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    Rui moves to Chery Jaguar Land Rover


    Rui Zhu has moved from his position as supply chain director of Asia Pacific at parts maker Lear Corporation, to take up a new role as senior director of supply chain at Chery Jaguar Land Rover Automotive, the 50:50 joint venture established last year between Chery Automobile and Jaguar Land ...

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    Gestamp invests in storage for contract with BMW


    International chassis and parts supplier, Gestamp, has invested £150,000 ($240,000) to extend storage capacity at its Washington plant in the northeast of the UK following a major contract win with BMW to supply parts for Mini production at the carmaker’s Oxford plant. The supply contract will run to 2021.The company ...

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    ​Ford to expand Chinese operations to meet domestic demand


    Amidst ever-climbing sales figures in the Chinese market, Ford is likely to expand its projects and production platforms in China, said David Schoch, president of Ford’s Asia Pacific region, in a statement last week. The automaker’s presence in the ASEAN region included 14 vehicle assembly and powertrain plants in ...

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    What will having Russia under GME mean for logistics?


    General Motors’ decision to put its Russian operations back under the management of General Motors Europe (GME) should mean that its purchasing and logistics operations will eventually be combined again too, although GM has declined to confirm details on logistics management at this time. However, the move might have few ...

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    ​GM keeps Ontario assembly line alive


    General Motors has announced plans to extend the operations of one of its production lines in Oshawa, Ontario. Operations were originally intended to end at the assembly plant next summer, but the Detroit carmaker has pushed the new cut-off point to 2016. The decision is reportedly to meet demand ...

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    ​Bo Andersson expected to become head of Avtovaz


    Former GM purchasing executive Bo Andersson is tipped to become the first foreign president of Russian carmaker Avtovaz. Andersson has been nominated to succeed Igor Komarov, who resigned last week. Komarov has managed the company since 2009 and was credited with pulling the OEM back from the brink of collapse. ...

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    Hankook Tire to build first US-based factory


    South Korean tyremaker Hankook Tire has released details today of its plan for a manufacturing facility in Tennessee, in what would be the company’s first plant in the US market. The facility is set to come online by the end of 2014, with operations scheduled for commencement in 2016. The ...

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    ​GM's Hyndman to leads new aftermarket warehousing division


    General Motors has named Charlie Hyndman as vice-president of a new division in the company called Global Aftersales Supply Chain, Warehousing and Logistics. The division is designed to improve safety, quality, cost and customer service. It will bring together GM’s regional aftersales warehousing and align them with manufacturing operations around ...

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    Bringing it back to North America


    OEMs and tier one suppliers are increasingly prefering to shorten their supply chains, but in decisions on near-shoring or re-shoring, pragmatism will prevailIn this story... Nissan’s supplier parkEnd of the exodus Cost and currency Making the right decisionsA ceremony at the Canton, Mississippi vehicle assembly plant of Nissan this past ...

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    Seeing logistics as more than 'waste'


    OEMs building logistics centres at plants is a good sign for the supply chain management sector Carmakers have historically viewed logistics as pure cost rather than as investment. One Ford executive, speaking at our European conference a few years ago, even went so far as to say the company saw ...

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    Toledo wins 3rd GM/Wayne State supply chain competition


    Twenty American universities gathered in Detroit last week to give presentations on supply chain cases provided by General Motors, tackling subjects like sourcing battery cells in Asia to expanding rail links and supplier localisation in the US.The University of Toledo was the winner of the General Motors/Wayne State supply chain ...

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    ​Logwin’s Freichel to take up professorship


    ​ Dr Stephan Freichel, former managing director of Logwin Solutions Deutschland and board director at Microlog, is about to apply his long experience in the automotive industry in the academic field by taking up a professorial seat in Cologne. Whilst at Logwin, Freichel was responsible for integrating such companies as ...

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    Logistics could block or unlock South African export growth


    With a stellar set of global carmakers in the country, favourable government policy, a competitive currency and growing markets at its doorstep, South Africa seems set to be a manufacturing and export powerhouse. Logistics could be the link that either makes or breaks the market’s potential. The contradictions inherent in ...

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    Dynamic engineering


    The design of logistics networks can have a decisive effect on their performance and efficiency, but it is necessary for manufacturer and logistics providers to reengineer them as often as possible to gain the most efficiency.When companies decide how parts are going to flow from suppliers to assembly plants, or ...

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    How to choose a spare parts warehouse


    Warehousing is a critical part of spare parts distribution, with carmakers having to balance decisions on locations, size, providers, IT systems and picking technology.

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    Behr necessities for tier one expansion


    Behr America is putting logistics at the heart of its North American growth, including adding new assembly processes, changing 3PLs and increasing its use of intermodal transport

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    Low tide for vehicles in South American ports


    Brazilian and Argentine ports are seeing some choppy waters but the finished car market continues to provide significant volumes. After years of neglect, there are signs that public and private investment are gathering apace.Brazil, which for a decade has been on the mighty march of the BRIC economies, has recently ...

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    Growing pains at China’s top ro-ro ports


    Following fast growth in vehicle flows, China has licensed more ports for import to the country, while terminals have invested in storage and value-added services. However, an uncertain market and port space issues are making disruptive waves for some brands and shipping lines. Despite slower economic growth, China’s car market ...

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    Opportunites for Russian CKDs


    Russian government policy has pushed carmakers in Russia and Central Asia toward expansion by kit assembly methods. Logistics is playing a critical role and providers are likely to see more opportunities. Russian kit production growth Government influences Subsidies in the Far East Central Asian opportunity ...

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    Metalworkers' strike stops car assembly in South Africa


    Vehicle production in South Africa has come to a standstill this week following a strike that began on Monday (19th) by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), affecting more than 30,000 workers across the country’s assembly plants. BMW, General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen are amongst ...