All Central America articles – Page 7

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    Change on the horizon


    More than 200 delegates at this year’s ECG Conference in Amsterdam heard that sales and production in Europe are on the rise, but that both the economy and the industry suffer from considerable fragmentation.A market growing, but with wide variation, inconsistency and divergence; an economic region integrated, yet with conflicting ...

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    Gianfranco Sgro to lead K+N contract logistics


    Kuehne+Nagel (K+N), global transportation and logistics company based in Switzerland, has appointed Gianfranco Sgro to the management board. He will have global responsibility for K+N’s contract logistics business. Sgro will take over the position from K+N’s CEO Dr Detlef Trefzger on Febraury 1st 2015. Trefzger will hold the position until ...

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    Lufthansa Cargo expands in Africa


    Lufthansa Cargo, a subsidiary of Lufthansa, has recently added Tunisia and Nigeria to its cargo network.With increased demand coming from Tunisia, the freight airline is increasing its presence on the continent for its 2014-2015 winter flight plan. In September, Lufthansa Cargo began flying to Lagos, Nigeria twice a week, and ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    Investment needed for Rosario to grow as FV port says Murchison


    Since it began handling finished vehicle volumes last year, the Argentine port of Rosario has been looking to capture more business from the sector. With GM set up in the region at Cordoba and optimistic about the investments being made at the port, an alternative for automotive shipments to the ...

  • Christopher Ludwig

    Editor's note: looking for smart guesswork


    The Russian market has often confounded this magazine. Sales can change drastically between print and distribution. We’ve written about customs only for governments to reset policy. Today, amid escalating sanctions and shaky ceasefires, no one can guess the outcome for automotive (some are already forecasting plant closures, read more here).Imagine, ...

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    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 ...

  • 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 ...

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    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. ...

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    Brazil is slowing down to take stock


    The Brazilian automotive sector has seen stalling production and sales following a stagnant economy and the end of tax breaks. Logistics companies are trying to combat the slowdown and find growthFollowing several years of boom time over much of the past decade, Brazil’s automotive supply chain players are now learning ...

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    When supply is a close run thing


    Carmakers are showing a renewed interest in local supply networks, but do the benefits of supplier proximity balance the costs for both sides, or is there a middle distance to be found for a win-win? The evolution of automotive manufacturing has mostly been a story of dis-integration. Today’s car factories ...

  • Alex Meza, JC

    Dressing for a hot market in a cold network


    The 15th annual Automotive Logistics Global conference, held at the MGM Grand in downtown Detroit, brought senior OEM, tier supplier and logistics provider executives to discuss ways of coping with the current growth and changes across the North American network. Most anticipated growing complexity, an increasingly important Mexico, and the ...

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    ZF and TRW’s supply chain mega deal


    In one of the biggest supplier takeovers for some time, it has been announced that parts and systems supplier ZF Friedrichshafen is acquiring safety systems provider TRW Automotive Holdings for $13.5 billion.The deal will lead to the creation of the second-largest automotive supplier in the world, with 138,000 employees, and ...

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    Automotive Logistics launches first Mexico conference


    Automotive Logistics is holding its first conference in Mexico in January next year in association with the US Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG). The three-day event will take place in Mexico City, at the Marquis Reforma hotel, between the 27-29 January.Mexico is seeing a wave of new investment as OEMs ...

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    Renault-Nissan and Daimler focus on Manzanillo port


    Renault-Nissan’s alliance with Daimler is reported to be importing equipment for the construction of its recently announced plant in Aguascalientes in Mexico through the west coast port of Manzanillo. The choice of Manzanillo is a significant one because the port is expected to import Nissan parts and components from Asia ...

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    Parts supply problem stops Mitsubishi production in Venezuela


    MMC Automotriz, the company owned by commercial joint venture Sojitz Group that makes Mitsubishi vehicles under contract in Venezuela, is reported to have stopped operations at its plant in Venezuela for a month because of a delay in the import of parts for assembly.The factory in Barcelona, Anzoátegui State, came ...

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    Volvo Cars introduces inventory management platform with Manheim


    In what is being described as an industry first, Volvo Cars is working with automotive fleet services provider Manheim on a common international platform for inventory management and the wholesaling of used vehicles to its franchised dealers. According to Manheim the platform will enable the Swedish car manufacturer to introduce ...

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    Horizon Lines makes Rubin permanent CEO and president


    US domestic ocean forwarder, Horizon Lines, has elected Steven Rubin as its permanent president and CEO. Rubin was has been filling the roles on an interim basis for the past two months. He is also director of the company, a position to which he was appointed in 2011.“Throughout this interim ...

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    On the right path


    With foreign investment and favourable legislation, Nigeria could spring from automotive stagnation to overtake South Africa as the continent’s lead car manufacturing country. But the supply chain will be a major challenge.Nigeria’s once thriving domestic car assembly industry may be soon be reborn after years of stagnation nearly brought it ...