All Inbound articles – Page 4

  • Hanjin_Shipping
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    Ford turns to air freight as Hanjin crisis hits inbound supply

    2016-10-05T11:57:25Z

    Ford is reported to have suffered significant disruption to the inbound supply of parts to its Broadmeadows facility in Australia as a consequence of the recent collapse of the world’s seventh biggest container line, Hanjin Shipping – forcing it to fly replacement parts into the site. According to a report ...

  • Mike Pence
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    Parts distributor Avept to build second facility in Indiana

    2016-10-04T17:44:04Z

    Pence: Indiana is a state that “works for logistics”. Photo: Gage Skidmore US-based powersports and automotive parts distributor Avept has announced plans to buy and renovate a 100,000 sq.ft (30,480 sq.m) facility in Brownsburg, Indiana. The $6.32m project will see the creation of 118 new jobs by 2019. Avept, ...

  • Pipavev, NYK
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    India makes big gains in competitiveness indices

    2016-10-03T19:21:34Z

    The mood music coming out of prime minister Narendra Modi’s government with its ‘Make in India’ campaign seems to be borne out with real improvements on the ground. The latest World Economic Forum's rankings of country competitiveness see India as one of the big climbers, with a jump of 16 ...

  • TheresaMay_web
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    UK sets Brexit timetable as carmakers worry about market access

    2016-10-03T18:31:43Z

    The UK government has laid out a timetable for exiting the European Union , which may come as early as the first quarter of 2019. It has also reaffirmed that it is willing to put control of immigration and regulation over retaining full access to the European single market – ...

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    JLR part 1: Ensuring logistics is not a victim of success

    2016-09-30T15:53:00Z

    With so much expansion, change and inevitable risk still ahead of the carmaker, JLR’s director of global material planning and logistics, David Dyke, is pushing his department’s influence across the company and the supply chain to gain efficiency and further strength

  • inland-port-1-1
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    BMW and Greer: A port far from any storms

    2016-09-30T10:55:55Z

    No ocean-going vessel ever docks there but an inland port at Greer, South Carolina, has proved a perfect solution for BMW’s import and export parts shipping needs In this story... Seeking new options A custom designed platform Expanding the scope of service Storing for success Perhaps ...

  • MAN Scania
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    Volkswagen to deepen common platform and component sharing across MAN and Scania

    2016-09-28T14:55:19Z

    Volkswagen’s commercial vehicle brands, led by MAN and Scania, have confirmed plans to deepen integration of component and powertrain development across various segments, with common platforms across the companies and cross-production of some components for other brands. The integration, which will not affect current plant capacities or locations, continues the ...

  • EEAM_Passenger_Car_Exhaust_System_Underfloor_031
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    Eberspächer expands supply network for western Europe and north Africa

    2016-09-28T11:27:05Z

    Tier supplier Eberspächer is building an exhaust component plant in Tondela, Portugal in response to new orders among carmakers on the Iberian Peninsula and Morocco. The new plant will add incremental production capacity and allow shorter delivery compared to Eberspächer's existing production sites in Europe. The company has announced that ...

  • GefcoCarTransporter
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    Gefco reports higher profits on modest revenue gains

    2016-09-27T14:59:23Z

    Logistics provider Gefco Group has reported a strong growth in pre-tax earnings over the first half of 2016 compared to the same period last year, driven by recovery in the automotive industry in Europe, cost reduction initiatives and the acquisition of Dutch freight forwarder, IJS Global. Gefco, based in Paris ...

  • Anu Goel VW 2
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    Global conference: Know your supply chain better

    2016-09-24T15:58:00Z

    Manufacturers and logistics providers at the Automotive Logistics Global conference are doing more to integrate their supply chains from end to end, and are keen to use data and analytics to anticipate problems before they arise.

  • Novelis
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    Global conference: Penske and Novelis close the loop on aluminium

    2016-09-24T15:44:57Z

    One of the most significant shifts in the automotive supply chain over the past few years has been an increase in the use of aluminium in vehicle bodies. In North America, the most significant example has been for the Ford 150 truck, the best selling vehicle in the US at ...

  • Ellesmere-Port-Astra-Production-297965
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    Opel/Vauxhall: Stable & ready to launch

    2016-09-23T16:06:17Z

    Following a period of transformation and improvements in production planning, Opel is on a product offensive. Director of logistics Andreas Graffe and outbound logistics manager Michael Gorny discuss the importance of ‘frontloading’ logistics to support it. In this story... Supporting change A stable supply chain Hitting the ...

  • ALG16-D2_0276
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    Global conference: Building cars is one thing, getting them to market is another

    2016-09-22T00:10:46Z

    The infrastructure and logistics services underpinning the volume growth in emerging automotive markets will need investment, if carmakers are to make the most of the opportunities these markets hold in the face of a short term sales 'plateau' in the more developed parts of the world. Delegates at this week's ...

  • Boxes lr
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    Box of delights

    2016-08-25T16:53:58Z

    A box is a box is a box, right? Well no, actually. Returnable container manufacturer Schoeller Allibert reveals that there is far more to returnable containers than four walls and a lid, if the sector is to keep up with its customers’ needs There isn’t an automotive company in the ...

  • SAMSUNG CSC
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    The new industrial age – are you prepared?

    2016-08-15T15:02:07Z

    The impact of automation on society in general and on industry in particular – especially the automotive and logistics sectors – is growing, suggests Dr Julian Francis (pictured) In Britain and all over the Western world, large numbers of people feel the system is no longer working for them. Globalisation ...

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    Mercedes-Benz to build second plant in Kecskemét

    2016-08-03T10:20:03Z

    Mercedes-Benz is investing €1 billion ($1.1 billion) in a new assembly plant at Kecskemét in Hungary that will be making front- and rear-wheel drive cars on a more flexible production basis by the end of the decade. The announcement follows the German carmaker’s decision in April to invest a further ...

  • China loading truck
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    China: Cutting costs and creating efficiency

    2016-07-26T16:55:26Z

    The evolution of inbound and outbound networks is reflecting Chinese economic slowdown and reforms, as well as opportunities for stronger, more advanced automotive logistics services [sta_anchor id="1"]China’s passenger car market has been in a period of hyper-growth, rising more than fourfold over the past decade. However, with sales slowing to ...

  • Aerial-Perspective-Tesla-Gigafactory
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    Tesla’s supply chain set for a surge

    2016-07-26T15:54:33Z

    Tesla has captured the car industry’s collective imagination in many ways since its start-up in 2008, including how it builds and sells its electric vehicles. Besides the novelty of the products themselves, the intrigue is partly down to co-founder Elon Musk, one of the great entrepreneurs of this generation, seen ...

  • 2014 Cadillac ELR Active Noise Cancelling
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    GM avoids plant shutdowns following court hearing

    2016-07-14T13:00:15Z

    [Updated July 14th] GM has avoided the threat of closure at 19 of its assembly plants across North America following a hearing at the US Bankruptcy Court for the State of Massachusetts on Wednesday (13th) related to its dispute with interiors supplier Clark-Cutler McDermott (CCM). According to a report ...

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    Russia begins to ease restrictions on Turkish imports

    2016-07-12T15:45:34Z

    A number of players in the Russian automotive sector are beginning to report an easing in the additional customs restrictions that have been used to target parts imports from Turkey since two of its F-16 fighters shot down a Russian Su-24M bomber near the Syrian border late last year. In ...