Ian Harnett, JLR’s purchasing chief could be viewed as being caught in a perfect storm of challenges - the rapid rise of electrification in the OEM’s fleet, the move from diesel engines to more petrol-powered vehicles,
and the upcoming launch of the new Defender but he sees it all as more of a series of exciting opportunities. Don Walker, CEO OF Magna International explains how the Canadian-based giant is
continuing to grow and prosper in spite of some turmoil in its global markets. Scania’s culture of continuous innovation has made it one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy trucks and buses. The
sheer size of inbound parts and outbound finished trucks and equipment presents some special challenges as Fabio Castello, Senior Vice-President of Logistics explains. And much more...
Paul Allen, Vehicle Distribution Manager, Bentley Motors explains why quality is so important to their finished vehicle supply chain. Ana Paola Reginatto, Chief Marketing Manager for Nissan Leaf in Europe explains how the Leaf
has maintained its position as the best-selling EV on the planet and how it will evolve as the competition continues to struggle to catch up. BMW Board of Management Member for Purchasing and Supplier Network, Andreas Wendt, talks
about using better time management and faster communication to speed the supply chain and stimulate process improvement at the carmaker and its suppliers and much more...
Jürgen Maidl, Senior Vice-President Production Network, Supply Chain Management at BMW discusses how connected distribution is set to revolutionise inbound and outbound logistics at the carmaker. We report from Bremerhaven port, with
comments from Andrea Eck of BLG, and from the US with Mario Cordero, Executive Director of Port of Long Beach and John Heimann of IT providers Acertus on how OEMs and logistics providers are prioritising the adoption of advanced
IT systems. Jörg Mosolf explains how the New Silk Road and its associated routes are set to revolutionise trade between China and Europe and much more.
Anu Goel, Executive Vice-President of Group After Sales and Services, VW Group of America, is responsible for many of elements of the VW Group products’ first interaction with their customers and he never forgets about the people behind
the orders, Michael D'Angelo, Manager of Port Operations, Vehicle Logistics at Volkswagen Group of America explains about the challenges of the finished vehicle supply chain coming through ports in the region and how improvements
in infrastructure and advanced IT could help to speed the process.
Over the last 20 years Mazda has ramped up its product range and supply chain in Europe to become a significant player as Jeff Guyton, President and CEO, Mazda Europe and Senior Managing Executive Office, Mazda Corporation (Global)
explains. As well as exclusive interviews with executives from Ford of Europe, we also have an indepth report on the Mexican auto industry and look at an exciting development in tracking and tracing for time critical shipments.
The Head of Mercedes-Benz cars and chairman of the Daimler board discusses joint ventures, emissions, sports cars, light commercials and the power of connectivity. Pietro Gorlier, Mopar President & CEO, FiatChrysler Automobiles
Group explains how advances in connectivity are complementing aftersales service and customer care. Alexander Kösling, Head of Supply Chain Management at Mercedes-Benz Cars explains how Mercedes-Benz has made a tremendous effort
to reduce logistics costs per vehicle in the last few years by using flexible automation and advanced digitalisation.
Trevor Mann discusses the marriage between Mitsubishi and the Renault-Nissan Alliance, launching new models and harnessing the power of the OEM’s advanced technology. Peter Koltai, Director of Production Control and Logistics at Audi
Mexico talks about the challenges and the satisfaction of developing the first premium OEM plant in Mexico. Meanwhile we feature exclusive interviews with CEO Frank Bachmann and Logistics General Manager Steve Prosser at BMW Manufacturing
UK, look at the state of European Ports and explore the Indian automotive industry.
Building great relationships with R&D, suppliers and with government are the keys to success for the Ford of tomorrow says Hau Thai-Tang, Executive Vice-President, Product Development and Purchasing. Knudt Flor, President and CEO,
BMW Manufacturing US discusses the astonishing growth of the Spartanburg plant. With interviews from Wally Burchfield VP Aftersales, Nissan North America, Harry Chana at Daifuku and Magna Steyr Global Director of Purchasing &
Logistics, Michael Druml.
Audi’s CEO, Professor Rupert Stadler, discusses reinvigorating the company’s reputation, profit, partnerships and supplier relationships. Meanwhile, Steve Kiefer talks about the transformations going on at GM, and Tom Lake, Vice President
for Purchasing and Cost Planning at Honda North America speaks about the guiding principles behind the carmaker’s relationship with its global supply base.
Joseph Hinrichs, Executive Vice-President and President of The Americas at Ford, discusses Mexico, advanced technology and the support of the supply base. While Mercedes-Benz Vans Head of Future Transportation Stefan Maurer discusses
the future of automotive logistics. NEVs President Mattias Bergman discusses automotive trends, rebuilding Saab Automobiles and the demand for EV support.
We talk to Carlos Tavares, the man credited with saving the PSA Group, who discusses near-death experiences, mobility solutions in the US and improving labour and supplier relations. Meanwhile on a recent visit to BMW’s Vehicle Distribution
Centre in Munich, we took the opportunity to talk with Jürgen Maidl, Senior Vice President Logistics for the BMW Group.
In an exclusive interview Didier Leroy talks about his global responsibilities, supplier qualities and the Japanese way of making and selling cars around the world. Markus Schäfer of Mercedes-Benz Cars discusses the challenges of incorporating
advanced technology into the German OEM’s products, plus features on North American Carriers, Vauxhall Ellesmere Port, Lightweighting solutions and much more.
Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance talks about autonomous and electric vehicles. Katherine Worthen of GM Europe discusses the Supply Chain, and Jan Bures looks at the challenges facing VW. Interviews and
features with Magna Steyr, BMW, Volvo and much more.
In an exclusive interview Dieter Zetsche re-affirms its luxury sector target and warns of Brexit risks. Meanwhile Audi’s Bernd Martens discusses the challenges connected vehicles bring for procurement. We review the Automotive Global
Awards, Marc Brazeau of FCA talks about productivity issues, plus features on Ford, Packaging, Kia and much more.
Exclusive interview with Trevor Mann CBE, Nissan’s Chief Performance Officer responsible for the overall performance of the company. As well as a look at the Nissan Sunderland Facility, Gerald Lee Vice President Vehicle Planning and
Logistics of Subaru of America talks to us. Plus features on CNH Industrial, Packaging and Short Sea Shipping.
Dr. Klaus Zehender, Head of Procurement & Supplier Quality at Mercedes-Benz Cars discusses the changes in the OEM’s global sourcing and manufacturing strategies. We went to Bentley’s Crewe, UK facility to see the first Bentaygas
roll off the line and talked to David Hudson, Manufacturing Project Leader - Bentayga about how supplier collaboration was essential for the new vehicle’s success. The seventh-generation Opel/Vauxhall Astra is vital to GM’s success
in Europe. We look at the development programme, visit the Ellesmere Port plant and talk to Mike Thomas, Assistant Plant Manager.
Exclusive interview with Joannes Van Osta, General Manager Group Transport & Finished Machine Distribution at JCB. How Toyota North America is successfully coping with transportation capacity and manufacturing issues while continuing
to safeguard the environment. Nissan, European Carriers Report, Packaging, Mexico and more.
Steve Kiefer, General Motors Vice President Global Purchasing and Supply Chain talks to us in an exclusive interview while Ford’s Group Vice President, Global Purchasing, Hau Thai-Tang, speaks about Ford’s purchasing philosophies.
Gary Archer, Director of Purchasing at Aston Martin Lagonda tells us about rationalising the OEMs supply chain and balancing craftsmanship and keen commercial sourcing policies.
As well as an exclusive interview with Jim Bovenzi Executive Director, Demand/Supply at GM, we look at how North American Carriers are coping. Ford’s Axel van het Kaar discusses packaging issues and we take a look at European short
Exclusive interview with Tom Finelli, Vice President, Purchasing & Supplier Quality at Chrysler. Ian Harnett, Director of Purchasing, Jaguar Land Rover talks about how purchasing has changed at the carmaker. Lars Wrebo, Senior
Vice-President, Purchasing and Manufacturing discusses production of the XC90 and the suppliers behind its success.
Exclusive interview with Mark Sutcliffe, Global Vice President of Supply Chain Management at Renault Nissan Alliance. Reports on High and Heavy Logistics, North American Ports, Deep Sea RoRo, as well as a look at the Automotive Supply
Chain North American Awards.
Jaguar Land Rover's rebirth under Tata's ownership is one of the recent success stories in the automotive industry, David Dyke and Gareth Williams discuss the background to the companys renaissance. We also feature BMW, Nissan and
Volkswagens expansion in Chattanooga.
Exclusive interviews with Grant Belanger of Ford, David Pansinger of Volvo and Glenn Clift of Hyundai Glovis, as well as features on Volkswagens Group Supply and North American Rail.
Steve Beahm, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Management discusses the challenges and opportunities facing him and the industry. As well as exclusive interviews with Frederiek Toney of Ford and Dr. Achim Rinne of Opel/Vauxhall.
Exclusive interviews with Edgard Pezzo, Executive Director for Global Logistics and Supply Chain at General Motors, and Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of BMW. As well as features on RoRo, North American Ports, Honda and Connectivity.
Michael Riggs, winner of the ASC Global Awards Outstanding Achievement award gives his views on the state of the industry. Exclusive Interivew with Lars Wrebo of Volvo as well as features with Nissan, Jaguar Land Rover and Chrysler.
Steve Harley speaks about the challenges and opportunities in the supply chain. Features with American Honda, Volvo Russia, Porsche North America and Volkswagen Aftermarket.
Exclusive Interviews with Grace Lieblein, General Motors, Pietro Gorlier of Fiat Chrysler on Aftermarket Quality, Nancy Davies of Toyota Logistics Services. As well as features on BMW Spartanburg and Volkswagen Russia.
David Dyke, Gareth Williams & Al Jeory of Jaguar Land Rover in an exclusive Interview. Features on JCB, Volkswagen, BMW, Chrysler's alliance with Fiat and the synergies for their supply chains.
An exclusive interview with Tony Brown, Vice President of Global Purchasing at Ford. Features on BMW Spartanburg, Daimler European Carrier Day, Chrysler Russia and Toyota India.
Bentley's Paul Allen and Jonathan DiMambro discuss the supply chain at the Crewe plant. Interview with GAZ President, Bo Andersson. DFDS/Volvo agreement, Ford finances, Packaging and rail networks.
An exclusive interview with Steve Harley, Executive Director, Global Material Planning and Logistics at Ford. Features on European forecasting, Customs, Ford Otosan, Aftermarket Parts, IT and Volkswagen Russia.