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    Is the giant ready to grow again?


    Ceva has faced financial difficulty for the past two years as it coped with debt and recession. Whilst the debt has not gone away, the company is now sufficiently profitable to look at growth. Thomas Cullen has been talking to Ceva’s CEO John Pattullo and considers the company’s options Big ...

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    Putting plan B into action


    When the best-laid schemes of supply chain management go askew, premium freight is the last and best resort to avoid the worst. Marcia MacLeod looks at the contingency thinking and critical strategies that save the day. "What if" thinking Personal services Supply chain preassures In an ideal world the automotive ...

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    Space for rent


    The automotive warehouse real estate market has taken a major hit, but it remains a dynamic sector where the requirements are becoming more and more specificA different game in AsiaThe shape of automotive warehousingInbound warehouses versus aftermarketFuture trends for warehousing locationsThe world’s automotive industry has had a torrid three years: ...

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    Ceva builds contract with BMW in Italy


    Ceva Logistics has signed a three-year agreement with BMW to operate a new dealer metro distribution centre (DMDC) for supply of spare parts to dealers in Lombardy and Piedmont. Ceva will handle BMW and MINI parts in the new 3,100m 2 centre owned by BMW at Albairate in ...

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    A Chinese supply chain in transition


    Rising labour and logistics rates could change the landscape of supply chain management in the automotive industry in China, it emerged last week at a special workshop organised by Automotive Logistics at the transport logistics China trade exhibition in Shanghai. On the other hand, a slowdown in the growth ...

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    Logistics providers recognised at GM Brazil awards


    Five logistics companies were recognised by GM do Brasil in its Supplier of the Year awards held last month in São Caetano do Sul under the theme 'sustainable growth through partnerships'. Ceva Logistics, Tegma Gestao Logistica, Brazul Transporte de Veículos, Cisa Trading and K Line RoRo & Bulk were ...

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    Executives on the move


    Jeffrey Place , vice president, supply chain management at Eaton Corporation’s Vehicle Group has been appointed to the Automotive Industry Action Group’s board of directors. Place is currently responsible for “value-creation strategies and activities” at Eaton in all aspects of the supply chain for 44 locations, in 12 ...

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    Will logistics help end a long winter in Eastern Europe?


    Sales in Eastern Europe and Russia have generally been decimated, although with manufacturers taking a long view, logistics has a critical role to play in making or breaking the recovery Russia shores up domestic production The headache of getting goods into Russia Domestic troubles as well Instability in Central and ...

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    Sharing spare space for spare parts


    Carmakers and suppliers are driving down inventory and consolidating distribution for aftermarket logistics following the economic slowdown, but as Marcus Williams discovers, there could be many more collaborative benefits to be foundLow inventory vs. service levelPrecision profilesCollaborative networksA question of trustFinding the right solutionAftermarket sales are typically more stable than ...

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    Executives on the move


    Frank Erhardt is Ceva ’s new director of contract logistics in Central Europe, replacing Andreas Wagner who is stepping down after eight years at the company. Erhardt was most recently responsible for the automotive/tyres sector within Ceva in Central Europe. He will now oversee the contract logistics ...

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    Carbon reduction scheme gets government backing


    The UK’s Freight Transport Association has received backing for its Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme from the country’s Department for Transport (DfT) following an announcement this week by Lord Adonis, the Secretary of State for Transport (pictured). In a letter to the FTA confirming the DfT’s support for the scheme, ...

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    Mazda signs up Ceva for aftermarket supply in Italy


    Ceva has signed a three-year agreement with Mazda for the distribution of spare parts throughout Italy to 140 of the carmaker’s dealerships and authorised repair outlets. The new contract involves Ceva collecting spare parts on a daily basis from Mazda’s warehouse in Klagenfurt, Austria for transport to Ceva’s distribution ...

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    Toyota recall reveals need for visibility


    Toyota’s recall of millions of vehicles in North America, Europe and China because of accelerator pedals that may stick is a complex and expensive logistics operation, with expedited replacements and repair parts shipped to factories and dealers. But logistics might be the least of Toyota’s supply chain management problems, as ...

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    GM signs specialised and inbound contracts


    General Motors has signed two new contracts with logistics service providers in North America for finished vehicle and inbound parts movements. The first, with specialist vehicle carrier Select 1 Transport, will see the LSP handle all specialised movements throughout GM’s North American testing facilities in Michigan, Arizona, and Colorado. ...

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    Executives on the move


    The Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) is looking for a new executive director with the announcement this week that Mark Morgan (pictured) will be leaving the association at the end of March. Morgan, who has been in the position since August 2006, is returning to the UK for family ...

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    Designing a group logistics strategy for SAIC


    A family of logistical differences Looking abroad, cautiously Getting stronger at home A tale of two Anjis The sprawling Chinese conglomerate is growing quickly across its indigenous brands and joint venture operations, which include truckmaker subsidiaries and an in-house logistics company, Anji Automotive Logistics. Namrita Chow takes a look inside ...

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    TNT targets South America


    TNT is shifting gears to accelerate in the automotive aftermarket and emergency logistics sector, with particular expansion in the booming South American region A sizeable spare parts and emergency freight business Bolstering Brazil Advancing in Argentina Although TNT, which is best known for its €11-billion ($16.5m) revenue mail and express ...

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    Track & trace: do we need the ‘next best thing’?


    The automotive industry has been talking up the potential of RFID for decades, but with budgets strapped, there appears to be no rush to bin the barcodeAuto's enduring affair with the barcodeRFID still only used in fragmentsTrack what is sensibleThe future is now... or soonAt the end of the production ...

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    Back in the fast lane


    Premium freight services nearly disappeared at the outset of the financial crisis. Now recovery and inventory cautious-carmakers have brought back the need for speed, but under new terms. Off a cliff Signs of recovery Same shipments, different day Centralised purchasing Lower cost options A cautious recovery What will electric vehicles ...

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    Packing a punch


    We sort through the tiresome marketing jargon to identify the real innovations in packaging for automotive, and report on the benefitsInnovation is among those words editors should always treat with scepticism (other bugbears include optimisation, continuous improvement and synergy). A purchasing manager or logistics executive should use no less caution ...