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  • LOGISTICA (7).Clélio Tomaz_Exclusiva!BR2
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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, ...

  • Ben Stanley
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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 ...

  • Beacons 2 post
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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 ...

  • AstridLuehring1
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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 ...

  • Ceva_loading_train_China
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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), ...

  • Session_4_panel
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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, ...

  • afterglow_lowres
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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. ...

  • Darryl Bol lr
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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 ...

  • 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

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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

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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.