The Value of Optimized Container Management in Complex Automotive Supply Chains

DELMIA Quintiq

For the automotive industry in particular, the transportation of goods – small, large, custom-made – needs to run as smoothly as possible. Logistics processes and strategies must be able to adapt to this multivariable environment and accommodate these demands, down to the smallest detail.

Coronavirus and the Automotive and Pharmaceutical Supply Chains

Logistics Viewpoints

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Update on the Automotive Industry

Logistics Trends and Insights

The automotive industry has undergone quite the transformation from the days of Henry Ford and the Model T. The comprehensive and rapid reorganization of the automotive sector after 2025 will have far-reaching consequences for the entire industry and its value chains. by Amy Wunderlin.

Reconfiguring the Automotive Post Pandemic Supply Chain

Logistics Trends and Insights

The year started off promising for the automotive industry however, like everything in its path, the coronavirus pandemic has dealt a cruel blow to the industry. For example, in terms of domestic sales, February was the worst month in Chinese automotive history, plummeting 80% year-over-year.

Covid-19: How to manage an automotive supply chain during a crisis?

All Things Supply Chain

In recent weeks, the companies in automotive logistics I work with have experienced drastic changes in their daily work. Due to the coronavirus crisis, automobile manufacturers, port operators and car… General Logistics automotive logistics coronavirus logistics supply chain

Restarting the Automotive Supply Chain in Uncertain Times


This article was co-written by Cathy Fisher , founder and president at Quistem and global expert in automotive quality management systems. The global automotive industry has never faced an unplanned shutdown (complete or partial) like that which has stemmed from COVID-19.

Inbound logistics requirements for the new automotive supply chain

The Network Effect

Today I want to discuss inbound logistics requirements. Thus similar to EDI, logistics needs to be considered part of the transactional flow, not a separate set of functions to be integrated. Automobile Auto automotive demand-driven logisticsSMMT/Ltd Flickr.

What challenges must today’s automotive manufacturers overcome?

DELMIA Quintiq

Some of the most innovative developments currently being delivered by automotive manufacturers include new drive technologies, autonomous driving and connected cars. The assembly line sets the pace in automotive manufacturing. Automotive Manufacturing

What’s new in automotive logistics?

DELMIA Quintiq

If you want to find out what’s new in automotive logistics, there’s one place to be – the Automobile Logistics Forum. Held in Leipzig again this year, the event was attended by decision-makers from top OEMs, suppliers and logistics service providers.

RFID and IoT Providing Double Benefits for Automotive Manufacturers


It’s also useful in enterprise resource planning and shipping logistics. . RFID and IoT Providing Double Benefits for Automotive Manufacturers. Automotive manufacturers who have already combined these two technologies are experiencing the benefits firsthand, while those who looking in from the outside are eager to begin their own implementation. . In fact, automotive manufacturers can use RFID and the IoT to expand their operations like never before. .

How the Automotive Logistics Industry Is Confronting COVID-19

Supply Chain Brain

Auto companies are rethinking their 2020 supply-chain strategies to cash in on new market opportunities, maintain competitive advantages, and cut costs to weather the coronavirus pandemic

The missing link in automotive contract manufacturing

DELMIA Quintiq

The outline of the deal is simple: Mercedes will manage the logistics and supply chain, while keeping their supplier network in place. The automotive industry commonly deals with global supply chains: Globally dispersed suppliers and worldwide manufacturing facilities increase complexity.

Here are the top automotive inbound supply best practices

The Network Effect

Overall, the future for the inbound automotive supply chain is subscription based software platform services in the cloud. If you’d like to know more on this and related subjects, I recommend you read the Automotive Inbound Supply Best Practices whitepaper.

What’s new in the automotive supply chain? (Hint: Inventory Replenishment Policies)

The Network Effect

Major automotive Subsystem and Tier 1 Suppliers are actually including statements to this effect in their 10k filings. The post What’s new in the automotive supply chain? Auto Automobile Supply Chain Planning Visibility automotive Inventory replenishement visibility

How international shipping can be improved in today’s global automotive supply chain

The Network Effect

Given the global nature of automotive manufacturing in today’s networked supply environments, international shipping will be a consideration as part of the trading relationship between Subsystem and Tier 1 Suppliers and their Tier 2 Suppliers. The Network Effect automotive

Collaboration in the Automotive Industry: Enabling Intelligent IT-Managed Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

When you consider the increasing complexity of the automotive supply chain, collaboration continues to play an important role. The challenge is to manage a very large network of different and globally-dispersed suppliers, forwarders and other logistics providers. In this context, the cloud is considered an enabler of collaboration in the diverse world of the automotive industry.

The Ever-Expanding Role of AI and AR in Food Logistics


While electronics, automotive, and consumer goods’ supply chains promote their products, the food supply chain represents a basic human necessity–food. The post The Ever-Expanding Role of AI and AR in Food Logistics appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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Why a network model makes sense for today’s automotive suppliers

The Network Effect

Today I want to talk about the challenges faced by today’s automotive suppliers, and why a network model for their supply chain can help. This is defined by an automotive Subsystem or Tier 1 Supplier driving demand upstream to their Tier 2 suppliers.

Top 3 Logistics Challenges for Automotive Manufacturers in China

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Top 3 Logistics Challenges for Automotive Manufacturers in China | Transportfolio. That’s not to say there aren’t challenges you’ll need to overcome as an automotive manufacturer in China —especially when it comes to logistics.

Dude, Where’s My Tesla? A look at the Amazing Automotive Supply Chain

All Things Supply Chain

Though I am happy they are getting their desired car, I am a bit concerned after reading a Bloomberg article titled “What happens when you … Continue reading → Amazing Supply Chain Logistics amazing supply chain automotive supply chain

Agility wins award for automotive logistics

Logistics Middle East

Agility won the Third-Party Logistics Company Award at the 2015 Automotive Supply Chain Global Awards

How order aggregation can eliminate costs in the automotive supply chain

The Network Effect

If the Tier 2 Supplier is responsible for the scheduling issue, then in many cases the freight would be shipped “PREPAID” with the Tier 2 Supplier choosing the logistics provider. SMMt Ltd/Flickr.

Overcoming Automotive Logistics Challenges – Part II

Supply Chain Nation

Supply Chain Nation recently sat down with Automotive Logistics Group Publisher, Louis Yiakoumi, about the hot topics in this industry. In Part II he will cover what automotive companies are doing to overcome those challenges. SCN: What are companies doing to overcome the key challenges facing the automotive industry? But you logistics guys, you’re doing a terrible job because your logistics costs have gone up by half a million dollars.”

Coronavirus outbreak to shrink automotive market and hit global suppliers


An outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (2019 nCoV) is already having a negative impact on China's automotive industry and has the potential to disrupt the North American auto industry as well, according to an alert published by LMC Automotive.

Why the automotive aftermarket spare parts supply chain is such a complex problem

The Network Effect

Yet software solutions for aftermarket parts demand, order, inventory, and logistics management have not kept pace with software advancements in other areas of the supply network. I suggest you download the automotive aftermarket spares solution sheet. Image Credit: Dave Parker.

Top 4 Ways to Run a Leaner, More Efficient Automotive Supply Chain With MPO

MP Objects Supply Chain Orchestration

Though the principles were originally meant to perfect production logistics, the greater automotive supply chain gains tremendous value by reducing superfluous processes and orchestrating smooth, synchronous flows throughout the supply chain.

5 Challenges That Are Holding Automotive Supply Chain Back


India is on the verge of becoming the world’s third-largest auto manufacturer by 2020 but unfortunately, India’s logistics cost as a per cent of sales is at least 30% higher than China mainly because of inefficiencies. This article is a prologue to our series on automotive supply chains.

It’s Been 40 Years Since Automotive Logistics Saw This Much Change

Material Handling & Logistics

The automotive sector may become unrecognizable in time, driven by Industry 4.0 trends including the adoption of electric vehicles, with all the attendant disruption this will have on engine production and spare parts logistics.

Transportation and Logistics Industry Trends of 2014

The Logistics of Logistics

Transportation and Logistics Industry Trends. These trends stand to impact the transportation and logistics industry, with some already taking hold and others unfolding gradually. Each trend has the potential to transform the logistics industry. Each trend has the potential to transform the logistics industry. Trend # 5: Quality Management Deepens and Extends Itself to Automotive Logistics. What other trends do you see transforming logistics in 2014?

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It's Time for an Automotive Aftermarket Logistics Tuneup

Inbound Logistics

Aftermarket parts providers must take advantage of innovations in the supply chain to remain competitive in today’s global market

Five Ways to Drive a High-Performance, Cross-Border Automotive Supply Chain


Five Ways to Drive a High-Performance, Cross-Border Automotive Supply Chain.Connect. The obvious answer is the busy border, but our experience in the automotive vertical suggests otherwise. Given the huge volume of automotive exports and imports flowing between the U.S.

Innovating Spare Parts Logistics

Logistics Trends and Insights

Meanwhile, in 2016, UPS announced a distributed, on-demand manufacturing network that links its global logistics network with 3D printers at more than 60 UPS Stores across the U.S 3D Printing AutomotiveBy Ian Kerr, The Postal Podcas t and Cathy Morrow Roberson.

Automotive Logistics: The Upside of Resiliency

Inbound Logistics

Collaborative risk management helps automakers and their supply chain partners protect against disruptions

The Automotive Aftermarket: Time for a Tuneup?

Inbound Logistics

Three recent developments—a shift to omni-channel retailing, an increase in manufacturing investment in Mexico, and the approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership—are having a pronounced impact on automotive aftermarket supply chains. Here’s how automakers, auto parts suppliers, and logistics service providers can respond effectively

Rapid Change is Driving the Automotive Industry – Part I

Supply Chain Nation

There is no question that the automotive industry has seen rapid change and improvement over the past three years. To learn more about what is impacting the industry today, Supply Chain Nation spoke with Louis Yiakoumi, Group Publisher for Automotive Logistics magazine to get his insights for our Expert Insights series. SCN: What are the biggest logistics challenges automotive OEMs and suppliers are facing today? Logistics costs are high in these regions.