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    Krathwohl leaves GM amid reshuffle


    Christine Krathwohl has left her role as the executive director for global logistics and supplier diversity at General Motors as the company made changes to its senior executive staff. Edgard Pezzo, who was previously GM South America’s vice-president of global purchasing and supply chain, has already taken over as ...

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    Profits down for Gefco but strong prospects ahead


    The Gefco Group has reported a small decline in revenue for 2012 compared to 2011, while operating profit has dropped by more than half. The group, which is now majority-owned by RZD Russian Railways, saw a rise in revenue from new customers outside PSA Peugeot-Citroën, its former owner, as ...

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    Global round up: Ceva handles service parts for Iveco; GM ships engines to China; Racking for Ford;


    Ceva extends contract with Iveco in Turkey Ceva Logistics has extended its contract with commercial vehicle maker Iveco for three more years covering the warehousing and distribution of spare parts throughout Turkey. Ceva supplies 27,000 different Iveco parts from its ?ekerp?nar? warehouse, ranging from the smallest components to complete ...

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    Global round up: Skoda expands; Gaz starts new LCV; Toyota links with JLR to identify risk; Daimler builds in Bremen; TNT sells China road operations; Toyota Awards; Dayaowan port to get auto hub


    Skoda expands Czech parts centre and production capacity The Volkswagen Group’s Skoda division has started operations at its newly expanded €32m ($41m) parts centre in Mladá Boleslav in the Czech Republic. The company also launched production of a new model at its recently expanded plant in the same city. ...

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    Global round up: Mercedes imports to Turkey; Nissan uses Korean trailers; Mercurio Pallia opens for Fiat India; Autometro volumes; Menlo opens second Beligian centre


    Mercedes imports to Turkey via Autoport Mercedes-Benz has begun using Turkey’s Autoport terminal at Izmit in Kocaeli for imports of trucks and buses from its manufacturing plants in Istanbul and Aksaray. The 15-hectare terminal, which was built by Arkas Holding and opened in 2008, has the capacity to move ...

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    European ports survey 2012


    T he world’s most active vehicle-trading sea network. While European ports saw declines in imports within a tough market, volumes were surprisingly resilient in some areas, driven by exports, developing regions and changing OEM strategies. In this story... A mixed market Growth in Northern Europe Benelux Development British flows/ ...

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    Perceptions of protection


    While some OEMs have a minimal approach to vehicle protection, there are those who still advocate a complete cover-up. The roll-out of film ; Toyota's minimal approach ; Honda reduces protection ; The case for full coverage . The protective film now commonly used to protect new cars while they ...

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    Nexteer steering a straight course


    An insight into steering supplier Nexteer’s drive for control and visibility over a supply chain is becoming more global and complex. For a medium-sized tier supplier, Nexteer Automotive has an impressive global footprint and pedigree. The company is headquartered in Saginaw, Michigan, but owned by a Chinese consortium of state-owned ...

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    Car ports come back to life in South America


    Port risk Ports push for business Northern Lights Ford’s private port Brazil’s deep south Argentina’s Zàrate Delta Dock Eighth The strength of the Brazilian car market has kept imports rising through Brazil and exports out of Argentina. But with investment in capacity needed, Tony Danby reports on future risks and ...

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    Developing with China's export demand


    China’s increasing export volume, particularly to low-cost markets, has resulted in a challenging, fragmented logistics sector. Anthony Coia reports. China's export destination ; Geely's expanding needs and Great Wall's ambition; Ro-ro shipping services ; Terminals and 3PLs ; Cars and containers . ​ ​ The links jump to sections of ...

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    Packaged for prime protection


    Aftermarket differencesPackaging methodsReusable packaging and cardboardDunnage and foamMarcia MacLeod reports on the requirements for packaging in the aftermarket and finds that while processes vary by OEM and by region, its importance is greater than ever.With milkrun, sequencing and just-in-time supply chains dominating automotive production, plants are used to seeing parts ...

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    Mexico by land and by sea


    Primary markets and the potential on the rails Short sea horizons/ Mexican road routes Volume, frequency and a turning of the tide ​ ​ The links jump to sections of the article Mexico’s export links to the US are in the balance as the country’s production is set to rise ...

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    GM-Gefco project begins in Europe


    From next week on April 1st, General Motors Europe will implement the outsourcing of its logistics planning, operations and purchasing to logistics provider Gefco. Acting as a 4PL for the carmaker, Gefco will manage GM’s inbound and outbound supply chain across Europe, Russia and Turkey, combining volumes with its established ...

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    Global round up: JAC to boost exports; Supply chain mapping tool; Renault renews with TNT; GM Supplier Awards


    JAC plans to boost global exportsChinese carmaker Jianghuai Automobile (JAC) said it intends to sell more than 1.6m cars by the end of the 2015 with exports accounting for 25% of the volume. The company’s largest market share is in South America and last year it reported exports there ...

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    Global round up: GM fights fraud; Antwerp stops added goods; CFLP awards Union Pacific; Michelin chooses JDA; Hellman opts for reusable packaging;


    GM teams up in Saudi Arabia to fight counterfeit trade General Motors Middle East is teaming up with its largest dealer in Saudi Arabia, Aljomaih Automotive Company (AAC), to sponsor the Third Arab Forum for the Prevention of Commercial Fraud and Imitation and the Protection of Intellectual Rights, to ...

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    Russia faces backlash over import tax


    European trade representatives have reiterated their dismay at Russia’s imposition of a recycling tax on imported vehicles. The tax means they are effectively paying duties on imports that in many cases would be higher than before the country acceded to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and agreed to lower ...

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    Executives on the move: Hena Kausar, Jürgen Maidl, Frank-Peter Arndt, Peter Hörndlein, Kate Betsworth, David Giandinoto, Neil Scott, John Turner, Jaap Bruining, Lucas Vos, Quintin Kendall


    Hena Kausar , assistant general manager at Maruti Suzuki India (pictured right), has been awarded the title of Logistics Woman of the Year 2013 by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) as part of its Achievers Award and Talent Hunt programme to recognise supply chain and ...

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    Executives on the move: Diego Pistone; Luc Billiet; Markus Schaefer; Jason Hoff; Jeffery Bullard; Srecko Mühling; Peter Lowet; Jim Steer


    Diego Pistone has left his position head of Fiat Chrysler ’s Parts and Service division for the Europe Middle East and Africa region (EMEA) to take up a new role as CEO of Fiat Services and Holdings, the adminstrative arm of the Fiat Group. He has been replaced ...

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    First Chevrolet Aveo off the line in Russia


    Following an agreement signed between General Motors and Russian vehicle maker Gaz at the beginning of 2011, the companies have officially rolled their first Chevrolet Aveo off the line this week at the Gaz assembly plant in Nizhny Novgorod. Assembly is being carried out from complete knockdown (CKD) kits ...

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    Ryder's Tom Jones to retire


    Ryder’s senior vice president and general manager of Supply Chain Solution (SCS) is retiring this week after approximately 25 years with the company and 35 years in the logistics industry, much of it focused on the automotive supply chain. He was most recently responsible for leading Ryder’s automotive, retail, ...