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    The future of Ford’s untouchable supply chain

    2020-06-29T11:25:00Z

    Ford is digitalising key aspects of its global logistics and supply chain management, including the recent insourcing of its fourth party logistics (4PL) logistics management in Asia Pacific, Africa and South America…

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    Honda global operations hit by ransomware attack

    2020-06-11T16:14:00Z

    Honda has confirmed that its IT network was subject to a cyber-attack on Monday last week (June 8) that hit production, sales and development activities, including customer and financial service operations…

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    A vantage point on power supply

    2020-05-13T12:11:00Z

    As part of Allison Transmission, UK battery manufacturer Vantage Power has a particular focus on battery technology development, including for electric hybrid propulsion, and is competing strongly on performance in the commercial vehicle sector

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    Marelli and BMW light the way with blockchain

    2020-04-21T10:20:00Z

    Marelli Automotive Lighting is working with the BMW Group on the introduction of blockchain technology to connect suppliers’ and carmakers’ plants to improve the management of automotive supply chains. Together, the companies have designed and developed the PartChain application, which is being used initially as a pilot focused on the traceability of headlamps, rear lamps and lighting modules supplied by Marelli Automotive Lighting to a number of BMW Group vehicles

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    US outbound sector fighting a storage war in coronavirus crisis

    2020-04-15T11:25:00Z

    The US finished vehicle sector is fighting for space because the outbound supply chain has become congested with excess inventory, resulting in risk of theft and vandalism to vehicles and haulage equipment

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    Stronger connections for a competitive future

    2020-04-01T07:13:00Z

    Capacity constraints have tested the resourcefulness of Haropa ports, which oversees activity at the sea port of Le Havre, and the inland ports of Rouen and Paris, but the company is responding with investment, redevelopment and the application of smart technology 

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    Watch: Susanne Lehmann outlines VW’s goals for stable production in Mexico

    2020-03-06T16:58:00Z

    Susanne Lehmann, Volkswagen’s senior director of production for North America, is in charge of pulling production and supply chain together in the region, including in areas such as programme planning, production steering, design for manufacturing and digitalisation. VW is already seeing results in productivity and supplier management but, as she ...

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    Watch: Lars Bäumann outlines VW’s project to digitalise global production and supply chain

    2020-03-06T16:10:00Z

    Lars Bäumann, director of information management and digitalisation for production and logistics across VW brands, tells Christopher Ludwig about his problem-solving mission to synthesise the various production and supply chain processes at VW’s plants across the world into one digitalised system. Together with its global partner Amazon Web Services (AWS), ...

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    Watch: Summing up the situation in Mexico

    2020-02-28T12:00:00Z

    Christopher Ludwig wraps up the Automotive Logistics Mexico 2020 conference with an overview of the key topics discussed, including the impact of USMCA localisation rules and certification, both which raise questions but also opportunities for logistics providers to manage complexity. The increase in the use of connected supply chain technology ...

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    Audi exploring paperless possibilities with smart logistics

    2020-02-18T10:00:00Z

    Logistics workers at Audi car assembly plant in Győr, Hungary are trialling digital shelf labelling…

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    Your webinar questions answered: How tier 1 suppliers are responding to tough headwinds

    2020-02-16T18:58:00Z

    You asked, we answer. We return to the questions from our audience that we didn’t have time to answer in our live webinar, ranging from which parts of automotive tier 1 suppliers’ business models are at risk of commodification, to how tier suppliers are changing supply chain processes

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    Auto Transport Service to use Inform for vehicle imports

    2020-02-11T15:05:00Z

    Norwegian finished vehicle logistics provider, Auto Transport Service (ATS), is now using an IT system from German logistics software export Inform for compound and transport management at its two vehicle logistics facilities at the port of Drammen…

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    Dana goes to Transplace for intelligent transport management

    2020-02-11T13:17:00Z

    Tier one driveline component supplier Dana has turned to Transplace for AI-supported transport management of its shipments to customers in North America 

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    Part and parcel of the problem: why tier 1 supplier logistics will face a squeeze

    2020-01-22T19:05:00Z

    As OEMs and automotive parts suppliers see their margins decline, cost pressures are going to increase on logistics operations and service providers further down the supply chain 

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    Uber Freight: will it get the gig?

    2019-12-23T10:15:00Z

    Novel freight-on-demand services such as Uber Freight are helping to connect shippers and hauliers, promising to help transport operators to optimise the capacity of their vehicles and increase profit margins…

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    A new dawn of maintenance for the EV aftermarket

    2019-12-11T10:05:00Z

    The EV revolution is great for the planet but problematic for many dealerships that must now reconcile the unique technical complexities of a variety of engines all at the same time

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    Haah announces cloud platform to enhance vehicle sales and distribution

    2019-11-19T16:22:00Z

    Haah Automotive Holdings is using a cloud-based platform powered by Oracle Netsuite to manage sales and distribution of Zoyte vehicles and parts in the US

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    Hyundai successfully trials truck platooning in South Korea

    2019-11-19T15:06:00Z

    Hyundai Motor has successfully conducted its first platooning of trucks on the Yeoju Smart Highway in South Korea to replicate real-world traffic conditions

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    Groupe Cat joins Vinturas blockchain platform

    2019-10-21T15:22:00Z

    Groupe Cat, one of Europe’s biggest finished vehicle services company, has signed up to the Vinturas consortium, which is developing a blockchain-based platform providing digital services to OEMs, fleet owners and dealers. With the French group on board, Vinturas claims it now covers all key markets ...

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    Acertus to streamline shipping with latest TMS

    2019-10-16T10:14:00Z

    US finished vehicle logistics provider, Acertus, has launched a transport management system (TMS) for its automotive customers.