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    Third-party logistics: An ever-evolving partnership

    2017-10-17T16:06:00Z

    What's in a name?Dating from the 1970s, the term ‘third-party logistics provider’ (3PL) grew swiftly in importance and usage and was even seen as marketable at one time.Management consultants Accenture registered the term 3PL as a trademark in 1996, defining it as “a supply chain integrator that assembles and manages ...

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    Volkswagen Group part 1: Present and prepared for the future

    2017-10-10T13:09:00Z

    Volkswagen Konzernlogistik (group logistics), the carmaker’s central logistics steering and purchasing organisation, has taken on new dimensions in managing the group’s complex and expanding supply chain

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    Volkswagen Group part 2: Talking ‘then and now’ with head of group logistics, Thomas Zernechel

    2017-10-10T13:09:00Z

    The group’s head of group logistics talks about the major changes seen over the past two decades – and why he is optimistic about the future of logistics

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    Changes are the only certainty at Ford of Europe

    2017-10-09T17:46:00Z

    Dirk Willmann, director of material planning and logistics for Ford Europe, outlines how the carmaker is improving visibility and adapting its vehicle logistics network across Europe to better manage customer demand and trade uncertainties.

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    Ford of Europe: A system of strength and complexity

    2017-10-09T16:53:00Z

    Dirk Willmann’s 25-year career with Ford has made him witness to the changing arc of the company’s supply chain in Europe and further afield, including more complicated material flows, new locations and footprint changes, as well as advances in technology.

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    Conference report: Attracting a talent for disruption

    2017-09-26T13:44:55Z

    Given the pace of change in digital technology the automotive logistics sector may not know exactly where it will be in ten years but it knows it is going somewhere different and that a risk-to-fail attitude is essential in adopting supply chain strategies for the future. What it cannot risk, ...

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    A digital platform for changing the outbound sector

    2017-09-19T17:47:00Z

    Fracht SIA’s transport management software is able to handle everything from purchasing, transport scheduling to route data services, accounting and more

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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 of ...

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    Brazil: Exports are chasing away the clouds

    2017-08-03T17:42:15Z

    Brazilian vehicle sales, which have fallen every year since 2013, continue to be hampered by a deep recession, a stubborn, double-digit unemployment rate, increasingly tight credit and haemorrhaging consumer confidence. Seemingly unending political crises have also hit the country. So, to combat the stalling economy and venal political climate, carmakers, ...

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    Zebra survey shows manufacturers moving to greater use of technology

    2017-08-02T16:25:36Z

    Manufacturers are making ever greater use of industry 4.0 technology in their supply chains and moving ever closer to smart factories, a survey by technology provider Zebra Technologies has suggested.Zebra’s 2017 Manufacturing Vision Study, based on 1,100 respondents from the automotive, high-tech, food, beverage, tobacco and pharmaceutical sectors in Europe, ...

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    Outbound deliveries: Blocking in the truth

    2017-08-01T15:00:51Z

    Will bitcoin prove to be one of the most valuable innovations in changing the finished vehicle supply chain? If so, it is not because carmakers and logistics providers are moving their contracts from dollars, euros or yuan to the virtual currency (although given its recent escalation in value, some may ...

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    Fraunhofer IIS to test new multi-directional RFID antenna

    2017-07-25T17:41:23Z

    The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS) has invited applications from companies interested in helping it test a new, multi-directional RFID reader antenna that it believes will provider higher read range and accuracy than current antennas in difficult environments.The Multibeam Antenna, which features nine directional beams, can be used to ...

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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 ...

  • Kirill Nikoda, analyst at Gazprombank’s Economic Forecasting Centre
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    Russia summit: Dealing with the reality of a slow recovery

    2017-07-11T15:51:00Z

    Confidence is gradually returning to the Russian automotive market with sales and production showing definite signs of life after a tough period of retrenching and divestment. Sanctions remain but many at this year’s Automotive Logistics Russia conference in Moscow felt that this was the time to invest in the market ...

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    Volkswagen Group Logistics: Come together, right now

    2017-06-29T01:53:00Z

    All carmakers are [sta_anchor id=”1”]grappling with how to plan and respond to the technological, social and economic changes that are expected to affect their products and businesses. Manufacturers must simultaneously manage rising demand for both traditional and alternative fuels, while exploring new models for mobility that might, in future, change ...

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    Ceva adds China-Europe rail link between Shilong and Hamburg

    2017-06-28T14:30:14Z

    Ceva Logistics is building on its China-Europe rail service with the launch of a new route linking Shilong, in southern China's Guangdong province, to Hamburg in Germany.The logistics provider is working with the Chinese state railway company on the new regular block train route that runs between Shilong, Manzhouli (China), ...

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    Europe conference: No easy way to the digital supply chain

    2017-06-13T18:15:09Z

    The 2017 Automotive Logistics Europe conference reminded delegates that, despite a better economy, the industry is under pressure. However, new technology looks set to offer the supply chain as much opportunity as disruption, if companies are able to keep up. Marcus Williams, Christopher Ludwig and Gareth Tredway report from Bonn, ...

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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 warehousesThat 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 change. ...

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    Supply Chain Conference: Subaru transforms to lean at Indiana plant

    2017-05-10T14:30:34Z

    Carmaker Subaru has successfully transitioned to a lean process flow at its production plant in Indiana, in the US, in a major project with third party logistics provider Venture Global Solutions, ahead of the launch of the new Impreza model.“We needed to be able to change our production methods at ...

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    Seat holds second logistics innovation event at Martorell factory

    2017-04-03T22:32:51Z

    Spanish carmaker Seat held a two-day logistics innovation event last week at its Martorell factory in Spain at which ten suppliers presented the latest in robotic and drone technology for inventory management, handling and delivery to the assembly line.The event, held at the carmaker’s logistics innovation centre at the factory ...