Supply chain management

Controlling the flow of goods and services

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Schenker and MAN trial reveals platooning potential

2019-05-21T13:38:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Driving electronically linked trucks on German motorways is safe, technically reliable and easily applicable to a logistic company’s day-to-day operations, researchers claim after completion of a pilot project…

From mine to factory: Volkswagen makes supply chain transparent

VW and Minespider collaborate on blockchain pilot for lead sourcing

2019-04-23T18:23:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Volkswagen Group has begun a pilot project aimed at gaining greater transparency in its materials supply chain through the use of blockchain technology.

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China leads digital reinvention of supply chain

2019-04-18T10:39:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

The automotive industry is undergoing a fundamental change in the way it does business. Global supply chains are being tested to the limit by complications in international trade and the switch to new energy vehicles (NEVs).

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Twinning talent with technology

2018-06-19T16:03:52+01:00By Marcus Williams

The rate at which emerging digital technologies are transforming the automotive logistics supply chain is hard to keep up with. As both an enabler of everything from platform design to procurement, finance and planning, and a disruptor of traditional supply chain operations, digital technology associated with industry 4.0 is driving ...

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Conference report: Attracting a talent for disruption

2017-09-26T13:44:55+01:00By Marcus Williams

What was clear from this year's conference in Detroit, however, was that the industry desperately needed a new generation of talented people to handle the disruption ahead and the developments in logistics. Tech savvy engineers looking for jobs at the Silicon Valley giants needed to be encouraged to see the ...

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Volkswagen joins global battery alliance aiming to clean up supply chain

2017-09-20T12:31:36+01:00By Marcus Williams

Volkswagen has been named amongst a group of corporations and NGOs aiming to end child labour, hazardous working conditions, pollution and environmental damage in the global battery supply chain.

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China conference: Fast lane to the future

2017-04-18T23:20:37+01:00By Automotive Logistics

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In these uncertain days, supply chain reaction times are critical

2017-04-05T16:52:01+01:00By Christopher Ludwig, Chris Lewis

Given current political and economic uncertainties, there may be many twists and turns in the track ahead... making it all the more important that supply chains can plan and react with real efficiency

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VW dealing with Passat glovebox problem following Czech fire

2017-02-28T11:13:10+00:00By Gareth Tredway

Following a recent fire that shut down one of the Czech Republic plants owned by interior materials supplier Recticel, Volkswagen has been forced to store Passat cars made at its Emden plant until enough replacement glove compartment covers can be delivered. However, while the cost to Recticel’s business currently stands ...

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E-commerce automation: Ocado bags a revolution

2017-02-23T13:55:36+00:00By ams_davidthomas

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 distributed

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Ritchie Kim takes over as CEO of Glovis Europe

2017-02-15T15:03:46+00:00By Marcus Williams

Sean Kim has overseen some major developments at Glovis Europe, which during his tenure has moved to become a full third party logistics provider. They include the foundation of offices in Austria, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain, as well as the acquisition of Polish logistics and transport provider, Adampol.

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Bronczek takes over at FedEx; Cunningham to lead FedEx Express

2017-01-31T12:01:07+00:00By Marcus Williams

David Bronczek (pictured) is to take over as president and chief operating officer (COO) of FedEx tomorrow (February 1st). He moves from his role as president and CEO of the FedEx Express division, a position he has held for 17 years, and will now be responsible for all of FedEx's ...

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Advanced analytics: Boiling down the benefits of big data

2017-01-13T16:54:53+00:00By Jonathan Ward

In a data-rich world, could advanced analytical techniques be the key to higher performance in the automotive supply chain?

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Bill Villalon takes up role as president of APL Logistics

2017-01-04T14:40:50+00:00By Marcus Williams

Following the news that Bill Villalon (pictured) had taken on the role of acting president at global cargo transport and logistics provider, APL Logistics, the company confirmed this week that he will now permanently take up the role of president.

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VW Group Logistics moves over 5m vehicles; record exports from India

2017-01-04T14:24:45+00:00By Marcus Williams

Volkswagen’s group logistics operation moved more than 5m vehicles and around 75m cu.m of parts around the globe during 2016, the German OEM has revealed.

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General Motors: The new law of supply & demand

2016-12-29T12:46:38+00:00By Christopher Ludwig, Chris Lewis

GM has restructured its order fulfilment, supply chain and logistics to share more common objectives, grouping them together in a department reporting to James Bovenzi

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General Motors: The new law of supply & demand

2016-12-29T12:46:38+00:00By Christopher Ludwig, Chris Lewis

GM has restructured its order fulfilment, supply chain and logistics to share more common objectives, grouping them together in a department reporting to James Bovenzi

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BMW's 'connected' logistics part 2: Towards a sustainable supply chain

2016-12-22T10:14:59+00:00By Christopher Ludwig, Chris Lewis

BMW is looking to reduce its use of air freight while increasing its use of rail freight to ensure its future vision of a 'Connected Supply Chain' is truly sustainable

Year in review

2016 in review: takeovers, disputes and political upheaval

2016-12-21T11:18:25+00:00By Gareth Tredway

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Gaskell named head of outbound logistics at Volvo Cars in China

2016-12-20T10:37:03+00:00By Gareth Tredway

Jaime Gaskell, former general manager for marketing and sales at NYK Automotive Logistics in China, has joined Volvo Cars as head of outbound logistics in the country.

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Emerging trends of a modern, agile supply chain

2016-12-14T14:49:31+00:00By BradBrennan

The automotive industry is evolving. The pressures experienced by suppliers are altering, to which manufacturing and supply chain strategies are having to adapt.

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