All Inbound articles – Page 7

  • 2017 Ford Escape
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    Ford expands contract for inbound services with Ceva at Kentucky

    2016-03-22T12:37:49Z

    Ford has renewed and expanded a contract with Ceva Logistics for inbound and outbound services to its passenger car assembly plant in Louisville, Kentucky. The new contract, which builds on services Ceva has provided for the last four years, will include metering, small lot logistics, return container management and just-in-time ...

  • Bert Bong, Panel
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    Europe Conference: Planning for more than the Zeitgeist in the supply chain

    2016-03-21T23:04:35Z

    The Automotive Logistics Europe conference set out to capture the Zeitgeist of logistics in terms of technology and skills – and it found that now may be a perfect time to invest in equipment, transport engineering and smart systems. Christopher Ludwig reports from in Bonn, Germany Additional ...

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    Europe conference: Risk management is a very necessary nuisance

    2016-03-18T21:00:18Z

    The automotive business is changing and in doing so it is facing new risks that threaten the supply chain. This potential threat is exacerbated by a lack of attention to those risks until things go wrong. However, risk is mitigated by better visibility and that depends on getting the right ...

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    MMU develops algorithm to solve vehicle routing problem

    2016-03-14T16:22:42Z

    Researchers at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) in the UK have developed a quantum computing programme designed for logistics companies to calculate the best routes and times for the delivery of goods. According to a statement from the university, the Quantum Annealing Optimisation algorithm is one of the first in a ...

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    GM includes logistics providers in global supplier awards

    2016-03-14T16:05:15Z

    At its 24th Supplier of the Year awards, General Motors recognised 12 logistics providers in its list of 110 companies that have gone “above and beyond GM’s requirements” in providing services through 2015. The award ceremony was held at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. The number of companies recognised ...

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    Britain better in the EU, say carmakers and suppliers

    2016-03-09T12:35:16Z

    Senior executives from carmakers and tier suppliers have called for the UK to remain in the European Union (EU), ahead of the nation’s referendum on the issue on June 23rd. Speaking at the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) in London last week, BMW board member Dr Ian Robertson ...

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    Bo Andersson to leave Avtovaz

    2016-03-08T09:13:29Z

    Bo Andersson is stepping down from his role as CEO at Russian carmaker Avtovaz. There has been no announcement of his next step. Andersson moved into the CEO role at Avtovaz in 2013, taking over from Igor Komerov. That followed a four-year tenure as president of rival Russian vehicle maker, ...

  • JorgenOlesen_Mazda
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    Mazda’s Olesen to retire; duties to be reallocated to senior leaders

    2016-03-04T10:10:07Z

    Jorgen Olesen, Mazda Motor Europe’s vice president of customer service and logistic (pictured), will retire from the company at the end of March this year. Olesen was with the carmaker for 18 years. “We thank Jorgen for his years of service to Mazda,” said Jeff Guyton, president and CEO of ...

  • Luxembourg's village of Schengen
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    OEMs at Geneva express concerns over cross-border disruption

    2016-03-02T12:57:14Z

    The heads of Daimler and GM’s Opel division used the Geneva motor show this week to warn of the dangers any tightening of European border controls in the wake of the refugee crisis would have on the logistics underpinning their respective lean manufacturing systems. According to a Reuters report published ...

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    Keeping businesses moving during the European migrant crisis

    2016-03-02T10:22:29Z

    Paul Williams is logistics director at Priority Freight With no sign yet of 2016 heralding any fresh solutions, there is little hope of the migrant crisis abating in the near future. A humanitarian disaster of historic proportions, the effect of which continues to be felt throughout Europe, it is ...

  • Bilanzpressekonferenz zum Geschäftsjahr 2014/2015
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    Thyssenkrupp expands production in Hungary with €100m investment

    2016-03-01T17:28:01Z

    Tier one materials and component supplier, Thyssenkrupp, is building a €100m ($109m) plant in Jászfényszaru, Hungary, 70km east of the capital Budapest. Construction will begin in the spring of this year and the plant is expected to go into production in 2018, making electronic power-assisted steering systems and cylinder head ...

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    CargoLogicAir gets off the ground with automotive charters to Italy

    2016-02-24T12:28:06Z

    Following the granting of its air operator certificate (AOC) by the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority, the UK’s newest independent cargo airline, CargoLogicAir, has kicked off flight operations with automotive charters to Italy. The company is based at London Standsted Airport and is offering cargo services on scheduled and charter flights. ...

  • PortHouston
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    Grimaldi launches mixed cargo service between Houston and West Africa

    2016-02-23T13:19:15Z

    Italian shipping line, Grimaldi, has launched the first direct container/ro-ro service between the US port of Houston and West Africa, taking in a total of 15 ports. The company will deploy a fleet of six multipurpose vessels on the route and there will be a call every 11 days at ...

  • Produktionsjubiläum: im Mercedes-Benz Werk in Kecskemét (Ungar
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    Mercedes supports Hungary output with logistics expansion

    2016-02-15T13:28:13Z

    Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz plant in Kecskemét, Hungary has reached the production milestone of making its 500,000th vehicle – a cosmos black CLA. At the same time, the company has begun work on a €15m ($16.7m) investment to expand its logistics hall at the plant and introduce a new supply concept. The ...

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    Chinese companies forced to cut supplies to Russia

    2016-02-10T14:48:38Z

    Several Chinese carmakers, including FAW, Haima, Great Wall and JAC, have halted the delivery of cars to Russia this year faced with the fact that they did not receive vehicle type approval certificates for 2016, and may not receive them at all, leaving the future of any deliveries in question. ...

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    C4 Logistics opens office in Budapest

    2016-02-10T13:50:11Z

    Time critical logistics provider, C4 Logistics, has opened an office in Budapest, Hungary in a strategic expansion of operations that anticipates the need for expedited services as the automotive supplier network is tested. Hungary is now home to a number OEM facilities making high quality vehicles. Audi is now building ...

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    Hamann replaces Brandl in head automotive role at Union Pacific

    2016-02-10T13:28:21Z

    Linda Brandl (pictured) has left her role as vice-president and general manager of automotive at Union Pacific, and moved to a similar position overseeing the US rail provider’s coal commodity group. Brandl took up the new role at the beginning of February. Brandl is now responsible for managing Union Pacific's ...

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    Haulage permit conflict will push up logistics costs

    2016-02-09T12:36:37Z

    Following last week’s dispute over haulage permits between Poland and Russia , transport companies and logistics providers are having to search for alternative ways to deliver vehicles and automotive parts to Russia from Europe. However, those alternatives, which include short-sea options, is going to be costly for some logistics providers. ...

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    Mexico Conference report: On the borderline of change

    2016-02-01T01:23:47Z

    The second Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, held in Mexico City, saw hundreds of executives and officials discuss how best to ensure that the country’s fast-growing automotive production and supply chain will be fit for purpose by 2020 and beyond. Christopher Ludwig reports on plenty of progress, as well as ...

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    Mexico conference: Audi adapts logistics for San José Chiapa

    2016-01-30T00:48:43Z

    When Audi starts series production later this year of the Q5 SUV crossover at its new plant in San José Chiapa, in the state of Puebla, Mexico, it will begin one of the most complex operations for parts handling and logistics in the country, with tremendous variety and customisation in ...