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    Marcelo Navarro to lead logistics at Lotus as it expands global supply chain


    Lotus Group has reorganised its supply chain management, with Mike Dickinson leading purchasing and supply chain, and Marcelo Wilson Navarro on logistics. 

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    DHL Supply Chain supports monthly mobility with outbound services


    DHL Supply Chain has identified a competitive advantage in providing complementary outbound logistics services as car users turn to monthly subscriptions

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    Lotus Cars contracts DHL to handle inbound logistics in UK


    From next month DHL Supply Chain will start providing Lotus Cars with warehousing and transport operations as part of a new five-year contract that will support production of the new Emira sportscar

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    Volvo Cars and Geely to merge ICE operations


    Volvo Cars and Chinese owner Geely intend to combine their internal combustion engine (ICE) activities to form a stand-alone business and become a new global supplier. The unit will develop next-generation combustion engines and hybrid powertrains. While Volvo foresees the powertrain future as electric, the Swedish premium ...

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    UK and China automotive bodies sign cooperation agreement


    The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has signed a cooperation agreement with the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), designed to develop mutual understanding and cooperation between the automotive industries in each country, and to create new business opportunities…

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    Volvo Cars: Leaning towards greater stability


    Since Geely Holdings acquired it from Ford Motor Company in 2010, Volvo Cars has been reinventing itself, from product development through to its industrial base and supply chain. Today, with a refreshed model line-up and amidst several new launches, sales have grown to record levels, with further expansion still to ...

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    Geely chosen as Proton’s strategic partner


    Chinese carmaker Geely will take a 49.9% stake in Malaysia’s Proton group, as well as a 51% controlling interest in luxury car brand Lotus as part of a deal with DRB-Hicom Group.Under a $360m bailout agreement signed with the Malaysian government last year, the carmaker was required to find a ...

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    Supply Chain Conference: The future is already here


    A drone demonstration by Venture highlighted the potential of new technology for inventory management at plants and warehousesThat the automotive industry will see [sta_anchor id="1"]exponential change is something that many, if not all, experts and executives predict – even if they disagree about the pace and scale of change. ...

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    Groupe PSA report: Connecting a supply chain par excellence


    PSA’s vision of end-to-end supply chain planning will help support its global expansion and acquisition of Opel, as the combined operations roll out some 59 new model launches by 2021

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    Tesla’s supply chain set for a surge


    Tesla has captured the car industry’s collective imagination in many ways since its start-up in 2008, including how it builds and sells its electric vehicles.Besides the novelty of the products themselves, the intrigue is partly down to co-founder Elon Musk, one of the great entrepreneurs of this generation, seen in ...

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    Symbols for better days ahead


    The 2014 Automotive Logistics India conference, held in Gurgaon, revealed that despite years of lacklustre growth, the Indian automotive logistics industry has not lost its hope in its own potential. Buoyed by the reforms expected from the recently elected government, executives are now looking forward to ‘acche din’ Rachael Hogg ...

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    Ateco targets China imports to Australia


    The Ateco Group, Australia and New Zealand's largest locally based independent car importer, has said it plans to build a new core business around Chinese imports as well as beginning business with North American brands for the first time. The company is also intending to develop existing links ...

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    Executives on the move


    Heath Holtz is moving from his position of director of Logistics at Nissan North America in July this year to take up a new leadership role in the Global Supply Chain Management department for the company in Japan. He will report to Yasuyuki Andoh, divisional general ...

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    Executives on the move


    Anna Vorobjeva has moved from her position as logistics director for MAN Avtomobili Rossiya to a new position as head of logistics department for DAF Trucks Rus. DAF opened its own marketing and sales office in Moscow in May last year to further its growth in the Russian market and ...

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    Global round up


    Mahindra exports global platform SUVIndian carmaker Mahindra & Mahindra has said it will export its new XUV500 SUV to South Africa at the same time that domestic sales begin in December this year, with further plans for export to Western Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia and Australia. The car, which ...

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    Saab production in Sweden stops again


    Production at Saab’s troubled plant in Trollhättan has stopped once again as the carmaker continues negotiations over payment and delivery terms with a number of suppliers. Limited production commenced at the beginning of June following a seven-week suspension because of non-payment to suppliers, who then refused to continue delivering parts. ...

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    Executives on the move


    Electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors has appointed Greg Henninger as its new director of logistics, reporting to Evelyn Chiang, vice president of Supply Chain and IT. Henninger has previously worked in logistics for General Motors, where he was recently manager for North American logistics and operations.The company has also announced ...

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    Stop hanging around


    Getting in and getting out…fastChrysler-Fiat deal could nurture two-way flowPorts need to be meaner and leanerGrappling with recessionEast coast is fiercely competitiveLess attractive than containersHow the West Coast comparesWho you sell to still dictates carmakers’ choice of ports but patterns are shifting, and US ports try to keep pace with ...

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    Vehicles in the box come out of the closet


    Container growth for smaller volume destinationsA more frequent service Ro-ro vs container: the cost equationMoving vehicles in containers door to doorMoving vehicles by containers is becoming more common for shipping vehicles in lower volumes and higher frequencies, particularly to and from developing markets. But the potential benefit might be farther ...