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    Magna International to buy Getrag


    Magna International, the global components and systems supplier, announced that it will buy Getrag, a German car parts manufacturer for $1.9 billion (€1.75 billion), to expand its automotive transmission systems business.Magna is currently the world’s third largest automotive supplier, and the latest announcement is a bid by Magna to win ...

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    First Honda HR-V exports to the UK leave Mexico


    The first consignment of Honda HR-V vehicles produced in Mexico for the UK market left the port of Veracruz at the end of last week. According to Charles Franklin, manager of export logistics for American Honda Motor, 695 right-hand-drive HR-Vs, which are made at the Celaya plant, were part of ...

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    Keeping a yard ahead of the game


    Outsourcing responsibility for end-of-line yard operations can present challenges as well as benefits for both carmakers and their logistics partnersIn the relentless drive to squeeze cost out of automotive supply chains, specialisation is the watchword. Carmakers increasingly see their own core competence as manufacturing; for their part, logistics providers understand ...

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    Honda part 6: Nurturing a rich harvest


    From inventory management and container tracking to carbon reduction and data mining, Honda’s holistic improvement is set to continueHonda’s logistics have changed dramatically over the past decade or more, including more production sites, global suppliers and consolidation points. The introduction and expansion of a lead logistics provider has helped to ...

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    Honda part 5: Working better, together


    An emphasis on collaboration is helping the carmaker maximise efficiency, minimise cost and possibly avoid capacity and driver shortagesWhile part of the Honda North America logistics strategy has been to increase consolidation between all its plants, there has also been a move towards wider collaboration in the supply chain, whether ...

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    Honda part 4: At the centre of change


    Honda’s Regional Logistics Centre represents a move towards integration and commonality in the US, but it has also brought about ‘another way of life’ in the OEM’s homelandA good example of where Honda’s logistics have delivered a fully integrated, common supply chain solution for North America is the company’s Regional ...

  • Iran's Nuclear Ambitions: Options for the West

    Iran deal reignites foreign OEM interest in domestic production and exports


    This week’s agreement to lift sanctions against Iran has immediately renewed production and export plans among a number of carmakers with historic links in the country, including PSA Peugeot-Citroën and Renault-Nissan.The deal, which was signed in Vienna on Tuesday (July 14th), involves Iran, the US, UK, France, Germany, Russia and ...

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    Egon Christ gets new role at Daimler outside vehicle logistics


    Egon Christ, Daimler’s long-term head of vehicle logistics at Daimler (pictured), is moving to a new role at the beginning of October this year as head of purchasing and F&E services (forshung und entwicklung – research and development).Christ will be rotating roles with Dr Monica Schmickler, who will replace him ...

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    Poonam Datta takes up a CCO role with Globe Express Services


    Supply chain logistics provider, Globe Express Services (GES), has appointed Poonam Datta as its new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).Datta will be responsible for developing the company's global commercial strategy and further expanding its presence in the international market.Datta has a 25-year career in the logistics industry and has worked with ...


    Breaking supply chain taboos in South Korea


    Production growth out of the Korean peninsula is slowing, but its role in the global supply chain looks set to become more important as Hyundai-Kia and tier suppliers increase global productionSouth Korea’s supply chain is at the heart of the country’s success in automotive production. A dense network of competitive ...

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    South Korea part 5: Complexity made simple at Pyeongtaek


    Still expanding during a period of relative stability or even decline in exports, Pyeongtaek-Dangjin port is also searching for terminal efficienciesPyeongtaek-Dangjin port is South Korea’s largest for moving finished vehicles, with volume in 2014 at a record 1.5m total units, including transhipment, used and commercial equipment. That is nearly three ...


    South Korea part 4: Full steam ahead


    A mix of carrier, 3PL, 4PL integrator and central logistics purchaser, Hyundai Glovis’s strength and expansion rely on third parties as well as Hyundai-KiaThe rise of Hyundai Glovis has been the logistics parallel to Hyundai and Kia’s emergence as production and export superpowers. The company has solidified its position as ...

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    Nissan will make Rogue SUV in Japan for export to North America


    Following a tentative statement earlier this year, Nissan has confirmed that it will start making the Rogue crossover SUV at its plant in Kyushu, Japan, for export to North America next year. Annual production of 100,000 units at the Japanese plant will complement production of the popular model at its ...

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    China modes: No single way forward


    As the Chinese market faces slower growth, changing trade in ports, and the prospect of new trucking regulations, there is rising interest, as well as difficulty, in expanding rail and waterborne logisticsChina’s vehicle logistics industry is facing twin pressures. On one hand, the country’s production and sales of passenger vehicles ...

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    Ukraine emissions ruling will hit Asian imports


    From the beginning of 2016, Ukraine will stop importing passenger cars, knockdown kits and components that fall below the Euro 5 emissions standard. By 2018, the requirements will be raised to Euro 6.The move follows a recently introduced customs law by the Ukrainian government relating to the import and registration ...

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    Tamil Nadu set to become major Indian automotive hub


    L&T Ports, which operates at the Indian port of Kattupalli, has begun handling the export of finished vehicles for the first time.Consignments, which started in June, have begun with Fuso trucks and earth moving equipment built by Daimler in India, as well as cranes from Kobelco, which makes construction and ...

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    Volvo extends customs brokerage contract with Ceva


    Volvo Cars North America has extended its contract with Ceva Logistics for customs brokerage services for a further two years. The agreement extends the initial one-year contract Volvo signed with Ceva in March 2014.“The decision to extend our contract with Ceva for customs brokerage services was straightforward, based upon the ...

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    Grimaldi builds MEX service and invests in Atlantic fleet


    Maritime logistics provider, Grimaldi, is improving the frequency of its Mediterranean Express (MEX) service with the addition of a fifth vessel, which will be deployed from early 2016. The company already has four con-ro and multipurpose vessels supporting the service.From September it has announced that the frequency of shipments between ...

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    Editor's note: swimming with the current in South Korea


    South Korea is in a period of reflection and transition. Following decades of rapid expansion, the country is seeing a mix of slower growth with changing consumer and civic expectations. When I visited in late April, it was the anniversary of the Sewol ferry disaster, which left hundreds of school ...

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    Ford veteran Ware joins AIAG


    Lang E. Ware has joined AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) as director of supply chain products and services.In his new position, Ware will be responsible for leading industry research, projects, programmes, events, training, and standards development related to the movement of products and/or data throughout the supply chain. Before taking ...