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    Watch: Commercial vehicle supply chains with Scania and MAN

    2020-09-28T17:00:00Z

    The supply chain and logistics requirements for commercial vehicles, including trucks and buses, can vary significantly. During a panel at Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live, supply chain leaders from MAN and Scania explain how they are optimising networks and responding to the crisis.

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    Better communication a key success factor for commercial vehicle sector

    2020-09-17T18:21:00Z

    The strong ramp-up in commercial vehicle production following the coronavirus shutdowns has been facilitated by better transparency and communication in the supply chain according to speakers at this week’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live conference. However, there is still room for improvement as the sector deals with the fallout of the coronavirus and new pressures on the inbound supply chain.

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    Global automotive leaders convene in September

    2020-07-23T12:00:00Z

    September this year sees the launch of a three-day virtual summit bringing together leading logistics and supply chain industry experts to discuss the future of an automotive industry recovering from the Covid-19 crisis. Running between September 15-17, Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live will feature a programme of livestreams, webinars, Q&As and panel discussions in an online forum that will feature 20 hours of live broadcasts.

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    Vollmer takes on production and logistics role at VW Passenger Cars

    2020-07-21T13:59:00Z

    Dr Christian Vollmer is taking over as board member for production and logistics at Volkswagen’s Passenger Cars brand, replacing Dr Andreas Tostmann, who moved to the CEO role at MAN Bus & Truck last week. Dr Vollmer will step into the role effective August 1…

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    Tostmann replaces Drees as CEO of Man Truck & Bus

    2020-07-13T12:51:00Z

    Dr Andreas Tostmann is moving from his role at Volkswagen as member of the Board of Management for the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand with responsibility for production and logistics..

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    Große-Loheide becomes procurement chief at VW

    2019-10-02T08:52:00Z

    Dirk Große-Loheide (pictured) joined the board of management of Volkswagen Passenger Cars on October 1, responsible for procurement. He was previously head of group operations procurement, a post he has held since April. A trained banker, Große-Loheide started working for VW in 1990 in the field ...

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    Shifting sands of time: The changing nature of Saudi Arabia’s automotive industry

    2019-08-21T15:18:00Z

    Changes to social and economic conditions, including the recent removal of a ban on female drivers, could give a welcome boost to the automotive industry in Saudi Arabia.

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    Schenker and MAN trial reveals platooning potential

    2019-05-21T13:38:00Z

    Driving electronically linked trucks on German motorways is safe, technically reliable and easily applicable to a logistic company’s day-to-day operations, researchers claim after completion of a pilot project…

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    MAN and HHLA begin new trial of autonomous trucks

    2018-10-10T12:08:58Z

    Germany’s MAN Truck & Bus has begun working with Hamburg port operator HHLA to trial autonomous driving technology on a 70km stretch of the A7 motorway and a container terminal at the port (pictured). The Hamburg TruckPilot project will analyse and validate the requirements for customers in the real world ...

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    Time to fall in line

    2018-07-02T14:42:53Z

    In April 2016, a fleet of trucks – some of which had driven almost 2,000km – arrived in the Dutch port of Maasvlakte and made modest headlines around the world. A few months later, a three-strong convoy of Volvo trucks hauled three containers on the interstate highway from the ...

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    DB Schenker and MAN to test platooning

    2018-06-27T14:11:29Z

    Logistics provider DB Schenker has put two digitally networked trucks into service in a platoon trial on German roads in a project involving MAN Truck & Bus and Hochschule Frensius University of Applied Sciences. The first platoon took to the roads on June 25, travelling from a DB Schenker office ...

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    Bosch and MAN win VDA award

    2018-02-02T11:26:00Z

    Robert Bosch and MAN Truck Bus have been announced as dual winners of this year’s VDA Logistics Award, with digital logistics solutions in intra-logistics and empty container scheduling, respectively. It is the first time the award has been shared between two companies. The award, from two of ...

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    RIO Box now comes as standard equipment in new MAN trucks

    2017-08-31T16:55:56Z

    All new MAN Euro-6 trucks will now come with a RIO Box as standard equipment, according to the Volkswagen Truck & Bus Group company. The RIO Box is a cloud-based telematics operating system designed to link together all participants in a supply chain, independent of vehicle brand or the telematics ...

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    Siegfried Jung takes over BMW’s finished vehicle dispatch and logistics

    2017-06-27T21:30:47Z

    From July 1 st , Siegfried Jung (pictured) is the new head of vehicle dispatch and distribution at the BMW Group, based at the carmaker’s global headquarters in Munich, Germany. He replaces Peter Hörndlein, who has left BMW for a logistics role at truckmaker MAN. Jung, 46, is responsible for ...

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    Dilling and Hörndlein take up lead logistics roles at MAN Truck & Bus

    2017-06-13T16:54:11Z

    As part of a wider change-around of senior executives at MAN Truck & Bus, Dr Ulrich Dilling (pictured) is taking on executive board responsibility for production and logistics at the commercial vehicle manufacturer; while Peter Hörndlein has joined the truckmaker as senior vice-president of brand logistics. Dilling replaces Dr Carsten ...

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    The end of the line?

    2017-05-03T13:04:00Z

    As the vehicle industry and market moves towards higher levels of electrification and connectivity, production experts anticipate a change from the traditional assembly line layout that has dominated the industry for nearly a century. Instead, OEMs are expected to increasingly orientate their plants and supply chains around more flexible, digitally ...

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    Major brands reveal plans for electric truck trials

    2017-02-22T12:30:17Z

    MAN Truck & Bus and Mercedes-Benz Trucks have announced plans to allow customers to trial their respective electric trucks in real world situations, starting this year. MAN Truck & Bus, which is owned by Volkswagen Group, and an Austrian consortium, the Council for Sustainable Logistics (CNL), have reached agreement on ...

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    MAN extends contract with Imperial

    2016-08-03T10:51:03Z

    German logistics company Imperial Logistics International has struck a deal to continue managing the MAN Truck and Bus trailer yard in Salzgitter, Germany, for at least another three years. MAN manufactures components for commercial vehicles at the site. Imperial, based in Duisburg, is responsible for moving trailers between the yard ...

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    MAN invests in freight management IT provider

    2016-05-31T10:33:27Z

    Commercial vehicle manufacturer MAN Truck & Bus, part of the Volkswagen Group, has invested around $8.5m in a US technology firm called FR8 Revolution. The start-up company has developed an IT platform due for launch this quarter that is designed to optimise schedules to help shippers, carriers and truck drivers ...

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    VW brings MAN and Scania together in new CV holding group

    2015-05-06T09:41:09Z

    Volkswagen is creating an integrated commercial vehicle group called Truck & Bus that it said will bring greater coordination in terms of purchasing, development and human resources between the MAN and Scania brands. The company said in a statement that the move will lead to “closer networking among the brands, ...