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.
Multi-modal logistics partnership helps vehicle manufacturers assess supply chain threat and deliver suitable contingencies The ongoing strikes in Brazil and a period of industrial disruption in Nicaragua are threatening the supply chains of several major vehicle manufacturers.
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.
Strategic time-sensitive shipments avert supply chain failure for major vehicle manufacturer An emerging trend for vehicle manufacturers to require multimodal capability from logistics providers has been proven by an accelerated recent shipment completed for a major OEM by emergency logistics specialist Evolution Time Critical.