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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 ...

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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 ...