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    Indian car carriers caught in the middle of GST accounting ‘nightmare’

    2018-01-10T09:36:35Z

    Following the rollout of the long-awaited Goods and Services Tax (GST) six months ago, automotive carriers in India are struggling to resolve different customer requirements about how the tax is actually applied to their services. Under the GST, car hauliers can use either a Forward Credit Mechanism (FCM) or ...

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    India’s CCA goes to high court over enforcement of new truck regulations

    2018-01-08T11:48:45Z

    India’s Car Carrier Association has lodged a petition of complaint with the high court in Jaipur over the way new truck regulations are being enforced in Rajasthan. The problems relate to the enforcement of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR) regulation that was introduced in October 2016 with the support ...

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    Renault Nissan Automotive India part 2: Ensuring all brands are ready to go

    2017-12-21T15:43:46Z

    Renault Nissan Automotive India, the joint venture division of the Renault Nissan Alliance that oversees production and distribution activities in the country, was established with a number of logistics advantages in mind. Its plant in Oragadam, close to the southern city of Chennai, is a manufacturing hub located within a ...

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    First shipments of trucks by sea from India to Bangladesh

    2017-11-28T15:49:19Z

    Tata Motors has sent its first ever consignment of 240 trucks to Bangladesh using short-sea shipping instead of the congested land border route through Petrapole-Benapole. The trucks were shipped on November 23 rd and were followed by a second consignment four days later. The trucks, which arrived in Bangladesh ...

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    Jaguar Land Rover opens latest sales and service facility in India

    2017-11-28T10:29:29Z

    Jaguar Land Rover has opened a 5,200 sq.m dealer and service centre in Vijayawada, in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, that is being managed by Indian retailer Lakshmi Group. The ‘3S’ facility (sales, service and spares) is fed by the carmaker’s spare parts warehouse in Bhiwandi on the outskirts ...

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    APL Logistics Vascor expands rake capacity to encourage take-up of rail

    2017-11-15T14:37:36Z

    APL Logistics Vascor Automotive, the automotive logistics joint venture, will add more finished vehicle carrying rail rakes to its operating fleet next year, bringing the total in use to 15 from just 3 at the start. The move was revealed by Vascor CEO, Bill Garrett (pictured, sitting right), speaking at ...

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    Summit report: Indian industry must turn reforms into progress

    2017-11-14T18:49:30Z

    Discussions at this year’s Automotive Logistics India Summit in Chennai may have sounded remarkably familiar to those who attended the very first conference a decade earlier: infrastructure deficits, underdeveloped connections, a lack of rail transport options, a fragmented logistics market, a highly bureaucratic and unproductive customs regime, and the proliferation ...

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    Indian state border barriers slowly coming down under GST regime

    2017-11-13T11:53:07Z

    Flows of goods across India’s state borders seem to be smoothing out slowly as toll barriers are removed, following implementation of the nationwide Goods and Services Tax (GST) several months ago. Speakers at this year’s Automotive Logistics India Summit last week gave examples of how the new federal taxation system, ...

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    Indian vehicle exports’ share of total production set to fall

    2017-11-10T16:41:58Z

    Vehicle exports’ share of total production in India is set to decline in coming years as carmakers use their manufacturing capacity to meet local market demand, which is forecast to continue growing at a healthy rate.Puneet Gupta (pictured), associate director for vehicle sales forecast for South Asia at research firm ...

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    Mahindra Logistics IPO gets underway

    2017-11-01T14:55:59Z

    The stock market listing of Mahindra Logistics by its parent company Mahindra & Mahindra got underway this week with the launch of the initial public offering which should raise about $128m for its owners. According to a prospectus document, a total of 19.33m shares – just over a 27% stake ...

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    Production & logistics part 2: Questioning the future

    2017-10-25T09:44:00Z

    This article is one of a series of pieces celebrating Automotive Logistics’ 20th anniversary issue that together take an extended look at the way top executives feel automotive production and logistics have changed in the last two decades – and where they see them heading in the future.

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    This changing world…

    2017-10-17T10:36:00Z

    Click here to access more Automotive Logistics 20th anniversary features Over the past two decades a number of major global events have had a significant impact on global automotive supply chains, from new technologies, external disruptors entering the industry, catastrophes (both manmade and natural), and political earthquakes. There is ...

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    Changes are the only certainty at Ford of Europe

    2017-10-09T17:46:07Z

    As Ford Motor continues a fourth year of solid recovery, with rising sales and profits across its main European markets, the complexity of its outbound vehicle distribution network for the region has also been increasing. Today, the carmaker must manage a network that is markedly more dispersed in terms of ...

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    Ford of Europe: A system of strength and complexity

    2017-10-09T16:53:00Z

    Dirk Willmann’s 25-year career with Ford has made him witness to the changing arc of the company’s supply chain in Europe and further afield, including more complicated material flows, new locations and footprint changes, as well as advances in technology.

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    VW expanding parts centre in Bangalore

    2017-09-20T02:25:43Z

    Volkswagen has expanded its regional parts distribution centre (PDC) in Bangalore, India with an investment of 12 crores ($1.8m). The recent work has enlarged the facility to 7,900 sq.m. The PDC, which opened in 2015 with an investment of $4.7m, now serves more than 100 VW Group dealerships across the ...

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    Indian vehicle sales bounce back post-GST but cess tax hike looms

    2017-09-05T11:37:41Z

    India’s light vehicle sales have rebounded, following a big drop in June ahead of the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on July 1st. Based on wholesale transactions, official Indian sales surged by 16% year-on-year in July to 334,000 units, as dealerships replenished their inventories. The GST is ...

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    IRC handling end-to-end inbound services for Suzuki’s first plant in India

    2017-09-04T12:40:03Z

    Indian integrated logistics provider IRC Group has revealed details of its new Becharaji logistics centre, in the state of Gujarat, which is feeding inbound parts to the new Suzuki plant 10km away in Hansalpur that opened in February this year. IRC Group has invested more than 30 crore ($4.7m) in ...

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    Keeping taxes and duties in mind

    2017-08-01T17:23:21Z

    For so many businesses, success can be attributed to how effectively the supply chain is managed and its impact on growth, costs and profitability. So many aspects including overall cost, supplier sourcing, manufacturing strategies and distribution network structure are impacted by the accelerating globalisation of business combined with taxes and ...

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    How finished vehicle logistics can shed its laggard reputation

    2017-08-01T10:17:36Z

    Vehicle logistics has long been accused of lagging other parts of the supply chain – notably inbound or in-plant logistics – in technology, precision and processes. OEMs and providers complain about the same problems, year in, year out, from poor visibility to a lack of common standards. That it is ...

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    Kumar replaces Ramakrishnan as head of SCM at Honda Cars India

    2017-07-19T11:19:44Z

    PR Ramakrishnan (pictured) has retired from his role as general manager of supply chain management at Honda Cars India after almost 10 years in the company. Honda Cars India has not officially confirmed it but Automotive Logistics understands his replacement to be Udit Kumar, who moves from his role ...