Supply chain managment

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    News

    Stronger partnerships will drive a more sustainable car sector

    2021-05-04T11:52:00Z

    Overcoming the disruptions caused to the automotive industry over the last 12 months by the Covid pandemic has revealed the importance of long-term partnerships between OEMs, and their parts and logistics suppliers. What is more, at this year’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Europe conference, carmakers talked about how important those long-term partnerships are going to be if the industry is to clean up its act and become more sustainable.

  • Toyota rescue
    Analysis

    How the European automotive industry aims to build back semiconductor and chip supply

    2021-05-04T10:24:00Z

    OEMs, suppliers and EU officials are considering how best to develop Europe’s semiconductor supply bases to mitigate current and future shortages, but the broad gaps at many levels – including for older, larger chips – mean there will be no magic bullet

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    Article

    Real-time visibility platforms keep automotive supply chains moving

    2021-04-27T14:50:00Z

    The global automotive market is competitive and volatile, and manufacturers and OEMs were already under pressure thanks to new market challengers such as Tesla, and consumer preferences shifting towards electric vehicles (EVs).

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    News

    Why just-in-time will remain the way forward for Toyota

    2021-04-27T10:54:00Z

    Leon van der Merwe is leading inbound, outbound and service parts logistics for Toyota Motor Europe. At this year’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Europe Live conference he told Christopher Ludwig about the carmaker’s strategy to modernise just-in-time and make Toyota’s logistics more sustainable

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    News

    Greater cross-sector dialogue needed to solve chip crisis

    2021-04-27T10:16:00Z

    The current global shortage in the supply of computer chips to the automotive industry is causing significant disruption to production and looks likely to continue into next year. There are signs though that the current crisis could lead to new forms of partnership between the automotive and semiconductor industries, and a move away from the rigid hierarchy of the traditional automotive supply chain. That promises to lead to a more secure relationship for the future.

  • Semiconductor shortage_GlobalFoundries, SEMI, IHS Markit
    Article

    Watch: How today’s chip shortage could help the automotive supply chain flourish in the long run

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    The semiconductor crisis has caused millions of units in lost production but is also pointing the way towards a more fruitful relationship between OEMs, tier-1 suppliers, foundries and chip producers globally, especially as more electronics are added to future vehicles.

  • Europe culture change_Volkswagen and CSR Europe
    Article

    Watch: European supply chain needs change in skills and culture to remain global automotive powerhouse

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    The European automotive industry has faced a year of crises, but if it invests in the right digital tools, adapts sustainable processes and an agile working culture, it can achieve long-term sustainability targets and recovery, according to experts from Volkswagen and CSR Europe.

  • Supply chain innovation with INEOS Automotive and GEFCO
    Article

    Watch: Spinning the wheel of supply chain innovation

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    Leaders from INEOS Automotive and GEFCO see AI and real-time visibility as game changes for logistics, but point out that innovation is not just about implementing new systems or digitalising processes, but also adapting working culture and working with the right partners. 

  • Preparing for a 99% chance of disruption with Hella, CNW, Wakeo
    Article

    Watch: Preparing for a 99.99% chance of supply chain disruption

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    Disruptions in the automotive supply chain are a near certainty but nonetheless near impossible to pinpoint. Supply chain experts from automotive supplier Hella, tracking provider Wakeo and emergency freight provider CNW discuss the best ways to minimise risk.

  • Transforming supply chains with Toyota_Leon van der Merve
    Article

    Watch: Transforming the European supply chain the Toyota way

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    Toyota Motor Europe’s VP of supply chain, Leon van der Merve, explains how the carmaker plans to reduce logistics emissions and how he wants to modernise just-in-time to be even leaner wherever possible.

  • Intelligent insights Europes electric vehicle battery hub
    Article

    Watch: Europe goes giga on the battery supply chain

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    Europe has lagged Asia in the race to produce lithium-ion batteries, but automotive and battery players are investing heavily to scale up production. A new forecast by Automotive from Ultima Media reveals the opportunities.

  • Partnerships to supply chain change with Volvo and Toyota
    Article

    Watch: Partnerships the only path for real logistics change at Toyota and Volvo Cars

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    Volvo’s head of supply chain management Martin Corner and Hans Cremers, Toyota Motor Europe’s leader for logistics purchasing, want to achieve sustainability targets and support digital supply chains – and agree that long-term partners will be paramount

  • Think tank service parts logistics with JLR, Bosch, Kuehne and Nagel, CLEPA
    Article

    Think Tank: Future-proofing aftermarket and service parts logistics

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    As automotive service parts demand and requirements evolve, logistics experts from Jaguar Land Rover, Bosch, Kuehne+Nagel and the European parts association, CLEPA, look to the capacity, technology and network changes necessary to maintain service levels.

  • TraPac-Container-Terminal
    News

    Light at the end of the Suez canal but challenges for automotive

    2021-04-21T10:48:00Z

    Of the many disruptions the pandemic has caused, the chain reaction of delays and spiralling costs in container global container shipping must have been one of the hardest to deal with. The delays in the Suez Canal were just the icing on an already unappetising cake.

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    News

    Battery makers settle legal dispute over supply to US

    2021-04-12T14:22:00Z

    LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation are settling their legal dispute relating to EV battery supply in the US and South Korea.

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    News

    DHL Supply Chain report looks at automotive challenges ahead

    2021-04-12T11:59:00Z

    Contract logistics provider DHL Supply Chain has published a report that shows how the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic will create and speed up certain trends in the automotive industry but arrest others.

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    News

    Semiconductor shortage hits Volvo Truck manufacturing

    2021-04-06T08:11:00Z

    Volvo Group has said the ongoing shortage of semiconductors to the automotive industry will cause it to halt production at its truck manufacturing operations in the second quarter of this year. 

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    News

    Nio suspends assembly in China because of chip shortage

    2021-03-30T07:48:00Z

    Chinese electric vehicle (EV) start-up, Nio, has been forced to temporarily suspend operations at the plant it shares with state-owned carmaker JAC in Hefei because of a shortage of semiconductors. The line stoppage will last five days between March 29-April 2.

  • NXP Chip brain
    Article

    Chips will require changes to the just-in-time model

    2021-03-29T06:46:00Z

    The bottlenecks for semiconductors have caused delays for many car manufacturers, highlighting how supply chains in the tech industry are not always easily compatible with those in automotive. Fabian Pertschy spoke to Lars Reger, chief technology officer (CTO) at semiconductor maker NXP, about the importance of components in today’s vehicles and what long-term effects the current semiconductor crisis may have

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    News

    LKQ Euro Car Parts now using Microlise SmartPOD

    2021-03-23T12:07:00Z

    The SmartPOD mobile app provides drivers with access to delivery and consignment information, as well as providing real-time tracking of deliveries through the Microlise Journey Management system.