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  • BMW_supply
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    Disaster recovery: Prepared for the worst?

    2018-01-18T15:39:36Z

    As the scale of the destruction wrought by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated Japan’s north-eastern coastline in March 2011 became apparent, managers within BMW’s purchasing function were asked if it would affect the company. Their answer? No – because BMW had no suppliers in Japan.But that wasn’t quite ...

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    CBI Manufacturing makes first convertible trailer under contract with CTM

    2018-01-10T10:47:55Z

    Canadian commercial and agricultural equipment maker, CBI Manufacturing, has produced its first convertible finished vehicle trailer, following an agreement signed in May last year with Convertible Trailer Manufacturing Worldwide (CTM). Following several months of development, the companies began trials in November of the prototype 53-foot NA Hi-Mount Convertible Trailer, which ...

  • Shawn McMahon
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    Canada’s Day & Ross enters US market with buyout of Zuchowski businesses

    2017-11-27T16:15:18Z

    Canadian transport provider, Day & Ross Freight, which provides dedicated inbound services for the automotive industry across the country, has entered the US market with the buyout of REI Logistics and Korten Quality Systems, two companies run by CEO and founder, Chester Zochowski and based in Michigan. The company would ...

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    Driver shortage the number one concern for road carriers in ATRI survey

    2017-10-23T15:08:04Z

    The shortage of truck drivers in North America has climbed six places to come top of the list of concerns in a survey into critical issues facing the sector, conducted by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). The results were released at this week’s 2017 American Trucking Association (ATA) Management ...

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    Equinox production resumes at GM Ingersoll site as strike ends

    2017-10-18T14:38:59Z

    Production of the Chevrolet Equinox at GM Canada’s CAMI site in Ingersoll recommenced late on Monday October 16 th after a new labour agreement was reached with union Unifor, bringing a month-long strike by its members to an end. The strike, which began on September 17 th , was ...

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    GM Canada’s Ingersoll site still in paralysis as Unifor strike continues

    2017-10-03T14:03:08Z

    Production of the Chevrolet Equinox at GM Canada’s CAMI site in Ingersoll (pictured) remains suspended as a strike by members of the Unifor union there continues, GM Canada has confirmed. The strike, which began on September 17 th , revolves around the expiry of the collective bargaining agreement between the ...

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    Live poll results from Detroit

    2017-09-27T11:05:24Z

    Live polling conducted at the Automotive Logistics Global conference in Detroit showed a recognition that environmental sustainability will play a bigger part in future supply chains, and that total supply chain comprehension will be the most important skill to have over the next decade. Delegates at the 2017 Automotive ...

  • John-Martin
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    Top level changes at Nissan North America

    2017-09-19T21:19:24Z

    John Martin (pictured) is moving from his role at Nissan North America as senior vice president of manufacturing, supply chain management and purchasing to take up a new role as executive vice president, Alliance Manufacturing Engineering and Supply Chain Management at Renault-Nissan Alliance.From the beginning of October Martin will oversee ...

  • Trump
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    Trump suggests Nafta renegotiation is likely to lead to US withdrawal

    2017-08-23T16:15:01Z

    Just a week after the formal renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) began, US president Donald Trump has suggested the US is likely to pull out of the arrangement. Speaking after the first round of talks about the two-decade-plus accord that many carmakers’ supply chains currently rely ...

  • Descartes Macropoint
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    Descartes Systems buys tracking and forecasting company Macropoint

    2017-08-16T16:11:04Z

    Canada-headquartered logistics software company Descartes Systems Group has acquired truck tracking and freight forecasting provider Macropoint for $107m in cash and shares. US-based Macropoint runs a connected network of over 2m trucking assets and drivers. It connects trucks using on-board electronic devices, transport management systems, GPS-enabled smartphone applications and location-based ...

  • FVLIE_FinalPanelOEMs
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    Embracing change to drive velocity in North American ports

    2017-08-15T19:06:42Z

    This year’s Finished Vehicle Logistics Import Export summit in Baltimore revealed an industry embracing the latest digital technology to deal with some familiar challenges around port capacity, infrastructure and security, but facing changing dynamics in the movement of vehicles around North America, not least the renegotiation of the Nafta trade ...

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    FVL Import Export summit 2017: Live poll results

    2017-08-15T14:05:59Z

    Live polling conducted at the Finished Vehicle Logistics Import Export summit in Baltimore showed many are optimistic about how the Nafta negotiations will affect their business, while the investment outlook for port-related infrastructure was very positive for the next three-year period. Delegates at the 2017 Finished Vehicle Logistics Import ...

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    US carmakers need production discipline to avoid another crisis

    2017-08-11T11:30:55Z

    US carmakers need to keep production levels in check if another crisis is to be avoided, delegates at this week’s Finished Vehicle Logistics Import Export summit in Baltimore were told. With the US new vehicle market headed towards its first decline since 2009 this year, there are worrying signs of ...

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    Gentry-Stuenkel to lead supply chain at FCA US; Brazeau takes on combined logistics role

    2017-07-24T15:25:45Z

    Wendi Gentry-Stuenkel (pictured) is now head of supply chain management at FCA – North America, assuming the company’s top supply chain role in the region with responsibilities for volume planning and logistics as well as a number of other cross-functional tasks. She replaced Steve Beahm with effect from June 30 ...

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    Nafta document shows US wants to retain tariff-free trade

    2017-07-19T10:13:43Z

    A summary of the US’s objectives in upcoming negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) has highlighted a clear desire to retain tariff-free trade arrangements with Canada and Mexico. Though the summary highlights a reduction of the country’s two large trade deficits with its North American partners as ...

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    North American ports: Slowdown after growth tests capacity to cope

    2017-07-05T17:20:21Z

    While seven years of consecutive sales growth in the North American automotive industry have put vehicle handling ports to the test in terms of throughput, many of them are now being tested further by the slowdown in sales in the US, with inventory build-ups in some ports, and slower throughput.Meanwhile, ...

  • Emanuele_Grimaldi
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    Grimaldi launches ro-ro service between Mediterranean and Mexico

    2017-04-19T23:35:43Z

    Italian ocean ro-ro provider, Grimaldi Group, has set up a service between Italy and Mexico dedicated to carrying vehicles, rolling freight and project cargo. The service connects the Italian ports of Civitavecchia and Savona with the port of Veracruz in Mexico. It will run via Turkey’s port of Gemlik and ...

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    BNSF receives President’s Award for third consecutive year

    2017-04-12T17:59:52Z

    North America railway operator BNSF has received the Toyota Logistics Services President’s Award for the third year running. The award is the "highest supplier honour given to service partners who demonstrate combined excellence in quality, customer service and on-time performance,” said BNSF in a statement. The company has also received ...

  • Ford_opt
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    Ontario secures its place in Ford’s connected-car future

    2017-04-05T16:49:00Z

    Ford has announced a C$500m ($373m) research and development (R&D) investment in Canada’s Ontario territory, including the development of a research and engineering centre in the capital of Ottawa. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (pictured here on the right), were both present at the official event ...

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    US-Canada Nafta trade: Northern light hoping for a silver lining

    2017-03-17T16:21:14Z

    The new US administration has left a bit of a cloud over Nafta, and while Canada may not be the primary target of any renegotiation, the country – and its important automotive supply chain – could still get caught in the crosshairs. In this story... A three-way split ...