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    Schnellecke takes on inbound parts for BMW motorcycles

    2016-07-06T12:26:05Z

    Schnellecke Logistics has won a contract with the motorcycle division of BMW (BMW Motorrad) to manage inbound and aftermarket packaging activity at the OEM’s supply centre in Berlin, Germany. Schnellecke said it was taking over responsibility for areas including handling incoming goods, storage of parts bins and empties management. The ...

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    EU Referendum: crunch time for the car sector

    2016-06-22T14:03:42Z

    On Thursday (June 23rd) this week the UK will vote on whether it is staying in the European Union (EU) or not. As the clock ticks down on the deadline, more carmakers have been voicing their concerns about what an exit could mean for their businesses and for the automotive ...

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    Aston Martin starts shipments of latest V12 engine to Gaydon plant

    2016-06-22T13:32:59Z

    Aston Martin has started full production of the new 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 engine at its facility in Cologne, Germany. The engine will power the DB11 model due to start coming off Aston Martin’s UK assembly plant line in Gaydon this summer, for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2016. Production ...

  • Michael Schwemmle
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    Inform turns talent focus on the Americas

    2016-06-15T11:43:13Z

    Supply chain software provider, Inform, is turning the talents of two of its most recent recruits on services for the industry in North and South America. Michael Schwemmle (pictured top) joined Inform last year as director of business development in the Manufacturing Logistics division looking at Europe. Since May he ...

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    Franz Dederichs to head logistics and supply chain at Ford Europe

    2016-06-03T11:37:22Z

    Franz Dederichs has been appointed Ford of Europe’s new manager of material logistics and supply chain, following the recent departure of Dr Hans-Bert Bong after 26 years to set up his own consultancy. Dederichs, previously Ford’s production and material planning manager, has considerable operational and strategic expertise, with substantial ...

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    DHL signs MOU with Chengdu Gateway Logistics to develop logistics corridor

    2016-05-31T15:19:16Z

    DHL Global Forwarding, the freight services division of Deutsche Post, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Chengdu Gateway Logistics Office, to build a logistics corridor between China and Europe. Chengdu Gateway Logistics Office is the Chinese government agency responsible for developing Chengdu, the capital of the south-western Sichuan ...

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    Brexit would hurt wider European automotive logistics sector

    2016-05-30T16:09:46Z

    If the United Kingdom were to leave the EU, forecasts suggests that UK vehicle sales and trade would be hit, and the effects would be felt across European plants, ports and logistics providers A vote for the UK to leave the European Union in the June 23 rd referendum ...

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    French fuel crisis adds to woes for transport sector

    2016-05-25T16:31:01Z

    [Updated May 27th] Road freight movements in France are being hit this week by a fuel crisis that has almost emptied almost a third of the country’s 12,000 fuelling stations. According to a Reuters report, oil workers at Total have shutdown output at three of its five refineries in ...

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    The Supply Chain Conference: Debating what North American automotive supply chains need to be faster, smarter and tougher

    2016-05-25T13:58:43Z

    At the end of the first Supply Chain Conference in Atlanta, OEM and logistics decision makers discussed complexity, the supply chain mindset, environmental standards and the culture of change required to stimulate innovation As the recent years of rapid growth begin to ease off, carmakers, tier suppliers and logistics providers ...

  • Anu Goel, VW
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    Supply Chain Conference executive report: A connection worth more than the sum of its parts

    2016-05-24T16:54:50Z

    The first Automotive Logistics Supply Chain conference explored the extreme complexity of production and service parts logistics across North America. Amid rising global and regional flows, opportunities for freight consolidation and new ways of collaborating across the industry emerged. Christopher Ludwig reports from Atlanta, Georgia. [sta_anchor id="1"] The growth ...

  • Paulo Monteiro, VW2
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    Supply Chain Conference: Mexican and intermodal shockwaves

    2016-05-24T13:50:51Z

    Ryder's Juan Calvillo and FCA's Wendi Gentry-Stuenkel The rise in Mexican parts and production output is sending more material back and forth over the border, creating opportunities and challenges for intermodal services. However, Christopher Ludwig writes that manufacturers and 3PLs may need to change their organisations and approach ...

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    Supply Chain conference: No less global than ever

    2016-05-24T11:12:04Z

    While investment in regional supply in North America is real, supplier and platform consolidation means that the continent is not cut off from global logistics links across inbound and service parts supply chains, writes Christopher Ludwig in Atlanta Despite the significant increases in local and regional manufacturing in North America, ...

  • Bill Wappler, Surgere
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    Supply Chain Conference: Only the data and technology you can handle

    2016-05-23T23:30:04Z

    Left to right: Nissan's Ben Shain; Magna's Bridget Grewal; Surgere's William Wappler Speakers at the Automotive Logistics Supply Chain Conference in Atlanta were optimistic about the potential for data analysis and new digital technology to improve the supply chain. But Marcus Williams and Christopher Ludwig find most ...

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    Supply Chain Conference: Carmakers to benefit from greater use of intermodality

    2016-05-18T22:16:22Z

    The levelling out of car sales in North America and the reordering of production locations is giving carmakers the chance to make the delivery of their materials more efficient and sustainable, mainly through the greater use of intermodality, with rail as a core element. According to PWC Autofacts sales look ...

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    Tesla warns supply chain issues could scupper its growth plans

    2016-05-11T15:48:52Z

    Tesla has warned it may not be able to meet its growing vehicle production plans unless it manages to add manufacturing capacity and bolster its supply chain arrangements. The admission follows publication of plans to step up production substantially , including building 500,000 units annually by 2018, two years ahead ...

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    Tesla: ramping up and stepping down

    2016-05-06T10:01:27Z

    Tesla has announced that it is stepping up its production plans substantially, with expectations to increase output by more than 50% in the second half of the year compared to its current rate, while also launching production of the first cells by the end of this year at its 'Gigafactory' ...

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    Mercedes plans new engine plant in Poland, deepens supply chain in eastern Europe

    2016-05-04T15:23:03Z

    Daimler has announced it is planning to invest around €500m ($574m) in a new engine plant in Poland, expanding its powertrain footprint and its presence in eastern Europe. The new plant decision followed an earlier announcement that the carmaker would invest a further €560m to expand its plant in Kecskemét, ...

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    Magna snaps up Telemotive to expand into electronics

    2016-05-03T15:06:34Z

    Tier supplier Magna International is to buy Telemotive, a supplier of automotive electronics equipment and services, for an undisclosed sum. Subject to regulatory approval, the deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2016 and will allow Magna to integrate Telemotive’s five German facilities into its vehicle engineering ...

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    BLG begins parts handling at Düsseldorf logistics centre

    2016-05-03T15:02:22Z

    [Updated 6th May] Germany’s BLG Logistics has begun parts handling operations at its new facility at the port of Düsseldorf. The company is currently using 10,000 sq.m of a 32,000 sq.m building to provide logistics services and sub-assembly for Daimler. Its services there include vehicle marshalling, loading and unloading ...

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    Component makers start to invest as Ukraine’s economy picks up

    2016-05-03T11:55:08Z

    The first signs of a recovery in the Ukraine automotive industry have begun to appear after several electric automotive components manufacturers recently announced plans to invest in plants in the west of the country with a view to exporting across Europe. In the last few years, the automotive industry in ...