Insourcing and localising are some of the ways that BMW Spartanburg is staying flexible and lean while growing, according to Oliver Bilstein, vice-president of Logistics and Production Control, BMW Manufacturing.
The switch to EV production demands greater collaboration between the inbound, outbound and service parts logistics sectors
Daniel Harrison, automotive analyst, Automotive Logistics talks to Christopher Ludwig, editor-in-chief about the highly fragmented North America logistics industry, capacity shortages, and opportunities to consolidate through the transition to EVs.
Michael Schad explains how Toyota is enhancing its service parts distribution through improved training, new technology and more delivery and pickup options across the US.
Oliver Bilstein, who leads logistics for BMW’s manufacturing in the US, points to new technology and automation to increase flexibility in production and supply chain.
Dan Pace reveals how Honda has made its inbound logistics routing more agile to actual demand, and improved part-level visibility.
Jessica Hanson shares her personal story and advice for how women, minorities and other diverse groups can develop in automotive logistics and supply chain.
Anna Markett shares her approach for navigating the OEM’s complex North American supply chain, notably with empathy and a thirst for learning about all facets of operations across the organisation.
Speakers from PowerCo, Basquevolt, Li-Cycle and Ceva Logistics discussed the challenges of localising battery production in Europe at this year’s ALSC Europe conference
Watch a teaser from our highly successful Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Europe 2023 conference on the importance and future of automotive supply chain management in the region
Speakers from Volvo Cars, Inform and ECG debated the lack of transport capacity on road, rail and ocean at this year’s ALSC Europe conference and talked about how digital tools could make the most efficient use of existing equipment
At this year’s ALSC Europe conference, supply chain and logistics leaders from Renault and Bosch outlined the digital platforms they were using to make the inbound delivery of parts more efficient
There need to be more CEOs with a supply chain and logistics background in the automotive industry according to speakers from Aston Martin and Toyota at this year’s ALSC Europe conference
At ALSC Europe this year, Jaguar Land Rover, Plastic Omnium and Kuehne + Nagel tackled the issue of supply chain misalignment between the OEMs and tier one suppliers
Audi’s head of supply chain Dieter Braun opened this year’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Europe conference by outlining the carmaker’s goals for more sustainable logistics operations
Toyota’s Jean-Christophe Deville discusses prioritising supply chain planning with the customer view, providing LSPs in Europe with confidence to invest and dealing with the bumps in the long road to sustainable logistics.
Gerardo De La Torre Garcia describes how Nissan managed the semiconductor crisis, including how the company adapted supply, logistics and production and its impacts in Mexico and beyond. Experts from logistics providers Ryder and timematters give insights on avoiding future crises.
Editor-in-Chief Christopher Ludwig kicks off the return of Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Mexico with an overview of the challenges and opportunities for the industry in Mexico, and previews insights from leading experts including Volkswagen, Nissan, Toyota, Audi, BMW and more.
Chris Styles at Nissan and Lizette Gracida at Toyota Motor de México join the opening panel at Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Mexico to discuss changing policies and regulations that impact automotive supply chains.
Toyota’s Lizette Gracida stresses the importance of the government setting a plan for Mexico to transition to clean energy and to keep in dialogue with the automotive industry on optimising trade agreements and processes.
Guido Vildozo at S&P Global to explore the latest global trends and drivers shaping carmaker strategies and volume targets, and how this will impact on Mexican automotive production and exports.
Peter Koltai from Volkswagen de México details the OEM’s logistics strategy, and is joined on a panel by Continental, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics and Maersk to explore how to optimise automotive supply chain and production across Mexico.
Roberta Palacio explains what Continental division Contitech is doing to strengthen its logistics across North America and the role that Mexico is playing in its supply chain across the Americas.
Peter Koltai at Volkswagen de Mexico reveals how the carmaker has been managing logistics disruption in Mexico, and how its supply chain is preparing to the launch of electric vehicle production in Puebla.
Christopher Ludwig kicks off the event at the Kuehne + Nagel cocktail reception, pointing to tools, investments and partnerships needed to mitigate disruption.
US Department of Energy’s Dr Jacob Ward speaks about its new Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains and investments in sustainable supply chains.
Dr Jacob Ward from the Department of Energy gives a keynote on policy and investment opportunities for sustainable transport and manufacturing for the US.
Learn for yourself in this panel discussion featuring top logistics executive from General Motors, IAC Group, DSV and Ceva Logistics.
Leading analyst Joe McCabe shares insight on the key trends shaping the market, including EV forecasts, semiconductors and OEMs’ inventory and business models.
Experts from Nissan, Cirba and Ryder discuss changing logistics requirements for rising electrification both upstream and downstream.
Nissan North America’s head of vehicle logistics talks about the need for flexibility and strong teams in logistics.
Female leaders in the automotive and logistics industry share insight on how women can advance in the sector, from front-line operations through to senior leadership.
Manny Bansi, responsible for vehicle logistics in North America, explains why the carmaker is putting so much focus on ETA and how it is impacting operations in transport and vehicle processing.
Christopher Ludwig closes out the 2022 Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conference, which was the most important gathering of vehicle logistics executives in more than a decade.
Christopher Ludwig kicks off Finished Vehicle Logistics North America 2022, where the industry came together to address improving ETA accuracy, managing built-to-order vehicles, ensuring capacity and managing cost rises.
Steve Center, COO of Kia America explains how vehicle logistics has become more important across the carmaker’s sales in the face of long vehicle waiting times and business model changes.
Nissan supply chain VP Chris Styles reveals how pipeline ordering has changed outbound processes in North America, and why improving vehicle delivery will determine manufacturing and product decisions.
SVP of sales Ray Mikiciuk says vehicle ETA is a top priority for Volkswagen Group’s dealer body in the US – and that is changing how sales work with supply chain teams.
Christopher Ludwig summarises key takeaways from FVL North America, where vehicle ETA, capacity and costs were major concerns, but so were finding practical ways to work together.
The FVL gameshow is back with contestants from Nissan North America, Glovis America and Acertus.
Experts in new energy and propulsion technology discuss the transformation of the logistics industry and what the automotive industry can do to reduce emissions in the transport of parts and vehicles, as well as reducing risk as fuel prices continue to rise
The global container shipping industry is in a state of disarray that has set it back 50 years in terms of transit and arrival times but there are contingencies that can be taken, according to Drewry Shipping Consultants
Experts from Designwerk Europe, Inform and Seoul Robotics discuss the latest technology designed to help carmakers get their vehicles to market more efficiently and sustainably in the face of ongoing disruption
Logistics leaders from Yazaki, Maersk and Höegh Autoliners discuss strategies for achieving carbon neutrality across the automotive supply chain
Battery technology expert Greg Ombach explores shifts the balance of power in the value chain and what different cell and pack designs will mean for the battery and EV supply chain.
Leaders from SEMI Europe and CNW explore how OEMs, chipmakers and logistics providers are working together to mitigate semiconductor shortages.
Learn the outlook for European vehicle production, electrification and ownership models and how they will impact the automotive supply chain
Jean-François Salles explains how Renault Group is digitalising its supply chain and partnering more closely with its suppliers to navitage a supply chain of chaos and reduce emissions
Nissan North America’s Steve Jernigan thinks the focus of supply chain constraints will soon shift from inbound to finished vehicle logistics, and encourages stakeholders in industry to work together during the opening session of Finished Vehicle Logistics North America 2021
There is no single solution to the challenges facing North American vehicle logistics, but watch what Mercedes-Benz USA’s Rory Hepner is doing to manage the crisis with vehicle logistics providers, along with insights from top vehicle logistics brokers Acertus and outbound specialists RPM
Reducing emissions in finished vehicle logistics is increasingly an imperative, and stakeholders need to take ownership. Learn how technology and equipment providers are offering new solutions, and hear about innovations and targets at the Port of Los Angeles
Top Eaton analyst Brandon Mason discusses how inventory and supply chain issues are impacting North American sales and production, as well as how the industry might be seeing the start of permanent changes
Repent, the spreadsheet apocalypse is here! Watch how Nissan, Jack Cooper and Draiver are aiming to digitalise more vehicle logistics processes and improve visibility for the supply chain and vehicle logistics
With vehicle inventories low, and more customers buying vehicles to order or with longer waiting times, the urgency for visibility in the pipeline is now critical for dealerships such as those for Chevrolet – and their end customers. And increasingly, the technology to achieve this tracking exists. This session features learnings from GM, FreightVerify, Glovis America and Black Widow
Tune in for this fun, interactive game involving industry innovators from Volkswagen, Nissan and Glovis, along with plenty of audience participation. ’Survey says…’ the industry is ready to change and try new things.
In this session, leaders from the National Automobile Dealers Association and the American Trucking Associations share the key considerations, changes and innovations required for scaling up electric vehicle sales and logistics in the US
Following a workshop on sustainable EV supply chains at ALSC Global, Chep’s Sean Maguire discusses the challenges that the industry faces in maintaining sustainable supply chains whilst ramping up EV production, including managing varying cycle times and the importance of creating open forums
Dennis Manns recaps a workshop on damage prevention and quality, and reveals why staying connected across the supply chain is critical, especially at a time when inventories are so low that there is literally no car to lose.
Following a workshop on data-driven supply chain at ALSC Global, Tech Mahindra’s Akhil Dabas discusses the role that integrated data analytics can play in influencing supplier and manufacturing decisions.
Christopher Ludwig introduces Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Global Live in Detroit, as the industry meets in the midst of massive disruption and change across automotive supply chain.
Semiconductor shortages, spiking container shipping rates, the ‘everything shortage’ – it’s a challenging time in the automotive supply chain, and that made it the perfect time for the industry to reunite for the Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Global Live in Detroit.
The global tier one supplier’s top supply chain and procurement executive talks about the importance of joining up data across the network and organisation, maintaining free cash flow in inventory considerations and why she wouldn’t take the job unless she was chief supply chain officer and not only procurement.
Sustainability leaders from General Motors, Toyota, Honda and Kuehne and Nagel discuss how they are working together on common standards, actions and performance to better measure and reduce emissions in the global supply chain, including through The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment.
Leaders from the North American automotive logistics market share insights, including on Ford’s service parts and customer service network, as well as lead logistics provider strategies from Ryder and Carter.
The US automotive market is bouncing back but faces further constraints in the supply chain, while OEMs are investing in an increasingly diverse powertrain and model mix. AutoForecast Solutions’s Joe McCabe analyses the risks and opportunities.
Brion Stapp explains how his Toyota dealership is adapting through Covid and supply chain disruption, and why vehicle logistics visibility will be so important to changing customer expectations and online sales strategies.
Prevention is better than the cure when it comes to vehicle damage and insurance. Experts from ABI Tape, Trinity Rail and Horizon Auto Logistics discuss key strategies and data to maintain quality across North American vehicle logistics.
EV sales are on the rise in the US, and with that new logistics considerations for vehicle weight, charging infrastructure and services. Experts from Lucid, Glovis and the American Trucking Association discuss how best to prepare.
As OEMs like Volkswagen Group pursue ambitious emission reduction targets, vehicle logistics managers and logistics providers must balance lower emissions with other KPIs including lead time and cost.
Ports are the gateway to supply chain recovery and growth for the North American automotive industry, and officials from the US Maritime Administration, Kuehne + Nagel and the American Association of Port Authorities see opportunity to strong returns on investment in capacity, transport links and digitalisation.
Nissan vehicle logistics manager Ryan Purman explains how the OEM is changing paradigms for vehicle logistics in the US, and Inform’s Dan Gosson points to opportunities in telematics and artificial intelligence.
Strong demand for used vehicles, low inventory and rising prices are putting more importance on innovative vehicle logistics and distribution, with remarketing and auction retailers looking to carriers for solutions. Experts from Manheim Logistics, Glovis and ACERTUS share insights on succeeding in a hot market.
More OEMs and logistics providers in Europe are adapting and investing in digital tools and services than ever before, according to technology experts at INFORM, Proact and Fracht
As automotive service parts demand and requirements evolve, logistics experts from Jaguar Land Rover, Bosch, Kuehne+Nagel and the European parts association, CLEPA, look to the capacity, technology and network changes necessary to maintain service levels.
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.
Digital supply chain experts from CNH Industrial, IT and software specialist Blue Yonder and freight automation startup Einride discuss how digitalisation can boost reliability, control and end-to-end visibility in logistics.
The huge demand for lithium-ion batteries is requiring massive investments and new supply sources across Europe, and experts from BMW Group, EV battery startup Britishvolt and packaging supplier ORBIS Europe reveal the supply chain opportunities and changes ahead.
Marcel Fujike of Kuehne+Nagel and Gabriël Koetsier of Neste Components discuss practical steps to reduce CO2 from logistics networks including the innovative use of sustainable aviation fuel.
Christopher Godfrey of Volvo Cars and Ruud Vossebeld of INFORM discuss how the pandemic, remote working and digitalisation are changing vehicle logistics, requiring ever more focus on people.
Volvo’s head of supply chain management Martin Corner and Hans Cremers, Toyota Motor Europe’s leader for logistics purchasing, want to achieve sustainability targets and support digital supply chains – and agree that long-term partners will be paramount
Kicking off the on-demand content for Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain North America Live, our hosts set out the trends impacting the industry today and how they will reshape processes, service and partnerships.
Despite the pandemic and supply chain disruptions, IHS-Markit is forecasting a stronger-than-anticipated rebound for the North American automotive sector, however there are many headwinds, including for production and exports out of Mexico.
Investing in regional battery supply will be critical for OEMs in North America to compete on electric vehicles, but can battery cell capacity keep up? Analyst Daniel Harrison details the evolving battery production footprint in the region.
OEMs in Mexico are facing logistics bottlenecks and expect more to come, which is why Nissan and providers like Jack Cooper are strengthening processes and digital tools in logistics to improve resiliency and flexibility.
Policy experts from Toyota and Canada’s automotive supplier association unpick complex sourcing and compliance rules under USMCA, and look ahead to what the Biden administration could mean for automotive trade.
Key operators from all corners of the vehicle logistics space discuss the major trends in the sector for 2021 as part of an interactive think tank, including representatives from road, rail, ports, IT and integrated services.
As the automotive industry faces logistics capacity and semiconductor shortages in the supply chain, experts from Volkswagen Group, emergency freight provider CNW and packaging specialist CHEP discuss systems and strategies to improve resilience.
In a special think tank workshop, leaders from key players in service parts and aftersales logistics discuss how the industry should respond to the current disruptions and get ready for major changes ahead.
As new entrants, tech firms and EV start-up companies jump into the supply chain, this panel at Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live explored the logistics requirements with insight from startups Rivian and Ineos Automotive, and supply chain specialist Kuehne + Nagel.
Electric vehicle startup Lucid is launching its first production model with support from Glovis America in finished vehicle logistics. Head of logistics Greg Henninger shares details together with partners from Glovis on the unique challenge for EV outbound logistics.
Manufacturers are turning to new technology, data and sustainable materials to revolutionise returnable packaging and container management. Learn the strategies being used at Rivian, Ford Europe, Toyota North America and by returnable specialist CHEP.
Hyperloop technology sounds futuristics but Hyperloop TT is already implementing a number of projects in logistics, including infrastructure in Dubai to port operations at the port of Hamburg. Chief strategy officer Juan Quintana details the company’s plans at Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live.
In this special session at Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live, General Motors’ Miguel Tavara and CEVA’s Dave Dudek detail how GM pivoted its manufacturing and logistics to produce ventilators and supply equipment, and what lessons were learned.
Tracey Yi, who is leading Arrival’s new component and procurement division, Elements, takes audience questions on Arrival’s supply chain strategy, including its localisation targets, sustainability and the future public transport.
Tracey Yi, who is leading Arrival’s new component and procurement division, Elements, talks to Christopher Ludwig about the electric bus manufacturer’s unique supply chain and manufacturing localisation strategy.
Many factors have been impacting global automotive trade and freight flows, including changing trade agreements, cost considerations and of course the pandemic. In this session, independent logistics strategist Wolfgang Lehmacher discusses opportunities with experts from Gallega Global Logistics and ICR360.
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