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    Talking strategic planning with Kelly Bysouth, IAC’s chief supply chain officer

    2021-10-18T06:00:00Z

    The global tier one supplier’s top supply chain and procurement executive talks about the importance of joining up data across the network and organisation, maintaining free cash flow in inventory considerations and why she wouldn’t take the job unless she was chief supply chain officer and not only procurement.

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    North American tier ones tackle a troublesome year

    2021-10-07T12:59:00Z

     At this week’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Global Live conference, tier one suppliers discussed the disruption in a year worse than Covid-stricken 2020 and what they were doing to cope with it

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    A fitful start to the year for automotive supply in North America

    2021-01-29T14:11:00Z

    The repercussions of Covid-19 continue to disrupt the automotive supply chain in North America, not least in the disruption caused to inbound container freight and the serious shortage in the supply of semiconductors. Marcus Williams reports 

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    Building more resilient supply chains with technology integration from the top

    2021-01-19T10:49:00Z

    The Covid-19 pandemic has made it clearer than ever that better visibility of the supply chain is needed, even if its sheer complexity doesn’t make that easy. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technology may help, but a clear workflow process, and a talented and inspired workforce, are essential to make the technology effective.

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    Watch Webinar Recording: Optimizing Supply Chain Resiliency Through Integrated Planning & Execution

    2021-01-13T08:45:00Z

    Watch this webinar to hear from experts in the field from International Automotive Components (IAC) Group, Blue Yonder, KPMG and Microsoft for an informative, thought-provoking complimentary webinar on the challenges the Supply Chain has faced during Covid 19 and how to approach future crisis.

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    Catalan protests disrupt car assembly and port activity in Barcelona

    2019-10-22T09:48:00Z

    Protests and strike action in the Catalan region of Spain stopped production at Seat’s Martorell factory near Barcelona last week and affected activity at the port of Barcelona, as well as the airports and roads. There has been a week of protest around Barcelona, involving clashes with ...

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    Indian automotive sector feels the heat

    2019-08-06T14:36:00Z

    Slumping vehicle sales and production cuts are generating a sense of crisis for automotive part producers and their carmaker customers in India

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    JLR supplier IAC signs lease at Prologis park

    2019-07-29T14:07:00Z

    International Automotive Components (IAC) has signed an 11-year lease at the Prologis Park Birmingham Interchange, in the UK…

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    Bysouth becomes logistics chief at IAC

    2019-01-15T11:45:13Z

    Kelly Bysouth (pictured) has joined International Automotive Components (IAC) as chief supply chain officer, with global responsibility and operational control of procurement and logistics.She brings 25 years of related experience to the company, which is based in Luxembourg.[mpu_ad]Bysouth moves from Adient, where she held a variety of leadership positions in ...

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    IAC deploys smart logistics at Halewood facility

    2018-07-18T10:20:35Z

    Global parts and systems supplier, International Automotive Components (IAC), is now using industry 4.0 manufacturing technology and smart logistics for the production of interior components at its plant in Halewood. Parts are supplied from the site to Jaguar Land Rover’s plant nearby and other carmakers in the country.Among other things, ...

  • General Motors today announced plans to open a new supplier park to support future vehicle production at its Arlington Assembly.  The new park is expected to house up to 1,250 employees, including mor
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    GM begins work on supplier and logistics park in Arlington

    2017-06-21T11:52:25Z

    [Updated June 22nd] GM will open a new supplier park and logistics centre next to its assembly plant in Arlington, Texas in 2018 as part of its $1 billion investment in US operations announced earlier this year. Arlington City Council has approved economic incentives to facilitate a $250m redevelopment project ...

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    DHL Supply Chain to handle in-plant logistics for JLR in Brazil

    2017-04-19T23:26:17Z

    DHL Supply Chain has been awarded the contract to manage in-plant logistics at Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR’s) new manufacturing plant in Itatiaia, Brazil (pictured).JLR opened its 750m reais ($215m) manufacturing facility last June. It is the first wholly-owned manufacturing plant the carmaker has set up outside of the UK (its ...

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    Jaguar Land Rover opens plant in Brazil for local supply

    2016-06-15T13:05:15Z

    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has opened its 750m reais ($215m, £152m) manufacturing facility in Brazil. It is the first wholly-owned manufacturing plant the carmaker has set up outside of the UK (its plant in China is a joint venture with Chery), and the first automotive facility opened by a UK-based ...

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    IAC puts Carney in charge of Europe

    2016-04-20T15:57:01Z

    In one of a number of new appointments at International Automotive Components (IAC), Kelli Carney (pictured) has taken up the newly created role of president of the European region.In her new role, Carney is responsible for overseeing all primary central business functions for the European region, including procurement, commercial, engineering, ...

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    IAC opens headquarters in Düsseldorf

    2014-10-07T17:02:01Z

    International Automotive Components (IAC), a global vehicle interiors supplier, has just opened its new European headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany. The new facility hosts the company’s European Operations, which includes commercial and sales, design/engineering, procurement, administrative activities, and offices for the supplier’s European senior leadership team. Logistics operations will also be ...

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    Packaging: to own, or not to own?

    2013-07-01T23:01:44Z

    What influences OEMs and suppliers in their decision to own or outsource packaging in different regions? The approaches vary considerable and depend on factors ranging from the existence or non-existence of standards, as well the types of parts flowsIN THIS STORY... ​Questions of ownershipReasons to outsourceRegional variationsContainer evolution The automotive ...

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    Global round up

    2011-10-19T00:00:00Z

    A major new multimodal logistics development at the Turquerie business park in Calais, France, which promises to build the biggest logistics centre in northern France, has been officially launched. Conceived as the main gateway for the shipping of goods between France, northernEurope and the UK, the Calais Premier project, located ...

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    Tier ones wake up to IT

    2011-01-01T15:11:32Z

    Tier one suppliers face many challenges in making the most of their supply chain IT, but new offerings by suppliers and a new openness in the industry may deliver much.Garbage in, garbage outShining light into a black holeIn the new normalDon't buy, rentLimitations of a legacyIt is quicker, cheaper and ...

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    Sharing spare space for spare parts

    2010-04-01T11:18:14Z

    Carmakers and suppliers are driving down inventory and consolidating distribution for aftermarket logistics following the economic slowdown, but as Marcus Williams discovers, there could be many more collaborative benefits to be foundLow inventory vs. service levelPrecision profilesCollaborative networksA question of trustFinding the right solutionAftermarket sales are typically more stable than ...

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    A climate of change at Jaguar Land Rover

    2009-10-14T00:00:00Z

    Jaguar Land Rover is moving to the next stage of its inbound logistics realignment with DHL Supply Chain and the much-needed cost savings of the collaboration look likely to benefit the UK automotive industry more widely. Since April, when it took over the full inbound contract for JLR and implemented ...