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    Electric vehicles could transform role of tier 1 suppliers in managing logistics

    2020-01-23T06:00:00Z

    As OEMs look to reduce production costs and manage more complexity, automotive suppliers will face challenges. But with more EV models in the pipeline, many have the opportunity to grab a larger piece of the pie both for manufacturing and supply chain management.

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    Part and parcel of the problem: why tier 1 supplier logistics will face a squeeze

    2020-01-22T19:05:00Z

    As OEMs and automotive parts suppliers see their margins decline, cost pressures are going to increase on logistics operations and service providers further down the supply chain 

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    Tearing profits apart: how tier one automotive suppliers can mitigate shrinking margins

    2020-01-08T19:00:00Z

    The latest report by Automotive from Ultima Media examines the profits and outlook for the top 20 automotive parts suppliers and explores the strategies and solutions they should consider to avoid significant disruption in the 2020s

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    Yanfeng inaugurates factory in Serbia

    2019-12-11T10:22:00Z

    China’s Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) has officially opened a plant at Kragujevac. Logistics played a part in the company choosing the city in central Serbia…

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    Autodoc expands European logistics base to meet demand

    2019-12-10T14:32:00Z

    German online auto part retailer Autodoc has added to its storage capacity in Berlin and Szczecin, with another expansion to come…

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    JLR moves into larger VPC in North America

    2019-11-04T15:11:00Z

    British OEM JLR has relocated to a larger, renovated vehicle processing centre (VPC) in Brunswick, Georgia, to cater for increasing demand for its vehicles…

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    Safe and secure: How new warehouses will support African supply chains

    2019-10-22T10:16:00Z

    Operating in Africa can be a big challenge, and the establishment of a new supply chain there even more so. The acquisition or construction of decent storage facilities, the recruitment of suitable staff and the need to contend with local laws are all potential barriers to setting up business. However, Agility Africa, aims to change this by providing a series of well-managed logistics facilities across the continent.

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    Bosch’s roadmap to a zero-carbon operation

    2019-10-16T15:22:00Z

    Christine Mezger-Behan, Bosch Much of the focus on sustainability in the automotive industry has been on the gases produced by vehicles themselves, but as Daniel Harrison, analyst at Ultima Media, noted at last week’s Automotive Logistics Central and Eastern European Summit , 18% of emissions are ...

  • Used car sales
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    Pricier, technology-laden new vehicles are driving consumers to buy used vehicles

    2019-09-24T06:00:00Z

    OEMs’ own sales and technology strategies, combined with growing regulations, are leading more consumers to the second-hand vehicle market, a development that could reshape future automotive business models and distribution chains, according to a new report.

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    Honda adapts transport processes in North America as supply chain costs rise

    2019-09-18T09:22:00Z

    Honda of America Manufacturing has 12 US production centres With 20 manufacturing centres across North America, 12 of them in the US, and 607 US-based suppliers, Honda has a highly complex supply chain in the region. Moreover, the volume of parts being transported to its assembly ...

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    GM expands service parts distribution in Michigan

    2019-08-07T13:02:00Z

    The vehicle-maker has officially opened a $65m service parts centre in Michigan that will pack 120m parts per year for the AC Delco and GM Genuine Parts brands. The new facility, which covers 102,000 sq.m in the suburb of Burton in Flint, is triple the size of the facility it is replacing and employs 800 people, according to GM.

  • Digital supply chain
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    Data and the digitisation of the supply chain

    2019-07-16T15:17:00Z

    The automotive industry is being transformed by new vehicle technology, but operational processes are also undergoing profound changes driven by unprecedented levels of data

  • ICL - Better Visability
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    FVL Better Visibilty award

    ICL - Winner of the Better Visability award The Finalists: ICL – Vehicle Inventory Visualization (VIV) reporting suite INFORM – Central Planning Optimization Vascor – FVS Mobile The winner for the FVL Better ...

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    WW Solutions opens new EPC in Australia

    2019-05-28T15:29:00Z

    WW Solutions has opened an equipment processing centre (EPC) in Derrimut, Melbourne, which features a dedicated truck assembly workshop…

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    Flight club: Why more logistics operations are signing up to drone technology

    2019-05-03T11:06:00Z

    Impressive advancements have been made in drone technology over the last few years and many believe that drones will play a key role in the logistics of the future, for internal business functions as well as deliveries to consumers. In fact, NASA estimates that there will be 7m drones in ...

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    Working together to drive out disruption

    2019-05-01T16:02:00Z

    In the context of testing trade relations and new technology in supply chains, finished vehicle logistics providers need to work out how to position themselves for the future, delegates heard at April’s FVL North America conference in Huntington Beach, California

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    Toyota North America: Breaking down supply chain barriers

    2019-04-30T15:18:00Z

    Toyota is realigning its production and service parts organisation by integrating its inbound and aftermarket supply chain departments into a new division called PDAD. Group vice-president of the new division, Alok Vaish, explains the thinking behind it

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    Nio targets more dynamic logistics for NEVs

    2019-04-29T18:42:00Z

    The Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer sees opportunities to improve inventory management and parts handling in its supply chain

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    US car market stable as trade and tech change

    2019-04-25T10:25:00Z

    George Peterson, president of analyst firm Auto Pacific The US economy is in good health, consumer confidence is high and vehicle sales are expected to total 16.6m this year, delegates were told at this week’s Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conference. The bad news is that ...

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    Seat looks to buy parts beyond Spain

    2019-04-23T16:02:00Z

    Though Seat sources the majority of its parts from domestic suppliers in Spain, the Spanish carmaker has just announced that it plans to buy more components from outside the country.