All Digital supply chain articles – Page 8

  • man.automotiveIT
    Article

    Digital logistics help Bosch and MAN win VDA award

    2018-02-03T14:36:26Z

    MAN was recognized for its 'ConMa' empty-container optimization software, which it developed within eight months (Photo: MAN) Robert Bosch and MAN Truck & Bus were dual winners of this year’s VDA Logistics Award, with digital logistics solutions in intra-logistics and empty container scheduling, respectively. It is the first time ...

  • bearingpoint.automotiveIT
    Article

    Poll: Companies slow to implement predictive plant maintenance

    2018-01-25T15:45:33Z

    Manufacturing companies cite IT security and costs as main barriers to implementing predictive maintenance. (Photo: Fraunhofer IGD) 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 ...

  • zf-steering-wheel-2017
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    From ZF, a new Level 3 steering wheel concept

    2017-12-18T12:56:00Z

    ZF s steering wheel concept offers enhanced driver interaction functions (Photo: ZF) In the long term, autonomous vehicles may not need steering wheels, but that vision is likely to be decades out. In the meantime, steering wheels will remain, though their functionality is set to be enhanced. ...

  • ces-2017
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    Automobility - Los Angeles

    2017-12-18T12:22:00Z

    Automobility precedes the Los Angeles Auto Show (Photo: Automobility) The Automobility technology conference takes place November 27 through 30 at the LA Convention Center. It precedes the Los Angeles Auto Show, which opens to the press on November 30 and to the general public December 1. ...

  • Hau Thai-Tang.Ford.automotiveIT
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    Ford: "The shift from hardware to software is changing the cost structure"

    2017-10-30T11:11:00Z

    Ford’s global purchasing chief, Thai-Tang, 51, discusses Ford’s software-focused strategic goals, the reasoning behind some of its recent investment decisions, and the implications of the industry’s move to electric mobility.

  • teradata.automotiveIT
    Article

    Study: Corporate investment in artificial intelligence on the rise

    2017-10-20T14:43:45Z

    The Teradata survey found that 62 pc of companies plan to appoint a chief AI officer (Photo: Teradata) Companies are investing heavily in artificial intelligence, but adoption is often hindered by a lack of IT infrastructure, according to a new survey. The poll, conducted by market researchers Vanson Bourne ...

  • schaeffler.automotiveIT
    Article

    Germany's Schaeffler buys machine data specialist

    2017-10-11T19:19:06Z

    Schaeffler says the acquisition of autinity will help it to further develop its digital agenda (Photo: Schaeffler) Schaeffler has acquired autinity systems, a specialist company in digital machine data recording and evaluation, in a move designed to give the German automotive supplier added expertise in digital manufacturing technologies. Schaeffler ...

  • siemens.automotiveIT
    Article

    Siemens China to spearhead robotics push

    2017-09-18T11:42:52Z

    China is one of the largest R&D locations worldwide for Siemens (Photo: Siemens) Siemens will concentrate its global research into autonomous robotics in China, acknowledging the country’s growing expertise in high-tech manufacturing areas. As part of its decision, the German engineering group also entered into a partnership with Tsinghua ...

  • baic.automotiveIT
    Article

    ZF, BAIC agree to jointly build EV components in China

    2017-09-18T11:22:00Z

    China is the world s biggest EV market. Sales are expected to grow sharply in coming years.(Photo: BAIC) ZF Friedrichshafen and China’s Beijing Automotive Industry Corp (BAIC) plan to jointly produce components for electric vehicles in China. The agreement reflects expectations that EVs will soon play ...

  • SAP.automotiveIT
    Article

    ZF opts for SAP software for HR, finance, purchasing

    2017-09-08T09:21:00Z

    Following its acquisition of TRW in 2015, ZF needs an integrated IT system landscape (Photo: ZF) SAP said ZF Friedrichshafen will adopt a range of software products to streamline human resources, finance and purchasing operations. The business software group said ZF, one of the world’s Top ...

  • edag.automotiveIT
    Article

    IAA: EDAG to show agile development in action

    2017-09-06T11:34:38Z

    At many auto shows, EDAG has shown innovative concept vehicles such as the 2016 Soulmate smart car (Photo: EDAG) Engineering specialist EDAG will use this year's Frankfurt Auto Show to give a live demonstration of new, agile development methods. At its IAA stand, the company plans to develop a ...

  • thyssenkrupp.automotiveIT
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    Thyssenkrupp opens 3D manufacturing tech center

    2017-09-06T11:19:00Z

    Additive manufacturing offers a seamless digital process from 3D data to finished product (Photo: Thyssenkrupp) Hoping to industrialize a new manufacturing technology, Thyssenkrupp has opened a technology center for 3D printing or additive manufacturing. The German engineering and steel group, a major supplier to the auto ...

  • opel.automotiveIT
    Article

    New Opel CIO's challenge: integrating IT into PSA

    2017-09-05T13:32:00Z

    Thomas Kuelpp (Photo: Opel) Thomas Kuelpp is the new Opel CIO. His appointment, effective August 1, comes as the German car brand faces the challenge of integrating its operations into PSA/Peugeot-Citroen, its new owner. Opel was acquired by PSA from its previous owner, General Motors, earlier ...

  • staufen.automotiveIT
    Article

    Poll: German auto industry worried about digital change

    2017-09-05T11:42:51Z

    Germany's auto industry is dealing intensively with digital disruption, according to a new poll Three out of four automotive companies have serious concerns about the future as the industry faces massive disruption, according to a new study. The survey also found that half of all companies interviewed felt that ...

  • warwick.automotiveIT
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    Battery & Energy Storage 2017 - Warwick, UK

    2017-08-24T15:15:28Z

    The conference will be held at Warwick University's Slate conference center (Photo: Warwick University) Regulators, energy-industry executives, automotive specialists and academics will discuss battery technology and energy requirements for the electric-vehicle revolution at a conference to be held at Britain's Warwick University Campus November 28-29. The event, hosted by ...

  • Raman Mehta, CIO, Visteon, (L) and Markus Schupfner, CTO, Visteon Corp.
    Feature

    "We can bring new technology to market in one year"

    2017-07-09T14:18:44Z

    Visteon's Schupfner (r) and Mehta (c) spoke to automotiveIT International Editor Arjen Bongard (Photo: Larry Peplin) Markus Schupfner became chief technology officer of Visteon in March 2016. Raman Mehta started as CIO of the US-based cockpit systems maker in April of this year. Both are part of the new ...

  • siemens.automotiveIT
    Article

    Siemens reorganizes group IT

    2017-05-28T15:43:59Z

    Siemens will consolidate storage facilities in Germany (Photo: Siemens) Siemens is reorganizing its IT operations as part of a series of measures aimed at boosting the group's efficiency. The Germany-based technology conglomerate said it is reviewing the geographical setup of its IT activities and digitizing its own processes. It ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
    Article

    Jeff Lemmer to become Ford's chief operating officer, information technology

    2017-05-25T17:30:19Z

    (Photo: Ford Motor) Jeff Lemmer, currently director, IT operations, at Ford Motor, will become the carmaker's vice president and chief operating officer, information technology effective June 1. The appointment is part of a series of senior management changes that follow the dismissal of CEO Mark Fields earlier this week. ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT
    Article

    Will fuel cells replace batteries in tomorrow's EVs?

    2017-05-25T14:29:02Z

    (Photo: Toyota, Illustration: Thomas Lutz) The problem with electric vehicles is well-known: They cost too much, don’t have enough range and are impractical because of a dearth of charging stations. Automakers, together with other new-mobility stakeholders, are working on this. But so far, EV sales growth has been slow ...

  • GE.automotiveIT
    Article

    Cyber security is money well spent

    2017-05-16T13:49:42Z

    (Illustration: GE) Cyber security costs money but it's worth it. That's the lesson learned from last week's massive ransomware attack, which caused major problems for authorities, hospitals. companies and private citizens across the globe. It's also a lesson the auto industry should take to heart. CIOs of automotive companies ...