All IT articles – Page 9

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    Renault Retail Group overhauls used car sales with online service


    Renault Retail Group (RRG), a subsidiary of Renault Group and the second-largest car distributor in Europe, is about to launch a new online service designed to centralise its sales to used car dealers in France. Users of the website will have access to the group’s national inventory and information on ...

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    Freightliner launches first autonomous trucks licensed for road use


    Daimler’s Freightliner subsidiary has launched the first autonomous trucks to be granted a license for road use. The Freightliner Inspiration Truck is equipped with a Highway Pilot system, which includes a complex stereo camera and radar systems with lane-keeping and collision-prevention functions. It regulates the speed of the truck, applies ...

  • Jacky Wang AL China 2015

    What does the e-commerce boom in China mean for automotive logistics?


    In the West, online purchasing has sky-rocketed over recent years, with the Amazon effect taking hold. In the East, and in China, the view is a very similar one, but on an even bigger scale. Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant is now worth more than IBM, Facebook, and Amazon, after ...

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    Panel discussion: China needs innovation in logistics


    Reaching the end of the Automotive Logistics conference in Shanghai, a senior executive panel joined editor Christopher Ludwig and publisher Louis Yiakoumi in a lively debate about some of the recurring themes from the event. Topics discussed included the impact the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative would have on the ...

  • Ford Telematics Satellite View

    Ford launches fleet telematics system in UK with Telogis


    Ford is launching a real-time fleet telematics system in the UK with its technology provider Telogis for the carmaker’s commercial customers. Ford Telematics uses real-time information from Ford vehicles to give businesses insight into vehicle location, driver behaviour and fuel consumption, amongst more comprehensive data.Announcing the technology at this week’s ...

  • Christopher Ludwig

    Editor's note: virtually keeping up with customers


    In many sectors, logistics is being transformed by e-commerce, with brands connecting more to the mobile customer, who in turn demands order fulfilment as fast as you can swipe a screen. The effect this is having across the general logistics market is pretty staggering as companies compete to manage last ...

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    JDA Software webinar: Meeting the new normal


    A wise man once said that the automotive industry is the industry of industries. The automotive ecosystem is vast, consisting of a complicated network of tier suppliers, 3PLs, OEMs, distributors, dealers and retailers, and not least customers. Across that network parts are being borrowed from all over.After the steady recovery ...

  • Martin Warington - Business Development Director TVS

    The supply chain – a holistic approach


    Now more than ever, businesses must improve the efficiency of their supply chain in order to maintain a competitive advantage. All too often companies target storage, handling and transport to reduce costs, but this is just the tip of the iceberg when aiming for a truly effective end-to-end supply chain. ...

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    Planning from first to last mile


    Logistics specialists are looking for transport management systems to do more than optimise routes and track flows; they want complete management tools for increasingly complex supply chains.At Torrance, California-headquartered Toyota Logistics Services – the outbound logistics and vehicle processing arm of Toyota Motor Sales USA – a recently-implemented Oracle transport ...

  • Albert Gallagoes

    E-commerce: Online and on the road


    E-commerce in automotive is starting to penetrate spare parts and vehicle purchases, with implications for OEMs, dealers, LSPs and customersIn the early days of eBay and Amazon, consumers marvelled at their own boldness. Buying on the internet was a step into the unknown: sending money to strangers to purchase items ...

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    American vistas of the Toyota way: A report in five parts


    As Toyota’s largest global market, maintaining a fast, reliable supply of service parts and accessories across North America is critical to the carmaker’s business model. Spare parts sales add incremental profit to dealers and to Toyota alike, while their availability is essential to the company’s brand promise, from supporting vehicle ...

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    Mazda's key to unlocking a continent


    Michael Beyer (right), group manager of vehicle logistics at Mazda North American Operations, reveals how logistics for the OEM’s new Mexican plant will be crucial to its success in the US and in global markets The current decade has been a transformative one for Mazda in the US and North ...

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    Future visions of European automotive logistics


    Delegates gathered in Bonn, Germany for the annual Automotive Logistics Europe conference, where senior executives discussed the role of technology, e-commerce and globalisation in the automotive supply chain. Some of the forecasts were scary, although many foresee increasing complexity and opportunity – if logistics companies can keep up with the ...

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    CTM signs deal with Inform for data capture on convertible concept


    Convertible Trailer Manufacturing Worldwide (CTM) is signing a three-year agreement with German software specialist Inform with the aim of gathering information on OEM outbound and inbound flows to solve the finished vehicle sector’s wasteful ‘turn and burn’ approach to distribution.CTM has a patented design for car carrying trailers that convert ...

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    Carlson invests in 3G cameras for car carrier fleet


    UK finished vehicle carrier Carlson Vehicle Transfer has equipped 65 of its car transporters with 3G surveillance cameras from Intelligent Telematics in an effort to minimise insurance costs, reduce accidents and facilitate driver training.The IT1000 forward-facing camera will capture and provide immediate access to footage of any road collisions, near ...

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    ICL to handle FCA outbound logistics operations in North America


    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has chosen logistics management and IT provider ICL to manage its outbound vehicle operations across North America.The contract, which will officially start in August this year, will see ICL coordinating and overseeing the transport of Chrysler, Jeep, Ram, Dodge, Fiat and Alpha Romeo vehicles to dealers and ...

  • Martyn Jeffries

    Automotive supply chain needs to think like a supermarket


    After years of decline, the UK vehicle manufacturing industry is undergoing a welcome resurgence. By 2017 it is expected to be turning out more than two million vehicles per year, a new record according to The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). However, turning such growth into long term ...

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    Opel wins 2015 VDA Logistics Award


    Opel has won the 2015 VDA Logistics award for its ‘order slotting’ application.This is the eighth year that the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) has presented an award to a company for an example of an intelligent logistics system that can serve as a model for other players ...

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    Sovereign appoints Steve Taylor as business development director


    Sovereign Business Integration Group, which provides industry IT and software services, has appointed Steve Taylor as business development director.The company said his appointment would continue to drive Sovereign’s success in its core markets, which include automotive logistics. As well as taking responsibility for IT services and software, Taylor will ...

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    CDN kicks off 2015 with $1m for further growth


    Car Delivery Network, which provides real-time electronic information on outbound vehicle movements, has announced it has secured $1m in funding from private investors to expand its operations as an independently owned and operated business. While the investors are unnamed CDN said they were from outside the automotive industry."These funds will ...