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    Electric vehicle firm Rivian buys former Mitsubishi plant in Illinois

    2017-01-11T10:40:51Z

    Rivian Automotive, the US-based electric car hopeful, has agreed a deal to purchase Mitsubishi’s former manufacturing plant in Normal, Illinois. In July 2015, Mitsubishi confirmed it would end production of the Outlander model at the near 80,000 sq.m facility (pictured), its only plant in the US, switching production to ...

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    Latin America: The good, the bad & the uncertainty

    2017-01-10T18:02:54Z

    Governments, carmakers, processors and carriers will all have their roles to play in establishing greater economic and logistical integration across Latin America, as Automotive Logistics finds out. In this story... Trade deal ups and downs Mexico sets gold standard Exports save Brazil Recovery in Argentina Return to peace in Colombia ...

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    ETA accuracy: Going up in the customer’s estimation

    2017-01-06T11:57:43Z

    Carmakers and logistics providers are now starting to bring ‘Uber-like’ tracking and delivery forecasts to the finished vehicle sector...In this story... VW's platform enhancements Visibility over exceptions Trying to stay invisible Tracking reverse logisticsScott Mabry may well smile when he reflects on the inspiration for enhancements to Volkswagen Group of ...

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    Ford cancels plans for plant in Mexico as GM defends its position

    2017-01-04T15:55:26Z

    Ford has confirmed it is cancelling plans to build a $1.6 billion assembly plant in San Luis Potosi, in north-central Mexico, citing slowing demand for the smaller vehicles intended for the plant for the move, rather than recent criticism from president-elect Donald Trump over production in Mexico for export to ...

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    General Motors: The new law of supply & demand

    2016-12-29T12:46:38Z

    GM has restructured its order fulfilment, supply chain and logistics to share more common objectives, grouping them together in a department reporting to James BovenziThe size and complexity of General Motors’ supply chain mean that designing and sourcing the most effective logistics and distribution network for the carmaker is a ...

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    2016 in review: takeovers, disputes and political upheaval

    2016-12-21T11:18:25Z

    The year 2016 may well go down as one of the most significant in recent history – not just politically but also for the automotive supply chain. Surprise voting results in the US and Europe have created significant uncertainty regarding global trade that may go on for years and is ...

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    Mexico government deploys troops to address railway vandalism

    2016-12-14T10:57:04Z

    It has been revealed that the Mexican government has been deploying troops since the autumn at various troubled areas in response to rising vandalism and theft targeting both railway lines and automotive cargo. “The Mexican military is providing some short-term protection to the automotive industry in the state of Guanajuato,” ...

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    Auto Warehousing Company takes over cruise terminal for vehicle imports

    2016-11-23T11:15:33Z

    Car terminal operator, Auto Warehousing Company (AWC), has taken over the Bayport Cruise Terminal at the US port of Houston as part of a five-year lease of 15 hectares of land there. It will be using the facility and surrounding land to import vehicles from next month. It is the ...

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    Freight audit & pay systems: Better ways to pay the bills

    2016-11-17T17:41:23Z

    Concluding our two-part look at freight audit & pay (FA&P) systems (see part one), Automotive Logistics investigates the variety of ways in which they can be used throughout the supply chain, weighs up the challenges of doing so and assesses some likely future trends... Although the exact nature of FA&P ...

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    Changing trade agreements in the spotlight after US election

    2016-11-16T15:09:27Z

    A week after Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the US presidential election, automotive manufacturers and experts are still piecing together what his new administration could mean for vehicle production, trade and investment across North America and beyond. Global trade deals with the US seem likely to fall back in priority ...

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    Concerns over global trade as Trump secures US election victory

    2016-11-09T14:17:06Z

    Donald Trump’s surprise victory over Hillary Clinton in the November 8th US election has created serious concerns over the future of the country’s major trade agreement with its neighbours, which has become such an important part of many carmakers’ and tier suppliers’ automotive supply chains. Markets and currencies including the ...

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    Tesla buys automated manufacturing specialist Grohmann

    2016-11-08T16:39:32Z

    Electric vehicle producer Tesla has agreed to acquire Grohmann Engineering, an automated manufacturing specialist, for an undisclosed sum. Located in Prüm, Germany, Grohmann will be renamed Tesla Grohmann Automation and is expected to design and produce several critical elements of Tesla’s automated manufacturing systems, as the electric car company targets ...

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    Ford confirms C$700m spend as Unifor members ratify wage deal

    2016-11-08T11:45:13Z

    Ford Canada’s employees have voted in favour of a four-year agreement that the company has since confirmed includes a C$700m ($523m) investment at its operations in the country. Details remain scarce, but a spokesperson told Automotive Logistics that C$600m of the planned investment was earmarked for the engine manufacturing ...

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    4PL services gain more prominence in Gefco’s €8 billion PSA contract

    2016-11-04T17:21:15Z

    French-based logistics company Gefco Group has secured an €8 billion ($8.8 billion), five-year deal with its former majority owner PSA Group, with fourth-party logistics (4PL) services for global operations featuring prominently within the contract. Under the agreement, Gefco will design and implement global logistics and transport solutions for the three ...

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    Ford and Unifor reach tentative labour agreement in Canada

    2016-11-01T16:34:47Z

    Ford and Canada’s Unifor labour union have reached a tentative agreement on a four-year national labour contract covering more than 6,400 employees. The deal comes after similar recent agreements between Canada’s largest union and carmakers General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), completing the round of wage negotiations ...

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    Private equity firm Tailwind Capital buys MetroGistics

    2016-10-31T10:30:31Z

    US-based automotive third party logistics provider MetroGistics has been bought out by private equity firm Tailwind Capital for an undisclosed sum. "We are excited to partner with the MetroGistics management team,” said Jeff Calhoun, partner at Tailwind Capital. “The team brings extensive logistics industry experience and an impressive track record ...

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    European vehicle logistics could get left behind in the digital dust

    2016-10-24T20:16:59Z

    Experts at this year’s ECG Conference in Hamburg pointed to the risks and rewards for outbound logistics of the automotive industry’s shift towards digital technology and e-commerce[sta_anchor id="1"]Despite its recent run of economic recovery and relatively strong growth, the European finished vehicle logistics industry could become a victim of technological ...

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    FCA strikes new labour deal with Canadian union

    2016-10-19T10:50:27Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has agreed a new four-year deal with Canadian union Unifor that includes a commitment to invest $325m in a rebuild of the carmaker’s Brampton assembly plant paint shop and a $6.4m investment in upgrading equipment at the Etobicoke casting plant. The contract also involves two wage increases ...

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    Ohio State wins 2016 GM/Wayne State supply chain competition

    2016-10-18T10:52:28Z

    Ohio State University has taken top honours at the sixth annual General Motors and Wayne State University supply chain case awards. This year, 20 schools, including three international institutions from Brazil, Mexico and Poland, met in Detroit to compete for the main prize. The competition introduces students to the issues ...

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    Hyundai loses exports from South Korea over strikes

    2016-09-27T18:53:54Z

    Hyundai Motor has been facing an all-out strike of its unionised workforce in South Korea after failing to reach a wage agreement, holding back the production of thousands of models destined for global export. The strikes, the first all-out industrial action Hyundai has faced in its home country since 2004, ...