Service parts logistics

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    Yazaki’s proactive, risk-averse approach to the crisis a success, says Bo Andersson

    2020-09-21T12:29:00Z

    Yazaki is taking a more strategic and coordinated approach to the automotive supply chain as it continues to stabilise production in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. Bo Andersson, Yazaki’s president of Europe and CEO and president of North America, says the company is looking for opportunities to consolidate and improve logistics planning and control, including through the use of third party logistics (3PL) providers, greater localisation, communication and inventory planning

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    Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live Overview

    The first Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live virtual conference is here, with more than 70 speakers and 30 sessions. Read this overview for insight into the key topics and theme, including electric vehicle and battery supply chains, sustainable supply chains, digital transformation and supply chain resilience. Featuring interviews and keynotes from leading carmakers, tier suppliers, logistics providers and supply chain and trade experts. 

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    Nissan postpones closure of Barcelona plant and confirms parts distribution

    2020-08-17T08:30:00Z

    Nissan has delayed the closure of its vehicle and parts plants in the Catalonia region of Spain until December 2021 following strike action taken by workers. It has also confirmed it will maintain parts warehouse operations in Barcelona and is in discussions over the future of purchasing and logistics there

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    Mercedes-Benz celebrates 30 years at Germersheim with high-tech warehouse

    2020-08-04T10:38:00Z

    Mercedes-Benz has invested €100m ($84m) in a new warehousing complex at its global spare parts logistics centre in Germersheim, Germany, which handles aftermarket parts for Mercedes-Benz, smart and Fuso vehicles…

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    Toyota’s Phoenix PDC cuts aftermarket fulfilment times

    2020-07-13T10:18:00Z

    Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) expects its new parts distribution centre (PDC) in Phoenix, Arizona to be fully operational this week after spending a month increasing its fulfilment volume…

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    VW extends contract for Brazilian spare parts logistics with Ceva

    2020-07-06T14:19:00Z

    Volkswagen has signed an extension to its contract with Ceva Logistics for the operation of its 132,000 sq.m spare parts centre in Vinhedo, Brazil, north of São Paulo..

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    Groupe PSA introduces second service parts network in UK

    2020-06-29T12:29:00Z

    Groupe PSA is extending its Distrago multi-brand parts distribution service in the UK with the introduction of Distrago Relay…

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    cargo-partner makes room for automotive parts in Slovakia

    2020-06-29T12:19:00Z

    Logistics and transport provider cargo-partner has added capacity to its Dunajská Streda warehouse in Slovakia to improve services for one of two automotive customers served out of the facility…

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    Volvo Cars strengthens service network in South Korea

    2020-06-24T11:42:00Z

    Volvo Cars has announced an investment plan worth 150 billion won ($124m) to boost its aftermarket service network in South Korea as part of an initiative called Service by Volvo…

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    Gefco makes spot blocktrain shipment of car parts from China to France

    2020-06-18T15:04:00Z

    Gefco has revealed this week that it moved 500 tons of automotive spare parts from China to France in the midst of the coronavirus lockdown on a dedicated blocktrain out of Wuhan…

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    Bertrandt opens logistics and production facility near Wolfsburg

    2020-06-08T13:52:00Z

    Automotive parts supplier Bertrandt is moving into a new €35m logistics centre in Tappenbeck, Germany, commissioned by Garbe Industrial Real Estate and built by building contractor Goldbeck.

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    Volatile demand testing distribution of automotive service parts

    2020-05-26T11:42:00Z

    Discussions at last week’s Livestream Hour on the aftermarket revealed that unstable demand for service parts has been testing those responsible for their manufacture and distribution and a full recovery of the aftermarket parts sector is not expected this year. However, leading service parts companies have been maintaining services for customers

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    Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 6 – Aftermarket and Service Parts: Keeping the wheels moving

    2020-05-20T21:20:00Z

    In this episode of the Livestream Hour, we discuss the pandemic’s impact on aftersales supply and the aftermarket, including the long-term effects on supply chains and what this means for managing inventory. With special guests from Toyota North America, LKQ Europe and CLEPA. Hosted by editor-in-chief Christopher Ludwig. 

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    How ‘self-healing’ cars could change the aftermarket

    2020-05-20T16:40:00Z

    As OEMs adopt over-the-air vehicle diagnostics and maintenance, what effect will this developing technology will have on inventory and the surrounding logistics network?

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    Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 4 – Tier Suppliers on the Road to Recovery

    2020-05-06T00:38:00Z

    Hosted by Christopher Ludwig, Editor-in-Chief at Ultima Media, the Livestream Hour will take place each week on Wednesdays. It will also be part of other Livestream special episodes and guests, including previews and follow-ups from our series of live and digital events for Automotive Logistics, Automotive Manufacturing Solutions and Car Design News. In Episode 4, we discuss the key areas that suppliers especially need to consider as the automotive industry stirs back into action, including supply chain and logistics processes, sourcing considerations, digital tools and collaboration. 

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    Seat to restart production this week

    2020-04-27T09:18:00Z

    Spanish carmaker Seat has announced it will restart production gradually from April 27 after agreeing testing procedures on employees with union representatives. Seat aims to use polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing on its employees to screen for the coronavirus…

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    Skoda’s Mladá Boleslav parts centre supporting global aftermarket

    2020-04-21T11:49:00Z

    Czech carmaker Skoda is ensuring the global delivery of service parts from its genuine parts centre in Mladá Boleslav, which is now once again operating on three shifts. The 180,000 sq.m parts centre, which is the biggest such facility in the Czech Republic, is one of three European master depots in the VW Group, of which Skoda is a subsidiary….

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    VW Group continues global aftermarket supply from Germany

    2020-04-14T15:32:00Z

     Volkswagen Group is maintaining the supply of genuine aftermarket parts from its original parts centre (OPC) in Kassel, Germany despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic…

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    Finding the space in a crisis with two speeds

    2020-04-01T13:28:00Z

    Jochen Freese, chief commercial officer (CCO) at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, says that the automotive supply chain is not built for large numbers of huge warehouses in which to stock inbound parts, but it is a problem the industry is having to deal with in the face of a global production shutdown brought about by the coronavirus pandemic

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    Ford brings in ‘no touch’ servicing during coronavirus outbreak

    2020-03-31T14:09:00Z

    Cars and vans are now being thoroughly sanitised before being returned to customers in Europe after repairs and servicing, says Ford…