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  • NEW Opportunities in Global Trade.001 (1)
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    Watch: Finding opportunities in changing global trade rules

    2020-09-28T17:00:00Z

    Many factors have been impacting global automotive trade and freight flows, including changing trade agreements, cost considerations and of course the pandemic. In this session, independent logistics strategist Wolfgang Lehmacher discusses opportunities with experts from Gallega Global Logistics and ICR360.

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    Watch: Rethinking supply chain resilience

    2020-09-28T17:00:00Z

    The crisis has underlined how vulnerable the supply chain is to shocks and is leading some manufacturers to reconsider inventory and planning strategies to mitigate disruption and instability. In this session at Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live, experts debate whether this means a rethink in lean and just-in-time.

  • NEW Real World Supply Chain Dynamics.001
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    Watch: Real world supply chain dynamics with DSV

    2020-09-28T17:00:00Z

    During Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live, DSV’s automotive logistics experts set out a path to navigate a turbulent year ahead with an overview of supply chain stability, trends, insights, and strategies that will impact on logistics operations and pricing across transport modes.

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    Watch: Launching start-up automotive supply chains

    2020-09-28T17:00:00Z

    As new entrants, tech firms and EV start-up companies jump into the supply chain, this panel at Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live explored the logistics requirements with insight from startups Rivian and Ineos Automotive, and supply chain specialist Kuehne + Nagel.

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    Watch: What Europe’s Green Deal means for automotive supply chains

    2020-09-28T17:00:00Z

    The EU is regulating and investing in decarbonisation with significant cost and technology implications for the automotive sector. Stefan Crets from CSR Europe and PwC’s Christoph Stürmer unpick the implications for the supply chain and what companies.

  • The future of automotive tier 1s- In conversation with Bo Andersson.001
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    Watch: How Yazaki’s Bo Andersson wants to shape up and shake up the supply chain

    2020-09-28T17:00:00Z

    In an exclusive fireside chat at Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live, Bo Andersson details Yazaki’s objectives in reducing lineside disruptions at its plants, improving supply visibility and moving away from ‘build-to-print’ models as the tier 1 aims to capture more value-added production and services.

  • Leadership in a Time of Adversity.001
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    Watch: Supply chain leadership in a time of adversity

    2020-09-28T17:00:00Z

    Hear how senior executives from Volkswagen Group, FCA, Visteon and Gefco have adapted strategies, processes and communication to support manufacturing and logistics operations and teams during the crisis.

  • Intelligent insights: Battery and Electric Vehicle Supply Chains.001
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    Watch: Managing the battery supply chain will be a strategic advantage

    2020-09-28T17:00:00Z

    In this presentation, automotive analyst Daniel Harrison details growth, investment and bottlenecks in lithium-ion battery supply chains, and demonstrates the competitive advantages that manufacturers could gain or risk in taking more control over battery sourcing and production.

  • NEW The Rise of Supply Chain 4.001
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    Watch: The rise of Industry 4.0 in automotive packaging

    2020-09-28T17:00:00Z

    Location and tracking technology can help firms manage returnable automotive packaging more effectively than ever. At this special session of Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live, IT experts from Alps Alpine and Sigfox detail exciting new systems.

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    Tesla plans deep vertical integration of battery supply

    2020-09-24T15:18:00Z

    Tesla has revealed a host of production innovations to make lithium-ion battery manufacturing more efficient and reduce costs, including in-house battery cell production, which could cut the miles travelled for the battery production by 80%, and the reduction of the cobalt content of the cathode, which would bring further supply chain savings

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    Yazaki’s proactive, risk-averse approach to the crisis a success, says Bo Andersson

    2020-09-21T12:29:00Z

    Yazaki is taking a more strategic and coordinated approach to the automotive supply chain as it continues to stabilise production in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. Bo Andersson, Yazaki’s president of Europe and CEO and president of North America, says the company is looking for opportunities to consolidate and improve logistics planning and control, including through the use of third party logistics (3PL) providers, greater localisation, communication and inventory planning

  • ALSC Live Overview
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    Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live Overview

    The first Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live virtual conference is here, with more than 70 speakers and 30 sessions. Read this overview for insight into the key topics and theme, including electric vehicle and battery supply chains, sustainable supply chains, digital transformation and supply chain resilience. Featuring interviews and keynotes from leading carmakers, tier suppliers, logistics providers and supply chain and trade experts. 

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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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    Meeting increasing demand for EVs in Europe depends on better battery supply

    2020-09-07T12:39:00Z

    Carmakers are investing colossal sums of money into low and zero-emission powertrain technologies. Even before the coronavirus crisis infected the finances of most manufacturers the survival of many of them hinged upon a return on investment and a successful transition to electrification over the coming years. 

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    Orbis moves into Canton to support packaging management at Nissan

    2020-09-01T05:00:00Z

    Orbis has set up a new facility in Canton, in the US state of Mississippi, to provide packaging management services for Nissan North America. Orbis’ reusable packaging management services unit – Orbis RPM – will operate on-site within Nissan’s plant, and handle inbound and outbound material logistics

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    Geek+ teams up with Körber to improve warehouse robotics supply

    2020-08-26T10:59:00Z

    Advanced robotics supplier Geek+ has signed a partnership agreement with material handling and automation provider Körber through which it will provide its autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) to the German company’s global customer base. The new deal builds on an existing regional collaboration between the companies in Asia-Pacific

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    Increased demand post-Covid threatens driver shortage in North America

    2020-08-03T10:43:00Z

    The shortage of freight drivers in the US has been exacerbated by industrial shutdowns and curbs on movement caused by the coronavirus, a problem made more complicated by limited working hours and a rise in post-furlough absenteeism

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    Russian car industry needs greater parts localisation to survive

    2020-07-16T12:47:00Z

    The volume of automotive components being imported into Russian assembly plants has nearly doubled over the past few years but the continued threat of secondary sanctions on the companies supplying them, combined with the impact of Covid-19 on the supply chain, means the Russian automotive industry could shutdown. What it needs for the future is a new localisation strategy, according to Vadim Sorokin, president of Russian vehicle maker Gaz Group. 

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    Ford facing shutdowns in US because of engine shortage

    2020-07-13T10:32:00Z

    Ford is reported to be facing assemly shutdowns in the US this week because of engine supply problems out of Mexico caused by the coronavirus. Output at the carmaker’s engine plant in Chihuahua has been halved because of restrictions on production and supply caused by the virus, while its plants in the US are running at full production

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    Pirelli gets green tick for carbon initiative

    2020-07-06T11:38:00Z

    Italian tyre manufacturer Pirelli has received recognition from the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) for its commitment to reduce its CO2 emissions. The approval corroborates Pirelli’s goal of achieving group carbon neutrality by 2030, which is focused around its target of using 100% renewable electric energy by 2025 as announced in its recent industrial and sustainability plan.