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    Watch: Livestream Hour Season Finale | Part 2: Update from North America with Honda and Benteler

    2020-07-29T19:56:00Z

    Don’t miss the last Livestream Hour episode this season as our guests provide insight on how the coronavirus crisis is currently affecting the supply chain in North America, featuring Hector Martinez from Honda de Mexico and Maxim Serov from global tier 1 Benteler.

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    Watch: Q&A on North American vehicle ports – Livestream Hour

    2020-07-28T21:50:00Z

    Experts including Chris Connor from the American Association of Port Authorities and IT specialist Inform answer questions on North American port vehicle-handling operations, investments, digitalisation and insight on managing through the coronavirus crisis. 

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    Watch: Livestream Hour Season Finale Part 1: Global logistics lessons with the Volkswagen Group

    2020-07-23T22:54:00Z

    As part of our finale for this season’s Livestream Hour, watch this exclusive interview with our special guest Matthias Braun, who leads digitalisation and concept development for group logistics at the Volkswagen Group, on how the carmaker has managed its supply chain through all phases of the coronavirus crisis so far, and lessons for the future

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    Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 13 – Start-up OEM supply chains with INEOS Automotive

    2020-07-22T20:49:00Z

    Watch this discussion to hear key insights and ask questions to our special guest panel including INEOS Automotive’s head of supply chain management, Marko Weisshaar

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    FVL North American Ports 2020

    Last year the top vehicle handling ports in North America continued to deal with capacity issues and volume fluctuations while the US, Mexico and Canada hammered out a new trade agreement. Our review takes in the top 30 ports and analyses what impact the coronavirus has had on trade in the first half of 2020.

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    Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 12 – North American vehicle ports

    2020-07-15T16:33:00Z

    This week’s show will feature insights into how leading automotive ports have adapted rapidly to manage the crisis, how they are using digital technologies and investing in smart infrastructure to better support the automotive supply chain.

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    Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 11 – Rebuilding greener supply chains

    2020-07-08T16:20:00Z

    In this episode of the Livestream Hour, we look at the how the automotive industry is using new technology to design and execute greener, more sustainable supply chains including reduced emissions and responding to changing legislation. With insight from Kuehne + Nagel, University of Applied Science Stuttgart and CSR Europe.

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    Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 10 – How Volkswagen is transforming plant logistics with AI, analytics and cloud technology

    2020-07-01T16:14:00Z

    In this episode of the Livestream Hour, we discuss the technology and processes that are accelerating more connected, data-driven supply chains, and the greater role they will play in the post-coronavirus automotive industry. With special guests from Volkswagen, research institute Fraunhofer ISST and tech startup SYNAOS.

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    Watch: Automotive Supply Chain June Update with Volkswagen Group and Visteon – Leadership in a Crisis

    2020-06-25T10:11:00Z

    Our coronavirus series provide critical information and strategic insight to help design more resilient automotive supply chains. In our June update, key decision makers, including from Volkswagen Group and Visteon, share insight on the challenges of leadership in a crisis and how to respond to build stronger supply chains.

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    FVL European Ports 2020

    Our review of activity in 2019 at Europe’s vehicle handling ports includes insight into how Zeebrugge and Le Havre dealt with capacity issues through investments in infrastructure and digital technology, and how ports in Spain maintained throughput during the European downturn thanks to a resilient export trade.

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    Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 9 – Automotive Supply Chain in Focus – Europe

    2020-06-18T00:31:00Z

    In this episode of the Livestream Hour, we discuss key challenges facing Europe’s automotive manufacturers and suppliers with electronics and wiring harness supplier LEONI and with PWC, covering the strategies required to continue to restart and recover, as well as the structural changes that may change the shape of the supply chain. Hosted by editor-in-chief Christopher Ludwig. Register or login to watch.

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    Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 8 – Ford’s insourcing of logistics through technology

    2020-06-10T18:30:00Z

    Join this special digital transformation livestream session on how IT and technology solutions are supporting supply chain during the crisis, including a major digitalisation project for Ford’s logistics and supply chain management across key regions. Hosted by Christopher Ludwig.

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    Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 7 - Finished Vehicle Logistics: Restarting the network

    2020-06-03T15:30:00Z

    This special livestream episode focuses on the finished vehicle logistics network and how it is preparing to restart for the new normal, with insights from Hyundai Glovis, ProAct and more. Hosted by Christopher Ludwig and featuring updates and insights from the crisis and beyond for automotive supply chain and manufacturing.

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    AL FVL Spring 2020

    This issue contains a review of top US trucking companies as well as an in-depth look at rail investment across the country. We also investigate the challenges and opportunities of automotive logistics in Mexico, with podcasts and video interviews from the recent Automotive Logistics Mexico City conference. Other features cover aspects of technology such as satellite tracking, an alternative type of electric vehicle battery and autonomous driving.

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    Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 6 – Aftermarket and Service Parts: Keeping the wheels moving

    2020-05-20T21:20:00Z

    In this episode of the Livestream Hour, we discuss the pandemic’s impact on aftersales supply and the aftermarket, including the long-term effects on supply chains and what this means for managing inventory. With special guests from Toyota North America, LKQ Europe and CLEPA. Hosted by editor-in-chief Christopher Ludwig. 

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    Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 5 – Mexico Automotive Supply Chain in Focus

    2020-05-13T16:00:00Z

    In Episode 5 of the Livestream Hour, we discuss the key risks in the Mexican automotive supply chain, and strategies for successfully restarting manufacturing and supply chains, whilst preparing for USMCA implementation. With special guests from Volkswagen, Honda, the US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce and CNW. Hosted by editor-in-chief Christopher Ludwig.

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    Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 4 – Tier Suppliers on the Road to Recovery

    2020-05-06T00:38:00Z

    Hosted by Christopher Ludwig, Editor-in-Chief at Ultima Media, the Livestream Hour will take place each week on Wednesdays. It will also be part of other Livestream special episodes and guests, including previews and follow-ups from our series of live and digital events for Automotive Logistics, Automotive Manufacturing Solutions and Car Design News. In Episode 4, we discuss the key areas that suppliers especially need to consider as the automotive industry stirs back into action, including supply chain and logistics processes, sourcing considerations, digital tools and collaboration. 

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    AL Electric Vehicles 2020

    This edition looks at inbound, outbound and aftermarket aspects of rising electric vehicle production, plus the legislative jungle that needs to be navigated by logistics service providers. There is an OEM focus on BMW’s plan to bring its battery supply closer to its vehicle assembly as well as a broader investigation into how vehicle-makers are attempting to build a sustainable supply chain.

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    Toyota begins exports of Tacoma from Guanajuato

    2020-02-06T13:32:00Z

    Following the start of production at its new $700m Mexican assembly plant in Guanajuato, Toyota has outlined its distribution strategy for the new model-year Tacoma pick-up trucks it is making there. The majority of the output from Guanajuato will be exported to the US on short-sea routes through the ports of Veracruz on the east coast and Lazaro Cardenas on the west. The remaining volume to the US will be shipped via rail through the border town of Laredo in Texas

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    Procurement a priority in Mercedes’ sustainability plan

    2020-02-04T15:28:00Z

    Mercedes-Benz Cars has launched a pilot project to improve transparency on how much CO2 is emitted in the transport of source materials, starting with recycled cobalt. It will extend the company’s existing use of blockchain technology by tracking climate-relevant gases and other material along battery cell manufacturers’ supply chains