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    Watch: Launching start-up automotive supply chains

    2020-09-28T17:00:00Z

    As new entrants, tech firms and EV start-up companies jump into the supply chain, this panel at Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live explored the logistics requirements with insight from startups Rivian and Ineos Automotive, and supply chain specialist Kuehne + Nagel.

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    Watch: A brand new Element at commercial EV startup Arrival

    2020-09-28T17:00:00Z

    Tracey Yi, who is leading Arrival’s new component and procurement division, Elements, talks to Christopher Ludwig about the electric bus manufacturer’s unique supply chain and manufacturing localisation strategy.

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    Griffiths becomes president of Seat; Steiner takes over as VP of production and logistics

    2020-09-28T12:03:00Z

    Wayne Griffiths is taking over as CEO of Spanish carmaker Seat, while Herbert Steiner has been named the new vice-president for production and logistics. Griffiths replaces Luca de Meo, who left earlier this year to head up Renault. Griffiths has been the CEO of Seat’s performance brand Cupra since January 2019, which he will continue to lead. Steiner, meanwhile, has been the head of the motor and foundry business area at Volkswagen Group Components since 2018

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    Covid crisis has advanced digital connectivity in the automotive supply chain

    2020-09-28T10:45:00Z

    If there is one silver lining to the Covid-19 crisis, it is that carmakers and their suppliers have been forced to adopt digital tools to communicate faster and to remotely visualise together what is necessary in managing plant shutdowns and ramp-ups. Lessons have been learned in how better to establish the digital transformation of supply chain management that will push the industry forward as a whole.

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    Start-up vehicle makers demand more from their logistics providers

    2020-09-28T09:30:00Z

    Automotive start-ups are well-known for changing the rules when it comes to the cars they produce, as well as their sales and distribution models, but they are doing things a little differently when it comes to supply chains as well, demanding agility and flexibility from logistics providers not normally seen with traditional OEMs.

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    Xiaopeng Motors begins electric SUV exports to Europe

    2020-09-28T09:25:00Z

    Chinese start-up carmaker Xiaopeng Motors (XPeng) has started exports of its G3 electric SUV to Europe, with the first models expected on the roads in November this year. The vehicle went on sale in the country in June. The vehicles were loaded at Xinsha Port in Guangzhou on September 24.

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    Tesla plans deep vertical integration of battery supply

    2020-09-24T15:18:00Z

    Tesla has revealed a host of production innovations to make lithium-ion battery manufacturing more efficient and reduce costs, including in-house battery cell production, which could cut the miles travelled for the battery production by 80%, and the reduction of the cobalt content of the cathode, which would bring further supply chain savings

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    Ford and Toyota talk about the benefits of returning to sender

    2020-09-24T08:30:00Z

    Carmakers used last week’s ALSC Live online conference to reveal a range of sustainable packaging strategies they were employing in an effort to cut waste along with cost.

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    OEM cooperation has the potential to reduce empty rail miles, says Glovis

    2020-09-22T17:16:00Z

    Carmakers need to collaborate on shared rail wagon loads to reduce empty rail miles where feasible and technology provides the means to make the most of existing capacity according to speakers at last week’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain conference

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The medium is the message

    2020-09-09T11:22:00Z

    Over the last two years leading players in the European automotive industry have been collaborating on a standard for digital messaging that covers outbound logistics processes from the factory to the dealership. The project has involved almost 30 other organisations, including carmakers, logistics providers, software companies, shortsea car carrier lines and terminal operators 

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    A cloud with a silver lining

    2020-09-08T10:07:00Z

    Renault’s collaboration with technology giant Google extends back to 2019, when the companies announced that the French carmaker had begun using Google data services to refine its manufacturing process. Roll forward a year and the global pandemic has disrupted supply chains and distribution channels across the automotive sector, accelerating the need to accurately forecast demand and optimise supply by integrating data from multiple sources and analysing it in real time.

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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.