Interviews

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    Getting better with age

    2017-11-01T10:18:53Z

    It has been an incredible journey over these last 20 years working on Automotive Logistics, expanding both our publications and our conferences around the world. Louis Yiakoumi may have lost a few hairs since starting Automotive Logistics, but the industry has gained influence and reputation I can still remember ...

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    Production & logistics part 1: Where are we now?

    2017-10-25T09:43:00Z

    Twenty years is but a few sunsets in the history of the logistics industry. Transporting goods is as old as trade itself, while its meaning for organising supply and distribution goes back to the ancient Greek and Roman militaries, in which Logistikas were responsible for providing soldiers with necessary ...

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    Audi warns of spot-checks on suppliers as it introduces new sustainability ratings system

    2017-05-03T16:29:17Z

    Audi has warned that it will only place orders in future with suppliers who achieve a positive score under its newly introduced sustainability ratings system – and that it intends to carry out spot-checks to audit them. The premium car manufacturer is initially applying the new ratings system to suppliers ...

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    A new look (but it’s what’s inside that counts)

    2017-04-26T10:25:00Z

    Whether you’re a regular or new visitor to Automotive Logistics , I wanted to take a moment to introduce you to some changes and new features on our website that we hope you’ll enjoy. We think that they both improve our layout and will help you better access and choose ...

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    US-Canada Nafta trade: Northern light hoping for a silver lining

    2017-03-17T16:21:14Z

    The new US administration has left a bit of a cloud over Nafta, and while Canada may not be the primary target of any renegotiation, the country – and its important automotive supply chain – could still get caught in the crosshairs. In this story... A three-way split ...

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    Ten years in India part 2: MM Singh from Maruti Suzuki

    2016-10-26T12:17:54Z

    Continuing our celebrations ahead of the 10 th Automotive Logistics India conference on November 8th-10th, we look back at our past decade of exclusive interviews and coverage of the Indian automotive supply chain. After reviewing Tata Motors from ten years ago in part 1 , Today, we’re ...

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    Tesla’s supply chain set for a surge

    2016-07-26T15:54:33Z

    Tesla has captured the car industry’s collective imagination in many ways since its start-up in 2008, including how it builds and sells its electric vehicles. Besides the novelty of the products themselves, the intrigue is partly down to co-founder Elon Musk, one of the great entrepreneurs of this generation, seen ...

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    China conference: preparing for the new and the old, for growth and decline

    2016-04-27T17:02:24Z

    The 11 th annual Automotive Logistics China conference was held for the first time in the south-western city of Chengdu, a symbol of the automotive industry’s westward development and the centre of the revival of the old ‘Silk Road’ trade routes emphasised by the government’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ ...

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    China conference: preparing for the new and the old, for growth and decline

    2016-04-25T20:26:37Z

    The 11 th annual Automotive Logistics China conference was held for the first time in the south-western city of Chengdu, a symbol of the automotive industry’s westward development and the centre of the revival of the old ‘Silk Road’ trade routes emphasised by the government’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ ...

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    Ford part 1: Always looking ahead

    2016-03-29T12:08:00Z

    In the first of a four-part feature, Christopher Ludwig talks to Ford Customer Service Division president Frederiek Toney (pictured) about changing times for logistics and providing global customer service