OEMs – Page 13

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    Iran’s automotive industry left to rust

    2019-07-17T13:14:00Z

    US-led sanctions have devastated Iran’s automotive industry, disrupting its supply of components and causing production to fall. Automotive Logistics assesses the damage

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    BMW employs AI for logistics processes in Europe

    2019-07-17T09:33:00Z

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is playing an increasing role in the logistical aspects of production at BMW’s plants, with the first smart AI control application making its debut at the Steyr engine factory in Austria.

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    Seat begins drone deliveries to assembly lines at Martorell

    2019-07-17T08:09:00Z

    Spanish carmaker Seat is trialling the use of drones to move parts lineside at its Martorell plant near Barcelona. Lightweight components are being flown 2km from a warehouse in Abrera run by compatriot logistics company Grupo Sesé. The journey time is 15 minutes.

  • VW_Taubate_Brazil
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    Brazilian car market on the up but drop in exports is hitting production

    2019-07-16T15:33:00Z

    Brazil’s automobile manufacturers’ association, Anfavea, posted higher production and sales figures for May but the dramatic fall in exports is predicted to continue, mainly because of the economic crisis in neighbouring Argentina. Anfavea reported that 275,700 vehicles were built in Brazil through May while sales amounted ...

  • Digital supply chain
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    Data and the digitisation of the supply chain

    2019-07-16T15:17:00Z

    The automotive industry is being transformed by new vehicle technology, but operational processes are also undergoing profound changes driven by unprecedented levels of data

  • AL Global Munich
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    Tariffs, trade and technology: A new era for European automotive industry

    2019-07-10T11:34:00Z

    The European logistics sector is undergoing unprecedented change. Britain’s exit from the EU and the red tape of regulation are among its biggest challenges, delegates heard at the Automotive Logistics Global Munich conference last week.

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    Ukraine introduces embargo on vehicle imports from Russia

    2019-07-10T10:31:00Z

    Since the beginning of July Ukraine’s government has prohibited the import of any vehicles or parts made in Russia, regardless of from where the shipment is coming or whether it is staying in Ukraine. The move is part of wider retaliatory sanctions on a range of products from Russia. ...

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    GM boosts Cruze imports through Itajaí over first year

    2019-07-09T17:10:00Z

    In one year of handling finished vehicles on behalf of GM, the Brazilian port of Itajaí reported throughput of almost 25,800 units by June 8, 2019. By the end of June, that figure had risen to more than 27,000 units. Trials began on 9 June 2018, ...

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    JLR announces EV assembly in UK and calls for giga-scale battery production

    2019-07-09T16:50:00Z

    Along with announcing a commitment to make electric vehicles (EVs) in the UK, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is urging the government and industry to work together to bring gigascale battery production to the country. Domestic output would avoid the cost and safety risk of importing from ...

  • Mike Yang, Changjiu Logistics
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    China offers opportunities and risk for European carmakers

    2019-07-09T16:28:00Z

    Mike Yang, vice-president, Changjiu Logistics The Chinese market has become more complicated for many global OEMs over the past two years, with impacts for how logistics and exports are organised. But logistics experts are anticipating deeper manufacturing ties and trade growth between European and Chinese automotive ...

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    Running out of juice – will demand for battery materials outstrip supply?

    2019-07-09T10:47:00Z

    As OEMs accelerate their EV programmes, there is growing concern that demand for battery materials will outstrip supply. Gavin du Venage considers the risks

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    Deal or no deal, the UK auto industry needs to invest now

    2019-07-04T12:01:00Z

    The best way for OEMs to prepare for Brexit is to act like it has already happened, delegates were told at the Automotive Logistics Global conference in Munich, this week. Christoph Stürmer, Autofacts Global lead analyst, PWC, revealed that vehicle production in the UK is down ...

  • VR, Seat
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    Logistics 4.0: how smart technologies are lifting logistics to another level

    2019-07-04T11:12:00Z

    After a period of exploration, OEMs, tier suppliers and logistics providers are getting serious about making their operations smarter and more connected – Logistics 4.0 is here

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    DHL examines potential of digital twins for logistics

    2019-07-04T11:05:00Z

    German logistics provider DHL has issued a trend report on how the growing use of digital twins – digital replicas of physical systems that allow data to be transmitted seamlessly – can be adopted by and add value to supply chains. Digital twinning is already used in automotive manufacturing. ...

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    Ford sets up Import division for Europe

    2019-07-04T10:47:00Z

    Ford has launched the reorganisation of its business in Europe under three new groups, each with its own dedicated management: Commercial Vehicles (CVs), Passenger Vehicles (PVs) and Imports. The move is designed to improve customer-centred decision making and part of a previously announced reorganisation . Ford ...

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    Stronger ties: Growth of a new Silk Road

    2019-07-03T14:49:00Z

    Increased investment in rail services across Eurasia is contributing to rising volumes of automotive shipments via this mode – not only components but finished vehicles as well

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    No-deal Brexit is not an option for UK automotive, says SMMT

    2019-06-26T13:57:00Z

    With just under a month to go before a new prime minister for the UK is announced, a no-deal Brexit has not been ruled out by either contender for the job. However, leaving the EU without a deal at the end of October this year could bring crippling disruptions to ...

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    Russia confirms Khrabrovo as location for BMW plant in Kaliningrad

    2019-06-24T12:44:00Z

    Following February’s news that BMW planned to build a vehicle assembly plant in the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad , which lies between Lithuania and Poland on the Baltic coast, the government’s official news source, Russian Gazette , has reported it will be in the Khrabrovo Industrial Park. ...

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    US Trade Representative rejects Volvo and GM requests for tariff exemptions

    2019-06-12T14:05:00Z

    The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has turned down separate applications from Volvo and GM to be excluded from a 25% import duty on their Chinese-made SUVs. The levy has been in place for almost a year and Volvo has shifted its US-bound XC60 production ...

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    Changan Ford fined for anti-competitive practice in China

    2019-06-12T13:50:00Z

    China’s anti-trust regulator has ordered Changan Ford Automobile, the US carmaker’s 50:50 joint venture with Chongqing Changan Automobile, to pay a penalty of 162.8m yuan ($23.5m) for having restricted prices since 2013. Changan Ford laid down minimum levels for its dealers in the company’s home city, ...