Suppliers demand OEM accountability on EV plans to support supply chain investment
Suppliers need “accountability” from OEMs across departments on EV strategy and purchasing, according to a major North America OEM-supplier relations index
US Senate investigates forced labour in auto supply chain
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
Mamadou Diallo to lead national operations at American Honda
Mamadou Diallo is taking over from Dave Gardner as executive vice-president of national operations at American Honda, where he will look after sales planning and strategy, and logistics
The swing of the post-Covid pendulum
Dennis Manns, executive vice-president of advisory group North Motors, talks in detail about the lessons learned from the disruption of the last three years and why better communication is crucial
LG and Honda formalise joint battery venture for North American supply
Honda has become the latest in a string of OEMs to tie up a joint venture with LG Energy Solutions for EV battery supply in North America.
US DoE announces $2.5 billion loan to accelerate Ultium Cells plants
GM’s battery joint venture with LG Energy Solution – Ultium Cells – is getting a production boost from a $2.5 billion loan from the US Department of Energy
Global automotive outlook: no return to normal
Leading analyst Joe McCabe shares insight on the key trends shaping the market, including EV forecasts, semiconductors and OEMs’ inventory and business models.
George Grahovac leaves Honda for global consulting role
George Grahovac has left Honda after a 30+ year tenure in supply chain and logistics to take up a role as senior consultant at Ernst and Young Global Consulting
The benefits of a better pack mentality
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
Honda joins GM, Stellantis in US battery joint ventures with LG
After announcing a partnership with GM to use its Ultium platform and Sony to build future EVs, Honda will now partner with LG to make batteries in the US
Blueprints for the rebound at North America’s vehicle ports
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
Suppliers Partnership releases updated guidance for automotive packaging
The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment has released an updated guidance document on sustainable packaging for automotive manufacturing operations
A gateway for growth in the Gulf
The US Gulf coast has a new port for finished vehicle trade that offers competitive advantages in cost and time, and the latest in vehicle processing services and technology
Supply shortages hit UK vehicle output in Q1 says SMMT
Vehicle production in the UK in the first quarter of this year was badly affected by supply shortages while also dealing with a tough economic environment with rising energy costs and other inflationary factors
An ongoing crisis for terminal throughput
Supply chain delays that were initially viewed as temporary hiccups have now morphed into a prolonged crisis as global trade dynamics have been upended
IBM to integrate and manage Honda Europe’s finance and procurement
Honda Motor Europe has recently signed a five-year agreement with IBM under which the consultancy plans to manage and run Honda’s finance and procurement operations across Europe.
Localising the balance of power at GM
GM is putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to stated goals for electric and autonomous vehicle production in North America. Closer integration with its battery suppliers is key to success, as is its strategic alliance with Honda, writes Marcus Williams
AL FVL Autumn 2021 digital edition – Moving forward together through disruption
The autumn digital edition of Automotive Logistics and Finished Vehicle Logistics magazine is out now, featuring a four-part, in-depth special on Renault Group, in which its top executive for supply chain and logistics, Jean-François Salles, explains the supply chain revolution underway at the carmaker
Accelerate to net zero in the supply chain
Sustainability leaders from General Motors, Toyota, Honda and Kuehne and Nagel discuss how they are working together on common standards, actions and performance to better measure and reduce emissions in the global supply chain, including through The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment.
Building a better North American supply chain with Nissan, Toyota, Honda and Volkswagen
Senior supply chain and logistics leaders debate the key challenges and opportunities defining their organisations’ pathway to success.