All Inbound articles – Page 15

  • Roberts Cummins
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    Mexico conference: Supply base set to grow and deepen

    2015-02-03T13:42:42Z

    The automotive supply base in Mexico looks set to enjoy further growth and localisation as carmakers and tier suppliers increase production and sourcing in the country to take advantage of favourable labour costs, falling energy prices, as well as lower logistics and distribution costs for key markets in North America, ...

  • Ildefonso
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    Mexico conference: US-EU deal without NAFTA 'doesn't make sense'

    2015-02-02T12:12:35Z

    The North American vehicle industry could lose out on export market potential and manufacturing integration as a result of the exclusion of Mexico and Canada from the ongoing negotiations for a free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States. According to the Mexican Secretary of the ...

  • First panel
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    Connecting the many Mexicos – conference report

    2015-02-01T18:11:45Z

    The first Automotive Logistics Mexico conference saw more than 350 delegates discussing how best to manage the country’s vehicle production and export growth. Officials from the economy and transport ministries, the US ambassador, and senior executives pointed to economic and supply chain strengths, as well as weaknesses in infrastructure and ...

  • Veracruz
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    Mexico conference: urgent developments needed at port of Veracruz

    2015-02-01T18:06:52Z

    Executives from carmakers used the Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, held in Mexico City, to voice their concerns about whether the country’s ports were going to be able to handle the sharp increase in trade for the automotive industry. The port is close to full capacity and suffers from infrastructure constraints, ...

  • Ferromex
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    Mexico conference: Ferromex predicts investments will meet rail demand

    2015-02-01T18:04:59Z

    While carmakers in Mexico continue to voice their concerns over the adequate provision of rail services, the country’s biggest rail provider, Ferromex, has said it will have the capacity to support the demands of increased production in the country, which is forecast to hit 5m by 2020. Since the ...

  • ildefonso_guajardo
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    Mexico conference: stronger trade agreements central to auto sector

    2015-01-28T19:18:12Z

    At the opening of the inaugural Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, which took place last week in Mexico City, the Secretary of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo (left), highlighted the importance of global trade agreements and improvements in the movement of goods across the country’s borders for the continued success of the automotive ...

  • HungaryEKAER
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    Hungary’s anti-VAT fraud regulations causing concern for auto sector

    2015-01-27T18:46:59Z

    Hungary’s introduction of mandatory regulations designed to combat VAT fraud in the movement of freight by road is causing concern in the wider European automotive sector because of the level of bureaucracy involved in its application. While the government’s efforts to tackle VAT fraud are welcomed, some are concerned that ...

  • Mercedes-Benz Werk Kecskemét, Ungarn: Produktion CLA Shooting BrakeMercedes-Benz Kecskemét plant, Hungary: CLA Shooting Brake production
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    Third model at Kecskemét means more Mercedes exports from Hungary

    2015-01-21T16:03:43Z

    Daimler’s Kecskemét plant in Hungary has started making the Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake this week, the third model to be produced at the plant since it opened in 2012, and the second to be made there exclusively following the CLA-Class, which was rolled out at the beginning of 2013. The ...

  • Johnson Controls Jeff Williams
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    Jeff Williams takes on newly created role at Johnson Controls

    2015-01-14T14:28:30Z

    Automotive components and systems supplier, Johnson Controls, has elected Jeff Williams to the newly created role of vice president, Enterprise Operations and Engineering. He moves from his previous role at the company as group vice president and general manager, Product Group Complete Seat and Supply Chain, Automotive Experience. In his ...

  • calsonic_kansei_module
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    Calsonic Kansei increases footprint in Sunderland

    2015-01-12T14:54:18Z

    Automotive components supplier Calsonic Kansei has invested £800,000 ($1.2m) in establishing a 9,300 sq. m warehouse at Doxford International Technology Park in Sunderland, UK, which was officially opened this week (January 14th). The company, which makes heat exchange, air conditioning, exhaust, interior, and electronic automotive components, is a major supplier ...

  • Thai_auto_cluster
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    Thai rail link to benefit automotive shipments in region

    2015-01-09T12:39:37Z

    China has signed an agreement with Thailand to build a double track rail link stretching more than 870km between Nong Khai on the Laos border with Thailand, to the Thai industrial zone in the east of the country. According to industry analysts in the region, the development bodes well for ...

  • Christopher Ludwig
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    Editor's note: Planung und Ordnung

    2014-12-29T09:00:23Z

    No OEM can escape the need for reliable logistics in today’s competitive automotive industry. However, the function arguably has a more elevated status at some companies. At Audi, logistics and in-plant material flow are major if not defining features of its production system, as logistics directly influences output, worker movements ...

  • Cook_William_2013
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    The cross-border crawl

    2014-12-23T12:00:07Z

    With the number of vehicles and parts moving between the US and Mexico set to increase even further, there are efforts to speed up the import and export processes. Are they enough?Freight flows between the US and Mexico have been steadily increasing, helped by strengthening economies on both sides of ...

  • Goodpack 003
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    Packaging case study: An intercontinental shift

    2014-12-22T06:30:49Z

    One prominent example of a tier one supplier using reusable containers for its overseas shipments is Linde + Wiemann, a supplier of body frame parts, seats, and instrument panels based in Dillenburg, Germany One prominent example of a tier one supplier using reusable containers for its overseas shipments is Linde ...

  • BBAC in GLT area wide
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    Planes, trains and slow boats to China

    2014-12-22T06:30:38Z

    With increased local production still relying heavily on imported material, supply chain efficiency in planning, customs, shipping and packing is crucial to succeeding in China As the largest automotive market in the world, on pace to build and sell nearly 23m vehicles in 2014, China has a strong and growing ...

  • AGV field
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    Premium plant logistics

    2014-12-22T06:30:23Z

    Six months after Chery JLR’s Rui Zhu and Alex Holland gave an exclusive preview of their logistics plan to Christopher Ludwig, they invited him back into the plant shortly after launch to reveal the latest innovations for its complex material flows A few weeks before visiting Chery Jaguar Land ...

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    Aiming to go the distance

    2014-12-22T06:30:05Z

    Reusable packaging is on the rise in international supply chains for tier ones. Executives are also interested in returnable pools, though they remain difficult over long distances The tier one supply chain, both inbound and outbound, continues to grow more complex. As tier suppliers respond to OEMs’ global platforms – ...

  • Train 8__
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    Last mile: Benefits on board

    2014-12-19T09:00:39Z

    A Swedish rail study suggests huge potential for stakeholders in track-and-trace collaboration for both railway and automotive logistics A pilot study involving the rail shipment of components to Volvo Cars’ Gothenburg assembly plant has shown the benefits of a significant increase in the use of RFID for freight rail in ...

  • 4I4A2626
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    India conference: GST may finally be on the way

    2014-12-18T17:25:10Z

    The possibility for a Goods and Service tax (GST) in India has been floating around for ten years, but it finally looks like real steps are being made towards implementation. Only this week, the Indian cabinet approved the constitutional amendment bill, and plans to rollout the tax from April 2016. ...

  • Fiat India plant
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    Assembling a stable supply structure

    2014-12-17T14:05:04Z

    Fiat India’s assistant vice-president of corporate purchasing, Sudhir Chikhle, talks to Ramesh Kumar about supplier standards, the obstacles to JIT delivery and greater localised sourcing near its Pune factoryDespite an erratic and sluggish market over the past three years, India still holds considerable promise for Fiat Chrysler. The carmaker has ...