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  • Michael Gorny, Opel ALEurope
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    Europe conference: Leading the fourth industrial revolution

    2016-03-21T10:51:05Z

    Christian Schwede, head of department at Fraunhofer IML As Sam Cooke sang, “a change is gonna come.” While he may not have been singing about the possible fourth industrial revolution – or Industry 4.0 – everyone at this year’s Automotive Logistics Europe conference in Bonn was in agreement that ...

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    Europe conference: Change at the heart of the supply chain

    2016-03-18T20:40:55Z

    New technology and consumer trends are changing what a car does and how it is used but they are also changing the commercial transport and logistics providers supporting the delivery of those cars. Electric and autonomous vehicles, digital connectivity, and smart mobility are all accelerating change in the supply chain. ...

  • Michael Martin DHL Supply Chain ALEurope
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    Europe conference: Changing with the global tides

    2016-03-18T08:26:14Z

    When talking about how the global automotive industry is set to change over the coming years, the figures can be hard to get your head around. There are now 1.2 billion vehicles in use globally, and that is expected to rise to 2 billion by 2035. There are also expected ...

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    E-commerce, autonomous vehicles and their effect on the automotive supply chain

    2016-03-09T10:29:00Z

    Bill Bacon, managing director of automotive at DHL Supply Chain UK & Ireland Increasing demand from motorists for a fast, efficient and personal service continues to put pressure on manufacturers and their supply chain partners, particularly in the automotive aftermarket sector. At the same time, huge technological advances ...

  • Digitalisierung in der Volkswagen Logistik ? Werk Wolfsburg setzt auf ?intelligente Uhren"
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    Volkswagen trials smartwatch and RFID for parts picking at Wolfsburg

    2016-02-24T15:21:28Z

    The Volkswagen Group has revealed that it is running a four-week trial at its plant in Wolfsburg, Germany to test the use of smartwatches and RFID armbands in order picking and material logistics processes. These two projects are on top of the current use of around 100 tablet computers in ...

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    Trying to tie down demand

    2016-01-22T10:06:19Z

    Forecasting matters for any organisation juggling costs and service levels, but in the finished vehicle sector, the stakes are higher than mostGenerally speaking, it is easier to be prepared if you know what’s coming. Reliable demand forecasts help participants throughout the supply chain to ensure they have the materials, equipment, ...

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    Last Mile: converging on the future

    2016-01-04T11:39:00Z

    A new world order is emerging in the automotive sector. It began as a ‘quiet revolution’, but will change the industry forever. Technology – not chassis design, braking systems or tyres – has become pre-eminent in an industry where the big OEMs have traditionally held all the market power. Now ...

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    A new train of thought

    2015-12-21T16:11:19Z

    Illustration copyright DB Schenker Rail Automotive GmbHVehicles are increasingly moving towards connected cars and trucks. Now may be the time for the connected rail wagon. DB Schenker is currently trialling what it calls 'asset intelligence', and other rail providers are considering their options tooConnected cars are increasingly the norm ...

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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 KasselDr 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 comeFor years, Volkswagen’s OTC in ...

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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 foregroundAs 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 automation.Kassel/Baunatal ...

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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 2014In a three-part report Automotive Logistics explores the scale and importance of the Volkswagen Group's colossal parts operations, centred around Kassel, GermanyManaging service ...

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    Staying in the driver’s seat when it comes to supply chain

    2015-12-15T16:08:46Z

    When it comes to manufacturing’s next revolution – the much-discussed Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 – the automotive industry is firmly in the driving seat. A trailblazer across key manufacturing trends, the automotive industry is accelerating the move towards a world in which raw materials and machines communicate with ...

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    Peter Carlsson leaves Tesla for Elementum

    2015-11-25T09:28:44Z

    Peter Carlsson has left his role as chief purchasing officer (CPO) and head of supply chain at prestige electric vehicle maker, Tesla Motors, and moved to a new role on the advisory board at Elementum, the supply chain software provider. Carlsson was with Tesla for more than four years, having ...

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    Masternaut helps Andrew Page improve driver safety and efficiency

    2015-11-17T11:47:52Z

    Andrew Page, a distributor of automotive parts, tools and equipment based in the UK, reports that it has cut accidents and reduced speeding by 97% after implementing a telematics system from Masternaut, a provider of in-vehicle tracking and mobile workforce management software. The company implemented Masternaut Connect across its 900-vehicle ...

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    Telit secures further automotive tier one contracts

    2015-11-04T12:51:08Z

    Telit Communications, which provides products and services for Internet of Things applications, has recently secured deals with two tier one automotive suppliers for the supply of its cellular modules. The company would not disclose the suppliers but said that it expected revenue from the deal to reach $33m. The latest ...

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    Llamasoft buys Barloworld SCS division

    2015-11-04T10:39:09Z

    Supply chain design software provider LLamasoft has bought the European and US business of Barloworld Supply Chain Software, a division of automotive distributor, Barloworld. The acquisition includes all technology, software applications and staff. The buyout does not include Barloworld SCS’s key territories of South Africa and the United Arab Emirates, ...

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    Surgere boosts expertise with latest appointments

    2015-11-03T14:05:01Z

    Packaging management and supply chain intelligence provider, Surgere, has grown its team with three new executive appointments. David Hampton moves to the company to oversee client solutions and strategy, where he will collaborate with Surgere’s clients on project deployment and look for ways to reduce supply chain obstacles to save ...

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    Willi Betz equips fleet with Transics’ telematics technology

    2015-11-03T12:42:21Z

    Hot on the heels of the announcement that European finished vehicle carrier Hödlmayr has equipped its entire fleet with telematics from Wabco’s Transics International division , comes the news that German forwarder and transport provider, Willi Betz, is increasing the use of Transics’ fleet management technology to 370 of its ...

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    Anji-Ceva chooses JDA software to improve customer service in China

    2015-10-27T12:40:55Z

    Third party logistics provider, Anji-Ceva, is implementing a transport management system supplied by JDA Software to improve services for its automotive customers in China. Anji-Ceva provides transport and logistics services for finished vehicles, as well as inbound and aftermarket parts, to a number of carmakers and tier one suppliers in ...

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    C4 Logistics providing Bolloré with inbound tracking

    2015-10-26T16:02:34Z

    C4 Logistics, which handles expedited and specialist automotive shipments, is providing electric vehicle (EV) maker Bolloré with track and trace technology on the inbound delivery of parts to its Bluecar assembly facilities in France and Italy. The logistics provider is also managing the delivery of the parts inbound to Bollore’s ...