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  • Thomas Schmall Mitglied des Markenvorstands Volkswagen fuer den Geschaeftsbereich Komponente ab 1 Januar 2015
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    大众Neubauer退休,全球格局大洗牌

    2014-11-26T13:22:58Z

    Thomas Schmall (左)要从大众总裁兼首席执行官的职务上离去,到巴西任职理事会成员,负责零部件业务。 Schmall 是要接替 Werner Neubauer 教授(博士)的职位,教授即将退休但仍保留集团顾问的身份。 接替 Schmall 在巴西位置的是 David Powels ,他目前担任大众南非公司常务董事。目前担任沃尔夫斯堡大众集团海外制造公司总裁的 Thomas Schäfer ,将从 Powels 手里接管南非常务董事一职。 所有职务变动都将于 2015 年 1 月 1 日起正式生效。 Neubauer 教授(博士)于 1965 年加入大众集团,自 1972 年担任管理职务。此后,他担任过许多职务,包括非洲地区海外生产总监,海外生产中心主管,以及大众品牌物流总监。 2006 年,他被任命为大众集团零部件总代表,自 2007 年还担任大众品牌理事会成员,负责零部件业务。 Schmall 于 1991 年加入大众集团,在沃尔夫斯堡工业工程部担任数个职务之后,于 1999 年来到大众巴西,在 2000 年成为库里蒂巴经理。 2003 ...

  • Thomas Schmall Mitglied des Markenvorstands Volkswagen fuer den Geschaeftsbereich Komponente ab 1 Januar 2015
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    Neubauer retirement at VW leads to global reshuffle

    2014-11-26T13:22:58Z

    Thomas Schmall (left) is moving from his position as president and CEO of Volkswagen do Brasil to take up a new role as Board of Management member responsible for Components. Schmall is replacing Prof. Dr Werner Neubauer who is retiring but will continue at the Group in an advisory capacity. ...

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    The unexpected rise of Hambantota port

    2014-11-25T18:29:35Z

    While it may seem an unlikely destination, the Sri Lankan port is a growing automotive hub for transhipments from Asia to global markets. The right mix of incentives, capacity and shipping links have been catching OEMs' attention. Sri Lanka, the island nation off the southeast coast of southern India doesn’t ...

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    Magna puts more in providers’ hands

    2014-11-25T17:03:37Z

    As tier suppliers take over more content and engineering in the automotive supply chain, the scope for logistics providers to increase their services and value to companies such as Magna is growing. For decades, the automotive supply chain has seen considerable product development and engineering spread from OEMs to the ...

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    Navarro担任JLR巴西材料规划与物流高级经理

    2014-11-25T16:00:16Z

    捷豹路虎已经任命 Marcelo Wilson Navarro 为巴西材料规划与物流( MP&L )高级经理。他将离开目前百事可乐(在索罗卡巴地区)地区制造部经理一职。  在百事可乐任职之前, Navarro 已经在摩托车制造商 Kasinski 公司,以及设备制造 Case New Holland 公司,担任过物流与管理职务。他还在德国底盘技术供应商 ZF 巴西分公司,担任过很多监督职务。  JLR 在去年年末宣布,集团将斥资 7.5 亿雷亚尔,在 Itatiaia (在 Rio de Janeiro 州内)建厂。 该厂是英国以外的第二家制造厂,之前集团在中国与奇瑞公司合资办厂,开始生产汽车。 在巴西的生产计划于 2016 年开始,制造 Discovery Sport 车型,年产量预计达到 24,000 辆。到 2015 年 3 月为止,公司在巴西将会有 42 家经销商,这是公司扩大生产计划的一部分。

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    Navarro takes up MP&L role for JLR in Brazil

    2014-11-25T16:00:16Z

    Jaguar Land Rover has appointed Marcelo Wilson Navarro as its senior manager for Material Planning and Logistics (MP&L) in Brazil. He moves across from his role as regional manufacturing manager at Pepsico, which was based in the Sorocaba region. Prior to his time at Pepsico, Navarro had logistics and management ...

  • General Motors announces senior leadership changes Thursday, Nov
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    通用高管大洗牌,Grace Lieblei职务有变动

    2014-11-24T16:20:49Z

    在通用汽车高管层进行了一系列职务变动。公司又宣布,目前任职全球采购与供应链部副总裁的Grace Lieblein,将调到全球质量部担任副总裁。目前任职全球动力系统副总裁的Steve Keifer,将调到Grace之前的职位上。  2012年末,Lieblein从Bob Socia处接管全球采购与供应量副总裁一职。她是与1978年加入通用汽车,那时她是通用洛杉矶装配分公司的工读生。从那以后,她在工程、产品开发和制造等部门,担任过各种领导职务。其中包括,通用集团巴西、墨西哥的总裁兼常务董事。  通用汽车在一次声明中说,在Lieblein的领导下,公司已经建立更多的生产供应业务联系,以其大力合作,以及对质量和相互成功的关注,获得供应商团体的认可,成为行业的模范。“  公司称,“Lieblein拥有多种专业知识,以客户的角度思考问题,并在加速通用公司在汽车质量方面的进程中发挥力量。”  在Lieblein的领导下,通用已经在物流上制定了宏伟的削减成本的目标,包括到2016年为止减少10亿美元左右的成本,在此之前要进行供应商拉到工厂附近,并投资建设物流中心的举措。( 点击获取详情 ) 通用汽车全球物流执行董事Edgard Pezzo在今年秋天的特别采访中,透露了有关规划的进一步细节。  Lieblein将直接接受通用首席执行官Mary Barra的领导。  公司称,Steve Kiefer将在Lieblein打下的基础上,继续前行。  通用公司称,“Kiefer拥有在供应商联盟领导的经历,他强大的专业知识将是通用持续构建公司业绩、与供应商合作共赢、为客户送递更多价值的关键所在。”  目前任职动力系统嵌入式控制部门执行董事的Dan Nicholson将接替Kiefer的职位。  上个星期公布的人事变动还有,目前任职全球质量与客户体验部高级副总裁Alicia Boler-Davis,将任职全球连网客户体验部高级副总裁。除此客户体验的职位之外,她还将负责全球连网客户机构,其中包括OnStar及其呼叫中心。   

  • General Motors announces senior leadership changes Thursday, Nov
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    Grace Lieblein moves roles amidst top level GM shake up

    2014-11-24T16:20:49Z

    As part of a number of high level management changes at General Motors, it has been announced that Grace Lieblein, currently vice-president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, is moving to the position of vice-president, Global Quality. Steve Kiefer, currently vice-president, Global Powertrain, is moving into her previous role. Lieblein has ...

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    Analysis: logistics in China still needs to shift from big to strong

    2014-11-18T12:33:01Z

    Automotive logistics providers in the world’s largest market might be saying the right things but the industry lacks transparency in many areas. Christopher Ludwig provides a résumé of the market following an important industry gathering Executives at Chinese automotive and logistics companies speak a remarkably similar language when it comes ...

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    Ceva posts automotive wins while profit drops; reorganises global operations

    2014-11-17T11:11:11Z

    In its Q3 results, Ceva Logistics has reported that business wins in 2014 so far are up 20% year-on-year. New business in the Contract Logistics division has risen 19% and Freight Management wins increased by 20%, thanks to new automotive contracts in the last quarter. However, overall profits have fallen ...

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    Moving into an up-and-coming neighbourhood

    2014-11-15T09:28:57Z

    While comparisons have been made between Australia and South Africa’s automotive industry, and concerns are growing, experts in the country believe the country has to take advantage of logistics and proximity to potential markets such as Nigeria. South Africa’s automotive industry could share a similar fate to Australia, where OEMs ...

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    Rival operators benefit from Horizon Lines break up

    2014-11-12T16:03:15Z

    The business of US domestic container shipping company Horizon Lines is being sold off to rivals Matson and The Pasha Group. Matson is buying Horizon’s Alaska operations and the assumption of all non-Hawaii business liabilities for $69.2m plus the repayment of outstanding debt. The Pasha Group has bought Horizon’s Hawaii ...

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    South America: Where logistics can hurt you

    2014-11-06T16:58:19Z

    The 2014 South America conference proved that inefficient logistics can not only disrupt production, but can hurt long-term growth. OEMs in Brazil are looking for ways to improve the supply chain and avoid falling further behind other countries. During previous Automotive Logistics South America conferences, executives worried about Brazil’s logistics ...

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    South America Summit: High logistics costs put Brazil behind Mexico

    2014-11-05T15:00:26Z

    Brazil’s poor logistics infrastructure and tax bureaucracy are contributing to higher costs and declining competitiveness for the automotive industry, with the country losing out on investment in production and the supply chain, notably to Mexico. “Brazil is facing economic uncertainty, but it also needs to address high labour costs, ...

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    Telematics4u to expand into 150 countries

    2014-11-03T16:52:09Z

    Telematics4u, an India-based IT and telematics-enabled solution and service provider, is planning on expanding its operations to 150 countries over the next four to five years, Pratap Hegde, the company’s chairman and managing director has said. The company is responsible for providing automotive logistics solutions to Mahindra Logistics, which this ...

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    FCA reported to be planning Jeep exports from India

    2014-10-29T15:46:19Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is planning to introduce the Jeep brand to India next year, starting with the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee models, and in 2016 will produce a third Jeep brand SUV. According to a report in India’s Economic Times the latter model will also be exported to ...

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    DSV running inbound logistics for Audi at Neckarsulm

    2014-10-29T12:37:14Z

    Following a six-month start up phase, Audi has officially inaugurated its new logistics centre at the Böllinger Höfe industrial park in Heilbronn, Germany. The 38,000 sq.m facility, which is processing inbound parts to Audi’s nearby Neckarsulm facility, is being managed by transport and logistics provider DSV Solutions. Audi signed a ...

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    Daimler shifting some van production from Germany to NAFTA

    2014-10-22T15:10:26Z

    Daimler has announced that it will localise the next-generation Mercedes Sprinter van in North America in full part-by-part production, while investing further at its main German van plants in D ü sseldorf and Ludwigsfelde. The OEM has not said where future production will be, including whether it will be based ...

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    ECG Conference: filling in the delivery gaps

    2014-10-22T14:27:02Z

    As ECG 2014 came to an end in Amsterdam, a panel of logistics experts discussed their hopes and challenges for the future. Objectives centred around improving visibility and communication, with methods that include both technology and better relationships Although Europe’s recovery in vehicle sales has so far been small, ...

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    Brazil eyes trade agreement with Colombia

    2014-10-22T10:53:43Z

    Brazil is currently experiencing falling auto exports to neighbouring Argentina, while its own domestic market is sluggish. Therefore, the automotive industry is putting together a proposal for a new trade agreement to be signed with Colombia in the coming weeks, according to major trade body. Luiz Moan, the president ...