After an extremely tough year for the automotive industry supply chain, suffering from Covid disruption, air-freight capacity shortages and a sharp pivot towards EVs a shortage of vital microchips across the industry is causing further challenges for OEMs and suppliers.
28.02.2020 UPDATE: As the Coronavirus spreads further and human cost of the virus worsens, as does the impact on supply chains. Italy has the largest number of cases outside of Asia, with more than 400 confirmed cases, mostly in the north of the country. The Northwest of Italy is a highly industrial region and local authorities … Continued
New marine regulations could impact supply chains without proper planning The International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2020 Regulations, which cut the maximum allowable sulphur content in fuel by more than 85%, officially come into force on 1st January, but could start to impact operations as early as Quarter 4 this year.
Evolution Time Critical extends ability to simplify high-speed global logistics New Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) accreditation demonstrates robust customs compliance and supply chain security standards that are critical in a changing global regulatory environment.
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.
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.