Inbound logistics

  • tompippingskold_Finnlines
    News

    Tom Pippingsköld widens remit at Finnlines

    2021-05-11T14:30:00Z

    Tom Pippingsköld (pictured) has taken up the newly created position of vice-president and deputy CEO at Finnlines, which provides short-sea ro-ro services in Europe. Pippingsköld retains his role as chief financial officer (CFO) at the company, a role he has held since 2013. 

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    News

    VW Group reports strong Q1 but chip shortage will damage Q2

    2021-05-11T10:25:00Z

    In its first quarter results for 2021 VW Group has reported a 21.2% increase in global vehicle deliveries on the same period last year, reaching 2.4m passenger and commercial units.

  • Polestar_batteries
    News

    Polestar looks deeper into supply chain with Circulor

    2021-05-11T09:59:00Z

    Polestar has signed a deal blockchain technology provider Circulor that aims to extend its visibility of ethical raw materials sourcing.

  • Zwickau_press_shop
    News

    VW cuts transport emissions by expanding Zwickau press shop

    2021-05-10T08:14:00Z

    Volkswagen’s electric vehicle (EV) assembly plant in Zwickau, Germany, has taken another step into sustainable manufacturing by investing €74m ($95m) to expand its press shop.

  • PlusOneRobotics
    News

    BMW i Ventures invests in Plus One Robotics

    2021-05-07T14:39:00Z

    BMW’s venture capital fund – BMW i Ventures – has invested an undisclosed sum in Plus One Robotics, which provides vision software for logistics robots. The investment is aimed at driving automation across the supply chain and logistics industry, said BMW i Ventures. 

  • Toyota rescue
    Analysis

    How the European automotive industry aims to build back semiconductor and chip supply

    2021-05-04T10:24:00Z

    OEMs, suppliers and EU officials are considering how best to develop Europe’s semiconductor supply bases to mitigate current and future shortages, but the broad gaps at many levels – including for older, larger chips – mean there will be no magic bullet

  • Shippeo_linked
    Article

    Real-time visibility platforms keep automotive supply chains moving

    2021-04-27T14:50:00Z

    The global automotive market is competitive and volatile, and manufacturers and OEMs were already under pressure thanks to new market challengers such as Tesla, and consumer preferences shifting towards electric vehicles (EVs).

  • Jens_Wolleson_Hellmann
    News

    Jens Wollesen to take COO role at Hellmann

    2021-04-27T14:15:00Z

    Hellmann Worldwide Logistics will appoint Jens Wollesen (pictured) to the role of chief operating officer (COO) at the beginning of January next year. The move represents a reallocation of responsibilities at the management board level of the company.

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    News

    Why just-in-time will remain the way forward for Toyota

    2021-04-27T10:54:00Z

    Leon van der Merwe is leading inbound, outbound and service parts logistics for Toyota Motor Europe. At this year’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Europe Live conference he told Christopher Ludwig about the carmaker’s strategy to modernise just-in-time and make Toyota’s logistics more sustainable

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    News

    Greater cross-sector dialogue needed to solve chip crisis

    2021-04-27T10:16:00Z

    The current global shortage in the supply of computer chips to the automotive industry is causing significant disruption to production and looks likely to continue into next year. There are signs though that the current crisis could lead to new forms of partnership between the automotive and semiconductor industries, and a move away from the rigid hierarchy of the traditional automotive supply chain. That promises to lead to a more secure relationship for the future.

  • VW_autonomous_truck_trial
    News

    Mastering complexity and getting sustainable at VW

    2021-04-26T15:25:00Z

    Logistics at the Volkswagen Group is a complex business. There are currently 12 brands in the VW Group and every day 8,500 suppliers send parts into 70 assembly plants worldwide, from where finished vehicles are delivered to 150 markets. According to Matthias Braun, head of digitalization and concept development at VW Group Logistics, the company is looking at the latest technology to manage that complexity and do it sustainably.

  • Revolution at VW Group Logistics Matthias Braun
    Article

    Watch: The (r)evolution at Volkswagen Group’s logistics

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    Electrification, digital tools and sustainability goals are transforming Volkswagen Group Logistics processes across the carmaker’s global footprint. Matthias Braun outlines how the group is adapting its systems and relationships.

  • Container shipping disruption_drewry
    Article

    Watch: A permanent change in container shipping for automotive

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    Capacity, lead time and cost issues in container shipping have disrupted automotive shippers, and long-term structural changes in the sector will lead to new supplier relationships, according to Drewry.

  • Semiconductor shortage_GlobalFoundries, SEMI, IHS Markit
    Article

    Watch: How today’s chip shortage could help the automotive supply chain flourish in the long run

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    The semiconductor crisis has caused millions of units in lost production but is also pointing the way towards a more fruitful relationship between OEMs, tier-1 suppliers, foundries and chip producers globally, especially as more electronics are added to future vehicles.

  • Decarbonising the European supply chain_Volvo Trucks, CHEP, DFDS
    Article

    Watch: Collaborate to decarbonise European automotive logistics

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    As European manufacturers set tight emission reduction targets in logistics, experts at Volvo Trucks, DFDS and CHEP reveal just how important collaboration will be for their sustainability roadmaps.

  • Supply chain innovation with INEOS Automotive and GEFCO
    Article

    Watch: Spinning the wheel of supply chain innovation

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    Leaders from INEOS Automotive and GEFCO see AI and real-time visibility as game changes for logistics, but point out that innovation is not just about implementing new systems or digitalising processes, but also adapting working culture and working with the right partners. 

  • Preparing for a 99% chance of disruption with Hella, CNW, Wakeo
    Article

    Watch: Preparing for a 99.99% chance of supply chain disruption

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    Disruptions in the automotive supply chain are a near certainty but nonetheless near impossible to pinpoint. Supply chain experts from automotive supplier Hella, tracking provider Wakeo and emergency freight provider CNW discuss the best ways to minimise risk.

  • Transforming supply chains with Toyota_Leon van der Merve
    Article

    Watch: Transforming the European supply chain the Toyota way

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    Toyota Motor Europe’s VP of supply chain, Leon van der Merve, explains how the carmaker plans to reduce logistics emissions and how he wants to modernise just-in-time to be even leaner wherever possible.

  • Intelligent insights Europes electric vehicle battery hub
    Article

    Watch: Europe goes giga on the battery supply chain

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    Europe has lagged Asia in the race to produce lithium-ion batteries, but automotive and battery players are investing heavily to scale up production. A new forecast by Automotive from Ultima Media reveals the opportunities.

  • Sustainability as a KPI with ZF, Scania and IPL Macro
    Article

    Watch: Why sustainability will be a major KPI in logistics

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    Manufacturers including Scania and ZF are already starting to factor emissions reduction and sustainability goals into logistics decisions and purchasing, leaading to changes in transport and returnable packaging operations.