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    Ceva continues to invest in automotive services

    2017-09-19T22:24:30Z

    Ceva Logistics is investing in 120 new trucks to upgrade its fleet in the UK between now and the end of the year. The company said the 44-tonne Iveco Stralis trucks, which are being supplied by Dawson Rentals, will enhance the efficiency and fuel economy of its operations serving the ...

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    KN launches lithium-ion battery logistics service out of Asia

    2017-09-17T23:30:08Z

    This year’s IAA motor show in Frankfurt, Germany was notable for the continued focus on vehicle electrification, with carmakers committing to more electric vehicle (EV) models and options in the coming years. Governments, meanwhile, from the UK and France to China, have recently announced plans to shift away from ...

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    Surgere completes ROBi inventory pilot at Mahle Behr facility in Dayton

    2017-09-13T13:57:41Z

    Automotive parts maker Mahle Behr has recently completed a pilot project into inventory management with digital supply chain and packaging expert Surgere. The success of the pilot could see the full deployment of a robotised RFID system at Mahle Behr’s facility in Dayton, Ohio.The pilot project marked the launch of ...

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    Michael Silvio moves to head Logistics Innovation unit at Surgere

    2017-08-04T10:37:31Z

    Michael Silvio has moved from his role as senior director of supply chain management at tier one supplier, Cooper Standard Automotive, to take up a newly created position as vice-president of logistics innovation at packaging management and supply chain intelligence provider, Surgere. Cooper Standard has yet to announce a replacement ...

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    Different digital paces

    2017-07-18T14:58:15Z

    The headline above might well have read ‘industry and logistics 4.0’, ‘the industrial internet of things’, ‘factories of the future’, ‘smart supply chains’ or ‘manufacturing 2025’.Or we might have turned to one of a growing number of acronyms used to outline the car industry’s future, like Mercedes-Benz Car’s CASE or ...

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    Smart packaging: The quest for greater precision

    2017-07-17T12:33:15Z

    Packaging is one area in the automotive supply chain in which greater connectivity and ‘internet of things’ (IoT) devices have the potential to make significant improvements. Many of the chronic issues that accompany the management and flow of equipment, including missing or incorrect containers, damage to parts, as well as ...

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    BMW parts distribution centre in US to cut double-shipping

    2017-07-07T11:53:07Z

    BMW has officially opened a new distribution centre in Spartanburg, South Carolina, to handle service parts from North America-based suppliers and destined for regional aftersales customers for the X-series SUV models built at the carmaker’s nearby manufacturing plant in Greer. The facility, which the OEM refers to as a ‘continental ...

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    Gefco announces changes to top executive roles

    2017-07-04T15:00:14Z

    Gefco has appointed Emmanuel Delachambre (pictured) as the new executive vice-president for its division in France and has also added responsibilties to the roles carried out by Emmanuel Cheremetinski and Pierre-Jean Lorrain. Delachambre, who replaces Marc Cahingt in the new role, has worked at Gefco France since 2013 when he ...

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    BMW Group: Thinking big about outbound

    2017-07-03T11:44:47Z

    Alongside pictures of her family, Anita Pieper’s office is full of visual charts and signposts: value-stream maps, PDA circles for scheduling and a 3PS board outlining various projects and targets her teams are working on, from quality statistics to network studies or a plant launch years ahead.In the middle of ...

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    Volvo Cars China: A system built for growth

    2017-06-29T03:34:22Z

    [sta_anchor id="1"]Few carmakers have been moving as quickly as Volvo Cars to develop and expand their industrial footprint in China. In less than five years, the carmaker has launched two assembly plants and an engine factory, while ramping up production and more than doubling sales in the country. It has ...

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    Volkswagen OTC: Sea king of the Kassel

    2017-06-29T02:16:53Z

    [sta_anchor id="1"]In many ways, the heart of Volkswagen Group After Sales – the OEM’s service parts and aftermarket division – is its massive Original Teile (Parts) Centre (OTC) in Baunatal, near Kassel, central Germany. This impressive storage and shipping centre serves destinations across the world, including European dealerships as well ...

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    Volkswagen Group Logistics: Come together, right now

    2017-06-29T01:53:00Z

    All carmakers are [sta_anchor id=”1”]grappling with how to plan and respond to the technological, social and economic changes that are expected to affect their products and businesses. Manufacturers must simultaneously manage rising demand for both traditional and alternative fuels, while exploring new models for mobility that might, in future, change ...

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    Caterpillar puts Snodgrass at head of newly created division

    2017-06-22T17:01:22Z

    As part of a number of top executive changes at equipment maker Caterpillar, Chris Snodgrass is moving to a newly created position as vice-president of the Product Support and Logistics Division. He takes up the role on July 1st.As head of the new division, part of Snodgrass’ responsibilities will be ...

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    Executive changes at Volvo Cars' new integrated logistics department

    2017-06-21T09:47:48Z

    Volvo Car Group has confirmed a number of key logistics appointments as part of a wider reorganisation and integration of its global logistics functions. Magnus Ödling (pictured left) has been appointed senior director for global core and car program, a role that will cover logistics engineering across the supply chain. ...

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    Europe conference: No easy way to the digital supply chain

    2017-06-13T18:15:09Z

    The 2017 Automotive Logistics Europe conference reminded delegates that, despite a better economy, the industry is under pressure. However, new technology looks set to offer the supply chain as much opportunity as disruption, if companies are able to keep up. Marcus Williams, Christopher Ludwig and Gareth Tredway report from Bonn, ...

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    Gefco reports strong growth in profitability

    2017-05-31T11:42:41Z

    French logistics provider Gefco has announced strong growth in operating profits for the year to the end of 2016 after a proactive policy to optimise purchases and reduce fixed costs. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation grew 32.1% to €172.8m ($193.3m). Revenues were up 1.3% to €4.23 billion. The ...

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    Supply Chain Conference: The future is already here

    2017-05-16T17:04:51Z

    A drone demonstration by Venture highlighted the potential of new technology for inventory management at plants and warehousesThat the automotive industry will see [sta_anchor id="1"]exponential change is something that many, if not all, experts and executives predict – even if they disagree about the pace and scale of change. ...

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    Supply Chain Conference: Service parts get closer to production logistics

    2017-05-15T13:18:04Z

    After years in which their service parts and inbound logistics have been almost entirely separate, a number of carmakers, including Toyota and BMW, are now making specific efforts to combine more channels between production and aftermarket supply chains in North America. Their efforts include sharing standards, management resources, systems and ...

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    DHL in the UK: staying ahead of automotive change

    2017-05-11T12:20:48Z

    Despite uncertainty surrounding the UK’s departure from the EU, planned investments in new models and manufacturing should keep the country’s vehicle production networks competitive and growing. Overall investment has fallen since the ‘Brexit’ vote last June, but volume has, at least until very recently, grown strongly. Light vehicle sales reached ...

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    Materials handling: Machines on the move

    2017-05-08T16:08:36Z

    [in_this_story align="right" border="yes"] Advances in automated technology and robotics have already transformed many aspects of automotive manufacturing, with the sector taking a lead in plant technology and automation investment, from stamping equipment to precision welding robots. In the context of increasing digitalisation, manufacturers are looking to go much further, ...