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    LSPs honoured at Ford awards


    Penske Logistics has received a Gold Award for Logistics Services to Ford in the company’s World Excellence Awards for 2010, held last week in Dearborn, Michigan. This is the third World Excellence Award Penske Logistics has earned from Ford and it is its second Gold within three years ...

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    Ford chooses Ebrex for Russia


    Following a new deal with Ford, the Russian division of transport and logistics provider Ebrex Business Solutions began shipments last Sunday of aftermarket parts from the carmaker's Cologne plant in Germany for distribution to dealerships in Russia. Ebrex is transporting the parts by truck from Cologne to dealers in ...

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    Ford increases exports from Dagenham EDC


    Ford has increased engine and parts exports from its Dagenham complex in the UK by over a third in the last 12 months because of demand in Russia, Australia and the Far East. The company said that the increase in exports has boosted activity in other areas of its ...

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    Supply shortage stops Ford in Dearborn


    Further to a delay in the shipment of limited numbers of the F-150 from Ford’s Dearborn truck plant last December because of a supply shortage ( read more here ), the company has been forced to idle the plant for the whole of this week because of a lack of ...

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    Ford of Europe’s brave new world


    The sales climate might be decidedly mixed in Europe, but Ford is pushing through with big changes and improvements in its logistics networks, from substantially more intermodal transport to time-critical vehicle logistics. Christopher Ludwig catches up with Ford’s Matthias Schulz A marriage of sacred vows Increasing rail and short sea ...

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    F-150 rollout is running smoothly says Ford


    Ford has been eager to mitigate claims it is being forced to delay the shipment of some F-150 pickups from Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan because of a parts supply shortage. “ The plant is shipping trucks now and has been continually for the past two weeks,” company spokesperson ...

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    NYK opens second ODC for Ford


    NYK Logistics has extended its service for Ford in Eastern Europe with the opening of an ‘origin consolidation centre’ (ODC) in Budapest, Hungary. “The function of the ODC is in essence a cross-dock, providing consolidation and reporting services for Ford MP&L in close proximity to its production parts supplier ...

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    Ford berates EU-Korea trade agreement


    As the EU and Korea wait for ratification of the free trade agreement signed on 6 October, carmakers in Europe, including Ford, appear determined to lobby for changes that will overcome the perceived competitive disadvantages the deal represents for the European automotive industry. The agreement was signed by EU ...

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    Turning virtual orders into reality at Ford


    Better logistics means better cash flow Global order to delivery One order system for one Ford Shifting the lead focus to outbound logistics North America today The evolving Ford network When should the capacity come back? Eighth Cross-continental vehicle flows, programming logistics into the order-to-delivery process and keeping an eye ...

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    Penske adds Ford contract amid strong growth


    Penske Logistics has been awarded a new contract with the Ford Motor Company to provide manufacturing support services at the carmaker’s Dearborn plant in Michigan, including sequencing, metering and container-management services. It is the second contract win that Penske Logistics has signed with Ford this year, and the company expects ...

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    Ford finds new route into Russia


    Russian Transport Lines (RTL) has received its first shipment of Ford vehicles from Lübeck in northern Germany as part of an expansion of activities at the Big Port of St Petersburg. The vehicles, which were delivered by Finnlines, were the first to be delivered along a new route for ...

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    Ford makes first Figo exports from India


    Ford India has made its first shipment of Figos from Chennai, India to the port of Durban in South Africa following the start of production in March this year. It is the first compact car to be produced and exported by Ford India. The carmaker has exported 1,200 of ...

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    Ford reveals effort to clean up logistics


    Ford’s latest sustainability report reveals a number of achievements in the reduction of carbon output from its logistics practices, including a reduction in road-based transport, increased use of alternative fuels and more reusable packaging. Called “2009/10 Blueprint for Sustainability: The Future at Work”, the report states that the company ...

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    Ford’s Asian vista


    Expanding in Asia Pacific Africa, Ford is growing the smart way with a push toward stronger electronic communication across its supply chain here, including the rollout of its European order-to-delivery system, Vista. Forecasting freight and duty Flexible manufacturing and suppl y Being the first to build-to-order vehicles in Asia Supply ...

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    Ford is bringing Vista to Asia Pacific Africa


    With Ford's plans to treble production capacity in Asia Pacific and Africa (APA) by 2012, it is bringing both its global manufacturing and logistics processes, as well as its best IT systems to the region. Most notably, Ford is in the process of rolling of its European order-to-delivery system, ...

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    Local logistics for Ford Figo in Chennai


    Ford has invested $500m in its engine-making plant near Chennai, India to add flexible production of the Duratec 1.2-litre engine dedicated to the Indian Figo. The first production version of the car was driven off the adjacent assembly line last Friday, when engine production began as well. Ford is using ...

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    In Profile: Ford's Matthias Schulz


    Matthias Schulz’s career with Ford began just two days after he received his Masters degree in 1987. His path toward leading Ford’s logistics in Europe has a somewhat unexpected origin; he is a mathematics expert, with studies in areas similar to that of Stephen Hawkins. He started at Ford as ...

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    Chrysler challenges Ford with Doblo import


    Chrysler is putting a Fiat-sourced compact van into competition in the US with Ford’s Transit Connect from 2012, with both vehicles being sourced from Turkey. The second generation Fiat Doblo van will sold under the new Ram truck brand along with a large Fiat-based van and will be exported ...

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    Ford begins Romanian production with CKDs


    Ford has begun production of the Transit Connect light commercial vehicle at its new plant in Craiova, Romania and will be using the same suppliers that it uses for supply to its Turkish plant in Kocaeli. The Connect vehicles are brought in CKD kits from the Kocaeli facility and ...

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    Harley takes over at crucial time for Ford MP&L


    Ford’s Stephen Harley officially assumes his new post this week as the OEM’s Executive Director for Global Material Planning and Logistics (MP&L) and for North American Parts Supply and Logistics (PS&L). It is an interesting time for Ford and a particularly crucial period for the MP&L organisation, as the ...