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    Digital lineside technology key to BMW’s 8 Series model

    2018-07-10T17:08:50Z

    This week BMW began producing the luxury 8 Series coupé at its Dingolfing plant in Germany and the digitalisation of production and lineside logistics is playing a central role in the manufacturing of the new model, according to the carmaker. That includes in the delivery of parts to the factory ...

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    Transforming inbound flows

    2018-07-10T15:03:05Z

    Daimler Trucks’ division in Brazil – Mercedes-Benz do Brasil – has invested 500m reais ($150.6m) in its 1m sq.m plant in São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo state, to establish a new truck assembly line and transform its supporting inbound logistics structure. The comprehensive overhaul of operations is part ...

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    DHL Freight opens warehouse in Manisa

    2018-07-09T10:27:23Z

    DHL Freight has opened a logistics warehouse at Manisa Industrial Park, near the Turkish city of Izmir, in response to what it said was a growing demand for services in the country. "Manisa is not only home to one of the first logistics parks in Turkey, it is also an ...

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    Continental raises sensor output at Trutnov

    2018-06-20T10:37:09Z

    German technology company Continental has expanded its Trutnov plant in the north-east of the Czech Republic to meet increasing demand for nitrogen oxide (NOx) sensors. The sensors are used to measure the NOx content in exhaust emissions and provide data for its effective conversion into harmless substances. Among the features ...

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    Twinning talent with technology

    2018-06-19T16:03:52Z

    The rate at which emerging digital technologies are transforming the automotive logistics supply chain is hard to keep up with. As both an enabler of everything from platform design to procurement, finance and planning, and a disruptor of traditional supply chain operations, digital technology associated with industry 4.0 is driving ...

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    Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe winners announced

    2018-06-12T21:30:37Z

    The winners of the first ever Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe were revealed in Bonn, Germany, this week. During the event on June 12 – held on the eve of this year's Automotive Logistics Europe conference – former Opel, Fiat and BMW vehicle designer Chris Bangle handed out ...

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    Mercedes-Benz starts work on new plant in Hungary

    2018-06-12T17:25:24Z

    Germany’s Mercedes-Benz Cars has broken ground on a €1 billion ($1.18 billion) ‘full-flex' plant at Kecskemét in Hungary. The full-flex concept – the model for all the OEM’s future car assembly lines – is designed to allow for flexible production of cars with a wide variety of body and drive ...

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    Škoda puts autonomous robot to work at Vrchlabí

    2018-06-11T15:01:43Z

    Škoda Auto is deploying a fully autonomous transport robot from this month to move parts around its component plant in Vrchlabí in the Czech Republic. Use of the robot is part of the carmaker’s digitalisation of production processes under its 2025 Strategy, which embraces industry 4.0 technology. According to the ...

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    Carmakers and suppliers collaborate on containers

    2018-05-23T12:05:04Z

    Honda, Toyota, GM, Nissan and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) have joined forces with 12 medium to large tier suppliers, two logistics providers and the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) on a data system providing accurate visibility over returnable containers at every stage of their movement between supplier and OEM. The ...

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    Toyota logistics subsidiary buys Peach State

    2018-05-16T11:47:56Z

    Bastian Solutions, the materials handling systems subsidiary of Toyota Advanced Logistics North America (TALNA), has acquired Peach State Integrated Technologies, a supply chain consulting, engineering and materials handling firm based in the US. “Peach State will greatly assist in our growth strategy, provide immediate strength to our company and ultimately ...

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    Schnellecke and Core Focus open new eyes to logistics

    2018-05-14T17:48:06Z

    Logistics provider Schnellecke and recruitment agency Core Focus Personnel have revealed a new work experience pilot for students taking place this month at Schnellecke’s site in McCalla, near Tuscaloosa, Alabama. McCalla-based Core Focus Personnel, which specialises in providing staff and training services to tier one and two suppliers around central ...

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    Škoda develops logistics resource at Kvasiny

    2018-05-14T16:56:27Z

    Škoda has added an up-to-date logistics base and logistics training centre in the latest round of modernisation at its Kvasiny assembly plant in the Czech Republic. The logistics centre is home to the parts required for construction of pre-series vehicles, while at the training centre workers are being trained in ...

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    Bringing the IoT to the automotive supply chain

    2018-04-30T17:25:00Z

    Since Toyota first pioneered its innovative Lean production system in the 1930s, the automotive industry has been a trailblazer in developing data-driven strategies to optimise manufacturing processes

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    JCB adopts Apex system for better inventory control

    2018-04-16T23:34:24Z

    Construction equipment manufacturer JCB has adopted new software to better manage inventory at its main plant in Uttoxeter, UK. The system allows managers, via point-of-use devices, to control access to stock and know who uses what, when and where, according to its supplier, Apex Supply Chain Technologies of the US. ...

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    VW Truck & Bus partners with Hino Motors

    2018-04-16T23:09:36Z

    Germany’s Volkswagen Truck & Bus and Hino Motors of Japan, the Toyota division that makes trucks, buses and light commercial vehicles, have signed an agreement to cooperate in a range of fields including procurement, technology, logistics and transport. Hino Motors' president and CEO, Yoshio Shimo (left) and Andreas Renschler, ...

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    Mercedes-Benz: Taking an end-to-end approach

    2018-04-12T17:23:00Z

    It may have taken Mercedes-Benz around 120 years to reach 1m cars per year, breaching the mark around the turn of the 21 st century. However, the recent surge in growth of the brand has seen it rise by around 1m units in sales and production in just five years, ...

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    Finalists for Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe 2018 revealed

    2018-04-11T14:51:08Z

    The shortlist of finalists for the inaugural Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe has been revealed, with 73 entries competing in 14 different categories. The shortlist forms a cross-section of the industry’s leading carmakers, suppliers and logistics providers ( see the full list of finalists here ). The finalists were chosen ...

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    Mercedes-Benz starts up industry 4.0-based truck line in Brazil

    2018-04-04T09:44:11Z

    Mercedes-Benz do Brasil has started production on a new truck assembly line at its plant in Sao Bernardo do Campo that uses industry 4.0 technology to raise production line and inbound logistics efficiency. The move follows a three-year investment programme totalling 500m real ($150.6m). The company said the use of ...

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    Toyota acelera el uso de hidrógeno en Motomachi

    2018-03-22T12:06:54Z

    Toyota empleará 20 carretillas elevadoras más con pilas de combustible en su planta de ensamblado de Motomachi en Japón junto con una estación de hidrógeno para repostaje. Las horquillas se utilizarán para el transporte de componentes y materiales en la fábrica y se suman a otras dos carretillas elevadoras con ...

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    Toyota accelerates use of hydrogen at Motomachi

    2018-03-21T13:11:10Z

    Toyota has deployed 20 more fuel cell forklifts at its Motomachi assembly plant in Japan, along with a hydrogen station for refuelling. Used to move parts and goods around the factory, the lift trucks join two older fuel cell forklifts with a lift capacity of 2.5 tonnes that were introduced ...