All Ford articles – Page 19

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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 an ...

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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 company ...

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    Ford announces Executive Director for Global MP&L


    As Ford’s Frederiek Toney prepares to take up his new role as Vice President of Ford Customer Service Division next Tuesday (read more here), the company announced today that Steve Harley (pictured) will fill the position of Executive Director, Global Material Planning and Logistics (MP&L) on the same day. Harley ...

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    Ford's Frederiek Toney to lead Customer Service division


    Frederiek Toney (pictured) will become Vice President, Ford Customer Service Division and a corporate officer of Ford from September 1st this year. Currently the Executive Director, Global Material Planning and Logistics (MP&L), Toney has been among the key figures in driving change and collaboration in Ford’s North American and global ...

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    Ford and GM choose Ceva


    Ceva Logistics has landed an inbound contract with Ford for its Kentucky truck plant in the US and at the same time has expanded its contract with General Motors in Brazil to include two new operations. At Ford’s Kentucky truck plant in Louisville (pictured) the company has launched a ...

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    Ford strengthens contracts in North America


    Global supply chain manager UPS has extended its contract with Ford to provide logistics services for the delivery of new cars across dealerships in North America. As part of the agreement, the Atlanta-based LSP is providing on-site operations management at Ford distribution points, including carrier management, transportation network oversight, and ...

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    Ford award for Norfolk Southern


    UPS Autogistics and Ford have presented US rail carrier Norfolk Southern with the 2008 Carrier of the Year Award for overall logistics excellence. Norfolk Southern transported more than 1.4m Ford vehicles in 2008 and is the carmaker's largest carrier in North America, handling the majority of the Ford shipments by ...

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    Miracle cure for Ford in Michigan


    As part of a major $550m retooling of its Wayne plant in Michigan, Ford has signed a contract worth more than $7m with Chinese machinery manufacturer Jiangsu Miracle Logistics System Engineering. It is not only the first Ford order for Miracle Logistics but the first one that the company ...

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    Ford wants more intermodal solutions


    Ford is exploring a range of intermodal options across Europe as it seeks to cut logistics costs and improve efficiency, including new rail lines to Russia, a Central Eastern hub in Poland and the use of the Danube as a commercial inland waterway in Romania. Talking at this year’s ...

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    Gefco provides packaging solution for Ford


    Ford has outsourced its materials handling management for engine production at Dagenham in the UK to European logistics provider Gefco UK. The LSP is now helping manage Ford’s container logistics through its GefBoxSystem, which provides reusable plastic boxes, pallets and covers for parts required by engine plant in southeast ...

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    Ford gets comprehensive support at Avon Lake


    Comprehensive Logistics Inc. (CLI) has launched a new operation at Ford’s Avon Lake assembly plant in Ohio, US. Avon Lake makes the Ford E-Series of commercial and recreational vans. The 3PL will handle inbound receiving, sequencing, bulk and racked warehousing and small lot materials management, as well as kitting/subassembly ...

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    Ford ends contract with Express-1 in Indiana


    Ford is terminating its contract with Express-1 Expedited Solutions for distribution from its high-velocity parts centre in Evansville in the US. The company provides daily, dedicated pick-ups from the Evansville centre, with nightly deliveries to Ford dealerships throughout the south Indiana region. The contract between the two companies ...