All CHEP articles – Page 3

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    Le Mercier to lead Chep's automotive business


    Container pooling provider, Chep Automotive and Industrial Solutions, has appointed Laurent Le Mercier to the newly created position of senior vice president, Global Automotive. [sam_ad id=6 codes='true']Le Mercier will head Chep's local automotive businesses around the world and develop it into one customer-focused business unit, according to the company.The company ...

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    How best to track the pack?


    Recently developed RFID tags are becoming gradually more accessible to the masses, but do the benefits of this technology outweigh its initial expense.Track-and-trace technology enables users to locate and identify items throughout the supply chain. Methods adopted for such purposes on the returnable transit packaging used for moving automotive components ...

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    Executive summary: Blue skies over Bonn as logistics returns to growth


    Vehicle sales and production are rising again in Europe, while supply chain complexity is driving more demand for logistics and better systems. But many risks remain both within the industry, and on Europe's periphery. Additional reporting by Marcus Williams and Zoë Apostolides[sam_ad id=6 codes='true']Although the Europe conference was held at ...

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    ​Chep to unveil intercontinental pooling service at AL Europe


    Reusable container and pallet pooling provider, Chep, will reveal a new intercontinental pooling service to the industry at the Automotive Logistics Europe conference, being held in Bonn, Germany this week.“With our new offering we have developed an efficient, sustainable and cost effective packaging solution for industrial companies with a globalised ...

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    Getting to the point of return


    As China’s use of returnable packaging for automotive parts grows, the need for standardisation has become increasingly importantThe move towards wider use of returnable packaging is gaining momentum in China, although it still has a long way to go. Increasing the use of such equipment still depends largely on further ...

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    This year’s Europe conference is streaming Live online!


    This year's Automotive Logistics Europe conference, being held in Bonn, Germany, is now live streaming debate and offering those in direct attendance, and those with an interest abroad, the ability to participate online.Once again the conference has filled the stylish and spacious Kameha Grand Hotel on the banks of the ...

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    Raising the Indian supply chain: Q&A with Sudam Maitra


    Sudam Maitra (pictured) talks to Ramesh Kumar about using third party logistics providers and mapping the tier supply chainRamesh Kumar: You’re planning a new manufacturing facility in Gujarat. Will you entice suppliers to set up factory-side facilities?Sudam Maitra: It will be a mix-and-match. Today, we have a lot of suppliers ...

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    Is expendable packaging too expensive?


    Depending on its use, received wisdom about one-way packaging in the automotive supply chain does not necessarily applyIn this story... Tipping toward one-way Returnable reasoning Container risks Mixed solutionsIn an assembly plant somewhere in Detroit, there’s something going on that, according to conventional automotive industry custom and practice, shouldn’t be. ...

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    CAPS rebrands container management business


    US-based pooling service provider Container and Pooling Solutions (CAPS) has rebranded its Intermediate Bulk Container management business as Chep Pallecon Solutions. Chep and CAPS are both divisions of supply chain and information management provider Brambles.“We have combined forces with the existing Chep Automotive & Industrial Solutions group under a much ...

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    India packaging – the next best thing to being naked


    Short of parts arriving without any packaging at all, OEMs and inbound logictics providers in India are working together to ensure line-side delivery in the most efficient and cost-effective means possible Experts claim that the price of packaging, including its transport costs and impacts on the automotive supply chain, account ...

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    Chep adds foldable large container for European automotive industry


    Packaging-pooling provider Chep has added a foldable large container (FLC) sized for the European automotive market to its fleet of returnable equipment. The container, called FLC 1208, is based on the standard 1,200 x 800mm size of European pallets, which is currently used in the majority of warehousing and transport ...

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    Packaging: to own, or not to own?


    What influences OEMs and suppliers in their decision to own or outsource packaging in different regions? The approaches vary considerable and depend on factors ranging from the existence or non-existence of standards, as well the types of parts flowsIN THIS STORY... ​Questions of ownershipReasons to outsourceRegional variationsContainer evolution The automotive ...

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    Executives on the move: Scott Mize, Robert Pitt, Emmanuel Boudon, Larry Pavey, Michael McClelland, Julie Krehbiel, Patrick Bauer, Gilles Cudia, Monika Ribar, Peter Ulber, Matt Yearling, Yasunobu Hirag


    Scott Mize, previously national manager of Vehicle Logistics at Glovis America, has taken up a new role at Nissan North America as manager of Purchasing. Prior to his short tenure at Glovis, Mize was manager of national transportation, Mazda North America Operations. There have also been moves at the ...

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    Packaged for prime protection


    Aftermarket differencesPackaging methodsReusable packaging and cardboardDunnage and foamMarcia MacLeod reports on the requirements for packaging in the aftermarket and finds that while processes vary by OEM and by region, its importance is greater than ever.With milkrun, sequencing and just-in-time supply chains dominating automotive production, plants are used to seeing parts ...

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    Executives on the move: Thomas Banholzer, Markus Gichert, Luca Rossi, Marcelo Di Benedetto, Mike Pilkington, Andrew Hetzel, Steve Maltby, Stephen Hucklesby, Ray LaHood


    In early January Thomas Banholzer took over as manager of network design and procurement for vehicle logistics at Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), Daimler’s US division with responsibility for Mercedes-Benz and smart passenger cars, and Sprinter vans. He took over the role from Markus Gichert, who has returned to Daimler’s headquarters ...

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    Gleaming the cube


    Simple, standardised packaging can help achieve increased container fill, flexibility and safety.The globalisation of automotive supply chains has prompted many changes in the packaging of automotive parts. Most parts moving in markets across Asia are shipped in expendable packaging, as are parts shipped across continents. There are some signs that ...

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    Christine Krathwohl and the global power player that is GM


    GM’s intercontinental material shipments have risen dramatically, changing the dynamic of logistics management and purchasing at the carmaker. Christine Krathwohl, executive director of global logistics and supplier diversity, tells how she is looking for global logistics engineering from providers and increased visibility to keep costs and flows under control.General Motors’ ...

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    Collaboration in China - also known as 'huddling for warmth'


    Ellen Hua finds China’s logistics providers keen to pull together as growth in the country slows, putting an emphasis on building partnerships between larger and smaller providers and carmakers.With China’s economic growth and its integration into the global supply chain, logistics service providers in the country’s automotive sector have had ...

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    Chep signs with Delamode; launches IcoQube


    Container pooling provider Chep is working with the Delamode Group, which provides logistics and forwarding services in Central and Eastern Europe, for the transport and handling of standard multiple-use containers for automotive suppliers based in Romania. An average of 60 to 70 truckloads per month are processed at ...

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    Readying the new model army


    What happens when?;Bridging the distance;Value added;From concept to execution;Innovative concepts;Environmental considerations.New model programmes present the biggest opportunity to improve the performance of inbound packaging, but is the industry making the best use if it? Jonathan Ward reportsPackaging decisions in vehicle manufacture are intimately linked to new model programmes. While carmakers, ...