Automotive Supply Chain

Accelerated new model development

DURA Automotive’s main factory in Germany specialises in producing glass elements, structural body components and visible, decorative elements to some of the biggest names in the automotive industry. In their quest for faster, more cost effective ways to produce prototype, new parts for…

🕘 21/10/2013

Boosting efficiency at Vauxhall Motors

In order to minimise manual handling and staffing levels at Vauxhall Motors’ aftersales warehouse in Bedfordshire, European Conveyor Systems has provided a compact, cost effective packing cell with a high degree of automation. Vauxhall previously used an external subcontractor to pack and…

🕘 10/09/2013

Expanding business in the automotive sector

Voith Industrial Services, a leading service provider to the UK automotive industry, has won a key contract by adding Engine Dress to its existing modular assembly contracts at Vauxhall Motors’ Vivaro van manufacturing facility in Luton. The contract represents a major stepping stone for…

🕘 08/07/2013

Energy chain system increases up-time for Jaguar Land Rover

The Triflex RS energy supply system from igus UK has helped Jaguar Land Rover reduce the down-time on one of its factory robots by 66%. The Triflex RS is a compact multiaxial energy supply system that safely houses energy cables, and as a result, enables manufacturers to increase reliability and…

🕘 21/06/2013

Lean and resilient

A new white paper commissioned by DHL has made the case for re-evaluation of the automotive industry’s approach to its supply chains and logistics, and encourages companies to ask themselves, ‘What if?’ to avert a crisis tomorrow. Today’s supply chains must be ever more…

🕘 19/06/2013

Conveyor system helps Kiddicare prepares for multi-channel success

SSI Schaefer has just completed a second major project for baby specialist, Kiddicare … SSI Schaefer worked with Kiddicare, now owned by Morrisons, in 2008 to install a pallet racking bulk store area and multi-level picking module with an integrated conveyor system into its then 160,000ft2…

🕘 27/11/2012

Gripping new high-profile CAM solution

Open Mind has now developed a package of machining and automation strategies within its hyperMILL package specifically for the requirements of tyre moulding. The new hyperMILL tyre module has been developed to include functions that allow for moulds and models to be produced significantly faster…

🕘 11/07/2012

Intelligent solutions save weight and increase quality and comfort

Johnson Controls has introduced a new production process for lightweight door panels made of natural fibres. Johnson Controls, a global leader in automotive seating, interiors and electronics, is providing a series of innovative door panels, seat structures and instrument clusters for the new BMW 3…

🕘 11/07/2012

How can ERP benefit the automotive supply chain?

To stay competitive, automotive manufacturers need to manage information freely across global boundaries. And when it comes to the supply chain, they need to be able to exchange information across multiple business software systems with ease, gaining visibility into key business processes to…

🕘 20/06/2012

Composite components drive advances in automotive design

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is helping OEMs to meet the demands for automotive friction control and manufacturing performance with its range of innovative composite components. The global automotive market is putting increasing demands on original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to produce…

🕘 20/06/2012