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Enterprise Digital Twins: Tackling Manufacturing Challenges with Simulation

2020-09-23T08:08:00+01:00By Cosmo Tech, sponsor partner

How simulation can cut 30% of your costs

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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 9 – Automotive Supply Chain in Focus – Europe

2020-06-18T00:40:00+01:00

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

2020-06-10T18:35:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

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.

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Audi activates virtual tools for production site planning

2020-05-26T12:01:00+01:00By Gareth Price

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

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Audi mobile maintenance app keeps Ingolstadt in the know

2020-04-02T12:00:00+01:00By Mike Farish

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

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Augmented reality technology assists Volkswagen to remodel Chattanooga production lines

2020-03-13T12:25:00+00:00By Gareth Price

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

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

2020-03-09T12:43:00+00:00By Andrew Williams

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

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2D LiDAR sensor

2020-01-28T17:04:00+00:00

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

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Edge computing solution

2020-01-28T16:50:00+00:00By AMS

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

Manufacturing management technology

2020-01-24T18:17:00+00:00By AMS

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 

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OEMs keen to explore renewable power sources

2020-01-16T15:30:00+00:00By Michael Nash

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

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Digital tools connect plants to low energy operations

2020-01-15T11:53:00+00:00By Michael Nash

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

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Switched on to the data age

2020-01-07T10:16:00+00:00By Siemens, sponsor partner

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

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At the centre of change for Volkswagen Group

2019-11-18T06:30:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

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.

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Building Volkswagen’s Industrial Cloud

2019-11-18T06:30:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

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.

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Map: Volkswagen’s growing network of IT expertise

2019-11-18T06:30:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

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.

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A program of change for Volkswagen Group IT

2019-11-18T06:30:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

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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Design by data

2019-10-02T13:47:00+01:00By Mike Farish

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