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    Hödlmayr to roll out Wabco fleet management technology

    2015-10-26T12:37:30Z

    European finished vehicle carrier Hödlmayr has signed a deal with safety technology supplier Wabco for the supply of a fleet management system across all of its car carriers. Wabco’s fleet management division, Transics International, will equip around 610 vehicle carriers with its TX-SKY onboard computers, along with mobile and document ...

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    Magna Europe awards providers getting safer, smarter, lighter, cleaner

    2015-10-14T14:43:34Z

    Packaging supplier Wi-sales and semi-conductor manufacturer NXP took top honours at the third annual Magna Logistics Europe innovations awards, held in Leibnitz, Austria. The awards were co-hosted by Magna Logistics Europe, which is responsible for logistics planning and purchasing across more than 120 plants in Europe for the tier supplier, ...

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    ICL presented with Kaizen award by Toyota Canada

    2015-10-07T14:45:34Z

    ICL, an IT provider of cloud-based solutions designed specifically for the finished automotive logistics supply chain, has been presented with the Kazien Excellence Award at Toyota Canada’s annual Vehicle Logistics Partners Meeting. According to Toyota Canada, ICL has shown long-standing commitment to ongoing improvement, reinvestment, and innovation. The two companies ...

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    Panel discussion: where is the industry heading?

    2015-09-30T15:22:45Z

    The automotive logistics industry is well known for being evolutionary rather than revolutionary. Change doesn’t happen overnight and this is not likely to change any time soon. However, technology is moving fast and although adoption throughout the supply chain has been slow so far, OEMs and LSPs are confident that ...

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    Supply chain providers need to get data savvy to survive

    2015-09-25T18:30:23Z

    The automotive industry is about to get a front row seat in the digital business revolution and one of the clear messages coming out of this week’s Automotive Logistics Global conference in Detroit was that, while senior supply chain executives recognise that their business is becoming digital, a high percentage ...

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    UniCar wins global inspection services contract for Mercedes-Benz

    2015-09-22T17:09:11Z

    Damage prevention services company, UniCar Group, has begun a contract with German marine insurer HDI-Gerling for the inspection of new Mercedes-Benz vehicles being moved between Europe, North America and the Far East. The contract will focus initially on deep-sea vessel operations running between the three continents and will involve around ...

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    LLamasoft plugs the data gap with latest supply chain agreements

    2015-09-14T11:49:58Z

    Supply chain design software provider LLamasoft has recently announced partnerships with three leading supply chain companies to provide it with data for its modelling customers. The improved data builds on LLamasoft’s provision of software services, which are designed to improve supply chain operations, including those in the automotive industry. In ...

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    One Network Enterprises signs deal with Synoptima in Asia Pacific

    2015-09-07T11:41:18Z

    One Network Enterprises, which provides cloud-based supply chain services, has signed a joint strategic partnership with Synoptima, an expert in supply chain optimisation and logistics packages, for the provision of services in the Asia Pacific region. The partnership will combine technologies and cloud-based software with expertise in analytics, supply chain ...

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    OEMs could share single system for import and export logistics

    2015-08-20T17:35:04Z

    Carmakers already share numerous resources: they use the same ships, the same port terminals, the same infrastructure and logistics providers. However, should they be sharing more? Speakers at this year’s Import Export North America conference in Baltimore raised the idea that carmakers could put considerable amounts of data – from ...

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    Manheim acquires Movex online vehicle logistics platform

    2015-08-19T14:00:59Z

    Manheim, a vehicle remarketing, auction and retails company owned by Cox Automotive, has announced it is acquiring a majority shareholding in online vehicle logistics platform, Movex. Movex facilitates around 40,000 vehicle movements a year for franchised and independent dealerships, as well as vehicle remarketing organisations. The company formed in 2012 ...

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    Infor to buy GT Nexus for $675m in Q3

    2015-08-12T12:42:14Z

    US supply chain software provider, Infor, has announced it is buying GT Nexus, the world's largest cloud-based global commerce platform, for $675m. The buyout is expected to be complete by the end of September this year and will create the first global commerce cloud with end-to-end control and visibility for ...

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    Keeping a yard ahead of the game

    2015-07-20T07:59:53Z

    Outsourcing responsibility for end-of-line yard operations can present challenges as well as benefits for both carmakers and their logistics partners In the relentless drive to squeeze cost out of automotive supply chains, specialisation is the watchword. Carmakers increasingly see their own core competence as manufacturing; for their part, logistics providers ...

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    South Korea part 4: Full steam ahead

    2015-07-15T08:00:10Z

    A mix of carrier, 3PL, 4PL integrator and central logistics purchaser, Hyundai Glovis’s strength and expansion rely on third parties as well as Hyundai-Kia The rise of Hyundai Glovis has been the logistics parallel to Hyundai and Kia’s emergence as production and export superpowers. The company has solidified its position ...

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    TRW to benefit from ZF's flexible logistics following takeover

    2015-07-08T14:25:27Z

    On May 15th this year, ZF completed the acquisition of TRW in one of the biggest supplier takeovers for years. TRW is now managed as the fifth division within ZF, maintaining its brand name. The deal makes the automotive supplier the second largest in the world and the combined company ...

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    Clouding the future

    2015-07-02T19:21:18Z

    The past few years have seen a boom in the take-up of software as a service among a range of industries, but carmakers are still reluctant to take what they perceive as a chance on data security The last time Automotive Logistics took a specific look at the automotive ...

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    Cutting out the paper trail

    2015-07-02T19:17:16Z

    Digital information is faster, more accurate and more useful, so why is there still so much paper in the automotive supply chain?Almost all companies now have some kind of digital infrastructure underpinning their processes, but can any automotive logistics operations be said to be truly paperless?Perhaps the most notable recent ...

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    Volvo: Extending a 'second home' advantage

    2015-06-22T11:27:14Z

    After building a logistics management team from scratch in Europe, Volvo Car Group will do the same for its growing operations in China. Christopher Ludwig talks to Magnus Ödling, who will lead the transformation, including a tender later this year It could well be that 2014 will be looked on ...

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    FVL conference: discussing the economics of collaboration

    2015-06-06T21:51:58Z

    Gerald Lee , vice president, vehicle planning and logistics, Subaru of America , and Glenn Clift, president and chief executive officer at Glovis America, joined editor Christopher Ludwig and publisher Louis Yiakoumi, together audience members from United Road , Fiat Chrysler , Jack Cooper , Tesla and ...

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    A tale of two seasons for North American vehicle logistics

    2015-06-06T09:07:50Z

    The 6th annual FVL North America conference brought together 350 delegates to sunny California, where they discussed the lingering chill of winter affecting the logistics network, at the same time that sales and investment in the sector continue to sizzleAdditional reporting by Marcus Williams and Rachael HoggIt was the best ...

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    Ford rings the changes at Valencia

    2015-05-27T15:38:13Z

    Ford’s plant in Valencia, Spain has been transformed into one of its busiest and most complex supply chains globally, with five models across two assembly lines, and a global export distribution. Marcus Williams considers why Ford chose itThe consolidation of production at Almussafes, just outside Valencia on Spain’s Mediterranean coast, ...