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    Indian hopes return, problems remain

    2014-09-02T19:37:20Z

    Automotive sales and confidence are returning, with Indian logistics executives seeing brighter days ahead. While many are looking to the Modi government for reforms, some companies most important improvements may still be internal. Excitement has pervaded the Indian landscape since the May national elections that swept Narendra Modi and his ...

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    Getting the North American network in ship shape

    2014-08-15T17:54:26Z

    The inaugural Import Export North America conference, a joint AIAG and Finished Vehicle Logistics event, saw executives and lawmakers debate how best to prepare the region to meet the logistics challenges of changing import and export flows and rising production. Executives gathered at the port of Baltimore, Maryland ...

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    Krathwohl takes up management role with Jack Cooper

    2014-08-13T15:01:54Z

    Christine Krathwohl has taken up a new role at Jack Cooper Holdings as managing director on the company’s Strategic Advisory Board. Krathwohl was previously executive director of logistics and supplier diversity at General Motors, a position she left in May last year amid an executive reshuffle at the carmaker. She ...

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    SAIC-GM-Wuling responds to high demand for Baojun people carrier

    2014-08-06T13:02:24Z

    Chinese joint venture SAIC-GM-Wuling has reported immediate demand for its Baojun 730 seven-seat family vehicle. According to GM the company received more than 10,000 orders for the people carrier within 52 hours of its launch. The joint venture announced its newest model simultaneously on its official website, and on China’s ...

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    GM starts work on Lansing Grand River logistics facility

    2014-07-30T13:46:51Z

    General Motors has started work on a $44.5m logistics facility at its Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan. The 37,000 sq.m Logistics Optimization Center, which is adjacent to the plant, is expected to be complete by the end of the year and operations are due to begin in 2015. It ...

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    Fiat Chrysler's automotive melting pot

    2014-06-30T18:54:40Z

    *This article is part of a special focus on Mexico. For other features related to finished vehicle logistics in Mexico click here. For features on the automotive supply chain in Mexico click here.Mercedes Figueroa (below) has taken over Fiat Chrysler’s logistics at a time of supply chain and sales integration. ...

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    Special outbound report: For the rápido go the spoils in Mexico

    2014-06-30T18:52:14Z

    Logistics providers that don’t act quick could fall behind in the race to handle rising volume out of Mexico. Our special Mexico report continues by exploring the opportunities for vehicle logistics Reporting from south of the border The finished vehicle logistics portion of this multi-part report, written by editor ...

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    Down Mexico way...and back again

    2014-06-30T18:38:19Z

    *This article is part of a special focus on Mexico. For other features related to the automotive supply chain in Mexico click here; for more on finished vehicle logistics in Mexico click here.In the second part of this special Mexico report, we explore how huge amounts of automotive material crossing ...

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    Special report: Many shades of Mexico

    2014-06-30T18:35:38Z

    Logistics is part of what has helped carmakers succeed in Mexico’s historically difficult economy, but will it be an advantage or pitfall in future? Reporting from south of the border This special multi-part report, by editor Christopher Ludwig, explores Mexico’s historic and developing supply chain as well as the logistics ...

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    Keep coming up with the goods in the UK

    2014-06-30T14:36:16Z

    Vehicle production in the UK is healthy, but requires agile logistics for its global and local supply chains and these can only evolve with investment in skills training and IT. Christopher Ludwig contributed to this report Following the hard economic knocks felt throughout Europe since 2008, the UK has certainly ...

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    Racking up the savings

    2014-06-29T15:16:18Z

    The use of specialised metal racks is a common, albeit costly practice, but engineers are making them lighter and more modular Although automotive packaging continues to become more standardised on a global basis – especially plastic pallets, containers and totes – non-standard or specialised packaging is still an essential element ...

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    Moving towards integration in Southeast Asia

    2014-06-29T14:56:47Z

    Potential customs harmonisation among the ten ASEAN nations could see Thailand at the centre of a global automotive powerhouse, with big implications for logistics Thailand continues to hold much promise for the automotive industry. Home to many of the world’s largest carmakers and tier suppliers, it should also receive a ...

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    Realities of a risky business

    2014-06-28T15:17:01Z

    OEMs would love to reduce their insurance premiums, but with catastrophic damage more frequent, they may have to risk their balance sheets to achieve this When Superstorm Sandy made landfall on the eastern seaboard of the US in October 2012, hurricane-force high winds were just one problem. Another was the ...

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    The power of recall

    2014-06-24T09:33:56Z

    Recalls and a carmaker's ability to carry them out efficiently can have an effect not just on public relations, but on the company’s bottom line and share price. LSPs are increasingly getting involved.In the late morning of April 10th 2014, the general manager of University Volkswagen Mazda, a car ...

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    Sean Bricknell takes up global logistics role at GM

    2014-06-18T16:35:17Z

    Sean Bricknell has taken up a new role at General Motors focusing on the carmaker’s global logistics strategy. He moves over from his role as logistics director for GM International Operations (GMIO) where he was responsible for the Asia, Africa and Middle East region. In his current role in ...

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    Yusen expands services for GM in Russia

    2014-06-18T10:50:30Z

    Yusen Logistics has been appointed by General Motors DAT/CIS to provide final mile inbound delivery services in Russia. The new business represents a further step in the development of the relationship between GM and Yusen Logistics in Russia, according to the company, with Yusen now providing delivery solutions for service ...

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    The sea change yet to hit shore in North America

    2014-06-10T23:11:36Z

    Growing production in Mexico and the US, along with rail wagon shortages, could disrupt the regional port network and its services. However, with new plants only just launching in Mexico, the future patterns aren't yet clear. The continuing trend of nearshoring in North America’s automotive sector is poised to ...

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    Racking up the savings

    2014-06-05T13:28:54Z

    The use of specialised metal racks is a common albeit costly practice in the automotive sector. Packaging engineers are working on making them lighter and more modular. The use of specialised metal racks is a common albeit costly practice in the automotive sector. Packaging engineers are working on making ...

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    The backlash over Ukraine stifles vehicles flows

    2014-06-04T12:30:40Z

    *This story has been updated from an earlier version Falling currencies, blocked supplies into Crimea and Sevastopol, confusion over new border and customs, and uncertain taxes are making the situation for production and distribution volatile across Russia and Ukraine . It has been a tumultuous year in Ukraine and ...

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    Thirsty for pressure

    2014-05-23T04:36:35Z

    Gefco’s chief executive, Luc Nadal (pictured), has ambitious plans for global expansion under Russian Railways ownership. But as an avid seaman, he knows it won’t always be smooth sailing. Few logistics providers have seen as much change as the Gefco Group in just two years. The major trigger was PSA ...