Packaging

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    Unipart picks up contract extension at JLR

    2019-08-14T10:00:00Z

    Unipart Logistics has signed a contract with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) to continue providing packing services to the OEM for a further four years. The agreement will secure work for around 100 employees at Unipart’s two plants in central England and run to the end of ...

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    GM expands service parts distribution in Michigan

    2019-08-07T13:02:00Z

    The vehicle-maker has officially opened a $65m service parts centre in Michigan that will pack 120m parts per year for the AC Delco and GM Genuine Parts brands. The new facility, which covers 102,000 sq.m in the suburb of Burton in Flint, is triple the size of the facility it is replacing and employs 800 people, according to GM.

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    Tri-Wall secures government funding to proceed with Libris project

    2019-07-30T15:19:00Z

    Packaging specialist Tri-Wall Europe has secured funding of more than £700,000 ($874,000) from the UK government’s Faraday Battery Challenge scheme, aimed at driving research and innovation into the country’s industrial strategy and a crucial part of the UK’s efforts towards net zero emissions. The scheme brings business and academia together ...

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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 ...

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    Surgere joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance

    2019-06-24T16:08:00Z

    Digital supply chain and packaging specialist Surgere has become a member of the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (Bita), a US-based organisation aimed at helping to educate, advocate and establish standards for blockchain applications in the transport industry. Surgere said becoming a member of Bita was another ...

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    VW opens global packaging centre with Imperial Logistics in Germany

    2019-05-17T14:34:00Z

    VW Group has officially opened a global packaging centre in the German port of Wilhelmshaven. The facility will be managed by Imperial Logistics, which will package parts to more than 30 international factories for VW Group brands, including Audi (which is the main tenant), Volkswagen and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. The ...

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    Delivering a smarter factory

    2019-05-14T14:23:00Z

    Magna Steyr’s vehicle assembly plant in the Austrian city of Graz is not a typical automotive factory; the site, which in 2018 brought its cumulative total production tally to 3.5m vehicles, produces vehicles under contract for OEMs such as Daimler, BMW and Jaguar Land Rover. Efficiency is important in any ...

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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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    Škoda’s CKD centre puts AR on the map

    2019-03-19T14:57:54Z

    Škoda Auto has begun a large-scale trial of augmented reality (AR) technology to support logistics in the complete knockdown (CKD) centre at its Mladá Boleslav plant in the Czech Republic. The video mapping system is being used to help staff load sets of semi-knockdown components onto pallets for export, and ...

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    How IoT is the next step in tracking components

    2019-02-26T14:22:00Z

    As vehicles incorporate more new technologies and highly sophisticated components, it has become increasingly complicated and expensive to ship these parts. Consequently, the risks for OEM shipments have increased proportionately. A sea container packed with $20,000 worth of car engines may take six weeks, or even longer, to travel from ...

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    A clean answer to complex reverse logistics packaging

    2019-02-11T12:47:00Z

    Returnable packaging provider Comopack is introducing a global KLT container and dunnage solution to cover the entire reusuable packaging process

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    Coming up with a strategy for transformation

    2019-02-08T17:17:00Z

    CHEP has launched a strategy to support the digital transformation of its offerings and of the automotive supply chain, including vehicle electrification and tracking packaging assets

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    Q&A: Scott Krebs, Orbis

    2019-02-08T11:02:13Z

    What does Orbis see as the main problem in providing accurate data on where a container is, whether empty or full, and what is it doing to solve some of these problems for its automotive customers? In the automotive industry, one of the biggest obstacles is standardisation. Toyota puts identification ...

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    Groupe PSA tracks containers with IoT

    2019-02-05T15:21:30Z

    Groupe PSA is using a new track and trace technology provided by IBM and Sigfox to more accurately monitor and control the movement of packaged parts between its suppliers and assembly plants. The digital system, called Track&Trace, uses IBM’s cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, including Watson IoT, along with ...

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    Mercedes-Benz to produce batteries in Poland

    2019-01-28T17:34:00Z

    Markus Schäfer (left), Mercedes-Benz Cars divisional board member with responsibility for production and supply chain, with Polish prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki Mercedes-Benz Cars is to build a lithium-ion battery factory in Jawor, Poland, at the same site where the German OEM is building its new engine ...

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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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    Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe 2019 launched

    2019-01-23T12:52:00Z

    Last year’s Automotive Logistics Awards winners Automotive Logistics is proud to announce the return of the Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe. Following in the footsteps of last year’s highly successful inaugural event, the Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe 2019 will once again recognise excellence ...

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    The long way home

    2019-01-22T12:24:00Z

    For inbound automotive supply chains, returnable packaging just makes sense. No carmaker wants to spend money on wood, paper and cardboard again and again, only to have to fork out straight away for costly waste disposal. Far better to pay once for a robust, reusable container that provides better protection ...

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    Stepping up the quality

    2019-01-21T12:13:00Z

    There are several advantages of shipping vehicles in kits rather than as completely built units, including lower costs for transport, better customs import conditions and the support of local government in exchange for providing employment to the workforce. A major disadvantage, however, is that defective, damaged or lost goods ...

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    The quest for greater unity

    2019-01-18T12:37:00Z

    One of the main priorities for inbound supply chain managers from a packaging perspective is the proper management of returnable containers and packages so they are delivered as quickly, efficiently and economically as possible. To achieve this, many North American OEMs have up to now insisted on their own ...