All Inbound articles – Page 3

  • JLRXESolihullweb
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    JLR plans logistics centre near Solihull plant in the UK

    2017-01-04T16:11:24Z

    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is planning to build a 90,000 sq.m logistics centre in Solihull, in the UK, to manage inbound parts to its facility at Lode Lane. The Lode Lane assembly plant –which makes Land Rover Discovery and Range Rover Sport, along with the Jaguar XE and F-Pace – ...

  • General Motors Brownstown Battery Assembly Plant
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    General Motors: The new law of supply & demand

    2016-12-29T12:46:38Z

    GM has restructured its order fulfilment, supply chain and logistics to share more common objectives, grouping them together in a department reporting to James Bovenzi The size and complexity of General Motors’ supply chain mean that designing and sourcing the most effective logistics and distribution network for the carmaker is ...

  • Year in review
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    2016 in review: takeovers, disputes and political upheaval

    2016-12-21T11:18:25Z

    The year 2016 may well go down as one of the most significant in recent history – not just politically but also for the automotive supply chain. Surprise voting results in the US and Europe have created significant uncertainty regarding global trade that may go on for years and is ...

  • Solihull aluminium manufacturing
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    Parts materials: Metal manoeuvres

    2016-12-15T16:41:46Z

    Aluminium has been threatening to edge steel out as a material for automotive components thanks to its weight advantages. But while aluminium’s role in components is growing, modern steels still dominate the supply chain – and the future requires the best of both In this story... Rising use of ...

  • Automotive Logistics Magazine-Mazda-Michael Beyer
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    Robinson takes on logistics strategy for Mazda after Beyer’s exit

    2016-12-13T10:44:11Z

    MNAO's former manager of vehicle logistics, Michael Beyer, has now left the company Following a reorganisation of roles at Mazda North America Operations (MNAO) earlier this year, Michael Robinson has taken on a new role as logistics strategy manager. Robinson was previously logistics quality manager at the company. In ...

  • GLP
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    Global Logistics Properties initiates strategic review

    2016-12-07T15:38:29Z

    Worldwide logistics facilities provider Global Logistics Properties (GLP) has announced a strategic review and appointed JP Morgan as its financial advisor. The review comes after the Singapore-listed company’s largest shareholder, GIC Real Estate, requested the process in the interests of enhancing shareholder value. “As part of the strategic review, the ...

  • Mercedes_Trucks
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    Acumen Distribution leases Merc trucks for inbound contracts

    2016-11-30T16:11:18Z

    Acumen Distribution, which provides transport and logistics services for the UK automotive industry, has taken delivery of 25 Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor units to support growth in its inbound business. Acumen now has 40 tractor units specifically engaged in moving inbound parts for the automotive industry, confirmed a spokesperson for the ...

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    Ceva expands service offering to Mercedes-Benz in Spain

    2016-11-28T09:59:00Z

    Mercedes-Benz has expanded its contract with Ceva Logistics for services at its van plant in Vitoria, Spain, which makes the mid-size Vito van and the V-Class MPV (pictured). Ceva has been working with Mercedes-Benz in the Iberian region since 2012 but started providing services to the carmaker in Vitoria in ...

  • Verschiffung BMW i3 in Bremerhaven 11-2015
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    BMW and logistics automation: from prototype to (augmented) reality

    2016-11-18T17:01:05Z

    The premium carmaker is taking a step-by-step approach to bringing smarter automation and digital technology into its day-to-day operations, with big plans for the future. BMW’s senior logistics managers are pushing new technology into the carmaker’s supply chain, with a number of pilot projects involving automated guided vehicles (AGVs), robots ...

  • Gefco_Halewood
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    Gefco confirms £10m logistics centre near Halewood, UK

    2016-11-15T14:27:41Z

    Gefco’s division in the UK is investing £10m ($12.4m) in a logistics solutions centre close to Halewood, near Liverpool, in the north-west of England. A spokesperson for the company confirmed that the 12,000 sq.m site would serve tier one UK customers and OEMs but said that, as per the terms ...

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    India conference: Ford’s 4PL model transforms its logistics

    2016-11-11T11:42:36Z

    Ford is transforming its logistics management and analysis in the Asia Pacific region as it rolls out a fourth party logistics provider (4PL) model across its inbound supply chains in India, Thailand and China, Ford Asia Pacific vice-president of inbound logistics, exports and customs operations, Amlan Bose (pictured), told those ...

  • Trump acceptance
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    Concerns over global trade as Trump secures US election victory

    2016-11-09T14:17:06Z

    Donald Trump’s surprise victory over Hillary Clinton in the November 8th US election has created serious concerns over the future of the country’s major trade agreement with its neighbours, which has become such an important part of many carmakers’ and tier suppliers’ automotive supply chains. Markets and currencies including the ...

  • DBSchenkerCologne
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    DB Schenker开设新的物流中心为福特欧洲提供支持

    2016-11-07T10:39:51Z

    DB Schenker投资2,500万欧元(约合2,760万美元)在德国科隆北部Merkenich开设17,000平方米的零部件分销中心。分销中心将负责管理欧洲福特工厂入站零部件,包括附近制造Feista和Fusion车型的工厂。 新的中心将替代之前的中心(用于支持福特公司),由地产开发商Goodman在Feldkassel工业园建立,并雇佣200人。该中心将装卸在800供应商的材料,每年接收5,000立方米的货物,并有这些货物出去。每年有近100辆入站卡车经停该中心的时控窗口,有90辆卡车出站。材料在中心里停留2至4小时,然后再运输。 该中心可以根据需要扩展到13,000平方米。

  • International Maritime_opt
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    IMO approves major cut to maximum sulphur levels in shipping

    2016-10-31T15:47:39Z

    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has officially approved more stringent global sulphur emission requirements that must be in place by the end of the decade. The new rules were approved at the 70 th meeting of the United Nations body’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) held in London last ...

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    VDA warns UK production sector could be decimated; Nissan’s Ghosn changes tune after meeting with PM

    2016-10-19T13:51:40Z

    The head of Germany’s automotive association, the VDA, has warned that the UK’s car production sector could be severely cut in the event of a ‘hard’ Brexit . Speaking to the Financial Times this week, Matthias Wissmann, who is also a former German transport minister, suggested carmakers operating in ...

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    Private equity group EQT makes offer for GB Railfreight

    2016-10-19T12:04:59Z

    Groupe Eurotunnel (GET) has announced the potential sale of GB Railfreight to private equity heavyweight EQT. The value of EQT’s bid to buy the third largest rail freight operator in the United Kingdom has not been disclosed. While the offer is still to be presented to the group’s staff representative ...

  • ALI16_10th year
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    Ten years in India: a look back at Tata Motors

    2016-10-18T15:59:42Z

    This November 8-10 th in Gurgaon will see the 10 th Automotive Logistics India conference . To celebrate our first decade in this critically important market ahead of the conference, we’ll be looking back regularly at our coverage of the subcontinent over this time, with links back ...

  • Peel Port
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    Peel Ports receives planning permission for Sheerness expansion

    2016-10-18T15:38:17Z

    Peel Ports, one of the UK’s largest port operators, has received planning permission from Swale council to develop a 50-plus hectare derelict industrial site at Sheerness, about 80km east of London. Peel’s existing port at Sheerness, along with the port of Chatham, form the core of its London Medway cluster. ...

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    Slovakian plant wins Magna World Class Logistics awards

    2016-10-12T15:47:40Z

    Magna International Europe has recognised three plants in its inaugural World Class Logistics awards, with Magna Slovteca, which produces mirrors, taking the top prize for a transformation project across its internal and external logistics operations. Magna Exteriors’ plant in Meerane, in eastern Germany, took second place in the awards for ...

  • LutzQuietmeyer
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    Lutz Quietmeyer moves to purchasing role at Renault Nissan

    2016-10-12T10:43:28Z

    Lutz Quietmeyer (pictured) has moved from his position as general manager for inbound logistics at the Renault-Nissan Alliance to take up a new role at the Renault Nissan Purchasing Organisation (RNPO). Quietmeyer is now working as regional sales and purchasing manager for body-in-white in Europe. RNPO was the first Alliance ...