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    VIDEO INTERVIEWS: Why is India's infrastructure lagging?

    2012-01-18T00:00:00Z

    Why is India s infrastructure lagging behind growth? Dr Manoj Singh, transport adviser for the Indian government s Planning Commission, talks to Automotive Logistics Editor Christopher Ludwig about the role that the government is seeking to play in improving the logistics for India s automotive production and exports, as well ...

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    In Profile: Evelyn Chiang, Tesla

    2011-10-01T09:33:00Z

    Evelyn Chiang’s first taste of logistics was when she was 13, virtually penniless, and supporting her family. Today she is the vice president of supply chain and IT at EV-maker Tesla Motors.

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    Investment drain from vehicle logistics in Europe

    2011-05-04T00:00:00Z

    Despite rising profits among many carmakers, Europe’s finished vehicle logistics industry is threatened by a lack of investment coupled by rising costs and stagnant rates, a scenario already causing capacity bottlenecks, according to the president of the European Association of Vehicle Logistics (ECG), Costantino Baldissara (pictured). Speaking to Automotive ...

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    Growing deeper roots

    2011-04-01T10:03:42Z

    Different strategies, similar networks Low volumes encourage good supplier relations The capacity situation Scheduling around capacity shortages Transplant brands in the US are facing pressure from currency fluctuations and resurgent domestic OEMs, putting more pressure on the bottom line, including maintaining lower inventories and meeting stricter delivery times, writes Christopher ...

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    Odette consortium seeks SME integration

    2010-06-16T00:00:00Z

    At this week’s Odette25 conference held in Munich, Germany, Odette International’s managing director John Canvin (pictured) revealed the progress being made on a project initiated by the EU Commission to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) communicate more effectively in the global automotive supply chain through digital integration and standardisation ...

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    Searching for the silver lining

    2010-04-01T10:07:00Z

    Last year was a devastating one for European ports that depend on car handling. But while recovery is uncertain, Piotr Switalski uncovers the collaborative strategies towards which both ports and policymakers must work (Christopher Ludwig contributed reporting).

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    Logistics is holding back South Africa’s industry

    2010-01-01T12:42:28Z

    With sales and exports hit hard, South Africa’s seven OEMs are scrambling to revamp their production to become more efficient, and pushing for the country’s rail and port operator to smarten up. If that doesn’t happen, carmakers may go elsewhere A lot going on at the bottom of the world ...

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    Harley takes over at crucial time for Ford MP&L

    2009-09-02T00:00:00Z

    Ford’s Stephen Harley officially assumes his new post this week as the OEM’s Executive Director for Global Material Planning and Logistics (MP&L) and for North American Parts Supply and Logistics (PS&L). It is an interesting time for Ford and a particularly crucial period for the MP&L organisation, as the ...