All disruption articles

  • Fouad, Nancy 5x7 _opt
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    Avoiding supply chain disruptions with effective legal planning

    2017-12-22T12:00:08Z

    Even the greatest logisticians at the world’s most prestigious automotive companies can’t predict the future. Economic downturns occur, suppliers falter and disputes occur that endanger just-in-time manufacturing. While these disruptions in the supply chain are inevitable, they do not have to be catastrophic.Although the strategies shown here are written from ...

  • 20 year 2
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    This changing world…

    2017-10-17T10:36:00Z

    Click here to access more Automotive Logistics 20th anniversary features Over the past two decades a number of major global events have had a significant impact on global automotive supply chains, from new technologies, external disruptors entering the industry, catastrophes (both manmade and natural), and political earthquakes. There is ...

  • Volkswagen do Brasil Werk Anchieta Brasilien
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    VW ramps up Brazil output following assembly disruption

    2016-10-25T17:15:22Z

    Volkswagen is accelerating its production in Brazil to 50,000 vehicles a month, following a widespread shutdown across its four plants in the country because of a parts supply problem. The stoppage is thought to be related to seat supplier Keiper, owned by Prevent DEV Group, though Volkswagen do Brasil (VW ...

  • Wolfsburg_plant
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    VW resolves supplier dispute halting production across Germany

    2016-08-24T12:02:55Z

    Volkswagen has reached agreements with two of its suppliers to end the disruption to output at six of its assembly and component plants in Germany this week. The suppliers are reported to be recommencing the inbound supply of parts and the plants affected will gradually restart operations, though it remains ...

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    Japanese shockwaves reach North America

    2016-04-28T12:37:05Z

    The earthquakes that hit the Kumamoto region of Japan’s Kyushu island on April 15th-16th, knocking out production at assembly and supplier plants across the country, have now also affected automotive production in North America. GM has suspended production for two weeks (from Monday April 25th) at four of its ...

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    Brussels attacks raise further questions over Schengen zone

    2016-03-23T16:33:13Z

    Cargo transport and freight operations started to resume today (March 23 rd ) following the terrorist attacks at Brussels Zaventem airport and on the city’s metro line on Tuesday – including the restart of production at Audi’s factory near the city (pictured). With heightened security across European airports, rail stations ...

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    Toyota supplier restarts production at explosion-hit plant

    2016-03-23T12:15:01Z

    Toyota-affiliated Aichi Steel resumed operations at its Chita plant in central Japan on Monday (March 21st) after a two-month outage for repairs. The plant was hit by an explosion in January that affected the No.2 Bar Mill Shop building and as a consequence of the resulting cut in steel components, ...