Interviews

  • Olga Stepanova
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    Q&A with Olga Stepanova, sales director of RZD Logistics

    2019-08-05T14:21:00Z

    As vehicle shipments increase on overland routes between Europe and China, Russian companies such as the state-owned RZD are aiming to capitalise on the new business. Automotive Logistics discusses the development of a new Silk Road with Olga Stepanova, sales director of RZD Logistics

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    Nissan North America: On track to cut container pool shrinkage

    2019-06-25T15:20:00Z

    Anthony Brownlow, Nissan North America. Credit: NNA Container pool shrinkage is an issue that has a costly impact on OEMs and tier suppliers across the automotive industry. At various points in the extended supply chains which support today’s vehicle manufacturing operations, containers go missing, are misused ...

  • Alok_Vaish_Toyota01
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    Toyota North America: Breaking down supply chain barriers

    2019-04-30T15:18:00Z

    Toyota is realigning its production and service parts organisation by integrating its inbound and aftermarket supply chain departments into a new division called PDAD. Group vice-president of the new division, Alok Vaish, explains the thinking behind it

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    Ford Europe packaging: Heading to the pool

    2019-04-12T13:00:00Z

    Ford’s Kuly Malka has overseen a transformation in the carmaker’s European packaging and container management

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    Toyota merges production and service parts logistics in North America

    2019-01-28T12:09:00Z

    Toyota is comprehensively realigning its production and service parts organisation in North America with an integrated supply chain division as part of its overall One Toyota initiative, designed to improve customer service and cost efficiency. The carmaker is merging its Logistics Control function with Service Parts and Accessories in ...

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    John Begg moves to Johnson Controls

    2019-01-23T14:31:31Z

    John Begg has moved to tier supplier Johnson Controls as director of global supply chain and transportation for its Power Solutions division, which makes and distributes vehicle batteries. Begg will have responsibility for driving logistics and warehousing initiatives across all regions but with a special focus on the US. He ...

  • John_Stocker_DHL_Supply Chain
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    Stocker takes on strategic role at DHL Supply Chain

    2019-01-22T11:16:44Z

    John Stocker (pictured) has moved to DHL Supply Chain as director of strategic development. He was previously commercial director at Gefco’s UK division and had been with the company for more than six years. DHL Supply Chain provides contract logistics services for a range of sectors, including automotive. “John has ...

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    Bysouth becomes logistics chief at IAC

    2019-01-15T11:45:13Z

    Kelly Bysouth (pictured) has joined International Automotive Components (IAC) as chief supply chain officer, with global responsibility and operational control of procurement and logistics . She brings 25 years of related experience to the company, which is based in Luxembourg. [mpu_ad]Bysouth moves from Adient, where she held a variety of ...

  • Stanyer_Parker_Parker
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    Mark Stanyer appointed MD at ProAct International

    2019-01-11T17:30:01Z

    Mark Stanyer has joined supply chain and logistics software expert, ProAct International, as MD. He moves from his role as IT director at the Office for Nuclear Regulation and brings 30 years’ experience in IT management, as well as expertise in logistics, distribution and supply chain. Left to right: ...

  • Chris_Storrs_FordEurope feature
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    Storrs replaces Clarke at Ford of Europe

    2019-01-11T10:27:56Z

    Chris Storrs (pictured) has replaced Helen Clarke at Ford of Europe as finished vehicle logistics manager. Clarke, who was in the role for more than six years after taking over from Bert Bong, has moved to a new role in material planning and logistics for the carmaker. She is now ...

  • Carl Smiley
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    FCA combines purchasing and supply chain in new roles

    2019-01-09T11:28:14Z

    Carl Smiley (pictured) has moved from electronics supplier TE Connectivity to take the newly created role of chief purchasing and supply chain officer at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). At the same time, Scott Thiele adds head of supply chain in North America to his responsibilities as head of purchasing for ...

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    Gianclaudio Neri new MD of Ceva in Italy

    2019-01-08T16:38:57Z

    Gianclaudio Neri has been appointed managing director of Ceva Logistics business in Italy, succeeding Christophe Poitrineau, who is leaving the logistics provider to pursue other career opportunities. According to Ceva, Neri brings more than 30 years' experience in senior roles across businesses in Italy to his new role, with a ...

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    Gary Cardenas takes over as CEO of ProTrans

    2019-01-08T10:06:16Z

    Gary Cardenas (left) has taken over as CEO of North American third-party logistics (3PL) provider ProTrans International. He replaces owner and founder Craig Roeder in the role. Roeder remains on the board of directors at the company and will serve as strategic project manager. Cardenas moves from his position as ...

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    Q&A: Florian Huettl

    2019-01-07T12:08:00Z

    Can you outline your role in Renault’s approach to sales and operations planning (S OP)? I’m the vice-president of sales forecast and distribution. I work in sales and I run the S OP together with my colleagues from supply chain. That already tells you something about Renault’s approach to ...

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    Seguin takes over global freight forwarding at UPS

    2018-11-12T14:31:09Z

    Romaine Seguin (pictured) has become president of Global Freight Forwarding at packaging delivery and supply chain management company, UPS. She moves from her role as president of the UPS Americas Region, where she was responsible for all UPS package and cargo operations in Canada and more than 50 countries and ...

  • anning-chen
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    Ford appoints Chen to tackle sales slump in China

    2018-10-30T17:01:25Z

    Ford is turning its business in China into a stand-alone business unit, Ford China, headed by Anning Chen (pictured). The move is part of a general reorganisation of the OEM's Asia-Pacific operations designed to return the company to profitable growth. The change takes place against a background of falling sales ...

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    Vegard Synnes moves to Kar-Tainer

    2018-10-30T11:06:44Z

    Vegard Synnes has moved from his role as global key account manager at Changjiu International Logistics to take up a new position as director of marketing in Asia for Kar-Tainer International, a global provider of containerised vehicle transport systems. Synnes, who will be based in Shanghai, has been working in ...

  • Benoit_Rivallent
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    Apollo's Rivallant named European president

    2018-10-24T09:54:39Z

    Apollo Tyres has promoted Benoit Rivallant to be p resident of its European o per ations . Rivallant has been with the tyre manufacturer since 2014, during which time, successful ly introduc ed commercial vehicle tyres in to Europe as group head, global product management for commercial vehicle tyres , ...

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    Gielen to become CEO at Schoeller Allibert

    2018-10-23T15:48:00Z

    Copyright: Debby Termonia Former entrepreneur Ludo Gielen is to become the new CEO of Schoeller Allibert on 1 November , 14 years after selling them his company. Gielen joined the Dutch returnable transit packaging company when it bought BiPP Plastic Pallets from him in 2004. ...

  • Guillaume Sauzedde_new
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    Sauzedde takes over as MD of Ceva’s CEE cluster

    2018-10-16T16:47:34Z

    Guillaume Sauzedde (pictured) has taken over from Piotr Zborowski as MD of Ceva Logistics’ business in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). He moves from his role as MD for Kuehne + Nagel’s division in Poland, and will take up the new position on November 5. Sauzedde brings more than 20 ...