All asia articles – Page 30

  • Daimlers japanische Nutzfahrzeug-Tochter Fuso stellt den Fuso Ca

    Renault-Nissan to supply vehicles and engines to Daimler


    The Renault-Nissan Alliance has signed a number of agreements to supply Daimler with vehicles and engines as the partnership between the two companies – which was signed in 2010 – continues to develop.Under a new contract signed last month, Nissan is supplying Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), a ...

  • LoneStarTransportation10

    Daseke grows its high and heavy business with Lone Star merger


    Lone Star Transportation, which specialises in the road haulage of complex high and heavy shipments, has been merged with Texan rival Daseke for an undisclosed sum.Daseke also provides open-deck and oversize road transport services across North America and has a number of subsidiaries specialising in this sector, including Boyd Brothers ...

  • Fairfax_082912_507.JPG

    Cutting logistics costs key to GM profit targets


    General Motors has revealed details about how it plans to increase its margin to 10% in 2016, with cuts in material and logistics costs making up a large part of the company’s savings in regions including North America and South America.During an investor meetings last week in Michigan, the company’s ...

  • KarenKinsella_Expeditors

    Kinsella leaves Gefco for automotive role at Expeditors


    Karen Kinsella (pictured) has moved from her role as global key account manager for automotive at transport and logistics provider Gefco, to take up a new role at Expeditors as vertical manager in the automotive division for Europe.Expeditors is a global logistics and freight forwarding provider based in Seattle, Washington ...

  • Mahindra

    Mahindra to make supply chain more efficient


    Over the next five years Mahindra and Mahindra plans to reduce its supplier base by 10% each year, decreasing its total number of suppliers from 650 to 450. The announcement was made by Hemant Sikka, chief purchasing officer of automotive and farm equipment, last week.Mahindra has centralised the purchasing of ...

  • fuzhou destroy1

    Counterfeit service parts in China on the rise


    A new report from Ipsos Business Consulting (IBC) warns that the market for counterfeit automotive service parts in China is set to grow, along with the country’s overall automotive industry growth.According to IBC, China's automotive components sector is set to achieve annual growth of 20% for the next five years, ...

  • tnt-employees-and-ceo-main_rgb

    TNT revises profit outlook and launches rebrand


    Global logistics provider TNT has said it is revising its forecasted 8% operating margin for 2015 in light of deteriorating trading conditions in Europe and increased competitive pressures. At the same time the company has launched a new brand identity, with a redesigned logo and the addition of the strapline ...

  • Article

    Delivering a new world of order


    Carlos Lahoz (left) reveals how Kia is honing its forecasting and supply chain process across Europe, including improving vehicle allocation and material forecasting. Glovis Europe also discusses its ambitions for Hyundai-Kia’s logistics and beyondA company selling more cars than it has capacity to build can be a ‘good problem’ to ...

  • Screenshot_11_09_2014_15_02

    Endless possibilities


    Glovis Europe general manager Frank Schnelle talks about the company's strategy for consolidating logistics in some markets and ambitions to gain transport assets.The growth of Kia and Hyundai in Europe has propelled the expansion of Glovis Europe, the group subsidiary tasked with managing the two brands’ logistics. From its beginnings ...

  • Gaz Next production

    Gaz teams up with Mersa for LCV assembly in Turkey


    Russian OEM, Gaz Group, and Turkish car manufacturer, Mersa Otomotiv, have begun manufacturing the Gazelle Next light commercial vehicle (LCV) in Turkey. This is the first series assembly operation of Russian Euro V-compliant LCVs outside of the country. Assembly from semi-knocked down (SKD) kits will take place in Sakarya, and ...

  • Renault Nissan Rouge Busan, Korea port

    Renault Samsung ships Nissan Rogue from Korea to US


    The first batch of Nissan Rogue SUVs, produced at the Renault Samsung Motors Busan plant in South Korea, has been shipped to the US from Busan New Port. A total of 4,000 vehicles were moved on the first haul, with plans to begin selling them in North America and Canada ...

  • Pezzo

    General Motors: waste not, want not


    GM’s executive director of global logistics, Edgard Pezzo, left, talks to Christopher Ludwig about cutting waste and cost in a multi-billion dollar supply chain.When Edgard Pezzo took over as executive director of global logistics and containerisation at General Motors, in May 2013, the top logistics purchasing management job came with ...

  • toyotaVietnam

    Tariff cut in Vietnam threatens OEM exodus


    Vietnam is planning to remove the tariff it currently applies to vehicle imports from other countries in the ASEAN region by 2018. The move is designed to make it easier for consumers to buy cars but there are fears that the move could lead to an exodus of companies, including ...

  • Automotive Logistics Global 2014 - 2020 Vision panel

    Global conference: relentless logistics at Ford, Honda and Chrysler


    As Automotive Logistics Global came to a close in Detroit, a senior level panel of logistics executives discussed themes and thoughts from the event, and looked ahead to what challenges and innovations might be in store for the sector.Automotive Logistics' publisher and conference director Louis Yiakoumi seated left to right ...

  • RS Kalsi

    RS Kalsi moves to head of domestic sales at Maruti Suzuki India


    Maruti Suzuki India has appointed RS Kalsi as head of domestic marketing and sales, replacing Mayank Pareek, senior executive officer for marketing and sales, who has left the company. Mr Kalsi was most recently executive director with responsibility for parts, accessories and outbound logistics at the company.Shashank Srivastava, executive director, ...

  • Screenshot_15_09_2014_16_26

    Out of the light and into the night


    Extended delivery hours offer the benefits of less congestion and reduced dwell time, but they depend on dealer willingness, local laws and crime rates. Surprisingly, there has been a low uptake in Britain compared to parts of the USBack in 2006, a trial began within the British operations of Honda ...

  • Screenshot_15_09_2014_17_26

    How best to track the pack?


    Recently developed RFID tags are becoming gradually more accessible to the masses, but do the benefits of this technology outweigh its initial expense.Track-and-trace technology enables users to locate and identify items throughout the supply chain. Methods adopted for such purposes on the returnable transit packaging used for moving automotive components ...

  • Screenshot_16_09_2014_10_37

    Keeping up to speed


    With production in eastern and central Europe predicted to grow further, investment in logistics operations must be made to cope with the flow of exports.Within the borders (and non-borders) of the European Union and its immediate trading partners, the past two decades have seen a gradual, but undeniable expansion of ...

  • Screenshot_16_09_2014_13_26

    Is there still a place for leaders?


    The ‘lead logistics provider’ concept may be undergoing its biggest ever changes. The question is whether or not it is still working for today’s automotive industry. Co-ordinated from a ‘control tower’ based on the customer's site in Solihull, England, an extensive European supply chain feeds the three British vehicle assembly ...

  • Screenshot_16_09_2014_12_21

    A stronger grip on the market


    A shift towards local production and increased near-sourcing is improving the tyremaker’s logistics and order management in one of its main growth territories, reports Anthony CoiaBased in Milan, Italy, Pirelli & C SpA is the world’s fifth largest tyre manufacturer, with 22 factories in 13 countries around the world. ...