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    How autonomous vehicles will impact on the supply chain

    2017-11-02T12:34:21Z

    There’s a huge buzz in Silicon Valley about electric engines, ride-hailing and driverless cars, with Uber, Tesla and Waymo all making waves. Morgan Stanley sees a major transformation taking place and recently predicted that Waymo, Alphabet’s autonomous driving unit, could be valued at $70 billion by 2030.The big car manufacturers ...

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    Getting better with age

    2017-11-01T10:18:00Z

    It has been an incredible journey over these last 20 years working on Automotive Logistics, expanding both our publications and our conferences around the world. Louis Yiakoumi may have lost a few hairs since starting Automotive Logistics, but the industry has gained influence and reputationI can still remember the beginning ...

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    Service parts part 1: Moving fast towards the customer

    2017-10-27T14:48:00Z

    Twenty years of automotive service parts logistics

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    BMW i Ventures and Penske invest in flexible car ownership app

    2017-10-25T11:47:00Z

    Investors including BMW i Ventures and Penske Automotive Group have participated in a funding round for the flexible car ownership mobile app, Fair, which attracted nearly $1 billion in offers from investors.Fair allows customers to get approved for a monthly payment for a car on their phone by scanning their ...

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    Production & logistics part 4: Logistics organisations and skills

    2017-10-25T09:45:00Z

    How has your company’s supply chain and logistics management organisation changed over the past 20 years?

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    Still breaking down barriers in automotive supply chains…

    2017-10-24T16:50:00Z

    What has changed in 20 years of covering the automotive supply chain?

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    Syncron forum discusses predictive analytics' role in aftersales

    2017-10-16T17:52:19Z

    Revenues from original automotive product sales have been shrinking for some time as customers keep assets longer but companies are embracing the latest technology to maintain a good aftersales service for the long-term financial viability of their businesses.Attendees at last week’s Aftersales Excellence Forum in London, UK, hosted by cloud-based ...

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    A supplier renaissance

    2017-10-10T19:33:00Z

    At the tail end of the 20th century, the automotive supply sector was a tough business to be in. The world’s carmakers had long since decided that the sprawling, vertically integrated manufacturing models of the past should be abandoned. Major OEMs spun out their component divisions as separate entities, narrowing ...

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    Living in interesting times

    2017-10-10T13:14:00Z

    With the shadow of a hard Brexit hanging over the UK, the question of how it will maintain a competitive automotive sector into the next decade is harder to answer than ever…

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    Volkswagen Group part 2: Talking ‘then and now’ with head of group logistics, Thomas Zernechel

    2017-10-10T13:09:00Z

    The group’s head of group logistics talks about the major changes seen over the past two decades – and why he is optimistic about the future of logistics

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    Volkswagen Group part 1: Present and prepared for the future

    2017-10-10T13:09:00Z

    Volkswagen Konzernlogistik (group logistics), the carmaker’s central logistics steering and purchasing organisation, has taken on new dimensions in managing the group’s complex and expanding supply chain

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    US car carriers: Driven to deliver

    2017-10-05T16:13:56Z

    The US car market is forecast to contract slightly over the next two to three years, with sales set to fall from a high of 17.8m this year to around 16.3m in 2019, according to figures from industry analyst PwC. As OEMs cope with swelling inventory, the car carrier sector ...

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    UK logistics industry cuts emissions with innovation funding

    2017-10-04T14:41:37Z

    The freight, utilities and logistics industry in the UK contributes 31% of the total emissions polluting the environment and threatening the health of country's population but the good news is that trials are already underway on low emission goods vehicles, thanks to £24m ($32m) in funding through the government's innovation ...

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    Conference report: Attracting a talent for disruption

    2017-09-26T13:44:55Z

    Given the pace of change in digital technology the automotive logistics sector may not know exactly where it will be in ten years but it knows it is going somewhere different and that a risk-to-fail attitude is essential in adopting supply chain strategies for the future. What it cannot risk, ...

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    Daimler launches Fuso eCanter electric light-duty truck

    2017-09-20T13:02:01Z

    Daimler's Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) has launched the Fuso eCanter, an all-electric, light-duty truck.The first vehicles will be delivered to customers in the US, Europe and Japan before the end of the year. The company is planning to produce a total of 500 trucks over the next ...

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    UPS to use virtual reality technology to enhance driver safety awareness

    2017-08-23T10:08:40Z

    Global courier company UPS has revealed it will begin using virtual reality (VR) to help train vehicle drivers in hazard awareness from September at its nine Integrad training facilities in the US, replacing the touchscreen devices currently used.The VR technology will be used to help students identify potential road hazards ...

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    Harld Peters appointed as president of UPS China

    2017-08-11T17:06:43Z

    Harld Peters (pictured) has taken over as president of UPS China, succeeding Richard Loi who will be retiring after 26 years with the company.Peters joined UPS in 1999 as a contract manager of supply chain solutions in the Netherlands and later assumed various management positions in the express and supply ...

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    North American ports: Slowdown after growth tests capacity to cope

    2017-07-05T17:20:21Z

    While seven years of consecutive sales growth in the North American automotive industry have put vehicle handling ports to the test in terms of throughput, many of them are now being tested further by the slowdown in sales in the US, with inventory build-ups in some ports, and slower throughput.Meanwhile, ...

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    UPS joins forces with China’s SF Holding

    2017-05-31T15:04:18Z

    Global courier company UPS and China’s SF Holding have agreed to establish a joint venture for international delivery services, initially from China to the US.“This joint venture will support products that provide competitive benefits to our Chinese customers who trade or seek to trade internationally,” said Ross McCullough, president of ...

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    UK and EU supply chain managers make early plans for Brexit

    2017-05-17T16:43:45Z

    Large numbers of supply chain managers in the UK and mainland Europe are already looking for local firms to work with ahead of Britain’s looming exit from Europe, a survey by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) has shown.Almost a third (32%) of UK supply chain managers surveyed ...