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Ford tests large scale 3D printing with light-weighting and personalisation in mind

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 22:04:00 +0000

Ford Motor Company is exploring how large one-piece auto parts, like car spoilers, could be printed for prototyping and future production vehicles, as the first automaker to pilot the Stratasys Infinite Build 3D printer.

BMW Group to start research with IBM Watson

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 12:18:00 +0000

IBM has announced a new collaboration with the BMW Group, through which the companies will work together to explore the role of Watson cognitive computing in personalising the driving experience and creating more intuitive driver support systems for cars of the future.

New call for digital manufacturing could revolutionise automotive supply chain

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 22:52:00 +0000

According to a new report from The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), digital manufacturing presents a £74bn opportunity for UK industry over the next 20 years, and a potentially step-change moment for the global automotive industry.

Frost & Sullivan lauds incadea on improving customer Experience

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 23:56:00 +0000

Based on its recent analysis of the automotive cloud-based dealer management solution (DMS) market, Frost & Sullivan recognises with the 2016 Europe Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Service Leadership.

Harman to present a comprehensive end-to-end vehicle telematics security solution at escar Europe Conference

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 22:04:00 +0000

Harman International Industries, Incorporated, the connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, will present and discuss the company's latest End-to-End Telematics Security Solution at the escar Europe Automotive Cyber Security Conference.

AGM routeMASTER tracking protects Now Vauxhall drivers from false claims

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 23:03:00 +0000

New and used car and van dealer Now Vauxhall was originally London based, but spread its wings this year to include 8 dealerships in Swindon and Marlborough in Wiltshire.

UK automotive supply chain receives welcome boost with Nissan’s decision to build new models in the UK

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 22:55:00 +0000

Thousands of jobs in the UK automotive supply chain received a significant boost last week with the announcement by Britain's second largest car manufacturer that it will build two of its next generation models in Sunderland.

LADA Image optimises Warehouse Management and launches new facilities with Infor SCE

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:35:00 +0100

Infor, provider of business applications specialised by industry and built for the Cloud, has deployed WMS from the Infor SCE suite at another warehouse of LADA Image, the official distributor of spare parts for LADA automobiles.

Dassault Systèmes' 3DExperience platform reaches 10,000 users at Renault

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 10:59:00 +0100

Dassault Systèmes has announced that its 3DExperience platform has now reached its 10,000th production user at Groupe Renault.

Bolta finds EDI favour with Data Interchange

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 09:52:00 +0100

Within two months of an initial consultation, Data Interchange provided Bolta US – a subsidiary of international polymer manufacturer, Bolta Werke – with a bespoke and tested standalone EDI (electronic data interchange) solution.

30 years of EDI development

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 22:36:00 +0100

As leading EDI (electronic data interchange) solutions provider, Data Interchange, celebrates its 30th year, it continues to look to the future.

TU-Automotive: BMW, Daimler, Renault & VW Digital Chiefs to Keynote at TU-Automotive Europe 2016

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:29:00 +0100

TU-Automotive has announced that four senior digital OEM execs will join the keynotes at TU-Automotive Europe 2016 Conference & Expo (November 2-3, Internationales Congress Center München, Germany).

BT drives for Sustainable Innovation in automotive Manufacturing and Urban Mobility

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 22:12:00 +0100

New concepts in personal transport built on digital technologies could reduce the amount of cars needed on urban roads globally by up to 20 million vehicles per year in 2025, offering huge sustainability benefits and an improved experience for travellers.

BMW Group UK extends contract with Fullers Logistics for further five years

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 09:55:00 +0100

Fullers Logistics has extended its contract with BMW Group UK for a further five years to act as the automotive manufacturer's Dealer Metro Distribution Centre (DMDC) based in Slough, Berkshire.

Rosenbauer International AG to implement ERP and BI platform from Infor

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 09:45:00 +0100

Infor has announced that Rosenbauer International AG has chosen to implement enterprise resource planning (ERP) and business intelligence (BI) software from Infor.

ICT in the fast lane

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 13:34:00 +0100

Following on from the special profile in our March 2013 edition, Manufacturing & Logistics IT chief editor Ed Holden spoke again with Vittorio Boero, chief information officer at Ferrari, about how the sports and luxury car manufacture's intensive five-year IT re-structuring roadmap, first put in place in 2012, is progressing and the benefits it is bringing to the company.

Leveraging risk management throughout the supply chain

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 10:01:00 +0100

By Terry Onica, director of automotive, QAD.

A wide range of business-critical risks face today's automotive supplier. Typical risks include material shortages, catastrophic property losses from unforeseen events, supply chain interruptions, IT failures and more.

General Motors names Manhattan Associates a 2015 Supplier of the Year

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 20:52:00 +0000

Manhattan Associates, Inc. was selected as a 2015 Supplier of the Year by General Motors (GM). The annual award recognises GM's global suppliers who have delivered superior service and made significant contributions to the company.

Leading automotive technology events and digital information company, TU-Automotive, acquired by Penton

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 08:51:00 +0000

TU-Automotive has been acquired by Penton in a move that strengthens both Penton and TU-Automotive's position as a leading provider of events and digital information for the fast growing automotive technology and Internet of Things (IoT) segments.

'Servitisation' - how it is changing the face of manufacturing

Wed, 16 Dec 2015 18:50:00 +0000

By Gavin Oberholzer, Strategic Account Manager, HSO Enterprise Solutions.

We are seeing a new spring in the step of UK manufacturers and with it a renewed focus on sustainable development as the sector looks to exit a long period of decline and develop an edge over its counterparts in low-cost economies like China.

The world's first at Mercedes-Benz in Bremen: RFID detects leaks in cars

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 22:10:00 +0000

Mercedes-Benz in Bremen is testing a new RFID tag to detect moisture during leakage tests.

Andrew Page reduces collisions and improves driver safety with Masternaut Connect

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 14:40:00 +0000

Andrew Page, the UK automotive parts, tools and equipment distributor, has cut accidents and reduced speeding by 97% after implementing a telematics system from Masternaut.

Dennis Eagle chooses Cincom CPQ to strengthen configure-price-quote capabilities

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:50:00 +0100

Cincom CPQ, the configure-price-quote software solution from Cincom Systems, has been selected by speciality vehicle manufacturer, Dennis Eagle Ltd., the refuse collection vehicle producer, to address its CPQ needs.

Indigo’s WMS helps Tetrosyl achieve 10% throughput increase & £200K annual savings

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:46:00 +0100

Indigo has announced that Tetrosyl has significantly increased sales order dispatch rates and achieved annual cost savings of £200,000, since implementing Indigo's WMS solution.

Greasing the wheels of the automotive supply chain

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 21:52:00 +0100

By Stefan Issing, global automotive industry director at IFS.

When it comes to manufacturing's next revolution – the much-discussed Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 – the automotive industry is firmly in the driving seat. A trailblazer across key manufacturing trends, the automotive industry is accelerating the move towards a world in which raw materials and machines communicate with each other within an Internet of Things for smart, flexible, resource-friendly production.