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  • Bob Petersen (Orbis), Robert Puta (Ryder), Richard Logan (Automotive Logistics)
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    Developing packaging and logistics for electric vehicle supply chains

    2021-10-18T06:00:00Z

    Logistics and packaging providers are working increasingly with new start-up and traditional OEMs to meet the needs of EV supply chains. Executives from Ryder and  Orbis share insights on the ongoing changes, challenges and opportunities.

  • Colin Dhillon (APMA), Eva Ames (DSV), Edwin Huang (SEA Electric), Neemish Ladwa (Automotive Logistics)
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    Charge the new era of automotive supply chains

    2021-10-18T06:00:00Z

    Executives from Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) of Canada, SEA Electric and DSV discuss how electrification and digitalisation are changing supply chain requirements, including new partnerships, innovations and technologies to future proof growth and ensure efficiency.

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    Greater visibility is a wonderful and challenging thing

    2021-10-12T10:40:00Z

    At last week’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Global Live conference, leading carmakers discussed how crisis management has realigned the logistics and supply chain function within their organisations, and put it front and centre

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    North American tier ones tackle a troublesome year

    2021-10-07T12:59:00Z

     At this week’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Global Live conference, tier one suppliers discussed the disruption in a year worse than Covid-stricken 2020 and what they were doing to cope with it

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    Wolfspeed ahead for GM’s Ultium Drive supply

    2021-10-04T14:14:00Z

    GM has signed supplier agreement with US electronic subcomponents supplier Wolfspeed (formerly Cree) to secure the supply of silicon carbide devices that the carmaker said will enable it to install more efficient propulsion systems for its electric vehicles (EVs). 

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    Gefco invests in UK sequencing centre to support Jaguar Land Rover

    2021-10-04T10:22:00Z

    Gefco has expanded its operations in the Merseyside region of the UK with the opening of a 16,350 sq.m logistics sequencing centre next to its existing facility in Speke.

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    Daimler installs automated parts warehouse in Düsseldorf

    2021-09-27T16:43:00Z

    Mercedes-Benz has a new automated parts warehouse at its Sprinter van assembly plant in Düsseldorf supplied by Stöcklin Logistik

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    XPO spinoff GXO could see big gains in warehouse automation

    2021-08-03T11:48:00Z

    GXO Logistics has debuted on the New York Stock Exchange, with around 5% of the contract logistics market in North America and Europe. It has its eyes set on warehouse automation growth, with automotive as a potential growth area.

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    BMW deploys more hydrogen fuel cell trucks for logistics in Leipzig

    2021-07-30T12:29:00Z

    BLG Logistics is deploying 37 hydrogen fuel cell trucks to manage parts movements at BMW’s Leipzig plant in Germany

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    Toyota chooses network optimisation tool from Agillence

    2021-07-22T15:39:00Z

    Toyota has started using a software tool from optimisation expert Agillence to plan its inbound and service parts logistics networks

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    Gefco opts for Blue Yonder cloud technology

    2021-07-12T13:24:00Z

    Gefco is continuing its strategy to digitalise supply chain services with the adoption of warehouse and transport management software provided by Blue Yonder

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    Cross-sector partnership to promote sustainable materials sourcing in Chile

    2021-06-11T11:34:00Z

    Daimler, VW, BASF and Fairphone have set up the Responsible Lithium Partnership to to promote sustainable development and tackle the negative impacts of material sourcing, beginning with a multi-stakeholder initiative into the impact of lithium mining in Chile

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    BMW i Ventures invests in Plus One Robotics

    2021-05-07T14:39:00Z

    BMW’s venture capital fund – BMW i Ventures – has invested an undisclosed sum in Plus One Robotics, which provides vision software for logistics robots. The investment is aimed at driving automation across the supply chain and logistics industry, said BMW i Ventures. 

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    Greater cross-sector dialogue needed to solve chip crisis

    2021-04-27T10:16:00Z

    The current global shortage in the supply of computer chips to the automotive industry is causing significant disruption to production and looks likely to continue into next year. There are signs though that the current crisis could lead to new forms of partnership between the automotive and semiconductor industries, and a move away from the rigid hierarchy of the traditional automotive supply chain. That promises to lead to a more secure relationship for the future.

  • Revolution at VW Group Logistics Matthias Braun
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    Watch: The (r)evolution at Volkswagen Group’s logistics

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    Electrification, digital tools and sustainability goals are transforming Volkswagen Group Logistics processes across the carmaker’s global footprint. Matthias Braun outlines how the group is adapting its systems and relationships.

  • Pack to the future think tank DS Smith and ORBIS
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    Think Tank: Pack to the future

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    Experts from packaging suppliers DS Smith and ORBIS share new ideas, innovations and new opportunities in automotive packaging and container management that will play key roles in supply chain sustainability and eliminating cost in the European supply chain.

  • Building Europe’s battery supply base
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    Watch: Building a viable and sustainable European battery supply base

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    The huge demand for lithium-ion batteries is requiring massive investments and new supply sources across Europe, and experts from BMW Group, EV battery startup Britishvolt and packaging supplier ORBIS Europe reveal the supply chain opportunities and changes ahead.

  • How automation and data analytics can elevate performance with Einride, CNH and Blue Yonder
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    Watch: How automation and data analytics can elevate supply chain performance

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    Digital supply chain experts from CNH Industrial, IT and software specialist Blue Yonder and freight automation startup Einride discuss how digitalisation can boost reliability, control and end-to-end visibility in logistics.

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    European carmakers need a circular approach to EV production

    2021-04-23T10:09:00Z

    To meet ambitious goals to cut vehicle emissions in Europe, carmakers are focusing all their efforts on increasing the number of battery electric vehicles (EVs) they make and sell. There were more than 1m EVs and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) sold in Europe last year but by 2030 that number is expected to hit 5m in annual sales. That will put a big demand on lithium-ion battery production as carmakers seek to localise supply.

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    SKF and Einride trial autonomous truck for cross-facility shipments

    2021-03-16T11:37:00Z

    Bearing manufacturer SKF is trialling an autonomous electric truck to transport parts between its factory and its warehouse in Gothenburg, Sweden. The vehicle has been developed with Einride, the Swedish transport provider that specialises in electric and autonomous vehicles (AVs), and is based on its Pod concept.