Global Logistics

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    Expedite Plus sets up first office in EU

    2018-01-02T17:23:09Z

    Time-critical logistics provider Expedite Plus has opened its first office in the EU in Strasbourg, France. The Canadian company has been expanding its global presence over the last few years. Alongside its base in Milton, Canada, and the new office in Strasbourg, it now has offices in Hong Kong, China ...

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    DHL secures contract with Ford for prototype parts moves

    2017-11-14T10:40:08Z

    DHL Supply Chain has won a new contract with Ford for the movement of prototype parts from the carmaker’s suppliers to its research and development locations around the world. The logistics provider said it was now Ford’s global provider of freight management for prototype parts. Neither party would divulge the ...

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    Production & logistics part 2: Questioning the future

    2017-10-25T09:44:00Z

    Executives we spoke to… Audi Dr Michael Hauf, head of brand logistics, leads the carmaker’s cross-plant logistics across inbound, outbound, programme planning, pre-series and international logistics. He joined Audi in 1984 in logistics planning, later leading central logistics planning from Ingolstadt. Twenty years ...

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    Continental Automotive: Systems, staff and supply chain excellence

    2017-10-10T19:37:55Z

    Continental can trace its roots in the transport sector back to 1871, with the founding of a rubber products factory in Hanover, Germany. Among the original products of the Continental Caoutchouc und Gutta Percha Compagnie were solid rubber tyres for carriages and bicycles. By 1892, the company had expanded into ...

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    Ford of Europe: A system of strength and complexity

    2017-10-09T16:53:11Z

    Dirk Willmann’s 25-year career with Ford has made him witness to the changing arc of the company’s supply chain in Europe and further afield, including more complicated material flows, new locations and footprint changes, as well as advances in technology. As a member of the material planning and logistics (MP&L) ...

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    Live poll results from Detroit

    2017-09-27T11:05:24Z

    Live polling conducted at the Automotive Logistics Global conference in Detroit showed a recognition that environmental sustainability will play a bigger part in future supply chains, and that total supply chain comprehension will be the most important skill to have over the next decade. Delegates at the 2017 Automotive ...

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    Sollers plans to relaunch assembly of SsangYong vehicles in Russia

    2017-09-26T12:06:27Z

    Speaking in a recent press conference, Vadim Shvetsov, the CEO of Sollers revealed that the Russian company plans to relaunch assembly of SsangYong finished vehicles at its plant near Vladivostok from next year. He added, however, that this is being considered under a “the best scenario” as demand for SsangYong ...

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    FedEx puts hit from recent cyber-attack at $300m

    2017-09-20T09:47:04Z

    Global courier FedEx has valued the impact of June's NotPetya cyber-attack on its TNT Express subsidiary at $300m, mostly relating to lost revenues. The cyber-attack happened on June 27 th , hitting as many as 7,000 companies globally . It was distributed through Ukrainian accounting software called MeDoc, used for ...

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    KN launches lithium-ion battery logistics service out of Asia

    2017-09-17T23:30:08Z

    This year’s IAA motor show in Frankfurt, Germany was notable for the continued focus on vehicle electrification, with carmakers committing to more electric vehicle (EV) models and options in the coming years. Governments, meanwhile, from the UK and France to China, have recently announced plans to shift away from ...

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    Royal Mail begins Arrival commercial vehicle trial

    2017-08-23T11:51:51Z

    UK parcel and post delivery firm Royal Mail has begun trialling nine electric vehicles from all-electric truck and bus manufacturer Arrival (formerly Charge Auto), which recently opened a 110,000 sq.ft (10,000 sq.m) factory in the country in Banbury, Oxfordshire. The 3.5, 6.0 and 7.5-tonne trucks, based at Royal Mail’s Mount ...