All Intermodal articles – Page 4

  • LAPDC TQPE
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    Toyota part 3: On time, any time, all of the time

    2015-03-30T12:02:45Z

    Run with the precision of its famed production system, transport management forms the backbone of Toyota’s service parts distribution, with daily, multimodal services, and strong controls over expedited freight Toyota’s North American Parts Operations (NAPO) division manages a complex set of transport flows designed to allow for the latest possible ...

  • Mosolf_Automotive_Railway
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    Mosolf Automotive Railway adds more cars

    2015-03-30T09:58:24Z

    Mosolf Automotive Railway (MAR) is adding 100 open rail wagons to its fleet to facilitate more vehicles to be transported by rail. Since March 2015 the wagons have been leased by rail car leasing company Touax, but will become the property of MAR in 2016. The additional wagons mean MAR ...

  • portosetubal
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    VW reported making short sea shipments between Portugal and Germany

    2015-03-25T15:02:56Z

    VW is reported to have started parts shipments using a direct short sea route between its Autoeuropa production plant in Palmela, Portugal to its plant in Emden, Germany. VW has not confirmed the reports but several sources in the Portuguese press state that the first trailer of parts was moved ...

  • Ewals_foto 3
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    Ewals uses multimodal trailer to solve tyre deliveries by rail

    2015-03-24T10:08:33Z

    Transport provider, Ewals Cargo Care, is using its intermodal Mega Huckepack XLS curtain-sided trailer to ship vehicle tyres by truck and rail between Bettembourg in Luxembourg and Le Boulou in the South of France. It is the first time that tyres have been shipped in curtained trailers by rail according ...

  • Toyota NAPCC-Ontario, Ca.
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    Toyota part 1: Cornerstone of a strong supply chain

    2015-03-20T13:01:45Z

    Toyota’s unique ‘two-tier’ supply chain in North America is designed to smooth distribution and ensure fast, uninterrupted supply to dealers, distributors and export marketsThe view outside the Toyota parts centre in Ontario, 50 miles east of Los Angeles, is pure California. Palm trees line the road in either direction and ...

  • Toyota cover
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    American vistas of the Toyota way: A report in five parts

    2015-03-20T13:01:20Z

    As Toyota’s largest global market, maintaining a fast, reliable supply of service parts and accessories across North America is critical to the carmaker’s business model. Spare parts sales add incremental profit to dealers and to Toyota alike, while their availability is essential to the company’s brand promise, from supporting vehicle ...

  • web-43
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    Europe conference: Joined up thinking needed to make logistics greener

    2015-03-13T16:47:17Z

    The Automotive Logistics Europe conference raised plenty of legislative issues for vehicle logistics, from dealing with the EU’s continuing ‘patchwork’ of truck sizes and loading rules, to the number of national tax and employment laws that could cause trouble for providers, notably Germany’s minimum wage requirement. Environmental legislation is also ...

  • web-42
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    CTM signs deal with Inform for data capture on convertible concept

    2015-03-12T16:09:15Z

    Convertible Trailer Manufacturing Worldwide (CTM) is signing a three-year agreement with German software specialist Inform with the aim of gathering information on OEM outbound and inbound flows to solve the finished vehicle sector’s wasteful ‘turn and burn’ approach to distribution. CTM has a patented design for car carrying trailers that ...

  • FCA_rail
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    ICL to handle FCA outbound logistics operations in North America

    2015-02-20T15:27:06Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has chosen logistics management and IT provider ICL to manage its outbound vehicle operations across North America. The contract, which will officially start in August this year, will see ICL coordinating and overseeing the transport of Chrysler, Jeep, Ram, Dodge, Fiat and Alpha Romeo vehicles to dealers ...

  • First panel
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    Connecting the many Mexicos – conference report

    2015-02-01T18:11:45Z

    The first Automotive Logistics Mexico conference saw more than 350 delegates discussing how best to manage the country’s vehicle production and export growth. Officials from the economy and transport ministries, the US ambassador, and senior executives pointed to economic and supply chain strengths, as well as weaknesses in infrastructure and ...

  • ReliableTransportCarriers
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    Reliable Transport Group launches freight brokerage company

    2015-01-27T11:14:30Z

    Reliable Transport Group is launching a new freight brokerage company, Reliable Transport Group LLC, and anticipates customers from the automotive industry. The new company will offer custom freight brokerage solutions and a large network of carriers, along with helping connect its customers with carriers for freight transportation needs, and aiding ...

  • Cook_William_2013
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    The cross-border crawl

    2014-12-23T12:00:07Z

    With the number of vehicles and parts moving between the US and Mexico set to increase even further, there are efforts to speed up the import and export processes. Are they enough?Freight flows between the US and Mexico have been steadily increasing, helped by strengthening economies on both sides of ...

  • Goodpack 003
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    Packaging case study: An intercontinental shift

    2014-12-22T06:30:49Z

    One prominent example of a tier one supplier using reusable containers for its overseas shipments is Linde + Wiemann, a supplier of body frame parts, seats, and instrument panels based in Dillenburg, Germany One prominent example of a tier one supplier using reusable containers for its overseas shipments is Linde ...

  • BBAC in GLT area wide
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    Planes, trains and slow boats to China

    2014-12-22T06:30:38Z

    With increased local production still relying heavily on imported material, supply chain efficiency in planning, customs, shipping and packing is crucial to succeeding in China As the largest automotive market in the world, on pace to build and sell nearly 23m vehicles in 2014, China has a strong and growing ...

  • AGV field
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    Premium plant logistics

    2014-12-22T06:30:23Z

    Six months after Chery JLR’s Rui Zhu and Alex Holland gave an exclusive preview of their logistics plan to Christopher Ludwig, they invited him back into the plant shortly after launch to reveal the latest innovations for its complex material flows A few weeks before visiting Chery Jaguar Land ...

  • 4I4A2626
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    India conference: GST may finally be on the way

    2014-12-18T17:25:10Z

    The possibility for a Goods and Service tax (GST) in India has been floating around for ten years, but it finally looks like real steps are being made towards implementation. Only this week, the Indian cabinet approved the constitutional amendment bill, and plans to rollout the tax from April 2016. ...

  • CJLR MAIN PIC2
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    Chery JLR puts complex logistics plan into action

    2014-12-16T11:31:44Z

    As Chery Jaguar Land Rover (CJLR) launches series production of the Range Rover Evoque in China, the joint venture carmaker is putting into action a complex and global supply chain that its logistics team has been planning for nearly three years, including the use of a diverse set of lead ...

  • Audi Hungaria_Motorenlager
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    Audi special report: Vorsprung durch Logistik

    2014-12-15T20:01:45Z

    Audi is a major profit and innovation centre for the entire Volkswagen Group – and that includes its logistics processes, systems and infrastructure. The company’s in-plant and inbound logistics in Europe have helped to maintain high volumes and product variety despite space constraints in factories and have set the standard ...

  • Dieter Braun
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    Audi special report: A fast, flexible network

    2014-12-15T20:00:39Z

    Audi’s inbound logistics depends on tight planning and delivery adherence, while the carmaker is also exploring more consolidation within the Volkswagen Group Audi’s highly complex in-plant strategies have direct impacts on its inbound material transport. “We have more variety, which brings higher frequency to the workplace,” says Dieter Braun. “If ...

  • Audi: Erstmals mehr als 50.000 Autos in einem Monat in China ausgeliefert
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    Audi special reports: A global outlook

    2014-12-15T20:00:19Z

    Audi is exporting European best practices to support growing production ventures as far afield as China and Mexico Though Europe is still the centre of Audi’s supply chain, its overseas operations are increasingly important. China is clearly the volume leader: in 2013, FAW-VW built nearly 420,000 A4 and A6 long-wheel-base ...