All inbound logistics articles

  • Insignia-Fertigung im Opel-Werk Rüsselsheim, Februar 2017
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    Opel tasks Gefco with further cost reduction

    2018-10-24T09:17:37Z

    Opel/Vauxhall has renewed its fourth-party logistics (4PL) contract with Gefco for a further four years, starting in January, tasking it with finding further cost reduction measures and intensifying its optimisation and network engineering activities. Gefco’s 4PL Solutions division provides services for Opel/Vauxhall across Europe and Turkey, including the management of ...

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    A race against time for the UK car sector

    2018-10-17T12:26:24Z

    It is still very uncertain what the UK’s exit from the European Union is going to look like at the end of March 2019 but it is going to have a big impact on the automotive industry whatever it looks like. At this year’s Automotive Logistics UK summit, major carmakers ...

  • September 19, 2018
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    A crisis in human capital

    2018-09-26T16:52:00Z

    As the automotive logistics sector continues to automate and let technology take the lead, there are some important human factors to resolve if such plans are to succeed – as delegates at this year’s Automotive Logistics Global conference in Detroit found out While the US car market may ...

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    Digital lineside technology key to BMW’s 8 Series model

    2018-07-10T17:08:50Z

    This week BMW began producing the luxury 8 Series coupé at its Dingolfing plant in Germany and the digitalisation of production and lineside logistics is playing a central role in the manufacturing of the new model, according to the carmaker. That includes in the delivery of parts to the factory ...

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    Twinning talent with technology

    2018-06-19T16:03:52Z

    The rate at which emerging digital technologies are transforming the automotive logistics supply chain is hard to keep up with. As both an enabler of everything from platform design to procurement, finance and planning, and a disruptor of traditional supply chain operations, digital technology associated with industry 4.0 is driving ...

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    Gefco reports gains in automotive beyond core PSA contracts

    2018-04-17T11:54:41Z

    Gefco has reported annual revenue gains of 5.1% in its full-year results for 2017, earning €4.4 billion ($5.4 billion). Sales were supported by a 8.1% growth in global automotive accounts outside of its traditional activity for former parent company Groupe PSA (which now includes GM's Opel/Vauxhall divisions). The company noted ...

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    Kuehne + Nagel wins inbound contract for VW-FAW engine plant in China

    2017-08-30T15:54:32Z

    Logistics services provider Kuehne + Nagel (KN) has secured a two-year deal to manage inbound logistics for Volkswagen-FAW Engine’s plants in Dalian and Changchun, China. According to KN, the new contract will use a sophisticated IT solution to address VW-FAW’s requirements for improved efficiency of its operations. Deliveries are made ...

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    Watch The Supply Chain Conference Live

    2017-05-08T11:48:35Z

    The Supply Chain conference takes place in Atlanta, Georgia this week. Two days of sessions begin on Tuesday May 9 th and will be streamed Live online. Log in or register free of charge to watch OEMs, service providers and other industry experts discuss the best ways ...

  • Produktion Audi A5
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    Temporary halt to Audi’s Ingolstadt production after fire at supplier plant

    2017-03-29T16:58:57Z

    Audi's Ingolstadt plant in Germany A fire at a plant supplying Audi’s Ingolstadt facility has forced the carmaker to temporarily halt production. Pelzer, which supplies inner bulkhead insulation for the Audi A4 and A5 models from its plant in Witten, Germany, said a fire broke out in the early ...

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    Rolls-Royce to expand its technology and logistics centre

    2017-01-10T12:53:12Z

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has decided to expand its technology and logistics centre (TLC) in the UK, having first opened the 30,000 sq.m facility a year ago. Construction of the centre – located in Bognor Regis, eight miles from the company’s manufacturing base in Goodwood – was announced in September 2014 ...

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    Chennai port expedites automotive consignment clearance

    2016-11-23T11:12:33Z

    Pressure from the automotive industry in India has finally resulted in the Chennai Customs Zone agreeing to adopt a faster system for container clearance at the port of Chennai. Chennai will now permit direct port delivery of containerised automotive parts using bills of entry under the Risk Management System (RMS). ...

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    Ekol’s Alternative Transport launches sixth ro-ro vessel

    2016-11-21T15:20:39Z

    Alternative Transport, the maritime ro-ro division of Turkish transport and logistics provider Ekol Logistics, has launched its sixth vessel at an event in Flensburg Germany. The vessel, named Meleq, will join the fleet in February next year and provide services between Turkey and Italy. The 210-metre long Meleq, which was ...

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    India conference report: Looking for the next leap forward

    2016-11-14T19:07:00Z

    India’s automotive industry is set to become the third biggest in the world but its growth is testing the infrastructure to the limit and bringing a high level of complexity to the supply chain. There are also big changes ahead related to tax policy and equipment legislation, which bring their ...

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    India conference: Ford’s 4PL model transforms its logistics

    2016-11-11T11:42:36Z

    Ford is transforming its logistics management and analysis in the Asia Pacific region as it rolls out a fourth party logistics provider (4PL) model across its inbound supply chains in India, Thailand and China, Ford Asia Pacific vice-president of inbound logistics, exports and customs operations, Amlan Bose (pictured), told those ...

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    VW opens group consolidation centre in Slovakia

    2016-08-26T12:14:28Z

    Volkswagen Group has officially opened a new group consolidation centre near Bratislava, in Slovakia, to handle inbound goods for 28 production plants across Europe. The 19,000 sq.m ‘KCC’ consolidation centre at Malacky, around 35km north of Bratislava, was officially inaugurated on August 24th but has been fully operational since March. ...

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    Kia switches to rail for parts shipments through Cordele

    2016-08-09T21:19:38Z

    Governor Deal, centre left, is joined at the rail yard by CIS president Jonathan Lafevers, Georgia Rep. Buddy Harden, KMMG chief administrative officer Stuart Countess, Georgia Ports Authority Board chairman Jimmy Allgood, and GPA executive director Griff Lynch Kia Motors America is moving the shipment of inbound parts through ...

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    Schnellecke takes on inbound parts for BMW motorcycles

    2016-07-06T12:26:05Z

    Schnellecke Logistics has won a contract with the motorcycle division of BMW (BMW Motorrad) to manage inbound and aftermarket packaging activity at the OEM’s supply centre in Berlin, Germany. Schnellecke said it was taking over responsibility for areas including handling incoming goods, storage of parts bins and empties management. The ...

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    Subros fire hits production at Maruti Suzuki plants in India

    2016-06-01T11:45:34Z

    A massive fire at the Manesar facility of Indian supplier Subros, which makes automotive air-conditioner units, has had the knock-on effect of temporary production stoppages at two plants run by carmaker Maruti Suzuki, because of a parts shortage. “Owing to an unfortunate incident of fire at the Manesar facilities of ...

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    DB Schenker breaks ground on Shenyang joint venture

    2016-05-25T16:05:17Z

    Following the announcement that it was setting up a joint venture with China’s Jinbei Automotive at the end of 2014 , DB Schenker has joined the company to break ground on the site of a warehouse facility in the Tiexi district of Shenyang, which will serve the automotive industry. Schenker ...

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    FedEx completes buyout of TNT Express

    2016-05-25T13:18:42Z

    Global courier FedEx has officially completed its takeover of European rival TNT Express following approval by European regulators in January this year . The buyout, which is worth around €4.4 billion ($5 billion), means FedEx adds a leading ground network distribution service for customers. FedEx will move its European ...