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    Mexico conference: Uncertainty well-balanced with optimism

    2018-01-31T15:55:30Z

    While a degree of uncertainty over the future of free trade between Mexico and its Nafta neighbours to the north once again hung over discussions at this year’s Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, it was more than matched by confidence in the future of the automotive sector. That confidence is being ...

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    Logistics IT: Is there an app for that?

    2018-01-26T12:18:25Z

    At US finished vehicle logistics specialist Jack Cooper Logistics, recounts president Andrea Amico, as part of a contract for carrying out the collection and inspection of ex-fleet vehicles on behalf of a US carmaker, the need to supply seven images of each inspected vehicle was suddenly upped to a requirement ...

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    Nafta renegotiation ‘will not hold back investment in Mexico’

    2018-01-25T10:41:08Z

    Following a 30% tax imposed by the Trump Administration on solar panels imported to the US last week and another 20% tax put on imported washing machines, vehicle and parts makers are wondering if the automotive industry is next on the list for high tariffs, as Nafta is renegotiated – ...

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    Ford begins importing EcoSport into UK from Romania

    2018-01-23T15:52:35Z

    Imports of the Ford EcoSport compact SUV into the UK from Romania are now fully underway via the port of Constanta, the carmaker has confirmed.Ford began production of the the EcoSport at its plant in Romania in October last year and said the shift to Europe from production at its ...

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    Emergency response: Weathering the storms

    2018-01-18T15:40:00Z

    A volatile 2017 hurricane season saw successive storms hit the US south-east and the Caribbean, counting at least 500,000 vehicles in the US alone among its many damages and leading to emergency planning once again gaining a greater level of prominence within the finished vehicle supply chain. While matching the ...

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    Disaster recovery: Prepared for the worst?

    2018-01-18T15:39:36Z

    As the scale of the destruction wrought by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated Japan’s north-eastern coastline in March 2011 became apparent, managers within BMW’s purchasing function were asked if it would affect the company. Their answer? No – because BMW had no suppliers in Japan.But that wasn’t quite ...

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    Rising inventory: Stock lots

    2018-01-16T15:25:23Z

    In any retail business, inventory management is a delicate balancing act. Hold too little and frustrated customers will be forced to shop elsewhere; but piling stock on your shelves puts a strain on working capital and if what you bought isn’t what customers want, you have little choice but to ...

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    A stormy year of negotiations, electric plans and cyber-attacks

    2017-12-20T15:03:48Z

    As the year draws to close, major uncertainty regarding both Nafta and Brexit remains, as well a lack of clarity on what any changes could mean for the global automotive sector and the logistics industry that supports it.During the past 12 months, OEMs have made major strides towards an electric ...

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    Ford to look at new retail opportunities in first phase of Alibaba deal

    2017-12-13T12:15:57Z

    Ford Motor Company has signed a letter of intent with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba to explore strategic collaborations in connectivity, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, mobility services and digital marketing.Under the three-year agreement, the two companies will explore new ways to define how consumers purchase and own vehicles, as well as ...

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    Ford invests in Valencia for next generation Kuga

    2017-11-22T14:35:30Z

    Ford is investing €750m ($880m) in its Valencia assembly plant in Spain to build the next generation of its Kuga SUV.The carmaker has been making the Kuga there since 2013, alongside the full range of Mondeo, S-Max and Galaxy models, as well as the Tourneo Connect and Transit Connect light ...

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    Volvo to supply Uber with self-driving-compatible cars from 2019

    2017-11-21T17:10:42Z

    Volvo Cars and Uber have announced a framework agreement under which the ride-hailing company will receive a fleet of self-driving-compatible vehicles from the Sweden-based car company, starting in 2019.In August last year, the two companies announced a joint project to develop new base vehicles that would be able to incorporate ...

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    Ford optimises aftermarket services in Thailand with Bangna-Trad PDC

    2017-11-15T10:38:56Z

    Ford has opened a parts distribution centre (PDC) in Bangna-Trad, Thailand, to more effectively support its growing dealer network in the country and also support demand in adjacent export markets.The carmaker has invested 100m baht ($3m) in the centre, which has 26,000 sq.m of storage space and can stock more ...

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    Summit report: Indian industry must turn reforms into progress

    2017-11-14T18:49:30Z

    Discussions at this year’s Automotive Logistics India Summit in Chennai may have sounded remarkably familiar to those who attended the very first conference a decade earlier: infrastructure deficits, underdeveloped connections, a lack of rail transport options, a fragmented logistics market, a highly bureaucratic and unproductive customs regime, and the proliferation ...

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    DHL secures contract with Ford for prototype parts moves

    2017-11-14T10:40:08Z

    DHL Supply Chain has won a new contract with Ford for the movement of prototype parts from the carmaker’s suppliers to its research and development locations around the world. The logistics provider said it was now Ford’s global provider of freight management for prototype parts.Neither party would divulge the terms ...

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    Indian vehicle exports’ share of total production set to fall

    2017-11-10T16:41:58Z

    Vehicle exports’ share of total production in India is set to decline in coming years as carmakers use their manufacturing capacity to meet local market demand, which is forecast to continue growing at a healthy rate.Puneet Gupta (pictured), associate director for vehicle sales forecast for South Asia at research firm ...

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    Mines of information

    2017-11-09T17:08:00Z

    Having invested over the past 20 years in data acquisition technology, the automotive industry is now casting around for ways to make sense of that data.

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    OEMs join forces to create pan-European fast charging network

    2017-11-07T10:02:10Z

    Four major carmakers have formed a joint venture to build a network of electric vehicle fast charging stations around Europe.The Ionity joint venture plans to build a total of 400 High-Power-Charging (HPC) stations in the region by 2020. The level of investment has not been disclosed.The four carmakers involved are ...

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    ABP opens Pacific Terminal at Southampton as part of major investment

    2017-11-06T15:13:41Z

    Port operator Associated British Ports (ABP) has officially opened a new vehicle terminal at the port of Southampton in the UK as part of a £50m ($65.6m) investment first announced in September last year.The Pacific Terminal was opened by the minister of state for international trade, Greg Hands (pictured, left, ...

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    The twilight of global trade?

    2017-11-06T14:16:00Z

    Globalisation and free trade may be reversing towards regional supply chains for a mix of policy and economic reasons

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    Real-Time Innovations officially joins Autosar development group

    2017-11-01T13:03:06Z

    Industrial IOT connectivity company Real-Time Innovations (RTI) has joined the Automotive Open Systems Architecture (Autosar) group as a development partner.Autosar is a partnership of car manufacturers, suppliers and other companies in the electronics and tech industries which aims to standardise software architecture for automotive electronic control units. Formed in 2003, ...