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    Global conference: Keeping up with technology’s potential and risks

    2016-09-26T21:36:26Z

    The Automotive Logistics Global conference offered examples of technological change, advantages and dangers. The question is whether manufacturers and logistics providers are investing enough attention and capital in keeping up with them. Rapid advances in digital technology are driving changes in the logistics processes that support the global automotive industry, ...

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    Global conference: Know your supply chain better

    2016-09-24T15:58:12Z

    Manufacturers and logistics providers at the Automotive Logistics Global conference are doing more to integrate their supply chains from end to end, and are keen to use data and analytics to anticipate problems before they arise. [sta_anchor id="1"] As ever at Automotive Logistics Global conferences, the sheer size and increasing ...

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    Kuehne + Nagel adopts Transporean e-logistics platform

    2016-09-11T13:30:04Z

    Swiss-based logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel is using a cloud-based logistics platform provided by Transporean to simplify the communication between its customers and carriers. The company said the integrated platform would increase operational efficiency and provide real time transparency in its full truckload (FTL) and less-than-truckload (LTL) movements in Europe. ...

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    Ford working with Stratasys on 3D printing of parts and tooling

    2016-09-01T14:04:42Z

    Ford has begun working with 3D printing and additive manufacturing provider Stratasys to test and develop automotive-grade 3D printed interior parts, such as side and ceiling panels, instrument panels and centre consoles. According to Stratasys, the parts being developed could not be made by this method previously because of limitations ...

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    Skoda Logistics trials ‘smart glove’ at Mladá Boleslav

    2016-08-24T10:47:07Z

    Škoda workers at the carmaker’s Mladá Boleslav plant in the Czech Republic are trialling an industrial glove that includes a data capture device designed to help them work more efficiently and avoid errors in the handling of components. The company said the ProGlove helped to optimise the supply of parts ...

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    Freight audit & pay systems: Making payment less painful

    2016-08-18T15:35:35Z

    Freight audit and pay systems can provide great control over auditing and paying for logistics-related services Got a proper handle on what's going on in your supply chain? FA&P systems could help... Freight audit and pay (FA&P) systems are often used by manufacturers and logistics integrators to process, audit, ...

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    The new industrial age – are you prepared?

    2016-08-15T15:02:07Z

    The impact of automation on society in general and on industry in particular – especially the automotive and logistics sectors – is growing, suggests Dr Julian Francis (pictured) In Britain and all over the Western world, large numbers of people feel the system is no longer working for them. Globalisation ...

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    FVL Import Export summit: Making sure bigger is also better in ports

    2016-08-12T20:16:20Z

    The third Finished Vehicle Logistics Import Export summit revealed the need among vehicle-handling ports for more investment in space, berths and inland transport, at the same time that OEMs and logistics partners need to work together to improve the uneven flow of vehicles that 'vessel bunching' and larger ships are ...

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    Verizon builds telematics expertise with Fleetmatics buyout

    2016-08-03T14:17:26Z

    Verizon Communications has announced an agreement to acquire Fleetmatics, a global provider of fleet telematics and mobile workforce management solutions, for around $2.4 billion. The move comes just a week after Verizon confirmed its acquisition of Yahoo for $4.8 billion. The takeover is subject to customary regulatory approvals and closing ...

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    Truck platooning: a future benefit for automotive logistics

    2016-08-03T12:27:17Z

    A recent test of truck platooning has successfully demonstrated the technology’s considerable potential for commercial vehicle fleets... In the first half of 2016, the Netherlands held the presidency of the council of the European Union and during this time, Melanie Schultz van Haegen, minister of infrastructure and environment (which transport ...