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    ​ALD Automotive expands carrier fleet


    UK-based fleet management operator ALD Automotive has said that it plans to expand its fleet size to over 100,000 vehicles during the course of 2014. The planned expansion ALD’s fourth consecutive year of growth in 2013, with its total fleet size standing at more than 97,000 carriers: a growth rate ...

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    ePOD – Delivering the future of proof


    Chrysler’s decision to mandate the use of electronic proof of delivery systems from this year has brought the process to the fore, but an industry standard may be required before everyone follows suit.At the beginning of February 2014, a new transport management system went live at Mobile Services, a UK-based ...

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    Keeping the supply chain afloat


    As extreme weather continues to disrupt production, Mark Morley (left) writes that manufacturers need to take a closer look at how they are protecting their supply chains both physically and digitally. The current flooding crisis gripping much of the UK highlights how vulnerable global supply chain and transport networks ...

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    ​TNT announces improved Q4 results and reorganisation


    TNT Express has reported improvements to its business in the fourth quarter of last year, swinging back into profit for the quarter despite lower revenues. The company saw its profits fall for the full year 2013, but plans to accelerate its cost-cutting initiatives and reorganise its domestic and international logistics ...

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    Uni-Select launches aftermarket tool for service network


    North American aftermarket parts distributor, Uni-Select, has introduced a telematics solution that it said aims to improve services to each of its 5,000 service and repair shops across the US and Canada. The company said it hopes the technology will increase inefficiency in the aftermarket supply chain. Using Delphi Automotive’s ...

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    AAIA releases improved internet parts ordering standard


    Following two years of development and review, the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) has released a new version of the Internet Parts Ordering (IPO) standard, used to provide messages and information about parts location and availability, and used for ordering aftermarket parts online. It said that significant improvements have been ...

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    Mobile Services begins roll out of Vehnet TMS with JLR


    Mobile Services, a UK-based finished vehicle provider, has adopted a transport management system (TMS) designed by Vehnet, the transport and yard management IT provider. Mobile Services moves approximately 2,500 vehicles a week for customers including Jaguar Land Rover, Ford and car supermarket Motor Point.The Vehnet Advance TMS has now been ...

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    DHL launches new risk management solution


    Logistics provider DHL has announced the launch of Resilience360, its new risk management solution.Intended to reduce disruption across the supply chain, DHL states it will provide customers and users with visibility of its end-to-end supply chain operations and help them avoid production stops and lost sales, particularly in the event ...

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    ​Ceva announces Matrix TMS upgrade


    Ceva Logistics has released a new package of IT solutions based on the Ceva Matrix transportation management solution (TMS), which it purports will drive down costs and improve delivery performance for customers, including those in the automotive industry.The package was developed to improve efficiency across the group’s international logistics platforms, ...

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    ​Fleetmatics moves into Dutch market to increase tracking visibility


    Fleetmatics, which helps logistics service providers track and manage their fleets, has announced plans to expand into the Dutch market.The Ireland-based software company employs satellite technology to track more than 417,000 vehicles on a variety of international platforms. The decision to more into the Netherlands comes as part of its ...

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    Terex chooses global trade solution from Amber Road


    Heavy equipment maker Terex has chosen to manage its global trade processes using management software provided by Amber Road, the global trade platform provider.Using the Amber Road software Terex will be able to centralise and automate the different processes involved in import, export and free trade, according to the company, ...

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    Chauvin joins PINC as vice president of products


    Lou Chauvin has joined yard management and supply chain services provider PINC Solutions as its vice president of products. He will provide overall direction, planning and commercialisation of the company’s logistics tools for the industry.Chauvin, who has 30 years of executive and product leadership experience, moves over from his role ...

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    LSPs ally with AIAG to enhance FVL operations


    Logistics providers Union Pacific Railroad and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics have become members of the Automotive Industry Action Group in an effort to boost the latter’s finished vehicle activities. The project will focus primarily on information technology, particularly with application to electronic proof of delivery (epod) and damage repairs. The AIAG, ...

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    AIAG to launch tracking database for automotive


    With support from GM, Chrysler and Toyota, North America’s Automotive Industry Action Group is creating the first ever communal web-based industry database for identifying the movement of vehicles, parts and materials through the supply chain.The first generation of the AIAG platform, called Supply Safe-Supplier Security Assessment, is planned for launch ...

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    Supply chain promises deferred, but not yet broken in India


    This year’s Automotive Logistics India conference came at the end of a tough year for the domestic automotive market. But the downturn has not prevented manufacturers from striving and investing to improve speed and flexibility in their supply chains.Report by Christopher Ludwig and Zoë Apostolides in PuneIt was not supposed ...

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    Study finds IT important to FV sector, but cites weaknesses


    Logistics software provider Inform has released the results of a study carried out in October this year into the status of IT in the finished vehicle logistics sector. It shows that companies consider it a decisive method in keeping ahead competitively.However, a high percentage of the 118 global respondents pointed ...

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    Track and trace in India: monitoring progress


    Collaboration in modern supply chains requires better visibility, but in India there are almost as many views on how to achieve this as there are vehicles in transit. Stories in this section:Glovis's 'control ’ logisticsFiat on control rooms​In this story...Value-adding visibilityCloud suspicionsWho will pay for tracking?Had the Japanese not invented ...

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    Gefco rolls out latest phase of TOSCA programme


    Gefco has announced the completion of the latest phase in its collaborative IT project with the implementation its Opteam software, which has been developed in conjunction with management and IT consultancy Cereza, and is designed to facilitate carrier management. Gefco uses the solution in 20 countries. It will be fully ...

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    BMW's one and only in America


    To meet domestic and export demand for the SUVs it produces, BMW is introducing measures to reduce logistics cost and complexity at its Spartanburg plant.In this story... Inbound managementGlobal supply chain links Containers on tracks A global export strategyImproving plant and warehouse integrationBMW’s only North American factory, located in Greer, ...

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    Feeding the lean machine in North America


    Efficient and growing production is putting pressure on tier suppliers to better manage their own logistics networks in North AmericaCapacity and creativityShape of things to come Balance at DraexlmaierFlexibile space useLocal goes globalIT for support Mergers and acquisitionsTier one suppliers in North America are facing both global and regional supply ...