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  • OutlanderSport_Normal_plant
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    Mitsubishi to end US production, switch to exports from Japan

    2015-07-28T09:22:50Z

    Mitsubishi Motors is ending production of its Outlander Sport model in the US by November this year. The carmaker’s division there – Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) – makes the vehicle at its only plant in the country, located at Normal, Illinois. Production is now expected to switch to its ...

  • Cadillac_ATS_V-series
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    Cadillac to export exclusive ATS and CTS V-series to Japan

    2015-07-22T09:21:27Z

    GM’s Cadillac division is supplementing the supply of its US-made luxury sports sedans, the ATS and CTS, in Japan, and will export small volumes of the V-series versions of the cars there subject to demand. The high performance cars are made at its Lansing Grand River assembly plant in Michigan. ...

  • Iran's Nuclear Ambitions: Options for the West
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    Iran deal reignites foreign OEM interest in domestic production and exports

    2015-07-15T12:52:39Z

    This week’s agreement to lift sanctions against Iran has immediately renewed production and export plans among a number of carmakers with historic links in the country, including PSA Peugeot-Citroën and Renault-Nissan. The deal, which was signed in Vienna on Tuesday (July 14th), involves Iran, the US, UK, France, Germany, Russia ...

  • 4. HYUNDAI GLOVIS PCC(name_GLOVIS CHALLENGE)
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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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    Super Group moves into Europe with In Time Express Logistik acquisition

    2015-07-14T17:42:51Z

    South African supply chain management provider, Super Group, is acquiring 75% in German expeditor In Time Express Logistik for €153.5m ($168m). The deal is expected to be complete by the end of October this year. In Time has 20 branches across Europe, with its main base in Germany, and operations ...

  • Jpeg
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    China modes: No single way forward

    2015-07-14T08:00:48Z

    As the Chinese market faces slower growth, changing trade in ports, and the prospect of new trucking regulations, there is rising interest, as well as difficulty, in expanding rail and waterborne logistics China’s vehicle logistics industry is facing twin pressures. On one hand, the country’s production and sales of passenger ...

  • Chris_newednote
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    Editor's note: swimming with the current in South Korea

    2015-07-10T12:00:33Z

    South Korea is in a period of reflection and transition. Following decades of rapid expansion, the country is seeing a mix of slower growth with changing consumer and civic expectations. When I visited in late April, it was the anniversary of the Sewol ferry disaster, which left hundreds of school ...

  • Truck carrier US
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    Transport equipment: On the road to improvement

    2015-07-10T08:00:54Z

    Transporter manufacturers face rising demand and complexity, with a need to balance regulations with load factors and growing concerns over driver ergonomics Growth in vehicle production in many markets has increased demand for car-haul equipment. But while there is demand for trailer manufacturers to produce more equipment, the sector ...

  • Jerome_Olive_Renault
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    Olive to lead further convergence at Renault-Nissan Alliance

    2015-07-09T16:11:12Z

    The Renault-Nissan Alliance has appointed Jérôme Olive as executive vice president, Alliance Manufacturing Engineering and Supply Chain Management. He is replacing Shohei Kimura who will move to a new leadership position in manufacturing within the Nissan group to be announced later. Olive will now be in charge of further integrating ...

  • Tacoma Mazda offload
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    North American ports: Ebbs and northbound flows

    2015-07-09T11:00:47Z

    Our annual survey reveals a new port at the top of the vehicle processing table and greater growth in south-eastern ports. However, the tide can turn quickly. Christopher Ludwig contributed to this report The vehicle market in North America remains on an upward track, with rising sales and increased production ...

  • South Korea Port
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    South Korea part 2: Widening the lens

    2015-07-08T13:01:15Z

    Market analysis: an increase in regional manufacturing is changing South Korea’s export production while premium imports become more popular within its borders With a relatively small domestic market, South Korea’s automotive industry remains highly export focused. According to Tsukasa Watanabe, lead analyst for Asia Pacific at PwC Autofacts, the ratio ...

  • Yusen Logistics warehouse
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    Yusen Logistics: Always automotive

    2015-07-08T08:00:04Z

    Yusen Logistics’ European and Czech operations are a benchmark for its growth and development Hidden away and surrounded by pristine countryside in Bohemia is one of Yusen Logistics’ five locations in the Czech Republic. Although you might drive past without noticing it – or be distracted by the steady flow ...

  • Andersson_AvtoVaz
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    AvtoVAZ to launch assembly of Lada cars in Egypt

    2015-07-06T17:14:58Z

    AvtoVAZ is launching production of Lada-badged cars in Egypt this year with local assembler Al Amal. The Russian carmaker will deliver 1,500 semi-knockdown (SKD) kits to the country in 2015, though the plant has capacity for annual production of 9,000 on one shift. “This year AvtoVAZ expects to deliver to ...

  • Skoda logistics SKD CKD
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    Skoda: Simply Clever logistics

    2015-07-06T08:00:29Z

    Jirí Cee, head of Skoda brand logistics, discusses the processes in the OEM's Czech homeland that are setting a standard for further growth around the world Mladá Boleslav, 70km north-east of Prague, is the town of Skoda. It has been the carmaker’s home since Laurin and Klement built their first ...

  • POLO AUTOMOTIVO JEEP, EM GOIANA (PE)
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    Maintaining traction through efficiency in Brazil

    2015-07-03T13:00:40Z

    Vehicle sales in Brazil have tumbled and industry players need to slash costs, even as carmakers continue to invest heavily. OEMs and LSPs are redrawing their supply chains, while staying optimistic After the boom, Brazil’s economy is stuttering. Real GDP growth is expected to drop 1% for 2015 and inflation ...

  • Chep Mexico packaging
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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 ...

  • Fabio_Castello_Scania
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    Scania appoints Castello vice president of logistics in Latin America

    2015-07-01T10:11:17Z

    Fábio Castello has moved from his role as head of logistics at Scania’s Latin America division to take up a newly created role at the truck maker as vice president of logistics in the region. In his new position Castello adds responsibility for complete and semi-knockdown (CKD/SKD) kit operations to ...

  • Daimler Trucks
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    Daimler Trucks increases export markets with shipments to Cambodia

    2015-06-29T13:20:13Z

    Following Daimler’s announcement last month that it will be increasing the number of regions to which it exports trucks from its division in India, the company has confirmed that shipments of its Fuso truck are now being sent to Cambodia. “The first vehicles have been retailed and delivered to customers,” ...

  • Adampol
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    Russia conference: learning to grin and bear it

    2015-06-26T19:51:18Z

    The Russian market has fallen to its lowest level since the global economic crisis, and manufacturers and logistics providers may face a long road to recovery. However, more than 150 delegates at the Automotive Logistics Russia conference made it clear that they remain committed to the market. Christopher Ludwig and ...

  • Ford spare parts warehouse
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    Ford: Always returning to the drawing board

    2015-06-25T15:09:32Z

    Anthony Coia looks at how consolidation and frequent reviews are helping Ford improve efficiency and keep costs low while dealing with the unpredictable challenges of global spare parts movementWith continued growing demand and competition for service parts around the world, improving export processes has become vital to the image and ...