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    Second Covid wave will cripple vehicle sales and distribution

    2020-11-02T15:04:00Z

    Carmakers are looking at a damaging month of sales as new lockdowns in Europe hit the dealer network. At the same time they are closely monitoring inbound supply chains ahead of a winter that could see continued disruption to automotive supply chains.

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    VW begins shipping finished vehicles from Lázaro Cárdenas, Mexico to California

    2020-10-12T14:50:00Z

    Volkswagen and Audi have begun shipping Mexican-made cars headed for the US, from the port of Lázaro Cárdenas to California.

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    Can Tesla shift the balance of EV battery and cell supply chains away from China?

    2020-10-12T13:12:00Z

    At Tesla’s recent Battery Day presentation, the company promised to shake up its battery supply chains by moving into cell production and even the mining of raw material, but how realistic are these targets?

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    VW outsources more large sub-assemblies for EVs

    2020-09-29T14:43:00Z

    In switching its Zwickau and Dresden plants in Germany to the production of exclusively electric vehicles based on the MEB platform, Volkswagen is outsourcing a higher share of the assembly of large parts of the vehicle to nearby suppliers than it previously had with ICE-based platforms.

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    Watch: Delivering innovation at Volkswagen and Toyota’s service parts logistics

    2020-09-28T17:00:00Z

    As service parts demand in the US recovers, OEMs like Volkswagen Group and Toyota are carefully monitoring shortages in parts supply and inventory, while accelerating new delivery channels, including ecommerce sales and direct customer deliveries. VW’s Anu Goel and Toyota’s Mike Schober share their views during Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live.

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    Watch: How Volkswagen is charging an electric revolution in its supply chain

    2020-09-28T17:00:00Z

    As Volkswagen Group gears up to manufacture 1.5m EVs per year by 2025, it is transforming its supply chain. Danny Auerswald, who leads the carmaker’s all-electric factory in Dresden, explains how Volkswagen is transforming plants and logistics to meet its electric and sustainability targets during Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live.

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    Watch: Real world supply chain dynamics with DSV

    2020-09-28T17:00:00Z

    During Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live, DSV’s automotive logistics experts set out a path to navigate a turbulent year ahead with an overview of supply chain stability, trends, insights, and strategies that will impact on logistics operations and pricing across transport modes.

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    Watch: Rethinking vehicle logistics network design and optimisation in North America

    2020-09-28T17:00:00Z

    OEMs like Nissan and Volkswagen are working with logistics specialists like Jack Cooper and Inform to deliver the recovery amidst low vehicle inventory, uncertainty from Covid-19 and driver shortages, while looking at how to use technology to optimise networks over the long term. Check out this lively discussion from Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live.

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    Watch: Supply chain leadership in a time of adversity

    2020-09-28T17:00:00Z

    Hear how senior executives from Volkswagen Group, FCA, Visteon and Gefco have adapted strategies, processes and communication to support manufacturing and logistics operations and teams during the crisis.

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    Griffiths becomes president of Seat; Steiner takes over as VP of production and logistics

    2020-09-28T12:03:00Z

    Wayne Griffiths is taking over as CEO of Spanish carmaker Seat, while Herbert Steiner has been named the new vice-president for production and logistics. Griffiths replaces Luca de Meo, who left earlier this year to head up Renault. Griffiths has been the CEO of Seat’s performance brand Cupra since January 2019, which he will continue to lead. Steiner, meanwhile, has been the head of the motor and foundry business area at Volkswagen Group Components since 2018

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    Covid crisis has advanced digital connectivity in the automotive supply chain

    2020-09-28T10:45:00Z

    If there is one silver lining to the Covid-19 crisis, it is that carmakers and their suppliers have been forced to adopt digital tools to communicate faster and to remotely visualise together what is necessary in managing plant shutdowns and ramp-ups. Lessons have been learned in how better to establish the digital transformation of supply chain management that will push the industry forward as a whole.

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    Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live Overview

    The first Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live virtual conference is here, with more than 70 speakers and 30 sessions. Read this overview for insight into the key topics and theme, including electric vehicle and battery supply chains, sustainable supply chains, digital transformation and supply chain resilience. Featuring interviews and keynotes from leading carmakers, tier suppliers, logistics providers and supply chain and trade experts. 

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    VW to use sustainable electricity for all shipments by rail in Germany

    2020-09-14T10:25:00Z

    Volkswagen Group aims to switch all of the material, parts and vehicles it moves in Germany with state-run rail provider Deutsche Bahn to ‘green electricity’ by 2021 and also wants to increase the number of vehicles it moves by rail in Germany to 60% by 2022, an 8% increase on the number currently moved 

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    The medium is the message

    2020-09-09T11:22:00Z

    Over the last two years leading players in the European automotive industry have been collaborating on a standard for digital messaging that covers outbound logistics processes from the factory to the dealership. The project has involved almost 30 other organisations, including carmakers, logistics providers, software companies, shortsea car carrier lines and terminal operators 

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    AL FVL Summer 2020

    Collaboration between the automotive, logistics and the tech sectors is growing by the day, with the coronavirus crisis accelerating digitalisation across the supply chain. Our latest digital edition explores systems standards and tech innovations, including new communication protocols for vehicle logistics in Europe, and a range of new supply chain technology at Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, Audi México, VW Zwickau, Seat Martorell and Renault F-1. 

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    VW will stay with Amports at Jaxport

    2020-08-10T11:20:00Z

    Volkswagen has extended its vehicle handling contract with the US east coast port of Jacksonville (Jaxport) for three years and will continue to work with terminal operator Amports…

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    VW Poznań will start full production in September with improved logistics

    2020-08-03T10:41:00Z

    Following two years of expansion work worth €400m ($463m), Volkswagen’s commercial vehicle (LCV) plant in Poznań, Poland is almost ready to start full production of the new mark 5 Caddy van…

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    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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    Better communication remains key for VW Group’s global logistics post-Covid

    2020-07-27T13:09:00Z

    Good communication and operational transparency helped Volkswagen react quickly to the impact of the coronavirus on its global operations. Concurrently, collaborative support from its logistics providers has helped it restart operations, with improvements to the flow of inbound materials

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    Watch: Livestream Hour Season Finale Part 1: Global logistics lessons with the Volkswagen Group

    2020-07-23T22:54:00Z

    As part of our finale for this season’s Livestream Hour, watch this exclusive interview with our special guest Matthias Braun, who leads digitalisation and concept development for group logistics at the Volkswagen Group, on how the carmaker has managed its supply chain through all phases of the coronavirus crisis so far, and lessons for the future