Track and trace – Page 9

  • 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 ...

  • Article

    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 ...

  • Article

    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 ...

  • Article

    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 ...

  • Article

    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 ...

  • BMW 1 series in Bremerhaven_Feb 2013
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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

  • Article

    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 ...

  • DHL_logo
    Article

    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 ...

  • Article

    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 ...

  • MINI Countryman Assembly
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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 ...

  • AL15-Panel
    Article

    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 ...

  • Last panel
    Article

    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 ...

  • TimFlucht_Penske
    Article

    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 ...