All IT articles – Page 15

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    Gefco changes organisation and strategy


    The changes at Gefco over the past year have been among the most closely watched in the automotive logistics sector, notably with RZD RussianRailways buying 75% of the company from PSA Peugeot Citroën, and General Motors outsourcing its logistics management in Europe to Gefco as a fourth party logistics provider ...

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    Ford and SAP: putting all parts under one roof


    Coordinating Ford’s complex service parts supply chain with minimal financial or asset waste requires an IT system that sets a global standard. The carmaker worked together with SAP and Caterpillar to create and implement a global solution IN THIS STORY... Teamwork in supplyDeveloping a systemForecasting in segmentsOne system for a ...

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    US road carrier survey - clear roads up ahead


    Understanding current capacity;Driver recruitment;Survey results;IT investment;Used cars. A survey of vehicle hauliers in the US reveals most are investing in equipment, drivers and technology, but many are concerned about costs and regulation. The American car haulier industry has had a rocky decade. Even before the financial crisis struck the sector ...

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    IT updates: global platforms move to the cloud


    Across several articles, we explore how IT systems are being used to integrate data, visibility and cost in the supply chain. First, carmakers are increasingly turning to cloud computing across global platform engineering In these articles...Global platforms in the cloudMapping the supply chainCost modelling supply chain costsAutomotive companies ...

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    IT updates: three OEMs join forces to map supply chain


    Across several articles, we explore how IT systems are being used to integrate data, visibility and cost in the supply chain. Here, Aston Martin, Jaguar Land Rover and Toyota Motor Europe share a platform for supplier dataRecent events have shone an uncomfortable light on the ‘blind spots’ in carmakers’ supply ...

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    IT updates: cost modelling the supply chain


    Across several articles, we explore how IT systems are being used to integrate data, visibility and cost in the supply chain. In this final part, we look into why Tofas and Iveco are turning to cost-modelling software to help improve their manufacturing and supply chain decisionsaPriori provides automated cost analysis ...

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    Changing claims for damage


    ePOD advances;Automated and manual reporting;Damage prevention;Natural risks;Readiness to repair. New technologies allow more accurate damage recording but co-operation between OEMs, LSPs and insurers is crucial in the face of rising insurance premiums.The damage claims and insurance industry is always seeking ways to improve the accuracy and speed of damage ...

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    Import and export systems - fishing for downstream efficiency


    Uneven outbound chain;Managing over greater distances; Building vehicle destinations into production planning. The links jump to sections of the article Uneven dwell time affects port processors, shipping lines and OEMs alike but is build-for-distribution a wish too far? Even seasoned automotive logistics veterans are impressed at the scale of ...

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    Global round up: Vehnet RFID, Russia road tolls, Kerry in China, Neovia buys MIQ, Stuttgart logistics park for Mercedes


    Vehnet teams up with RF Code to supply improved RFID toolYard management specialist Vehnet is entering a strategic partnership with RF Code, a provider of RFID locating technology, to improve the tracking of reusable containers. The companies said their combined technology will deliver the most advanced Active RFID solution ...

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    Global round up: Porsche supplier problems; Ford increases output; WWL carrier awards; Benchmarking from ICL


    Supply concerns persist at PorscheLuxury carmaker Porsche has resumed production at its Leipzig plant in Germany following an assembly shutdown on the Cayenne SUV line there last Thursday because of supply problems caused by the severe flooding in Europe. Parts being brought by rail from Slovakia via the Czech ...

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    Global round up: Bochum PDC to stay open; Greenbrier railcar; Daimler uses PINC, Malaysia cuts duties, Ford Awards


    Opel Bochum PDC will remain open beyond plant closureGM’s Opel division has confirmed its spare parts distribution facility next to the Bochum assembly plant in Germany will remain open after the plant closes next year to fulfill contract obligations with Neovia Logistics Services. Neovia, previously Caterpillar Logistics Services, works ...

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    Global round up: BLG volumes in 2012; San Antonio carriers divert; Chrysler drives ePOD; Toyota exports from US to Russia; Yusen inbound for Jaguar; Geodis buys into Spanish rail


    BLG handles more vehicles in 2012BLG Logistics Group has reported earnings before tax of €49.1m ($64.4m) for 2012, a slight increase over the €48.5m recorded in 2011, with gains in the Automobile Logistics and Contract Logistics sectors. The strongest division with earnings of €419m was Automobile Logistics, followed by ...

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    Executives on the move: Scott Mize, Robert Pitt, Emmanuel Boudon, Larry Pavey, Michael McClelland, Julie Krehbiel, Patrick Bauer, Gilles Cudia, Monika Ribar, Peter Ulber, Matt Yearling, Yasunobu Hirag


    Scott Mize, previously national manager of Vehicle Logistics at Glovis America, has taken up a new role at Nissan North America as manager of Purchasing. Prior to his short tenure at Glovis, Mize was manager of national transportation, Mazda North America Operations. There have also been moves at the ...

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    Global round up: JAC to boost exports; Supply chain mapping tool; Renault renews with TNT; GM Supplier Awards


    JAC plans to boost global exportsChinese carmaker Jianghuai Automobile (JAC) said it intends to sell more than 1.6m cars by the end of the 2015 with exports accounting for 25% of the volume. The company’s largest market share is in South America and last year it reported exports there ...

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    Global round up: GM fights fraud; Antwerp stops added goods; CFLP awards Union Pacific; Michelin chooses JDA; Hellman opts for reusable packaging;


    GM teams up in Saudi Arabia to fight counterfeit tradeGeneral Motors Middle East is teaming up with its largest dealer in Saudi Arabia, Aljomaih Automotive Company (AAC), to sponsor the Third Arab Forum for the Prevention of Commercial Fraud and Imitation and the Protection of Intellectual Rights, to be ...

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    CDN rolls out visibility tools for vehicle delivery


    Following the completion of trials with two leading North American carmakers and more than 30 vehicle carriers during 2012, software solutions provider, Car Delivery Network (CDN), has announced the release of two new tools designed to manage the delivery of vehicles more efficiently.The first, called vinDELIVER, which included trials ...

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    If seeing is believing, IT solutions are at hand


    The old complaints about track-and-trace capabilities – or the lack of them – persist in vehicle logistics, but progress is being made in last-mile visibility and electronic proof of delivery. At the Hyundai group logistics specialist Glovis Europe, work is well under way on a new IT system. Its role? ...

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    Global round up


    Qingdao port to import vehicles from 2013China's State Council has recently said the port of Qingdao in eastern Shadong province will begin functioning as a major car import terminal in 2013. It will be the only such facility in Shandong province to do so. A ro-ro terminal and auxiliary ...

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    Global round up


    Ford to close Genk plant in restructure of Euro operationsFord is has said it will close its Genk plant in Belgium at the end of 2014 and move Mondeo, S-Max and Galaxy minivan production to its Valencia plant in Spain pending the outcome of a consultation ...

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    Global round up


    Yusen opens Russian Far East branchYusen Logistics’ Russian division has opened a branch in the Russian port city of Nakhodka in response to “the growing demand for logistics services in the Far East”. Situated on the Trudny Peninsula, 85km east of Vladivostok, and near the Vostochny intermodal container terminal, ...