Interviews – Page 9

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    Legacy of a moderniser: Sergio Marchionne

    2018-09-14T14:27:25Z

    Already known for turning around the Fiat Group in under two years, Sergio Marchionne was instrumental in Fiat forming an alliance with US carmaker Chrysler when it emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2009. The Italian carmaker took a 20% controlling stake in Chrysler in June that year and Marchionne ...

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    Anderson replaces McCann as CEO at United Road

    2018-09-12T09:01:56Z

    Marc Anderson (pictured) is taking over as CEO of US finished vehicle haulier, United Road Services. He replaces Kathleen McCann, who will move to the role of executive chairman in January. Anderson, who joined the company as chief operating officer in 2014 from Inland Industrial Services, added the role of ...

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    Russians drop US dollar for components purchases

    2018-09-11T14:54:18Z

    Russian Trade and Industry minister Denis Manturov (pictured) has revealed that many Russian automotive manufacturers are increasingly using national currencies, rather than the US dollar, to pay for imported components. The move has been prompted by recent US sanctions on Russia. Several companies have so far announced the policy, trade ...

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    Harring becomes Bridgestone’s logistics chief in EMEA

    2018-09-04T11:16:34Z

    Ulf Harring (pictured) has joined global tyre maker Bridgestone as chief operating officer (COO) for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He will be responsible for logistics, supply chain management and procurement, along with manufacturing, quality, IT, environment, and health and safety matters. He took up his new role ...

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    Michael Druml takes on purchasing role at Magna

    2018-09-04T09:58:59Z

    Michael Druml (pictured) has taken over as vice-president of purchasing for Magna International Europe replacing Klaus Iffland, who has retired from the company. Druml will continue to work as director of purchasing and logistics at Magna Steyr, the company division which provides contract manufacturing and engineering services. Here he oversees ...

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    Du Preez takes over from Hepner at MBUSA

    2018-08-29T10:14:56Z

    Dianna du Preez (pictured) is settling into a new role as general manager of vehicle distribution and logistics at Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), replacing Rory Hepner who took up a new role as general manager of strategic retail development in July. Du Preez was general manager of the Mercedes-Benz Academy and ...

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    Dana McBrien takes lead role at AutoSphere

    2018-08-24T12:15:10Z

    Dana McBrien (pictured) has moved from his role as associate chief advisor at Honda North America to become ‘guiding architect’ for AutoSphere, a digital supply chain system (previously referred to as the Automotive Supply Chain Data Ecosystem) developed by US information technology and packaging specialist, Surgere.McBrien worked for Honda for ...

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    Victor Arabe leaves VW for Nationwide

    2018-08-22T11:14:23Z

    Victor Arabe (pictured), previously port manager for Volkswagen's business at the port of San Diego, in the US, has moved to Nationwide Auto Services (NAS) as director of business development. NAS provides paint and hail damage repair services but is widening the scope of its operations by working directly with ...

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    After Marchionne, what next for Fiat Chrysler?

    2018-08-06T16:41:57Z

    Sergio Marchionne (pictured), former CEO at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), was a remarkable man. He frequently dominated the automotive industry’s headlines and news agenda over the last decade or so and his recent passing away robs the industry of one of its few stars. In an age when corporate ...

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    Audi’s logistics part 1: Prepared for a new reality

    2018-01-04T12:41:00Z

    The recent history of the Audi brand is written deeply into the company’s supply chain and logistics, and can be read across the carmaker’s expanding geography, plant and parts handling operations

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    Audi’s logistics part 2: Pursuing practical progression

    2018-01-04T12:41:00Z

    There is little question that finished vehicle logistics has been among the least automated segments of the overall automotive production and supply chain process. From loading and unloading vehicles to and from trucks, ships and rail wagons to inspection and parking, as well as scanning vehicles into inventory and tracking systems, outbound logistics has remained, by and large, a manual, labour-intensive operation

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    Getting better with age

    2017-11-01T10:18:00Z

    It has been an incredible journey over these last 20 years working on Automotive Logistics, expanding both our publications and our conferences around the world. Louis Yiakoumi may have lost a few hairs since starting Automotive Logistics, but the industry has gained influence and reputationI can still remember the beginning ...

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    Production & logistics part 1: Where are we now?

    2017-10-25T09:43:00Z

    This article kicks off 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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    Changes are the only certainty at Ford of Europe

    2017-10-09T17:46:00Z

    Dirk Willmann, director of material planning and logistics for Ford Europe, outlines how the carmaker is improving visibility and adapting its vehicle logistics network across Europe to better manage customer demand and trade uncertainties.

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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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    Audi warns of spot-checks on suppliers as it introduces new sustainability ratings system

    2017-05-03T16:29:17Z

    Audi has warned that it will only place orders in future with suppliers who achieve a positive score under its newly introduced sustainability ratings system – and that it intends to carry out spot-checks to audit them. The premium car manufacturer is initially applying the new ratings system to suppliers ...

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    A new look (but it’s what’s inside that counts)

    2017-04-26T10:25:00Z

    Whether you’re a regular or new visitor to Automotive Logistics , I wanted to take a moment to introduce you to some changes and new features on our website that we hope you’ll enjoy. We think that they both improve our layout and will help you better access and choose ...

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    US-Canada Nafta trade: Northern light hoping for a silver lining

    2017-03-17T16:21:14Z

    The new US administration has left a bit of a cloud over Nafta, and while Canada may not be the primary target of any renegotiation, the country – and its important automotive supply chain – could still get caught in the crosshairs. In this story... A three-way split ...

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    BMW’s ‘connected’ logistics: Shaping a self-steering supply chain

    2016-12-22T10:01:00Z

    BMW’s senior vice-president of logistics, Jürgen Maidl, and other executives talk to Automotive Logistics  about the carmaker’s drive towards a decentralised and fully connected logistics flow

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    Ten years in India part 2: MM Singh from Maruti Suzuki

    2016-10-26T12:17:54Z

    Continuing our celebrations ahead of the 10 th Automotive Logistics India conference on November 8th-10th, we look back at our past decade of exclusive interviews and coverage of the Indian automotive supply chain. After reviewing Tata Motors from ten years ago in part 1 , Today, we’re ...