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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, ...

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    Vehicle handling through Sagunto continues to surge

    2017-10-31T15:20:33Z

    Automotive traffic through the Spanish port of Sagunto, administered by Valenciaport, has continued to grow significantly so far this year.In the first three quarters of the year, the port handled 170,217 finished vehicles – up 28% over the corresponding period in 2016. While general cargo also grew by 24% over ...

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    Latest Ford reshuffle puts Drake at helm of global purchasing

    2017-10-25T11:09:34Z

    Lisa Drake (pictured) will replace Birgit Behrendt from January 1st as head of global powertrain purchasing and global purchasing operations at Ford, as part of a number of executive changes announced by the carmaker this week.Drake will be responsible for all powertrain purchasing operations worldwide, as well as global operational ...

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    Production & logistics part 4: Logistics organisations and skills

    2017-10-25T09:45:00Z

    How has your company’s supply chain and logistics management organisation changed over the past 20 years?

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    Production & logistics part 3: Operations, packaging and IT

    2017-10-25T09:44:00Z

    How have supply chain operations for logistics changed over the past 20 years?

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    Production & logistics part 2: Questioning the future

    2017-10-25T09:44:00Z

    This article is one of a series of pieces celebrating Automotive Logistics’ 20th anniversary issue that together take an extended look at the way top executives feel automotive production and logistics have changed in the last two decades – and where they see them heading in the future.

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    Ford EcoSport production starts in Romania

    2017-10-18T16:50:45Z

    The first EcoSport compact SUV to be produced at Ford’s Craiova plant in Romania rolled off the line this week, following a €200m ($235m) investment.The company said the decision to build the model on the continent rather than continue to import it from its plant in Chennai, India, would help ...

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    Changes are the only certainty at Ford of Europe

    2017-10-09T17:46:00Z

    Dirk Willmann, director of material planning and logistics for Ford Europe, outlines how the carmaker is improving visibility and adapting its vehicle logistics network across Europe to better manage customer demand and trade uncertainties.

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    Ford of Europe: A system of strength and complexity

    2017-10-09T16:53:00Z

    Dirk Willmann’s 25-year career with Ford has made him witness to the changing arc of the company’s supply chain in Europe and further afield, including more complicated material flows, new locations and footprint changes, as well as advances in technology.

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    JLR brings agreement for the supply of engines from Ford to an end

    2017-10-03T17:33:06Z

    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has confirmed it will bring a long-standing agreement with Ford for the supply of six- and eight-cylinder petrol engines from the latter’s plant in Bridgend, Wales, to an end in 2020.In a statement, JLR said: “In line with its contractual agreement established in 2008, Jaguar Land ...

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    Ford’s Sustainability Report reveals further efforts to cut waste

    2017-09-06T15:19:38Z

    Ford has released its annual Sustainability Report, detailing its environmental performance across the business.In it, the company has highlighted its position as the first carmaker to join the ‘Improve Water Security’ initiative set up by the Business Alliance for Water and Climate Change – a coalition dedicated to monitoring and ...

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    BMW and Mini launch online parts stores in the UK

    2017-09-04T11:29:55Z

    New online stores have been launched for the BMW and Mini brands in the UK, allowing car owners to buy parts and accessories for collection at nearby dealerships or for delivery.By selecting their vehicle or entering their VIN number, customers can search for parts and accessories specific to their model ...

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    Ford to build electric vehicles in China with Zotye Auto

    2017-08-22T16:21:35Z

    Ford Motor Company has signed a memorandum of understanding with China’s Anhui Zotye Automobile to explore a joint venture for the manufacture of a new brand of all-electric vehicles in the Asian country.“The potential to launch a new line of all-electric vehicles in the world’s largest auto market is an ...

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    Different digital paces

    2017-07-18T14:58:15Z

    The headline above might well have read ‘industry and logistics 4.0’, ‘the industrial internet of things’, ‘factories of the future’, ‘smart supply chains’ or ‘manufacturing 2025’.Or we might have turned to one of a growing number of acronyms used to outline the car industry’s future, like Mercedes-Benz Car’s CASE or ...