Materials handling – Page 5

  • Hella_Shanghai_centre
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    Hella plans mini-load facility in China

    2018-03-02T10:27:39Z

    Automotive lighting system and electronic equipment producer Hella has announced it will be adding a warehouse to its base in Shanghai to bolster operations in China. The new unit will be an automated, six-aisle mini-load based facility with seven workstations and around 120,000 storage locations for inbound and outbound small ...

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    Chep makes Gilder VP of automotive for EMEA

    2018-02-22T12:46:05Z

    Pallet and container pool provider Chep has appointed Murray Gilder (pictured) as its new vice-president of automotive EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). He replaces David Mayo, who moved last year to become vice-president of global accounts and intercontinental at the Chep Automotive and Industrial Solutions division. Gilder, whose new ...

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    Mercedes automates tool selection for CLS

    2018-01-30T16:24:15Z

    Mercedes-Benz has begun using an automated system to provide operation-specific screwdrivers to workers assembling the new, third-generation CLS at its Sindelfingen plant in Germany. The move is designed to provide staff with optimal support by supplying tools automatically along with the right order data and process parameters for the assigned ...

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    Automation: Paving the way for progress

    2018-01-25T17:26:00Z

    Ask automotive manufacturers what their primary concerns are today within warehouses and factories and they will probably allude to one of three key things – productivity, safety and waste. Although various solutions are available to help alleviate problems in these areas, one of the most important is materials handling technology. ...

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    Audi’s logistics part 2: Pursuing practical progression

    2018-01-04T12:41:00Z

    There is little question that finished vehicle logistics has been among the least automated segments of the overall automotive production and supply chain process. From loading and unloading vehicles to and from trucks, ships and rail wagons to inspection and parking, as well as scanning vehicles into inventory and tracking systems, outbound logistics has remained, by and large, a manual, labour-intensive operation

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    Audi tests exoskeleton for workers in logistics and production

    2017-12-20T11:38:34Z

    Audi is trialling an exoskeleton device for workers at its German plants in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm that is designed to provide support for lifting and carrying heavy material. Employees are testing the device, developed with specialist Dutch manufacturer Laevo, at logistics, press shop and assembly workstations at the plants. Audi ...

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    Facing digitalisation-driven disruption

    2017-12-20T10:37:14Z

    Historically, traditional logistics players such as DHL, Kuehne + Nagel, DB Schenker, UPS and Nippon Express have operated in a stable world, where efficiency, standardisation and low cost have been the keys to success. Digitalisation, however, has begun to change this focus, transforming the market. New, digital-native entrants are better ...

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    FCA opens $10.4m Mopar parts centre in Detroit

    2017-12-13T14:42:45Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has officially opened its new 46,450 sq.m parts distribution centre (PDC) in Detroit, Michigan, for its service parts and customer care brand, Mopar. The Romulus PDC, as it has been called, was built to address growth in sales and active part numbers by handling the fastest-moving ...

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    Seat builds tallest warehouse in Spain to support Martorell assembly

    2017-12-06T11:09:06Z

    Spanish carmaker Seat has revealed it is building an automated logistics centre at its Martorell factory outside Barcelona that will include the tallest warehouse in Spain. The facility is expected to be completed by the last quarter of next year. The logistics centre will cover a total area of 5,700 ...

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    Getting better with age

    2017-11-01T10:18:53Z

    It has been an incredible journey over these last 20 years working on Automotive Logistics, expanding both our publications and our conferences around the world. Louis Yiakoumi may have lost a few hairs since starting Automotive Logistics, but the industry has gained influence and reputation I can still remember ...

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    Plugged in for progress

    2017-10-31T16:11:22Z

    img class="wp-image-127584 alignright wp-inline-image" src="https://d2hkn54fqqmadw.cloudfront.net/web/AL/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/16C1093_2.jpg" alt="Weiterentwicklung des CCS Ladestandards für Elektrofahrzeuge auf bis zu 350 kW Evolution of CCS charging technology for e-cars towards 350 kW" width="500" height="500" The last two decades have seen the emergence of the alternative propulsion vehicle market from almost nothing. According to PwC Autofacts ...

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    Production & logistics part 3: Operations, packaging and IT

    2017-10-25T09:44:00Z

    How have supply chain operations for logistics changed over the past 20 years?

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    Production & logistics part 2: Questioning the future

    2017-10-25T09:44:00Z

    This article is one of a series of pieces celebrating Automotive Logistics’ 20th anniversary issue that together take an extended look at the way top executives feel automotive production and logistics have changed in the last two decades – and where they see them heading in the future.

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    Production & logistics part 1: Where are we now?

    2017-10-25T09:43:00Z

    This article kicks off a series of pieces celebrating Automotive Logistics’ 20th anniversary issue that together take an extended look at the way top executives feel automotive production and logistics have changed in the last two decades – and where they see them heading in the future

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    Kuehne + Nagel running PDC for Federal-Mogul in Hungary

    2017-10-11T15:25:38Z

    Kuehne + Nagel has signed a contract to run a newly built automotive service parts distribution facility near Budapest, Hungary for Federal-Mogul’s aftermarket division, Federal-Mogul Motorparts. The parts distribution facility (PDC), which is located in Páty, will supply service outlets in southern, eastern and central Europe in conjunction with Federal-Mogul’s ...

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    Tesla delays truck launch to focus on fixing Model 3 bottlenecks

    2017-10-11T15:00:41Z

    Tesla has delayed the unveiling event for its electric truck by about three weeks as management diverts resources to address bottlenecks in the manufacturing of its Model 3 vehicle, as well as to increase battery production for storm hit Puerto Rico. This is according to a Tweet last Friday, by ...

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    Mini plant, huge complexity

    2017-10-06T12:32:19Z

    BMW’s Mini factory in Cowley, near Oxford in southern England, is a striking example of managing high levels of supply chain and production complexity, set against space constraints and long lead times for inbound parts delivery and exports of vehicles. However, thanks to well-defined supply and logistics processes, along with ...

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    An aftermarket network rebuilt for rapid response at BMW

    2017-10-03T11:57:04Z

    The expansion in sales and model variety for the BMW Group over the past two decades has led to significantly higher demand in the aftermarket, with increasing complexity in the service parts supply chain. Around the turn of the 21st century, for example, BMW and Mini brands had around 165,000 ...

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    Live poll results from Detroit

    2017-09-27T11:05:24Z

    Live polling conducted at the Automotive Logistics Global conference in Detroit showed a recognition that environmental sustainability will play a bigger part in future supply chains, and that total supply chain comprehension will be the most important skill to have over the next decade. Delegates at the 2017 Automotive ...

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    Mercedes-Benz to invest $1bn in the US for EV production and logistics

    2017-09-27T10:22:09Z

    Mercedes-Benz has announced that most of the $1 billion it plans to invest in the US to expand its industrial footprint is slated for the future production of electric vehicles, alongside an expansion of its logistics activities in the country. The company plans to produce SUV models under its electric ...