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GM’s supply chain starts on road to recovery

2019-10-29T13:57:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Companies and workers in General Motors’ supply chain are beginning to return to normal operations now a six-week strike at 55 of the carmaker’s plants in North America has ended after union members accepted a company offer…

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Strikers vote on GM deal

2019-10-23T12:54:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Members of the UAW union are this week voting on a tentative, four-year agreement which negotiators have reached with General Motors (GM)…

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GM strike brings widespread disruption to US supply chain

2019-10-16T08:12:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Month-long strike action taken by GM workers is costing the carmaker dearly and is now impacting the inbound and outbound supply chains across North America

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GM Brazil explores alternatives to road to broaden regional sales

2019-10-09T09:22:00+01:00By Barry Cross

In Brazil, General Motors is exploring various alternatives to road as a means of exporting finished vehicles from its plants there to other countries in South America. Under consideration are rail, river and coastal shipping, but all will require partnering with logistics companies. There are various aims behind making the ...

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Garza to replace Hernandez as head of GM Mexico

2019-08-20T10:56:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Francisco Garza will lead GM Mexico at the end of August when Ernesto Hernandez steps down from the role and retires from a 40-year career with the carmaker

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South Korean trade body fines Japanese auto parts providers

2019-08-07T09:03:00+01:00By Barry Cross

Denso, Diamond Electric Mfg, Hitachi Automotive Systems and Mitsubishi Electric have been fined a total of $76m by South Korea’s fair trade commission..

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Amports expands footprint in Jacksonville

2019-07-16T08:51:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

North American vehicle processor Amports has signed two long-term agreements with Jacksonville Port Authority (Jaxport) in Florida to expand its leasing space…

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GM boosts Cruze imports through Itajaí over first year

2019-07-09T17:10:00+01:00By Barry Cross

In one year of handling finished vehicles on behalf of GM, the Brazilian port of Itajaí reported throughput of almost 25,800 units by June 8, 2019. By the end of June, that figure had risen to more than 27,000 units.

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Market sharing: New rental platform for underused trucks

2019-05-20T09:38:00+01:00By Victoria Johns

Uber and Airbnb have led the way in the sharing economy, but Ryder has now launched an asset-sharing platform for commercial vehicles

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GM withdraws from JV with Uzbek government

2019-01-09T13:01:28+00:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

General Motors has sold off its remaining stake in the GM Uzbekistan joint venture to state-owned company Uzavtosanoat, which held the majority stake in the company. GM Uzbekistan makes Ravon and Chevrolet vehicles at its plant in Asaka.

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Q&A: Neuton Karassawa

2019-01-04T15:12:00+00:00By Tony Danby

Can you give an overview of GM’s logistics activities in Brazil, and your own responsibilities?The scope of my function in the region is to handle the inbound pieces and materials, such as local inbound flows from overseas to South America. I [also] manage outbound flows from the factories to customers ...

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Shifting gear

2018-11-26T09:26:49+00:00By Tony Danby

Brazilian vehicle sales have been gathering pace recently, as the country tentatively recovers from its long recession. Light vehicle sales have shown some growth, while bus and truck sales have positively motored ahead. Vehicle sales this year, however, have been tarnished somewhat by stalling exports – especially to Argentina, which ...

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Mapping for Mercedes

2018-11-19T15:58:00+00:00By Lem Bingley

In June this year, Mercedes-Benz US International (MBUSI) announced the outcome of its inaugural Innovation Challenge, a competition for start-ups which promised $50,000 in prize money as well as the alluring prospect of a contract with Mercedes-Benz in the US, and perhaps also its global parent, Daimler AG. 

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PSA and Nissan boost vehicle production in Africa

2018-11-14T09:42:09+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Production of Opel’s Grandland X and the Peugeot 3008 from semi-knockdown (SKD) kits will begin at the PSA group’s new assembly plant in Walvis Bay, Namibia, before the end of this year. Meanwhile, Nissan has revealed it aims to be the first carmaker to assemble vehicles in Ghana.

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Vehicle makers grapple with cost of trade wars

2018-08-01T14:53:06+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Carmakers are faced with shifting production, higher purchase costs, lower profits and the possibility of raising the price of their products as a consequence of the continuing global trade conflict.

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When will services be back on track?

2018-07-09T14:12:23+01:00By Greg Thompson

The state of the rail freight service in the US has been a leading topic of conversation for several months within vehicle supply chains, with discussions still ongoing between OEMs and rail providers. Questions around the availability of capacity and transit delays that have disrupted the timing of finished vehicle ...

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Africa awakes

2018-07-05T17:24:07+01:00By Gavin du Venage

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Trump’s tariffs attract worldwide disapproval

2018-07-04T10:08:39+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Carmakers, parts manufacturers, trade bodies and the European Union have all sharply criticised the Trump administration’s proposed import tariffs on vehicles and auto parts.

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