All Systems articles

  • Scania Electric Truck
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    Sustainability at the core of leadership at Scania and ArcelorMittal

    2020-11-30T16:28:00Z

    At last week’s inaugural AMS livestream, Scania’s Mathias Wijkström was joined by ArcelorMittal’s Hugo Da Gama Campos to discuss making automotive production greener and how it is vital to put sustainability at the heart of the production system.

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

    2020-07-01T16:20:00Z

    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

    2020-06-25T09:18:00Z

    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 9 – Automotive Supply Chain in Focus – Europe

    2020-06-18T00:40:00Z

    In this episode of the Livestream Hour, we discuss key challenges facing Europe’s automotive manufacturers and suppliers with electronics and wiring harness supplier LEONI and with PWC, covering the strategies required to continue to restart and recover, as well as the structural changes that may change the shape of the supply chain. Hosted by editor-in-chief Christopher Ludwig. Register or login to watch.

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    Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 8 – Driving innovation in production and logistics

    2020-06-10T18:35:00Z

    Join this special digital transformation livestream session on how IT and technology solutions are supporting supply chain during the crisis, including a major digitalisation project for Ford’s logistics and supply chain management across key regions. Hosted by Christopher Ludwig.

  • Audi virtual production planning copy
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    Audi activates virtual tools for production site planning

    2020-05-26T12:01:00Z

    Manufacturing site layouts are being captured digitally for planners to explore the advantages of virtual models 

  • Audi Ingolstadt assembly maintenance app
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    Audi mobile maintenance app keeps Ingolstadt in the know

    2020-04-02T12:00:00Z

    Maintenance teams at the Ingolstadt factory have a new app on test, developed an inhouse to provide live updates from across the assembly process direct to their smartphones

  • Volkswagen_brings_augmented_reality_to_life_along_the_factory_line--11114
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    Augmented reality technology assists Volkswagen to remodel Chattanooga production lines

    2020-03-13T12:25:00Z

    AR in factory floor design is helping VW make decisions faster and spot potential issues sooner 

  • Daimler VR
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    Simulate to fabricate: vehicle plants keep VR and AR in their sights

    2020-03-09T12:43:00Z

    Carmakers are exploring how virtual reality and augmented reality can be used to improve manufacturing and inspection operations 

  • SICK LMS4000 robot
    Equipment

    2D LiDAR sensor

    2020-01-28T17:04:00Z

    Sick says its 2D LiDAR systems high laser scanning frequency helps to produce more than half a million measurement points per second to calculate the position, shape, volume or surface quality of components or assemblies over a wide depth of field, and at ranges up to 3m

  • Mitsubishi electric
    Equipment

    Edge computing solution

    2020-01-28T16:50:00Z

    An edge computing soltion from Mitsubishi Electric, which claims to optimise predictive maintenance or quality control with real-time data analysis

  • ABB's new version of its Ability Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) software
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    Manufacturing management technology

    2020-01-24T18:17:00Z

    ABB claims its new MOM software is designed to simplify production management by enabling performance monitoring, downtime management and maintenance support, as well as providing statistical production analysis tools 

  • Ford Rouge Dearborn Truck plant
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    OEMs keen to explore renewable power sources

    2020-01-16T15:30:00Z

    Vehicle manufacturers are keen to explore energy supplies from renewable sources as they look to reduce and offset emissions from their large-scale production operations

  • Factory 56 impression 2
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    Digital tools connect plants to low energy operations

    2020-01-15T11:53:00Z

    Big opportunities to reduce energy consumption in car manufacturing facilities are waiting to be explored. AMS looks at carmakers taking the path to becoming more eco-friendly

  • Siemens PCB project
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    Switched on to the data age

    2020-01-07T10:16:00Z

    Siemens explains why new smart automotive factories are presenting huge opportunity to electronics component suppliers

  • VW IT center intro
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    Map: Volkswagen’s growing network of IT expertise

    2019-11-18T06:30:00Z

    Volkswagen Group IT has opened or expanded global IT and software centers, with growing significance across the company’s IT research and operations. Check out a map of their key locations and functions.

  • VW IT labs
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    A program of change for Volkswagen Group IT

    2019-11-18T06:30:00Z

    Over the past two years, Volkswagen’s central Group IT division, led by CIO Martin Hofmann, has been expanding staff numbers, investment and digital projects across the group’s business processes, and working more closely with brands like Audi, Porsche and Skoda. In the first of a multi-part article special on Group IT, we explain the evolving shape of the organisation.

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    At the centre of change for Volkswagen Group

    2019-11-18T06:30:00Z

    Martin Hofmann, chief information office of the Volkswagen Group (pictured, right), explains how the carmaker is transforming its IT system backbone and legacy infrastructure across manufacturing, purchasing, supply chain and engineering – and how Volkswagen is now able to attract top software talent.

  • VW amazon cloud
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    Building Volkswagen’s Industrial Cloud

    2019-11-18T06:30:00Z

    Volkswagen Group’s landmark project with Amazon Web Services will help to connect all its global factories, and eventually the supply chain as well. At the core of the project is a drive to establish a standard software stack that will transform the way production IT is developed and implemented across Volkswagen locations.

  • VW Type_20_concept_vehicle--9991
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    Design by data

    2019-10-02T13:47:00Z

    Mike Farish looks at two examples of how increasingly sophisticated data management is transforming manufacturing outcomes