Digital Supply Chain

  • bmw.automotiveIT
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    Achenbach is new CIO at BMW Brilliance

    2015-12-09T16:12:17Z

    Thorsten Achenbach (Photo: BMW) Thorsten Achenbach ist the new CIO at BMW's Chinese joint venture, BMW Brilliance Automotive. The IT manager, who earlier served as vice president at consultants Capgemini, has been in his new position in China since September 1. Achenbach, who has an engineering degree, knows BMW ...

  • porsche.automotiveIT
    Article

    VW: No forbidden software in 3-liter V6 diesels

    2015-11-03T15:22:54Z

    The 2015 Porsche Cayenne diesel was cited by the EPA (Photo: Porsche) Volkswagen, in response to new allegations of illegal software deployment, denied that vehicles with V6 TDI engines sold in the US are equipped with programs that can detect emissions testing cycles and react to them. The US ...

  • continental.automotiveIT
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    Conti's Ariane Reinhart discusses IT staff shortages

    2015-10-30T14:34:03Z

    Ariane Reinhart (Photo: Continental) German industry is faced with a growing shortage of IT specialists. In answers to written questions, Continental’s HR chief Ariane Reinhart explains how the automotive supplier is refocusing its human resources department to deal with this challenge and how workers can be prepared for digital ...

  • bearingpoint.automotiveIT
    Article

    MES investments seen growing as part of Industry 4.0

    2015-09-09T12:39:11Z

    MES can help improve efficiency in production (Photo: Kuka) Companies are planning to step up investment in management execution systems (MES) as production environments get ready for Industry 4.0. According to a study by technology consultants BearingPoint, 88 pc of companies polled say MES is becoming increasingly important and ...

  • russell reynolds.automotiveIT
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    In automotive management ranks, a lack of digital expertise

    2015-09-09T12:04:52Z

    Study concludes digital technologies require different management skills (Photo: Technical University Chemnitz) Automotive companies need to change the makeup of their executive suites if they want to lead the trend toward electric powertrains, connected cars and autonomous driving, according to a new study. The "Automotive Executive Study 2015" by ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
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    Audi production boss sees big changes in car manufacturing

    2015-09-08T16:59:35Z

    Waltl says the traditional assembly line will stay, but it may not always be used (Photo: Claus Dick) Digitalization is not just changing the car; it is changing every aspect of the car-making industry as well. Hubert Waltl, who has headed production at Audi since April 1, 2014, recently ...

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    Daimler IT Exec: Standards will help manage engineering complexity

    2015-08-13T15:06:58Z

    Mercedes-Benz Cars R&D CIO Haasis says standards are key in exchanging  information with suppliers (Photo: Daimler) As vehicles grow in complexity, coordination between carmakers, suppliers and other partners  faces increasing challenges. In answers to written questions, Siegmar Haasis, CIO Research and Development at Mercedes-Benz Cars, discusses the ...

  • wto.automotiveIT
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    WTO members to lift tariffs on more than 200 IT products

    2015-07-27T17:43:30Z

    IT products may become cheaper as tariffs are eliminated (Photo:Thorben Wengert / pixelio.de) Fifty-four countries have agreed to eliminate tariffs on more than 200 IT products, freeing up global trade flows worth more than 1.3 trillion dlrs a year. The agreement was reached under the auspices of the World ...

  • daimler brecht.automotiveIT
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    Sources: Adidas executive to become next Daimler CIO

    2015-07-23T12:48:10Z

    Jan Brecht is set to succeed Michael Gorriz (Photo: Adidas) A senior Adidas executive, Jan Brecht, will succeed Michael Gorriz as CEO of Daimler, industry sources say. Brecht is currently in charge of IT and global supply chain at Adidas, a Germany-based maker of sporting goods. He is expected ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT
    Article

    BMW tests hydrogen fuel-cell drive

    2015-07-03T15:52:18Z

    BMW says its fuel-cell electric-drive technology results from a cooperation with Toyota (Photo: BMW) BMW is testing a hydrogen fuel-cell electric drive vehicle, but isn't making any predictions about a possible market launch. The German premium car maker, which showed journalists a 5 Series GT model with a fuel-cell ...