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.
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.