Digital Supply Chain

  • 3ds.automotiveIT
    Article

    Dassault Systemes to acquire all of 3DPLM software company

    2016-04-04T13:10:41Z

    (Graphic: 3DPLM) Dassault Systemes said it will acquire all of 3DPLM Software, an India-based R&D company it owns jointly with Geometric, an Indian engineering services provider. The transaction means the French product lifecycle management software group will be able to fully integrate 3DPLM into its operations, which center around ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
    Feature

    "We are experiencing an upheaval in manufacturing"

    2016-04-04T11:32:11Z

    Schaefer (right) tests equipment at a Daimler transmission plant in Rumania (Photo: Daimler) Against a backdrop of steadily rising numbers of vehicle models and derivatives, extremely volatile markets and growing volumes, automotive manufacturing is facing major challenges. And digitization is adding more complexity to the mix. Daimler, like many ...

  • forum.automotiveIT
    Article

    automotiveIT Forum - Production and Logistics

    2016-03-09T09:08:41Z

    (Photo: Siemens) The automotiveIT Group is hosting its annual automotiveIT Forum - Logistics and Production - during the Hanover Trade Fair on on April 27. The forum looks at how Industry 4.0 is transforming car building through the introduction of new systems, concepts, robotics, networking and other manufacturing technologies. ...

  • automotiveIT
    Article

    Hanover - automotiveIT Congress

    2016-03-09T07:15:10Z

    In 2015, more than 500 people attended the annual conference (Photo: Claus Dick) The automotiveIT Congress, held annually during the CeBIT high-tech fair in Hanover, is set to take place March 17. With its focus on the digital transformation of the auto industry, the one-day conference brings together more ...

  • nissan.automotiveIT
    Article

    Renault, Nissan stepping up integration efforts

    2016-03-04T13:58:34Z

    Nissan will start building a "piloted drive" version of the Qashqai SUV in Sunderland next year (Photo: Nissan) Renault and its Japanese alliance partner Nissan are stepping up their internal cooperation efforts with the goal of saving 5.5 billion euros a year by 2018. The two carmakers, which share ...

  • ghosn.geneva.automotiveIT
    Article

    "There will be regulatory acceptance for autonomous cars because they increase safety"

    2016-03-04T11:02:32Z

    Ghosn unveiled the Nissan IDS concept at the Geneva auto show (Photo: Nissan) Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn spoke about the digital transformation of the Franco-Japanese car alliance and other matters to reporters at the Geneva auto show in early March. You recently appointed former Nokia executive Ogi Redzic to ...

  • Opel.automotiveIT
    Article

    Opel appoints Kienle to head manufacturing

    2016-02-16T15:05:42Z

    Kienle brings to Opel more than 30 years of global manufacturing experience (Photo: GM) Opel said General Motors veteran Phil Kienle will succeed Peter Thom as head of manufacturing at the German GM brand March 1. Kienle currently serves as head of manufacturing for GM International and GM China. ...

  • staufen.automotiveIT
    Article

    Study: Industry 4.0 is changing business models

    2016-01-26T12:11:14Z

    A majority of German companies expected networked manufacturing to have a positive effect on profitability (Photo: Robert Bosch) Industrial companies in Germany expect Industry 4.0 to change their business models and most see the so-called "smart factory" as positive, according to a new study. A poll by management consultants ...

  • bosch.automotiveIT
    Article

    Bosch builds up augmented-reality expertise

    2015-12-18T10:20:27Z

    Bosch sees high potential for augmented reality in the workshop and elsewhere (Photo: Bosch) Robert Bosch plans to raise its expertise in the field of augmented-reality (AR) technology by acquiring a minority stake in Munich-based AR specialist Reflekt. The German automotive supplier group has worked together with Reflekt for ...

  • pivotal.ford.automotiveIT
    Article

    Ford turns to Pivotal for software development

    2015-12-18T09:02:24Z

    Ford and Pivotal developers work together at Pivotal Labs (Photo: Ford) Ford Motor has engaged Pivotal to develop new software, marking the second time this year that a major automaker is contracting with the California specialist. In September, Daimler announced that it had quickly developed its Mercedes me application ...