All Ceva Logistics articles – Page 15

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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 business for the ...

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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 ...

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    Time-critical recovery to continue next year?


    In just over a week the annual time-critical movement of consumer goods par excellence will be getting underway from the North Pole for the budget price of a glass of egg nog, or milk and cookies left by the chimney. But time-critical movements of automotive parts have also seen a ...

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    Ceva provides full distribution for Goodyear Turkey


    Goodyear’s Turkish division, Goodyear Lastikleri TAS, has chosen Ceva Logistics to be its logistics provider, providing full truck load (FTL) and less-than-truckload (LTL) distribution services from the tyre maker’s Adapazari and Izmit plants to dealers and automotive manufacturers throughout the country. In all Ceva anticipates distributing around 45,000 tonnes ...

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    Joined-up thinking for UK supply chain


    Carmakers, suppliers and logistics service providers serving the UK market have welcomed the setting up of the Automotive Council by the UK government, which was announced by business secretary Lord Mandelson last week. The Council, which will bring government and automotive industry representatives together to address the long-term strategic ...

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    Ceva's collaborative network benefits BMW


    Ceva Logistics has secured a spare parts delivery contract with BMW for the full range of spare parts for all BMW and MINI parts involving 200 dealerships across the UK. The contract was previously handled by DHL. Seven of Ceva’s common outbase platforms will support the distribution, as well ...

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    Executives on the move


    Ceva Logistics has appointed Caio Najm (pictured) as general director in Brazil, replacing Giuseppe De Vincenzo, who leaves Ceva Brazil after six years to pursue a new role with Ceva outside the country. Najm has more than 25 years of experience, having worked in companies including Compañia Transportadora, Coml. Translor ...

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    Greater efficiency in India is just around the corner


    Inefficient processes, inadequate infrastructure and multiple tax structures are being blamed for the excessive cost of logistics in India, according to a new report from CRISIL Research, the country’s largest independent research house. But the findings suggest that greater efficiency can be achieved by outsourcing to 3PLs, supported by more ...

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    US 3PLs could see light in 2010


    While 2009 will be the first year since at least 1996 that the US third-party logistics (3PL) market will contract, 2010 could signal a fairly strong return to growth, according to a report, “Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management”, by Armstrong & Associates, a US-based consultancy. In ...