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    Car production ends in Australia as final Holden rolls off the line

    2017-10-25T10:34:25Z

    Just weeks after Toyota produced its final vehicle in Australia, General Motors (GM) has held a ceremony to mark the end of production at its Elizabeth plant in South Australia. GM’s move marks the end of car manufacturing in Australia, after OEMs decided that manufacturing there was no longer cost-effective. ...

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    Production & logistics part 4: Logistics organisations and skills

    2017-10-25T09:45:00Z

    How has your company’s supply chain and logistics management organisation changed over the past 20 years?

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    Production & logistics part 3: Operations, packaging and IT

    2017-10-25T09:44:00Z

    How have supply chain operations for logistics changed over the past 20 years?

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    Production & logistics part 2: Questioning the future

    2017-10-25T09:44:00Z

    This article is one of a series of pieces celebrating Automotive Logistics’ 20th anniversary issue that together take an extended look at the way top executives feel automotive production and logistics have changed in the last two decades – and where they see them heading in the future.

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    Equinox production resumes at GM Ingersoll site as strike ends

    2017-10-18T14:38:59Z

    Production of the Chevrolet Equinox at GM Canada’s CAMI site in Ingersoll recommenced late on Monday October 16 th after a new labour agreement was reached with union Unifor, bringing a month-long strike by its members to an end. The strike, which began on September 17 th , was ...

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    GM and its supplier network to invest $500m in Argentina site

    2017-10-18T11:37:24Z

    General Motors (GM) has announced a $500m investment at its Alvear plant (pictured) in Sante Fe, Argentina, to develop manufacturing facilities for a new Chevrolet-branded model. Of the total amount to be invested, $300m will come from GM itself and $200m from the company’s supplier network. The company previously spent ...

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    K-Line and Agunsa launch KAR Logistics to target rising vehicle imports

    2017-10-16T17:32:52Z

    Chilean multinational logistics agency Agunsa has teamed up with Japanese shipping firm K-Line to form a dedicated automotive logistics company, KAR Logistics. The new company, which will operate in Latin America, has been created to help meet rising automotive import traffic in the region, especially in Chile. In a press ...

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    Mexico rail vs sea: No easy route for exports

    2017-10-06T11:25:07Z

    Figures from the Mexican Automotive Industry Association (AMIA) show that between January and June this year, more than 85% of the passenger cars and light trucks made in the country were exported to the US and Canada – equal to almost 1.3m units out of a production total of nearly ...

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    OEMs e provedores de logística avaliam danos causados pelo furacão Harvey

    2017-09-07T11:12:14Z

    Os efeitos devastadores do furacão Harvey nos EUA ainda estão sendo avaliados. O número de mortos já chega a 50, enquanto as estimativas são de que os danos excederão o valor de US$100 bilhões.A cidade texana de Houston parece ter sido a mais atingida, enquanto os portos e as fábricas ...

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    OEMs and logistics providers assess damage from Hurricane Harvey

    2017-09-04T15:10:53Z

    The devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey in the US are still being assessed. The death toll already stands at 50, while estimates are that damages will exceed a value of $100 billion. The Texan city of Houston seems to have taken the biggest hit, while ports and car plants were ...

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    Lear to build just-in-time seat facility in Flint to supply local GM plant

    2017-08-30T12:11:54Z

    Seat and electrics supplier, Lear Corporation, plans to build a manufacturing facility in Flint, Michigan to supply seats on a just-in-time basis to General Motors’ local assembly plant. Lear, which did not disclose the size of the investment, will begin construction of the 14,865 sq.m facility this autumn at the ...

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    Pasha secures Grays Harbor deal to process FCA imports from Mexico

    2017-08-16T14:12:09Z

    Pasha Automotive Services has secured a contract starting this summer to process Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) finished vehicles imported into Grays Harbor, on the US west coast, from the port of Lázaro Cárdenas in Mexico. John Pasha, senior vice-president of Pasha Automotive Services, said: “FCA US has been a long-time ...

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    US carmakers need production discipline to avoid another crisis

    2017-08-11T11:30:55Z

    US carmakers need to keep production levels in check if another crisis is to be avoided, delegates at this week’s Finished Vehicle Logistics Import Export summit in Baltimore were told. With the US new vehicle market headed towards its first decline since 2009 this year, there are worrying signs of ...

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    NYK convicted and fined in Australia over criminal cartel activity

    2017-08-09T15:35:09Z

    After admitting its guilt last year, shipping company NYK has been convicted by Australia’s federal court and fined A$25m ($20m) for criminal cartel conduct –the second highest fine ever imposed by the country’s competition authority. In July 2016, following an investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the ...

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    Brazil: Exports are chasing away the clouds

    2017-08-03T17:42:15Z

    Brazilian vehicle sales, which have fallen every year since 2013, continue to be hampered by a deep recession, a stubborn, double-digit unemployment rate, increasingly tight credit and haemorrhaging consumer confidence. Seemingly unending political crises have also hit the country. So, to combat the stalling economy and venal political climate, carmakers, ...

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    Wen replaces Worthen at Opel/Vauxhall as PSA takeover is completed

    2017-08-01T12:46:26Z

    Michelle Wen (pictured) will join Opel from September 1st as head of purchasing for the German-headquartered carmaker, as well as for its Vauxhall brand in the UK. The news emerged as the takeover of the General Motors’ Europe subsidiary by PSA Group was completed on Tuesday. Wen will replace Katherine ...

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    Bo Andersson named as president of Yazaki Europe

    2017-07-26T15:43:22Z

    Bo Andersson (pictured) has replaced Horst Rudolph as president of parts supplier, Yazaki Europe. The former CEO at Russian carmaker Avtovaz officially took on the role in mid-July. Amongst its products, Japan-headquartered Yazaki says it is the world’s largest producer of wiring harnesses. Last year, Andersson stepped down as CEO ...

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    Gentry-Stuenkel to lead supply chain at FCA US; Brazeau takes on combined logistics role

    2017-07-24T15:25:45Z

    Wendi Gentry-Stuenkel (pictured) is now head of supply chain management at FCA – North America, assuming the company’s top supply chain role in the region with responsibilities for volume planning and logistics as well as a number of other cross-functional tasks. She replaced Steve Beahm with effect from June 30 ...

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    Different digital paces

    2017-07-18T14:58:15Z

    The headline above might well have read ‘industry and logistics 4.0’, ‘the industrial internet of things’, ‘factories of the future’, ‘smart supply chains’ or ‘manufacturing 2025’.Or we might have turned to one of a growing number of acronyms used to outline the car industry’s future, like Mercedes-Benz Car’s CASE or ...

  • Kirill Nikoda, analyst at Gazprombank’s Economic Forecasting Centre
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    Russia summit: Dealing with the reality of a slow recovery

    2017-07-11T15:51:00Z

    Confidence is gradually returning to the Russian automotive market with sales and production showing definite signs of life after a tough period of retrenching and divestment. Sanctions remain but many at this year’s Automotive Logistics Russia conference in Moscow felt that this was the time to invest in the market ...