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  • Jean-Francois Salles, Renault
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    Watch: How Renault is regaining control in the ‘supply chain of chaos’

    2022-05-12T20:10:00Z

    Jean-François Salles explains how Renault Group is digitalising its supply chain and partnering more closely with its suppliers to navitage a supply chain of chaos and reduce emissions

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    Watch: Finished vehicle logistics ­– carrying the weight of the recovery

    2022-05-12T20:10:00Z

    Watch how Toyota Motor Europe’s head of vehicle logistics is taking new approaches to outbound, while digital and data expert RPM and ICL explore ways to overcome inventory and capacity challenges

  • Cognosos ebook
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    E-book: Productivity gains in real time – Unlocking ROI in vehicle logistics tracking solutions

    2021-11-29T06:00:00Z

    Download this free e-book to learn how the return-on-investment for next generation real time location services has changed for finished vehicles in the post-cloud, post-AI technology landscape, with significant cost, operational and time advantages for OEMs compared to legacy systems. In partnership with Cognosos. 

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    Supply chain’s radio star: Positive signals for real-time visibility

    2021-04-16T08:00:00Z

    Cognosos’ Adrian Jennings talks about enhanced asset tracking, managing production surges and how automotive supply chains compare to rocket science

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    Setting the scope for recovery and resilience at Seat

    2020-09-02T16:12:00Z

    Well before coronavirus became top of everyone’s mind, Seat had been implementing a range of supply chain and logistics technologies at its Martorell plant near Barcelona that supported better control, planning and handling of parts and material in its supply chain. These systems have helped Seat to restart production and to avoid a single stoppage as a result of material shortages, according to Juan Vivas, inbound manager of the Martorell plant 

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    Sato sets up auto-ID services in Guanajuato

    2019-12-17T15:12:00Z

    Labelling provider Sato has set up a division in Guanajuato, Mexico focused on the automotive industry…

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    Seat production in Spain hit by fire at Faurecia plant

    2019-11-27T14:02:00Z

    A fire which broke out last week at Faurecia’s plant in Abrera, Spain has impacted production at the Seat assembly plant at Martorell and the wider supply chain. Faurecia was supplying dashboards to Seat on a just-in-time basis for all the models made at Martorell, which is located near Barcelona…

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    Seat in control with new parts management system

    2019-10-01T15:36:00Z

    Spanish OEM Seat has a new control tower to manage the real-time location of more than 16m parts used every day at the company’s Martorell assembly plant near Barcelona, to make around 2,300 cars a day. A key feature is a videowall divided into different screens displaying ...

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    Imperial Logistics doubles work for VDL Nedcar

    2019-06-30T11:10:00Z

    The European road transport arm of South Africa’s Imperial Logistics has greatly increased its business with Dutch independent car manufacturer VDL Nedcar following renewal of a contract. Imperial, which has worked with VDL since 2014, will now handle round trips of automotive parts between the company’s plant ...

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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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    Tracking made easy

    2019-01-17T11:47:00Z

    Just over 18 months after Slough, UK-based Movolytics was formed, the vehicle tracking company announced an ambitious expansion. Following its initial foray into providing fleet management services in the UK, the company decided to branch out into Europe’s second largest fleet market – Spain. “Spain has the second largest commercial ...

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    Connecting the dots

    2019-01-03T12:06:00Z

    Buy a new BMW, and it’s no surprise to find it stuffed with hi-tech telematics. Real-time traffic information, GPS navigation, automatic speed limit display, rear vision display, parking assistance, smartphone integration, intelligent diagnostics and status display – all of these and more are fast becoming part of the modern driving ...

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    Mapping for Mercedes

    2018-11-19T15:58:00Z

    In June this year, Mercedes-Benz US International (MBUSI) announced the outcome of its inaugural Innovation Challenge, a competition for start-ups which promised $50,000 in prize money as well as the alluring prospect of a contract with Mercedes-Benz in the US, and perhaps also its global parent, Daimler AG. Not ...

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    Real-time tracking: Is it Here yet?

    2018-05-10T14:45:00Z

    Real-time cargo tracking has always had its appeal. The problem has been finding a technology that could actually deliver on the aspiration

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    Bringing the IoT to the automotive supply chain

    2018-04-30T17:25:00Z

    Since Toyota first pioneered its innovative Lean production system in the 1930s, the automotive industry has been a trailblazer in developing data-driven strategies to optimise manufacturing processes

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    Being Pragmatic about tracking

    2018-04-30T16:05:37Z

    Assigning materials and components an individual identity that can be tracked easily and reliably from the goods-inward stage through production to delivery to the customer, and even throughout their lifespan, is a fundamental element of effective logistics. In a high-volume environment such as mainstream automotive manufacturing, this will mean that ...

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    Drone technology: Getting ready to take off?

    2018-01-08T14:57:26Z

    As global giants like Amazon continue to assess the viability of using unmanned aerial vehicles for deliveries, companies around the world are becoming ever more interested in the potential of drones. Aside from making consumer deliveries, drone technology has already emerged as an active area of research and development in ...

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    Audi’s logistics part 1: Prepared for a new reality

    2018-01-04T12:41:00Z

    The recent history of the Audi brand is written deeply into the company’s supply chain and logistics, and can be read across the carmaker’s expanding geography, plant and parts handling operations

  • Descartes Macropoint
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    Descartes Systems buys tracking and forecasting company Macropoint

    2017-08-16T16:11:04Z

    Canada-headquartered logistics software company Descartes Systems Group has acquired truck tracking and freight forecasting provider Macropoint for $107m in cash and shares.US-based Macropoint runs a connected network of over 2m trucking assets and drivers. It connects trucks using on-board electronic devices, transport management systems, GPS-enabled smartphone applications and location-based mobile ...