All 3PLs articles

  • Insignia-Fertigung im Opel-Werk Rüsselsheim, Februar 2017
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    Opel tasks Gefco with further cost reduction

    2018-10-24T09:17:37Z

    Opel/Vauxhall has renewed its fourth-party logistics (4PL) contract with Gefco for a further four years, starting in January, tasking it with finding further cost reduction measures and intensifying its optimisation and network engineering activities. Gefco’s 4PL Solutions division provides services for Opel/Vauxhall across Europe and Turkey, including the management of ...

  • DHL 1504016-073_opt
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    DHL in the UK: staying ahead of automotive change

    2017-05-11T12:20:48Z

    Despite uncertainty surrounding the UK’s departure from the EU, planned investments in new models and manufacturing should keep the country’s vehicle production networks competitive and growing. Overall investment has fallen since the ‘Brexit’ vote last June, but volume has, at least until very recently, grown strongly. Light vehicle sales reached ...

  • Tim new 2_opt
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    How logistics automation can revolutionise the aftermarket

    2017-03-08T05:46:18Z

    Automation of logistics processes is the key to an efficient automotive aftermarket supply chain. Tim Fawkes thinks aftermarket services are better managed through good systems and multiple carriers The availability and distribution of vehicle parts to meet service and installation needs are critical to the aftermarket industry. Rising demand ...

  • Patrick-Olney_v
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    Pat Olney takes up CEO role at Neovia Logistics

    2016-08-09T18:45:16Z

    Neovia Logistics has appointed Gary (Pat) Olney as its CEO. Olney (pictured) will take up the role at the third party logistics provider on August 22nd, succeeding interim CEO, Steve Larson. “Pat Olney is a deeply experienced senior executive who has a strong track record of delivering on challenging financial ...

  • YL_MexicoTeam
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    Yusen Logistics opens branch in Guadalajara

    2016-08-09T18:17:26Z

    Pictured from left: Max Villa, air freight operations; Shogo Machida, vice-president, Mexico; Jordan Dewart, president, Mexico; and Oswaldo Manzo, customer service Third-party logistics provider Yusen Logistics has added a fourth office and warehouse to expand its air freight forwarding network in Mexico. The branch in Guadalajara joins existing branches ...

  • Christophe-Poitrineau_web
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    Christophe Poitrineau moves back to Italy with Ceva

    2016-05-25T13:32:04Z

    Christophe Poitrineau has moved from his role as vice-president of Asia at Gefco to take up a new role at Ceva Logistics as executive vice-president and head of the Italy Cluster. The new role marks a return to Italy for Poitrineau who was managing director of Ceva’s business in the ...

  • Engine
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    More than a name to change...

    2016-04-12T09:11:46Z

    What do automotive companies mean by ‘logistics’ and ‘supply chain’? Automotive Logistics looks at whether OEM and supplier organisations reflect the sector’s changing demands and technology The logic is clear: it doesn’t matter how efficient your factories and delivery networks are if they are churning out products nobody wants ...

  • Online marketplace logistics
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    Online marketplace: Control-alt-compete

    2016-04-11T16:56:27Z

    Online marketplaces have transformed the way consumers find, choose and buy many products and services. Could they realistically do the same for automotive logistics? Disintermediation was one of the uglier words to emerge from the turn-of-the-century ‘dot com’ boom (and bust), but the idea was a compelling one: internet technologies ...

  • Consolidation - Big fish small fish
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    Consolidation in logistics: Big fish eat the little fish...

    2016-04-04T08:00:06Z

    The big players in automotive logistics are getting bigger after a record year for mergers and acquisitions, with middle players at particular risk of being subsumed. So will this trend continue? There has been a growing trend for consolidation in the third party logistics sector over the past few years, ...