Service parts logistics

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    Schuler centralises to improve supply of parts

    2020-02-17T10:08:00Z

    Automotive press manufacturer Schuler has centralised spare part warehousing operations into an expanded unit at its Göppingen headquarters in southern Germany. The development improves logistics processes, ensures cross-facility cooperation and standardises order processing for service parts

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    Coronavirus hits automotive supply chain in China and beyond

    2020-02-04T16:41:00Z

    The outbreak of the coronavirus respiratory disease in China has led to carmakers extending the closure of their plants beyond the Chinese new year and (currently) into the second week of February, something that is going to hit first quarter output and revenue…

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    ACEA urges EC to treat vehicles as one product

    2020-02-03T11:21:00Z

    The European Commission (EC) should avoid individually assessing materials when vehicles are being scrapped and retain the current practice of considering them as a single item, says the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA)…

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    Renault Trucks researches HGV parts recycling

    2020-01-28T16:24:00Z

    French lorry manufacturer Renault Trucks has started a preliminary study into reusing and recycling end-of-life heavy goods vehicle (HGV) parts…

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    Fighting back against fake parts

    2020-01-28T11:46:00Z

    Counterfeit parts in the automotive industry will soon be worth more than the annual gross domestic product of Canada, Brazil or Italy. According to World Trademark Review, the estimated global economic cost of counterfeiting in the automotive industry could reach $2.3 trillion by 2022. In Europe, it is estimated that €2.2 billion ($2.4 billion) is lost annually to counterfeit tyre sales alone, while counterfeit battery sales effectively steal €180m ($198m) from OEMs. Furthermore, the rise of e-commerce is making it ever easier for consumers to knowingly or unknowingly access counterfeit, possibly dangerous vehicle parts.

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    Gedia hit by “massive cyber-attack”

    2020-01-27T14:58:00Z

    Gedia Automotive Group has been the victim of a cyber-attack by a gang using ransomware known as Sodinokibi…

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    Mobis increases productivity with Zebra Tech pick tool

    2020-01-27T11:25:00Z

    The Australian branch of parts supplier Hyundai Mobis – Mobis Parts Australia (MPAU) – has started using a wearable pick and scan tool from Zebra Technologies that is reported to offer a 15% increase in productivity at its warehouse operations…

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    Control what you can in Mexico, says RPS

    2020-01-22T10:07:00Z

    Royal Power Solutions (RPS) vice-president of supply chain Kevin Reed (pictured) believes medium-sized suppliers should find a reason for entry and control what they can when deciding to expand into Mexico…

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    Groupe CAT opens new HQ

    2020-01-14T15:17:00Z

    Finished vehicle transport specialist Groupe CAT has inaugurated its new headquarters beside the River Seine at Suresnes on the outskirts of Paris…

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    Mena aftermarket: Playing a bigger part

    2020-01-13T09:21:00Z

    Overall economic growth may be lacklustre, but automotive aftermarket sales are on the increase in the Middle East and North Africa…

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    Q&A: Sulaiman Pallak, GM Middle East and North Africa

    2020-01-13T09:12:00Z

    In the absence of a production hub, OEMs operating in the Middle East must import both vehicles and parts. GM’s head of purchasing and supply chain for Africa and the Middle East tells Automotive Logistics about the challenges and opportunities in the region…

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    Royal Power Solutions inaugurates parts facility in Mexico

    2020-01-09T14:43:00Z

    Royal Power Solutions (RPS), a supplier of electrical power and signal distribution components, celebrated the opening of its automotive parts manufacturing facility in Querétaro, Mexico last month…

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    Shifting gears: How Skoda automated Vrchlabí

    2020-01-09T12:11:00Z

    The smallest of Skoda’s production plants, the Vrchlabí site in the Czech Republic has been producing direct shift transmissions for the Volkswagen Group since 2012..

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    In the zone at Jebel Ali port

    2020-01-08T12:16:00Z

    With a multi-tier parking facility holding around 27,000 car equivalent units (CEU), Jebel Ali is the biggest port in the Middle East and the 11th largest worldwide. The port has four terminals connecting to more than 150 other ports through 80 weekly services, and its activity accounts for 26.1% of Dubai’s GDP. In 2018, 82% of Dubai’s automotive trade passed through Jebel Ali, worth $31.6 billion in vehicles, tyres, parts and accessories.

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    Sato sets up auto-ID services in Guanajuato

    2019-12-17T15:12:00Z

    Labelling provider Sato has set up a division in Guanajuato, Mexico focused on the automotive industry…

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    A new dawn of maintenance for the EV aftermarket

    2019-12-11T10:05:00Z

    The EV revolution is great for the planet but problematic for many dealerships that must now reconcile the unique technical complexities of a variety of engines all at the same time

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    Daimler Trucks North America inaugurates tenth PDC

    2019-11-26T09:52:00Z

    Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has formally opened its tenth parts distribution centre in Arizona

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    Galvanising the aftermarket for an electric future

    2019-11-19T17:15:00Z

    The rise in EVs in Europe will have an impact on the aftermarket and the logistics supporting it, not least in the management of replacement lithium batteries

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    Haah announces cloud platform to enhance vehicle sales and distribution

    2019-11-19T16:22:00Z

    Haah Automotive Holdings is using a cloud-based platform powered by Oracle Netsuite to manage sales and distribution of Zoyte vehicles and parts in the US

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    Meritor appoints new global supply chain vice-president

    2019-11-06T10:39:00Z

    Dan Crabtree has been promoted to the post of vice-president of global supply chain at US parts supplier Meritor. He will be based at the company’s headquarters in Troy, Michigan…