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  • Gefco_Gefbox
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    Groupe PSA report: Engineering logistics partnerships

    2017-03-31T20:57:00Z

    PSA’s partnership of choice with Gefco aims to reap benefits in purchasing, pooling and packaging innovation, as well as bringing further intermodal options

  • P90237951_highRes
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    BMW’s ‘connected’ logistics: Shaping a self-steering supply chain

    2016-12-22T10:01:00Z

    BMW’s senior vice-president of logistics, Jürgen Maidl, and other executives talk to Automotive Logistics  about the carmaker’s drive towards a decentralised and fully connected logistics flow

  • boschsensor_02
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    BLG develops smart containers for the automobile industry

    2016-11-23T13:36:17Z

    A project consortium involving Germany’s BLG Logistics has won a technology competition to develop smart containers that can be used to transport automotive parts while digitally recording the quality data of the parts being moved.BLG Logistics is working with tier supplier Bosch along with the Bremen Institute for Production and ...

  • Verschiffung BMW i3 in Bremerhaven 11-2015
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    BMW and logistics automation: from prototype to (augmented) reality

    2016-11-18T17:01:05Z

    The premium carmaker is taking a step-by-step approach to bringing smarter automation and digital technology into its day-to-day operations, with big plans for the future. BMW’s senior logistics managers are pushing new technology into the carmaker’s supply chain, with a number of pilot projects involving automated guided vehicles (AGVs), robots ...

  • Dieseltraktion
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    DB Cargo UK reshapes business in wake of coal and steel declines

    2016-10-25T16:45:50Z

    Last week’s statement by Deutsche Bahn’s rail freight division in the UK – DB Cargo UK – that it is likely to cut almost 900 jobs and downsize its operations across the country was in part explained by the dramatic decline in the coal and steel markets. Between January 1st ...

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    Slovakian plant wins Magna World Class Logistics awards

    2016-10-12T15:47:40Z

    Magna International Europe has recognised three plants in its inaugural World Class Logistics awards, with Magna Slovteca, which produces mirrors, taking the top prize for a transformation project across its internal and external logistics operations.Magna Exteriors’ plant in Meerane, in eastern Germany, took second place in the awards for an ...

  • Pipavev, NYK
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    India makes big gains in competitiveness indices

    2016-10-03T19:21:34Z

    The mood music coming out of prime minister Narendra Modi’s government with its ‘Make in India’ campaign seems to be borne out with real improvements on the ground.The latest World Economic Forum's rankings of country competitiveness see India as one of the big climbers, with a jump of 16 places ...

  • Anu Goel VW 2
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    Global conference: Know your supply chain better

    2016-09-24T15:58:00Z

    Manufacturers and logistics providers at the Automotive Logistics Global conference are doing more to integrate their supply chains from end to end, and are keen to use data and analytics to anticipate problems before they arise.

  • JCB_WPC_conveyor
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    JCB renews transport management contract with 3T Logistics

    2016-07-13T09:51:16Z

    Construction equipment maker JCB has renewed its contract with transport management provider 3T Logistics for a further two years.The company has been managing the transport of aftermarket parts for JCB to international markets since 2008. It is working with JCB’s aftermarket division – JCB Service – providing transport management systems ...

  • Bill Wappler, Surgere
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    Supply Chain Conference: Only the data and technology you can handle

    2016-05-23T23:30:04Z

    Left to right: Nissan's Ben Shain; Magna's Bridget Grewal; Surgere's William WapplerSpeakers at the Automotive Logistics Supply Chain Conference in Atlanta were optimistic about the potential for data analysis and new digital technology to improve the supply chain. But Marcus Williams and Christopher Ludwig find most companies are cautious ...

  • Jeremy Cope MetroGistics
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    MetroGistics promotes Jeremy Cope to VP of operations

    2016-05-19T17:20:09Z

    Automotive logistics services provider MetroGistics has promoted Jeremy Cope from director of logistics operations to vice-president of operations.In his new role, Cope will oversee several aspects of the operations department including assets, the logistics group, dispatching, key accounts, ageing, track and trace, and the quality and assurance team.Cope has been ...

  • UTI Silk road
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    China-Europe rail: The road less travelled

    2016-04-12T16:48:52Z

    The old Silk Road that connected China to Europe rose to significant prominence during the seventh and eighth centuries, when not only was silk moved from China but also spices, paper and noodles across Eurasia. The route has been disrupted and dismantled many times during the last millennium or more, ...

  • Michael Martin DHL Supply Chain ALEurope
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    Europe conference: Changing with the global tides

    2016-03-18T08:26:14Z

    When talking about how the global automotive industry is set to change over the coming years, the figures can be hard to get your head around. There are now 1.2 billion vehicles in use globally, and that is expected to rise to 2 billion by 2035. There are also expected ...

  • Ceva_European_truck_High
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    Ceva launches weekly LCL service between China and Hungary

    2016-02-29T16:46:56Z

    In February Ceva Logistics launched a new weekly less-than-container load (LCL) service between China and Hungary, with the majority of cargo volume accounted for by the automotive industry.The weekly service, which runs between the port of Shanghai and Budapest, currently goes via the Adriatic port of Koper in Slovenia. Containers ...

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    C4 Logistics opens office in Budapest

    2016-02-10T13:50:11Z

    Time critical logistics provider, C4 Logistics, has opened an office in Budapest, Hungary in a strategic expansion of operations that anticipates the need for expedited services as the automotive supplier network is tested.Hungary is now home to a number OEM facilities making high quality vehicles. Audi is now building the ...

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    Mexico Conference report: On the borderline of change

    2016-02-01T01:23:47Z

    The second Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, held in Mexico City, saw hundreds of executives and officials discuss how best to ensure that the country’s fast-growing automotive production and supply chain will be fit for purpose by 2020 and beyond. Christopher Ludwig reports on plenty of progress, as well as reasons ...

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    Mexico conference: Audi adapts logistics for San José Chiapa

    2016-01-30T00:48:43Z

    When Audi starts series production later this year of the Q5 SUV crossover at its new plant in San José Chiapa, in the state of Puebla, Mexico, it will begin one of the most complex operations for parts handling and logistics in the country, with tremendous variety and customisation in ...

  • Article

    Telematics: The simple solution?

    2016-01-21T15:04:50Z

    Is it finally time for onboard telematics technology to take the crown from barcodes and RFID tags? Now more than 40-years-old, the humble barcode label underpins many, if not most, finished vehicle supply chains. Generally attached to vehicles as they leave the assembly line, or in the plant compound, the ...

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    A new train of thought

    2015-12-21T16:11:19Z

    Illustration copyright DB Schenker Rail Automotive GmbHVehicles are increasingly moving towards connected cars and trucks. Now may be the time for the connected rail wagon. DB Schenker is currently trialling what it calls 'asset intelligence', and other rail providers are considering their options tooConnected cars are increasingly the norm ...

  • Taurus_hangzhou
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    Ford: The resources to wrap up a region

    2015-12-21T07:00:22Z

    Bob Laurila, director of material planning and logistics in Asia Pacific, discusses how Ford is adapting its organisation and its systems to manage the region’s changing vehicle flows. Asia Pacific is becoming one of Ford Motor Company’s most dynamic and important regions for vehicle logistics. A quick glance at the ...