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    Audi México: Risk and reward

    2018-05-03T16:52:30Z

    When Audi opened its assembly plant in Mexico in September 2016, it was a milestone achievement on a number of levels. It was the first factory the German carmaker had set up outside Europe and the first that it was exclusively managing overseas (the two factories in China are joint ...

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    Grimaldi añade seis naves híbridas a su flota

    2018-05-03T15:54:26Z

    Shipper Grimaldi Group adquirirá seis naves ro-ro híbridas para aumentar y modernizar su flota. El pedido valorado en $400m ha sido adjudicado astillero chino Jinling. La entrega de las naves está prevista para comenzar en 2020, y tendrán capacidad para transportar 7,800 metros lineales de unidades rodantes, el equivalente a ...

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    Being Pragmatic about tracking

    2018-04-30T16:05:37Z

    Assigning materials and components an individual identity that can be tracked easily and reliably from the goods-inward stage through production to delivery to the customer, and even throughout their lifespan, is a fundamental element of effective logistics. In a high-volume environment such as mainstream automotive manufacturing, this will mean that ...

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    Waking up to a new dawn

    2018-04-27T15:51:03Z

    Brazilian vehicle manufacturers are increasingly optimistic that the country can claw its way out of a deep recession. The country is experiencing a period of low inflation, low interest rates, light GDP growth and a tentative recovery in employment, reflected in improving purchasing power and consumer confidence. Moreover, consumers with ...

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    Trusting the market will stay afloat

    2018-04-26T09:42:00Z

    European vehicle-handling ports saw growth in vehicle vehicle volumes in 2017, however geo-political worries – not least Brexit – is causing concerns. Ports continue to invest but there are worries over future volumes and capacity levels. 

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    Navigating uncharted waters

    2018-04-17T02:01:46Z

    At 04.00 on June 26 last year, Jim Hagemann Snabe, chairman of AP Moller-Maersk, was woken by a phone call from his office. That’s when he learned that the global shipping giant had fallen victim to a cyber-attack . Over the next few hours, the true severity of the incident ...

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    Mercedes-Benz: Taking an end-to-end approach

    2018-04-12T17:23:00Z

    It may have taken Mercedes-Benz around 120 years to reach 1m cars per year, breaching the mark around the turn of the 21 st century. However, the recent surge in growth of the brand has seen it rise by around 1m units in sales and production in just five years, ...

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    Jack Cooper: The wheels of revolution

    2018-04-05T17:14:00Z

    At the FVL North America conference, you said we were experiencing a technological revolution rather than an evolution. What do you think are the biggest changes happening now? I think we’ve got to look at it in our business from both sides: what’s happening in the actual vehicles and ...

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    Volvo Cars: Leaning towards greater stability

    2018-04-03T09:57:00Z

    Since Geely Holdings acquired it from Ford Motor Company in 2010, Volvo Cars has been reinventing itself, from product development through to its industrial base and supply chain. Today, with a refreshed model line-up and amidst several new launches, sales have grown to record levels, with further expansion still to ...

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    Navigating an uncertain future

    2018-03-20T15:53:00Z

    The finished vehicle logistics sector needs to find better ways to communicate and collaborate to meet the challenges of an uncertain future, delegates at this year s finished vehicle logistics north america conference in California were told in March. Marcus Williams reports The finished vehicle logistics industry may ...

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    Vollmer takes production and logistics role at Seat

    2018-03-07T13:24:51Z

    From July 1st, Christian Vollmer will be the OEM’s new vice-president for production and logistics, leading the management of its three factories at Martorell, El Prat de Llobregat and Barcelona in Spain. He will also promote strategies relating to environmental sustainability and the challenges of future mobility, as part of ...

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    Schick to lead Schaeffler's production, logistics and purchasing from next month

    2018-03-07T01:26:55Z

    Andreas Schick is to become chief operating officer (COO) at the supplier of components and systems for engines, transmissions and chassis. From April 1st, Schick will replace Oliver Jung, who has decided to leave the company after ten years. “With the appointment of Andreas Schick we have again promoted an ...

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    Chanje charges to an electrifying lead

    2018-02-06T11:19:04Z

    Commercial electric vehicle start-up Chanje has stolen a march on some of the more established players in the US, revealing the V8070 all-electric panel van, which can carry a payload of 6,000lbs (2.72 tonnes), several months before Tesla unveiled its much-anticipated electric truck . Chanje is led by Bryan Hansel, ...

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    What3words: Innovative addressing solution

    2018-02-06T10:29:00Z

    Innovative addressing solution aptly summarises the product the founders of a start-up came up with over three years ago. It also happens to be the co-ordinates of an exact 3m x 3m location in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The original concept that would become What3words ...

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    China car transporters: Axle position looks set to move centre stage

    2018-02-05T11:37:38Z

    The era of the overloaded car transporter in China – the ‘aircraft carriers’, as some have referred to them – is entering its final stages this year. After more than a decade of growing lengths and dangerous loads, the country’s highways are set to see improvements in safety and standards, ...

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    Mexico conference: Uncertainty well-balanced with optimism

    2018-01-31T15:55:30Z

    While a degree of uncertainty over the future of free trade between Mexico and its Nafta neighbours to the north once again hung over discussions at this year’s Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, it was more than matched by confidence in the future of the automotive sector. That confidence is being ...

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    Outbound TMS: The search for a system that can't be beat

    2018-01-29T17:02:50Z

    In recent years, growing computer power, advanced software and algorithms for logistics planning have led to a rise in the use of the transport management system (TMS), which enables companies, among other things, to receive, plan, monitor and report on collections and deliveries. Some manufacturers and logistics providers have implemented ...

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    Logistics IT: Is there an app for that?

    2018-01-26T12:18:25Z

    At US finished vehicle logistics specialist Jack Cooper Logistics, recounts president Andrea Amico, as part of a contract for carrying out the collection and inspection of ex-fleet vehicles on behalf of a US carmaker, the need to supply seven images of each inspected vehicle was suddenly upped to a requirement ...

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    Automation: Paving the way for progress

    2018-01-25T17:26:00Z

    Ask automotive manufacturers what their primary concerns are today within warehouses and factories and they will probably allude to one of three key things – productivity, safety and waste. Although various solutions are available to help alleviate problems in these areas, one of the most important is materials handling technology. ...

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    Joanne Perry takes over as editor of Automotive Logistics

    2018-01-19T10:22:40Z

    Joanne Perry (pictured) has taken over from Christopher Ludwig as the editor of the Automotive Logistics group, becoming responsible for the print and digital content of Automotive Logistics and Finished Vehicle Logistics . The move follows Ludwig’s appointment as content director at parent company, Ultima Media, ...