Inbound logistics

Insight into the management and movement of parts from manufacturing and storage facilities to assembly plants.

Inbound logistics

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Honda adapts transport processes in North America as supply chain costs rise

2019-09-18T09:22:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

With 20 manufacturing centres across North America, 12 of them in the US, and 607 US-based suppliers, Honda has a highly complex supply chain in the region. Moreover, the volume of parts being transported to its assembly plants is on the increase; just last year, Honda purchased a record $29.2 ...

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US automotive market to struggle against backdrop of global challenges

2019-09-17T17:37:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Vehicle sales in the US are predicted to slow down from next year, and with a possible recession on the way carmakers and their suppliers could face a difficult few years, delegates heard at last week’s 20th Automotive Logistics Global Detroit conference.On top of that the push towards electric vehicles ...

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AL Global Detroit report: Dark times ahead for US automotive industry

2019-09-17T14:25:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

As overall US vehicle sales slow down and EV sales remain stagnant, there are concerns that some OEMs are chasing new-generation technologies at the expense of their existing business – potentially setting up a ‘make or break’ scenario in the near future.

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VinFast ramps up production in Vietnam

2019-09-11T13:19:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Vietnamese carmaker VinFast is now in the third month of production at its $3.5 billion assembly plant in the northern port city of Hai Phong, with two models now being distributed to the domestic market: the Lux A2.0 saloon and an SUV called the LUX SA2.0. The OEM is using ...

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Uzbekistan looks for investment to boost local production and exports

2019-09-02T12:45:00+01:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Uzbekistan is aiming to secure investments of $700m in the domestic automotive industry, not only to increase production, but also to raise the average percentage of parts sourced locally to 60% from the current 20% over the coming four years.

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Industry suffers blow with loss of Michael Druml, head of Magna Europe supply chain and purchasing

2019-08-23T17:18:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Michael Druml, an influential supply chain management executive who played a major role in the logistics, supply chain and purchasing operations for divisions of Daimler and later Magna, died suddenly this week. He was 59 years old.

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Shifting sands of time: The changing nature of Saudi Arabia’s automotive industry

2019-08-21T15:18:00+01:00By Richard Brown

Changes to social and economic conditions, including the recent removal of a ban on female drivers, could give a welcome boost to the automotive industry in Saudi Arabia.

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Comment: In an age of disruptive change for the automotive industry, digital manufacturing technology is coming to the rescue

2019-08-20T10:57:00+01:00By Jeff Schipper

Demands from buyers for the latest vehicle technology and custom options are having a significant impact on automotive manufacturers and their partners. 

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Can Central Asia be transformed into an automotive hub?

2019-08-14T11:32:00+01:00By Ian Henry

Two of the largest former soviet republics, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, have set their sights on growing an automotive sector as they industrialise and modernise their economies. These Cental Asian nations are now focusing on strengthening their supply bases to boost local production.

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Comment: Why the UK’s aim to be a world leader in EVs is nothing but a dream

2019-08-06T09:28:00+01:00By Ian Henry

We haven’t yet heard from members of the UK’s new, Boris Johnson government on its vision for EVs, but every time a member of Theresa May’s government spoke about the car industry, you were almost guaranteed to hear them say that the UK was going to be a world leader in electric vehicles (EVs). The idea is, in fact, laughable…

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