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    Register now for the Livestream Hour Episode 7 - Finished Vehicle Logistics: Restarting the network

    2020-05-27T18:34:00Z

    This week’s special livestream episode will focus on the finished vehicle logistics network and how it is preparing to restart for the new normal, with insights from Volkswagen Group of America’s Anu Goel, Hyundai Glovis and more. Hosted by Christopher Ludwig and featuring updates and insights from the crisis and beyond for automotive supply chain and manufacturing. Join us Wednesday June 3rd.

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

    2020-05-13T16:00:00Z

    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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    VW-Northvolt joint venture invests in battery operations at Salzgitter

    2020-05-11T16:32:00Z

    Volkswagen makes initial investment of €450m to erect buildings and infrastructure for a joint battery cell factory in Salzgitter

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    Zwickau kicks off Volkswagen’s return to vehicle production in Germany

    2020-04-26T17:47:00Z

    Zwickau is the first of Volkswagen’s vehicle plants in Germany to end the suspensions that began back in March. A cautious restart phase will see 50 of the ID.3 produced each day; one-third of the production volume seen prior to the coronavirus pandemic prompted the shutdown. Follow our live ...

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    VIDEO: Producing cars, protecting people: creativity safeguards assembly workers in the pandemic

    2020-04-24T12:20:00Z

    As the lockdowns are loosened and vehicle plants in Europe return to operations, assembly workers are adapting stations to create safer environments. The teams are well accustomed to applying their own innovative solutions to keep the assembly lines running smoothly and safely. As this AMS video shows, creative and ingenious solutions are making all the difference in the automotive manufacturing network’s recovery after the coronavirus crisis …

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    People get ready: recruitment and retention in a complex automotive industry

    2020-04-20T16:22:00Z

    With contributions from Volkswagen, Toyota, BMW and Audi, AMS looks at some of the strategies OEMs are using to attract and retain employees with the skills needed to work in modern digitalised workplaces – and to adapt to cutting-edge developments in hybrid, electric and autonomous vehicles …

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    Calling stop on automotive supply chains: How long can companies survive the Covid-19 crisis?

    2020-03-20T13:49:00Z

    With the coronavirus pandemic causing a level of automotive plant shutdowns not seen since the second world war, suppliers and logistics providers will face failures without direct support from government, and close collaboration with OEMs and industry.

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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 

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    AMS on Africa: Part 2 – Algeria thinks big

    2020-02-11T09:41:00Z

    Algeria has ambitions to be the Africa’s next major automotive manufacturing hub and the OEMs are lining up to make it happen

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    New recycle system at Bentley puts waste water to work

    2020-01-27T13:46:00Z

    A paintshop water treatment innovation is helping Bentley achieve sustainability targets and reduce consumption

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    Production records set at Skoda’s domestic plants

    2020-01-24T16:49:00Z

    As it marks the 125th anniversary of the company, Skoda is chalking up record-breaking output

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    The wider scope of Skoda

    2020-01-24T16:36:00Z

    With new products and an expanding production network, Skoda is managing to achieve greater influence and standing despite the challenges of a changing market

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    Bentley CEO Adrian Hallmark

    2019-12-20T16:37:00Z

    CEO Adrian Hallmark has led Bentley since February 2018 when he returned to the company he originally left back in 2005 as sales and marketing director. He remained in the VW Group before leaving for a seven-year stretch at Jaguar Land Rover. He retook the reigns in a dark time, presiding over the company’s first loss in seven years, but as he tells AMS, he is making changes at the plant to make it more cost effective and planning for an electric future.

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    Bentley’s prudence for performance

    2019-12-20T16:12:00Z

    After more than half a century of carmaking, major changes are underway at Bentley’s Crewe headquarters as the luxury brand enacts a leaner and streamlined phase

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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.

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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.

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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.

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    VW Zwickau leads the MEB charge as ID.3 goes into production

    2019-11-04T12:22:00Z

    Volkswagen’s vision for its newly-converted Zwickau plant is that it will become an emobility flagship – a state-of-the-art, flexible, high-tech factory with digitalisation underpinning all areas. Now series production of the ID.3 electric vehicle has begun there, VW’s new era is formally underway…

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    Global trade disputes could dim electric vehicle production potential in key markets

    2019-10-28T19:11:00Z

    Trade uncertainties such as those between the US and China, or the UK and the EU, could put the brakes on growth in the electric vehicle and battery supply chain for some OEMs and countries, despite bullish forecasts for alternative powertrains