supply chain

  • vw.automotiveIT
    Feature

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

    2019-01-20T14:15:00Z

    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
    Article

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

    2018-12-31T07:43:00Z

    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.

  • SEAT-joins-Alastria-for-the-development-of-blockchain-technology-based-solutions_001_HQ
    Article

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

    2018-12-19T12:33:00Z

    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 ...

  • shutterstock_welding
    Article

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

    2018-11-13T14:38:00Z

    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
    Article

    How Ford Motor digitalized its global supply chain

    2018-09-14T11:37:08Z

    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 ...

  • ford infographic
    Article

    Ford creates new AV organization

    2018-07-26T12:54:05Z

    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
    Article

    Renault adopts GT Nexus cloud platform for aftermarket parts

    2012-12-06T17:31:38Z

    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
    Article

    2013 cyber threats: Supply chain prone to data security risks

    2012-12-03T17:58:36Z

    (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
    Article

    Study: automotive suppliers improve supply chain

    2011-08-24T11:16:30Z

    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 ...