All Digital supply chain articles – Page 13

  • 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
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    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 ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
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    Software problem triggers recall of 433,00 Ford vehicles in N. America

    2015-07-03T14:48:10Z

    Common architectures have led to more cars being recalled (Photo: Ford) Ford Motor is recalling about 433,000 vehicles in North America to address a software problem that could leave the cars' engines running even after drivers turn the initiation key to the off-position. The US carmaker said the recall ...

  • salesforce.automotiveIT
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    Salesforce raises ambitions in Europe

    2015-07-02T18:35:03Z

    CEO Marc Benioff is the main speaker at the Salesforce World Tour sessions (Photo: Salesforce) MUNICH - With 7,100 guests registered to attend the German part of its World Tour, Salesforce.com is sending a clear signal that it aims to grow its presence in Europe. The San Francisco-based business ...

  • siemens robotics
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    Siemens PLM expands partner program

    2015-06-24T18:14:47Z

    Siemens is looking for disruptive manufacturing ideas to streamline production processes (Photo: Siemens) Siemens PLM and the German engineering group's Technology to Business (TTB) division are expanding a manufacturing partnership program to include robotics startups. Until now the so-called "Frontier Partner Program" made available Siemens PLM software to startups ...

  • t-systems.automotiveIT
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    Made for Daimler suppliers: a CAD bridge for NX and Catia

    2015-06-12T14:42:56Z

    T-Systems says Com/Fox can even convert files with kinematics components without data loss (Photo: T-Systems) T-Systems is offering suppliers to Daimler a program that can convert 3D CAD data created with Catia into a format that can still be used following the company switch to a new Siemens NX ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    Interview: Daimler China CIO Marc Lampe discusses CRM

    2015-06-09T10:42:00Z

    Greater China CIO Marc Lampe (Photo: Daimler) Marc Lampe moved to Beijing as regional CIO of Daimler’s operations in September of 2013. Before taking charge of the carmaker’s IT operations in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, he was responsible for IT in the German company’s vans segment. ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    Daimler completes transition to Siemens NX CAD software

    2015-05-22T11:30:58Z

    Daimler's switch to Siemens NX reflects a desire to integrate all product data with CAD (Photo: Siemens) Daimler has completed a groupwide transition to Siemens NX CAD software, which replaced Dassault Systemes' Catia V5 software across all of the company's divisions. The German car and truck maker said the ...

  • hilmar dunker
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    Point of view: A need for connected logistics!

    2015-05-06T12:47:33Z

    Hilmar Dunker is editor in chief of automotiveIT, Germany The manufacturing industry, including the world's automakers and suppliers, has been putting in a lot of effort to improve production processes through the introduction of new, connected, technologies. "Industry 4.0," which involves the networking of machinery and processes, is on ...

  • Siemens.automotiveIT
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    Siemens pools development, production of EV converters

    2015-04-28T13:17:16Z

    With integrated testing and production at eCar Powertrain Systems, Siemens is making a bet on electric mobility (Photo: Siemens) Siemens is pooling development and production of converters for hybrid and electric vehicles at a new international headquarters in Erlangen, Germany. The German power technology group said it is adding ...

  • nokia.automotiveIT
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    Nokia: no plans for new phones

    2015-04-27T17:18:18Z

    Nokia's Lumia phones are being rebranded Microsoft (Photo: Microsoft) Nokia, commenting on media speculation, said it doesn't have any plans to get back into the smartphone market. "These reports are false, and include comments incorrectly attributed to a Nokia Networks executive," the Finland-based network equipment and mapping software maker ...

  • cyber crime.automotiveIT
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    German companies under (cyber) attack

    2015-04-17T10:38:05Z

    (Photo:Symantec) More than half of all German industrial companies have been the object of industrial espionage, sabotage or data theft in the past two years, according to a study by the country's high-tech association, Bitkom. The study, which polled senior managers at 1,074 companies, found that car companies are ...

  • hilmar dunker.automotiveIT
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    Point of View: Germany needs Industry 4.0

    2015-04-10T15:55:52Z

    Hilmar Dunker (Photo: Claus Dick) Industry 4.0 is the new buzzword and rightly so. The term attempts to capture the comprehensive change that is sweeping the global industrial landscape. It's therefore no exaggeration to use "4.0" to define the fourth industrial revolution that is upon us. But dig a ...

  • george.automotiveIT
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    automotiveIT Congress: The rising challenge of cyber security

    2015-03-19T17:09:54Z

    Michael George (Photo: Claus Dick) A security gap identified in BMW's ConnectedDrive infotainment system showed clearly that more connectivity also provides more entry points for cyber crime. "Devices and services are more and more interconnected, and create vast amounts of data. But to whom do they belong and are ...

  • thyssenkrupp.automotiveIT
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    automotiveIT Congress: ThyssenKrupp IT undergoing total change

    2015-03-19T13:39:27Z

    Muehleck and Grabmair jointly outlined the far-reaching IT changes at ThyssenKrupp (Photo: Claus Dick) Information technology is crucial at ThyssenKrupp as the steel and engineering group aims to be a trailblazer for need-based management of services. ThyssenKrupp, which has a sizeable automotive division, is undergoing a total change process ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
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    automotiveIT Congress: CIO says VW needs 2 kinds of IT

    2015-03-19T12:08:32Z

    VW's Hofmann (Photo: Claus Dick) Volkswagen is on its way to become the world's largest automaker with more than 10 million vehicles sold in 2014. And of course, the executives in Wolfsburg are keen on staying at the forefront of information technology revolution as well. Volkswagen CIO Martin Hofmann ...

  • 3dexcite.automotiveIT
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    3DEXCITE Live! - Munich

    2015-03-16T16:21:33Z

    New applications of 3D visualization technologies are demonstrated at the show (Photo: Arjen Bongard) Dassault Systemes' 3D Excite unit will host its annual 3d visualization gathering in Munich May 21 and 22. The fair, which is called 3DEXCITE Live!, shows the latest trends in software and high-end computer generated ...

  • Outsourcing der neuen Generation: Siemens eröffnet Hybrid-Cloud-Rechenzentrum in Belgien / State-of-the-art outsourcing: Siemens opens hybrid cloud data center
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    Siemens to build industrial cloud platform

    2015-03-14T11:42:31Z

    Siemens operates cloud competence centers, combining all its cloud activities (Photo: Siemens) Siemens will build a cloud platform for data-based services, working with business software maker SAP to create a new product for industrial companies. "The establishment of the new cloud platform will make a significant contribution to driving ...

  • bmw zipse.automotiveIT
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    BMW: Zipse to become new production boss

    2015-03-12T13:28:36Z

    Oliver Zipse (Photo: BMW) Oliver Zipse will become the new production chief at BMW, succeeding Harald Krueger, who will take over as CEO May 13. BMW, in particular, cited the international manufacturing experience Zipse has gathered in his 24 year career at the premium car maker. Zipse, 51, joined ...