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    Ford to assemble Ranger trucks in Nigeria from SKD imports this year

    2015-08-12T15:54:37Z

    Ford will start making Ranger trucks in Nigeria from the fourth quarter of this year at a facility in Ikeja, the latest carmaker to announce production in the country following Nigeria’s introduction of a new automotive industry development plan late in 2013 . It is the first country African country ...

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    Ford veteran Ware joins AIAG

    2015-07-10T11:56:48Z

    Lang E. Ware has joined AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) as director of supply chain products and services.In his new position, Ware will be responsible for leading industry research, projects, programmes, events, training, and standards development related to the movement of products and/or data throughout the supply chain. Before taking ...

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    Ford: Always returning to the drawing board

    2015-06-25T15:09:32Z

    Anthony Coia looks at how consolidation and frequent reviews are helping Ford improve efficiency and keep costs low while dealing with the unpredictable challenges of global spare parts movementWith continued growing demand and competition for service parts around the world, improving export processes has become vital to the image and ...

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    Ford begins Mustang exports from US to Europe

    2015-06-16T16:00:59Z

    Following the start of global Mustang exports from the US this year, which began in January to China , Ford has now started exports of the model to Europe. As with the initial China exports, volume numbers have begun modestly, with 575 units shipped from the Flat Rock assembly plant ...

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    Ovenden to replace Cannis as head of Ford Sollers

    2015-06-02T00:43:21Z

    Ted Cannis is moving from his role as president and CEO of Ford’s joint venture with Sollers in Russia to take up a new role as executive director, Investor Relations at Ford, based in Dearborn in the US. He will be replaced in Russia by Mark Ovenden (pictured), who is ...

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    Ford rings the changes at Valencia

    2015-05-27T15:38:13Z

    Ford’s plant in Valencia, Spain has been transformed into one of its busiest and most complex supply chains globally, with five models across two assembly lines, and a global export distribution. Marcus Williams considers why Ford chose itThe consolidation of production at Almussafes, just outside Valencia on Spain’s Mediterranean coast, ...

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    Ford launches fleet telematics system in UK with Telogis

    2015-04-14T13:50:49Z

    Ford is launching a real-time fleet telematics system in the UK with its technology provider Telogis for the carmaker’s commercial customers. Ford Telematics uses real-time information from Ford vehicles to give businesses insight into vehicle location, driver behaviour and fuel consumption, amongst more comprehensive data. Announcing the technology at this ...

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    Ford Sollers bucks the idling trend in Russia

    2015-04-14T09:45:30Z

    Ford’s joint venture with Russian vehicle maker Sollers has started production of the latest Ford Mondeo model at the Vsevolozhsk plant near St Petersburg. It said it was the first of four new models being introduced to the Russian market this year, including new Focus and Fiesta models. The Focus ...

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    Willmann replaces Schulz as Ford Europe’s director of MP&L

    2015-04-07T15:26:06Z

    Dirk Willmann (pictured) has replaced Matthias Schulz as director of material, planning and logistics (MP&L) at Ford of Europe. As announced last month , Schulz has moved to a new role as director of North American MP&L operations replacing Pamela Stec, who has retired. Willmann was previously production and material ...

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    Ford aims to triple exports from India following Sanand plant launch

    2015-04-01T13:36:05Z

    Ford in India has opened a new $1 billion vehicle assembly and engine plant in Sanand, in the northwest region of Gujurat, the carmaker’s second major production facility in the country. The plant will have an initial annual capacity of 240,000 units, while the engine plant will start with an ...

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    Ford switches Eco Boost engine production to Ohio

    2015-03-11T15:23:05Z

    Ford has switched the production of 2-litre and 2.3-litre Eco Boost engines for the North American market to its Cleveland Engine Plant in Ohio, US. Previously the engines were made at the company’s Valencia engine plant in Spain, which will now be the exclusive production point for 2-litre Eco Boost ...

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    Schulz to replace Stec as Ford's director of MP&L in North America

    2015-02-24T13:23:58Z

    Pamela Stec (left) is retiring from Ford after 37 years with the company. Her role as director of North American material planning and logistics (MP&L) operations, which she has held since 2004, will be taken up by Matthias Schulz, currently director of MP&L at Ford Europe. Stec, who is based ...

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    Ford expansion will boost volumes through Valencia’s ports

    2015-02-11T14:23:56Z

    Ford has completed a $2.6 billion investment since 2011 to increase production at its Valencia assembly plant at Almussafes in Spain by 40%. It is the biggest investment in the history of the country’s car industry. This year output is expected to reach 400,000 units across six different vehicles made ...

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    Ford launches Mustang exports to global markets, beginning with China

    2015-01-21T15:19:07Z

    Ford’s iconic Mustang brand is being exported in volume shipments from the US to global markets for the first time in its 50-year history. The first shipment of just over 100 vehicles made at the Flat Rock manufacturing plant in Michigan has left the port of Portland in Oregon, on ...

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    Ford switch helps Sagunto realise hub ambitions

    2014-12-15T16:46:54Z

    The Mediterranean port of Sagunto, which is managed by the Valencia port authority, finally appears to have realised its potential as a Spanish hub port for finished vehicle volumes. Ford, which previously moved much of the output from the nearby Almusafes production plant through the port of Valencia, has announced ...

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    India Conference: Ford switches to LLP model for inbound and export logistics

    2014-12-14T16:24:20Z

    As it prepares to open its second Indian plant next month, Ford has switched its inbound logistics outsourcing in the country from the use of a third party logistics provider (3PL), which managed transport through a mix of its own assets and other carriers, to a ‘lead logistics provider’ concept ...

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    Yusen extends service for Ford in Central Europe

    2014-11-26T15:27:53Z

    Yusen Logistics has signed a new multi-year contract with Ford for collection and delivery of inbound parts to Ford’s origin distribution centres (ODCs) in Prague and Budapest. The latest contract extends Yusen’s work with Ford Europe’s Material Planning and Logistics (MP&L) division and means it is providing less-than-truckload deliveries on ...

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    Ford reorganises Africa and Middle East business

    2014-11-19T15:11:48Z

    Ford will combine its African and Middle East divisions into one business unit from the beginning of January next year. Ford Middle East and Africa will be managed in two sub-regions – South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East and North Africa. The carmaker said that while regional ...

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    Global conference: relentless logistics at Ford, Honda and Chrysler

    2014-09-24T10:36:47Z

    As Automotive Logistics Global came to a close in Detroit, a senior level panel of logistics executives discussed themes and thoughts from the event, and looked ahead to what challenges and innovations might be in store for the sector. Automotive Logistics' publisher and conference director Louis Yiakoumi seated left to ...

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    Global conference: Ford is buying more boxes ‘off the shelf’

    2014-09-20T00:04:21Z

    Ford Motor Company is making a global push to reduce the amount of specialised, bespoke racking and packaging that it uses to move components and parts, in favour of more ‘off the shelf’, standard equipment. The carmaker is also looking to take more ownership of containers and racks, rather than ...