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    Arriving at the moment of truth in North America


    In this story... Honda's multimodal exports S hort sea rises and flows Railroads respond V W's strategic savings Stretching capacity After years of anticipation about growth in North American production and potential logistics bottlenecks in Mexico, this is the year when hopes – and possibly fears – will become ...

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    Covering all the bases in damage protection


    With quality expectations higher than ever, OEMs have to consider the cost and general effectiveness of damage avoidance solutions, including full body covers. In this story... Cost versus protection Wrapped up in film Opting for full coverage Targeting risk If there is one thing that carmakers, logistics providers, dealers and ...

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    PSA Dongfeng and logistics – dealing in reality


    The deal to rescue PSA signifies both risk and reward for its logistics providers in Europe and China. The deal to rescue PSA Peugeot Citroën between Dongfeng Motor Group, the French government and Peugeot family will transform the carmaker’s global strategy over the coming years as the brands look to ...

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    ePOD – Delivering the future of proof


    Chrysler’s decision to mandate the use of electronic proof of delivery systems from this year has brought the process to the fore, but an industry standard may be required before everyone follows suit.At the beginning of February 2014, a new transport management system went live at Mobile Services, a UK-based ...

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    Getting to the point of return


    As China’s use of returnable packaging for automotive parts grows, the need for standardisation has become increasingly importantThe move towards wider use of returnable packaging is gaining momentum in China, although it still has a long way to go. Increasing the use of such equipment still depends largely on further ...

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    Redrawing the line side


    Carmakers are looking carefully at ways to simplify inbound logistics to assembly lines, including kitting operations and, in some cases, insourcing.After a number of recent visits to automotive plants I have noticed changes to the ways that carmakers are thinking about final deliveries to the assembly line. Manufacturers as diverse ...

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    GM-AvtoVaz to boost Niva exports from Russia


    General Motors will increase the export of vehicles from its joint venture with Russian carmaker AvtoVaz by 25% in 2014, according to the management of the company. Annual volumes of the Chevrolet Niva, made at the Togliatti plant, for delivery to foreign markets will now be increased to 5,000 units, ...

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    Argentina plans to restrict vehicle imports in 2014


    Carmakers exporting vehicles to Argentina are facing restrictions on the number of vehicles they can send to the country in the early part of 2014. The Argentine government is looking to cut imports by 27.5% based on volumes in 2013 because of a perceived imbalance in automotive trade. During the ...

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    Duclos replaces Davies as head of US vehicle logistics for Toyota


    D’anne M. Duclos (pictured left) has replaced Nancy Davies as vice-president of Toyota Logistics Services (TLS), the outbound logistics and vehicle processing arm of Toyota Motor Sales USA (TMS). Davies, who has held the role since 2008, has moved over to a position in sales and production planning at TMS ...

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    Pearlman takes over US rail for Toyota as Nelson retires


    Missy Pearlman (pictured left) is now the national rail strategy and operations manager for Toyota Logistics Services, the outbound logistics and vehicle processing arm of Toyota Motor Sales USA (TMS) based in Torrance, California. Pearlman has replaced Michael Nelson, who retired last week following a 40-year career in automotive logistics, ...

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    GM vows to reduce carbon footprint in 2014


    General Motors has announced it will join the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint, a move that will have repercussions across the logistics supply chain. The EPA’s Smartway Partnership aims to regulate fuel consumption and cut emissions, particularly by its freight shippers and ...

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    United Road buys Waggoners’ auto transport division


    North American vehicle carrier and logistics provider United Road Services has bought the auto transport division of rival firm Waggoners Trucking, making it the continent's second largest car haulier behind Jack Cooper Transport. The deal was carried out by United Road and its private equity owners, Charlesbank Capital Parnters, ...

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    GM pulls Chevy out of Europe


    General Motors has announced its intention to stop distribution of the Chevrolet brand in Western Europe other than for ‘iconic’ models, such as the Corvette. From 2016, the carmaker plans to focus on promotion and assembly of mid-range Opel and Vauxhall brands in the region. It is also planning to ...

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    Barra to replace Akerson as GM's CEO in January


    Dan Akerson is stepping down as chairman and CEO of General Motors in January next year and will be replaced in the CEO role by Mary Barra, currently executive vice president, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain (pictured). The responsibilities of chairman will be taken up by Theodore Solso, ...

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    Track and trace in India: "Providers have to invest, not OEMs,"


    Excerpts from interview with Kalpesh Pathak , assistant vice-president of supply chain management, Fiat India Automobile "At Fiat, most of our inbound cargo comes from nearby regions, and we have Free on Road (FOR) delivery terms. Therefore, we are not doing consolidation and optimisation of ...

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    Gaining power through diversity in ASEAN


    Southeast Asian countries are intensifying their logistics networks to accommodate growth in sales and exports In this story... The Thai production hub Moving parts Finished vehicle exports Supply chain integration Malaysian changes Countries on the rise As automotive production rises in the Asia-Pacific region, Southeast Asia has emerged as ...

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    Last Mile: adding value to growth in China


    Logistics will be a crucial differentiator as competition in China increases There is a new wave of factory openings across China. While the joint ventures for the Volkswagen Group and General Motors are the most aggressive, with plans to increase annual production capacity to 4m and 5m units respectively, others ...

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    Feeding the lean machine in North America


    Efficient and growing production is putting pressure on tier suppliers to better manage their own logistics networks in North America Capacity and creativity Shape of things to come Balance at Draexlmaier Flexibile space use Local goes global IT for support Mergers and acquisitions Tier one suppliers in North America are ...

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    Reports from China: under pressure to perform in outbound


    Competition and demand in a country of huge scale and diversity makes for a prosperous, but uncertain vehicle logistics market In this story... Chinese challenges Global port standards Trailer length tricks Moving to multimodal Private vs. state-owned Geely's exports Vehicles logistics providers in China face some of the most challenging ...

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    What will China’s latest reforms mean for automotive logistics?


    The outline of the Chinese government’s reforms following its third plenum congress could have a significant impact on the automotive logistics sector. We analyse the changes proposed to finance, investment, commodity prices and state-owned enterprises The document released last week by the Chinese central government following an important closed door ...