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    A visible improvement at Nissan

    2022-01-05T09:14:00Z

    Nissan North America is putting in place more strategic supply chain processes backed up by the latest technology to provide better visibility and predictive analysis in the delivery of its vehicles

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    Finished vehicle logistics Ideas Labs – rolling the dice on new solutions

    2021-11-29T17:30:00Z

    Following workshops on key industry topics and challenges including driver shortages, in-vehicle telematics, vehicle processing and final mile visibility, industry experts at Finished Vehicle Logistics shared their group’s top solutions and next steps as part of a quick-fire pitch round

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    E-book: Productivity gains in real time – Unlocking ROI in vehicle logistics tracking solutions

    2021-11-29T06:00:00Z

    Download this free e-book to learn how the return-on-investment for next generation real time location services has changed for finished vehicles in the post-cloud, post-AI technology landscape, with significant cost, operational and time advantages for OEMs compared to legacy systems. In partnership with Cognosos. 

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    Shining a light into Nissan’s outbound logistics

    2021-11-17T13:19:00Z

    Disruption to the production of cars in the US caused by the current parts shortages has also cast shadows over the outbound delivery process, according to speakers at last week’s Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conference, held in Newport Beach, California.  

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    A more sustainable supply chain does not have to cost the earth

    2021-11-15T18:05:00Z

    Sustainability does not have to elicit the C-word but can actually be achieved as a side-effect of more efficient logistics planning and better visibility based on lead time optimisation

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    Every part you make, every car you take, we’ll be tracking you

    2021-09-23T06:02:00Z

    Renault is revamping IT systems in supply chain, moving to real-time tracking and integrating industrial data with, supporting AI solutions and the rollout of mobility services, according to Jean-François Salles

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    The path to predictive analytics for vehicle logistics: Nissan’s data-driven transformation

    2021-06-30T17:20:00Z

    Nissan’s Steve Jernigan, along with IT experts from Proact and ICL, explain best practice for developing truly data-driven vehicle logistics across North America and beyond.

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    OEMs accelerate use of existing digital tools to manage vehicle logistics disruption

    2021-06-30T17:20:00Z

    Nissan vehicle logistics manager Ryan Purman explains how the OEM is changing paradigms for vehicle logistics in the US, and Inform’s Dan Gosson points to opportunities in telematics and artificial intelligence.

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    Data key to collaboration in an era of disruption

    2021-06-28T12:25:00Z

    Nissan is already out in front when it comes to the digital transformation of the outbound supply chain and improving communication with logistics partners to make the delivery of vehicle more efficient in the face of increasingly frequent disruption

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    Credit where credit is due

    2021-01-26T18:19:00Z

    The coronavirus pandemic meant 2020 was a tough year for everyone in the automotive sector. GM was no exception. While the carmaker’s sales for the calendar year reached 2.5m units, total deliveries were down 12% and retail deliveries down 6% for the year. However, toward the end of 2020 retail sales recovered to pre-pandemic levels. According to the carmaker’s executive vice-president, Steve Carlisle, that was down to the efforts made by GM’s workforce. They kept launches on track and each other safe.

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    GM and Motorq use cars’ built-in telematics to streamline fleet deliveries

    2020-11-26T17:00:00Z

    General Motors is integrating its OnStar telematics system with connected car software provided by Motorq to offer vehicle fleet managers real-time visibility of vehicles prior to delivery.

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    Common standards to alleviate uncertain demand and distribution changes

    2020-09-16T09:08:00Z

    Standardising communications between OEMs and their suppliers offers novel possibilities to smooth out the volatile conditions that modern automotive logistics has to contend with according to Robert Cameron, chairman of Odette International, which is working with European OEMs, suppliers and logistics providers to create such standards – including for finished vehicle logistics.

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    The medium is the message

    2020-09-09T11:22:00Z

    Over the last two years leading players in the European automotive industry have been collaborating on a standard for digital messaging that covers outbound logistics processes from the factory to the dealership. The project has involved almost 30 other organisations, including carmakers, logistics providers, software companies, shortsea car carrier lines and terminal operators 

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    A cloud with a silver lining

    2020-09-08T10:07:00Z

    Renault’s collaboration with technology giant Google extends back to 2019, when the companies announced that the French carmaker had begun using Google data services to refine its manufacturing process. Roll forward a year and the global pandemic has disrupted supply chains and distribution channels across the automotive sector, accelerating the need to accurately forecast demand and optimise supply by integrating data from multiple sources and analysing it in real time.

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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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    Weighing the cost of the EV revolution

    2020-01-14T13:10:00Z

    The rise in the number of electric vehicles being transported in Europe is bringing with it some significant challenges for those carriers tasked with volume shipments. They are having to deal with heavier and higher voltage vehicles that need charging on routes that cross countries with differing regulations on load dimensions

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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.

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    Volvo Trucks opts for Geotab to comply with safety regulations

    2019-10-16T08:44:00Z

    Volvo Trucks’ US division has turned to Geotab for an integrated electronic logging device (ELD) to be coupled to the truck manufacturer’s own factory-fit telematics. Geotab provides global positioning system fleet management and vehicle tracking technology. According to Volvo the cloud-based system provides more reliable data capture ...

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    VW expands digital platform to improve connectivity

    2019-10-02T13:38:00Z

    Volkswagen Group’s commercial vehicle division, Traton, is expanding the application of its cloud-based logistics platform Rio to support the carmaker’s group logistics function across 13 brands in Europe. Rio will be used by VW Group Logistics to more efficiently coordinate both the inbound supply of parts to ...

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    Challenges (and opportunities) for US automotive industry

    2019-09-17T14:25:00Z

    As overall US vehicle sales slow down and EV sales remain stagnant, there are concerns that some OEMs are chasing new-generation technologies at the expense of their existing business – potentially setting up a ‘make or break’ scenario in the near future.