Supply chain management

Controlling the flow of goods and services

Digital supply chain

Digitising the supply chain

2019-07-16T15:17:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

The automotive industry is being transformed by new vehicle technology, but operational processes are also undergoing profound changes driven by unprecedented levels of data

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Automotive Logistics to hold first Middle East and North Africa conference in Dubai

2019-07-16T13:13:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Automotive Logistics is increasing its focus on the Middle East and Africa with a new conference and increased editorial coverage

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Tariffs, trade and technology drive the European supply chain into a new era

2019-07-10T11:34:00+01:00By Victoria Johns

The European logistics sector is undergoing unprecedented change. Britain’s exit from the EU and the red tape of regulation are among its biggest challenges, delegates heard at the Automotive Logistics Global Munich conference last week.

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VW commits suppliers to sustainability with worldwide rating system

2019-07-10T08:55:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

VW Group has introduced a worldwide sustainability rating for suppliers. They will be excluded from contracts if they breach the code.

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AIAG automotive supply chain 2025 online survey

2019-07-10T08:34:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) is currently hosting an online automotive supply chain survey as part of its Supply Chain 2025 initiative, which is designed to identify, rank and explore the top trends affecting automotive supply chain strategies between now and 2025.

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Using the past to better predict the future of vehicle logistics

2019-07-09T11:53:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

In finished vehicle logistics and distribution, disruptions and changes in the supply chain often lead to higher costs and bottlenecks, including stock pileups and imbalances in transport capacity. Last year’s implementation of WLTP in Europe was a case in point, as some OEMs faced delays in getting vehicles certified or ...

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Blockchain: Potential unlocked?

2019-07-04T11:30:00+01:00By Malcolm Wheatley

Vehicle-makers, tier supplies and logistics providers are progressing with ‘digital ledger’ technology that provides greater visibility and control over complex supply chains

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Stronger ties: Growth of a new Silk Road

2019-07-03T14:49:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Increased investment in rail services across Eurasia is contributing to rising volumes of automotive shipments via this mode – not only components but finished vehicles as well

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Nissan North America: On track to cut container pool shrinkage

2019-06-25T15:20:00+01:00By Joanne Perry

Container pool shrinkage is an issue that has a costly impact on OEMs and tier suppliers across the automotive industry. At various points in the extended supply chains which support today’s vehicle manufacturing operations, containers go missing, are misused or are even stolen to be resold and used elsewhere – ...

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DP World: Controlling fast logistics

2019-06-21T10:51:00+01:00

Rashid Abdulla, who leads DP World’s Europe and Russia region, talks to Automotive Logistics about how the company’s terminal and multimodal investments will serve the demands of a changing automotive supply chain

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MMK to build steel production and logistics facility in Togliatti

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 ...

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SMMT warns of ‘no deal’ cost after Brexit blow

2019-06-05T09:03:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

A sustained production decline in the UK’s car industry could be expected to ease by year-end as new models arrive and output balances out over the third quarter, provided the country leaves the European Union (EU) with a favourable deal, a substantial transition period and all other things remain equal, said Mike Hawes, CEO of the UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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Automotive industry angry over US import tariff threat

2019-05-22T10:13:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

 

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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…

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Maersk launches digital customs clearance

2019-05-07T15:38:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Shipping line Maersk has launched a digital customs clearance platform, to help customers deal with complex shipping regulations. It claims to be the first container shipping company to offer the service. Various rules must be followed to ensure traded goods enter and exit a country legally. But if a delay ...

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Ceva block train on track from China to Europe

2019-05-07T14:29:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Ceva Logistics North Asia and Xiamen International Railway Service (XMIRS) have started a new weekly block train between Xiamen, southeastern China, and Duisburg, Germany.

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Flight club: Why more logistics operations are signing up to drone technology

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 ...

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Ford to export Ranger from Port Elizabeth

2019-05-01T12:34:00+01:00By Gavin du Venage

Ford South Africa is to begin using the port in the southern city of Port Elizabeth to export its locally assembled Ranger line, following unexpectedly high demand. This will alleviate pressure on its primary export port, Durban, on the east coast of the country.

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Zim joins TradeLens to boost digitalisation

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.

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Mercedes-Benz Wörth plant reaches CKD milestone

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.

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