Digital Supply Chain – Page 8

  • automotiveIT
    Article

    Hanover - automotiveIT Congress

    2016-03-09T07:15:10Z

    In 2015, more than 500 people attended the annual conference (Photo: Claus Dick) The automotiveIT Congress, held annually during the CeBIT high-tech fair in Hanover, is set to take place March 17. With its focus on the digital transformation of the auto industry, the one-day conference brings together more ...

  • nissan.automotiveIT
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    Renault, Nissan stepping up integration efforts

    2016-03-04T13:58:34Z

    Nissan will start building a "piloted drive" version of the Qashqai SUV in Sunderland next year (Photo: Nissan) Renault and its Japanese alliance partner Nissan are stepping up their internal cooperation efforts with the goal of saving 5.5 billion euros a year by 2018. The two carmakers, which share ...

  • ghosn.geneva.automotiveIT
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    "There will be regulatory acceptance for autonomous cars because they increase safety"

    2016-03-04T11:02:32Z

    Ghosn unveiled the Nissan IDS concept at the Geneva auto show (Photo: Nissan) Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn spoke about the digital transformation of the Franco-Japanese car alliance and other matters to reporters at the Geneva auto show in early March. You recently appointed former Nokia executive Ogi Redzic to ...

  • Opel.automotiveIT
    Article

    Opel appoints Kienle to head manufacturing

    2016-02-16T15:05:42Z

    Kienle brings to Opel more than 30 years of global manufacturing experience (Photo: GM) Opel said General Motors veteran Phil Kienle will succeed Peter Thom as head of manufacturing at the German GM brand March 1. Kienle currently serves as head of manufacturing for GM International and GM China. ...

  • staufen.automotiveIT
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    Study: Industry 4.0 is changing business models

    2016-01-26T12:11:14Z

    A majority of German companies expected networked manufacturing to have a positive effect on profitability (Photo: Robert Bosch) Industrial companies in Germany expect Industry 4.0 to change their business models and most see the so-called "smart factory" as positive, according to a new study. A poll by management consultants ...

  • bosch.automotiveIT
    Article

    Bosch builds up augmented-reality expertise

    2015-12-18T10:20:27Z

    Bosch sees high potential for augmented reality in the workshop and elsewhere (Photo: Bosch) Robert Bosch plans to raise its expertise in the field of augmented-reality (AR) technology by acquiring a minority stake in Munich-based AR specialist Reflekt. The German automotive supplier group has worked together with Reflekt for ...

  • pivotal.ford.automotiveIT
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    Ford turns to Pivotal for software development

    2015-12-18T09:02:24Z

    Ford and Pivotal developers work together at Pivotal Labs (Photo: Ford) Ford Motor has engaged Pivotal to develop new software, marking the second time this year that a major automaker is contracting with the California specialist. In September, Daimler announced that it had quickly developed its Mercedes me application ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT
    Article

    Achenbach is new CIO at BMW Brilliance

    2015-12-09T16:12:17Z

    Thorsten Achenbach (Photo: BMW) Thorsten Achenbach ist the new CIO at BMW's Chinese joint venture, BMW Brilliance Automotive. The IT manager, who earlier served as vice president at consultants Capgemini, has been in his new position in China since September 1. Achenbach, who has an engineering degree, knows BMW ...

  • porsche.automotiveIT
    Article

    VW: No forbidden software in 3-liter V6 diesels

    2015-11-03T15:22:54Z

    The 2015 Porsche Cayenne diesel was cited by the EPA (Photo: Porsche) Volkswagen, in response to new allegations of illegal software deployment, denied that vehicles with V6 TDI engines sold in the US are equipped with programs that can detect emissions testing cycles and react to them. The US ...

  • continental.automotiveIT
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    Conti's Ariane Reinhart discusses IT staff shortages

    2015-10-30T14:34:03Z

    Ariane Reinhart (Photo: Continental) German industry is faced with a growing shortage of IT specialists. In answers to written questions, Continental’s HR chief Ariane Reinhart explains how the automotive supplier is refocusing its human resources department to deal with this challenge and how workers can be prepared for digital ...

  • bearingpoint.automotiveIT
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    MES investments seen growing as part of Industry 4.0

    2015-09-09T12:39:11Z

    MES can help improve efficiency in production (Photo: Kuka) Companies are planning to step up investment in management execution systems (MES) as production environments get ready for Industry 4.0. According to a study by technology consultants BearingPoint, 88 pc of companies polled say MES is becoming increasingly important and ...

  • russell reynolds.automotiveIT
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    In automotive management ranks, a lack of digital expertise

    2015-09-09T12:04:52Z

    Study concludes digital technologies require different management skills (Photo: Technical University Chemnitz) Automotive companies need to change the makeup of their executive suites if they want to lead the trend toward electric powertrains, connected cars and autonomous driving, according to a new study. The "Automotive Executive Study 2015" by ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
    Feature

    Audi production boss sees big changes in car manufacturing

    2015-09-08T16:59:35Z

    Waltl says the traditional assembly line will stay, but it may not always be used (Photo: Claus Dick) Digitalization is not just changing the car; it is changing every aspect of the car-making industry as well. Hubert Waltl, who has headed production at Audi since April 1, 2014, recently ...

  • slider daimler IT exec
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    Daimler IT Exec: Standards will help manage engineering complexity

    2015-08-13T15:06:58Z

    Mercedes-Benz Cars R&D CIO Haasis says standards are key in exchanging  information with suppliers (Photo: Daimler) As vehicles grow in complexity, coordination between carmakers, suppliers and other partners  faces increasing challenges. In answers to written questions, Siegmar Haasis, CIO Research and Development at Mercedes-Benz Cars, discusses the ...

  • 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
    Article

    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
    Article

    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 ...

  • 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 ...