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Toyota suspends all Japan assembly plants following order system glitch

2023-08-29T12:44:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

The glitch has stopped the OEM from being able to order parts, forcing a nationwide shutdown. 

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GM pauses production of trucks due to parts shortage

2023-08-29T12:09:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

The production pauses come at an already challenging time for GM due to recent union negotiations. 

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Talking from the top of GM’s supply chain: Jeff Morrison is investing in change

2023-08-04T15:40:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

General Motors’ vice-president for global purchasing and supply chain talks resilience, transforming battery and chip resilience, and why finished vehicle logistics is now one of his top global concerns. 

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AI analytics ranks factory fires as top disruption to automotive supply chains

2023-07-18T13:17:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

A supply chain mapping company has recorded a total of 8,197 disruptions across supply chains in the first half of the year.


Out of sight is not out of mind in today’s vehicle logistics

2023-05-13T20:40:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Carmakers and their logistics and technology providers are looking for greater transparency in the outbound network to manage customer expections on vehicle delieries in the face of supply chain disruption


Volatile output and tight ro-ro capacity disrupt auto volumes on US east coast

2023-04-24T11:30:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

In the face of vessel disruption, automotive terminals at the ports of New York and New Jersey have seen a switch from ro-ro vessels delivering parts to vehicles being delivered in containers


Renault and Bosch reap the benefits of digital investments

2023-03-28T09:47:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

At this year’s ALSC Europe conference, supply chain and logistics leaders from Renault and Bosch outlined the digital platforms they were using to make the inbound delivery of parts more efficient


Interview: Step-by-step to a better supply chain at Plastic Omnium

2023-03-24T10:20:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Plastic Omnium’s Étienne Jacob wants to improve communication between OEM and tier one supply chain teams – one of several practical steps for suppliers to improve efficiency, sustainability and digitalisation. 


Adapt and overcome in the year ahead


Priority Freight is flying ahead of the curve in its provision of time critical logistics services by providing complete end-to-end services for its automotive customers

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Improved chip supply helps JLR return to profit

2023-01-31T13:58:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

An improvement in the inbound supply of semiconductors has helped Jaguar Land Rover return to profit through increased output including of the new Range Rover models

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Supply chain planning to avoiding the next crisis in Mexico and beyond

2023-01-12T23:05:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Gerardo De La Torre Garcia describes how Nissan managed the semiconductor crisis, including how the company adapted supply, logistics and production and its impacts in Mexico and beyond. Experts from logistics providers Ryder and timematters give insights on avoiding future crises.

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Stronger logistics accelerate Mexico’s recovery

2022-11-24T16:00:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Peter Koltai from Volkswagen de México details the OEM’s logistics strategy, and is joined on a panel by Continental, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics and Maersk to explore how to optimise automotive supply chain and production across Mexico.

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VW partners for strong logistics in Mexico – Interview with Peter Koltai, Volkswagen de Mexico

2022-11-24T16:00:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Peter Koltai at Volkswagen de Mexico reveals how the carmaker has been managing logistics disruption in Mexico, and how its supply chain is preparing to the launch of electric vehicle production in Puebla. 

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Keeping the flow in Mexico – ensuring supply chain continuity

2022-11-24T16:00:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Ivan Davila from Nissan discusses the carmaker’s ambitions in efficiency and systems in Mexico, and is joined on a panel by American Axle Manufacturing, Ascent and Wallenius Wilhelmsen to discuss managing logistics bottlenecks and mitigating disruptions.

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Nissan’s extreme flexibility in Mexico – interview with Ivan Davila, Director of Logistics at Nissan Mexico

2022-11-24T16:00:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Ivan Davila caught up with editor-in-chief Christopher Ludwig in Mexico City to discuss how Nissan has adapted processes and worked in new ways with logistics providers to improve flexibility, and to manage capacity constraints in areas like vehicle logistics.

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Clean energy, flexibility, digital mindsets: conference day one in review at Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Mexico

2022-11-24T16:00:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Mexico’s recovery depends on stronger logistics and more coordinated government policy to support clean energy, infrastructure, trade and electrification. Editor-in-chief Christopher Ludwig assesses the significance after discussions with leaders from Nissan, Toyota, Volkswagen, Audi, American Axle and more. 

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A sneak peak at the Gala Dinner at Club de Banqueros at Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Mexico 2022

2022-11-24T16:00:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Take a look inside the gala reception, sponsored by time:matters, which was the perfect capstone to the first full day of conference at this year’s event.


UK registrations checked by parts shortages and inflation

2022-11-08T13:10:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

UK car registrations are up for the third month in a row according to SMMT figures but the automotive sector continues to be hit by supply chain shortages, added to which there is now surging inflation and a cost-of-living crisis


Renault keeps an eye on the road ahead

2022-11-01T14:04:00+00:00By Hazel Southwell

Renault Group is working with Shippeo to build greater transparency into the carmaker’s supply chain and avoid the sort of disruption to the inbound parts supply that has become the norm over the last two years


Carmakers look to restructure European dealer network

2022-10-24T15:50:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

European carmakers are looking to cut costs from the distrubution of their vehicles at a time when capacity is curtailed and digital tools offer alternatives to the traditional way of selling vehicles