All Inbound articles – Page 13

  • Cai Jin, CFLP
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    China conference: the big come to get stronger

    2015-04-17T07:40:51Z

    Speakers at the 12 th annual Automotive Logistics China conference pointed to efforts at both the government and industry level to improve services, become more efficient, market orientated, and international, particularly with growth slowing down. Christopher Ludwig and Rachael Hogg report from Shanghai There is no getting ...

  • NDRC
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    China conference: building the road to logistics quality

    2015-04-15T09:57:24Z

    Slower growth but higher quality products, logistics and service. For the third straight year, speakers at the Automotive Logistics China conference – including Liu Xilong, deputy director of the economic operation bureau for transport and logistics at China’s influential National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC, pictured) – have pointed ...

  • Ford Telematics Satellite View
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    Ford launches fleet telematics system in UK with Telogis

    2015-04-14T13:50:49Z

    Ford is launching a real-time fleet telematics system in the UK with its technology provider Telogis for the carmaker’s commercial customers. Ford Telematics uses real-time information from Ford vehicles to give businesses insight into vehicle location, driver behaviour and fuel consumption, amongst more comprehensive data. Announcing the technology at this ...

  • fedexplane
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    FedEx will acquire TNT Express

    2015-04-08T13:31:37Z

    Two years after UPS was forced to abandon its attempted takeover of TNT Express on grounds of limiting competition in the European market, rival logistics giant FedEx has made its own all-cash bid for the company.Should the deal go through, the combined companies would be a particularly strong player on ...

  • APL_Log_LA
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    APL Logistics to establish regional hub in Sri Lanka this year

    2015-04-08T11:45:19Z

    Integrated supply chain provider, APL Logistics, has said it plans to establish a regional consolidation hub for South Asia in Sri Lanka by the second half of 2015. It will support APL Logistics’ existing cargo hubs in North and Southeast Asia and connect with as many as 18 container freight ...

  • DensoMichigan_DMMI
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    Denso Michigan investment includes logistics expansion

    2015-04-08T10:55:10Z

    Denso Manufacturing Michigan (DMMI), which produces automotive air conditioning and engine cooling components and systems, has announced a $53.6m expansion at its parts making operations in Battle Creek. The expansion will add new manufacturing lines for advanced thermal systems, additional laboratories for new product testing and validation, as well ...

  • DirkWillmannFord
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    Willmann replaces Schulz as Ford Europe’s director of MP&L

    2015-04-07T15:26:06Z

    Dirk Willmann (pictured) has replaced Matthias Schulz as director of material, planning and logistics (MP&L) at Ford of Europe. As announced last month , Schulz has moved to a new role as director of North American MP&L operations replacing Pamela Stec, who has retired. Willmann was previously production and material ...

  • DHL250215ISOBIN
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    To protect and serve

    2015-04-07T12:00:07Z

    The conflicting demands of part protection, transport efficiency and line-side access often require innovative solutions from packaging designersCarmakers and their suppliers increasingly recognise the importance of getting inbound packaging right, to boost quality by eliminating transit damage, save costs by allowing more components to be squeezed into a truck, and ...

  • Cars on hydraulic lifts at auto repair shop
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    3PLs in China are raising the bar

    2015-04-05T12:00:21Z

    Maintaining logistics leadership in China is becoming more about demonstrating the ability to implement innovative and sustainable solutions than it is about moving pure volume China, as this magazine has long noted, is a complicated automotive logistics market. State-owned carmakers tend to have affiliated logistics providers to handle their transport ...

  • Ford_Sanand_opening
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    Ford aims to triple exports from India following Sanand plant launch

    2015-04-01T13:36:05Z

    Ford in India has opened a new $1 billion vehicle assembly and engine plant in Sanand, in the northwest region of Gujurat, the carmaker’s second major production facility in the country. The plant will have an initial annual capacity of 240,000 units, while the engine plant will start with an ...

  • Simon Stacy, Honda
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    Simon Stacy and Bob Mountain add logistics responsibilities at Honda Europe

    2015-04-01T12:08:20Z

    Following a recent restructuring at Honda’s sales and manufacturing divisions in Europe, the carmaker has made changes to the logistics management covering its primary European production plant in the UK and across its outbound logistics for the region. As of April 1st, Simon Stacy (pictured), previously head of car logistics ...

  • DFDS-LOGISTIC
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    DFDS to manage inbound logistics for Nissan Infiniti Q30

    2015-04-01T11:43:33Z

    Transport and logistics provider DFDS Logistics has signed an agreement with Nissan to handle the supply of parts for assembly of the forthcoming Nissan Infiniti Q30 from a number of suppliers in Germany. The vehicle is being manufactured at Nissan’s plant in Sunderland, UK from November this year. DFDS will ...

  • Altan Aytac (2)
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    Aytaç moves to aftermarket role at Turkish joint venture Tofas

    2015-03-31T17:17:54Z

    Altan Aytaç (left) has moved from his role as supply chain director at Turkish carmaker, Tofas, to take up a new role as director of aftersales and spare parts. Aytaç joined Tofas, which is a joint venture between Fiat and Koç Group, back in 1992 and was initially part of ...

  • Bins at warehouse in Panvel, near mumbai port
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    Packed with promise

    2015-03-31T12:00:46Z

    A case study on the ambition and limitations shaping returnable packaging provider Goodpack’s growth in India When Mahindra Sanyo Special Steel procured an order in 2010 from FAG for supply of 60 tonnes of rings per month from India to Hungary, dispatch was the critical issue. The buyer made it ...

  • PCMA_Rus
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    PCMA Rus plant will halt output in April; Peugeot Citroën Rus restructures

    2015-03-31T10:51:02Z

    PSA Peugeot-Citroën’s joint venture with Mitsubishi Motors in Russia – PCMA Rus – has said it will idle production at its plant in Kaluga because of poor sales in the country. The decision follows similar moves by VW announced last week. It also follows last year’s decision by PSA to ...

  • Durban_auto_terminal
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    TPT slaps 9% tariff increase on South African carmakers

    2015-03-25T15:22:52Z

    South African terminal operator, Transnet Port Terminals (TPT), has announced it will increase tariffs for automotive cargo by almost double the average approved by the country’s port regulator, which stands at 4.8%. The latest increase follows a similar increase of 9.25% last year. The tariffs, which will come into affect ...

  • portosetubal
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    VW reported making short sea shipments between Portugal and Germany

    2015-03-25T15:02:56Z

    VW is reported to have started parts shipments using a direct short sea route between its Autoeuropa production plant in Palmela, Portugal to its plant in Emden, Germany. VW has not confirmed the reports but several sources in the Portuguese press state that the first trailer of parts was moved ...

  • TerbergEVtruck_BMW_Scherm
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    BMW to use 40-ton electric truck for inbound deliveries to Munich plant

    2015-03-24T15:47:31Z

    BMW has announced it will be the first carmaker to use a 40-ton truck powered purely by electric to deliver inbound parts. The carmaker has established a partnership with German logistics provider Scherm Group on a pilot project that will see the electric truck deliver material to the BMW Munich ...

  • OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
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    Russia: Running on empty?

    2015-03-18T17:45:28Z

    Rising prices and weak spending power, combined with a devalued currency, the low cost of oil and government cuts, add up to bleak forecasts for the Russian automotive sector The Russian automotive logistics industry is no stranger to calamity. Veteran executives will remember Russia’s instability in 1998 during its first ...

  • Nissan Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant
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    Nissan starts work on logistics park in Smyrna

    2015-03-18T13:58:56Z

    As part of newly announced plans to expand its production footprint in Smyrna, Tennessee, Nissan North America is building a 140,000 sq.m integrated logistics centre that will handle inbound production parts. The carmaker is investing $160m in the total expansion at Smyrna, which includes a supplier park designed to encourage ...