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    Watch: Moving ahead of the pack in container management

    2020-09-28T17:00:00Z

    Manufacturers are turning to new technology, data and sustainable materials to revolutionise returnable packaging and container management. Learn the strategies being used at Rivian, Ford Europe, Toyota North America and by returnable specialist CHEP.

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    Watch: Localisation and technology transform supply chains across industries

    2020-09-28T17:00:00Z

    Advanced technology, changing consumer patterns, trade regulations and the coronavirus crisis have led firms like GE Appliances to revaluate their supply chains and logistics. Watch GE Appliance’s Harry Chase and Tata Consultancy’s Deepak Mavatoor share their expert views.

  • NEW The Rise of Supply Chain 4.001
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    Watch: The rise of Industry 4.0 in automotive packaging

    2020-09-28T17:00:00Z

    Location and tracking technology can help firms manage returnable automotive packaging more effectively than ever. At this special session of Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live, IT experts from Alps Alpine and Sigfox detail exciting new systems.

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    Managing a dynamic global service parts network from Germersheim

    2020-09-23T09:33:00Z

    Mercedes-Benz is using new ergonomic working principles and the latest digital technology to automate processes at its global parts logistics centre in Germersheim. Machine learning and cloud computing are also being used to help with demand planning for the high volume of parts the facility receives and distributes daily

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    Rivian outlines sustainable packaging initiative

    2020-09-22T16:32:00Z

    Electric vehicle start-up Rivian has revealed details of a plastic recycling initiative that aims by 2024 to collect 500,000kg (1.1m lbs) of single-use plastic annually and stop it from floating out to sea. Rivian will instead turn it into the containers it uses to move parts inbound to its production line.

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    Yazaki’s proactive, risk-averse approach to the crisis a success, says Bo Andersson

    2020-09-21T12:29:00Z

    Yazaki is taking a more strategic and coordinated approach to the automotive supply chain as it continues to stabilise production in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. Bo Andersson, Yazaki’s president of Europe and CEO and president of North America, says the company is looking for opportunities to consolidate and improve logistics planning and control, including through the use of third party logistics (3PL) providers, greater localisation, communication and inventory planning

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    Fully automated microfactories mean more resilient manufacturing says Arrival

    2020-09-19T14:21:00Z

    Electric commercial vehicle maker Arrival could have as many as 1,000 automated microfactories operating by 2026, with the first now under construction. Localised supply is a priority and the manufacturing and logistics will be supported by industry 4.0 technology

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    Toyota uses Fujitsu quantum computing to solve complex parts distribution

    2020-09-14T14:35:00Z

    Toyota Systems has been working with Fujitsu on a quantum computing tool to organise the complex distribution of automotive parts in Japan. The companies have carried out a joint trial using Fujitsu’s Digital Annealer, a digital technology capable of performing parallel, real-time optimisation calculations at a speed and scale not covered by traditional computing, to solve a delivery problem with 3m potential routes for parts deliveries

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    Skoda using biodegradable packaging for parts exports to India

    2020-09-14T13:32:00Z

    Skoda Auto is testing biodegradable film for the packaging of vehicle components shipped from its main plant in Mladá Boleslav, in the Czech Republic, to its Indian plant in Pune. The carmaker said the packaging will save around 500kg of conventional plastic film each month.

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    Setting the scope for recovery and resilience at Seat

    2020-09-02T16:12:00Z

    Well before coronavirus became top of everyone’s mind, Seat had been implementing a range of supply chain and logistics technologies at its Martorell plant near Barcelona that supported better control, planning and handling of parts and material in its supply chain. These systems have helped Seat to restart production and to avoid a single stoppage as a result of material shortages, according to Juan Vivas, inbound manager of the Martorell plant 

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    Schwartz to take over from Dederichs as supply chain head at Ford Europe

    2020-09-01T13:00:00Z

    Michael Schwartz will take over from Franz Dederichs as manager of material logistics and supply chain at Ford of Europe when the latter retires from the carmaker in November this year

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    Geek+ teams up with Körber to improve warehouse robotics supply

    2020-08-26T10:59:00Z

    Advanced robotics supplier Geek+ has signed a partnership agreement with material handling and automation provider Körber through which it will provide its autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) to the German company’s global customer base. The new deal builds on an existing regional collaboration between the companies in Asia-Pacific

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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: ‘Covid is accelerating digital supply chain and production’ | Your questions answered with EY’s Bart Huthwaite

    2020-06-19T18:18:00Z

    Following our popular Livestream Hour edition focused on digitalisation in supply chain and logistics, Bart Huthwaite, principal for automotive and transportation at EY, rejoins Christopher Ludwig to address audience questions on topics including digital twins, industrial IOT, trade wars and changing production models. 

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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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    Skoda back in production in India as coronavirus challenges diminish

    2020-06-10T11:21:00Z

    Skoda has resumed vehicle manufacturing in India as coronavirus disruption eases, following improvements in supply chain activities and staff availability. Like other OEMs, Skoda had experienced difficulty sourcing parts and finding enough drivers because of restrictions on imports and the movement of people within India. ...

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    Electric vehicles could transform role of tier 1 suppliers in managing logistics

    2020-01-23T06:00:00Z

    As OEMs look to reduce production costs and manage more complexity, automotive suppliers will face challenges. But with more EV models in the pipeline, many have the opportunity to grab a larger piece of the pie both for manufacturing and supply chain management.

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    Taking the assault out of the battery

    2020-01-14T13:12:00Z

    The traceability of raw materials used in the production of lithium-ion batteries, such as lithium and cobalt, is one of the main sustainability challenges faced by carmakers who are investing to meet the consumer demand and regulatory pressures behind the electric vehicle revolution

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    German carmakers fined for anti-trust activity on steel purchases

    2019-11-26T14:09:00Z

    BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen have agreed to pay penalties totalling around €100m ($111m) for anti-competitive practices related to downstream long-steel product purchasing

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    VW lineside logistics reduces Golf production time by an hour

    2019-10-29T09:49:00Z

    Process improvements at VW’s Wolfsburg plant have reduced the time it takes to assemble a Golf by one hour