Service parts logistics – Page 5

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    Volatile demand testing distribution of automotive service parts

    2020-05-26T11:42:00Z

    Discussions at last week’s Livestream Hour on the aftermarket revealed that unstable demand for service parts has been testing those responsible for their manufacture and distribution and a full recovery of the aftermarket parts sector is not expected this year. However, leading service parts companies have been maintaining services for customers

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    Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 6 – Aftermarket and Service Parts: Keeping the wheels moving

    2020-05-20T21:20:00Z

    In this episode of the Livestream Hour, we discuss the pandemic’s impact on aftersales supply and the aftermarket, including the long-term effects on supply chains and what this means for managing inventory. With special guests from Toyota North America, LKQ Europe and CLEPA. Hosted by editor-in-chief Christopher Ludwig. 

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    How ‘self-healing’ cars could change the aftermarket

    2020-05-20T16:40:00Z

    As OEMs adopt over-the-air vehicle diagnostics and maintenance, what effect will this developing technology will have on inventory and the surrounding logistics network?

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    Webinar

    Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 4 – Tier Suppliers on the Road to Recovery

    2020-05-06T00:38:00Z

    Hosted by Christopher Ludwig, Editor-in-Chief at Ultima Media, the Livestream Hour will take place each week on Wednesdays. It will also be part of other Livestream special episodes and guests, including previews and follow-ups from our series of live and digital events for Automotive Logistics, Automotive Manufacturing Solutions and Car Design News. In Episode 4, we discuss the key areas that suppliers especially need to consider as the automotive industry stirs back into action, including supply chain and logistics processes, sourcing considerations, digital tools and collaboration. 

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    Seat to restart production this week

    2020-04-27T09:18:00Z

    Spanish carmaker Seat has announced it will restart production gradually from April 27 after agreeing testing procedures on employees with union representatives. Seat aims to use polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing on its employees to screen for the coronavirus…

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    Skoda’s Mladá Boleslav parts centre supporting global aftermarket

    2020-04-21T11:49:00Z

    Czech carmaker Skoda is ensuring the global delivery of service parts from its genuine parts centre in Mladá Boleslav, which is now once again operating on three shifts. The 180,000 sq.m parts centre, which is the biggest such facility in the Czech Republic, is one of three European master depots in the VW Group, of which Skoda is a subsidiary….

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    VW Group continues global aftermarket supply from Germany

    2020-04-14T15:32:00Z

     Volkswagen Group is maintaining the supply of genuine aftermarket parts from its original parts centre (OPC) in Kassel, Germany despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic…

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    Finding the space in a crisis with two speeds

    2020-04-01T13:28:00Z

    Jochen Freese, chief commercial officer (CCO) at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, says that the automotive supply chain is not built for large numbers of huge warehouses in which to stock inbound parts, but it is a problem the industry is having to deal with in the face of a global production shutdown brought about by the coronavirus pandemic

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    Ford brings in ‘no touch’ servicing during coronavirus outbreak

    2020-03-31T14:09:00Z

    Cars and vans are now being thoroughly sanitised before being returned to customers in Europe after repairs and servicing, says Ford…

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    Mahle opens test centre for EV batteries

    2020-03-25T11:27:00Z

    Engineering services company Mahle Powertrain has opened a new test base for electric vehicle (EV) battery modules at its technical centre in Northampton, UK…

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    Volkswagen contracts Tablogix for PDC in Russia

    2020-03-11T11:50:00Z

    Russian warehousing and distribution provider Tablogix has a new five-year contract with VW to provide same-day and next-day parts deliveries from the carmaker’s parts distribution centre in Chekov to dealers and service centres in Russia, and neighbouring countries

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    Porsche's PDC in Canada to shorten lead times

    2020-03-04T10:34:00Z

    A parts distribution centre (PDC) for Porsche cars operated by DB Schenker has opened in Mississauga, Ontario…

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    Shutdown of Honda’s Philippines plant to cost parts makers millions

    2020-03-04T10:18:00Z

    Honda’s announcement that it will close Santa Rosa car assembly plant in the Philippines this month will cost parts suppliers at least 240m Philippine pesos ($4.7m), according to Ferdi Raquelsantos, president of the country’s auto parts association PPMA.

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    Schuler centralises to improve supply of parts

    2020-02-17T10:08:00Z

    Automotive press manufacturer Schuler has centralised spare part warehousing operations into an expanded unit at its Göppingen headquarters in southern Germany. The development improves logistics processes, ensures cross-facility cooperation and standardises order processing for service parts

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    Coronavirus hits automotive supply chain in China and beyond

    2020-02-04T16:41:00Z

    The outbreak of the coronavirus respiratory disease in China has led to carmakers extending the closure of their plants beyond the Chinese new year and (currently) into the second week of February, something that is going to hit first quarter output and revenue…

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    ACEA urges EC to treat vehicles as one product

    2020-02-03T11:21:00Z

    The European Commission (EC) should avoid individually assessing materials when vehicles are being scrapped and retain the current practice of considering them as a single item, says the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA)…

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    Renault Trucks researches HGV parts recycling

    2020-01-28T16:24:00Z

    French lorry manufacturer Renault Trucks has started a preliminary study into reusing and recycling end-of-life heavy goods vehicle (HGV) parts…

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    Fighting back against fake parts

    2020-01-28T11:46:00Z

    Counterfeit parts in the automotive industry will soon be worth more than the annual gross domestic product of Canada, Brazil or Italy. According to World Trademark Review, the estimated global economic cost of counterfeiting in the automotive industry could reach $2.3 trillion by 2022. In Europe, it is estimated that €2.2 billion ($2.4 billion) is lost annually to counterfeit tyre sales alone, while counterfeit battery sales effectively steal €180m ($198m) from OEMs. Furthermore, the rise of e-commerce is making it ever easier for consumers to knowingly or unknowingly access counterfeit, possibly dangerous vehicle parts.

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    Gedia hit by “massive cyber-attack”

    2020-01-27T14:58:00Z

    Gedia Automotive Group has been the victim of a cyber-attack by a gang using ransomware known as Sodinokibi…

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    Mobis increases productivity with Zebra Tech pick tool

    2020-01-27T11:25:00Z

    The Australian branch of parts supplier Hyundai Mobis – Mobis Parts Australia (MPAU) – has started using a wearable pick and scan tool from Zebra Technologies that is reported to offer a 15% increase in productivity at its warehouse operations…