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Jaguar Land Rover adjusts assembly mix to manage chip shortage

2022-11-29T10:10:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Jaguar Land Rover is focusing production of more popular models that it can complete as a strategy to deal with the ongoing semiconductor shortage

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Reimagining Mexican automotive supply chains and logistics

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

Chris Styles at Nissan and Lizette Gracida at Toyota Motor de México join the opening panel at Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Mexico to discuss changing policies and regulations that impact automotive supply chains.

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Mexico needs a holistic energy policy – interview with Lizette Gracida, Toyota de Mexico

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

Toyota’s Lizette Gracida stresses the importance of the government setting a plan for Mexico to transition to clean energy and to keep in dialogue with the automotive industry on optimising trade agreements and processes.

Guido Vildozo, Senior Manager, Americas Light Vehicle Sales Forecasting at S&P Global

What’s ahead for Mexico? North America production and sales outlook

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

Guido Vildozo at S&P Global to explore the latest global trends and drivers shaping carmaker strategies and volume targets, and how this will impact on Mexican automotive production and exports.

Professor Mostafa Hajiaghaei-Keshteli from Tecnológico de Monterrey

The future of sustainable logistics in Mexico

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

Professor Mostafa Hajiaghaei-Keshteli from Tecnológico de Monterrey provides insight into how industries across the country, including the automotive sector, are currently managing sustainable logistics targets, and the technology and processes they can use to develop smart, sustainable 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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Ford to cut carbon across supply chain with Manufacture 2030

2022-11-22T10:36:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Ford has joined the online cross-industry platform Manufacture 2030, which provides digital tools to measure, manage and help reduce carbon emissions produced in the supply chain

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Coverage from Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Mexico 2022

2022-11-16T17:39:00+00:00By Hazel Southwell

US regulation in support of the local production of electric vehicles in North America is good news for carmakers in Mexico, but it could be even better if the government there introduced its own incentives


Iran sets sights on Russia’s automotive market

2022-11-15T12:29:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Iran’s main carmakers are looking to improve sales by targeting consumers in Russia, beginning with sales of Iran Khodro’s Tara model early next year, but there are logistics and quality issues that could compromise plans


Compliance with Mexico’s Carta Porte a concern for the car industry

2022-11-15T11:26:00+00:00By Hazel Southwell

Mexico has a new tax system for the movement of goods into and around the country, with penalties for non-compliance, but there has been confusion over its introduction 


Mexican cyber-attack threatens to cripple road freight movements

2022-11-08T14:32:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

A cyber-attack Mexico’s Secretariat of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation has forced it to suspend the administration of truck permits and licences, which could disrupt domestic and cross-border trade

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Strategies for a sustainable US auto sector

2022-11-01T15:16:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Cleaning up the finished vehicle is a priority for meeting climate targets and that includes cleaning up the supply chain and logistics supporting localised production of EVs, which is what the Inflation Reduction Act aims to do


Russia pins hopes on electric future as carmakers continue exodus

2022-10-31T17:18:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

As foreign carmakers continue to cut ties with Russia the country is finding it hard to secure parts for nationalised production and is now looking at EV investment as a strategy to rebuild

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GM secures 100% renewable energy for all US sites by 2025

2022-10-31T07:45:00+00:00By Hazel Southwell

GM has advanced its renewable energy plans and brought forward by five years its goals to make all US facilities supplied by 100% renewable energy


Bosch expands EV motor production in US

2022-10-28T14:00:00+01:00By Hazel Southwell

Tier one supplier Bosch is investing in electric motor and fuel cell stack production at two separate facilities in South Carolina as demand for its EV technology grows


Liverpool port workers reject latest pay offer

2022-10-25T08:48:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

The port of Liverpool is suffering a further two weeks of strike action after the latest pay negotiations “ended in farce” according to the Unite union, which is representing 600 workers

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Shedding the legacy of short-term contracts

2022-10-24T10:12:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

At this year’s ECG conference Toyota and VW said the industry cannot survive without longer-term contracts and closer collaboration to improve outbound visibility

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Coverage from this year’s ECG conference in Austria

2022-10-18T13:07:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

The driver shorage and related capacity problems were under discussion at last week’s ECG conference in Vienna, as well as the need to tackle the problem with closer OEM-LSP collaboration

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AL FVL autumn 2022 digital edition – Structural changes for sustainable supply chains

2022-10-17T13:38:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

The latest edition of Automotive Logistics and Finished Vehicle Logistics magazine features in-depth interviews with Audi and GM, as well as insight into the latest legislation affecting US transport and supply chain logistics

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Nissan to sell all Russian operations to state research board

2022-10-11T11:09:00+01:00By Hazel Southwell

Nissan’s decision to finally pull out of Russia will cost it 100 billion yen ($687m). It is selling its business operations to the Central Research and Development Automobile and Engine Institute