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
Supply chain delays that were initially viewed as temporary hiccups have now morphed into a prolonged crisis as global trade dynamics have been upended
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.
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
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
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.
Senior supply chain and logistics leaders debate the key challenges and opportunities defining their organisations’ pathway to success.
At last week’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Global Live conference, leading carmakers discussed how crisis management has realigned the logistics and supply chain function within their organisations, and put it front and centre
Carmakers and their supplier partners are collaborating more closly through a number of initiatives designed to make the future of automotive production and logistics more sustainable
American Honda will release its first fully electric SUV in North America in 2024 and aims to deliver 70,000 units of the Prologue to dealers in the first year
As part of their ongoing agreement for the joint development of electric vehicles, GM and Honda are reported to have agreed to share 50% of parts by value on future EV products
Driving home the reality of global market changes: Honda Swindon factory closure makes way for logistics site
Honda has closed its Swindon, UK plant, as it ends European production. The carmaker is focusing electric vehicle investment and scale in Asia, and is a sign of how electrification could reshape manufacturing footprints.
As part of the The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment, Ford, GM, Honda, Stellantis and Toyota have drawn up five KPIs for the industry to follow designed to cut carbon from the inbound supply chain
Kuehne + Nagel is helping Dongfeng Honda to save 16,000 tonnes of CO2 by switching inbound parts deliveries in China from road to rail
There are regional differences in the sales and manufacture of electric vehicles that are affecting finished vehicle logistics flows, with some countries with relatively small automotive output becoming the bigger EV exporters. That has consequences for finished vehicle logistics, as a new report from Ultima Media’s business intelligence unit, Automotive, makes clear
Keep up with changing supplier relationships between electric vehicle manufacturers and battery cell suppliers in this database.
Alan Kwan has taken up a new role at American Honda Motor as assistant vice-president and division head for sales and logistics planning.
As Europe develops an appetite for battery electric vehicles (BEVs), with Volkswagen’s ID.3 even becoming the second-best selling car overall in December, North America continues to lag behind. Although it is unlikely to catch up to Europe any time soon, things are beginning to move when it comes to local manufacturing, with some major OEMs and some credible start-ups announcing big investments for new models.
The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) is an association of vehicle makers and suppliers that works with US government bodies, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), on projects designed to advance environmental sustainability while providing economic value to the automotive supply chain. At the end of 2020, the SP published guidance on sustainable packaging aimed at reducing waste in the automotive sector and increasing the amount of packaging that could be recycled
Honda will be importing test versions of the Cruise autonomous, electric vehicle from the US to Japan this year for use in its Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) business there. Meanwhile, Cruise and its owner GM have signed a deal with Microsoft to further commercialise autonomous vehicles through the computing giant’s Azure application.