Digitalisation

  • Road transport

    News » Daimler deals with trucking’s dying demographic

    April 17th 2019 Lab1886 is Daimler’s independent ‘innovation lab’, tasked with researching and developing new business models around mobility with the aim of bringing them to market at speed. Digital services have higher margins than Daimler’s traditional business and are an area the company is keen to pursue. Lab1886 has offices in Beijing, Berlin, Stuttgart and Atlanta. It […]
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  • Augmented reality

    Intelligence » Reality check

    April 15th 2019 From enhanced design and manufacturing processes to novel staff training and apprenticeship programmes, the use of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) in industrial applications is growing. In the automotive logistics sector, a number of vehicle-makers and logistics service providers have been prompted to investigate the potential of technology such as glasses or goggles […]
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  • People moves

    News » Dyson appoints Charker as head of automotive logistics

    April 10th 2019 Simon Charker has moved to a new role at Dyson as head of logistics, automotive. He was previously senior manager, EV supply chain landscape and has been with the company for three years. Charker has been managing the supply chain in support of the domestic appliance manufacturer’s plans to enter the automotive industry with a […]
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  • SMMT Connected 2019

    News » Government support vital to UK leading connected vehicles

    April 9th 2019 A new report published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and industry analyst Frost & Sullivan has revealed that the UK is the top location worldwide for the development of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs). Government and industry have committed £500m to CAV research and development, a number of trials and projects […]
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  • Information technology

    News » VW turns to Amazon to streamline its supply chain

    April 3rd 2019 Volkswagen Group has announced it will use Amazon Web Services (AWS) to automate manufacturing and logistics processes across its network of 122 plants and more than 30,000 facilities that make up the group’s global supply chain. The carmaker said it had signed a multi-year agreement with AWS, the cloud computing unit of Amazon, to build a […]
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  • From the industry

    Home Page » Introducing the European Transport Logistics Alliance

    April 2nd 2019 When managing vehicle sales and logistics in the finished vehicle logistics industry, speed of communication and response is imperative for any successful business. This rule applies for every related party, be it the OEM, the dealer, the compound manager, the car-carrier, the transport manager or the driver. Juggling the multitude of actions that need to […]
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  • Information technology

    News » Cyber-attacks: not a question of if, but when

    April 1st 2019 As industry becomes ever more connected, the risk of cyber-attacks is increasing, delegates at this year’s Automotive Logistics Supply Chain Conference in Atlanta were warned. Automation, technology and network communications are now central to the daily operations of carmakers and their suppliers, with a vast amount of information and data now stored digitally. OEMs and […]
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  • The Supply Chain Conference

    Intelligence » Technology drives massive change in the supply chain

    March 27th 2019 As the car industry moves toward a more responsive manufacturing system producing connected and customised, autonomous vehicles with electric powertrains, its supply chain is transforming from something linear to more of a supply network based on real-time data sharing. As delegates at this year’s Supply Chain Conference in Atlanta heard, that is causing disruption across […]
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  • The Supply Chain Conference

    Intelligence » Technology drives massive change in the supply chain

    March 21st 2019 As the car industry moves toward a more responsive manufacturing system producing connected and customised, autonomous vehicles with electric powertrains, its supply chain is transforming from something linear to more of a supply network based on real-time data sharing. As delegates at this year’s Supply Chain Conference in Atlanta heard, that is causing disruption across […]
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  • Augmented reality

    News » Škoda’s CKD centre puts AR on the map

    March 19th 2019 Škoda Auto has begun a large-scale trial of augmented reality (AR) technology to support logistics in the complete knockdown (CKD) centre at its Mladá Boleslav plant in the Czech Republic. The video mapping system is being used to help staff load sets of semi-knockdown components onto pallets for export, and consists of an ultra-high-resolution laser […]
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