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    Nissan North America part 2: Building on global experience


    When John Martin (left) declares Nissan’s North American operations and supply chain as the most competitive, he speaks as a global citizen for Nissan. After holding production and supply chain leadership roles across the UK, Europe, North America and at Nissan’s headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, Martin has seen many sides ...

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    Nissan North America part 1: A super-size supply chain with sales to match


    John Martin, Nissan North America's senior vice-president for manufacturing, purchasing and supply chain is presiding over high times in the carmaker's top global market North America has become a region of superlatives for Nissan. The carmaker has grown to record levels in the US, where sales this year are likely ...

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    Volkswagen Depot Kassel part 3 : Saving space to grow


    Big Data and broader technological advances will play an important role in future parts procurement and logistics at Depot KasselDr Claus Wriebe tells Christopher Ludwig about inventory reduction strategies that will keep Kassel at the centre of Volkswagen’s parts supply chain for years to comeFor years, Volkswagen’s OTC in ...

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    Volkswagen Depot Kassel part 2: Mitten in Europa


    Pictured are the 420,000 sq.m set of OTC buildings in Baunatal, with part of the Kassel plant in the foregroundAs reflected in its main location, Depot Kassel plays a central role in the Volkswagen Group’s global service parts strategy, requiring flexibility as well as a high level of automation.Kassel/Baunatal ...

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    Volkswagen Depot Kassel part 1 : The beating heart of service parts


    Dr Claus Wriebe has been working in Volkswagen's spare parts logistics for more than 14 years, and took over as head of Depot Kassel in early 2014In a three-part report Automotive Logistics explores the scale and importance of the Volkswagen Group's colossal parts operations, centred around Kassel, GermanyManaging service ...

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    Ziemsky chefiará a unidade de logística global Mercedes-Benz


    Klaus Ziemsky está assumindo a responsabilidade pelo Centro de Logística Global da Mercedes-Benz na Alemanha, a partir Eckhart von Sass, que deixa a empresa no final deste ano depois de quase 30 anos na Daimler.O Centro de Logística Global, localizado em Germersheim, processa peças em todo o mundo e funciona ...

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    Gefco completes first successful BMW Germany-China shipment


    The first successful trial shipment by Gefco of BMWs from Germany to China via rail was successfully completed last month.On November 16th, a train loaded with 40 BMW Model Series 1 vehicles arrived in Chongqing.The vehicles were picked up by Gefco from BMW’s factory in Regensburg, Germany, loaded on to ...

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    DB Schenker Logistics to merge UK road services with Redhead International


    DB Schenker Logistics is planning to combine its road-based deliveries in the UK with UK logistics provider Redhead International in a new joint venture.The German company’s Schenker division will acquire a 75% stake in Redhead International in early 2016 subject to approval with competition authorities. It is expected that Schenker ...

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    Honda Motor Europe Logistics renews Gefco UK partnership


    Gefco UK has announced that it will continue to provide a range of services to Honda Motor Europe Logistics and has signed a new three-year contract with the company.Under the latest agreement, Gefco UK will manage inbound parts supply, weekly groupage, less-than-truckload (LTL) and full truckload delivery services, as well ...

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    China to confirm new trailer standard for car carriers


    A strange era in China’s vehicle logistics industry may finally be on the verge of ending. In a country where 80% or more of passenger cars move by truck, and around which an industry of 30,000 or more car-carrier trucks has developed, the vast majority of equipment in use is ...

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    Ziemsky to head Mercedes-Benz global logistics facility


    Klaus Ziemsky is taking over responsibility for the Mercedes-Benz Global Logistics Center in Germany from Eckhart von Sass, who leaves the company at the end of this year after almost 30 years at Daimler.The Global Logistics Center, located in Germersheim, handles worldwide parts supply and functions as a central warehouse ...

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    Spain must improve logistics to remain competitive


    The Spanish Association of Automobile and Truck Manufacturers (Anfac) has released a report highlighting its global vision of how Spain can improve its provision of logistics services. Given that logistics now forms 10% of the overall end cost of a vehicle, getting this area right remains a key factor ...

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    Staying in the driver’s seat when it comes to supply chain


    When it comes to manufacturing’s next revolution – the much-discussed Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 – the automotive industry is firmly in the driving seat. A trailblazer across key manufacturing trends, the automotive industry is accelerating the move towards a world in which raw materials and machines communicate with ...

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    Porsche appoints Reimold to executive role in Production and Logistics


    Porsche has appointed Albrecht Reimold to the position of member of the board for production and logistics.In his new role, Reimold succeeds Oliver Blume, who has been the chairman of the Porsche executive board since October.For the past four years, Reimold has managed the Volkswagen plant in Bratislava. He will ...

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    Kerry Logistics appoints new management team at UK division


    Asian logistics provider, Kerry Logistics Network, has appointed a new management team in the UK.Dave Gaughan (pictured) has been appointed managing director of the UK business based in Manchester, where he will be joined by Ian Dodsworth, who takes on the role of executive director.Meanwhile, Brian Dempsey has become commercial ...

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    Euro Car Parts opens 200th branch in UK


    UK aftermarket parts distributor, Euro Car Parts (ECP), has opened its 200th branch in Manchester, as part of rapid expansion plans in the country. ECP said the 5,500 sq.m facility, located at Moss Lane, will be one of ECP’s new generation hubs and would provide approximately 180 deliveries per day ...

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    Gefco appoints Martin Rantle as commercial director


    Gefco has appointed Martin Rantle as its new commercial director in the UK.Rantle moves from Palletline where he was executive director of sales and marketing for UK and Europe. Prior to that role, he spent 30 years at TNT, most recently as vice president of sales and marketing for EMEA, ...

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    Spain could lose carmaking in five years, warns Machado


    The president of Ford Spain, José Manuel Machado (pictured), has warned that the high costs of logistics and energy in Spain could threaten the future of vehicle manufacturing in the country. He said the higher costs meant the industry was less competitive, which could prompt manufacturers to switch production to ...

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    Mixed results for Renault-Nissan and AvtoVaz exports


    In the first eight months of 2015, Renault exported 9,500 vehicles from Russia, up 20% on the same period in 2014, but vehicle and parts exports from other Renault-Nissan Alliance partners in Russia are lagging, notably Russian carmaker AvtoVaz.The Renault-Nissan Alliance owns a controlling 74.5% of AvtoVaz, after its purchase ...

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    JLR counts the cost of Tianjin explosion in quarterly report


    Jaguar Land Rover’s second quarter financial report to September 2015 revealed that higher retail sales in the UK, Europe and North America were offset by a 32.4% drop in sales revenue from China. The company also sustained considerable losses in China as a consequence of the Tianjin port explosions on ...