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    News

    Greater visibility is a wonderful and challenging thing

    2021-10-12T10:40:00Z

    At last week’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Global Live conference, leading carmakers discussed how crisis management has realigned the logistics and supply chain function within their organisations, and put it front and centre

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    News

    Stefan Tolle moves to lead aftermarket at Mann+Hummel

    2021-08-16T12:11:00Z

    Stefan Tolle has moved to a new role as president and general manager for the automotive aftermarket at filtration parts supplier Mann+Hummel.

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    From the industry

    Making sustainable optimizations in automotive supply chains

    2021-08-13T11:58:00Z

    Today’s consumer wants to buy from sustainable brands. The rise of the circular economy concept, coupled with pressure from both consumers and regulators for more sustainable products, is pushing automotive OEMs to reevaluate their processes across the supply chain.

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    From the industry

    ICL Systems: Making a visible difference in European finished vehicle logistics

    2021-07-06T13:33:00Z

    ICL Systems, a finished vehicle supply chain software and logistics solution provider, has now brought its 30 years of expertise in the North American automotive market to Europe, kicking off with ICL Services Germany.

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    News

    Kuehne + Nagel cuts CO2 by 70% by switching inbound to rail for Dongfeng Honda

    2021-06-28T16:02:00Z

    Kuehne + Nagel is helping Dongfeng Honda to save 16,000 tonnes of CO2 by switching inbound parts deliveries in China from road to rail 

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    Article

    Smart tools for sustainable logistics at Hellmann

    2021-06-17T13:29:00Z

    Monika Thielemann-Hald joined Hellmann Worldwide Logistics just as Covid started disrupting manufacturing for east to west. But as global head of automotive logistics she has helped steer the company through the crisis with the right mix of teamwork and smart technology

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    News

    Mastering complexity and getting sustainable at VW

    2021-04-26T15:25:00Z

    Logistics at the Volkswagen Group is a complex business. There are currently 12 brands in the VW Group and every day 8,500 suppliers send parts into 70 assembly plants worldwide, from where finished vehicles are delivered to 150 markets. According to Matthias Braun, head of digitalization and concept development at VW Group Logistics, the company is looking at the latest technology to manage that complexity and do it sustainably.

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    Article

    Think Tank: Pack to the future

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    Experts from packaging suppliers DS Smith and ORBIS share new ideas, innovations and new opportunities in automotive packaging and container management that will play key roles in supply chain sustainability and eliminating cost in the European supply chain.

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    Article

    A game of two halves at Europe’s vehicle ports

    2021-04-08T14:27:00Z

    Volatility at Europe’s leading finished vehicle handling ports was made worse in 2020 by the impact of restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in the first half of the year and then by resurgent demand in the second half. Marcus Williams reports

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    News

    Putting the right tools in the right hands at Nissan Mexicana

    2021-02-04T15:59:00Z

    No one thought the new year was suddenly going to be free of supply chain disruption. The coronavirus continues to cause problems, most pronounced at the moment by cross-Pacific port congestion and the increasingly serious shortage in the supply of microchips. But disruption of this kind is recurring and may even get more frequent in the future.

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    News

    BMW selects Penske Logistics for LLP services at Spartanburg

    2020-11-02T14:21:00Z

    Penske Logistics will be providing lead logistics provider (LLP) services for BMW Manufacturing in South Carolina following the signing of a multi-year contract. It is the first time that BMW has outsourced LLP services in the US and the first time Penske has had an LLP contract with the carmaker, though it has been providing other services at Spartanburg since 2007. Penske also provides LLP services for Ford in North America and GM in Mexico. 

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    From the industry

    Sigfox: Small signals with big savings

    2020-09-29T15:44:00Z

    Sigfox, a provider of internet-of-things technology, has been working with Groupe PSA and IBM on a track and trace technology to more accurately monitor and control the movement of packaged parts between its suppliers and assembly plants.

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    News

    Start-up vehicle makers demand more from their logistics providers

    2020-09-28T09:30:00Z

    Automotive start-ups are well-known for changing the rules when it comes to the cars they produce, as well as their sales and distribution models, but they are doing things a little differently when it comes to supply chains as well, demanding agility and flexibility from logistics providers not normally seen with traditional OEMs.

  • Monika Thieleman-Hald
    News

    Ford and Toyota talk about the benefits of returning to sender

    2020-09-24T08:30:00Z

    Carmakers used last week’s ALSC Live online conference to reveal a range of sustainable packaging strategies they were employing in an effort to cut waste along with cost.

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    Article

    A cloud with a silver lining

    2020-09-08T10:07:00Z

    Renault’s collaboration with technology giant Google extends back to 2019, when the companies announced that the French carmaker had begun using Google data services to refine its manufacturing process. Roll forward a year and the global pandemic has disrupted supply chains and distribution channels across the automotive sector, accelerating the need to accurately forecast demand and optimise supply by integrating data from multiple sources and analysing it in real time.

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    News

    Audi using drone to locate vehicles at Neckarsulm

    2020-08-03T10:24:00Z

    In the latest example of Industry 4.0 technology being used across the VW Group for logistics applications, Audi is conducting a drone pilot project to more efficiently locate vehicles for dispatch at its Neckarsulm assembly plant in Germany…

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    Article

    Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 12 – North American vehicle ports

    2020-07-15T16:33:00Z

    This week’s show will feature insights into how leading automotive ports have adapted rapidly to manage the crisis, how they are using digital technologies and investing in smart infrastructure to better support the automotive supply chain.

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    From the industry

    Logistical Data Services: All hands on tech

    2020-06-08T10:44:00Z

    Vehicle condition reporting is vulnerable to error, but US-based Logistical Data Services says transit times and damage can be reduced by the accuracy and accessibility of its real-time inspection technology 

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    Article

    Blowing a bigger bubble at Zeebrugge

    2020-05-11T09:43:00Z

    The world’s biggest vehicle handling port saw an increase in vehicle handling in 2019. It is speeding up throughput to keep pace using the latest technology and some major reconstruction projects. was closing on the 3m mark for the number of finished vehicles handled through its terminals when it got to the end of 2019, up 4.4% on the previous year. That was thanks to some major reconstruction projects and developments in digital technology supporting a more sustainable industry

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    Article

    Reaching for the stars: how Galileo’s satellites could help automotive logistics

    2020-03-16T10:27:00Z

    Since launching its first test navigation satellite in 2005, the European Space Agency (ESA) has steadily built up the Galileo global positioning network and today operates 22 satellites. With four further launches due in 2020, the Galileo network is set to become the first fully operational high-accuracy global navigation satellite system (GNSS) – heralding a new era of precision navigation and, for the automotive industry, bringing opportunities for improved vehicle logistics.