All Ford articles – Page 18

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    Logent starts vehicle distribution for Ford


    Swedish logistics provider Logent has taken on the distribution of Ford vehicles in the country. The group’s subsidiary, Logent Automotive Logistics, is now moving vehicles from ports in Gothenburg, Malmö, Wallhamn and Södertälje to dealerships around Sweden.The company is using both rail and road, and employing dedicated terminals at Gothenburg, ...

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    Spain's market recovering but logistics is lagging says Ford


    The president of Ford’s Spanish division, José Manuel Machado (left), has said that logistics remains the main "unfinished business" to ensure the future of vehicle manufacturing in the country, which is showing a marked improvement.He stressed that, to be more competitive, vehicle factories in Spain needed to become ever more ...

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    Ford's DeMuro to retire; Laurila to replace him in Asia Pacific


    Rick DeMuro is leaving his position as director of material planning and logistics at Ford Asia Pacific after eight years in the job and retiring from the company. He is being replaced by Robert Laurila, currently Ford Asia Pacific regional MP&L manager based in Thailand, who Ford said would continue ...

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    Ford appoints McKelvey director of parts supply and logistics


    Ford has appointed Steve McKelvey as its new director of parts supply and logistics at the group’s headquarters in Cologne. Raymond Damerow, who formerly held the position, has moved over to a sales position in Europe. Educated at Michigan State University, McKelvey has been active in the role since September, ...

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    RZD Logistics opens control centre for Ford Sollers


    Russian Railways Logistics (RZD Logistics) has launched a dispatch control centre for Ford Sollers at the Alabuga special economic zone (SEZ) in the central Russian region of Tartarstan. Ford Sollers is RZD Logistics’ first client in the zone and the services supplied by the centre are designed to enhance inbound ...

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    ​Ford to expand Chinese operations to meet domestic demand


    Amidst ever-climbing sales figures in the Chinese market, Ford is likely to expand its projects and production platforms in China, said David Schoch, president of Ford’s Asia Pacific region, in a statement last week. The automaker’s presence in the ASEAN region included 14 vehicle assembly and powertrain plants in ...

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    ​Ford opens first Myanmar dealership


    Ford Motor Company celebrated the official opening of its first Ford dealership in Yangon, Myanmar last week. Located in the country’s commercial business centre, the new facility firmly places a Ford platform in the ever-expanding Asean region. Ford vehicles sold in Myanmar will be imported from Ford’s global production facilities ...

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    Portland boosts exports with Ford


    Ford will begin export shipments of vehicles from the US to China through the port of Portland in Oregon in the next few weeks. It is the first time that Ford has used the port for exports to China, although it established shipments to South Korea from there last year.In ...

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    ​Ford signs $10m deal for AGVs


    Ford has ordered more than $10m worth of automated guided systems (AGVs) from provider JBT Corporation. The orders include expanding existing AGV installations and integrating AGVs into new manufacturing areas that have not previously used automated material delivery. They will be delivered through the third quarter of 2014, according to ...

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    Ceva expands services for Ford in US


    Ceva Logistics is expanding its business with Ford at the carmaker’s Kansas City Assembly Plant in Missouri, which makes the F-150 Regular, Super and Crew Cab and will produce the Ford Transit full-size van in 2014.The signing, which is part of a contract renewal, makes it Ceva’s longest running automotive ...

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    Gefco and Ford team up in UK market


    Transport and logistics provider Gefco has announced a new partnership with Ford. Under the agreement, the logistics provider will assume responsibility for multi-user, in-night distribution of parts to dealers across several UK regions. This is the first alliance of its kind to be implemented between the two organisations in the ...

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    UPDATE: Ford’s Steve Harley will lead European production changes as Grant Belanger takes over as head of MP&L


    Ford will have a new but familiar head of global logistics this autumn, as Grant Belanger returns to the US to replace Steve Harley, who will be leading projects to shift models from Belgium to Spain and Germany.*This story has been updated from its original version following an interview with ...

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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 and ...

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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 globeVehicle manufacturers rightly consider packaging to be a vital ...

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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 supplyDeveloping a systemForecasting in segmentsOne system for a ...

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


    Supply concerns persist at PorscheLuxury 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 Czech ...

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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 25Ford 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 been ...

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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 closureGM’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, works ...

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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 ...