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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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A problem shared

2019-01-11T12:34:00+00:00By Tony Danby

Packaging experts working across the automotive industry are continually looking for better visibility when tracking the container and its contents to the point of delivery and back. 

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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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Reaping the benefits of collaborating on containers

2018-07-16T17:14:26+01:00By Tony Danby

When an OEM orders parts from its tier suppliers, it can find itself with limited visibility over just where containers of parts are within the supply chain and how soon they will arrive. Tracing containers can be a complex business – and if a problem does occur, the vehicle-maker needs ...

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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.

GM Breaks Ground on $65 million ACDelco and Genuine GM Parts Processing Facility

GM breaks ground on Michigan parts centre

2018-06-27T15:01:39+01:00By Steve Garnsey

General Motors has stated construction of a $65m (€56m) parts processing centre (PPC) in Burton, Michigan. The development represents the company’s largest single investment in a US warehousing and logistics facility for almost 40 years and it is being managed by General Motors Customer Care and Aftersales (GMCCA).

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GM invests in struggling South Korea division

2018-05-16T10:26:31+01:00By Marcus Williams

GM has revealed it is to invest $2.8 billion in two new global vehicle programmes for local and export markets in South Korea over the next decade as part of a plan to return its struggling division there to profitability.

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Waking up to a new dawn

2018-04-27T15:51:03+01:00By tony, Tony Danby

Brazilian vehicle manufacturers are increasingly optimistic that the country can claw its way out of a deep recession. The country is experiencing a period of low inflation, low interest rates, light GDP growth and a tentative recovery in employment, reflected in improving purchasing power and consumer confidence. Moreover, consumers with ...

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PSA Group reorganises supply chain roles

2018-04-11T10:11:09+01:00By Marcus Williams

Etienne Jacob (pictured) has moved to become senior vice-president of supply chain at Opel/Vauxhall, based in Rüsselsheim, Germany. He moves from his role as vice-president of supply chain transport and packaging at PSA Group, which now owns the Opel and Vauxhall divisions following last years’ buyout by General Motors.

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GM calls for dialogue as US-China trade war looms

2018-04-09T12:37:13+01:00By Steve Garnsey

General Motors has called on the US and China to pursue long-term, lasting trade policies in the face of threats by each country to impose a total of $50 billion in import tariffs on each other’s goods. China has said it would impose a 25% tariff on 106 US products, ...

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PSA to move engine production closer to assembly plants

2018-03-27T17:45:42+01:00By Steve Garnsey

French carmaker PSA Group is to reorganise operations across Europe to boost regional competitiveness by improving the performance of its powertrain plants. Some production will be transferred from Asia in line with company plans to make components as close as possible to its car plants, thus cutting supply times and ...

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