All Asia Pacific articles – Page 16

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    VIDEO INTERVIEWS: Why is India's infrastructure lagging?


    Why is India s infrastructure lagging behind growth? Dr Manoj Singh, transport adviser for the Indian government s Planning Commission, talks to Automotive Logistics Editor Christopher Ludwig about the role that the government is seeking to play in improving the logistics for India s automotive production and exports, as well ...

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    Executives on the move


    Emergency logistics specialist Evolution Time Critical has appointed Jan Gerhard as business development manager for Germany targeting the automotive industry. “We are delighted that Jan Gerhard will be contributing to this exciting phase in our development,” said Brad Brennan, managing director Evolution Time Critical. “This is the fifth appointment we ...

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    Chrysler opens Mopar centres in China/UAE


    Chrysler’s service parts and customer-care brand, Mopar, has opened distribution centres in Shanghai, China and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates to facilitate its expansion plans in Asia and the Middle East. As well as serving aftermarket parts for Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram brands, Fiat will also use the ...

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    Panalpina hub in China supports Bosch


    Swiss freight and logistics provider Panalpina has opened a 10,000m2 logistics centre in Tianjin that will serve as a hub for services in northern China. The company said the new centre would advance its partnership with parts supplier Bosch Automotive Diesel Systems as well as extending its value-added logistics offering. ...

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    Lean logistics on the rise in the East


    Ellen Hua looks at how China’s OEMs and logistics providers are bringing more sophisiticated services to warehouses and assembly lines. Adding value to the supply chain; Inbound logistics sourcing; Container management control; Supplier parks in the Chinese context; Building IT capabilities; China's 3PL, 4PL and 3.5PL; Global 3PLs look westward; ...

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    In Profile: David Panjwani at John Deere


    David Panjwani is passionate about how logistics should be handled for high-and-heavy brands like John Deere.Unlike shipping consumer goods or raw materials, Panjwani refuses to see this sector as a commodity. Not only is the equipment and material specialised, but so too must be the providers.That’s one reason he has ...

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    European aftershocks in Asia


    Uncertainty in the eurozone and the economic outlook in the US are having an impact even on fast-growing Asian markets like China, proving again that the world has not ‘de-coupled’ into isolated markets that perform regardless of the global market (as if logistics specialists needed to be reminded). But while ...

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    Stacking up the benefits of IT


    Aftermarket software solutions are key to OEMs providing a cost-effective and quality service throughout their supply chains. Anthony Coia takes a look at the diversity, drivers and development of several such systems. Integration challanges; Nissan and the click system; Reducing diversity at Renault Nissan; Nascent systems for emerging markets; Growth ...

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    Heavy ideas on weighty prices


    There is a feeling among some high-and-heavy manufacturers that the prices they pay to logistics providers do not always correspond to the service they receive, particularly in relation to the car industry. But should such OEMs be more grateful, particularly to shipping lines, whose services are essential to their global ...

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    Supply hold up hits Lordstown Cruze plant


    Inbound supply problems are reported to be behind the interruption of Chevrolet Cruze production at GM’s Lordstown facility in Ohio this week. While the company would not disclose the exact reasons behind the shutdown, which began Monday lunchtime, unconfirmed reports in the local press have identified the supply of suspension ...

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    Global round up


    Mercedes renews contract with Brit European Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz van division has extended its contract with finished vehicle carrier Brit European for a further three years. Building on a previous contract that began in 1997, the logistics provider will handle the final delivery leg of all Sprinter and Vario van ...

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    Executives on the move


    Carl-Johan Hagman has stepped down as CEO of Höegh Autoliners and been replaced by Ingmar Skiaker, previously chief operating officer. Hagman, who has left for personal reasons, is relocating to Sweden and will join the Stena Group but will also continue his association with Höegh Autolliners as a non-executive director. ...

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    Carmakers told: Don't hoard, distribute


    Business analyst and research consultancy Frost & Sullivan has warned manufacturers not to move away from lean inventory and just-in-time delivery and production processes, even in the wake of a number of well-documented disasters this year that have hit the automotive supply chain, such as the earthquake and tsunami in ...

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    The benefits of a clearer outbound plan


    Shipping and logistics provider Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) is hosting a dedicated webinar with Finished Vehicle Logistics that will look closely at the business decisions related to the outsourcing of supply chain management for the outbound supply chain. The focus will be on how to increase benefits by clarifying logistics ...

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    Toyota begins Sienna exports to Korea


    Toyota has begun exports of its Sienna minivan from the US to South Korea, the first time that the Sienna has been exported outside of the country. Toyota Motor North America began the shipments from the port of Hueneme in September. The company is targeting the shipment of around ...

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    John Deere to centralise logistics in Asia


    John Deere, the world’s largest agricultural equipment manufacturer, has plans to centralise its logistics organisation in Asia Pacific as it creates a new role for global logistics manager in the region, which will be filled this month by David Panjwani. Panjwani, who was most recently the global logistics manager ...

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    Disruption spreads in Thailand


    More details have come to light on the impact on automotive production in Thailand as floods continue to devastate central, north and northeastern areas of the country, with Toyota and Ford joining Honda in plant shutdowns due to the direct flooding of facilities and the impact on the supply chain. ...

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    Global round up


    Horizon saved from bankruptcyHorizon Lines, the US domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, has concluded a comprehensive financial restructuring programme worth $653m to fund ongoing operations and protect the company from bankruptcy. “We now have a new capital structure that eliminates the refinancing uncertainty faced by our company over ...

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    Executives on the move


    Harry Doms has left electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors where he was logistics director of EMEA and APAC to take up a new position outside the automotive industry. Roy Kimber, Tesla's senior logistics manager, has now taken over responsibility for Europe. Doms' departure follows the news earlier in the year ...

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    Rebuilding from out of the wreckage


    Japan’s manufacturers and suppliers have bounced back with vigour since being devastated by the tsunami earlier this year. William Ross looks at the implications of the disaster and the strength of the yen for the automotive logistics industry. A shared experience; Lessons and challenges in the aftermath; Tough trading conditions; ...