Supply chain management – Page 9

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    Pairing up for progress: The advance of digital twins

    2020-01-10T15:32:00Z

    A computer-based tool for process planning, quality checking, monitoring systems and a wide range of other uses, digital twinning is increasingly making its presence felt across the automotive industry. In essence, this is a version of something in real life, such as a piece of machinery, a production line or a supply chain operation, which is recreated on a desktop computer or a tablet. Digital twins are now used across manufacturing and warehouse operations to manage material flow, complete the order-to-delivery process and make efficiency and quality improvements in vehicle production.

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    Q&A: Pascal Trummer, Magna International

    2020-01-10T12:49:00Z

    The tier supplier’s vice-president of sales and marketing in Europe discusses major trends in the automotive industry, plus the state of the market in Central and Eastern Europe

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    Royal Power Solutions inaugurates parts facility in Mexico

    2020-01-09T14:43:00Z

    Royal Power Solutions (RPS), a supplier of electrical power and signal distribution components, celebrated the opening of its automotive parts manufacturing facility in Querétaro, Mexico last month…

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    Tearing profits apart: how tier one automotive suppliers can mitigate shrinking margins

    2020-01-08T19:00:00Z

    The latest report by Automotive from Ultima Media examines the profits and outlook for the top 20 automotive parts suppliers and explores the strategies and solutions they should consider to avoid significant disruption in the 2020s

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    Keeping calm: RNM Alliance’s Mark Sutcliffe on how to handle supply chain volatility

    2020-01-08T14:39:00Z

    The automotive industry is undergoing a technological transformation and facing upheavals in key markets, but the OEM’s senior vice-president of industrial strategy and supply chain management believes there are ways to successfully tackle these changes

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    Suppliers set CEE on firm foundations

    2020-01-08T10:52:00Z

    In the decades since the end of the Cold War, Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) has been attracting automotive components suppliers by virtue of its cheap labour, low taxes and convenient geographical location. Now, the region is aiming to maintain or even build on its gains in the face of vehicle electrification, rising global competition and other challenges.

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    Daimler Buses to start 3D printing of spare parts

    2020-01-08T10:35:00Z

    German OEM Daimler Buses enters the new year looking to develop a new business model: directly producing spare parts in-house for customers via 3D printing… 

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    Automotive Tier Supplier Profit Analysis 2020: Mitigating Margin Compression

    2020-01-06T10:20:00Z

    Automotive tier 1 suppliers are facing unprecedented industry transformation in electrification along with economic uncertainty. Download this report on the top 20 global suppliers for a deep analysis of their historic margins, as well as solutions for how suppliers could cope with the growing pressures across the supply chain

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    Toyota to pick up parts from suppliers in Tokai

    2019-12-24T10:17:00Z

    Toyota Motor Corp is to start collecting parts from suppliers, instead of the usual practice of each component manufacturer delivering them, in the Tokai region of Japan from next September…

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    Uber Freight: will it get the gig?

    2019-12-23T10:15:00Z

    Novel freight-on-demand services such as Uber Freight are helping to connect shippers and hauliers, promising to help transport operators to optimise the capacity of their vehicles and increase profit margins…

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    Scania updates supply chain system with JDA

    2019-12-11T10:48:00Z

    Truck and bus manufacturer Scania is revamping its transportation management processes with the purpose of being more agile and smarter as well as using fewer resources… 

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    Nissan gears up for future mobility

    2019-12-03T15:48:00Z

    Lineside workers at Nissan’s Tochigi plant in Japan are now learning a series of innovative production techniques as the company prepares for an electric,connected generation of cars…

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    Supplier network puts spotlight on Mini’s new plant in China

    2019-12-03T14:58:00Z

    BMW Group is to expand global production of the Mini with Chinese partner Great Wall Motor by setting up an assembly plant in Zhangjiagang in eastern China…

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    Middle East and North Africa: Leading the way in innovation

    2019-11-27T15:55:00Z

    Despite a sustained period of decline over the last few years affected by a fall in oil prices and geopolitical strife, the Middle East and Africa is fast becoming a region of automotive and supply chain opportunity…

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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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    Silvano Fini moves to supplier development at Ducati

    2019-11-26T16:36:00Z

    Silvano Fini has moved to a new role as supplier development manager with the Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati, working alongside Federico Sabbioni, who is responsible for supply chain 

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    Nio to provide delivery service for Hycan EV in China

    2019-11-13T11:49:00Z

    Electric vehicle (EV) maker Nio is to provide full delivery services in China for the forthcoming Hycan electric SUV that it is making as part of its joint venture with fellow Chinese carmaker Gac Motor…

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    FCA appoints new head of purchasing and supply chain in Asia-Pacific

    2019-11-13T10:49:00Z

    Ashwani Muppasani has joined Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in the Asia-Pacific (Apac) region as head of purchasing and supply chain management (SCM). He moves from his role as vice-president, Americas Operations and Quality at sensor technology firm TE Connectivity…

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    Suppliers will charge the change: opportunities in the EV value chain

    2019-11-07T05:30:00Z

    While much focus is put on OEM plans to launch more electric vehicles, a great deal of the technology, value, production and services will come from both existing and emerging suppliers across the value chain. We expect many new opportunities for these companies over the next decade.

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    BMW gets smarter at vehicle distribution

    2019-11-06T16:24:00Z

    The German OEM, which makes and distributes around 2.5m vehicles per year, is using smart technologies and new strategies to improve its outbound logistics, and to move to a customer-centric approach.