2019-07-09T10:47:00+01:00By Gavin du Venage
As OEMs accelerate their EV programmes, there is growing concern that demand for battery materials will outstrip supply. Gavin du Venage considers the risks
2019-07-04T11:12:00+01:00By Andrew Williams
After a period of exploration, OEMs, tier suppliers and logistics providers are getting serious about making their operations smarter and more connected – Logistics 4.0 is here
2019-06-12T08:46:00+01:00By Marcus Williams
Russian materials supplier, Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK), is building a 1.2 billion rouble ($18.4m) production and logistics facility in Togliatti following a deal signed with local government. The company said it was building the new plant because of high demand by the automotive industry for its metal products ...
2019-05-14T14:23:00+01:00By Malcolm Ramsay
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 ...
2019-05-03T11:06:00+01:00By Victoria Johns
Impressive advancements have been made in drone technology over the last few years and many believe that drones will play a key role in the logistics of the future, for internal business functions as well as deliveries to consumers. In fact, NASA estimates that there will be 7m drones in ...
2019-05-01T11:15:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey
Global container shipping provider, Zim Integrated Shipping Services, has signed up to the TradeLens digital business platform, a service based on blockchain technology to provide secure shipping data and make global trade more efficient.
2019-05-01T10:37:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey
Workers at Mercedes-Benz Wörth plant in Germany, have dispatched the 750,000th complete-knock down (CKD) truck kit from the facility’s CKD Centre.
2019-04-30T15:18:00+01:00By Marcus Williams
Toyota is realigning its production and service parts organisation by integrating its inbound and aftermarket supply chain departments into a new division called PDAD. Group vice-president of the new division, Alok Vaish, explains the thinking behind it
2019-04-29T18:42:00+01:00By Marcus Williams
The Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer sees opportunities to improve inventory management and parts handling in its supply chain