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  • Michelle Carter, IAC

    Watch: Supply chain resilience – failure not an option


    Supply chain experts from tier-1 suplier IAC, Kuehne+Nagel and time:matters talk about how logistics stakeholders should work together to ensure more predictive and responsive supply chains

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    Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Global returns to Detroit


    Top executives from global carmakers, suppliers and logistics providers, including those from Nissan, IAC and Johnson Electric, are among those converging on the MGM Grand in September this year

  • Kelly Bysouth, IAC chief supply chain officer

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


    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


     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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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

    GM begins work on supplier and logistics park in Arlington


    [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


    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


    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


    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


    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?


    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


    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


    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 ...