Opinion – Page 5

  • Christopher Ludwig
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    Why getting outbound logistics right can take a lot of time

    2016-10-27T14:52:20Z

    Clearly, vehicle logistics is tactically important in the successful launch and sale of new models. OEMs need sufficient logistics services in place to meet campaign dates and, most importantly, get vehicles to end customers as promised.[in_this_story align="right" border="yes"] Launches tend to require a surge of trucks or rail wagons before ...

  • Christopher Ludwig
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    'Brexit' may mean 'Brexit' – but then again, it may not

    2016-10-27T12:30:06Z

    After the shock result in the UK's referendum on membership of the European Union back in June, many questions still remain about the implications for the country's relationship with the EU... Automotive Logistics prides itself on global coverage beyond our base here in Britain, but lately we’ve had reason ...

  • WWL Jasienski_opt (1)
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    WWL ASA poised to shape the future of vehicle logistics

    2016-10-26T14:54:26Z

    Having recently taken over as joint chief executive for WWL and Eukor Car Carriers following the company’s restructuring news , Craig Jasienski shares some of his thoughts on the ro-ro shipping market, his career so far and priorities ahead of the WWL ASA listing next year The car and ro-ro ...

  • Walls_small
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    Last Mile: Another brick in the wall?

    2016-10-03T10:10:08Z

    We should celebrate the breaking down of barriers in trade and business, not encourage their construction through stubborn rhetoric and isolationist policy. We may be re-entering an age of wall-building, whether towering in barbed-wire reality, or constructed by barricading political language. Often, such physical and rhetorical enclosures go together, cemented ...

  • SAMSUNG CSC
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    The new industrial age – are you prepared?

    2016-08-15T15:02:07Z

    The impact of automation on society in general and on industry in particular – especially the automotive and logistics sectors – is growing, suggests Dr Julian Francis (pictured) In Britain and all over the Western world, large numbers of people feel the system is no longer working for them. Globalisation ...

  • Article

    ECG column: Evolution, not revolution

    2016-07-29T15:49:11Z

    Newly elected ECG president Wolfgang Göbel believes the industry’s mood of optimism in Europe is the perfect backdrop against which to make progress during his tenure I n this, my first article since being elected president of ECG at the 2016 General Assembly in May, I would like to take ...

  • Article

    Last mile: Blocking errors bit by bit

    2016-07-26T17:08:13Z

    Block chains, the technology that powers the virtual bitcoin currency, could be used to simplify and revolutionise information exchange in the automotive supply chain in the near future The finance industry has been jolted by the advent of bitcoins, but finally, after six years, it has recognised the potential of ...

  • Article

    Are 4PLs an effective solution for the automotive industry?

    2016-05-04T12:28:35Z

    Tim Fawkes is the managing director at 3T logistics The automotive industry has one of the more multifaceted supply chains within manufacturing, involving hundreds of suppliers spread across multiple countries and continents. As such, a service-driven, robust and efficient transport management process is required. Outsourcing transport via third party ...

  • Berlit_7576 WEB
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    Blocking errors bit by bit

    2016-04-22T14:59:34Z

    Matthias Berlit is head of industrial logistics at German software provider Inform Block chains – the technology that already powers the virtual bitcoin currency – could soon be revolutionising information exchange in the automotive supply chain. A block chain can be described as a digital ledger containing stringed blocks ...