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    Congestion costs rising for US trucking industry

    2017-05-17T11:51:27Z

    The US trucking industry faced an extra $63.4 billion in operational costs in 2015 due to traffic congestion on the national highway system, new research out this week has suggested.The latest report by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) used a variety of data sources, including its GPS database, to ...

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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. ...

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    Groupe PSA special report: Refait à neuf

    2017-03-31T21:00:00Z

    A five-part feature assays the recent fortunes of Groupe PSA – and the effects on its logistics functions across PSA and its newly acquired Opel and Vauxhall brands – under the leadership of Carlos Tavares and senior vice-president of supply chain, Francesca Gamboni.

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    Seat: A megatruckload of progress

    2017-03-30T21:32:54Z

    Seat’s supply chain leaders open up about rail infrastructure, the carmaker’s use of automation and its service parts networkIn this story... Seat's European network Multimodal and connected Aftersales in motionSeat has been emblematic of Spain’s automotive ups and downs over the past decade. It suffered badly during the country’s severe ...

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    Tesla says Model 3 production remains on schedule

    2017-03-01T17:18:05Z

    Tesla, which is about to shift into a mass production phase, has told investors it is on track to begin delivering its Model 3 electric vehicle (pictured) from July this year.The new car will see the company shift from being an 84,000 car per year producer to one manufacturing over ...

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    E-commerce automation: Ocado bags a revolution

    2017-02-23T13:55:36Z

    Many in automotive logistics like to think they’re at the cutting edge of automation and information technology. But as grocery e-retailer Ocado demonstrates, those in the car sector could learn a lot from the way other products are being handled and distributedIn this story... Hatfield sets the standard Busy bees ...

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    UPS tests residential drone delivery

    2017-02-22T10:49:36Z

    In a move that could have implications for the last mile delivery of aftermarket parts to locations off the beaten track, global package delivery company UPS has tested a drone in the US that launches from the top of a UPS package van to autonomously deliver packages.According to the company ...

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    Omnitracs to offer Peloton’s platooning solution to customers

    2017-02-17T17:14:52Z

    Fleet management solutions provider Omnitracs has formed a partnership with Peloton Technology allowing the former to offer the latter’s truck platooning solution to its customers.This year, Peloton will begin filling pre-orders of its platooning product for Class 8 trucks. The Silicon Valley-based company’s investors include Volvo Group, UPS, Intel Capital ...

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    Latin America: The good, the bad & the uncertainty

    2017-01-10T18:02:54Z

    Governments, carmakers, processors and carriers will all have their roles to play in establishing greater economic and logistical integration across Latin America, as Automotive Logistics finds out. In this story... Trade deal ups and downs Mexico sets gold standard Exports save Brazil Recovery in Argentina Return to peace in Colombia ...

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    UPS acquires UK-based road transport broker Freightex

    2017-01-10T10:52:08Z

    Global freight forwarding and logistics giant UPS has acquired UK-based Freightex for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition gives UPS a presence in the UK and European third-party logistics (3PL) road transport brokerage market.Freightex provides brokerage for truckload, less-than-truckload, specialised and refrigerated road transport services.In August 2015, UPS acquired North American ...

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    ETA accuracy: Going up in the customer’s estimation

    2017-01-06T11:57:43Z

    Carmakers and logistics providers are now starting to bring ‘Uber-like’ tracking and delivery forecasts to the finished vehicle sector...In this story... VW's platform enhancements Visibility over exceptions Trying to stay invisible Tracking reverse logisticsScott Mabry may well smile when he reflects on the inspiration for enhancements to Volkswagen Group of ...

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    American Honda: Looking for smart, sustainable solutions

    2016-12-19T14:23:09Z

    All photos of Chuck Kendig by: Walter SavinovichAmerican Honda’s head of sales planning and logistics, Chuck Kendig, reveals the philosophy behind his approach to managing the carmaker’s outbound flows and describes how the department operates to cope with changing model demand Since April 2015, when Chuck Kendig inherited vehicle ...

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    BMW e logística de automação: do protótipo à realidade (aumentada)

    2016-11-24T09:52:36Z

    A montadora premium está tomando uma abordagem passo a passo para trazer uma automação mais inteligente e tecnologia digital para suas operações diárias, com grandes planos para o futuro. Gerentes de logística seniores da BMW estão trazendo novas tecnologias para a cadeia de suprimentos da montadora, com uma série de ...

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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 ...

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    European vehicle logistics could get left behind in the digital dust

    2016-10-24T20:16:59Z

    Experts at this year’s ECG Conference in Hamburg pointed to the risks and rewards for outbound logistics of the automotive industry’s shift towards digital technology and e-commerce[sta_anchor id="1"]Despite its recent run of economic recovery and relatively strong growth, the European finished vehicle logistics industry could become a victim of technological ...

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    JLR part 1: Ensuring logistics is not a victim of success

    2016-09-30T15:53:00Z

    With so much expansion, change and inevitable risk still ahead of the carmaker, JLR’s director of global material planning and logistics, David Dyke, is pushing his department’s influence across the company and the supply chain to gain efficiency and further strength

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    FedEx seeks to support automotive sector with Polish facility

    2016-09-06T16:33:23Z

    FedEx has opened a new 7,000 sq.m facility in southern Poland at the Prologis logistics park in Chorzów, near Katowice, to support the automotive sector in the country. The site includes a sorting sub-centre to handle goods arriving from southern Poland as well as from Wrocław and Poznań.A spokesperson for ...

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    Volvo Trucks: High, heavy and smart

    2016-07-31T16:11:50Z

    [sta_anchor id="1"]Volvo Trucks North America is improving its complex delivery network across the US, including investments in new technology and in supporting its carriersReflecting continued strength in the US economy as well as sustained low oil prices, last year saw strong growth for sales of medium-and-heavy trucks in the US. ...

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    FVL North America conference: Beyond the year of the fat cow

    2016-06-15T17:37:12Z

    All seven annual Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conferences have taken place during periods of recovery and growth for the industry. At the latest event, many thought sales were at their peak, and warned that OEMs and providers would need to be efficient even as the market changes. Marcus Williams ...

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    FVL North America conference: Beyond the year of the fat cow

    2016-06-13T23:58:30Z

    All seven annual Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conferences have taken place during periods of recovery and growth for the industry. At the latest event, many thought sales were at their peak, and warned that OEMs and providers would need to be efficient even as the market changes. Marcus Williams ...