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Covid and semiconductor crises have ‘pushed logistics industry forward’

2023-09-27T19:03:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

The pandemic and the semiconductor shortage have encouraged more visibility and transparency between OEMs and automotive tier suppliers, helping the industry not only to recover but to advance further, according to experts.

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UAW strikes latest news: Ford and GM targeted plants expand

2023-09-19T09:24:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

The strikes are targeting one facility from each OEM to begin with, but the union said this could increase as time goes on. 


UAW workers start strike against GM, Ford and Stellantis

2023-09-15T06:53:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Union members begin their strike following failed negotiations with the OEMs for a new contract.

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Big three strikes ’could lead to automotive supplier redundancies’

2023-09-06T12:16:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Potential strike action by UAW members who work at the ‘big three’ carmakers in the US - Ford, GM and Stellantis - could have far-reaching effects across the automotive supply chain. 

GM invests in its Fort Wayne ICE truck plant

GM pauses production of trucks due to parts shortage

2023-08-29T12:09:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

The production pauses come at an already challenging time for GM due to recent union negotiations. 

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GM announces $60m investment in battery materials firm Mitra Chem

2023-08-22T13:42:00+01:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

GM is investing in the battery materials company to help make batteries more affordable and accessible.

Learman, Burnett, Swadia at GM

GM logistics executive changes: Learman leads vehicle logistics, Burnett takes on inbound, Swadia procurement

2023-08-16T19:46:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

General Motors made leadership changes and appointments this summer to its global logistics teams including finished vehicle, inbound material, and purchasing.

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Investing in the long term: Interview series with GM’s Jeff Morrison, VP global purchasing and supply chain

2023-08-04T15:40:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

GM’s global purchasing chief, Jeff Morrison, has forged partnerships across chipmakers and battery materials. Now his team wants to regain more control especially in vehicle logistics, where the industry faces many bottlenecks.

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Rail: the next chip crisis, or new chip solution?

2023-08-04T15:40:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Carmakers like GM have faced similar challenges in securing semiconductor and rail allocation. Purchasing boss Jeff Morrison and his supply chain team see similar solutions.

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Knowing where to be lean and where to be robust in GM’s supply chain

2023-08-04T15:40:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

GM has pursued multiple strategies to increase resilience, from strategic inventory buffers to increasing localisation in North America, according to purchasing chief Jeff Morrison.

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Talking from the top of GM’s supply chain: Jeff Morrison is investing in change

2023-08-04T15:40:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

General Motors’ vice-president for global purchasing and supply chain talks resilience, transforming battery and chip resilience, and why finished vehicle logistics is now one of his top global concerns. 

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GM expands North American EV supply chain with battery materials agreement

2023-06-26T16:29:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

The battery material is set to improve EV battery cell cost, according to GM. 


Suppliers demand OEM accountability on EV plans to support supply chain investment

2023-05-22T17:31:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Suppliers need “accountability” from OEMs across departments on EV strategy and purchasing, according to a major North America OEM-supplier relations index

Christopher Ludwig at FVL North America

The FVL party has started: capacity, ETA, standards and network changes

2023-05-15T22:19:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Halfway through this year’s conference on the sidelines of the evening reception, Christopher Ludwig sums up the highlights so far.

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That’s a wrap, but the conversation is just getting started for finished vehicle logistics

2023-05-15T22:19:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

At the end of FVL North America 2023, Christopher Ludwig reflects on the top themes of the event, with one thing clear: things are changing faster in vehicle logistics than ever before.


Bridging the gap for vehicle distribution in North America

2023-05-15T16:33:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

The current shortage in deep-ocean ro-ro capacity for vehicle imports to North America has necessitated the rapid set up of a landbridge between the west coast ports and inland destinations to the east

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Shared standards for an electric future

2023-05-11T15:27:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

At this week’s FVL North America conference in California, carmakers and their logistics providers discussed how greater collaboration was needed across the sector to establish shared safety and charging standards in the distribution of EVs


GM invests in Michigan for aftersales distribution and EV assembly

2023-05-04T13:48:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

GM is investing in automation technology at its customer care and aftersales centre in Burton to support workers and is looking to build a supplier park in Auburn Hills for the production of EV parts


US vehicle inventory highest in two years

2023-04-17T14:16:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

US carmakers are working hard to increase available inventory of vehicles, with an emphasis on bigger passenger vehicles and pickups, which is now recovered to its highest level since 2021

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US Senate investigates forced labour in auto supply chain

2023-04-11T07:54:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

The US Senate Committee on Finance is questioning car manufacturers and suppliers about the suspected use of forced labour by tier suppliers based in Xinjiang, China

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