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    Seat looks to digital supply chain and connected cars with Telefónica deal

    2017-11-15T12:04:31Z

    Spanish telecommunications provider Telefónica is to become an IT supplier to carmaker Seat, following an agreement signed in the first week of November designed to develop connected car technology, as well as digitalise the supply chain and manufacturing process.Among the aims of the agreement is the application of 5G connectivity ...

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    IT implementation: Touching the cutting edge

    2017-11-10T14:45:00Z

    Twenty years ago, parts of today’s automotive supply chain would have seemed like science fiction – plants keeping just a few hours’ worth of highly traceable inventory, unmanned drones being used to monitor site activity, glasses with computer chips in them, self-driving vehicles, and management systems that predict the future, ...

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    BMW tracking: Prevention is better than a cure

    2017-11-10T11:14:00Z

    Few manufacturing operations have expanded as much over the past two decades as BMW’s Plant Spartanburg in Greer, South Carolina. After producing 411,000 X-series SUV models in 2016, it is now the carmaker’s largest global facility by assembly volume, and is headed towards its maximum capacity of 450,000 units per year, including the launch this year of the new X3.

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    Mines of information

    2017-11-09T17:08:00Z

    Having invested over the past 20 years in data acquisition technology, the automotive industry is now casting around for ways to make sense of that data.

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    Subaru admits to inappropriate practices in its Japanese inspection process

    2017-10-31T17:21:39Z

    Subaru has confirmed that an internal investigation at its Japan-based production facilities has revealed inappropriate practices in connection with the final vehicle inspection process. The OEM said that among other things, its investigation had discovered cases where individuals were conducting final vehicle inspections prior to their formal promotion as final ...

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    Plugged in for progress

    2017-10-31T16:11:00Z

    Evolution of CCS charging technology for e-cars towards 350 kW" width="500" height="500">The last two decades have seen the emergence of the alternative propulsion vehicle market from almost nothing. According to PwC Autofacts data, sales in 1997 across all hybrid and electric vehicles numbered about 6,000 vehicles. This year, the ...

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    Getrag scores a hat-trick at Magna Logistics awards

    2017-10-31T11:22:49Z

    Transmission system supplier Getrag has received three World Class Logistics awards for innovative supply chain projects. The awards were made by Magna Logistics Europe, a division of Getrag’s parent company Magna International, and were announced at the annual Magna Logistics Days in the second week of October.Getrag’s Supply Chain Management ...

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    Latest Ford reshuffle puts Drake at helm of global purchasing

    2017-10-25T11:09:34Z

    Lisa Drake (pictured) will replace Birgit Behrendt from January 1st as head of global powertrain purchasing and global purchasing operations at Ford, as part of a number of executive changes announced by the carmaker this week.Drake will be responsible for all powertrain purchasing operations worldwide, as well as global operational ...

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    Production & logistics part 4: Logistics organisations and skills

    2017-10-25T09:45:00Z

    How has your company’s supply chain and logistics management organisation changed over the past 20 years?

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    Production & logistics part 3: Operations, packaging and IT

    2017-10-25T09:44:00Z

    How have supply chain operations for logistics changed over the past 20 years?

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    Production & logistics part 2: Questioning the future

    2017-10-25T09:44:00Z

    This article is one of a series of pieces celebrating Automotive Logistics’ 20th anniversary issue that together take an extended look at the way top executives feel automotive production and logistics have changed in the last two decades – and where they see them heading in the future.

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    Production & logistics part 1: Where are we now?

    2017-10-25T09:43:00Z

    This article kicks off a series of pieces celebrating Automotive Logistics’ 20th anniversary issue that together take an extended look at the way top executives feel automotive production and logistics have changed in the last two decades – and where they see them heading in the future

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    Still breaking down barriers in automotive supply chains…

    2017-10-24T16:50:00Z

    What has changed in 20 years of covering the automotive supply chain?

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    Third-party logistics: An ever-evolving partnership

    2017-10-17T16:06:00Z

    What's in a name?Dating from the 1970s, the term ‘third-party logistics provider’ (3PL) grew swiftly in importance and usage and was even seen as marketable at one time.Management consultants Accenture registered the term 3PL as a trademark in 1996, defining it as “a supply chain integrator that assembles and manages ...

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    This changing world…

    2017-10-17T10:36:00Z

    Click here to access more Automotive Logistics 20th anniversary featuresOver the past two decades a number of major global events have had a significant impact on global automotive supply chains, from new technologies, external disruptors entering the industry, catastrophes (both manmade and natural), and political earthquakes.There is little doubt ...

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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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    Tesla delays truck launch to focus on fixing Model 3 bottlenecks

    2017-10-11T15:00:41Z

    Tesla has delayed the unveiling event for its electric truck by about three weeks as management diverts resources to address bottlenecks in the manufacturing of its Model 3 vehicle, as well as to increase battery production for storm hit Puerto Rico. This is according to a Tweet last Friday, by ...

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    Toyota shuts South African plant after ‘significant damage’ from flooding

    2017-10-11T13:52:53Z

    Toyota was forced to shut its manufacturing plant near Durban in South Africa this week after a massive storm hit the region resulting in ‘unprecedented flooding’. In a statement on Tuesday, following the storm, Andrew Kirby, president and CEO of Toyota South Africa Motors, confirmed that there was “significant damage” ...

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    Living in interesting times

    2017-10-10T13:14:00Z

    With the shadow of a hard Brexit hanging over the UK, the question of how it will maintain a competitive automotive sector into the next decade is harder to answer than ever…

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    Volkswagen Group part 2: Talking ‘then and now’ with head of group logistics, Thomas Zernechel

    2017-10-10T13:09:00Z

    The group’s head of group logistics talks about the major changes seen over the past two decades – and why he is optimistic about the future of logistics