September 26th 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 […]
September 24th 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 […]
September 24th 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 […]
September 22nd 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 […]
October 6th 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.
October 5th 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.
October 1st 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.
September 30th 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 […]
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September 25th 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 […]
September 25th 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 […]