Service parts logistics

Moving aftermarket parts from manufacturing or storage facilities to service centres.

Service parts logistics

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2019-05-20T11:16:00+01:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia is attempting to boost tier supplier capacity via contracts with OEMs and logistics subsidies for parts makers, but it is unclear how successful this will be

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Toyota North America: Breaking down supply chain barriers

2019-04-30T15:18:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Toyota is realigning its production and service parts organisation by integrating its inbound and aftermarket supply chain departments into a new division called PDAD. Group vice-president of the new division, Alok Vaish, explains the thinking behind it

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FCA renews contract with Ceva in Brazil

2019-04-16T15:16:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has extended its aftermarket contract with Ceva Logistics in Brazil for a further four and a half years. The logistics provider moves service parts to 500 Fiat dealers across the country, providing both warehousing and transport services, and has been working with Fiat in Brazil for ...

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Still got it: How reuse and recycling can give EV batteries a new lease of life

2019-04-15T11:40:00+01:00By Karen McCandless

As the EV trend continues, it raises the question of what to do with their hazardous lithium-ion batteries once they have reached the end of their useful life. Options include reuse and recycling, but both of these require special expertise in reverse logistics

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In the service of free trade

2019-04-04T15:59:00+01:00

Free trade zones offer many tax and logistics benefits to the automotive supply chain. DP World, with its flagship facility in Dubai, UAE, wants to expand these services in markets in the Middle East and Africa, the UK and the US

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A race against time for the UK car sector

2018-10-17T12:26:24+01:00By Victoria Johns

It is still very uncertain what the UK’s exit from the European Union is going to look like at the end of March 2019 but it is going to have a big impact on the automotive industry whatever it looks like. At this year’s Automotive Logistics UK summit, major carmakers ...

GM Breaks Ground on $65 million ACDelco and Genuine GM Parts Processing Facility

GM breaks ground on Michigan parts centre

2018-06-27T15:01:39+01:00By Steve Garnsey

General Motors has stated construction of a $65m (€56m) parts processing centre (PPC) in Burton, Michigan. The development represents the company’s largest single investment in a US warehousing and logistics facility for almost 40 years and it is being managed by General Motors Customer Care and Aftersales (GMCCA).

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Syncron forum discusses predictive analytics' role in aftersales

2017-10-16T17:52:19+01:00By Marcus Williams

Revenues from original automotive product sales have been shrinking for some time as customers keep assets longer but companies are embracing the latest technology to maintain a good aftersales service for the long-term financial viability of their businesses.

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KBRW providing aftermarket OMS support for PSA Group across Europe

2017-10-11T16:15:17+01:00By Marcus Williams

French carmaker PSA Group has chosen an order management system (OMS) provided by supply chain management expert KBRW to support aftermarket deliveries of out-of-stock parts to its Distrigo distribution hubs in Europe.

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Kuehne + Nagel running PDC for Federal-Mogul in Hungary

2017-10-11T15:25:38+01:00By Marcus Williams

Kuehne + Nagel has signed a contract to run a newly built automotive service parts distribution facility near Budapest, Hungary for Federal-Mogul’s aftermarket division, Federal-Mogul Motorparts.

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P3 to build facility in Italy for Lamborghini and Ducati parts

2017-10-11T12:52:11+01:00By Gareth Tredway

Logistics property developer, P3 Logistic Parks, has won a tender to build a 30,000 sq.m warehouse near Bologna in Italy for Lamborghini and Ducati.

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Building trust with blockchain

2017-09-19T19:16:44+01:00By Sunny Lu

Car clocking is a trend that is on the rise, with HPI Check reporting that in 2016, one in 16 cars were affected, an increase of 20% from 2014.

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Uni-Select acquires The Parts Alliance to break into UK aftermarket

2017-06-07T10:51:41+01:00By Gareth Tredway

North American aftermarket parts distributor, Uni-Select, is making a foray into the UK market by purchasing The Parts Alliance from private equity group HgCapital in a transaction valued at £205m ($263m).

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Icahn Automotive Group to buy Precision Auto Care

2017-06-07T09:43:21+01:00By Gareth Tredway

Icahn Automotive Group has offered $37m to buy US-based aftermarket service company, Precision Auto Care.

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FCA opens $12.2m Mopar parts distribution centre in Winchester

2017-04-19T23:30:46+01:00By Marcus Williams

Durant appointed senior VP for aftersales at VW America

2017-04-04T22:53:36+01:00By Gareth Tredway

David Durant (pictured) has been appointed as senior vice-president for aftersales at Volkswagen America.

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How logistics automation can revolutionise the aftermarket

2017-03-08T05:46:18+00:00By Tim Fawkes

Automation of logistics processes is the key to an efficient automotive aftermarket supply chain.

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Ford officially enters spare parts market with Omnicraft brand

2017-01-25T16:16:27+00:00By Gareth Tredway

Initially they will be offered at the 3,200 Ford and Lincoln dealers in the US, but “it will be a global business over time”, according to the company. Orders have already begun with first delivery expected in February.

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ZF establishes world’s second largest supplier of aftermarket parts

2017-01-25T10:56:38+00:00By Marcus Williams

Germany’s ZF has established a dedicated new aftermarket division – ZF Aftermarket – which it says is the second largest supplier of premium aftermarket parts in the world.

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Self-driving vehicles will do more than just reinvent road transport

2017-01-17T11:06:12+00:00By Gill Devine

Autonomous vehicles will do much for road safety but their benefits will extend far beyond this, with particular gains for businesses managing fleets of mobile service engineers...

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