Ford Motor has invested a further 25 million dlrs to increase line speed at its plant in Louisville, Kentucky, to meet a 25 pc increase in output of the Lincoln Navigator and Ford Expedition SUV models as retail sales surge in the US. The carmaker’s investment includes 400 new robots and a data analytics hub Read More..
BMW CIO Klaus Straub discusses how the carmaker is implementing an entirely new “agile” operating model in its IT operations.
Robert Bosch and MAN receive German logistics awards
Most industrial companies believe in a major role for predictive maintenance, but very few have already commissioned projects, according to a new study by BearingPoint. The consultants found that 84 pc of companies had researched predictive maintenance, but only one in four had actually started implementing it. According to the survey, 76 pc of executives Read More..
Volkswagen Group’s IT department is further developing its expertise in digital customer offerings. The world’s biggest car group has doubled the staff of its Digital Lab in Berlin since the facility opened in October 2016. It now has 70 IT experts at the lab, which is part of a global network of competence centers VW Read More..
German business software giant SAP and its US based competitor Oracle are locked in a fierce head-to-head competition. SAP has had the edge for a while. Now the pendulum could be swinging the other way. ERP systems are the dinosaurs of business IT. They emerged in the late 1980s and have, since then, been progressively expanded, converted Read More..
Many companies feel their technology investments miss the mark, according to a study by TomTom Telematics. A poll of 400 executives with German companies found that, in the last five years, 45 pc of them invested in technologies that they then failed to fully implement. The reason: a lack of help from specialist consultants and Read More..
Toyota Motor and Panasonic will jointly conduct a feasibility study of the potential of so-called prismatic batteries. The cooperation underscores a growing expectation in the auto industry that battery technology will be a crucial competitive factor as more cars are developed with electric motors. Toyota said in a joint statement that its agreement with Panasonic Read More..