IT

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    CDN reports big take-up in North America for ePOD app

    2016-07-11T11:31:52Z

    Car Delivery Network (CDN) has reported that its electronic proof of delivery (ePOD) application vinDeliver is now being used to handle 2.5m finished vehicles annually, giving it a market share in the US and Canada of 15%. The app, which is an online vehicle delivery transport management system, connects carriers ...

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    FVL North America conference: Crossfire panel. Talking until the fat cows come home

    2016-06-14T14:36:21Z

    As declared by Sarah Amico, executive chairman of Jack Cooper, 2016 is a “fat cow year” for vehicle logistics. US sales are expected to reach a peak this year, rail and road capacity has been improved, while carmaker and logistics provider executives appear more ready than ever before to collaborate. ...

  • Brian Mason
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    FVL North America conference: Beyond the year of the fat cow

    2016-06-13T23:58:30Z

    All seven annual Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conferences have taken place during periods of recovery and growth for the industry. At the latest event, many thought sales were at their peak, and warned that OEMs and providers would need to be efficient even as the market changes. Marcus Williams ...

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    FVL North America conference: Kicking the hundred-year habit for car carriers

    2016-06-10T19:56:26Z

    The finished vehicle sector in North America has made some significant advances over the past few years in terms of bringing greater efficiency to the network. Despite that, it remains characterised by wasteful empty backhauls, which account for as much as 40-50% of mileage, according to some estimates. Some executives ...

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    UK aftermarket still growing

    2016-06-07T23:19:09Z

    UK motorists spend a collective £21.1 billion ($30.7 billion) a year on servicing and repairing their vehicles, according to a new report by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). There are more than 42,500 vehicle service and repair locations in the UK and the aftermarket is diverse and ...

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    Dassault Systèmes buys out rival Ortems

    2016-06-06T16:17:26Z

    Planning software provider Dassault Systèmes has signed a deal to buy rival Ortems, which designs collaborative manufacturing planning and dispatching software. The buyout will extend Dassault’s offering in 3D manufacturing, supply chain and delivery applications under its 3DExperience platform. Dassault did not reveal how much the acquisition cost. Alongside its ...

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    MAN invests in freight management IT provider

    2016-05-31T10:33:27Z

    Commercial vehicle manufacturer MAN Truck & Bus, part of the Volkswagen Group, has invested around $8.5m in a US technology firm called FR8 Revolution. The start-up company has developed an IT platform due for launch this quarter that is designed to optimise schedules to help shippers, carriers and truck drivers ...

  • Bill Wappler, Surgere
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    Supply Chain Conference: Only the data and technology you can handle

    2016-05-23T23:30:04Z

    Left to right: Nissan's Ben Shain; Magna's Bridget Grewal; Surgere's William Wappler Speakers at the Automotive Logistics Supply Chain Conference in Atlanta were optimistic about the potential for data analysis and new digital technology to improve the supply chain. But Marcus Williams and Christopher Ludwig find most ...

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    Kewill to buy LeanLogistics from Brambles

    2016-05-11T12:09:17Z

    Logistics software provider Kewill has signed an agreement to buy LeanLogistics, the transport management software provider, from Brambles for $115m. Brambles specialises in the pooling of packaging equipment and associated services. The transaction is subject to standard regulatory approvals and is expected to be completed within 45 days, a spokesperson ...

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    Kessler moves to CPO role at Cargomatic

    2016-05-10T10:35:54Z

    Jonathan Kessler (pictured) has stepped down from his role as CEO of Cargomatic, the on-demand shipping platform that matches truckers and shippers which he co-founded with its president, Brett Parker. He remains with the company in the new role of chief product officer, however, and also remains on the board. ...