All Inplant logistics articles – Page 15

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    Work starts on Goodyear’s new automated tyre facility in Luxembourg

    2017-09-13T12:41:28Z

    Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company has announced plans to invest $77m in a highly automated facility in Luxembourg.The proprietary production process, named Mercury, being used at the facility will include interconnected workstations that use additive manufacturing to produce on-demand small batches of premium tyres.“Mercury addresses the increasing complexity in the ...

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    EDI to facilitate ever more sophisticated sequencing

    2017-09-05T12:00:40Z

    While few OEM plants run totally ‘make to order’, it is becoming more common that each successive vehicle build on an assembly line will be different. This requires the delivery of parts to line side in an exact order, planned in ‘time buckets’ of as little as four, or even ...

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    IRC handling end-to-end inbound services for Suzuki’s first plant in India

    2017-09-04T12:40:03Z

    Indian integrated logistics provider IRC Group has revealed details of its new Becharaji logistics centre, in the state of Gujarat, which is feeding inbound parts to the new Suzuki plant 10km away in Hansalpur that opened in February this year.IRC Group has invested more than 30 crore ($4.7m) in the ...

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    Kössler heads Audi production and logistics in executive shakeup

    2017-08-29T17:19:56Z

    Peter Kössler (pictured) will be the new board of management member for production and logistics at Audi after a major reshuffling was announced at the German carmaker.He will replace Hubert Waltl, who held the position from April 2014.The appointment is part of a host of management board changes as the ...

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    Kuehne + Nagel to support production of Mercedes-Benz vans in South Carolina

    2017-08-23T15:02:30Z

    Kuehne + Nagel (KN) will begin a multi-year contract this autumn to provide production logistics services for Mercedes-Benz Vans’ new assembly line and manufacturing facility in Charleston, South Carolina.The logistics provider will be taking care of all production logistics for the plant, including receiving, inventory management and delivery of parts ...

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    Rudolph Logistics to open first US facility near BMW Spartanburg

    2017-08-07T18:09:40Z

    Rudolph Logistics is investing $18m in its first US warehouse located in Greer, South Carolina, just 1.6km from BMW’s Spartanburg plant.The 16,000 sq.m facility, which is sited on 2.3 hectares at the Caliber North Business Park, is expected to start operations in September with 150 staff under a new division ...

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    Zebra survey shows manufacturers moving to greater use of technology

    2017-08-02T16:25:36Z

    Manufacturers are making ever greater use of industry 4.0 technology in their supply chains and moving ever closer to smart factories, a survey by technology provider Zebra Technologies has suggested.Zebra’s 2017 Manufacturing Vision Study, based on 1,100 respondents from the automotive, high-tech, food, beverage, tobacco and pharmaceutical sectors in Europe, ...

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    Škoda opens automated warehouse at Czech plant

    2017-07-26T16:34:44Z

    Škoda Auto has opened an automated small parts warehouse at its Kvasiny plant in the Czech Republic.The company said the €8m ($9.3m) investment was one of the biggest logistics projects in its modern history, adding that it would improve efficiency and make its on-site logistics processes more flexible.“With the new ...

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    Digitalisation: for better or for worse, you can't just ignore it

    2017-07-24T10:51:39Z

    Disruption or continuous improvement? That is the question over what digitalisation, autonomy and electrification will do to automotive logistics. Will new players swipe away older ones as though deleting undesirables on an app, or will technology improve efficiency and customer reach?The stock market drives the bleaker outlook for some. With ...

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    Different digital paces

    2017-07-18T14:58:15Z

    The headline above might well have read ‘industry and logistics 4.0’, ‘the industrial internet of things’, ‘factories of the future’, ‘smart supply chains’ or ‘manufacturing 2025’.Or we might have turned to one of a growing number of acronyms used to outline the car industry’s future, like Mercedes-Benz Car’s CASE or ...

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    Mercedes-Benz S-Class drives itself from assembly line to loading area

    2017-07-05T14:32:57Z

    The potential for self-driving cars in finished vehicle logistics has been highlighted by the recent start of Mercedes-Benz S-Class production in Sendelfingen, Germany, where a newly built car drove itself off the assembly line to a loading area about 1.5km away.Cameras, together with radar and ultrasonic sensors, worked in conjunction ...

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    Hirotec introduces self-driving robot for parts dipping

    2017-07-05T10:45:39Z

    Hirotec America, a supplier of weld assembly equipment to major OEMs, has introduced an automated machine in its production operation in Michigan.A Yaskawa Motoman dual-arm manipulator has been integrated into an OTTO 1500 self-driving vehicle from OTTO Motors to pick up and dip parts in black oxide for corrosion protection.The ...

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    Latest logistics behind start of Mercedes E-Class cabriolet assembly in Bremen

    2017-06-26T11:43:53Z

    Mercedes-Benz has started series production of the new E-Class cabriolet model at its plant in Bremen, Germany and has highlighted the logistics and digital communication technology underpinning the production process.The E-Class cabriolet is being built on the same line as the E-Class coupé, and the C-Class coupé and cabriolet. To ...

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    Executive changes at Volvo Cars' new integrated logistics department

    2017-06-21T09:47:48Z

    Volvo Car Group has confirmed a number of key logistics appointments as part of a wider reorganisation and integration of its global logistics functions.Magnus Ödling (pictured left) has been appointed senior director for global core and car program, a role that will cover logistics engineering across the supply chain. Starting ...

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    Europe conference: No easy way to the digital supply chain

    2017-06-13T18:15:09Z

    The 2017 Automotive Logistics Europe conference reminded delegates that, despite a better economy, the industry is under pressure. However, new technology looks set to offer the supply chain as much opportunity as disruption, if companies are able to keep up. Marcus Williams, Christopher Ludwig and Gareth Tredway report from Bonn, ...

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    Europe conference: Live poll results

    2017-06-13T17:53:34Z

    Live polling conducted at the Automotive Logistics Europe conference revealed that a third of delegates see implementing new technology and IT systems as their company's biggest challenge over the coming year and that reliability of service was the most sought after quality in a logistics service provider. Delegates at the ...

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    Audi to hold second Smart Factory hackathon at Ingolstadt facility

    2017-05-31T17:22:58Z

    Audi’s production division will be holding its second Smart Factory hackathon at its Ingolstadt facility in October.The goal for the students and young professionals that participate is to work out practical solutions for future production processes during the 25-hour event. Specialised knowledge will include IT, mathematics, business administration and communication ...

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    Gartner rankings highlight trend towards digitalisation

    2017-05-31T16:54:42Z

    This year’s supply chain rankings from research and advisory firm Gartner have shown little change as far as the automotive sector is concerned but highlight digitalisation as one of the key trends accelerating companies’ capabilities.BMW remains at 22nd in the list of the top 25 companies, which seeks to identify ...

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    Supply Chain Conference: The future is already here

    2017-05-16T17:04:51Z

    A drone demonstration by Venture highlighted the potential of new technology for inventory management at plants and warehousesThat the automotive industry will see [sta_anchor id="1"]exponential change is something that many, if not all, experts and executives predict – even if they disagree about the pace and scale of change. ...

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    Supply Chain Conference: Subaru transforms to lean at Indiana plant

    2017-05-10T14:30:34Z

    Carmaker Subaru has successfully transitioned to a lean process flow at its production plant in Indiana, in the US, in a major project with third party logistics provider Venture Global Solutions, ahead of the launch of the new Impreza model.“We needed to be able to change our production methods at ...