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    Autoliv uses Datalogic computers for shipping accuracy


    Swedish automotive safety systems manufacturer Autoliv has employed more than 600 mobile computers from Datalogic for use in its production line and warehouse operations. Datalogic specialises in the provision of barcode readers, mobile computers, sensors, vision systems and laser marking systems.The Datalogic mobile computers are being used at the end ...

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    Covisint faces class action over fraud allegation


    Covisint, the IT company that was originally set up in 2000 as a parts exchange platform by a consortium of carmakers, has had a federal securities fraud class action filed against it for an alleged violation of the Securities Exchange Act (1993).Today Covisint provides a cloud platform designed to connect ...

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    Honda ordering system to benefit dealers


    Honda has launched a new inventory ordering system that it says will give dealers greater flexibility in the selection of vehicles for sale and better meet customer demand.Called APEX – for Allocation Preferencing and Exchange – the system replaces Honda’s previous system called MOVE (Market Oriented Vehicle Environment). As reported ...

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    Horizon launches software for automotive parts distribution


    Logistics and freight forwarding provider Horizon International Cargo has announced the launch of a supply-chain oriented IT system. The technology, hicloud, is expected to provide customers with increased visibility over their products and supply chain partners. Horizon operates heavily within the automotive and parts logostics industries. The system will monitor ...

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    ‘End of an era’ as Steve Harley retires from Ford


    A renowned executive across the carmaker and the industry for more than four decades, Stephen Harley is moving on. He talks to Automotive Logistics about what has changed in logistics as well as his last project at Ford Europe. [This story was updated on 12 May 2014] Stephen Harley (left) ...

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    Steve Jones hands over the reins at Vehnet


    Steve Jones, founder and managing director of software specialist Vehnet (left), has retired from the role after 14 years in the business and handed responsibility of the company to Christopher Kenmore, president of Galaxy Engineering, who has bought the company.Galaxy Engineering provides rugged wireless handheld computing devices to a range ...

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    Editor's note: innovation to last 30 years


    I often hear complaints about a lack of innovation in vehicle logistics. Carmakers accuse carriers of failing to update equipment and systems to fit the modern age. Logistics providers cry equally foul, citing rate squeezes that leave most unable to invest let alone innovate.I’ve never waded deep into this argument, ...

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    Editor's note: a more knowable future


    OEMs and LSPs must often react to the supply chain in real time. Extreme weather in the US, UK and Japan have all recently affected freight routes. The crisis between Russia and Ukraine, for example, blocked the port of Sevastopol, diverting cargo, along with posing much more serious threats to ...

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    ​Unipart Logistics pilots tracking solution


    Unipart Logistics is working with IT provider RF Code on trials of an active radio frequency identification (RFID) system for use on the vehicles it uses to transport aftermarket parts for the automotive, manufacturing and industrial engineering sectors. Unipart will be providing the solution to an as-yet unnamed UK-based car ...

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    Between light and darkness in IT visibility


    Carmakers were accused of a lack of discipline in their supply of information to the logistics providers at last week’s Automotive Logistics Europe conference in Bonn, Germany. Supply chain visibility is a constant issue for the logistic industry and its efforts to hone the delivery of materials. However according to ...

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    Live survey results: automotive falling behind, need for IT, to Russia without love


    At Automotive Logistics Europe 2014, we held several series of live voting surveys that captured the opinions of our audience present in Bonn, as well as those streaming the sessions live from around the world. The results were fascinating, from a desire for better IT services to trepidation about investing ...

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    Opel/Vauxhall moves to ‘order slotting’


    Opel/Vauxhall has a made a breakthrough in managing its vehicle orders and forecasting in real time together with material availability and logistics, thanks in parts to systems implemented by software-provider flexisIn today’s complex supply chains, with a proliferation of customer options and global material, one major challenge for carmakers like ...

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    Aiming for end-to-end control at Opel/Vauxhall


    Michael Scholl, Opel/Vauxhall’s director of supply chain, discusses parallel planning, in-plant logistics customisation and complexity with Automotive Logistics When carmakers make changes, be it launching a new model, adding or shifting a supplier location, or selling in a new market, they reverberate across the supply chain, either as ripples ...

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    Executive summary: Blue skies over Bonn as logistics returns to growth


    Vehicle sales and production are rising again in Europe, while supply chain complexity is driving more demand for logistics and better systems. But many risks remain both within the industry, and on Europe's periphery. Additional reporting by Marcus Williams and Zoë Apostolides[sam_ad id=6 codes='true']Although the Europe conference was held at ...

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    Odette estimates €30m savings for outbound with B2B standard


    Developing a standard for business-to-business communication protocols for finished vehicle logistics could save the European automotive industry at least €30m ($41.5m) per year, according to Odette, the standards association for automotive supply chain management. John Canvin, managing director of London-based Odette, said that there is currently no standard method for ...

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    Audi wants better visibility on logistics cost, flows


    Audi has called for an open, common network of consolidation points, which could be managed by a cloud-based transport management system and control tower, to help break the ‘black box’ of transport costs and visibility. Jens Tilgner (pictured), head of material transportation at Audi, told the Automotive Logistics conference in ...

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    Indian auto sector to benefit from IBM network tool


    The technology and consulting multinational IBM is deploying a B2B cloud-based network tool in the Indian automotive sector, that it said will help transform the industry by accelerating the movement of data amongst manufacturers, and reduce transaction costs by up to 80%. Called AutoDX, the exchange tool was developed in ...

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    ​Chep to unveil intercontinental pooling service at AL Europe


    Reusable container and pallet pooling provider, Chep, will reveal a new intercontinental pooling service to the industry at the Automotive Logistics Europe conference, being held in Bonn, Germany this week.“With our new offering we have developed an efficient, sustainable and cost effective packaging solution for industrial companies with a globalised ...

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    A transformation loaded with ambition at Volvo


    The decision to bring logistics purchasing and operations in-house has resulted in dramatic changes in Volvo Car Group’s inbound and outbound supply chain.Four years after China’s Geely Cars bought Volvo Cars from Ford, the Swedish carmaker is undergoing the most significant ever change to its manufacturing and sales footprint. Since ...

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    CDN working with Chrysler and Fenkell on damage management


    Car Delivery Network (CDN), which provides real-time electronic information on outbound vehicle movements, has signed an agreement with vehicle damage and claims company Fenkell Automotive Systems to combine their services and provide full transparency on potential vehicle damage sustained during dealership deliveries.The move comes ahead of a mandate from Chrysler ...