Inplant Logistics – Page 6

  • BMW_Micro_ATS_lowRes
    Article

    BMW looks to the cloud to boost productivity

    2019-04-03T09:48:00Z

    BMW has begun using a digital cloud platform built on software supplied by Microsoft to increase manufacturing and supporting logistics productivity. The Open Manufacturing Platform (OMP) is designed to accelerate the use of internet-of-things (IoT) technology in the supply chain and factory. BMW said it would be shared among OEMs, ...

  • Heiner_Lanze_VW_Comp_web
    Article

    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 ...

  • P90052298_highRes_bmw-plant-rosslyn-10
    Article

    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 ...

  • 190315-skoda-tests-video-mapping-2
    Article

    Škoda’s CKD centre puts AR on the map

    2019-03-19T14:57:54Z

    Škoda Auto has begun a large-scale trial of augmented reality (AR) technology to support logistics in the complete knockdown (CKD) centre at its Mladá Boleslav plant in the Czech Republic.The video mapping system is being used to help staff load sets of semi-knockdown components onto pallets for export, and consists ...

  • Audi battery
    Article

    Audi trials used car batteries in factory vehicles

    2019-03-12T16:37:15Z

    Audi is trialling fork-lift trucks and tow tractors powered by used lithium-ion batteries at its main plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. The development is the latest stage in the company's research to find second uses for used batteries. L ike all OEMs , Audi is obliged by law to take ...

  • NWrenderingMackAvenue
    Article

    FCA to build new US plant and expand five others

    2019-02-27T14:33:53Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has revealed plans to spend $4.5 billion on building a new assembly plant in Detroit and adding production capacity at five existing plants in Michigan. The investment will create almost 6,500 jobs, though 1,400 posts will be lost as one shift at FCA’s Illinois plant is ...

  • Justin Newell Press Release Photo2
    Article

    Justin Newell joins Inform as COO

    2019-02-25T11:44:41Z

    German software optimisation specialist Inform has appointed Justin Newell (pictured) as chief operating officer (COO) at its division in the US – Inform Software Corporation. He moves to Inform from his role as general manager at finished vehicle transport provider, Reliable Carriers.Newell has more than 20 years’ management experience including ...

  • 190207-skoda-scala-sop-02
    Article

    Škoda Scala production starts in Czech Republic

    2019-02-19T16:20:18Z

    The all-new Scala has started rolling off the assembly line at Škoda’s Mladá Boleslav plant, in the Czech Republic – the first model from the company based on parent Volkswagen Group’s MQB-A0 platform. Production of the Scala, which was designed and developed in Mladá Boleslav, involves certain components being produced ...

  • Uzavtosanoat_dealer
    Article

    Uzavtosanoat to rename GM Uzbekistan and raise output

    2019-02-12T10:35:29Z

    Uzbekistan state-owned corporation Uzavtosanoat has confirmed it plans to rename GM Uzbekistan following the withdrawal of the US carmaker from the joint venture . It has not yet indicated what its new name will be. At a press conference in Tashkent on February 6, Aziz Shukurov, deputy chairman of the ...

  • Orbis Scott Krebs compilation feature
    Article

    Q&A: Scott Krebs, Orbis

    2019-02-08T11:02:13Z

    What does Orbis see as the main problem in providing accurate data on where a container is, whether empty or full, and what is it doing to solve some of these problems for its automotive customers?In the automotive industry, one of the biggest obstacles is standardisation. Toyota puts identification on ...

  • Article

    Standing up to risk

    2019-02-06T16:00:00Z

    Given that it has recently welcomed a new government, is preparing for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and is tackling a worsening domestic security situation, it is safe to say that the Mexican automotive industry faces significant risks as it seeks to improve on its position as the world’s ...

  • SMMT_News_Conference-Jan
    Article

    UK vehicle exports buoyant amid Brexit uncertainty

    2019-02-04T11:05:06Z

    Vehicle exports from the UK accounted for 81.5% of production last year, the highest proportion since 2012, allowing the country to maintain its position as the second strongest new car market in Europe after Germany. According to data presented last week by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), ...

  • DB2019AL00158_large
    Article

    VW sets up new components division to drive efficiency

    2019-01-28T15:23:04Z

    Volkswagen has established a new division – Volkswagen Group Components – tasked with reducing costs by €2 billion ($2.27 billion) while improving efficiency and taking on board the increasing importance of electric vehicles. Thomas Schmall (right), chairman of VW’s new Group Components division, with Stefan Sommer, VW Group board member ...

  • FRPIC_20180612_069 600x400
    Article

    Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe 2019 launched

    2019-01-23T12:52:00Z

    Last year’s Automotive Logistics Awards winners Automotive Logistics is proud to announce the return of the Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe. Following in the footsteps of last year’s highly successful inaugural event, the Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe 2019 will once again recognise excellence and innovation in ...

  • SCK1501_4475
    Article

    The long way home

    2019-01-22T12:24:00Z

    For inbound automotive supply chains, returnable packaging just makes sense. No carmaker wants to spend money on wood, paper and cardboard again and again, only to have to fork out straight away for costly waste disposal.

  • Audi_battery_test feature
    Article

    Packing a punch

    2019-01-16T11:13:00Z

    Electric cars could revolutionise transport by providing a cheaper, safer and more environmentally friendly way to travel. The International Energy Agency forecasts that there will be 13m electric vehicles (EVs) on the road globally by 2020, while PwC Autofacts predicts that 55% of all new vehicle sales will be fully ...

  • Virtual-Reality-for-planning-of-new-workplaces_P90330392_
    Article

    BMW Regensburg named as ‘manufacturing lighthouse’

    2019-01-16T09:46:36Z

    The World Economic Forum (WEF) has named BMW’s Regensburg car assembly plant as a “manufacturing lighthouse” of the so-called fourth industrial revolution, thanks to the factory’s innovations in logistics. The plant, in south-eastern Germany, is one of just seven worldwide awarded the honour this year for successful implementation of industry ...

  • Civic_Tourer_line_off_at_Honda_UK_web
    Article

    Honda to halt UK production during Brexit

    2019-01-14T17:42:21Z

    Japanese OEM Honda is to suspend production at its British plant for six days in April after the UK leaves the European Union on March 29.The decision follows an assessment of how best to prepare for any logistics and border problems following Brexit.“These contingency provisions have been put in place ...

  • GM_Uzbekistan_Asaka
    Article

    GM withdraws from JV with Uzbek government

    2019-01-09T13:01:28Z

    General Motors has sold off its remaining stake in the GM Uzbekistan joint venture to state-owned company Uzavtosanoat, which held the majority stake in the company. GM Uzbekistan makes Ravon and Chevrolet vehicles at its plant in Asaka. Uzavtosanoat held a 75% stake in the company from 2008 but increased ...

  • Bodyshop GM SCdoS and Neuton Karassawa feature
    Article

    Q&A: Neuton Karassawa

    2019-01-04T15:12:00Z

    Can you give an overview of GM’s logistics activities in Brazil, and your own responsibilities? The scope of my function in the region is to handle the inbound pieces and materials, such as local inbound flows from overseas to South America. I [also] manage outbound flows from the factories to ...