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Ian Harnett of Jaguar Land Rover - purchasing for new powertrains and plants

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
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The new Porsche 911 - designing and supplying lightness for the ultimate sports car

Porsche recently held a presentation on the innovative lightweight design and construction of the new 911. Simon Duval Smith reports and details the purchasing strategies of the Member of the Executive Board for Procurement, Uwe-Karsten Städter
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Magna International - healthy growth driven by innovation

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
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Scania’s sustainable logistics approach

Founded in 1891, 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 tells Simon Duval Smith
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Volvo’s powertrain purchasing strategies - sustainable revolutions

Global propulsion purchasing within Volvo Cars is seeing extraordinary changes, wrought by the shift towards EV and hybrid power at Volvo, and by the creation of the sister brand Polestar as Dieter Dehoorne, Vice President of Global Propulsion Procurement at Volvo Car Group explains
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Volvo’s connected offering - sharing data and experience with OEMs and suppliers

David Holecek is the Director of Connected Products and Services at Volvo Car Group, based at the headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden
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Where the rubber meets the road: tyre technology and logistics challenges

While tyres may appear to be one of the most robust and forgiving parts of the automobile, they can be more easily damaged by careless handling and shipping than one might imagine. Simon Duval Smith reports on new solutions in design, packaging and logistics
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Porsche Taycan - premium EV production powered by sophisticated purchasing and logistics

Porsche is putting enormous effort and investment into its first fully electric vehicle - the Taycan. Albrecht Reimold, Member of the Executive Board responsible for Production and Logistics explains how production and logistics are key to what could be the carmaker’s most important launch since the 911

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Switzerland - a centre of motorsports and technology transfer excellence

An exclusive view behind the scenes at Sauber Group Formula 1, rounding off with a visit to the FIA headquarters in Geneva
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Car delivery - there’s a lot more to it than driving a truck…

Ever wondered how your car gets from the factory to your dealer or doorstep? Simon Duval Smith spends a day with Mick Gilbey, a vehicle delivery expert and finds out there is a lot more to the job than simply driving a truck
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Tesla and sustainable super-sales

According to a recent leaked internal email, which so quickly did the rounds of social media gossip hubs that it is hard to attribute it to a source, Tesla is getting ready to increase electric-vehicle production following winning record orders in the second quarter of 2019
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