All GM articles – Page 14

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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 Mexican ...

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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 production ...

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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 site in ...

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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 PSA ...

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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 between the union ...

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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 of ...

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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 of ...

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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 and challenges ...

  • Hyundai Ulsan plant.port
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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, have ...

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    Gefco reports higher profits on modest revenue gains

    2016-09-27T14:59:23Z

    Logistics provider Gefco Group has reported a strong growth in pre-tax earnings over the first half of 2016 compared to the same period last year, driven by recovery in the automotive industry in Europe, cost reduction initiatives and the acquisition of Dutch freight forwarder, IJS Global.Gefco, based in Paris and ...

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    Global conference: Know your supply chain better

    2016-09-24T15:58:00Z

    Manufacturers and logistics providers at the Automotive Logistics Global conference are doing more to integrate their supply chains from end to end, and are keen to use data and analytics to anticipate problems before they arise.

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    Opel/Vauxhall: Stable & ready to launch

    2016-09-23T16:06:17Z

    Following a period of transformation and improvements in production planning, Opel is on a product offensive. Director of logistics Andreas Graffe and outbound logistics manager Michael Gorny discuss the importance of ‘frontloading’ logistics to support it. In this story... Supporting change A stable supply chain Hitting the right slot Investing ...

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    Freight audit & pay systems: Making payment less painful

    2016-08-18T15:35:35Z

    Freight audit and pay systems can provide great control over auditing and paying for logistics-related services Got a proper handle on what's going on in your supply chain? FA&P systems could help...Freight audit and pay (FA&P) systems are often used by manufacturers and logistics integrators to process, audit, verify and ...

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    Port of Suape quadruples vehicle exports

    2016-08-16T16:28:34Z

    Vehicle exports through Brazil’s north-eastern port of Suape were all but quadrupled in the first half of this year, thanks to a switch in strategy by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and a recent expansion in storage capacity there.The port exported more than 23,500 finished vehicles in the first six months, ...

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    FVL Import Export summit: Making sure bigger is also better in ports

    2016-08-12T20:16:20Z

    The third Finished Vehicle Logistics Import Export summit revealed the need among vehicle-handling ports for more investment in space, berths and inland transport, at the same time that OEMs and logistics partners need to work together to improve the uneven flow of vehicles that 'vessel bunching' and larger ships are ...

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    Industry mourns loss of Frederico Roldan

    2016-08-02T12:16:58Z

    It is with great sadness that Automotive Logistics has learned of the death of Frederico Roldan, General Motors’ supply chain director for South America and a long-time executive in logistics roles. Roldan died suddenly on July 21st, aged 46.Roldan had over 20 years’ automotive experience with GM, working in materials ...

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    2015 North American port survey: Ports get an extra lift from a rise in imports

    2016-07-29T12:47:56Z

    [sta_anchor id="1"]Our annual survey found most ports are seeing strong imports across North America, leading (in some cases) to parking constraints and vessel bunching. The future may look different, but operators and OEMs need to get smart about spaceOur survey of North American ports for 2015 confirmed partly what we ...

  • Wackersdorf logistics centre
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    BMW: Flexing up for the fourth revolution

    2016-07-25T16:49:32Z

    BMW’s partnership with Fraunhofer has produced innovations in materials handling to support its global parts exports, but these are only a first step towards wider digitalisation and automation in logisticsThere’s nothing wrong with asking for a little help every now and then, especially when it comes to developing and testing ...

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    Brazil: Life in the narrow margins

    2016-07-25T16:31:19Z

    [sta_anchor id="1"]OEMs and their LSPs are grappling with collapsing sales in Brazil even as new plants come online. As a result, they are looking for new ways to slash costs and boost exportsBrazil’s economy is facing crippling political and economic challenges, with the general outlook poor and vehicle sales crumbling. ...