ...

  • Grahovac_Honda
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    Honda prepares for sharp rise in EVs and costs

    2019-03-25T16:09:05Z

    Honda has revealed some massive changes across its operations in North America as it prepares for a surge in production of electric vehicles (EVs) and a big rise in logistics costs.Speaking at The Supply Chain Conference last week in Atlanta, George Grahovac (pictured), Honda of America’s new senior manager at ...

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    Technology drives massive change in the supply chain

    2019-03-21T17:58:00Z

    The rise of EVs and higher customer expectations are putting pressure on inbound supply chains and forcing structural changes. Marcus Williams reports from The Supply Chain Conference in Atlanta

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    Electricity crisis hits South Africa’s automotive industry

    2019-03-20T10:43:00Z

    Rolling power cuts across South Africa are threatening the automotive logistics chain, as the country’s overburdened state electricity provider Eskom struggles to meet the needs of business. Vehicle sales are down as consumer confidence has fallen and automotive manufacturers are keeping production going by sacrificing non-essential plant functions. President and ...

  • Scania_Bangkok
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    Scania opens Thai factory to better serve Southeast Asia

    2019-03-06T09:20:00Z

    Swedish truckmaker Scania has moved production closer to sales in Southeast Asia with the opening of a factory in Thailand to assemble truck and bus chassis from complete knockdown (CKD) kits shipped in from Europe, as well as manufacturing truck cabs locally. Last year, the company sold more than ...

  • Geely-Atlas
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    RZD launches China-Belarus service for Geely

    2019-03-05T15:04:17Z

    Russian state-owned rail monopoly Russian Railways (RZD) has launched a block train service from China to Belarus for carmaker Geely, to serve its BelGee plant in the city of Zhodino. The plant, which is a joint venture between Geely and the Belarus government, started making cars last year.In a pilot ...