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


    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 in ...

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    Ford expansion will boost volumes through Valencia’s ports


    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 exclusively ...

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    Ford launches Mustang exports to global markets, beginning with China


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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 ...

  • Automotive Logistics Global 2014 - 2020 Vision panel

    Global conference: relentless logistics at Ford, Honda and Chrysler


    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 right ...

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


    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 ...

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    BMW celebrates double milestone at Mini Oxford plant


    BMW’s Mini division has reached an export milestone from the UK of 2m vehicles this week, 13 years after the brand was relaunched in 2001. At the same time the company reported that the three millionth vehicle has come off the production line at the Oxford plant in the UK. ...

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    Ford’s Kolkata PDC to enable faster parts distribution in east


    Ford’s fourth parts distribution centre in India, which is located in Kolkata, is expected to be fully operational by the fourth quarter of this year.The company also has regional PDCs in Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi.The 3,200 sq.m centre was officially opened at the end of July and Ford said that ...


    Norfolk Southern train carrying Ford vehicles derails in Virginia


    [This story was updated on 18 July] A 33-wagon Norfolk Southern train including a consignment of vehicles, including Ford trucks, has derailed in south-western Virginia, US. The incident, which took place on Monday evening (14 July) in the town of Wytheville, resulted in 12 Autorack wagons and two double-stacked containers ...

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    Union Pacific joins Ford’s list of preferred suppliers


    North American rail provider Union Pacific Railroad has become one of Ford’s preferred suppliers as part of its Aligned Business Framework (ABF).“Union Pacific Railroad has demonstrated a high level of collaboration and have not only embraced but integrated the ABF principals into their day to day operations and interaction with ...

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    Ford will help India become major export hub


    According to data compiled by India's engineering exporters' body, the Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC), the combined value of the country's exports of finished vehicles and auto parts increased by 25% in April 2014.This figure includes exports of cars, as well as two- and three-wheel vehicles. The latter group grew ...

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    Ceva picks up contract for Ford Coldwater ODC


    Ceva Logistics has expanded its service offering for Ford with the provision of inbound transport services to the carmaker’s new Coldwater Origin Distribution Center (ODC) in Michigan. The company, which has been working with Ford for 20 years, will provide pickup and delivery of parts to the ODC, which handles ...

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    Ford works with rail providers for Transit shipments


    Ford has developed a rail car with some of North America’s leading rail providers for delivery of its new full-size Transit van in region. The rail cars have an elevated lower deck able to accommodate the van, which measures almost 2.8m in height and is therefore too tall to fit ...

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    Ford recognises LSPS in World Excellence Awards


    Ford has announced the winners of its annual World Excellence awards, which recognises top global suppliers for outstanding performance, and amongst the 51 global suppliers that were recognised for services in 2013 were three logistics companies: finished vehicle carrier Jack Cooper Transport and lead logistics provider Penske Logistics took silver ...

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    Caterpillar hangs onto Gartner ranking; Ford drops out


    Ford has dropped out of this year’s annual list of the top 25 supply chain companies compiled by research and advisory firm Gartner. Last year it was ranked at 22, the first time it had made it into the top 25, and was the only passenger car manufacturer to be ...

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    ‘End of an era’ as Steve Harley retires from Ford


    A renowned executive across the carmaker and the industry for more than four decades, Stephen Harley is moving on. He talks to Automotive Logistics about what has changed in logistics as well as his last project at Ford Europe. [This story was updated on 12 May 2014] Stephen Harley (left) ...

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    ​Ford’s Harley named board president of ELUPEG


    ELUPEG, the European cross-industry organisation dedicated to achieving sustainable logistics through supply chain collaboration, has appointed Stephen Harley, Ford’s director of C-MAX and C/D product transition, as its president. Harley will head a new board of governors at the organisation, with further appointments soon to be announced.Once announced the board ...