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    Mexico conference: BMW’s global plans for San Luis Potosi

    2016-01-29T18:25:03Z

    BMW has mapped out its logistics plans so far for its upcoming plant in San Luis Potosi, in central Mexico, revealing a global supply chain, streamlined internal logistics and ambitions for a highly diverse outbound distribution. The plant is scheduled to come online in 2019 with an initial capacity for ...

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    Mexico conference: reaching the exponential phase

    2016-01-29T01:28:17Z

    Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal (pictured), Mexico’s secretary of the economy under its president Enrique Peña Nieto, gave a brief history of the country’s automotive industry while speaking at Automotive Logistics Mexico 2016. First there was the ‘construction phase’ that started in the 1960s with several automotive decrees that led to the ...

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    Rail providers look for balance as coal revenues plummet

    2016-01-27T14:40:45Z

    The largest ever decline in coal production recorded in the US in 2015 has hit revenues at several of the North American Class 1 rail companies, with drops in revenue from that commodity of between 30%-40% recorded in the fourth quarter. At the same time, revenues from automotive shipments have ...

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    BMW begins local engine supply to JV plants in China from new facility

    2016-01-26T15:55:04Z

    BMW’s joint venture with Brilliance China Automotive Holdings – BMW Brilliance Automotive – has opened a new engine plant in Shenyang to supply its assembly plants in the nearby districts of Dadong and Tiexi. This will be the first time that engines for those plants are supplied exclusively from China. ...

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    Jan de Rijk buys out De Rooy Logistics

    2016-01-26T15:24:42Z

    Jan de Rijk Logistics has finalised its takeover of rival Dutch provider De Rooy Logistics, a specialist in transport, warehousing and value added services for the automotive sector. Jan de Rijk said the undisclosed acquisition would reinforce its automotive logistics activities for commercial vehicles service parts and create a basis ...

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    Gefco provides GefBox packaging service for Caterpillar

    2016-01-25T16:32:08Z

    Transport and logistics provider Gefco has extended its contract with construction equipment maker Caterpillar in the UK to include the provision of a reusable packaging programme that will use its GefBoxSystem. Gefco has been supplying a European road transport solution between the Caterpillar suppliers and its plants for a number ...

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    Jens Wollesen to take up contract logistics role at BLG

    2016-01-25T16:00:19Z

    German transport and logistics provider, BLG Logistics, has appointed Jens Wollesen to head its contract logistics division from the beginning of July this year. He also becomes a member of the board of management. Wollesen will move from his current role where he is member of the executive board at ...

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    Ford will stop all operations in Japan and Indonesia by end of year

    2016-01-25T14:37:19Z

    [Updated 26th January] Ford has confirmed that it is ceasing all operations in Japan and Indonesia, including sales and imports of Ford and Lincoln vehicles to the countries, in the face of weak market share. According to a statement on Monday (25th January) from Ford Asia Pacific’s vice-president of ...

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    Jérôme Lorrain to lead Ceva’s new Ground Transportation division

    2016-01-20T11:08:57Z

    Ceva Logistics has added a fourth business division to its operations that will focus on ground transport services and run alongside its existing air, ocean and contract logistics units. The new division will be headed by Jérôme Lorrain, who is taking up the position of chief operating officer (COO). The ...

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    BMW’s Mathias Wellbrock to take in-plant role in Mexico; Peter Hoerndlein to take global outbound position

    2016-01-19T19:50:14Z

    Mathias Wellbrock (pictured), currently general manager for plant dispatch and vehicle distribution at the BMW Group, will take on a new role from March 1st in plant logistics for the carmaker’s upcoming new plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Wellbrock’s replacement in vehicle distribution will be Peter Hoerndlein, who currently ...

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    BLG takes over inbound parts management for BMW at Leipzig

    2016-01-18T15:53:47Z

    German transport and logistics provider, BLG Logistics, has taken over inbound parts logistics for BMW at its plant in Leipzig. Operations at a 200,000 sq.m facility at the Leipzig plant, started at the beginning of January and BLG’s Industrial Logistics unit is providing services including receiving and warehouse management, sequencing ...

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    Brazeau expands role at FCA to include Mexico; Steunkel takes on inbound

    2016-01-18T10:21:06Z

    Marc Brazeau (left) has added a number of new responsibilities to his previous role as head of vehicle transportation at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). Since the beginning of January he has become head of vehicle and Mexico logistics, MOPAR/International Procurement. At the same time, Wendi Gentry Steunkel, who is director ...

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    No one size fits all

    2016-01-15T17:17:15Z

    Close analysis of damage rates, transport efficiency and handling procedures are necessary to meet the complex and diverse packaging needs of aftermarket distribution Packaging for spare parts requires a multitude of different materials and equipment depending not only on the type of part being moved, but where it is in ...

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    Focus on Spain part 3: Closely controlled growth

    2015-12-22T08:02:40Z

    GM and Gefco are managing a global supply chain to produce the Mokka in Zaragoza, while the OEM is trying to cope with a shortage of transport assets in Spain. One of the important carmakers in Spain is General Motors, which has been operating its Opel plant since 1982 in ...

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    Focus on Spain part 2: A platform for reorganisation

    2015-12-22T08:01:35Z

    Renault has integrated the Alliance's CMF architecture in Palencia, and is ramping up kitting to handle an increased number of parts . The introduction of an all-new vehicle architecture into a plant can be a fraught experience at the best of times, but when it is accompanied by the need ...

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    Nissan North America part 5: Carrying the weight of expectation

    2015-12-18T11:04:24Z

    Christopher Ludwig highlights global supply and production coordination within the Renault Nissan Alliance, and how Mexican efficiency helps keep US operations lean and keen. In recent years, the Renault Nissan Alliance has accelerated integration across its organisations, including the combination of management functions, as well as implementing cross-production and supply, ...

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    Nissan North America part 4: No outsourcing on the cheap

    2015-12-18T11:03:01Z

    Logistics providers play important roles across Nissan’s supply chain in North America through different outsourcing strategies. For inbound logistics, the carmaker has a strong in-house team to manage transport lanes, working with a large mix of carriers and some third party providers. For in-plant logistics, Nissan also handles most operations ...

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    Nissan North America part 3: The search for southern comfort

    2015-12-18T11:02:27Z

    Nissan has been trying to draw suppliers from the Midwest closer to its US operations since as far back as 1983. Today, the carmaker’s huge volume, together with its new Integrated Logistics Centres at plants, could make it a more attractive proposition. Within John Martin’s wide remit as Nissan’s head ...

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    Nissan North America part 2: Building on global experience

    2015-12-18T11:01:59Z

    When John Martin (left) declares Nissan’s North American operations and supply chain as the most competitive, he speaks as a global citizen for Nissan. After holding production and supply chain leadership roles across the UK, Europe, North America and at Nissan’s headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, Martin has seen many sides ...

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    DB Schenker Logistics to merge UK road services with Redhead International

    2015-12-16T14:33:27Z

    DB Schenker Logistics is planning to combine its road-based deliveries in the UK with UK logistics provider Redhead International in a new joint venture. The German company’s Schenker division will acquire a 75% stake in Redhead International in early 2016 subject to approval with competition authorities. It is expected that ...