Digital Supply Chain – Page 5

  • 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 ...

  • 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
    Article

    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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • zf.automotiveIT
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    "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 ...

  • 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
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    "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
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    "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 ...