All Inbound articles – Page 14

  • Last session ALEurope 2015 panel - group shot
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    Europe conference: Are logistics companies ready for the future?

    2015-03-18T10:48:05Z

    At the end of a busy conference in Bonn, senior executives from Adam Opel, Volvo Car, PSA Peugeot Citroen, and Kia Motors joined a panel discussion with editor Christopher Ludwig and publisher Louis Yiakoumi to discuss how ready the logistics industry is for new technologies, whether that is driverless vehicles ...

  • Gefco_Ontigola_Spain
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    Gefco marks 30 years in Spain; announces management change

    2015-03-17T14:11:21Z

    Transport and logistics provider Gefco celebrated 30 years of business in Spain earlier this month. The event coincided with the announcement that Julián Navarro has replaced Dulsé Díaz as Gefco Spain's new managing director, following the latter’s retirement. Navarro joined Gefco in 1988 and managed the company's subsidiaries in Argentina ...

  • Christoph_Stuermer_PwC
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    Europe conference: LSPs stand to gain a greater share of the value chain, says PwC

    2015-03-17T13:30:27Z

    As the automotive sector gathers pace in terms of production, it is also becoming defined by a greater degree of complexity and data. OEMs and suppliers are assigning more tasks to logistics service providers in the face of this growth in more complex supply and production, and this means those ...

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    Future visions of European automotive logistics

    2015-03-13T19:22:03Z

    Delegates gathered in Bonn, Germany for the annual Automotive Logistics Europe conference, where senior executives discussed the role of technology, e-commerce and globalisation in the automotive supply chain. Some of the forecasts were scary, although many foresee increasing complexity and opportunity – if logistics companies can keep up with the ...

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    Europe conference: Joined up thinking needed to make logistics greener

    2015-03-13T16:47:17Z

    The Automotive Logistics Europe conference raised plenty of legislative issues for vehicle logistics, from dealing with the EU’s continuing ‘patchwork’ of truck sizes and loading rules, to the number of national tax and employment laws that could cause trouble for providers, notably Germany’s minimum wage requirement. Environmental legislation is also ...

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    CTM signs deal with Inform for data capture on convertible concept

    2015-03-12T16:09:15Z

    Convertible Trailer Manufacturing Worldwide (CTM) is signing a three-year agreement with German software specialist Inform with the aim of gathering information on OEM outbound and inbound flows to solve the finished vehicle sector’s wasteful ‘turn and burn’ approach to distribution. CTM has a patented design for car carrying trailers that ...

  • Maersk_container
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    Too much capacity in the logistics sector is driving down pricing

    2015-03-11T16:10:36Z

    An industry used to discussing the shortage of capacity was told at this week’s Automotive Logistics Europe conference held in Bonn, Germany, that while demand was growing, albeit at a single digit pace, there was, if anything too much capacity in most markets, which was leading to falling prices for ...

  • 2.3L-EcoBoost_HR
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    Ford switches Eco Boost engine production to Ohio

    2015-03-11T15:23:05Z

    Ford has switched the production of 2-litre and 2.3-litre Eco Boost engines for the North American market to its Cleveland Engine Plant in Ohio, US. Previously the engines were made at the company’s Valencia engine plant in Spain, which will now be the exclusive production point for 2-litre Eco Boost ...

  • GM_MASC_Brazil
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    GM opens MASC logistics facility as it reaches 90 years in Brazil

    2015-03-02T13:58:51Z

    General Motors has opened a 30,000 sq.m logistics centre at its Brazilian industrial complex in Sao Caetano do Sul for the sequenced delivery of parts to its nearby assembly plant. The inauguration of the facility, which saw an investment of R$100m ($35m), coincided with celebrations for the 90th anniversary of ...

  • PierA_POLB
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    Agreement finally reached on West Coast ports dispute

    2015-02-24T16:24:17Z

    Disruption to container movements through ports up and down the US West Coast, which has affected production at a number of US automotive plants, looks to have been resolved following an agreement signed last week the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). “After more ...

  • Pam Stec 25.08.10 SN
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    Schulz to replace Stec as Ford's director of MP&L in North America

    2015-02-24T13:23:58Z

    Pamela Stec (left) is retiring from Ford after 37 years with the company. Her role as director of North American material planning and logistics (MP&L) operations, which she has held since 2004, will be taken up by Matthias Schulz, currently director of MP&L at Ford Europe. Stec, who is based ...

  • Nissan_Rus
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    Hyundai and Nissan join a wave of OEMs looking to export from Russia

    2015-02-24T09:35:51Z

    A growing number of carmakers are announcing the expansion of export supplies from their production sites in Russia because of the dramatic drop in sales on the domestic market. Following the announcement earlier this month that Kia was exporting from its St Petersburg plant its sister firm Hyundai has ...

  • Toll_Truck_Warehouse
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    Japan Post to buy Toll Holdings for $5.2 billion

    2015-02-18T15:06:09Z

    Supply chain provider Toll Holdings is being bought out by Japan Post for $5.2 billion. Toll, which is one of the largest independent providers in Asia Pacific, will be run as a division of the Japanese postal and logistics provider when the deal is complete in June, but will retain ...

  • CPlocomotive-8
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    Carmakers welcome end of Canadian Pacific rail strike

    2015-02-18T15:00:19Z

    [Story updated on 20 February] On Monday this week (16th) Canadian Pacific (CP) locomotive engineers called off the strike, which had begun on Sunday and concerned working conditions, and agreed to enter government arbitration with the rail provider. Freight services resumed on Tuesday morning, including those for the automotive ...

  • APL Domestic 53 Foot containers at Port of Chiwan China
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    Kintetsu World Express buying APL Logistics

    2015-02-18T12:09:51Z

    Kintetsu World Express has bought APL Logistics from its parent company Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) for $1.2 billion. The Japanese freight forwarder said the decision was based on its management priority to compete on a par with European and US competitors in the global market; as much as 70% of ...

  • PeterWeiss_FCA
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    Weiss replaces Billiet in SCM role at Fiat Chrysler in Europe

    2015-02-18T11:01:00Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has confirmed that Peter Weiss (left), currently vice-president of International Operations, based in Detroit, will be moving to a new role in Europe, replacing Luc Billiet, head of supply chain management in the EMEA region at FCA.

  • Marysville Auto Plant
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    Honda cutting output at six plants because of US ports congestion

    2015-02-18T09:46:04Z

    Following the news that the continuing dispute between dockworkers and port companies on the US West Coast has been affecting the inbound supply of parts to OEMs, Honda has confirmed that it is cutting output at six plants between the 16th and 23rd February as a direct result. There are ...

  • PortLASkyView
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    Carmakers look to the skies as US port dispute snags inbound supply

    2015-02-11T17:13:26Z

    Carmakers with production facilities in the US, including leading Japanese brands, are having to resort to air charter services, among other measures, as continued congestion at the country's West Coast ports following labour disputes has threatened the supply of inbound parts. With no end to the dispute in sight and ...

  • Port rail lines at Sunderland
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    Sunderland port looks to benefit from auto trade following rail link

    2015-02-10T12:14:47Z

    The UK's rail network authority – Network Rail – has re-established a link to the port of Sunderland in the northeast of England that will provide a boost to its import and export capabilities, something the port hopes will allow it to undertake more projects for key players in the ...

  • VDAOpelaward
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    Opel wins 2015 VDA Logistics Award

    2015-02-06T16:19:11Z

    Opel has won the 2015 VDA Logistics award for its ‘order slotting’ application. This is the eighth year that the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) has presented an award to a company for an example of an intelligent logistics system that can serve as a model for other ...