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Ford looks for capacity to deliver increased output in US

2023-03-07T15:48:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Ford is boosting production of its Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning amongst other of its best selling models but needs to ensure it can cut leads times and secure outbound capacity


Ford announces 3,800 jobs cuts across Europe

2023-02-20T08:58:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison

Daniel Harrison, automotive analyst at Ultima Media, talks to BBC Radio 5 Live about Ford’s restructuring and job cuts in Europe and the UK

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Battery problem stops F-150 Lightning production at Ford

2023-02-19T16:29:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Ford has had to halt assembly of the F-150 Lightning etruck because of a problem with the battery supplied by SK Battery America in Georgia 

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Ford takes next step in localising EV battery making in US

2023-02-14T14:15:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Ford will make its own lithium iron phosphate batteries in the US from 2026 at a new $3.5 billion plant located in Marshall, Michigan


Laesch replaces Mikkelsen as head of vehicle logistics at Ford

2022-12-21T11:44:00+00:00By Hazel Southwell

Long-term Ford employee Michael Laesch has taken on the role as manager of North American and ocean vehicle logistics from Bill Mikkelsen

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The fast track to problem-solving at FVL North America

2022-12-01T12:39:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Experts in finished vehicle logistics are meeting in California next May to share ideas on managing capacity constraints, labour shortages and the transition to EV logistics 

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Ford to cut carbon across supply chain with Manufacture 2030

2022-11-22T10:36:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Ford has joined the online cross-industry platform Manufacture 2030, which provides digital tools to measure, manage and help reduce carbon emissions produced in the supply chain

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Strategies for a sustainable US auto sector

2022-11-01T15:16:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Cleaning up the finished vehicle is a priority for meeting climate targets and that includes cleaning up the supply chain and logistics supporting localised production of EVs, which is what the Inflation Reduction Act aims to do


Russia pins hopes on electric future as carmakers continue exodus

2022-10-31T17:18:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

As foreign carmakers continue to cut ties with Russia the country is finding it hard to secure parts for nationalised production and is now looking at EV investment as a strategy to rebuild


Carmakers look to restructure European dealer network

2022-10-24T15:50:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

European carmakers are looking to cut costs from the distrubution of their vehicles at a time when capacity is curtailed and digital tools offer alternatives to the traditional way of selling vehicles

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Martina Graser replaces Dirk Willmann at Ford Europe

2022-10-04T13:49:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Martina Graser is replacing Dirk Willmann as Ford’s director of material planning and logistics (MP&L) in Europe. Willmann is retiring after a career with the carmaker covering 30+ years


Joe Hinrichs takes over as head of CSX

2022-09-15T16:00:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Ford veteran Joe Hinrichs will take over as president and CEO of North American Class 1 rail provider CSX later this month, replacing James Foote who is retiring


The benefits of a better pack mentality

2022-09-08T13:43:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

GM and Magna International discuss the latest gains in sustainable packaging ahead of a focused discussion at ALSC Global in Detroit on September 20-22 that also include Orbis

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Jaxport promotes James Bennett to chief operating officer role

2022-08-22T16:44:00+01:00By Hazel Southwell

James Bennett is moving to a new role at Jaxport as chief operating officer where continuing development of automotive capacity at Blount Island will be one of his key tasks


Low river levels hamper vehicle shipments in Europe

2022-08-12T15:30:00+01:00By Hazel Southwell

Carmakers in Europe are keeping a close eye on critically low levels across the inland waterway network, with Ford taking action to lessen loads but increase frequency

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Blueprints for the rebound at North America’s vehicle ports

2022-08-10T15:03:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

North America’s main vehicle-handling ports are preparing for a return in volumes as production stabilises and have built in more sustainable ways to process them

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Lithium-ion battery gigafactory database

2022-08-02T09:28:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Track electric vehicle lithium battery gigafactories by manufacturer, location, manufacturer, current and planned gigawatt (GWh) capacity.

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AL FVL summer 2022 digital edition – Boxing clever in the wake of chaos

2022-07-19T11:12:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

The latest edition of ALFVL magazine is out now and features interviews with top executives at BMW and SAIC VW as well as insights into North American vehicle ports, Europe-China rail and greater collaboration between the automotive and semiconductor sectors


Dave Bozeman to replace Frederiek Toney at Ford

2022-07-18T10:21:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Frederiek Toney, vice-president of the Ford Customer Service Division (FCSD), is leaving the company later this year after a career stretching 22 years. Dave Bozeman will take over from him


Suppliers Partnership releases updated guidance for automotive packaging

2022-07-14T13:45:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment has released an updated guidance document on sustainable packaging for automotive manufacturing operations

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