Loftware Blog / Automotive

by Harald Desjarlais, on December 18, 2017

When auto parts are easily traceable, recalls stand a better chance of being quick and efficient. While no manufacturer of auto parts or finished vehicles wants its products to be …

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Topics:AutomotiveRegulatoryManufacturingLabeling

by Bob Brown, on November 16, 2017

Scale of production brings new challenges. Producing items at a high volume can bring challenges different from those associated with small-scale efforts, even when manufacturers are dealing with the exact same …

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Topics:Medical DevicesAutomotiveSupply ChainManufacturing

by Harald Desjarlais, on November 13, 2017

Auto component labeling standards are a globe-spanning patchwork. Manufacturing high-quality automotive components is challenging enough on its own. Then, distributing those components to automakers and after-market vendors around the world …

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Topics:AutomotiveSupply ChainRegulatoryLabeling

by Harald Desjarlais, on October 27, 2017

Detecting fake auto parts is a vital supply chain competency. There are ample reasons to take immediate action against counterfeit automotive parts in the supply chain. With their lack of …

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Topics:AutomotiveCounterfeitingLabeling

by Craig Hodgson, on October 26, 2017

What does it take to optimize labeling in your own extended supply chain, so that you can save time, eliminate errors, and reduce costs? In a digital economy, where businesses …

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Topics:AutomotiveSupply ChainSAP LabelingLabeling

by Russell Trufant, on September 12, 2017

Going to the SAP Best Practices for Automotive event next week in Detroit? Billed as a “one-of-a-kind experiential event”, this annual conference brings together hundreds of auto industry professionals to …

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Topics:AutomotiveSupply ChainSAP LabelingLabeling

by Harald Desjarlais, on August 14, 2017

Components within vehicles have become a major electronics market focus. Electronics component manufacturers have seen revolutions in consumer goods in recent years, as sensors, screens and other elements have entered …

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Topics:ElectronicsAutomotiveRegulatoryManufacturing

by Harald Desjarlais, on July 20, 2017

Auto manufacturing's geographic reach has never been greater. Auto manufacturers, empowered by the latest technology, are expanding their operations around the world in search of affordable and efficient ways to keep …

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Topics:AutomotiveSupply ChainManufacturing

by Maureen Perroni, on May 4, 2017

Since Detroit or Motor City as it's also called has recently been experiencing an exciting rebirth, QAD has chosen to host their annual event, QAD Explore 2017 - "The Future of …

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Topics:AutomotiveManufacturing

by Harald Desjarlais, on April 12, 2017

Counterfeit auto parts are a real scourge to supply chains and risk to drivers. When your organization plays a role in the auto parts supply chain, it's wise to take …

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Topics:AutomotiveCounterfeitingSupply ChainRegulatory

by Craig Hodgson, on March 13, 2017

Just-in-time supply chains are demanding and have little room for error. They have become prominent in the auto industry, raising new demands. The just-in-time model has become prominent in the …

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Topics:AutomotiveSupply ChainManufacturing

by Harald Desjarlais, on February 14, 2017

We often get questions about the sheer complexity of the automotive supply chain with its broad range of players, including OEMs, sub-tier suppliers, warehouse and transportation managers, distributors, retailers, and end consumers People …

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Topics:AutomotiveSupply ChainLabeling

by Scott Vigneault, on December 13, 2016

It will be difficult for President-elect Trump to quickly reverse the latest CAFE standards. Once the U.S. Presidential election ended, industry leaders all over the country had a number of …

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Topics:Automotive

by Scott Vigneault, on November 25, 2016

Are global supply chains failing to live up to the expectations of the businesses and customers who rely on them? The complex systems that transport components and finished products around …

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Topics:Automotive

by Jessica Plourde Hutter, on November 3, 2016

What better place to explore best practices in automotive! This year's Best Practice's for Automotive event took place this past week at the MGM Grand in Detroit, one of the leading …

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Topics:AutomotiveSAP Labeling