All Ceva Logistics articles – Page 13

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    Turning the corner


    Key trendsLogistics challengesIn a big countryBuilding on core strengthsConfidence is returning to the automotive industry in Australia after a period of slump but challenges such as infrastructure investment and supply chain flexibility need to be met, writes Andrew Williams.In the wake of the global financial crisis, the Australian automotive industry ...

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    Palletisation grows in India


    The use of pallets in the Indian automotive sector is patchy and influenced by a lack of infrastructure but there are signs that palletisation is about to be embraced. Low take-up of pallestisation; Need for infrastructure improvement; Stabilisation of sizes; Who will be the first to jump?; Parameters for pallet ...

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    China's aftermarket is waiting for the ripple


    The aftermarket in China is lagging behind the manufacture of and demand for cars but there are encouraging signs that consolidation and specialisation of services is on the rise. An overview of China's aftermarket; Early days; The aftermarket versus the auto market; Packaging in the aftermarket; The dealership challenge; Warranty ...

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    Making the warehouse visible


    The key to an efficient automotive operation is a successful warehouse system but it needs to be integrated and transparent to reach its optimum efficiency.Consolidating different systems;Supporting cross-docking;Range of picking systems;Barcode scanning;Costs of investment.Ever since the first Model T rolled off Ford’s production line, manufacturing processes were seen as key ...

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    Global round up


    Cat Logistics expands US distribution with Spokane centre Caterpillar Logistics Services will begin construction this summer on a new US parts distribution centre in Spokane, Washington, which is expected to be completed next year and will replace the company’s existing 11,600m2 facility. The new facility is part of the ...

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    Ceva extends Fiat-Chrysler service


    Ceva Logistics has extended its spare parts service for Fiat Group with a supply chain management contract that will see it handle warehousing and distribution of parts for all Chrysler brands in Spain and Portugal. The company will handle approximately 30,000 items a year for Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge ...

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    Ceva targets global supply chain


    Ceva Logistics has created a new organization called Supply Chain Solutions, which it says will more effectively respond to the global demands of its customers. It has also announced the latest offering in its SMART Solutions portfolio with the addition of SMART End to End, which the new division will ...

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    Executives on the move


    Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America (TEMA) has appointed Kazuhiro Miyauchi its executive vice president of purchasing, production control and logistics control. He moves from Toyota Motor Corporation’s purchasing project management and unit parts division but will retain his position there as managing officer in addition to his new ...

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    Global news in brief


    Saturday night’s alright for Ceva Ceva Logistics has added services for Saturday deliveries to the US from Mexico as part of its Consolidated Border Truck programme (CBT). The Saturday Night Expedite service will ensure the transport of freight that needs to arrive in the Midwest or Ontario, Canada by Monday ...

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    Executives on the move


    As part of a number of management changes taking place at Hoëgh Autoliners over the next few months, as of April, Ingar Skiaker has been appointed chief operating officer, based in Oslo, Norway while Steinar Løvdal is the new president of Höegh Autoliners Inc. based in Jericho, New York. Ingar ...

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    Fiat to bring freight forwarding in-house


    Fiat is planning to bring freight forwarding and network management in-house for its European inbound supply chain in the next year across both its automotive and industrial divisions, functions that are currently managed by lead logistics providers (LLP). The transition is made possible by investment in Oracle’s transport management system ...

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    Thailand takes off


    Strong government incentives for manufacturers coupled with regional freetrade agreements and growing domestic and export demand are spurring a fast growing automotive sector in Thailand. Russell Beron and Ellen Hua take a look at how the market is developing and what LSPs are doing to keep up. Thai automotive growth ...

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    Collaborating in the aftermarket


    Marcia MacLeod discovers how logistics companies and manufacturers in the US are waking up to the benefits of shared services and more collaboration in the aftermarket supply chain.Dealing with damageCollaborating on deliveryCombing inbound with aftermarketThe sheer size of North America, with more than 3,000 miles between east and west coasts ...

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    Ceva builds on Italian market with Merc contract


    Mercedes-Benz has signed a three-year contract with Ceva Logistics for the distribution of aftermarket parts for Mercedes and smart brand vehicles in Italy. Ceva will now be responsible for the loading of equipment at the Mercedes-Benz warehouse in Capena, near Rome, as well as the inland transportation of spare ...

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    FCPA probe may target more forwarders


    German freight forwarder DB Schenker has strongly denied claims that it is subject to a new investigation into possible violations of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act being carried out by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). According to a report published on ...

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    Executives on the move


    Supply chain services provider APL Logistics has hired Rinaldy Sudyatmiko as Senior Director of Automotive Business Development in Singapore. Sudyatmiko is part of the APL Logistics Automotive unit, which provides supply chain management support to carmakers and parts manufacturers around the world. Sudyatmiko has more than 15 years of experience ...

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    Ceva signs deals in Brazil and UK


    Ceva Logistics has signed deals with two of Japan’s biggest carmakers for aftermarket distribution in Brazil and the UK worth a total of €14m ($19m). In the first deal the company has signed a three-year contract with Honda’s division in Brazil – Honda Automóveis do Brasil – for the ...

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    A pivot to the automotive world?


    Already integral to European vehicle production, Turkey is back on track to becoming a base for automotive output on a global scale, but OEMs operating there need to tackle the risks involved in their disparate and over-extended supply chains European connections Stretching the chain More consolidation Finished vehicles A surprisingly ...

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    No cost to spare


    The automotive aftermarket in Europe has become radically more competitive thanks to the Block Exemption and global sourcing. Malcolm Wheatley investigates the approaches carmakers and providers are taking to save costs and increase speed in the supply chain All in flux Honda Europe reshapes delivery approach Can't spare the profits ...

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    A little extra planning goes a long way


    By Marcia MacLeod Relentless innovation is one of the five ‘mega trends’ that will hit logistics over the next year, said Agility Logistics’ CEO for Europe, Beat Simon, at eyefortransport’s 3PL conference held in the Belgian capital Brussels recently. The others he outlined were economic moderation, the rise in ...