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    NYK opens stockyard for Ford at Chennai port


    NYK Auto Logistics India has developed a dedicated stockyard for Ford vehicles at the port of Chennai. The 7,000-square-metre facility, which will provide storage for vehicles produced at the company’s nearby Chennai plant, has capacity for 500 cars. The construction of the stockyard was started on June 5th this year ...

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    Thai-Tang to replace Brown as Ford’s global purchasing leader


    Ford’s Tony Brown, group vice-president of global purchasing, has announced he is retiring after a 36-year career, 11 of which were spent as Ford’s purchasing boss. He will be replaced by Hau Thai-Tang (pictured), who is currently vice-president of engineering. Ford said Thai-Tang’s extensive experience leading the company’s global engineering ...

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    Ford packs for home


    Ford Motor Company is looking to increase the percentage of returnable packaging and special racks that it owns by up to 50%, as the carmaker seeks to gain more control over its assets in a number of important markets around the globe Vehicle manufacturers rightly consider packaging to be a ...

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    Ford and SAP: putting all parts under one roof


    Coordinating Ford’s complex service parts supply chain with minimal financial or asset waste requires an IT system that sets a global standard. The carmaker worked together with SAP and Caterpillar to create and implement a global solution IN THIS STORY... Teamwork in supply Developing a system Forecasting in segments One ...

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    Global round up: Porsche supplier problems; Ford increases output; WWL carrier awards; Benchmarking from ICL


    Supply concerns persist at Porsche Luxury carmaker Porsche has resumed production at its Leipzig plant in Germany following an assembly shutdown on the Cayenne SUV line there last Thursday because of supply problems caused by the severe flooding in Europe. Parts being brought by rail from Slovakia via the ...

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    Global round up: Ford in Top 25; Vladivostock traffic; Yusen expands in Chicago; Gefco prestige service;


    Ford makes Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 Ford has made it into the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 ranking for the first time, reaching number 22 this year, up from 26 last year and number 51 in 2011. It is the only carmaker in the top 25 and has ...

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    Global round up: Bochum PDC to stay open; Greenbrier railcar; Daimler uses PINC, Malaysia cuts duties, Ford Awards


    Opel Bochum PDC will remain open beyond plant closure GM’s Opel division has confirmed its spare parts distribution facility next to the Bochum assembly plant in Germany will remain open after the plant closes next year to fulfill contract obligations with Neovia Logistics Services. Neovia, previously Caterpillar Logistics Services, ...

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    Ford to close plants in Australia


    Ford will cease vehicle production in Australia in October 2016 citing high manufacturing costs and market fragmentation amongst the reasons for the withdrawal. It will bring to an end a period of almost 90 years of carmaking in the country but the company has lost approximately A$600m ($574m) over ...

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    Global round up: Ceva handles service parts for Iveco; GM ships engines to China; Racking for Ford;


    Ceva extends contract with Iveco in Turkey Ceva Logistics has extended its contract with commercial vehicle maker Iveco for three more years covering the warehousing and distribution of spare parts throughout Turkey. Ceva supplies 27,000 different Iveco parts from its ?ekerp?nar? warehouse, ranging from the smallest components to complete ...

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    Ford seeks to stand out from the cloud


    Ford China is pursuing green manufacturing and logistics strategies in a bid to lead the automotive sector’s contribution towards lowering pollution levels over the country’s cities. But there is also another, gloomy symbol rising as quickly as the economy – a dark, acrid cloud hanging above the traffic-choked streets that ...

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    Global round up: Gefco wins Ford business in SA; Yusen sequences for JLR supplier; Sunderland warehouse close to Nissan; UPS increase in LCL


    Gefco supports PSA and Ford in South Africa Following Gefco’s opening of a subsidiary in South Africa last year the logistics provider has announced that it has a new contract with Ford to export 30 containers of parts from the carmaker’s Struandale plant there to its Pacheco assembly plant ...

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    Ford announces plant closures in Europe


    Ford announced a restructuring of its European operations last week that will see the closure of its Genk assembly facility in Belgium as well as two facilities in the UK: the Ford assembly plant in Southampton and its stamping and tooling operations in Dagenham. It means the loss of ...

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    Taking everything on board at Ford


    Interview with Dr Hans-Bert Bong, Ford’s manager of vehicle logistics and customs, about changes in the carmaker’s European distribution network. Emissions and regulation; Capacity and Service; Advantage for the UK; OTD System; RFID. Improvements in service and efficiency within a mature distribution network, such as that used by Ford of ...

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    Ford and Penske awarded for supply chain solution


    Ford and Penske Logistics have been jointly awarded this year's European Award for Logistics Excellence by the European Logistics Association (ELA) at an event held last week in the Ukraine capital Kiev. The award recognised their jointly-developed Network Integrator concept, which provides a single distribution platform for a ...

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    Ford exports help build India output


    Ford's sales figures in India, combined with its exports to overseas markets, reached just under 10,500 units in February. The results build on a total for last year that saw 120,000 in domestic sales. The carmaker exported 30,000 vehicles last year, approximately 20% of its local output. The ...

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    Portland first with Ford for Korea exports


    Ocean forwarder Eukor has picked up a consignment of Ford vehicles from the US port of Portland for shipment to South Korea. It is the first time that Ford vehicles have been exported through the port, situated in Oregon, on the US West Coast. The vehicles were ...

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    Ceva supports Ford and Magneti Marelli


    Ford has chosen Ceva Logistics to provide a range of inbound logistics services at its Louisville plant in Kentucky, US, which will begin production of the new Escape SUV in the first quarter of 2012. Assembly of the Escape is moving to the Louisville plant from its previous home at ...

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    DHL signs aftermarket contract with Ford


    Ford has signed a new three-year spare parts logistics agreement with DHL Supply Chain for the movement of around 38,000 spare parts to 415 of the carmaker’s dealers in Sweden, Norway Finland and the Baltic states. DHL Supply Chain is handling around 5,500 different dealer orders every day from its ...

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    Ford chooses Gujarat for logistics access


    Ford Motor Company has said that it chose to build a car and powetrain plant in India in Sanand, Gujarat, in the northwestern part of the country, to improve delivery times to the largest market in the north and to gain better access to the ports of export in the ...

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    Ford completes upgrade for Ranger exports


    Ford has completed a two-year, $500m upgrade to its manufacturing and assembly plants in South Africa to enable it to produce and export its new Ranger diesel pickup trucks to 148 countries, mostly in Africa and Asia. Ford's Struandale engine plant in Port Elizabeth engine has been extensively upgraded ...