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  • Verschiffung BMW i3 in Bremerhaven 11-2015
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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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    Looking for the human-machine touch

    2017-05-03T11:26:37Z

    Digital technology is fast changing the way vehicles are built, with labour, data and engineering management set for new levels of automation, according to experts speaking at the recent automotiveIT Forum Production and Logistics. But while automotive plants and their supply chains adapt new concepts and equipment, including for ...

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    In-house competence propels Volvo and Continental’s logistics

    2017-04-18T18:55:12Z

    The inbound supply chain in China continues to develop at a fast pace, and getting to grips with the complexity around supply locations, regulations and production shifts is a significant task. For some manufacturers, including Volvo Cars and tier one supplier Continental, increasing in-house management resources and tools have been ...

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    Ludo Gielen moves to new strategic role at Schoeller Allibert

    2017-03-28T16:02:41Z

    Returnable packaging provider, Schoeller Allibert, has appointed Ludo Gielen (pictured) to the newly created role of chief strategic growth officer. Gielen has been chief marketing and innovation officer at the company since 2013. Schoeller Allibert said it was facing a period of strong growth and Gielen’s appointment was designed to ...

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    E-commerce automation: Ocado bags a revolution

    2017-02-23T13:55:36Z

    Many in automotive logistics like to think they’re at the cutting edge of automation and information technology. But as grocery e-retailer Ocado demonstrates, those in the car sector could learn a lot from the way other products are being handled and distributedIn this story... Hatfield sets the standard Busy bees ...

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    Mercedes-Benz Trucks expands contract with Ceva in Brazil

    2017-02-14T11:57:17Z

    Mercedes-Benz has extended its contract with Ceva Logistics in Brazil covering inbound and aftermarket services for its Juiz de Fora assembly facility in Minais Gerais. The deal means a three-year extension to its existing contract with Ceva, which covers materials handling, line feeding and external warehousing. However, the latest deal ...

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    Ocean container packaging: Hammering out a waste of space

    2017-01-13T14:50:51Z

    More efforts are taking place to improve efficiency, cost and quality through the better use and construction of packaging within container transport The expansion of international supply chains has placed increased pressure on maximising the use of ocean containers when shipping global automotive parts. While freight rates, storage and port ...

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    Bradford opens packaging facility for automotive sector in Mexico

    2017-01-04T15:19:31Z

    The Mexican division of US packaging firm Bradford – Bradford de Mexico (BdM) – has opened a plant for the supply of automotive packaging in Querétaro, in the central region of the country. The company said the newly built facility, which has room for expansion, would make custom returnable packaging ...

  • General Motors Brownstown Battery Assembly Plant
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    General Motors: The new law of supply & demand

    2016-12-29T12:46:38Z

    GM has restructured its order fulfilment, supply chain and logistics to share more common objectives, grouping them together in a department reporting to James BovenziThe size and complexity of General Motors’ supply chain mean that designing and sourcing the most effective logistics and distribution network for the carmaker is a ...