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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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    Better communication a key success factor for commercial vehicle sector

    2020-09-17T18:21:00Z

    The strong ramp-up in commercial vehicle production following the coronavirus shutdowns has been facilitated by better transparency and communication in the supply chain according to speakers at this week’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live conference. However, there is still room for improvement as the sector deals with the fallout of the coronavirus and new pressures on the inbound supply chain.

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    Pandemic drives companies to re-evaluate communication and travel

    2020-09-17T08:44:00Z

    Automotive companies have come to the realisation that this existing and supportive communication technology has not been used to its full potential because people are used to doing things in person. The Covid-19 crisis has actually improved international team work and companies are re-evaluating the need for travel

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    Digital tools promise a more resilient supply chain post-Covid

    2020-09-16T15:55:00Z

    If Covid has taught the automotive sector anything it is about the importance of resilience in the supply chain. The investment needed to ensure that however, comes at a time of economic uncertainty when the industry as a whole is looking for cost reduction.

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    Common standards to alleviate uncertain demand and distribution changes

    2020-09-16T09:08:00Z

    Standardising communications between OEMs and their suppliers offers novel possibilities to smooth out the volatile conditions that modern automotive logistics has to contend with according to Robert Cameron, chairman of Odette International, which is working with European OEMs, suppliers and logistics providers to create such standards – including for finished vehicle logistics.

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    Collaboration is key to achieve sustainability goals

    2020-09-15T15:55:00Z

    Sharing information between companies and ensuring regulatory alignment between regions is crucial if the automotive industry wants to take real steps towards more sustainable supply chains. Panellists from logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel and CSR Europe, the European Business Network for Corporate Sustainability, came to the conclusion at this week’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live conference 

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    Now is the time to get vehicle distribution out of the stone age

    2020-09-15T14:15:00Z

    The number one strategic challenge for the automotive logistics sector right now is in matching vehicle distribution with demand through new channels of communication and different levels of service. According to Volvo Cars’ logistics chief Martin Corner, the future depends on better collaboration between carmakers and their LSPs on adapting the outbound supply chain to accommodate the growth of electric vehicles.

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    Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live Overview

    The first Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live virtual conference is here, with more than 70 speakers and 30 sessions. Read this overview for insight into the key topics and theme, including electric vehicle and battery supply chains, sustainable supply chains, digital transformation and supply chain resilience. Featuring interviews and keynotes from leading carmakers, tier suppliers, logistics providers and supply chain and trade experts. 

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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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    VW to use sustainable electricity for all shipments by rail in Germany

    2020-09-14T10:25:00Z

    Volkswagen Group aims to switch all of the material, parts and vehicles it moves in Germany with state-run rail provider Deutsche Bahn to ‘green electricity’ by 2021 and also wants to increase the number of vehicles it moves by rail in Germany to 60% by 2022, an 8% increase on the number currently moved 

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    Meeting increasing demand for EVs in Europe depends on better battery supply

    2020-09-07T12:39:00Z

    Carmakers are investing colossal sums of money into low and zero-emission powertrain technologies. Even before the coronavirus crisis infected the finances of most manufacturers the survival of many of them hinged upon a return on investment and a successful transition to electrification over the coming years. 

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    Daimler automates inbound communications at Wörth plant

    2020-09-07T10:55:00Z

    Trucks carrying inbound parts to the Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle plant in Wörth, Germany are now sending out automated arrival announcements thanks to a new IT system set up by parent company Daimler and software development partners Inform and Fleetboard Logistics.

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    Deboeuf moves to senior manufacturing and supply chain role at Groupe PSA

    2020-09-07T10:15:00Z

    Arnaud Deboeuf has moved to the role of executive vice-president of manufacturing and supply chain French carmaker Groupe PSA. replaces Yann Vincent who has moved to become CEO of the Automotive Cell Company (ACC), a joint venture founded by Groupe PSA and Total.

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    Slovakian transport industry overcomes supply disruptions

    2020-09-07T09:30:00Z

    The disruption to the Slovakian automotive industry caused by the Covid-19 pandemic was short-term and has already subsided, according to Alexander Matusek, president of the Slovak Automotive Industry Association. However, for the future stability of the sector Matusek said there needs to be greater government support in stimulating sales. ...

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    Anita Pieper returns to plant logistics at BMW Leipzig

    2020-09-07T08:54:00Z

    Anita Pieper (pictured) has moved from her role as vice-president of vehicle distribution at BMW Group to a new role leading plant logistics at the carmaker’s Leipzig plant in Germany. Eugen Schantini has taken over her previous role and will now be responsible for global vehicle logistics.

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    Gefco secures contract with RNM Alliance in France and Netherlands

    2020-09-03T15:50:00Z

    The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has signed a new three-year contract with French logistics provider Gefco for the multimodal movement of finished vehicles in France and the Netherlands

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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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    K Line awaits delivery of first LNG car carrier

    2020-09-01T09:33:00Z

    In line with environmental efforts being made by the world’s car carrier operators K Line will take delivery of its first vessel powered by liquified natural gas (LNG) in the fourth quarter of this year, following its launch from the Tadotsu Shipyard. The vessel has capacity to carry more than 7,000 vehicles

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    Covid crisis boosts digital technology in supply chain

    2020-09-01T05:27:00Z

    Despite the huge health and economic problems caused by the coronavirus, the pandemic has also had a positive impact on some of the supply chain and logistics strategies of automotive and other manufacturing companies. Experts have said greater supply chain visibility and a new sense of purpose across often fairly independent corporate divisions are just two trends that are becoming more pronounced across manufacturing companies.