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Digitalised Vehicle Logistics, OEM / LSP Joint Studies

While the digitalisation of supply chain processes upstream from vehicle manufacturers has been underway for many years, the processes downstream from the manufacturer have been somewhat neglected up to now. The increasing implementation of on-board telematics in new cars has, however, given a fresh impetus to the digitalisation of finished vehicle logistics.

The German automotive association (VDA) and the Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) recently launched independent projects in this area of the supply chain but have now agreed to pool their resources and work together. The main objective is the digitalisation of the information flow between vehicle manufacturers and logistics service providers, making as much use as possible of the communications capability of the cars themselves.

Robert CAMERON

Juliet CARPENTER