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Register: Livestream Hour Episode 12 – North American vehicle ports

2020-07-08T16:44:00+01:00

This week’s show will feature insights into how leading automotive ports have adapted rapidly to manage the crisis, how they are using digital technologies and investing in smart infrastructure to better support the automotive supply chain.

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Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 11 – Rebuilding greener supply chains

2020-07-08T16:30:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

In this episode of the Livestream Hour, we look at the how the automotive industry is using new technology to design and execute greener, more sustainable supply chains including reduced emissions and responding to changing legislation. With insight from Kuehne + Nagel, University of Applied Science Stuttgart and CSR Europe.

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Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 10 – The Rise of AI & Analytics in Logistics

2020-07-01T16:20:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

In this episode of the Livestream Hour, we discuss the technology and processes that are accelerating more connected, data-driven supply chains, and the greater role they will play in the post-coronavirus automotive industry. With special guests from Volkswagen, research institute Fraunhofer ISST and tech startup SYNAOS.

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Watch: Automotive Supply Chain June Update with Volkswagen and Visteon – Leadership in a Crisis

2020-06-25T09:18:00+01:00

Our coronavirus series provide critical information and strategic insight to help design more resilient automotive supply chains. In our June update, key decision makers, including from Volkswagen Group and Visteon, share insight on the challenges of leadership in a crisis and how to respond to build stronger supply chains.

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Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 7 - Finished Vehicle Logistics: Restarting the network

2020-06-03T15:35:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

This special livestream episode focuses on the finished vehicle logistics network and how it is preparing to restart for the new normal, with insights from Hyundai Glovis, ProAct and more. Hosted by Christopher Ludwig and featuring updates and insights from the crisis and beyond for automotive supply chain and manufacturing.

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VIDEO: Nissan outlines major overhaul of global production base

2020-05-28T17:53:00+01:00By Gareth Price

Vehicle assembly at Barcelona and Indonesia to end as Nissan pursues a 20% drop in production capacity

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Watch: Livestream Coronavirus Series – Automotive Supply Chain May Update

2020-05-27T17:35:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig, Daniel Harrison

Our monthly supply chain updates provide critical information for automotive production, purchasing and logistics professionals in the current crisis, and strategic insight to help companies design more resilient supply chains for the future. Watch the May update for the latest market forecasts from our automotive analyst and insight on how supply chains could be made more resilient from automotive supply chain expert Peter Weiss from Gartner.

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Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 6 – Aftermarket and Service Parts: Keeping the wheels moving

2020-05-20T21:26:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

In this episode of the Livestream Hour, we discuss the pandemic’s potential impact on aftersales supply and the aftermarket, including the long-term effects on supply chains and what this means for managing inventory. With special guests from Toyota North America, LKQ Europe and CLEPA. Hosted by editor-in-chief Christopher Ludwig. 

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New working protocols as FCA prepares to restart North American operations

2020-05-13T17:19:00+01:00By Nick Holt

As the OEM prepares to resume production, best practices from FCA plants in China and Italy are helping guide North American safety protocols.

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Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 5 – Mexico Automotive Supply Chain in Focus

2020-05-13T16:00:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

In Episode 5 of the Livestream Hour, we discuss the key risks in the Mexican automotive supply chain, and strategies for successfully restarting manufacturing and supply chains, whilst preparing for USMCA implementation. With special guests from Volkswagen, Honda, the US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce and CNW. Hosted by editor-in-chief Christopher Ludwig.

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Fisker sees its chance as EV production models reconfigure

2020-05-11T11:25:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison, Marcus Williams

Electric vehicle and battery production has come a long way since Henrik Fisker founded his first EV company back in 2007, and he believes that manufacturing a price-competitive car now depends on a changes to the production model

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​Ford’s North American plants to resume vehicle assembly on 18 May

2020-05-08T00:32:00+01:00By Gareth Price

Under a phased approach and new protocols, Ford assembly workers in the US and Canada will make a return to factories later this month

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Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 4 – Tier Suppliers on the Road to Recovery

2020-05-06T00:01:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Hosted by Christopher Ludwig, Editor-in-Chief at Ultima Media, the Livestream Hour will take place each week on Wednesdays. It will also be part of other Livestream special episodes and guests, including previews and follow-ups from our series of live and digital events for Automotive Logistics, Automotive Manufacturing Solutions and Car Design News. In Episode 4, we discuss the key areas that suppliers especially need to consider as the automotive industry stirs back into action, including supply chain and logistics processes, sourcing considerations, digital tools and collaboration. 

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Coronavirus pandemic could force consolidation amongst automotive suppliers

2020-05-04T17:00:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison

The Covid-19 pandemic will exact a heavy toll on automotive manufacturers and suppliers, who will face mounting financial losses and growing debt. Some may not survive, at least in their current form or without further government bailouts. Such financial fallout, and the need for companies to reduce costs and consolidate investments, could prompt more consolidation at all levels of the automotive industry in the coming years.

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Ford outlines a cautious return-to-work for US plants

2020-05-02T18:26:00+01:00By Gareth Price

Ford says that no date has yet been fixed for its US plants to restart vehicle production after the coronavirus shutdowns. Operations in China have resumed and some of Ford’s European vehicle assembly plants will reopen from 4 May. But Ford says that due to the nature of the “eco-system”, ...

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Watch: Your questions answered | Restarting automotive production in the new normal

2020-04-22T18:00:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig, Nick Holt

In a follow up to our Livestream Hour episode on restarting production, we bring our guest panel back together to answer audience that we couldn’t get to during the live session, including topics on automation, inventory and future sourcing. Featuring Ralf Bechmann from ROI Management Consulting, and AMS editor Nick Holt, hosted by Christopher Ludwig

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Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 2 – Restarting Automotive Production in the New Normal

2020-04-15T19:50:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig, Nick Holt

In this Livestream episode, we share insights with special guest Ralf Bechmann from ROI Management Consulting, and AMS editor Nick Holt into the supply chain and manufacturing strategies that OEMs and suppliers are pursuing as companies like Daimler and Volkswagen are set to restart some plants in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. Hosted by Christopher Ludwig, Editor-in-Chief, the Livestream Hour features weekly insights and live interactions with the global automotive industry 

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Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 1 – US coronavirus crisis in focus

2020-04-08T18:57:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

This episode, hosted by Christopher Ludwig, features global updates and automotive supply chain insight on the coronavirus crisis in the US, including an in-depth Q&A with Kristin Dziczek, vice-president of the renowned Center for Automotive Research (CAR) covering US federal stimulus, supply chain disruption and manufacturing process changes aimed at containing the spread of the virus and protecting workers.

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Watch: Your Questions Answered | The Coronavirus Series: Automotive Supply Chain March Update

2020-04-01T18:14:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig, Daniel Harrison

Following our first Livestream Coronavirus Automotive Supply Chain Update, our panellists reconvene to discuss audience questions that were not answered during the broadcast. Watch this exclusive video recording of the discussion covering the long-term impacts of the coronavirus crisis on global vehicle demand, economic and environmental policy, logistics and manufacturing operations.

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Global vehicle demand forecast 2020-2030: The drastic impact of the coronavirus crisis

2020-03-26T10:50:00+00:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Download our full report and analysis on the devastating impact of the coronavirus crisis on global vehicle demand across major regions. Our forecast includes assessments according to best case, base case and worst case scenarios across North America, Europe, China, Japan, South America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.