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    Evolution Time Critical launches dedicated critical projects service

    2017-03-08T14:44:33Z

    Emergency logistics specialist Evolution Time Critical has launched a dedicated critical projects service focusing on the movement of large scale resources such as vehicle tooling and other production equipment. The service aims to help OEMs reduce the risk, costs and time associated with large-scale relocations of machinery and manufacturing equipment. ...

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    Maersk and IBM to introduce blockchain into global shipping industry

    2017-03-08T14:29:04Z

    Shipping giant Maersk and IBM have announced a blockchain initiative that they say will help transform the cross-border shipping industry globally. The two companies said using the digital ledger system, made famous by the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, had the potential to save the industry billions of dollars when adopted at scale. ...

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    Imperial secures internal factory contract with Audi in Hungary

    2017-03-08T06:03:57Z

    Imperial Logistics International has secured a contract with Audi to operate internal factory logistics for vehicle assembly at the carmaker's plant in Győr, Hungary, replacing an unnamed rival. The logistics company already held the contract to manage a logistics optimisation centre at the Győr car factory for three years through ...

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    Eurotunnel boss hails ‘best year in company's history’

    2017-03-08T05:55:09Z

    Groupe Eurotunnel, owner of the channel rail tunnel connecting the UK to France, has just reported on the best year in its history, according to chairman and CEO Jacques Gounon. The company's net profit of €200m ($211m) in the year to end-December, 2016, was over two-and-a-half times higher than the ...

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    Yusen signs Germany to US engine block contract

    2017-03-08T05:46:43Z

    Third party logistics provider Yusen Logistics has been awarded a contract to move engine blocks from tier supplier Neue Halberg-Guss's (NHG) facility in Germany to an automotive manufacturing plant in Ohio. The total supply chain service will involve collections from NHG’s plant in Saarbrücken, plus stockholding and container build, followed ...

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    Under PSA, Brexit and imported parts could put Vauxhall plants at risk

    2017-03-07T03:28:37Z

    The long-term fate of Vauxhall post-Brexit, and as a part of French carmaker PSA Group, has become less clear because of uncertainties over how trade barriers could impact its supply chain and its role in the combined PSA-Opel production network. PSA's €1.3 billion ($1.47 billion) acquisition from GM agreed ...

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    PSA touts European scale and supply chain synergy in Opel/Vauxhall acquisition

    2017-03-07T02:15:58Z

    PSA Group and General Motors (GM) have come to an agreement over the sale of the latter's European business, specifically the Opel and Vauxhall brands, with the total price coming in at €2.2 billion ($2.33 billion), including a €900m deal for the financing division. The deal, which is expected to ...

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    E-commerce automation: Ocado bags a revolution

    2017-02-23T13:55:36Z

    Many in automotive logistics like to think they’re at the cutting edge of automation and information technology. But as grocery e-retailer Ocado demonstrates, those in the car sector could learn a lot from the way other products are being handled and distributed In this story... Hatfield sets the standard ...

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    Mercedes-Benz Trucks expands contract with Ceva in Brazil

    2017-02-14T11:57:17Z

    Mercedes-Benz has extended its contract with Ceva Logistics in Brazil covering inbound and aftermarket services for its Juiz de Fora assembly facility in Minais Gerais. The deal means a three-year extension to its existing contract with Ceva, which covers materials handling, line feeding and external warehousing. However, the latest deal ...

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    Yusen Logistics expands services for automotive in Mexico

    2017-02-14T11:27:26Z

    Yusen Logistics has opened a new facility near Celaya, in Mexico, that will provide a range of services for inbound parts shipments to the growing automotive industry in the Bajio region. The site will also function as the headquarters of Yusen Logistics Mexico. The 5,000 sq.m warehouse, which will officially ...

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    Hirschmann Automotive adopts Axit digital procurement platform

    2017-02-10T12:04:27Z

    Hirschmann Automotive, a tier one supplier of wiring and cable technology, has adopted the AX4 platform from logistics IT provider Axit to manage procurement operations at its main production site in Rankwell, Austria. Axit specialises in cloud-based IT systems for the management of cross-company logistics processes. Up until now, Hirschmann ...

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    Mexico conference report: Seeking to build bridges, not walls

    2017-02-07T14:25:00Z

    Mexico s automotive industry is inextricably linked with its neighbours to the north but under its new president the US is talking about renegotiating NAFTA and applying border taxes to imports. At this year s Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, held in Mexico City, industry and government heads looked for ...

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    P3 predicts a buoyant 2017 after surge in developments last year

    2017-02-01T10:51:27Z

    Pan-European logistics property developer P3 has reported a surge in new property developments last year, leaving it with a portfolio of 165 buildings across nine countries totalling 3.5m sq.m. During 2016, the firm completed 15 new warehouses totalling 320,000 sq.m – nearly three times the amount of the previous year. ...

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    Priority Freight recognised for crisis-management project

    2017-01-30T12:56:30Z

    Time-critical logistics provider Priority Freight has been recognised with a Specialist Services Award from the British International Freight Association (BIFA) after a complex crisis-management project that involved moving a component production operation from the UK to the US to prevent supplies to numerous carmakers from being suspended. Priority Freight MD ...

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    Ford to implement Infor’s cloud-based WMS in Europe

    2017-01-18T15:22:37Z

    Ford is to implement new cloud-based warehouse management software (WMS) from Infor at its cross-docking centres in seven European countries. The Infor SCE software will automate the process of transferring goods at Ford’s ten cross-docking centres in Germany, Italy, France, Spain, the Czech Republic, Hungary and the United Kingdom. A ...

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    Advanced analytics: Boiling down the benefits of big data

    2017-01-13T16:54:53Z

    In a data-rich world, could advanced analytical techniques be the key to higher performance in the automotive supply chain? In this story... Automatic recommendations A multiple approach to data Making analytics work Place an order with a major online retailer and you will probably be offered a ...

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    Mercedes-Benz switches from one to three LSPs in Alabama

    2017-01-12T10:07:19Z

    Mercedes Benz US International (MBUSI) recently announced three new logistics providers to support logistics operations at an on-site warehouse for its plant in Vance, Alabama. Two of the providers – Celadon and Penske Logistics – begin service operations officially on November 28th 2016; Schnellecke Logistics began operations officially January 1st ...

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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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    Robert Bosch 4.0: Keeping a close eye on technology

    2017-01-09T12:02:41Z

    Tier one supplier Robert Bosch is broadening the role of IT and automation in its operations to boost supply chain efficiency Information technology continues to find new applications in handling the complexities of the automotive supply chain. Among other things, IT is playing an enhanced role in rationalising the automotive ...

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    Cross-Channel freight: Trucks, tariffs and tunnel vision

    2017-01-06T17:24:24Z

    Automotive Logistics reports on vehicle and component movements between the UK and the rest of Europe in the post-Brexit climate The past year has brought freight movements between the UK and mainland Europe sharply into focus, including for automotive parts and finished vehicles. Britain’s vote to leave the European ...