Digital Supply Chain – Page 13

  • Audi computing center.automotiveIT

    Audi's new computer center goes online


    Audi's new computing center is cooled by outside air when outside temperatures fall below 11 degrees (Photo: Audi) Audi switched on a new computer center it says will set new standards for green IT. The center, located at the premium car maker's headquarters in Ingolstadt, southern Germany, hosts all ...

  • Congestion.automotiveIT

    Ford survey finds Europeans still want to buy cars


    Despite growing worries over traffic congestion, European still want to own cars Europeans still want to buy cars, despite increasing concerns about traffic congestion, air pollution and rising fuel costs. That is one of the conclusions from a survey of 6,000 people across Europe conducted on behalf of Ford ...

  • ford mulally ces.automotiveIT

    CES - Las Vegas


    Ford CEO Alan Mulally was one of the automotive speakers at the 2012 CES (Photo: CES) The 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), one of the biggest consumer-electronics gatherings worldwide, will take place in Las Vegas January 7 - 11, 2013. The first day is reserved for press-related activities. The ...

  • siemens lms.automotiveIT

    LMS acquisition expands Siemens' PLM offering


    LMS virtual simulation software will enhance Siemens' PLM offering (Photo: LMS) Siemens has acquired Belgian simulation software maker LMS International for 680 million euros in a move to expand its offering of product lifecycle management (PLM) products. The German industrial group said the acquisition will add model-based simulation, design, ...

  • Renault solar panels.automotiveIT

    Renault inaugurates solar panels at 6 sites


    New Renault vans are parked underneath a roof of solar panels (Photo: Gestamp Solar) Renault is inaugurating a large installation of solar panels at six of its French plants, in a move designed to reduce energy costs and lower the factories' CO2 emissions. The French automaker, which first announced ...

  • GM Mott.automotiveIT

    GM to take over 3,000 IT staff from HP


    GM CIO Mott needs to hire thousands of staff to bring IT services in-house (Photo: Larry Peplin) General Motors, which is bringing the bulk of its IT operations in house, will hire 3,000 hardware and software engineers from HP. Under an agreement signed by the two companies last week, ...

  • gm psa alliance.automotiveIT

    GM, PSA to jointly develop 4 vehicles


    General Motors and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen confirmed they will jointly develop four vehicles as part of a wide-ranging cooperation pact put in place earlier this year. The US and French car groups said in a press release that they would, together build a compact class multi-purpose van for Opel and a compact-class ...

  • ford john ginder.automotiveIT

    Ford's big data chief helps with "heavy lifting"


    Ford's John Ginder uses new data analysis techniques to help Ford's operations (Photo: Ford) John Ginder, who runs the big-data operations of Ford Motor, sees his role as allowing the carmaker”˜s operating units to solve their problems with the help of IT. "We look for opportunities where organizations don't ...

  • chrysler 3d modeling.automotiveIT

    Fiat manufacturing likely to benefit from Chrysler's 3d modeling


    DETROIT - It”˜s too early for specifics, but Chrysler”˜s use of 3d modeling for its powertrain manufacturing is likely to be used in Fait plant as well. For the past two years, the US-based carmaker, which is majorityowned by Italy”˜s Fiat, has been deploying 3d manufacturing software to improve and ...

  • mobile apps.automotiveIT

    Many companies don't test mobile apps - report


    The World Quality Report says mobile app quality assurance should be higher on the IT agenda (Photo: Capgemini) Many companies fail to adequately test mobile applications, according to a survey on enterprise application quality. The World Quality Report, which is compiled each year by consultants Capgemini, software test specialist ...

  • messring-saic.automotiveIT

    SAIC unit orders crash test facility from Germany's Messring


    The Shanghai center will feature Messring's M=Wall, a barrier used to measure forces during vehicle impact (Photo: Messring) Germany's Messring has received a second Chinese order for crash-testing equipment, underscoring that the world's largest car market is stepping up its interest in automotive safety. Messring, a Munich-based maker of ...

  • daimler.peter schneider.automotiveIT

    German managers worried about iPad and tablet security


    As workers' business and private lives merge, Daimler needs to allow private enduser devices for business use, CTO Schneider said last year (Photo: automotiveIT) Managers of German companies worry that the growing business use of iPads, tablet PCs and smartphones is shaping up to become a major data-security risk. ...

  • perfect.siemens.automotiveIT

    Siemens to acquire cost management software company


    Perfect Costing Solutions makes software to calculate a range of industrial costs (Photo: Perfect Costing) Siemens will acquire Perfect Costing Solutions, a German maker of product cost management software, in a bid to bolster its product lifecycle management software portfolio. The German engineering and electronics group said its PLM Software ...

  • oracle erp.automotiveIT

    Companies have many ERP systems - German study


    US-based Oracle is one of the biggest providers of ERP software (Photo: Oracle) Companies often have many - some more than 100 - enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, but most would like to settle for just one, according to a study of German mid-sized and bigger corporations. The poll, conducted ...

  • tmw systems.automotiveIT

    Trimble acquires TMW in move to boost N. American trucking business


    TMW will boost Trimble’s position in the N. American trucking market (Photo: TMW) Trimble said it has reached final agreement to acquire privately held TMW Systems, in a move that is set to boost the transportation software maker's position in the North American trucking market. "Trimble's global presence will provide ...

  • Siemens NX.automotiveIT

    Siemens PLM unveils latest version of NX software


    Siemens promises faster solutions with the latest version of its NX software (Photo: Siemens) Siemens PLM has released the latest version of its NX CAD/CAM software package, claiming the product will provide more flexibility and reduce time to market for the products it will help design and engineer. The Germany-based ...

  • sap hq.automotiveIT

    Increased ERP competition seen for SAP, Oracle and Microsoft


    SAP may face new competition soon (Photo: SAP) Despite their dominant market share in ERP systems, the top three software providers are facing new competion that may erode their strong positions. According to a benchmarking study by ERP specialists Panorama Consulting, the three companies together have a 47 pc share ...

  • st microelectronics.automotiveIT

    STMicroelectronics, China's FAW to conduct joint research


    STMicroelectronics hopes to strengthen its position in China through the tie-up with FAW (Photo: ST) STMicroelectronics and Chinese carmaker FAW will jointly conduct advanced research in automotive electronics systems. STMicroelectronics, a US-based semiconductor group, said a joint research laboratory will be established with the FAW Group's r&d center. Areas of ...

  • cloud telekom.automotiveIT

    AutoScout24 uses new T-Systems/VMware cloud offering


    Like most IT service providers, T-Systems wants to offer more Cloud services (Photo: Telekom) AutoScout24 is the first customer to use a new cloud-based product offering from Germany's T-Systems and US-based VMWare. The two companies announced in June that they would jointly offer customers a flexible data-center service that would ...

  • vw oxnard opening 2012.automotiveIT

    VW opens r&d center in California


    VW executives were joined by local political and community leaders at the festive opening (Photo: VW) Volkswagen has opened a new 27 million-dlr r&d center in Oxnard California, where it will focus on powertrain and systems development, governmental compliance and field quality testing. The German carmaker said the 64,000 square-foot ...