All GM articles – Page 11

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    NYK convicted and fined in Australia over criminal cartel activity

    2017-08-09T15:35:09Z

    After admitting its guilt last year, shipping company NYK has been convicted by Australia’s federal court and fined A$25m ($20m) for criminal cartel conduct –the second highest fine ever imposed by the country’s competition authority.In July 2016, following an investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the Commonwealth ...

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    Brazil: Exports are chasing away the clouds

    2017-08-03T17:42:15Z

    Brazilian vehicle sales, which have fallen every year since 2013, continue to be hampered by a deep recession, a stubborn, double-digit unemployment rate, increasingly tight credit and haemorrhaging consumer confidence. Seemingly unending political crises have also hit the country. So, to combat the stalling economy and venal political climate, carmakers, ...

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    Wen replaces Worthen at Opel/Vauxhall as PSA takeover is completed

    2017-08-01T12:46:26Z

    Michelle Wen (pictured) will join Opel from September 1st as head of purchasing for the German-headquartered carmaker, as well as for its Vauxhall brand in the UK.The news emerged as the takeover of the General Motors’ Europe subsidiary by PSA Group was completed on Tuesday.Wen will replace Katherine Worthen, vice-president ...

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    Bo Andersson named as president of Yazaki Europe

    2017-07-26T15:43:22Z

    Bo Andersson (pictured) has replaced Horst Rudolph as president of parts supplier, Yazaki Europe. The former CEO at Russian carmaker Avtovaz officially took on the role in mid-July.Amongst its products, Japan-headquartered Yazaki says it is the world’s largest producer of wiring harnesses.Last year, Andersson stepped down as CEO at Avtovaz, ...

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    Gentry-Stuenkel to lead supply chain at FCA US; Brazeau takes on combined logistics role

    2017-07-24T15:25:45Z

    Wendi Gentry-Stuenkel (pictured) is now head of supply chain management at FCA – North America, assuming the company’s top supply chain role in the region with responsibilities for volume planning and logistics as well as a number of other cross-functional tasks. She replaced Steve Beahm with effect from June 30th, ...

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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 ...

  • Kirill Nikoda, analyst at Gazprombank’s Economic Forecasting Centre
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    Russia summit: Dealing with the reality of a slow recovery

    2017-07-11T15:51:00Z

    Confidence is gradually returning to the Russian automotive market with sales and production showing definite signs of life after a tough period of retrenching and divestment. Sanctions remain but many at this year’s Automotive Logistics Russia conference in Moscow felt that this was the time to invest in the market ...

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    North American ports: Slowdown after growth tests capacity to cope

    2017-07-05T17:20:21Z

    While seven years of consecutive sales growth in the North American automotive industry have put vehicle handling ports to the test in terms of throughput, many of them are now being tested further by the slowdown in sales in the US, with inventory build-ups in some ports, and slower throughput.Meanwhile, ...

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    Sentech to close Port Elizabeth site in wake of GM’s exit from South Africa

    2017-07-04T10:48:04Z

    The Sentech automotive parts plant in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, is to close by the end of September. The move follows General Motors’ (GM) recent announcement that it would cease manufacturing and selling Chevrolets in the country by the end of the year.Describing the OEM’s recent announcement as “sudden”, Treve ...

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    SF Motors to buy AM General’s assembly plant in Indiana for $110m

    2017-06-28T12:09:48Z

    SF Motors, an electric vehicle company funded by China’s Chongqing Sokon Industry Group, has agreed to buy contract manufacturer AM General’s commercial assembly plant in the US State of Indiana, for a reported $110m.SF Motors will use the South Bend based facility to produce electric vehicles and said it expects ...

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    Russia: Ready for a recovery?

    2017-06-28T11:44:08Z

    Vehicle sales in Russia have shown modest rises in recent months, raising hopes that this year will finally return to growth and kick off a longer-term recovery. Following several months of increases, sales of new light vehicles in the first five months of the year had risen by 5.1% compared ...

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    Europe conference: No easy way to the digital supply chain

    2017-06-13T18:15:09Z

    The 2017 Automotive Logistics Europe conference reminded delegates that, despite a better economy, the industry is under pressure. However, new technology looks set to offer the supply chain as much opportunity as disruption, if companies are able to keep up. Marcus Williams, Christopher Ludwig and Gareth Tredway report from Bonn, ...

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    GM restricts production in India to exports and exits South Africa after 90 years

    2017-05-24T12:44:38Z

    General Motors has announced further restructuring of its international businesses, including moving to an export-only production model in India and exiting the South African market altogether.Poor sales, margins and a lack of scale in the supply chain have contributed to the decisions. They follow a recent pattern at GM of ...

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    Plant yards & systems: Allowing space to grow

    2017-05-18T17:05:59Z

    The effective management of plant yards is an important component of finished vehicle supply chains because of the constant flow and high volume of products such manufacturing plants typically handle. As a number of OEMs re-examine the balance between in-house labour and outsourced providers, many have begun to devote more ...

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    Toyota top, Nissan bottom in North American supplier relations index

    2017-05-17T17:59:03Z

    Toyota has beaten Honda to the top spot in the latest update of an index measuring working relations between North American OEMs and their suppliers. It’s the seventh time in a row Toyota has held first position. Nissan was at the opposite end of the ranking, meanwhile.The 17th annual North ...

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    Russian imports: Forecasting a fragile recovery

    2017-05-15T11:44:09Z

    [in_this_story align="right" border="yes"]In August last year, imports of finished vehicles in Russia rose 5.3% year-on-year, bringing an end to a decline that had lasted for 35 consecutive months. Meanwhile, during the course of 2016, several carmakers, including SsangYong and Honda, unveiled plans to start importing finished vehicles into the country ...

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    Education and training: The hard line on soft skills

    2017-05-12T15:25:28Z

    [in_this_story align="right" border="yes"]General Motors’ executive director for global supply chain, Todd Scott, meets frequently with the faculties of several universities. At Cranfield University School of Management – ranked number one outside the United States in Supply Chain World’s annual Top 100 Universities survey – senior supply chain executives from industry, ...

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    DHL in the UK: staying ahead of automotive change

    2017-05-11T12:20:48Z

    Despite uncertainty surrounding the UK’s departure from the EU, planned investments in new models and manufacturing should keep the country’s vehicle production networks competitive and growing.Overall investment has fallen since the ‘Brexit’ vote last June, but volume has, at least until very recently, grown strongly. Light vehicle sales reached record ...

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    Gestamp announces Brazil plant to supply FCA

    2017-04-26T10:49:32Z

    Component manufacturer Gestamp has announced completion of its seventh plant in Brazil with the construction of a metal-stamping line in Betim.It will supply Fiat Chrysler’s (FCA) local facility in the region, which produces Fiat Palio and Siena models.The Spain-based company is already supplying General Motors, Volkswagen, Renault Nissan, PSA, Honda, ...

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    Reinventing itself to keep abreast of changing demand

    2017-04-25T14:10:31Z

    Despite uncertainty surrounding the UK’s departure from the European Union, carmakers in the country have announced a number of investments in the past 12 months that should, in the medium term at least, keep the country’s vehicle production networks competitive and growing.According to data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers ...