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    BMW to use AWS cloud computing software to improve supply chain visibility

    2020-12-11T16:22:00Z

    BMW and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have agreed to jointly develop applications to use AWS’ cloud computing platform to increase efficiency, performance and sustainability across the lifecycle of its vehicles, from design to aftersales services.

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    Mercedes-Benz demands carbon neutrality from supply base

    2020-12-07T13:30:00Z

    Mercedes-Benz is tasking its supply base with the supply of carbon-neutral battery cells and other parts as it strives toward a carbon-neutral vehicle fleet within the next 20 years, part of its Ambition 2039 environmental initiative.

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    Audi using augmented reality for logistics and production planning

    2020-12-03T17:26:00Z

    Audi is using 3D holograms to better plan production logistics processes at its vehicle assembly plants. The use of augmented reality technology removes the need to produce prototypes of equipment or containers, making planning more cost and time efficient, according to the carmaker.

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    Sustainability at the core of Scania’s strategy for the future

    2020-12-03T13:46:00Z

    Scania has a strategy-focused approach to sustainability in its inbound supply chain according to Mathias Wijkström, head of the global Scania Production System (SPS) Office. That strategy encompasses the packaging the commercial vehicle maker uses for inbound parts and is informing its management of the batteries used to power its Scania Citywide electric bus.

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    VW boosts green credentials of lithium battery supply to Zwickau

    2020-11-30T15:13:00Z

    Volkswagen is using a combination of rail and automated unloading to move batteries to its plant in Zwickau, Germany, its first plant dedicated to electric vehicle production, which is currently making the ID.3 and ID.4. The move further reduces the carbon footprint of the plant and is another step closer to its zero-emission sustainability strategy – goTOzero.

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    VW switches to recycled oil to power ro-ro vessels

    2020-11-27T15:28:00Z

    In an innovative response to lowering emissions in European maritime freight transport, Volkswagen Group Logistics has set up an initiative for ro-ro vessels carrying its vehicles to use vegetable oil, including oil recycled from restaurants and the food industry.

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    Motter to replace Zernechel as head of VW Group Logistics

    2020-11-26T17:21:00Z

    Volkswagen’s Thomas Zernechel is retiring at the end of 2020 after 16 years as head of VW Group Logistics. He will be replaced on January 1 next year by Simon Motter, previously head of supply chain at Audi’s Ingolstadt plant, who joined VW Group Logistics at the beginning of November in preparation for the new role.

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    GM and Motorq use cars’ built-in telematics to streamline fleet deliveries

    2020-11-26T17:00:00Z

    General Motors is integrating its OnStar telematics system with connected car software provided by Motorq to offer vehicle fleet managers real-time visibility of vehicles prior to delivery.

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    BMW launches Idealworks subsidiary to supply logistics automation technology

    2020-11-23T13:41:00Z

    BMW Group has founded a subsidiary called Idealworks to supply autonomous robots to the logistics sector, including companies outside of the automotive industry. The subsidiary, which is based in Munich, Germany, and currently has a team of 30, takes its name from the acronym for industry-driven engineering for autonomous logistics (Ideal).

  • Audi LNG Truck Neckarsulm
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    Audi switches to LNG trucks for inbound delivery at Neckarsulm

    2020-11-23T13:05:00Z

    Audi has started using trucks powered by liquified natural gas (LNG) to deliver parts to its Neckarsulm factory in Germany. The carmaker said the two trucks would replace conventional diesel vehicles and save up to 20% of CO2 and around 85% of nitrogen oxides.

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    Scania to build battery plant and research centre in Sweden

    2020-11-23T12:34:00Z

    Scania is building a lithium battery assembly facility at its plant in Södertälje, Sweden to support production of a range of electric trucks and buses. The cells will be supplied by Northvolt in Sweden but battery module assembly onsite will overcome the dangers and cost associated with the inbound delivery of finished modules

  • Cuxport Deep Sea RoRo BMW
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    Rhenus Cuxport looks forward to more deep-sea trade after latest BMW exports

    2020-11-19T14:01:00Z

    BMW has shipped exports of 3,500 vehicles bound for China through the German port of Cuxhaven to avoid delays caused by peak demand at the port of Bremerhaven

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    BMW trials vehicle exports by rail from Germany to China

    2020-11-17T12:00:00Z

    BMW has started pilot rail shipments of the 5 Series between its Dingolfing plant in Germany and Chengdu in China.

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    Covid-19 has accelerated digital sales and servicing say carmakers

    2020-11-16T15:32:00Z

    The impact of Covid-19 has accelerated the adoption of digital tools in the sale and delivery of vehicles, as well as aftersales maintenance.

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    Mercedes-Benz adopts mining standard initiative for ethical battery sourcing

    2020-11-13T15:01:00Z

    Mercedes-Benz is adopting a mining certification programme designed to ensure more ethical sourcing of materials used to make the lithium-ion batteries for its electric vehicles (EVs). The carmaker is also aiming to reduce the level of cobalt used in the batteries it uses to less than 10%.

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    Vanguard units of the Nissan Ariya land in Europe

    2020-11-09T08:58:00Z

    Prototype models of the Nissan Ariya electric vehicle have arrived in Europe from Japan. Volume imports will begin in 2021 when the fully-electric coupé crossover goes on sale

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    Volvo opens central distribution centre in Thailand

    2020-11-06T12:54:00Z

    Volvo Cars has opened a $32.7m vehicle and parts distribution centre in Thailand containing a vehicle inspection centre, spare parts warehouse, performance testing facility and training centre.

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    Second Covid wave will cripple vehicle sales and distribution

    2020-11-02T15:04:00Z

    Carmakers are looking at a damaging month of sales as new lockdowns in Europe hit the dealer network. At the same time they are closely monitoring inbound supply chains ahead of a winter that could see continued disruption to automotive supply chains.

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    BMW selects Penske Logistics for LLP services at Spartanburg

    2020-11-02T14:21:00Z

    Penske Logistics will be providing lead logistics provider (LLP) services for BMW Manufacturing in South Carolina following the signing of a multi-year contract. It is the first time that BMW has outsourced LLP services in the US and the first time Penske has had an LLP contract with the carmaker, though it has been providing other services at Spartanburg since 2007. Penske also provides LLP services for Ford in North America and GM in Mexico. 

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    Mercedes-Benz to increase stake in Aston Martin

    2020-11-02T13:45:00Z

    Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz division is increasing its stake in Aston Martin Lagonda from 5% to 20% in what the carmakers are calling a ‘strategic technology agreement’.