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  • vw.automotiveIT

    VW Group CIO Martin Hofmann: “There is a will to change”


    A massive change in the Volkswagen Group’s IT system landscape is looming. In an interview late last year, Group CIO Martin Hofmann talks about the burden of VW’s technological legacy, cultural change within the company and the opportunities afforded by new technologies. 

  • purchasing.automotiveIT

    Digital tools, including bots, mark the advent of a new era in automotive purchasing


    Purchasing departments need to be re-oriented and open to digital tools. Otherwise, the competitiveness of automakers and their supplier partners will be at risk.

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    SEAT joins Alastria blockchain co-operation, partners with city of Barcelona on urban mobility initiative


    Image: SEAT SEAT is the first car manufacturer to join Alastria, a multi-sector network of over 70 Spanish businesses and institutions developing, testing and collaborating on a blockchain infrastructure. It is already working on a proof-of-concept blockchain project with Telefónica to improve the traceability of parts within ...

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    Cloud-based platform for smart steel tracking speeds up welding, further automates car assembly


    Image: Shutterstock Global steel firm SSAB, a major supplier of steel to the automotive industry, and Kemppi, a digital welding technology specialist, have integrated their cloud-based SmartSteel and WeldEye systems for a streamlined tracking process to speed up welding. Following a successful pilot trial, SSAB clients already ...

  • ford.automotiveIT

    How Ford Motor digitalized its global supply chain


    With the help of Kinaxis, Ford adopted a global data standard (Photo: Ford Motor) Automakers are in the midst of a digital transformation that is changing every aspect of their business. Revamping the supply chain to interconnect regional operations and providing more data transparency are just two of the ...

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    Ford creates new AV organization


    Image: Ford Ford Motor Company has created a new organization called Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC, to be based at its campus under development in Corktown, Detroit. The new company is tasked with accelerating Ford’s autonomous vehicle business and capitalizing market opportunities, and will include Ford’s activities in self-driving integration; ...

  • Renault.automotiveIT

    Renault adopts GT Nexus cloud platform for aftermarket parts


    GT Nexus will provide a cloud-based supply chain platform to Renault, as the French automaker moves to improve its international spare parts and accessory business. The US-based business software specialist said Renault has been successfully testing the system's ability to track spare parts exports from France to major markets such ...

  • isf cyber security.automotiveIT

    2013 cyber threats: Supply chain prone to data security risks


    (Photo: ISF) With more internal information held by outside service providers, companies face the risk of increased threats to data security, according to an independent cyber security body. "More organizations will fall victim to information security incidents at their suppliers," the Information Security Forum (ISF) predicted. "Today's organization's data ...

  • bestgroup.automotiveIT

    Study: automotive suppliers improve supply chain


    BESTgroup says supply chain projects at automotive suppliers can pay off quickly (Photo: BESTgroup) Automotive suppliers are better at improving their supply chains than companies in other industries, according to a consultants study. BESTgroup, a German supply chain consultant, said automotive suppliers show long-term improvements in value creation, inventory management ...