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    Next step into the unprecedented

    2020-03-31T15:16:00Z

    The disruption to the global automotive supply chain caused by the coronavirus pandemic is being exacerbated by uncertainty fed by a lack of accurate information. At last week’s Automotive Supply Chain update webinar, presented by Ultima Media’s business intelligence unit, analysts tried to provide some clarity on the current situation and what lay ahead for the industry

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    Watch Livestream: Coronavirus (Covid-19) – Automotive Supply Chain March Update

    2020-03-27T15:14:00Z

    Presented by Automotive from Ultima Media, hear from our analysts as they share insight on how the coronavirus crisis will impact global vehicle sales and what it will mean for automotive manufacturing and logistics.

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    Calling stop on automotive supply chains: how long can companies survive the Covid-19 crisis?

    2020-03-20T13:48:00Z

    With the coronavirus pandemic causing a level of automotive plant shutdowns not seen since the second world war, suppliers and logistics providers will face failures without direct support from government, and close collaboration with OEMs and industry.

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    Russian car industry caught between coronavirus and currency fluctuations

    2020-03-20T10:02:00Z

    Automotive plants in Russia are reported to be running out of components as supply shortages caused by the coronavirus continue out of China and South Korea, and disruption spreads across Europe. At the same time the Russian ruble has hit a four-year low against the US dollar, which is taking its toll on production costs

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    Listen: Presentation by Jesús Seade Kuri, Federal Government of Mexico

    2020-03-16T20:15:00Z

    Jesús Seade Kuri, who serves as Undersecretary for North America at Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has played a major role in negotiations for the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade deal which is due to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta). Here is the update he provided at the ...

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    Coronavirus latest: mandated lockdowns in Italy are impacting automotive output

    2020-03-11T17:45:00Z

    The sharp increase in the number of coronavirus cases in Italy has led the government to extend strict quarantine measures to the whole country. The restrictions are the toughest outside of China and affect 60m people. Health and safety measures being taken by OEMs are now affecting production with FCA announcing temporary closures as it puts in measures to minimise the risk of contagion. The situation is changing rapidly and automotive companies across Italy are reviewing production, supply and logistics contingencies on a daily basis.

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    Watch: A royal entry to Mexico’s competitive supply base

    2020-03-02T21:52:00Z

    Kevin Reed, vice-president of supply chain at tier two electronics and battery component supplier Royal Power, talks to Daniel Harrison about why the company recently built a new plant in Mexico, and the challenges facing its supply chain and logistics. In the context of declining margins among tier suppliers, Reed discusses the key advantages of moving to Mexico to better serve customers and compete, and why maximising efficiency in the supply chain is a crucial differentiator.

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    Watch: Future of Mexican EV production depends on a dedicated supply chain

    2020-02-28T11:49:00Z

    Daniel Harrison, automotive analyst at Ultima Media’s business intelligence unit, tells Christopher Ludwig about the regulatory impact on a steady Mexican automotive market and his outlook on production, which is built strongly on exports to the US.

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    Watch: Why Jesús Seade thinks the USMCA will increase supply chain investment into Mexico

    2020-02-27T11:08:00Z

    At this week’s AL Mexico conference Jesús Seade, undersecretary for North America at the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, talked about the new USMCA trade deal (called T-Mec locally) and the increase in localisation brought about by the changes to rules of origin. Here Christopher Ludwig gives an overview of ...

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    Watch: What you need to know about the USMCA agreement

    2020-02-26T17:42:00Z

    Ahead of our keynote speech from Jesús Seade, Undersecretary for North America from the Mexican Ministry for Foreign Affairs, let’s briefly discuss the status of the USMCA agreement (T-MEC here in Mexico) and what it might mean for the industry. For more on Automotive Logistics Mexico 2020 visit the event ...

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    Telenovela Logística: Watch our exclusive video coverage of Automotive Logistics Mexico 2020

    2020-02-26T11:46:00Z

    Buenos Dias y Bienvenidos a México! We look forward to welcoming you to the Automotive Logistics Mexico 2020, where you can expect three days of intense networking, debate, informative sessions and practical case studies. This year we will be sharing reports, articles, videos and insights from our sessions. Make sure ...

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    Supply chain network design now a standard process at Bosch

    2020-02-24T12:56:00Z

    Supply chain network design is at the forefront of Robert Bosch’s logistics strategy and will play a crucial role as the tier one supplier establishes new supply chains and operations to feed the rise in electric and autonomous vehicle production…

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    Your webinar questions answered: How tier 1 suppliers are responding to tough headwinds

    2020-02-16T18:58:00Z

    You asked, we answer. We return to the questions from our audience that we didn’t have time to answer in our live webinar, ranging from which parts of automotive tier 1 suppliers’ business models are at risk of commodification, to how tier suppliers are changing supply chain processes

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    Supply shortage hits Jaguar I-Pace assembly in Graz

    2020-02-14T17:00:00Z

    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has been forced to halt production of the I-Pace electric SUV because of “supplier scheduling issues”, thought to be related to battery supply. The I-Pace, which was JLR’s first electric vehicle (EV), is built under contract with Magna Steyr at its plant in Graz, Austria. 

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    Watch our webinar: How to mitigate falling profits in the automotive supply base

    2020-02-13T14:00:00Z

    Following our latest report: Automotive Tier Supplier Profit Analysis 2020, watch our webinar: How to mitigate falling profits in the automotive supply base, where our analysts provide in-depth insights into where Tier 1 supplier profit margins are heading and what the impact will be across the supply chain.

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    Hirotec deploys AVs to handle Mazda parts in Hiroshima

    2020-02-12T10:47:00Z

    Tier one parts supplier Hirotec has started using autonomous vehicles (AVs) provided by Otto Motors at its manufacturing plant in Hiroshima. The vehicles are delivering Mazda door panels to welding cells at the facility…

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    Dana goes to Transplace for intelligent transport management

    2020-02-11T13:17:00Z

    Tier one driveline component supplier Dana has turned to Transplace for AI-supported transport management of its shipments to customers in North America 

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    Automotive suppliers buying and spinning their way into high tech segments

    2020-02-04T18:37:00Z

    As BorgWarner’s acquisition of Delphi Technologies shows, tier one automotive suppliers are turning to acquisitions and restructuring their business to focus on advanced technology, helping to protect margins, avoid commodification and transition to electrified powertrains

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    Al-air: a better battery for EVs?

    2020-02-03T10:04:00Z

    A long-range, lightweight, cost-efficient, recyclable and ethically sourced battery is, arguably, the Holy Grail of the EV market. Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are currently the main focus of multibillion-dollar investments by OEMs and tier suppliers, but there are other contenders that could offer a breakthrough with alternative technology. One of them is the aluminium-air (Al-air) battery.

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    BorgWarner to buy Delphi in latest tier one consolidation

    2020-01-28T17:27:00Z

    BorgWarner is buying Delphi Technologies in a takeover valued at around $3.3 billion that will result in one of the world’s leading propulsion companies. Merging will allow the two suppliers to combine resources to survive in a climate of topline revenue pressures and demands on investment in new technology