All Inbound articles – Page 11

  • Mercedes-Benz Consolidation Center Speyer, Deutschland//Mercedes
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    Mercedes-Benz to invest “several hundred million” in global logistics realignment

    2015-07-22T14:19:48Z

    [Updated July 30th] Mercedes-Benz Cars has announced a multi-million euro investment in the realignment of its global logistics organisation that will involve both inbound and outbound flows and incorporate the supply chain management unit within its central production organisation. “Our investment of several hundred million euros in our supply ...

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    DHL launches cross border LTL service between US and Mexico

    2015-07-22T09:26:51Z

    [This story was updated on Thursday 23rd July] DHL’s freight handling division, DHL Global Forwarding, has introduced a less-than-container load (LTL) service between the US and Mexico that it said has already been adopted by the automotive, engineering and manufacturing sectors, among others. Han Roest, global sector head of ...

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    More carmakers announce assembly operations in Nigeria

    2015-07-20T11:40:05Z

    Vehicle production in Nigeria is gaining momentum. In the last month both Volkswagen and Honda have started production in the country, and Tata Motors has announced plans to invest $8m in a joint venture plant with local company Iron Product Industries, for vehicle production.[sam_ad id=6 codes='true'] The latest announcements follow ...

  • Iran's Nuclear Ambitions: Options for the West
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    Iran deal reignites foreign OEM interest in domestic production and exports

    2015-07-15T12:52:39Z

    This week’s agreement to lift sanctions against Iran has immediately renewed production and export plans among a number of carmakers with historic links in the country, including PSA Peugeot-Citroën and Renault-Nissan. The deal, which was signed in Vienna on Tuesday (July 14th), involves Iran, the US, UK, France, Germany, Russia ...

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    Super Group moves into Europe with In Time Express Logistik acquisition

    2015-07-14T17:42:51Z

    South African supply chain management provider, Super Group, is acquiring 75% in German expeditor In Time Express Logistik for €153.5m ($168m). The deal is expected to be complete by the end of October this year. In Time has 20 branches across Europe, with its main base in Germany, and operations ...

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    Ukraine emissions ruling will hit Asian imports

    2015-07-13T16:50:32Z

    From the beginning of 2016, Ukraine will stop importing passenger cars, knockdown kits and components that fall below the Euro 5 emissions standard. By 2018, the requirements will be raised to Euro 6. The move follows a recently introduced customs law by the Ukrainian government relating to the import and ...

  • Jerome_Olive_Renault
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    Olive to lead further convergence at Renault-Nissan Alliance

    2015-07-09T16:11:12Z

    The Renault-Nissan Alliance has appointed Jérôme Olive as executive vice president, Alliance Manufacturing Engineering and Supply Chain Management. He is replacing Shohei Kimura who will move to a new leadership position in manufacturing within the Nissan group to be announced later. Olive will now be in charge of further integrating ...

  • Marysville Auto Plant Honda
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    Honda part 1: Field of dreams

    2015-07-09T08:00:33Z

    Since Honda took root in a cornfield in Marysville, Ohio, the carmaker has created a supply chain of stunning complexity, length and scaleCarmakers preside over plants and sales channels as diligent farmers and shepherds would cultivate their fields, flocks and harvests. The supply chain supporting it all, meanwhile, has typically ...

  • Calais_port
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    Calais port strike throws automotive freight movements up in the air

    2015-07-08T11:23:11Z

    The closure of the French port of Calais because of industrial action taken by the Syndicat Maritime Nord union has hit freight movements in and out of the UK. While the port has now been reopened, disruption is continuing this week, something that has been compounded by incidents of migrant ...

  • Radek Vosta TPCA
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    Yusen and TPCA: Perfecting a partnership

    2015-07-08T07:59:58Z

    Rachael Hogg talks to Michal Peter, managing director of Yusen Logistics (Czech), and Radek Vosta, general manager, production control at TPCA about the two companies’ long-standing partnership Has the relationship between Yusen and TPCA changed over the years? Michal Peter (MP): We’ve worked together over ten years. After a ...

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    Spain could produce 4m cars a year with more efficient logistics

    2015-07-07T11:45:45Z

    Spain’s car and truck makers’ association ANFAC is projecting that vehicle production in the country will hit 3m by 2017. At a recent presentation of its forecast and ‘3 Million Logistics’ initiative, attended by Spain’s minister for transport, Ana Pastor, the association said that with more efficient logistics in place, ...

  • Philip Griffiths2
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    Griffiths replaces Barquin at Ceva’s Contract Logistics division in Iberia

    2015-07-07T10:12:45Z

    Philip Griffiths has taken over as business development director in the Contract Logistics division in Iberia at Ceva Logistics. He takes over from Izaskun Barquin who has moved to become director, Global Business Development for the consumer, retail and healthcare sectors. Griffiths joins Ceva from logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel ...

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    Nissan Australia outsources warehouse functions to Ceva

    2015-07-07T09:30:51Z

    Nissan’s division in Australia has confirmed that it will outsource its parts warehousing and associated logistics functions to Ceva Logistics from August this year. The multi-year contract covers activity in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia. In a statement the company said: “Nissan Australia is making this change ...

  • Skoda logistics SKD CKD
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    Skoda: Simply Clever logistics

    2015-07-06T08:00:29Z

    Jirí Cee, head of Skoda brand logistics, discusses the processes in the OEM's Czech homeland that are setting a standard for further growth around the world Mladá Boleslav, 70km north-east of Prague, is the town of Skoda. It has been the carmaker’s home since Laurin and Klement built their first ...

  • POLO AUTOMOTIVO JEEP, EM GOIANA (PE)
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    Brazil: FCA goes the distance

    2015-07-03T12:59:24Z

    Fiat Chrysler has increased investment in Brazil, opening a plant in the north-east even as the market declines. Industrial director Mauro Pino talks about logistics strategies for managing both near and long distance supply chains Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), which has a market share of around 20% in Latin ...

  • Krisnapatnam_rail_link
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    Vehicle makers benefit from rail link to Krishnapatnam

    2015-06-30T10:41:04Z

    Carmakers in India with business in Bangalore (Bengaluru) are now benefiting from a new direct rail service between the city’s inland container depot and Krishnapatnam port on India’s east coast. The weekly service, which began in the middle of June this year, is being run in association with Concor, the ...

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    GM chooses Argentine port of Rosario as regional hub

    2015-06-30T10:07:06Z

    General Motors’ division in Argentina is to use the port of Rosario for its logistics activities in the country. All logistics operations run by GM in South America will now be based at Terminal Puerto Rosario, which was chosen because of its geographical position both on the bi-oceanic rail corridor ...

  • Adampol
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    Russia conference: learning to grin and bear it

    2015-06-26T19:51:18Z

    The Russian market has fallen to its lowest level since the global economic crisis, and manufacturers and logistics providers may face a long road to recovery. However, more than 150 delegates at the Automotive Logistics Russia conference made it clear that they remain committed to the market. Christopher Ludwig and ...

  • Oliver_Rutherford (331x500)
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    Last mile: pearls of wisdom

    2015-06-25T16:38:29Z

    Oliver S. Rutherford , who has helped implement long-distance, just-in-sequence 'pearl chains' for several OEMs, discusses the ways that they shine and where they're dull Today’s automotive supply chain is confronted with many challenges, but the two main operational ones for OEMs are a constant strive to lower manufacturing costs ...

  • Volvo manufacturing plant Daqing, China
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    Volvo: Extending a 'second home' advantage

    2015-06-22T11:27:14Z

    After building a logistics management team from scratch in Europe, Volvo Car Group will do the same for its growing operations in China. Christopher Ludwig talks to Magnus Ödling, who will lead the transformation, including a tender later this year It could well be that 2014 will be looked on ...