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    GM’s supply chain starts on road to recovery

    2019-10-29T13:57:00Z

    Companies and workers in General Motors’ supply chain are beginning to return to normal operations now a six-week strike at 55 of the carmaker’s plants in North America has ended after union members accepted a company offer…

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    Strikers vote on GM deal

    2019-10-23T12:54:00Z

    Members of the UAW union are this week voting on a tentative, four-year agreement which negotiators have reached with General Motors (GM)…

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    GM strike brings widespread disruption to US supply chain

    2019-10-16T08:12:00Z

    Month-long strike action taken by GM workers is costing the carmaker dearly and is now impacting the inbound and outbound supply chains across North America

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    GM Brazil explores alternatives to road to broaden regional sales

    2019-10-09T09:22:00Z

    In Brazil, General Motors is exploring various alternatives to road as a means of exporting finished vehicles from its plants there to other countries in South America. Under consideration are rail, river and coastal shipping, but all will require partnering with logistics companies. There are various aims behind making the ...

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    Garza to replace Hernandez as head of GM Mexico

    2019-08-20T10:56:00Z

    Francisco Garza will lead GM Mexico at the end of August when Ernesto Hernandez steps down from the role and retires from a 40-year career with the carmaker

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    South Korean trade body fines Japanese auto parts providers

    2019-08-07T09:03:00Z

    Denso, Diamond Electric Mfg, Hitachi Automotive Systems and Mitsubishi Electric have been fined a total of $76m by South Korea’s fair trade commission..

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    Amports expands footprint in Jacksonville

    2019-07-16T08:51:00Z

    North American vehicle processor Amports has signed two long-term agreements with Jacksonville Port Authority (Jaxport) in Florida to expand its leasing space…

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    GM boosts Cruze imports through Itajaí over first year

    2019-07-09T17:10:00Z

    In one year of handling finished vehicles on behalf of GM, the Brazilian port of Itajaí reported throughput of almost 25,800 units by June 8, 2019. By the end of June, that figure had risen to more than 27,000 units. Trials began on 9 June 2018, ...

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    Market sharing: New rental platform for underused trucks

    2019-05-20T09:38:00Z

    Uber and Airbnb have led the way in the sharing economy, but Ryder has now launched an asset-sharing platform for commercial vehicles

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    GEFCO

    2019-04-29T13:27:00Z

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    Bryan Burkhardt
    Executive Director
    Automotive Logistics Executive Committee (ALEC)

    Bryan has over 35 years’ experience in automotive supply chain and logistics management. He was recently selected to lead the Automotive Logistics Executive Committee (ALEC) as their executive director. Previously, Bryan worked at General Motors for 35 years and held a variety of leadership positions in supply ...

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    Attendees

    2019-04-03T14:15:00Z

    Accelerated Services Acertus Adcock Northeast Auto Transport AIAG AJL Transport Alabama State Port Authority All State Auto Transport Alliance Purchasing Organization American Honda Motor APL Logistics Auto Haulers Association of America Auto Trans Experts AutoMap, LLC Automobile Carriers Conference - American Trucking Associations Automotive Fleet Automotive Logistics Executive Committee Automotive ...

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    GM withdraws from JV with Uzbek government

    2019-01-09T13:01:28Z

    General Motors has sold off its remaining stake in the GM Uzbekistan joint venture to state-owned company Uzavtosanoat, which held the majority stake in the company. GM Uzbekistan makes Ravon and Chevrolet vehicles at its plant in Asaka. Uzavtosanoat held a 75% stake in the company from 2008 but increased ...

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    Q&A: Neuton Karassawa

    2019-01-04T15:12:00Z

    Can you give an overview of GM’s logistics activities in Brazil, and your own responsibilities? The scope of my function in the region is to handle the inbound pieces and materials, such as local inbound flows from overseas to South America. I [also] manage outbound flows from the factories to ...

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    Shifting gear

    2018-11-26T09:26:49Z

    Brazilian vehicle sales have been gathering pace recently, as the country tentatively recovers from its long recession. Light vehicle sales have shown some growth, while bus and truck sales have positively motored ahead. Vehicle sales this year, however, have been tarnished somewhat by stalling exports – especially to Argentina, which ...

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    Mapping for Mercedes

    2018-11-19T15:58:00Z

    In June this year, Mercedes-Benz US International (MBUSI) announced the outcome of its inaugural Innovation Challenge, a competition for start-ups which promised $50,000 in prize money as well as the alluring prospect of a contract with Mercedes-Benz in the US, and perhaps also its global parent, Daimler AG. ...

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    PSA and Nissan boost vehicle production in Africa

    2018-11-14T09:42:09Z

    Production of Opel’s Grandland X and the Peugeot 3008 from semi-knockdown (SKD) kits will begin at the PSA group’s new assembly plant in Walvis Bay, Namibia, before the end of this year. Meanwhile, Nissan has revealed it aims to be the first carmaker to assemble vehicles in Ghana. PSA’s Walvis ...

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    Vehicle makers grapple with cost of trade wars

    2018-08-01T14:53:06Z

    Carmakers are faced with shifting production, higher purchase costs, lower profits and the possibility of raising the price of their products as a consequence of the continuing global trade conflict. Volvo Cars of Sweden is shifting production of its XC60 SUV for the US market from China to Europe to ...

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    When will services be back on track?

    2018-07-09T14:12:23Z

    The state of the rail freight service in the US has been a leading topic of conversation for several months within vehicle supply chains, with discussions still ongoing between OEMs and rail providers. Questions around the availability of capacity and transit delays that have disrupted the timing of finished vehicle ...

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    Africa awakes

    2018-07-05T17:24:00Z

    Africa’s vehicle production and distribution sector still trails much of the rest of the world, but the signs are that this is beginning to change