Digital Supply Chain – Page 9

  • daimler.automotiveIT
    Article

    Daimler completes transition to Siemens NX CAD software

    2015-05-22T11:30:58Z

    Daimler's switch to Siemens NX reflects a desire to integrate all product data with CAD (Photo: Siemens) Daimler has completed a groupwide transition to Siemens NX CAD software, which replaced Dassault Systemes' Catia V5 software across all of the company's divisions. The German car and truck maker said the ...

  • hilmar dunker
    Article

    Point of view: A need for connected logistics!

    2015-05-06T12:47:33Z

    Hilmar Dunker is editor in chief of automotiveIT, Germany The manufacturing industry, including the world's automakers and suppliers, has been putting in a lot of effort to improve production processes through the introduction of new, connected, technologies. "Industry 4.0," which involves the networking of machinery and processes, is on ...

  • Siemens.automotiveIT
    Article

    Siemens pools development, production of EV converters

    2015-04-28T13:17:16Z

    With integrated testing and production at eCar Powertrain Systems, Siemens is making a bet on electric mobility (Photo: Siemens) Siemens is pooling development and production of converters for hybrid and electric vehicles at a new international headquarters in Erlangen, Germany. The German power technology group said it is adding ...

  • nokia.automotiveIT
    Article

    Nokia: no plans for new phones

    2015-04-27T17:18:18Z

    Nokia's Lumia phones are being rebranded Microsoft (Photo: Microsoft) Nokia, commenting on media speculation, said it doesn't have any plans to get back into the smartphone market. "These reports are false, and include comments incorrectly attributed to a Nokia Networks executive," the Finland-based network equipment and mapping software maker ...

  • cyber crime.automotiveIT
    Article

    German companies under (cyber) attack

    2015-04-17T10:38:05Z

    (Photo:Symantec) More than half of all German industrial companies have been the object of industrial espionage, sabotage or data theft in the past two years, according to a study by the country's high-tech association, Bitkom. The study, which polled senior managers at 1,074 companies, found that car companies are ...

  • hilmar dunker.automotiveIT
    Article

    Point of View: Germany needs Industry 4.0

    2015-04-10T15:55:52Z

    Hilmar Dunker (Photo: Claus Dick) Industry 4.0 is the new buzzword and rightly so. The term attempts to capture the comprehensive change that is sweeping the global industrial landscape. It's therefore no exaggeration to use "4.0" to define the fourth industrial revolution that is upon us. But dig a ...

  • thyssenkrupp.automotiveIT
    Article

    automotiveIT Congress: ThyssenKrupp IT undergoing total change

    2015-03-19T13:39:27Z

    Muehleck and Grabmair jointly outlined the far-reaching IT changes at ThyssenKrupp (Photo: Claus Dick) Information technology is crucial at ThyssenKrupp as the steel and engineering group aims to be a trailblazer for need-based management of services. ThyssenKrupp, which has a sizeable automotive division, is undergoing a total change process ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
    Article

    automotiveIT Congress: CIO says VW needs 2 kinds of IT

    2015-03-19T12:08:32Z

    VW's Hofmann (Photo: Claus Dick) Volkswagen is on its way to become the world's largest automaker with more than 10 million vehicles sold in 2014. And of course, the executives in Wolfsburg are keen on staying at the forefront of information technology revolution as well. Volkswagen CIO Martin Hofmann ...

  • 3dexcite.automotiveIT
    Article

    3DEXCITE Live! - Munich

    2015-03-16T16:21:33Z

    New applications of 3D visualization technologies are demonstrated at the show (Photo: Arjen Bongard) Dassault Systemes' 3D Excite unit will host its annual 3d visualization gathering in Munich May 21 and 22. The fair, which is called 3DEXCITE Live!, shows the latest trends in software and high-end computer generated ...

  • Outsourcing der neuen Generation: Siemens eröffnet Hybrid-Cloud-Rechenzentrum in Belgien / State-of-the-art outsourcing: Siemens opens hybrid cloud data center
    Article

    Siemens to build industrial cloud platform

    2015-03-14T11:42:31Z

    Siemens operates cloud competence centers, combining all its cloud activities (Photo: Siemens) Siemens will build a cloud platform for data-based services, working with business software maker SAP to create a new product for industrial companies. "The establishment of the new cloud platform will make a significant contribution to driving ...

  • bmw zipse.automotiveIT
    Article

    BMW: Zipse to become new production boss

    2015-03-12T13:28:36Z

    Oliver Zipse (Photo: BMW) Oliver Zipse will become the new production chief at BMW, succeeding Harald Krueger, who will take over as CEO May 13. BMW, in particular, cited the international manufacturing experience Zipse has gathered in his 24 year career at the premium car maker. Zipse, 51, joined ...

  • ntt.automotiveIT
    Article

    Acquisition makes NTT 3rd largest European data center provider

    2015-03-03T20:06:08Z

    NTT operates 130 data centers worldwide, including this one in Thailand(Photo: NTT) NTT Communications is buying 86.7 pc of Germany's e-shelter, propelling the Japanese company into third place among data center service providers in Europe. NTT Communications, a division of the NTT telecommunications group, said the acquisition of e-shelter ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
    Article

    At Audi plant, a new form of human-robot cooperation

    2015-02-12T10:33:41Z

    Audi plans to use new human-robot cooperation technology at more plants (Photo: Audi) There's nothing new about robots building a major part of the car, but Audi has introduced a new process that lets these robots cooperate more directly with human plant workers. The German premium car maker said ...

  • hella.automotiveIT
    Article

    Germany's Hella implements CRM platform from Salesforce

    2015-01-30T12:26:48Z

    Hella went public in late 2014 but continues to be majority-owned by family interests (Photo: Hella) In a bid to increase its operational efficiency, Hella has implemented a cloud-based CRM software platform built by Salesforce. The German automotive lighting specialist said in a press release that it had decided ...

  • robots.automotiveIT
    Article

    Chinese robot density set to grow sharply

    2015-01-28T13:12:13Z

    Robots are in demand in China (Graphic: IFR) Starting from a low base, China is set to see a sharp increase in the use of robots in manufacturing, according the International Federation of Robotics (IFR). Today's 200,000 robots in Chinese plants are set to double to more than 400,000 ...

  • automotive strategy book.automotiveIT
    Feature

    automotiveIT publishes book about car industry's future

    2014-12-21T18:30:15Z

    MUNICH ”“ Germany's Media-Manufaktur has published a book that provides an in-depth look at how the world's biggest car companies are preparing for an era of new mobility. The German business publisher, parent company of automotiveIT and automotiveIT international, said the new 88-page ”“ English-language ”“ book is titled “ ...

  • (Photo: IBM)
    Article

    IBM adds data centers to offer companies more local storage

    2014-12-18T10:47:59Z

    IBM, which wants to solidify its position as a leading provider of cloud-based services, has expanded its global data center network through the addition of 12 new locations. Nine of them are operated by partner Equinix, while the US-based software group is opening new data centers of its own in ...

  • emc.automotiveIT
    Article

    Study: Industry revenue is hit by data losses

    2014-12-09T15:53:13Z

    An EMC poll shows that unplanned downtime and data losses cost companies money (Graphic: EMC) German companies and larger public organizations have posted 33.6 billion euros less revenue in the past 12 months because they have lost data as a result of a technical problem, according to a new ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT
    Article

    BMW plans more plug-in hybrids for its core model range

    2014-12-01T13:03:13Z

    BMW has developed a plug-in hybrid powertrain that can be used across its model range (Photo: BMW) BMW plans to roll out plug-in hybrid versions of all BMW models in the long term. The premium car maker is unveiling a plug-in hybrid 3 Series prototype as well as a ...

  • automotiveIT Kongress
    Article

    automotiveIT Congress - Hanover

    2014-11-17T18:37:50Z

    Around 500 automotive and IT executives each year attend the Hanover Congress (Photo: Claus Dick) The automotiveIT Group will host its annual Congress during the CeBIT high-tech fair in Hanover March 19, 2015. The event will focus on the new role IT is playing in tomorrow's car industry. It ...