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    Volkswagen India boosts output at Pune plant to meet rising demand

    2016-03-30T16:37:59Z

    [Updated April 1st] Rising demand from export markets and anticipated domestic appetite for the forthcoming Ameo model are behind Volkswagen India’s plans to add a third shift to its plant in Chakan, near Pune (pictured). The move will produce 800 new jobs there. “In 2016, we are expecting growth ...

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    Russian carmakers decry Kazakhstan’s customs policy

    2016-03-30T15:58:58Z

    Russian carmakers say they have been dramatically hit by the utilisation and registration fee on vehicle imports introduced by neighbouring Kazakhstan at the beginning of this year. Alexander Morozov, Russia's deputy minister of industry and trade The registration fee for new cars varies between $300-400 per unit, while the ...

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    Cochin port contemplates coastal ro-ro service

    2016-03-30T15:02:02Z

    Cochin Port Trust, on the southwest coast of India in the state of Kerala, is considering establishing a number of coastal short-sea routes for car movements, in line with a new policy being promoted by the Indian Ministry of Shipping. As reported in February, the ministry has relaxed cabotage regulations ...

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    European ports survey: Rising volume and risky conditions

    2016-03-30T12:00:07Z

    Our 2015 survey finds that, with imports in particular on the rise, some ports have experienced capacity issues despite investments in connectivity, capacity and information technology. Meanwhile, others are suffering as a result of geopolitical and broader economic instability. Contribution by Christopher Ludwig Across the European continent last year, ...

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    Ford part 4: The future of service

    2016-03-29T12:08:00Z

    From engaging customers through FordPass to predicting their maintenance needs via Service Excellence 2.0, Ford is evolving its approach to the aftermarket

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    Ford part 3: Supply chain upgrades

    2016-03-29T12:08:00Z

    Ford is rolling out advanced global inventory and demand management tools in pursuit of greater efficiency in logistics and service

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    Ford part 2: Global strategies

    2016-03-29T12:08:00Z

    Ford intends to support dealers through its Professional Service Network, a proliferation of Quick Lane stores and extended parts retention.

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    Ford part 1: Always looking ahead

    2016-03-29T12:08:00Z

    In the first of a four-part feature, Christopher Ludwig talks to Ford Customer Service Division president Frederiek Toney (pictured) about changing times for logistics and providing global customer service

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    FCA: Making hay while the sun shines

    2016-03-29T11:29:19Z

    After six years basking in the glow of rising US sales, and now enjoying low fuel prices, Fiat Chrysler needs to improve productivity today before things change again, says Marc Brazeau, head of outbound and Mexico logistics in North America A team on a long winning streak can build momentum ...

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    Binding ambition at Toyota Manufacturing UK

    2016-03-25T12:12:43Z

    TMUK is developing its logistics efficiency even more closely in line with the Toyota Production System and proving it can manage complex supply chain changes, writes Ian Henry The UK is an important manufacturing hub for Toyota within its European operations, and a prime example of how carmakers have tightly ...

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    Gefco supports BMW with Silk Road rail shipments

    2016-03-23T16:46:08Z

    BMW is working with transport and logistics provider Gefco on trial shipments of vehicles in containers between Europe and China. Gefco has recently completed a second trail shipment involving 40 BMW 1-series cars that were transported between Regensburg in Germany and Chengdu in China. It followed a pilot trial carried ...

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    Toyota supplier restarts production at explosion-hit plant

    2016-03-23T12:15:01Z

    Toyota-affiliated Aichi Steel resumed operations at its Chita plant in central Japan on Monday (March 21st) after a two-month outage for repairs. The plant was hit by an explosion in January that affected the No.2 Bar Mill Shop building and as a consequence of the resulting cut in steel components, ...

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    Ford confirms plans for EcoSport assembly in Romania

    2016-03-23T10:18:51Z

    Following speculation last month that Ford could bring production of its EcoSport SUV to the Craiova plant in Romania , the carmaker has now confirmed that it is investing up to €200m ($223m) to do just that, along with its component tooling suppliers. It plans to begin assembly at the ...

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    Europe conference panel discussion: A time for optimism

    2016-03-22T17:04:47Z

    Finally, the outlook in Europe is positive once again. Of course, the market is fragile and subject to risk, but on the path to recovery. Last year, most European countries saw strong growth, with many in the double digits, and the European Union had stronger growth than almost all other ...

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    The progress and possibilities of ePOD

    2016-03-22T12:11:17Z

    Though it has been around for a while, the vehicle logistics world is only just beginning to catch on to the potential of ePOD, especially in North America, where mandates and standards are setting the course Paperless transactions have been ubiquitous in the transfer of goods and services for more ...

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    Europe Conference: Planning for more than the Zeitgeist in the supply chain

    2016-03-21T23:04:35Z

    The Automotive Logistics Europe conference set out to capture the Zeitgeist of logistics in terms of technology and skills – and it found that now may be a perfect time to invest in equipment, transport engineering and smart systems. Christopher Ludwig reports from in Bonn, Germany Additional ...

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    Europe conference: Risk management is a very necessary nuisance

    2016-03-18T21:00:18Z

    The automotive business is changing and in doing so it is facing new risks that threaten the supply chain. This potential threat is exacerbated by a lack of attention to those risks until things go wrong. However, risk is mitigated by better visibility and that depends on getting the right ...

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    Europe conference: Changing with the global tides

    2016-03-18T08:26:14Z

    When talking about how the global automotive industry is set to change over the coming years, the figures can be hard to get your head around. There are now 1.2 billion vehicles in use globally, and that is expected to rise to 2 billion by 2035. There are also expected ...

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    Toyota to start production of RAV4 at St Petersburg plant

    2016-03-16T15:12:35Z

    Japanese carmaker Toyota has shown some rare evidence of confidence in the Russian market with the announcement that it will begin production of its RAV4 SUV there from August this year. It will be made alongside the Camry, which Toyota has been making at its plant in St Petersburg since ...

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    All change in the east as Maure replaces Andersson at Avtovaz

    2016-03-16T12:01:07Z

    Nicolas Maure (pictured) has been announced as the new chief executive officer of Russian carmaker Avtovaz, following the news that Bo Andersson is stepping down . Maure’s appointment takes effect from April 4th. Maure is currently managing director for Renault Group operations in Romania. The Renault-Nissan Alliance is a joint ...