Review of 2018 reveals drive to digital vehicle development must remove logistics roadblocks Vehicle manufacturers will be able to release additional time and cost benefits from evolving virtual development tools if they integrate a new approach to the manufacturing logistics challenges these techniques can create for Start of Production (SOP).
New WLTP standards and new car buying patterns result in perfect automotive supply chain storm The rise in prominence of Low Emission Zones (LEZ) in major cities and the future banning of older diesel vehicles is driving a downturn in diesel sales and a sharp rise in the popularity of gasoline and electrified vehicle powertrains.
Factors combine to create perfect storm threat to North American automotive supply chain robustness Emergency logistics expert Evolution Time Critical has been working with automotive manufacturers and their suppliers to move vital components from Europe and China as a result of cargo being delayed at North American ports.
Emergency logistics expertise safeguards automotive production amid limited driver availability and rising costs A number of factors are conspiring to encourage rising US freight prices, which could impact the automotive supply chain.
Transatlantic airfreight shortfall threatens vehicle production The seasonal peak in demand for air cargo space has far exceeded traditional levels, increasing the shortfall of air freight capacity and inflating prices.
Further investment broadens Mexico capability ahead of further boom Mexico is benefitting from a continued investment from companies operating throughout the automotive supply chain, from vehicle manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers to tooling providers.