All Central America articles – Page 15

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    Gefco develops in Brazil and Spain


    Gefco’s division in Brazil is opening a new office and depot in Minas Gerais state to handle parts movements and at the same time the company has announced new contracts with Volkswagen Group in Spain. Gefco Brazil’s new site is located in Contagem in the southeast of Brazil. The office ...

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    Toyota's total supply chain vision


    Toyota’s North American Logistics Control division is taking a more centralised approach to managing its inbound logistics network in an effort to influence the carmaker’s purchasing decisionsThe Toyota Production System (TPS) demands similar processes for logistics wherever they may take place in the world. The emphasis on heijunka – the ...

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    Ford packs for home


    Ford Motor Company is looking to increase the percentage of returnable packaging and special racks that it owns by up to 50%, as the carmaker seeks to gain more control over its assets in a number of important markets around the globe Vehicle manufacturers rightly consider packaging to be a ...

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    Gefco changes organisation and strategy


    The changes at Gefco over the past year have been among the most closely watched in the automotive logistics sector, notably with RZD Russian Railways buying 75% of the company from PSA Peugeot Citroën, and General Motors outsourcing its logistics management in Europe to Gefco as a fourth party logistics ...

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    US road carrier survey - clear roads up ahead


    Understanding current capacity; Driver recruitment; Survey results; IT investment; Used cars. A survey of vehicle hauliers in the US reveals most are investing in equipment, drivers and technology, but many are concerned about costs and regulation. The American car haulier industry has had a rocky decade. Even before the ...

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    IT updates: global platforms move to the cloud


    Across several articles, we explore how IT systems are being used to integrate data, visibility and cost in the supply chain. First, carmakers are increasingly turning to cloud computing across global platform engineering In these articles... Global platforms in the cloud Mapping the supply chain Cost modelling supply ...

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    Logistics’ guiding hand for Faurecia


    Logistics design and purchasing strategies; Faurecia and the PSA Group Network consolidation; Returnable packaging ; Global growth . Faurecia Interior Systems has a decentralised approach to managing the supply chain, but is trying to take a more complete view for logistics and packaging purchasing France’s Faurecia Group is an ...

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    North American vehicle ports - riding the waves


    Import and export growth trends; North American ports survey; Mapping out old and new shipping routes; Growth in the south and Mexico; Infrastructure developments; Future risks and rewards. Significant growth for both vehicle imports and exports continues throughout North American ports. T he numbers and trends are in ...

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    Brazil's search for savings and investment


    As Brazil grapples with an uncertain economy and government-supported vehicle sales, logistics providers and automotive manufacturers are facing cost and infrastructure pressures that must be overcome Brazil’s automotive market has remained relatively buoyant despite the snag in its economy. However, as costs rise faster than growth in many parts of ...

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    Russia's industry branches out


    The shift of manufacturing away from Moscow and into central and eastern regions of Russia and Central Asia has given rise to new and familiar challenges for the country's inbound and outbound logistics service providers A n increase in Russian vehicle production, particularly in central parts of the country, has ...

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    Brazilian ports law risks ignoring auto terminals


    A revision to a recent law governing new terminal investment in Brazil’s ports is causing concern among ro-ro operators who are worried that concessions will be awarded to bulk commodities and containers at the expense of vehicles. Last December, the Brazilian government announced a R$58 billion ($26 billion) incentive programme ...

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    Import and export systems - fishing for downstream efficiency


    Uneven outbound chain ; Managing over greater distances; Building vehicle destinations into production planning . The links jump to sections of the article Uneven dwell time affects port processors, shipping lines and OEMs alike but is build-for-distribution a wish too far? E ven seasoned automotive logistics veterans ...

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    Renault Nissan more than the sum of its parts


    Step changes in integration; Management and organisation; Combining in the UK; Network map; Russia as an Alliance template; Europe in decline; Finding opportunities. use the links to jump to different sections Four years after Renault Nissan created Alliance Logistics Europe to combine the logistics management and operations of the ...

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    Brazil omits safeguards for ro-ro in ports bill


    The Brazilian government has revised the law governing new terminal investment at the country’s ports this month following the announcement last December that it was introducing a $26m incentive programme to solve endemic problems of congestion. The previous law (8630/93) applying to terminal development stated that the port authority ...

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    Mexico is mission critical


    Either you are in Mexico today or you will be tomorrow. It is a location that is mission critical to the business of carmakers and logistics providers alike but at the moment it is a puzzle with many different pieces, each with its own challenge for the automotive industry. ...

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    A brighter day for LSPs


    Thomas Cullen says automotive is once again a logistics growth driver...for now. The automotive sector has always been big for logistics providers big and tough. Car assembly pioneered the outsourcing of transport, warehousing and line feeding, and served as a model for other sectors. Yet from the 1990s, ...

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    KYB builds logistics network in Customs Union


    Japan’s KYB Corporation, one of the largest suppliers of shock absorbers to carmakers and the aftermarket in the Eurasian region, has opened a central warehouse near the Russian capital Moscow. The new facility is expected to significantly improve the company’s distribution for wholesalers and car owners in the ...

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    Vehicles stranded at Zarate


    Some 20,000 cars are reported stranded at the Argentine port of Zárate because they lack an import licence. Port Terminal Zárate is having to bear the brunt of the problem because it is responsible for 90% of Argentina's finished vehicle import-export business. This lack of speedily issued licences has ...

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    Executives on the move: Dan Bednarzyk, David Aldana, Jim Barnett, Jean-Paul Vignal, Oliver Mélot, Yves Fargues


    Dan Bednarzyk , foremerly vice president of Nissan ’s Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in the US, has moved to the newly-created position at the carmaker of vice president, Total Delivered Cost. In his new role Bednarzyk is leading Nissan's efforts to maximise the company's total delivered cost efficiency ...

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    Kamaz to focus on foreign expansion


    Russia's largest truck manufacturer Kamaz is developing its global logistics with a focus on the creation of production facilities abroad. The company is eager to maintain growth sees the prospects of doing so in the Russian market as less likely. by Vladislav Vorontnikov "Although the capacity of the Russian ...