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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 ...

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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 ...

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    BMW: Getting connected for a new era of distribution

    2015-11-17T12:22:00Z

    BMW’s vice-president of vehicle distribution Ulrich Wieland (right) and head of global vehicle dispatch and transport Mathias Wellbrock (left) talk about how connected car technology could transform the OEM’s outbound operations over the next decade

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    Masternaut helps Andrew Page improve driver safety and efficiency

    2015-11-17T11:47:52Z

    Andrew Page, a distributor of automotive parts, tools and equipment based in the UK, reports that it has cut accidents and reduced speeding by 97% after implementing a telematics system from Masternaut, a provider of in-vehicle tracking and mobile workforce management software. The company implemented Masternaut Connect across its 900-vehicle ...

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    DHL to handle BMW aftermarket parts deliveries in UK

    2015-11-11T14:49:28Z

    BMW has signed a six-year contract with DHL Supply Chain for the management of its aftermarket parts distribution in the UK. DHL will deliver parts through the night for delivery the next working day to the carmaker’s 116 retailers across Scotland, the North and South of England.According to the logistics ...

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    C4 Logistics providing Bolloré with inbound tracking

    2015-10-26T16:02:34Z

    C4 Logistics, which handles expedited and specialist automotive shipments, is providing electric vehicle (EV) maker Bolloré with track and trace technology on the inbound delivery of parts to its Bluecar assembly facilities in France and Italy. The logistics provider is also managing the delivery of the parts inbound to Bollore’s ...

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    ‘Building Cars Live’: Automotive logistics makes it to UK prime time television

    2015-10-22T14:24:22Z

    Automotive logistics has finally made it to prime time television. ‘Building Cars Live’, a three-hour special broadcast over the past two evenings on the UK’s BBC channel, showcased Mini production at BMW’s plant in Oxford.Fronted by James May, Kate Humble and Ant Anstead, the show mixed live coverage with pre-recorded ...

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    Panel discussion: where is the industry heading?

    2015-09-30T15:22:45Z

    The automotive logistics industry is well known for being evolutionary rather than revolutionary. Change doesn’t happen overnight and this is not likely to change any time soon. However, technology is moving fast and although adoption throughout the supply chain has been slow so far, OEMs and LSPs are confident that ...

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    Coming to an automotive supply chain near you

    2015-09-25T14:12:27Z

    The 16th Automotive Logistics Global conference, at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center, brought together an industry growing and with positive outlooks. However, the potential changes heralded by the digital economy could upend business as usual. The question is when? Discussing disruption: (l to r) XPO's Bradley Jacobs; UTi's Ed ...

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    Positive signs for US-Mexico cross border material flow

    2015-09-24T19:23:34Z

    [Updated 28th September] Mexico is set to be the United States’ largest trading partner by 2018. Last year, 20 years after the NAFTA agreement was signed, trade between the two countries hit $592 billion, closing in on the $660 billion in trade between the US and Canada. The automotive industry ...

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    C4 Logistics boosts workforce to meet demand for services in UK and Europe

    2015-09-22T18:09:24Z

    UK-based time-critical delivery provider C4 Logistics is increasing its workforce by 15% in the areas of IT, operations and business development, as its European business sees a rise in volumes. Eight new positions have been created at the company.The company said it was recruiting additional UK and European staff in ...

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    Russia conference: Practical proposals for the long term

    2015-07-01T14:02:31Z

    Discussions at this year’s Automotive Logistics Russia conference in Moscow moved across a range of subjects from the importance of survival and preparing for growth during a difficult economic slump to the importance of localisation and what needs to be done in terms of simplifying some of the more arcane ...

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    GAC develops services in US for automotive sector

    2015-06-01T21:49:52Z

    Shipping, logistics and marine services provider, GAC, is opening four new offices in the US that it said will provide customers, including those in the domestic and international automotive sector, with coverage in key logistics hubs.GAC North America – Logistics has set up the offices in Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago and ...

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    Planning from first to last mile

    2015-03-26T12:35:39Z

    Logistics specialists are looking for transport management systems to do more than optimise routes and track flows; they want complete management tools for increasingly complex supply chains.At Torrance, California-headquartered Toyota Logistics Services – the outbound logistics and vehicle processing arm of Toyota Motor Sales USA – a recently-implemented Oracle transport ...

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    Apps and logistics: Taking it all in hand

    2015-03-25T12:01:17Z

    Smartphone apps are increasingly being used in areas such as track-and-trace, damage reporting and claims, as well as compliance issuesWith the growth of e-commerce, customers are increasingly accustomed to using their smartphones not only to buy products, but also track delivery right to their door. The ubiquitous rise of Uber, ...

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    Audi special report: A question of complexity and convergence

    2014-12-15T20:01:00Z

    The plethora of models, derivatives and options that has boosted Audi’s success over the past decade would not have been possible without an evolution in its logistics management and processes

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    Audi special report: Outbound delivery accuracy

    2014-12-15T20:00:00Z

    The concept of Liefertreue, or delivery reliability, is central to Audi’s customer promise and consequently crucial in every aspect of the supply chain right up to the point of receipt at dealers, says Dr Michael Hauf, head of brand logistics (pictured)