All Digital supply chain articles – Page 9

  • zf.automotiveIT
    Feature

    "Partnerships with IT players are vital"

    2017-04-24T14:00:00Z

    One side of a digital win Source: Claus Dick ZF CDO Mamatha Chamarthi sees herself as “digital-transformer-in-chief”, working closely with CIO Juergen Sturm At ZF Friedrichshafen, digitization has a huge influence on the business. In an interview, Chief Digital Officer Mamatha Chamarthi describes the ...

  • bosch.automotiveIT
    Article

    Bosch opens new auto-electronics plant in China

    2017-04-13T13:17:49Z

    The new plant will build components for automated driving (Photo: Bosch) Robert Bosch has opened a new electronic-components plant in Changzhou, China, solidifying its position in the world's largest car market. With another production site, "we are strengthening our successful localization strategy," Bosch Automotive Electronics President Klaus Meder said ...

  • VW.automotiveIT
    Article

    VW launches digital logistics platform

    2017-04-11T13:28:35Z

    VW's logistics operations are increasingly using digital systems. Some workers receive information through smartwatches. (Photo: VW) Volkswagen has launched a digital logistics platform to improve communication and cooperation between its car plants, suppliers and trucking companies. "Discovery," as the platform is called, will improve communication efficiency and reduce the ...

  • byd.automotiveIT
    Article

    McKinsey: China consolidates electric-vehicle lead

    2017-03-28T05:53:00Z

    China consolidated its lead in electric-vehicle technology last year, building 43 pc of all EVs manufactured worldwide. The BYD Qin is China's best-selling EV model (Photo: BYD) According to a report by management consultants McKinsey, China also manufactured 25 pc of the world's fuel cells and 37 pc of ...

  • bosch.automotiveIT
    Article

    Bosch CIO: Digital change offers opportunities for IT departments

    2017-03-23T17:29:51Z

    Bosch CIO Pritsch has 1,000 open positions in his IT department (Photo: Claus Dick) HANOVER -- Robert Bosch CIO Elmar Pritsch on Thursday said digital change provides corporate IT departments with an opportunity to assume a different role. "IT is growing out of the role of driver of efficiency ...

  • schaeffler.automotiveIT
    Article

    Schaeffler CDO sees culture change as key to digitization

    2017-03-23T14:29:59Z

    Gerhard Baum (Photo: Claus Dick) HANOVER -- Networking the manufacturing industry involves a high degree of cultural change at industrial companies, Schaeffler's chief digital officer, Gerhard Baum, said Thursday. "It's important to bring the people along," Baum said in an address at the annual automotiveIT Congress here. The CDO ...

  • ibm.automotiveIT
    Article

    Study sees shortage of cybersecurity experts

    2017-02-13T18:24:32Z

    Cyberthreats are growing and companies are having trouble finding enough specialist IT staff (Photo: IBM) A new study has found that companies and organizations are having a tough time finding the cybersecurity experts they need in a world increasingly exposed to digital dangers. Isaca, a global IT association, found ...

  • capgemini.automotiveIT
    Article

    Study: German CIOs prioritize networking, data analysis

    2017-02-10T15:12:53Z

    Siemens operates a "Cyber Security Operation Center" to protect factories (Photo: Siemens) CIOs in German-speaking countries put a high priority on improving data networking and the development of data analysis. According to a new study, they also prioritize new products and services and the expansion of cloud capacity. The ...

  • nextlap.automotiveIT
    Article

    Digitization seen as core to Industry 4.0 production system

    2017-02-02T11:35:16Z

    Studies cite big networking deficits in car plants (Photo: Tesla) Digital technologies need to be fully embedded in the automotive manufacturing process if automakers are to succeed with efforts to modernize car production. That is one of the key messages of nextLAP, a startup that has developed an Internet ...

  • nextlap.automotiveIT
    Feature

    "IoT is coming to car manufacturing with big steps"

    2017-01-21T13:37:52Z

    Andre Ziemke: "The potential of digitization in manufacturing is gigantic" (Photo: Claus Dick) Andre Ziemke is one of the co-founders of nextLAP, which has built a software platform designed to boost efficiency in car manufacturing. Ziemke spoke by phone recently to automotiveIT. Why did you start nextLAP? nextLAP co-founder ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT
    Article

    Production logistics next in line for digital overhaul

    2017-01-19T13:47:11Z

    An autonomous tugger train supplies assembly logistics at a BMW plant in Dingolfing, Germany (photo: BMW) Manufacturing automation has in recent years reached a high degree of maturity, but production logistics has not kept pace. As a result, improvements in manufacturing efficiency haven’t been as high as they could ...

  • continental.automotiveIT
    Feature

    "We will need more IT professionals in the future"

    2017-01-16T17:09:47Z

    Continental's Eigler: "Our expertise is in demand." (Photo: Claus Dick) Christian Eigler is a realist. In his view, it won't be trendy roadmaps that lay the basis for successful digitization, but standardization and harmonization. In an interview with automotiveIT, the CIO of automotive supplier Continental talks about the trend ...

  • agl.automotiveIT
    Article

    New version of open-source infotainment platform released

    2016-12-29T13:38:31Z

    Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), citing “an unprecedented level of collaboration," has released the latest version of its open-source infotainment platform. The community, which has close to 90 member companies including Ford, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda, Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota, is promoting the adoption of an open-source ...

  • jaguar.automotiveIT
    Article

    JLR wants to build EVs in post-Brexit Britain

    2016-11-30T14:15:01Z

    In November, Jaguar unveiled an electric i-Pace concept that will go into production in 2018 (Photo: JLR) (Bloomberg) --Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. said it intends to build electric cars in the UK if the government can overcome shortfalls in available energy and infrastructure investment, potentially giving Britain a manufacturing ...

  • nextlap.automotiveIT
    Article

    Startup's predictive process control includes both manufacturing and logistics

    2016-11-28T17:37:33Z

    nextLAP says Production 4.0 requires a holistic approach to the manufacturing process (Photo: Audi) Predictive maintenance is one of the best know applications that fall under the header ofIndustry 4.0, but nextLAP considers it only a first step toward a fully new approach to manufacturing. The startup, which has ...

  • luenendonk.automotiveIT
    Article

    Study: Industry slow to implement information security measures

    2016-11-25T14:52:26Z

    The poll found managers are aware of risk but many factors slow down actions that need to be taken (Photo: NTT Security) MUNICH -- Industrial companies are aware that information security and risk management are crucial in today’s data-driven and connected world. But, according to a new study, they ...

  • mckinsey.automotiveIT
    Article

    McKinsey: IoT revenue to double in Germany

    2016-11-08T12:40:52Z

    McKinsey says Germany leads in connected-car technologies (Photo: Cisco) Internet-of-Things related revenue is set to double in Germany to 23 billion euros a year by 2020 from less than 10 billion euros today, according to a new McKinsey study. The consultants said IT and telecommunications service providers are set ...

  • Daimler.automotiveIT
    Article

    Daimler takes steps to increase battery production

    2016-10-24T15:20:31Z

    Daimler's EQ will have an electric range of 500 km (Photo: Arjen Bongard) Daimler started work on a second battery plant in Kamenz in eastern Germany Monday as it prepares for expected strong growth in electric-vehicle sales. The premium car group said it will invest 500 million euros in ...

  • lynk.automotiveIT
    Article

    China's Geely launches international volume car brand

    2016-10-20T00:15:55Z

    Connectivity is a key attribute of the new Lynk & Co 01 (Photo: Geely) GOTHENBURG -- China's Geely will next year start selling an upmarket global volume brand called Lynk & Co, saying that its first model, the Lynk & Co 01 compact SUV, will be "the most connected ...

  • schaeffler.ibm.automotiveIT
    Article

    Schaeffler signs IoT agreement with IBM

    2016-10-17T12:44:00Z

    Connected components and systems can provide insights into a car's performance (Photo: Schaeffler) Schaeffler has signed an agreement with IBM to create a digital platform that will be the foundation of the German automotive supplier's digitization strategy. Schaeffler said the platform will let it process large amounts of data ...