Top materials handling stories – Page 7

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    JLR part 1: Ensuring logistics is not a victim of success

    2016-09-30T15:53:00Z

    With so much expansion, change and inevitable risk still ahead of the carmaker, JLR’s director of global material planning and logistics, David Dyke, is pushing his department’s influence across the company and the supply chain to gain efficiency and further strength

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    BMW and Greer: A port far from any storms

    2016-09-30T10:55:55Z

    No ocean-going vessel ever docks there but an inland port at Greer, South Carolina, has proved a perfect solution for BMW’s import and export parts shipping needs In this story... Seeking new options A custom designed platform Expanding the scope of service Storing for success Perhaps ...

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    Volkswagen & Audi in Mexico part 2: Everything in its right place

    2016-07-19T12:25:00Z

    Audi Mexico’s upcoming plant at San José Chiapa has had logistics efficiency built into its core. Automotive Logistics talks to head of logistics and production control, Peter Koltai, about the evolution of the OEM’s first standalone factory outside Europe The 70km drive from Puebla to San José ...

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    Volkswagen introduces ‘ride-along platform’ to improve logistics

    2016-05-31T15:54:01Z

    Volkswagen has introduced a new handling system to support sequenced parts picking at its Wolfsburg plant in a move that should improve picking accuracy while boosting the ergonomics of the operation for its staff. Up to now, workers at the site have had to manoeuvre heavy trolleys when gathering together ...

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    China conference: catching up with digital and automation trends

    2016-04-25T17:32:04Z

    Steve Dyer, from Bain & Company, said China had a long way to go in catching up to the US and European productivity Despite China’s reputation as a manufacturing powerhouse, filling the world’s homes and stores with products ‘made in China’, rising labour and production costs are increasingly a ...

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    Volkswagen Depot Kassel part 3 : Saving space to grow

    2015-12-17T12:45:37Z

    Big Data and broader technological advances will play an important role in future parts procurement and logistics at Depot Kassel Dr Claus Wriebe tells Christopher Ludwig about inventory reduction strategies that will keep Kassel at the centre of Volkswagen’s parts supply chain for years to come For years, Volkswagen’s ...

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    Volkswagen Depot Kassel part 2: Mitten in Europa

    2015-12-17T12:16:52Z

    Pictured are the 420,000 sq.m set of OTC buildings in Baunatal, with part of the Kassel plant in the foreground As reflected in its main location, Depot Kassel plays a central role in the Volkswagen Group’s global service parts strategy, requiring flexibility as well as a high level of ...

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    Volkswagen Depot Kassel part 1 : The beating heart of service parts

    2015-12-17T12:15:04Z

    Dr Claus Wriebe has been working in Volkswagen's spare parts logistics for more than 14 years, and took over as head of Depot Kassel in early 2014 In a three-part report Automotive Logistics explores the scale and importance of the Volkswagen Group's colossal parts operations, centred around Kassel, Germany ...

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    Hands-free handling

    2015-07-20T08:00:39Z

    While it may lag behind other in-plant activities in its use of robotics, the quest to automate finished vehicle movement within factories and yards is well underway Companies including General Motors, Audi, BMW, Daimler, Volvo and Tesla – not to mention Google – have all promised that the autonomous car ...

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    BCUBE to handle parts sequencing for Qoros

    2015-04-14T18:13:01Z

    Chinese carmaker Qoros has outsourced operations for sequenced parts to Italian logistics provider BCUBE ahead of plans to launch production of a new model later this year at its factory in Changshu, 80km north of Shanghai. It is Qoros’s first outsourcing of inbound and plant-related logistics services, while for BCUBE ...

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    General Motors: waste not, want not

    2014-09-24T14:09:43Z

    GM’s executive director of global logistics, Edgard Pezzo , left, talks to Christopher Ludwig about cutting waste and cost in a multi-billion dollar supply chain. When Edgard Pezzo took over as executive director of global logistics and containerisation at General Motors, in May 2013, the top logistics purchasing management job ...