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    A problem shared

    2019-01-11T12:34:00Z

    Packaging experts working across the automotive industry are continually looking for better visibility when tracking the container and its contents to the point of delivery and back. Mismanagement of resources risks costly production downtime through misplacement or damage. To combat this, better connectivity is needed ...

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    FCA combines purchasing and supply chain in new roles

    2019-01-09T11:28:14Z

    Carl Smiley (pictured) has moved from electronics supplier TE Connectivity to take the newly created role of chief purchasing and supply chain officer at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). At the same time, Scott Thiele adds head of supply chain in North America to his responsibilities as head of purchasing for ...

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    FCA to set up parts centre at Rivalta

    2018-11-28T09:39:43Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is to turn the historic Fiat plant at Rivalta, near Turin, into a parts distribution centre (PDC) serving Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), among other markets. The new PDC in Italy will support customers at more than 5,000 locations, significantly improving delivery time to ...

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    Shifting gear

    2018-11-26T09:26:49Z

    Brazilian vehicle sales have been gathering pace recently, as the country tentatively recovers from its long recession. Light vehicle sales have shown some growth, while bus and truck sales have positively motored ahead. Vehicle sales this year, however, have been tarnished somewhat by stalling exports – especially to Argentina, which ...

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    FCA reconsiders Ram production in Mexico

    2018-10-30T11:55:53Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is reported to be reconsidering its plans to cease Ram Heavy Duty (HD) pickup truck production at its Saltillo plant in Mexico. The company had previously announced it would phase out Ram HD production in Mexico by 2020 and move it to the Warren truck assembly ...

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    FCA to sell Magneti Marelli to CK Holdings

    2018-10-24T11:37:27Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is selling its Italian-based automotive components business Magneti Marelli to CK Holdings, parent company of Japanese components supplier Calsonic Kansei, in a deal worth around $7 billion. With combined revenues of €15.2 billion ($17.6 billion), the newly combined Magneti Marelli and Calsonic Kansei will be the ...

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    US announces tentative deal with Mexico

    2018-08-29T09:56:36Z

    Following a year of renegotiations over the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), the US administration has this week outlined the basics of a new bilateral agreement with Mexico on trade in agriculture and manufactured goods, including finished vehicles and automotive parts. The move follows President Trump’s rejection of the ...

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    Standoff between the US and Turkey raises questions for OEMs

    2018-08-22T14:36:37Z

    The collapse in the value of the Turkish lira and the political stand-off between Turkey and the US have some potentially serious consequences for the continued growth of the automotive sector in the country. Car and light van production in Turkey has grown steadily in recent years, to around 1.4-1.5m ...

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    After Marchionne, what next for Fiat Chrysler?

    2018-08-06T16:41:57Z

    Sergio Marchionne (pictured), former CEO at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), was a remarkable man. He frequently dominated the automotive industry’s headlines and news agenda over the last decade or so and his recent passing away robs the industry of one of its few stars. In an age when corporate ...

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    Vehicle makers grapple with cost of trade wars

    2018-08-01T14:53:06Z

    Carmakers are faced with shifting production, higher purchase costs, lower profits and the possibility of raising the price of their products as a consequence of the continuing global trade conflict. Volvo Cars of Sweden is shifting production of its XC60 SUV for the US market from China to Europe to ...

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    FCA boss Sergio Marchionne dies after surgery

    2018-07-24T12:12:34Z

    Sergio Marchionne (pictured), who was CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) until earlier this week, has died just days after undergoing surgery at a hospital in Zurich, Switzerland. No further details surrounding his death have been disclosed. Marchionne was the CEO of the joint venture carmaker since its formation in ...

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    A rising tide – with political undercurrents

    2018-07-17T12:17:00Z

    Mexican production and exports continued to grow through 2017, both to the US and globally. At the same time, US sales remained strong and were fed by an increase in imports from established and emerging markets. It is only in Canada that both sales and assembly are showing a decline. ...

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    Grappling with the capacity crunch

    2018-07-17T12:16:41Z

    With demand for automotive exports via North American ports rising again last year, OEMs face a number of new challenges in handling vehicles in 2018. With capacity already strained at many hubs, the threat of increased regulatory restrictions on trade is adding further uncertainty for manufacturers moving forward. Congestion continues ...

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    Reaping the benefits of collaborating on containers

    2018-07-16T17:14:26Z

    When an OEM orders parts from its tier suppliers, it can find itself with limited visibility over just where containers of parts are within the supply chain and how soon they will arrive. Tracing containers can be a complex business – and if a problem does occur, the vehicle-maker needs ...

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    When will services be back on track?

    2018-07-09T14:12:23Z

    The state of the rail freight service in the US has been a leading topic of conversation for several months within vehicle supply chains, with discussions still ongoing between OEMs and rail providers. Questions around the availability of capacity and transit delays that have disrupted the timing of finished vehicle ...

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    Trump’s tariffs attract worldwide disapproval

    2018-07-04T10:08:39Z

    Carmakers, parts manufactur ers , trade bodies and the European Union have all sharply criticised the Trump administration’s proposed import tariffs on vehicles and auto parts. Hinting at potential supply chain disruption, Toyota said: “There is no vehicle [made] in the United States … that is sole-sourced from exclusively US ...

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    Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe winners announced

    2018-06-12T21:30:37Z

    The winners of the first ever Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe were revealed in Bonn, Germany, this week. During the event on June 12 – held on the eve of this year's Automotive Logistics Europe conference – former Opel, Fiat and BMW vehicle designer Chris Bangle handed out ...

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    Inbound supply chains subject to growing disruption

    2018-06-12T17:50:46Z

    Interruptions to the smooth flow of parts to assembly plants are becoming more commonplace, according to research from global insurance broker JLT Specialty. Recorded incidents last year – typically factory fires, hurricanes and labour strikes – increased by more than 30% compared with 2016 to reach 1,699 , affecting 5,585 ...

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    Carmakers and suppliers collaborate on containers

    2018-05-23T12:05:04Z

    Honda, Toyota, GM, Nissan and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) have joined forces with 12 medium to large tier suppliers, two logistics providers and the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) on a data system providing accurate visibility over returnable containers at every stage of their movement between supplier and OEM. The ...

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    FCA vehicles damaged by fire in Ohio

    2018-05-23T11:22:27Z

    At least 20 new Jeep Wranglers have been damaged or destroyed in a fire at a storage lot in Toledo, Ohio. So far, the cause of the fire, which took place on Monday (May 21), remains unclear, though a report by local news source WTOL11 said fire investigators were treating ...