The strikes are targeting one facility from each OEM to begin with, but the union said this could increase as time goes on.
Union members begin their strike following failed negotiations with the OEMs for a new contract.
She takes over from Kerstin Enochsson, who left the role in June to join Swedish manufacturer SFK.
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.
The battery gigafactory will have an initial annual production capacity of 34 GWh.
Mercedes Figueroa is now VP logistics for North America at Stellantis, leading logistics functions for the carmaker across the region and for international parts and vehicle flows.
In the role, François Leclercq will oversee logistics and report into the French division’s director.
The industry is calling for an industrial strategy and support in the transition to electric vehicles ahead of rules of origin tariffs being implemented.
Christopher Mattingly has retired from his role as vice-president of transportation in North America for the carmaker after a 30-year commitment to the company that began at Chrysler
Nick Thompson, head of vehicle logistics – North America at Stellantis, talks about the different intiatives the carmaker is taking to tackle capacity constraints with greater efficiency, including dealer pick-ups from vehicle distribution centres
Stellantis, which has manufacturing plants in Luton and Ellesmere Port, said competitiveness in the UK needs to be reinforced by establishing more battery production in the UK
As supply chain disruption eases, UK carmakers have increased production and export volumes, but Stellantis and Ford have added to SMMT calls for a review of trade rules on localised content for EV production
Suppliers need “accountability” from OEMs across departments on EV strategy and purchasing, according to a major North America OEM-supplier relations index
Nick Thompson explains how Stellantis is looking for more vehicle logistics capacity across the region, especially for Mexico.
Halfway through this year’s conference on the sidelines of the evening reception, Christopher Ludwig sums up the highlights so far.
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.
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
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
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