All Ceva Logistics articles – Page 14

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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 chainAll in fluxHonda Europe reshapes delivery approachCan't spare the profits from sparesOEMs need ...

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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 emerging ...

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    Executives on the move


    Ceva Logistics has announced that Didier Chenneveau, currently European vice president and chief supply chain officer for LG Electronics, will take over as head of Ceva’s growing business in Asia Pacific from Vittorio Favati. “I am pleased to welcome Didier on board and believe he will bring strong leadership ...

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    Global news in brief


    Russia revises import tariffs for foreign assemblyRussia is revising its rules for foreign vehicle assembly in the country, exempting carmakers from abroad that make up to 300,000 vehicles per year there from import tariffs on parts for eight years. Under the current rules, foreign companies benefit from discounted tariff ...

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    Global news in brief


    STVA takes Toyotas to PolandSTVA, the automotive subsidiary of French rail company SNCF, has won a one year contract with Toyota Europe to ship vehicles from the port of Zeebrugge in Belgium to Mszczonów, near Warsaw in Poland for distribution to the Polish and Ukraine markets. The contract, formerly tendered ...

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    Executives on the move


    Helmut Nittmann, who was Ford’s North American director for service parts supply and logistics, has seen his responsibilities extended under a new title as global director, parts supply and logistics. He will now head service parts supply and logistics strategy in the Americas (both north and south), as well as ...

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    Executives on the move


    Ceva Logistics has announced that from the beginning of November, Leigh Pomlett will be president, Northern Europe. Leigh is currently executive vice president for the UK, Ireland and Nordics business and will hold on to these responsibilities in his new role. Leigh has spent over 30 years in the transport ...

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    Time to share the burden - industry gathers for Automotive Logistics Global conference in Detroit


    That old watchword collaboration was on the lips of carmakers, suppliers and logistics providers alike as they gathered for the Automotive Logistics Global conference in Dearborn, Michigan this week. The conference, which began on Monday with attendee numbers that confirmed an automotive industry very much on the rebound from the ...

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    Freight audit on the rise in Europe


    Long an outsourced service in the US, Europe-based manufacturers are beginning cotton on to the benefits of freight audit and pay, and other e-commerce tools to tighten their supply chainsEurope is complicatedTier suppliers sold on freight audit and payBorn in the 1950s out of US legislation standardising freight rates and ...

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    A misty outlook for container sea trade


    Car component trade by sea container has recovered well since the recession, but box shortages and slow steaming have caused issues for some manufacturers’ supply chains. And with the outlook uncertain, capacity questions remain unansweredContainer shipping and the car businessHonda UK works direct with shippersSafmarine builds a closer relationship with ...

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    Global news in brief


    NYK vessel attacked near IndonesiaA car carrier operated by NYK Line was attacked by pirates off the coast of Indonesia, near Kalimantan, earlier this month. The Cheerleader, which was travelling between Kobe, Japan and Jakarta in Indonesia,was boarded by pirates on September 10th. The pirates stole money but fled without ...

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    Executives on the move


    Renault has announced that as from 1 December 2010, executive vice president for Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Michel Gornet, will retire and be succeeded by Gerard Leclercq, currently senior vice president, Human Resources. Leclercq will join the Renault Executive Committee and report to Patrick Pélata, chief operating officer. Gornet was ...

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    Honda Logistics happy to continue with Ceva


    Ceva Logistics has signed a three-year renewal of its contract with Honda Logistics Europe worth €6.7m for the forwarding of spare parts for cars, motorcycles and power equipment. The company will distribute parts to more than 1,500 Honda dealers around Italy. The company will also handle the Italian network distribution ...

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    Triumph for Ceva with distribution contract


    Ceva Logistics has signed a three-year contract worth an annual €11m ($14m) with Triumph Motorcycles to streamline international logistics flows of components, accessories and finished motorcycles. Ceva will handle the ocean movement of motorcycles as well as parts from suppliers in Asia and Europe to Triumph’s global manufacturing network. It ...

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    Ceva expands service for Renault in Spain


    Renault has signed a three-year extension to its contract with Ceva Logistics in Spain that includes an expansion to services provided for the carmaker’s three plants in the country. Ceva will continue to manage logistics provision at Renault’s plants in Valladolid and Palencia facilities but will now also manage inbound ...

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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 optionsBig financeThe ...

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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" thinkingPersonal servicesSupply chain preassuresIn an ideal world the automotive supply chain would run ...

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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 3,100m2 centre owned by BMW at Albairate in the west of ...

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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 of ...