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  • Consolidation - Big fish small fish
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    Consolidation in logistics: Big fish eat the little fish...

    2016-04-04T08:00:06Z

    The big players in automotive logistics are getting bigger after a record year for mergers and acquisitions, with middle players at particular risk of being subsumed. So will this trend continue?There has been a growing trend for consolidation in the third party logistics sector over the past few years, including ...

  • Mahle Behr MAP-2 WEB LR
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    Mahle Behr: Experiencing a Thermal change

    2016-03-31T09:00:58Z

    Mahle Behr’s takeover of Delphi Thermal Systems in 2015 sparked a process of systems integration, freight consolidation and supply chain redesign that is set to last a further three years. Last year was a record one for global acquisition and mergers within the automotive supply chain. Consulting firm PwC estimated ...

  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles FCA sunset
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    FCA: Making hay while the sun shines

    2016-03-29T11:29:19Z

    After six years basking in the glow of rising US sales, and now enjoying low fuel prices, Fiat Chrysler needs to improve productivity today before things change again, says Marc Brazeau, head of outbound and Mexico logistics in North AmericaA team on a long winning streak can build momentum that ...

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    The progress and possibilities of ePOD

    2016-03-22T12:11:17Z

    Though it has been around for a while, the vehicle logistics world is only just beginning to catch on to the potential of ePOD, especially in North America, where mandates and standards are setting the coursePaperless transactions have been ubiquitous in the transfer of goods and services for more than ...

  • Bert Bong, Panel
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    Europe Conference: Planning for more than the Zeitgeist in the supply chain

    2016-03-21T23:04:35Z

    The Automotive Logistics Europe conference set out to capture the Zeitgeist of logistics in terms of technology and skills – and it found that now may be a perfect time to invest in equipment, transport engineering and smart systems. Christopher Ludwig reports from in Bonn, Germany Additional ...

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    GM includes logistics providers in global supplier awards

    2016-03-14T16:05:15Z

    At its 24th Supplier of the Year awards, General Motors recognised 12 logistics providers in its list of 110 companies that have gone “above and beyond GM’s requirements” in providing services through 2015. The award ceremony was held at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan.The number of companies recognised for ...

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    Bo Andersson to leave Avtovaz

    2016-03-08T09:13:29Z

    Bo Andersson is stepping down from his role as CEO at Russian carmaker Avtovaz. There has been no announcement of his next step. Andersson moved into the CEO role at Avtovaz in 2013, taking over from Igor Komerov. That followed a four-year tenure as president of rival Russian vehicle maker, ...

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    Reportaje sobre la Conferencia en México: En la frontera del cambio

    2016-02-03T19:28:35Z

    La segunda conferencia Automotive Logistics México, celebrada en la Ciudad de México, vio a cientos de ejecutivos y funcionarios discutir la mejor manera de asegurar que la producción y cadena logística automotriz del país estén listas para cumplir su propósito para el 2020 y más allá.Christopher Ludwig informa sobre abundantes ...

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    Mexico Conference report: On the borderline of change

    2016-02-01T01:23:47Z

    The second Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, held in Mexico City, saw hundreds of executives and officials discuss how best to ensure that the country’s fast-growing automotive production and supply chain will be fit for purpose by 2020 and beyond. Christopher Ludwig reports on plenty of progress, as well as reasons ...

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    Mexico conference: Swapping customs agents, cross-border trucking and other happenings on the border

    2016-01-31T23:04:04Z

    Efforts and projects to improve US-Mexico customs and border operations are the most promising they have been in decades, according to William Duncan (pictured), the chargé d’affaires for the US Embassy to Mexico. Important trials are underway for pre-clearance inspections, while there is work to increase capacity on both ...

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    Telematics: The simple solution?

    2016-01-21T15:04:50Z

    Is it finally time for onboard telematics technology to take the crown from barcodes and RFID tags? Now more than 40-years-old, the humble barcode label underpins many, if not most, finished vehicle supply chains. Generally attached to vehicles as they leave the assembly line, or in the plant compound, the ...

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    XPO Logistics asegura la renovación de contrato con GM

    2016-01-21T03:46:28Z

    General Motors Reino Unido ha ampliado su relación a largo plazo con XPO Logistics mediante una renovación de contrato por tres años. El contrato consiste en la distribución de piezas de recambio del automóvil Vauxhall en el Reino Unido. XPO Logistics ha asegurado el nuevo acuerdo de la cadena de ...

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    XPO Logistics secures GM contract renewal

    2016-01-20T16:34:46Z

    General Motors UK has extended its long-term relationship with XPO Logistics in a three-year contract renewal.The contract involves the distribution of Vauxhall automotive aftermarket parts in the UK. XPO Logistics has secured the new supply chain agreement after the success of its ‘night distribution’ service, where the provider makes out-of-hours ...

  • Canada rail
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    Canada: Changing with the scenery

    2016-01-12T11:42:12Z

    It may be at a similar level of development, but Canada is a different logistical landscape to the US, and its changing production patterns mean providers have to work harder to remain efficientWhen considering North America’s vehicle logistics network, emphasis is most obviously put on the US, the world’s largest ...

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    Russia: Struggling not to walk away

    2016-01-11T09:54:04Z

    Lower volumes and higher costs are leading some tier suppliers to leave Russia, while domestic firms often lack the stability and quality to compensate The Russian automotive supply chain remains under heavy pressure as the market shrinks further. With General Motors withdrawing most of its sales and production in the ...

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    Europe regulators approve FedEx acquisition of TNT

    2016-01-08T16:21:01Z

    Regulators in the European Union have approved FedEx’s acquisition of TNT Express. The news sees the end of a six-month antitrust investigation that had previously been one of the biggest hurdles towards the deal.The merger – worth around $5 billion – which was announced in April last year, would give ...

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    Valencia frees up stevedoring market for finished vehicles

    2016-01-06T13:27:55Z

    The Valencia Port Authority in Spain has given the go ahead for the specialist finished vehicles handling facility, Valencia Terminal Europa (VTE), to use personnel not contracted to the port stevedoring company Sevasa-Sagep, during the loading and unloading of Ro Ro vessels. In future, VTE will use its own staff ...

  • Import-from-Mexico
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    Mexico short sea: Services evolve as volume increases

    2015-12-24T08:00:32Z

    Although rail continues to be the dominant mode to move vehicles from Mexico to the US, short-sea shipping is becoming ever more viable. Short-sea shipping for Mexican vehicle exports to the US isn’t new. It’s been around for decades, but every few years it pops up as an ‘emerging trend’. ...

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    A bridge to better business

    2015-12-23T08:00:00Z

    Christopher Ludwig talks to Höegh Autoliners CEO Ingar Skiaker about the carrier’s change of strategy to focus on expanding its logistics, terminal services and short-sea shipping. Among veteran ro-ro executives there is currently a touch of nostalgia for the business of the 1990s and most of the 2000s. Trade ...

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    Focus on Spain part 4: Making the rail in Spain move faster in the chain

    2015-12-22T08:03:27Z

    General Motors has been increasing the amount of rail that it uses to move vehicles built in Spain to ports and to European markets, with ambitions to use the mode even more.Spain’s recovery in vehicle production and sales in 2015 was faster than many would have anticipated even at the ...