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  • Global conference: Keeping up with technology’s potential and risks

    September 26, 2016

    The Automotive Logistics Global conference offered examples of technological change, advantages and dangers. The question is whether manufacturers and logistics providers are investing enough attention and capital in keeping up with them. Rapid advances in digital technology are driving changes in the logistics processes that support the global automotive industry, from increases in automation to …

  • Global conference: Know your supply chain better

    September 24, 2016

    Manufacturers and logistics providers at the Automotive Logistics Global conference are doing more to integrate their supply chains from end to end, and are keen to use data and analytics to anticipate problems before they arise.  As ever at Automotive Logistics Global conferences, the sheer size and increasing complexity of the automotive supply chain was …

  • Global conference: Penske and Novelis close the loop on aluminium

    September 24, 2016

    One of the most significant shifts in the automotive supply chain over the past few years has been an increase in the use of aluminium in vehicle bodies. In North America, the most significant example has been for the Ford 150 truck, the best selling vehicle in the US at more than 700,000 units per …

  • Global conference: Building cars is one thing, getting them to market is another

    September 22, 2016

    The infrastructure and logistics services underpinning the volume growth in emerging automotive markets will need investment, if carmakers are to make the most of the opportunities these markets hold in the face of a short term sales ‘plateau’ in the more developed parts of the world. Delegates at this week’s Automotive Logistics Global conference in Detroit …

  • Video interview with Bill Pawluk, CEO, CTM

    October 6, 2015

    At this year’s Automotive Logistics Global conference in Detroit, Bill Pawluk, CEO, Convertible Trailer Manufacturing spoke with Christopher Ludwig, editor, Automotive Logistics Group, about the difficulties of getting a new product to market, the future outlook for CTM, and collaboration.    To receive weekly updates of global automotive logistics, please subscribe to our free newsletter. …

  • Video interview with Antonio Fondevilla, Ceva Logistics

    October 5, 2015

    At this year’s Automotive Logistics Global conference in Detroit, Antonio Fondevilla, head of the global Automotive sector at Ceva Logistics, spoke with Christopher Ludwig, editor, Automotive Logistics Group, about the company’s 2016 outlook, growth, and technology.  To receive weekly updates of global automotive logistics, please subscribe to our free newsletter. Available in English, Chinese, Portuguese …

  • Video interview with Brad Jacobs, Chairman and CEO, XPO Logistics

    October 1, 2015

    At this year’s Automotive Logistics Global conference in Detroit, Brad Jacobs, chairman and CEO, XPO Logistics spoke with Christopher Ludwig, editor, Automotive Logistics Group, about growth in the US, technology, and upcoming challenges and opportunities.  To receive weekly updates of global automotive logistics, please subscribe to our free newsletter. Available in English, Chinese, Portuguese and …

  • Panel discussion: where is the industry heading?

    September 30, 2015

    The automotive logistics industry is well known for being evolutionary rather than revolutionary. Change doesn’t happen overnight and this is not likely to change any time soon. However, technology is moving fast and although adoption throughout the supply chain has been slow so far, OEMs and LSPs are confident that more technology and utilisation of …

  • Supply chain providers need to get data savvy to survive

    September 25, 2015

    The automotive industry is about to get a front row seat in the digital business revolution and one of the clear messages coming out of this week’s Automotive Logistics Global conference in Detroit was that, while senior supply chain executives recognise that their business is becoming digital, a high percentage of them feel ill-equipped to …

  • Coming to an automotive supply chain near you

    September 25, 2015

    The 16th Automotive Logistics Global conference, at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center, brought together an industry growing and with positive outlooks. However, the potential changes heralded by the digital economy could upend business as usual. The question is when?  The North American automotive logistics industry remains in good health. Vehicle production and sales are back …