Digitalisation

  • Supply chain analytics

    Intelligence » Q&A: Marcelo Turri, Alpargatas

    February 8th 2019 Could you give an overview of the logistical operation which supports Havaianas? We have different models in different regions, so in Brazil, we operate our warehouses but we have third parties that do the transportation for us. In the US, Europe and Asia, we have third parties that operate our warehouses as well as the […]
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  • Mergers and acquisitions

    News » Bridgestone to buy TomTom Telematics

    January 28th 2019 Tyre manufacturer Bridgestone Europe has agreed to buy TomTom’s telematics business for €910m ($1.03 billion). Subject to closing conditions being met, Bridgestone says the transaction will bolster its goal of becoming a mobility solutions leader in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, a strategic priority for the Japanese-owned group. Data accessed via TomTom […]
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  • Technology

    News » Seat joins Alastria blockchain network

    January 25th 2019 Spanish carmaker Seat has joined the Alastria consortium to work on the development of blockchain-based products. Blockchain technology uses a distributed ledger platform, aimed at providing transparency for businesses, including supply chain monitoring. Seat is the first carmaker to join the network, which now involves 70 major businesses and institutions, including banks, telecom providers, energy companies […]
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  • Logistics excellence

    News » Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe 2019 launched

    January 23rd 2019 Automotive Logistics is proud to announce the return of the Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe. Following in the footsteps of last year’s highly successful inaugural event, the Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe 2019 will once again recognise excellence and innovation in every corner of the automotive logistics sector. Last year’s inaugural Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe celebrated […]
  • Export trends

    News » Nissan marks millionth export from Thailand

    January 22nd 2019 Nissan has marked its millionth vehicle export from Thailand, 20 years after exports first began from the South-East Asian country. The millionth vehicle exported was a Terra premium SUV. Foreign sales by the OEM from Thailand began with a Frontier sent to Australia in 1999. Since then, Nissan’s Thai assembly plants have now dispatched vehicles to […]
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  • Start-ups and innovations

    Intelligence » Tracking made easy

    January 17th 2019 Just over 18 months after Slough, UK-based Movolytics was formed, the vehicle tracking company announced an ambitious expansion. Following its initial foray into providing fleet management services in the UK, the company decided to branch out into Europe’s second largest fleet market – Spain. “Spain has the second largest commercial vehicle parc in Europe and […]
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  • Packaging & container management

    Intelligence » A problem shared

    January 11th 2019 Packaging experts working across the automotive industry are continually looking for better visibility when tracking the container and its contents to the point of delivery and back.  Mismanagement of resources risks costly production downtime through misplacement or damage. To combat this, better connectivity is needed to improve tracking and monitoring, including the development of sensors […]
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  • Packaging & container management

    Intelligence » Conflict resolution

    January 10th 2019 Packaging is essential to the supply chain for the timely movement of parts and the maintenance of quality in the storage and distribution process.  Containers specific to the type of components being moved need to be readily available if there are not to be costly delays in delivery. That requires significant investment – but the […]
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  • Start-ups & innovations

    Intelligence » Window of opportunity

    January 4th 2019 An optimised warehouse is an asset to the logistics market, but with multiple loading docks where goods are being received and dispatched, the workload of warehouse vehicles needs to be considered. Shippers want to avoid traffic congestion to ensure timely dispatch of goods, and carriers want to minimise truck waiting times and charges. Yet with […]
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  • Vehicle dealerships

    Intelligence » Dealing with change

    January 3rd 2019 In recent years, a number of shifts in the industry have begun to affect traditional dealership models, changing the types of relationships that exist between dealers, OEMs and customers. As OEMs move increasingly towards selling more vehicles directly to customers, there are growing indications of significant impacts for traditional dealers. There are also signs that […]
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