All Surgere articles

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    The quest for greater unity

    2019-01-18T12:37:00Z

    One of the main priorities for inbound supply chain managers from a packaging perspective is the proper management of returnable containers and packages so they are delivered as quickly, efficiently and economically as possible. To achieve this, many North American OEMs have up to now insisted on their own ...

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    A problem shared

    2019-01-11T12:34:00Z

    Packaging experts working across the automotive industry are continually looking for better visibility when tracking the container and its contents to the point of delivery and back

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    Conflict resolution

    2019-01-10T17:00:00Z

    Packaging is essential to the supply chain for the timely movement of parts and the maintenance of quality in the storage and distribution process. Containers specific to the type of components being moved need to be readily available if there are not to be costly delays in delivery. ...

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    Dana McBrien takes lead role at AutoSphere

    2018-08-24T12:15:10Z

    Dana McBrien (pictured) has moved from his role as associate chief advisor at Honda North America to become ‘guiding architect’ for AutoSphere, a digital supply chain system (previously referred to as the Automotive Supply Chain Data Ecosystem) developed by US information technology and packaging specialist, Surgere. McBrien worked for Honda ...

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    Reaping the benefits of collaborating on containers

    2018-07-16T17:14:26Z

    When an OEM orders parts from its tier suppliers, it can find itself with limited visibility over just where containers of parts are within the supply chain and how soon they will arrive. Tracing containers can be a complex business – and if a problem does occur, the vehicle-maker needs ...

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    Carmakers and suppliers collaborate on containers

    2018-05-23T12:05:04Z

    Honda, Toyota, GM, Nissan and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) have joined forces with 12 medium to large tier suppliers, two logistics providers and the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) on a data system providing accurate visibility over returnable containers at every stage of their movement between supplier and OEM. The ...

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    Drone technology: Getting ready to take off?

    2018-01-08T14:57:26Z

    As global giants like Amazon continue to assess the viability of using unmanned aerial vehicles for deliveries, companies around the world are becoming ever more interested in the potential of drones. Aside from making consumer deliveries, drone technology has already emerged as an active area of research and development in ...

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    Surgere completes ROBi inventory pilot at Mahle Behr facility in Dayton

    2017-09-13T13:57:41Z

    Automotive parts maker Mahle Behr has recently completed a pilot project into inventory management with digital supply chain and packaging expert Surgere. The success of the pilot could see the full deployment of a robotised RFID system at Mahle Behr’s facility in Dayton, Ohio. The pilot project marked the launch ...

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    Michael Silvio moves to head Logistics Innovation unit at Surgere

    2017-08-04T10:37:31Z

    Michael Silvio has moved from his role as senior director of supply chain management at tier one supplier, Cooper Standard Automotive, to take up a newly created position as vice-president of logistics innovation at packaging management and supply chain intelligence provider, Surgere. Cooper Standard has yet to announce a replacement ...

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    Smart packaging: The quest for greater precision

    2017-07-17T12:33:15Z

    Packaging is one area in the automotive supply chain in which greater connectivity and ‘internet of things’ (IoT) devices have the potential to make significant improvements. Many of the chronic issues that accompany the management and flow of equipment, including missing or incorrect containers, damage to parts, as well as ...

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    Supply Chain Conference: The future is already here

    2017-05-16T17:04:51Z

    A drone demonstration by Venture highlighted the potential of new technology for inventory management at plants and warehouses That the automotive industry will see [sta_anchor id="1"]exponential change is something that many, if not all, experts and executives predict – even if they disagree about the pace and scale of ...

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    WWL implements RFID at Nissan's Mississippi plant

    2017-03-10T15:16:05Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has teamed up with technology company, Surgere, to implement a radio-frequency identification (RFID) project for managing finished vehicle stock at Nissan's assembly plant in Canton, Mississippi. Work on the Canton study has already begun, according to John Felitto, president of WWL Vehicle Services Americas, which operates ...

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    Unpacking conventional wisdom

    2016-04-01T09:00:31Z

    Whether one-way or returnable, owned by OEMs and tier suppliers or rented from specialist providers, current packaging models are being re-evaluated in the search for efficiency and cost-savings. Within the North American manufacturing operations of global automotive supplier Magna International, a fascinating pilot project is underway. After a year-long study ...