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    Register: Livestream Hour Episode 11 – Rebuilding greener supply chains

    2020-07-01T16:20:00Z

    In this episode of the Livestream Hour, we look at the how the automotive industry is using new technology to design and execute greener, more sustainable supply chains including reduced emissions and energy savings – as well as what it could learn from other sectors.

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    Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 8 – Driving innovation in production and logistics

    2020-06-10T18:30:00Z

    Join this special digital transformation livestream session on how IT and technology solutions are supporting supply chain during the crisis, including a major digitalisation project for Ford’s logistics and supply chain management across key regions. Hosted by Christopher Ludwig.

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    Your webinar questions answered: How tier 1 suppliers are responding to tough headwinds

    2020-02-16T18:58:00Z

    You asked, we answer. We return to the questions from our audience that we didn’t have time to answer in our live webinar, ranging from which parts of automotive tier 1 suppliers’ business models are at risk of commodification, to how tier suppliers are changing supply chain processes

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    Jürgen Krahé to lead reusable packaging expansion at Orbis

    2020-02-11T10:47:00Z

    Packaging supplier Orbis has appointed Jürgen Krahé as senior commercial director to lead its expansion of reusable packaging in the Europe, Middle East and North Africa (Emea) region…

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    Part and parcel of the problem: why tier 1 supplier logistics will face a squeeze

    2020-01-22T19:05:00Z

    As OEMs and automotive parts suppliers see their margins decline, cost pressures are going to increase on logistics operations and service providers further down the supply chain 

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    The rules of the battery game

    2020-01-14T13:10:00Z

    Logistics providers charged with the transport of lithium-ion batteries to the assembly lines and services centres have some very complex regulatory standards to which they have to adhere – it is a legislative jungle out there

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    SSI Schaefer extends automotive offering

    2019-11-05T10:00:00Z

    Reusable packaging systems company SSI Schaefer will provide design, manufacturing and distribution support to large industrial manufacturers, with an emphasis on the automotive industry…

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    Bosch’s roadmap to a zero-carbon operation

    2019-10-16T15:22:00Z

    Christine Mezger-Behan, Bosch Much of the focus on sustainability in the automotive industry has been on the gases produced by vehicles themselves, but as Daniel Harrison, analyst at Ultima Media, noted at last week’s Automotive Logistics Central and Eastern European Summit , 18% of emissions are ...

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    Unipart picks up contract extension at JLR

    2019-08-14T10:00:00Z

    Unipart Logistics has signed a contract with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) to continue providing packing services to the OEM for a further four years. The agreement will secure work for around 100 employees at Unipart’s two plants in central England and run to the end of ...

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    GM expands service parts distribution in Michigan

    2019-08-07T13:02:00Z

    The vehicle-maker has officially opened a $65m service parts centre in Michigan that will pack 120m parts per year for the AC Delco and GM Genuine Parts brands. The new facility, which covers 102,000 sq.m in the suburb of Burton in Flint, is triple the size of the facility it is replacing and employs 800 people, according to GM.

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    Tri-Wall secures government funding to proceed with Libris project

    2019-07-30T15:19:00Z

    Packaging specialist Tri-Wall Europe has secured funding of more than £700,000 ($874,000) from the UK government’s Faraday Battery Challenge scheme, aimed at driving research and innovation into the country’s industrial strategy and a crucial part of the UK’s efforts towards net zero emissions. The scheme brings business and academia together ...

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    Nissan North America: On track to cut container pool shrinkage

    2019-06-25T15:20:00Z

    Container pool shrinkage is an issue that has a costly impact on OEMs and tier suppliers across the automotive industry. At various points in the extended supply chains which support today’s vehicle manufacturing operations, containers go missing, are misused or are even stolen to be resold and used elsewhere

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    Surgere joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance

    2019-06-24T16:08:00Z

    Digital supply chain and packaging specialist Surgere has become a member of the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (Bita), a US-based organisation aimed at helping to educate, advocate and establish standards for blockchain applications in the transport industry. Surgere said becoming a member of Bita was another ...

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    VW opens global packaging centre with Imperial Logistics in Germany

    2019-05-17T14:34:00Z

    VW Group has officially opened a global packaging centre in the German port of Wilhelmshaven. The facility will be managed by Imperial Logistics, which will package parts to more than 30 international factories for VW Group brands, including Audi (which is the main tenant), Volkswagen and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. The ...

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    Delivering a smarter factory

    2019-05-14T14:23:00Z

    Magna Steyr’s vehicle assembly plant in the Austrian city of Graz is not a typical automotive factory; the site, which in 2018 brought its cumulative total production tally to 3.5m vehicles, produces vehicles under contract for OEMs such as Daimler, BMW and Jaguar Land Rover. Efficiency is important in any ...

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    Changjiu Logistics

    Beijing Changjiu Logistics Co, founded in 2003, is the largest domestic third-party automobile logistics company in China. It was listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange on August 10th 2016 (Stock Code 603569). Changjiu’s business scope includes finished vehicle logistics, automotive parts logistics, international logistics, second-hand vehicle ...

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    Macro Plastics

    2019-04-25T15:05:00Z

    Macro Plastics is the leading manufacturer of returnable and sustainable packaging solutions designed to optimize the global supply chain. The IsoBin Family of foldable bins are designed optimize the worldwide transportation of automotive parts. High capacity, light tare weight, IsoBin containers deliver greater cost efficiencies ...

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    ORBIS

    ORBIS Europe develops and manufactures foldable large containers that reduce logistics costs and optimize efficiency. The returnable plastic packaging solutions are suitable for different industries and can be customized to meet customer needs. As a subsidiary of Menasha Corporation, ORBIS manufactures returnable packaging since 1849 ...

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    Ford Europe packaging: Heading to the pool

    2019-04-12T13:00:00Z

    Ford’s Kuly Malka has overseen a transformation in the carmaker’s European packaging and container management

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    Škoda’s CKD centre puts AR on the map

    2019-03-19T14:57:54Z

    Škoda Auto has begun a large-scale trial of augmented reality (AR) technology to support logistics in the complete knockdown (CKD) centre at its Mladá Boleslav plant in the Czech Republic. The video mapping system is being used to help staff load sets of semi-knockdown components onto pallets for export, and ...