All Inventory Management articles

  • JCB Case Study 1
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    JCB adopts Apex system for better inventory control

    2018-04-16T23:34:24Z

    Construction equipment manufacturer JCB has adopted new software to better manage inventory at its main plant in Uttoxeter, UK. The system allows managers, via point-of-use devices, to control access to stock and know who uses what, when and where, according to its supplier, Apex Supply Chain Technologies of the US. ...

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    Hurricane effect could keep US sales above 17m

    2017-09-25T22:14:00Z

    Replacement new vehicle purchases following the two hugely destructive hurricanes that hit the US recently could keep car sales above the 17m mark in 2017, despite previous forecasts showing they would fall below the figure for the first time in three years. “For 2017 the initial sales forecast this ...

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    Supply Chain Conference: Getting the parts there next day, or sooner

    2016-05-23T23:44:18Z

    The new Supply Chain Conference revealed the pressure on OEMs to deliver parts to dealers next day, as standard, and to consider options for even more frequency, write Marcus Williams and Christopher Ludwig For carmakers, aftermarket service parts are a lucrative part of the business, contributing significantly to OEM ...

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    Volkswagen Depot Kassel part 3 : Saving space to grow

    2015-12-17T12:45:37Z

    Big Data and broader technological advances will play an important role in future parts procurement and logistics at Depot Kassel Dr Claus Wriebe tells Christopher Ludwig about inventory reduction strategies that will keep Kassel at the centre of Volkswagen’s parts supply chain for years to come For years, Volkswagen’s ...

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    Volkswagen Depot Kassel part 2: Mitten in Europa

    2015-12-17T12:16:52Z

    Pictured are the 420,000 sq.m set of OTC buildings in Baunatal, with part of the Kassel plant in the foreground As reflected in its main location, Depot Kassel plays a central role in the Volkswagen Group’s global service parts strategy, requiring flexibility as well as a high level of ...

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    Volkswagen Depot Kassel part 1 : The beating heart of service parts

    2015-12-17T12:15:04Z

    Dr Claus Wriebe has been working in Volkswagen's spare parts logistics for more than 14 years, and took over as head of Depot Kassel in early 2014 In a three-part report Automotive Logistics explores the scale and importance of the Volkswagen Group's colossal parts operations, centred around Kassel, Germany ...