Volkswagen Deploys Worldwide Logistics Teams To Help Mitigate Procurement Risk In The Wake Of COVID-19
During the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain risk has been increasing globally, with organisations struggling to meet the demand even for commodities that were once considered commonplace and inexpensive.
The Volkswagen Group has a special expertise in getting essential parts to the right place at the right time. As part of its pandemic relief effort, Volkswagen has been putting its shipping and logistics expertise to work locating, transporting, and manufacturing personal protective equipment (PPE).
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Being able to work globally at speed is an attribute that’s helped cement Volkswagen’s position as one of the world’s leading auto manufacturers. The group’s worldwide logistics teams have been operating¹ in areas as diverse as the United States, China, and Mexico. Volkswagen supply and logistics experts have been working to broker connections with materials and supply-chain partners, in order to source critical components and fabric.
On the fabrication front, Volkswagen has been working jointly with Airbus and a 3D printing network of about 250 companies known as Mobility Goes Additive, to produce face shield holders by 3D printing at its plants across Europe.
1. “How the Volkswagen Group’s worldwide logistics teams help fight COVID-19”, AutomotiveWorld.com