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    The time is now
: Joining the Mexican wave of logistics investment

    2014-10-21T19:04:16Z

    Mexico is firmly in the spotlight, as a wave of new investment is announced by OEMs across the globe, including most recently BMW, Infinity, Mercedes-Benz and Kia. With more carmakers and tier suppliers adding production capacity, vehicle output is expected to grow by 50% by the end of the decade, ...

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    Africa potential and material cost key to South African survival

    2014-10-21T18:32:50Z

    South Africa’s automotive industry could face significant declines should the market fail to address issues including a lack of supply chain localisation, high costs and logistics disadvantages. Despite close access to fast-growing African markets, speakers at the recent South African Automotive Week warned that the country could share a similar ...

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    Change on the horizon

    2014-10-20T09:03:55Z

    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 ...

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    Gianfranco Sgro to lead K+N contract logistics

    2014-10-15T13:15:07Z

    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 1 st 2015. Trefzger will hold ...

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    Lufthansa Cargo expands in Africa

    2014-10-14T17:09:34Z

    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, ...

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    Cutting logistics costs key to GM profit targets

    2014-10-08T12:02:51Z

    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 ...

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    Kinsella leaves Gefco for automotive role at Expeditors

    2014-10-07T17:21:35Z

    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, ...

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    Investment needed for Rosario to grow as FV port says Murchison

    2014-10-01T22:17:40Z

    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 ...

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    Editor's note: looking for smart guesswork

    2014-09-26T09:00:51Z

    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 ...

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    General Motors: waste not, want not

    2014-09-24T14:09:43Z

    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 ...

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    Global conference: relentless logistics at Ford, Honda and Chrysler

    2014-09-24T10:36:47Z

    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 ...

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    A stronger grip on the market

    2014-09-22T16:50:23Z

    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 Coia Based in Milan, Italy, Pirelli & C SpA is the world’s fifth largest tyre manufacturer, with 22 factories in 13 countries around the ...

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    Brazil is slowing down to take stock

    2014-09-22T15:14:42Z

    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 growth Following several years of boom time over much of the past decade, Brazil’s automotive supply chain players are now ...

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    When supply is a close run thing

    2014-09-22T14:51:09Z

    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 ...

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    Dressing for a hot market in a cold network

    2014-09-20T00:13:07Z

    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

    2014-09-16T17:05:45Z

    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, ...

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    Automotive Logistics launches first Mexico conference

    2014-09-16T05:58:51Z

    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 ...

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    Renault-Nissan and Daimler focus on Manzanillo port

    2014-09-10T14:33:00Z

    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

    2014-09-10T14:18:35Z

    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, ...

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    Volvo Cars introduces inventory management platform with Manheim

    2014-09-09T13:58:18Z

    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 ...