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    Carmakers forced to extend shutdowns because of microchip shortage

    2021-03-09T10:31:00Z

    Ford and GM have been forced to extend assembly plant closures because of a shortage in the supply of semiconductors, a problem that continues to disrupt vehicle production globally.

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    Texas winter storm blackouts hit automotive sector

    2021-02-22T15:06:00Z

    Severe weather conditions in the US state of Texas over the last ten days have closed down manufacturing locations, including vehicle and parts supplier plants, as well as disrupting delivery routes.

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    Carmakers ramp up plans for North American BEV manufacturing

    2021-02-01T11:24:00Z

    As Europe develops an appetite for battery electric vehicles (BEVs), with Volkswagen’s ID.3 even becoming the second-best selling car overall in December, North America continues to lag behind. Although it is unlikely to catch up to Europe any time soon, things are beginning to move when it comes to local manufacturing, with some major OEMs and some credible start-ups announcing big investments for new models.

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    GM plans to be globally carbon neutral in 20 years

    2021-02-01T09:55:00Z

    General Motors has said it plans to be carbon neutral across its global operations and products by 2040. It has signed the Business Ambition Pledge for 1.5°C, a global initiative driven by UN agencies, business and industry leaders that provides companies with science-based targets to reduce emissions in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change

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    Good things come in sustainable packages

    2021-01-27T09:09:00Z

    The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) is an association of vehicle makers and suppliers that works with US government bodies, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), on projects designed to advance environmental sustainability while providing economic value to the automotive supply chain. At the end of 2020, the SP published guidance on sustainable packaging aimed at reducing waste in the automotive sector and increasing the amount of packaging that could be recycled

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    Credit where credit is due

    2021-01-26T18:19:00Z

    The coronavirus pandemic meant 2020 was a tough year for everyone in the automotive sector. GM was no exception. While the carmaker’s sales for the calendar year reached 2.5m units, total deliveries were down 12% and retail deliveries down 6% for the year. However, toward the end of 2020 retail sales recovered to pre-pandemic levels. According to the carmaker’s executive vice-president, Steve Carlisle, that was down to the efforts made by GM’s workforce. They kept launches on track and each other safe.

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    Honda to import Cruise Origin AV to Japan this year

    2021-01-25T11:30:00Z

    Honda will be importing test versions of the Cruise autonomous, electric vehicle from the US to Japan this year for use in its Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) business there. Meanwhile, Cruise and its owner GM have signed a deal with Microsoft to further commercialise autonomous vehicles through the computing giant’s Azure application.

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    AL FVL Winter 2020 Digital Edition

    2020-12-21T16:48:00Z

    The winter digital edition of Automotive Logistics is out now, featuring an overview of how automotive supply chains have adapted during the crisis, and how digitalisation will reshape logistics. Plus insight on battery supply chains, used car logistics, vehicle logistics quality systems at Daimler and much more!

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    GM Middle East to import more vehicles from China

    2020-12-14T10:26:00Z

    GM will be importing more vehicles from China to supply the Middle East following a re-evaluation of its sourcing strategy triggered by Covid-19, according to Sulaiman Pallak, head of purchasing and supply chain for GM Africa and Middle East.

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    Sustainable packaging a priority for the automotive sector

    2020-12-13T18:20:00Z

    Carmakers and tier suppliers affiliated under the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) have published guidance on sustainable packaging aimed at reducing waste in the automotive sector and increasing the amount of packaging that can be recycled. 

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    Watch: Middle East and North Africa supply chains – the route to recovery (EP.3)

    2020-12-09T15:44:00Z

    Watch this Livestream for the latest insight on vehicle demand, production and trade across Middle East and North Africa automotive supply chains, plus insights with General Motors’ head of purchasing and supply chain for the Middle East, Sulaiman Pallak. 

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    GM and Motorq use cars’ built-in telematics to streamline fleet deliveries

    2020-11-26T17:00:00Z

    General Motors is integrating its OnStar telematics system with connected car software provided by Motorq to offer vehicle fleet managers real-time visibility of vehicles prior to delivery.

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    GM restarts Corvette assembly after supply shortage

    2020-10-19T14:58:00Z

    General Motors has confirmed that it restarted production of the Corvette sports car in Kentucky on Monday after a week of shutdowns that resulted from parts shortages.

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    Watch: Carmakers preparing for supply chain and logistics reinvention

    2020-09-28T17:00:00Z

    The pandemic isn’t over, but senior logistics leaders at General Motors, Nissan, Volvo Cars and Glovis America are looking beyond the crisis to new technology, electrification, capacity planning and the skills needed to succeed in supply chain management in the 2020s. Watch this in-depth panel discussion from Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live.

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    Watch: The arsenal of health – how GM and Ceva Logistics shifted the supply chain to support the relief effort

    2020-09-28T17:00:00Z

    In this special session at Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live, General Motors’ Miguel Tavara and CEVA’s Dave Dudek detail how GM pivoted its manufacturing and logistics to produce ventilators and supply equipment, and what lessons were learned.

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    Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live Overview

    The first Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live virtual conference is here, with more than 70 speakers and 30 sessions. Read this overview for insight into the key topics and theme, including electric vehicle and battery supply chains, sustainable supply chains, digital transformation and supply chain resilience. Featuring interviews and keynotes from leading carmakers, tier suppliers, logistics providers and supply chain and trade experts. 

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    DP World to take majority stake in Unico Logistics

    2020-07-28T15:54:00Z

     Container terminal giant DP World is buying a majority 60% stake in South Korean multimodal transport provider Unico Logistics in a move designed to expand its logistics service offering, including in the automotive sector…

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    How ‘self-healing’ cars could change the aftermarket

    2020-05-20T16:40:00Z

    As OEMs adopt over-the-air vehicle diagnostics and maintenance, what effect will this developing technology will have on inventory and the surrounding logistics network?

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    Start-stop production part of the new normal for OEMs

    2020-05-04T09:36:00Z

    Carmakers are potentially hostage to a halting series of restarts as the automotive industry tries to gradually restart production across Europe in regions seeing a lowering of coronavirus infections. During last week’s Livestream event from Ultima Media Matteo Fini, executive director, automotive supply chain and technology, at market analyst IHS Markit said start and stop operations, such as Kia has recently experienced, are definitely part of the new normal

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    Brazil’s automotive industry paralysed in the second half of March

    2020-04-15T10:57:00Z

    Robust growth in Brazil’s automotive market for the first two weeks of March has been sharply undermined by the collapse of the industry in the second two weeks because of coronavirus, according to National Association of Automobile Manufacturers (Anfavea)…