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    Flight club: Why more logistics operations are signing up to drone technology

    2019-05-03T11:06:00Z

    Impressive advancements have been made in drone technology over the last few years and many believe that drones will play a key role in the logistics of the future, for internal business functions as well as deliveries to consumers. In fact, NASA estimates that there will be 7m drones in ...

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    Working together to drive out disruption

    2019-05-01T16:02:00Z

    In the context of testing trade relations and new technology in supply chains, finished vehicle logistics providers need to work out how to position themselves for the future, delegates heard at April’s FVL North America conference in Huntington Beach, California

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    Toyota North America: Breaking down supply chain barriers

    2019-04-30T15:18:00Z

    Toyota is realigning its production and service parts organisation by integrating its inbound and aftermarket supply chain departments into a new division called PDAD. Group vice-president of the new division, Alok Vaish, explains the thinking behind it

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    WW Ocean adds second post-Panamax vessel to Hero fleet

    2019-04-23T13:46:00Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean (WW Ocean) has added the second of four new post-Panamax ‘Hero-class’ vessels to its fleet of large car and truck carriers (LCTCs). The MV Traviata is calling at Japanese ports on her maiden voyage before sailing the Asia-North America lane. The vessel has a ...

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    Ford names new leaders amid shake-up

    2019-04-16T10:33:00Z

    Joe Hinrichs will become Ford’s president, automotive, from May 1 , as one of a series of top management changes the company is making during its ongoing, worldwide reorganisation. Hinrichs has served the OEM for 19 years, most recently leading its global operations. ” Joe Hinrichs possesses the ...

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    Reality check: How AR can improve efficiency in logistics

    2019-04-15T16:58:00Z

    A growing number of companies in the automotive industry are embracing the use of augmented and virtual reality technology for tasks such as part picking and inventory management, as well as for training. We look at some of the latest applications

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    Electra Meccanica ships Solo from China to North America

    2019-04-15T12:26:00Z

    The Canadian electric vehicle startup has contracted Crane Worldwide to manage its exports from Chongqing to the US and Canada

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    Floridia to head Gefco’s Innovation Factory

    2019-04-15T11:24:00Z

    Logistics provider Gefco has appointed Valérie Floridia (pictured) as director of the company’s Innovation Factory. Launched last year, the internal incubator offers employees worldwide an opportunity to propose and develop innovative ideas to help drive the group’s growth. As director Floridia will be responsible for encouraging new ideas ...

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    DHL responds to demand for customs brokerage at Port Huron

    2019-04-10T10:37:59Z

    Logistics provider DHL Global Forwarding has hired 49 workers at its Port Huron customs processing centre in Michigan, US. The company said the Port Huron centre relied on state-of-the-art technology and experienced customs brokers, adding it may recruit more staff in the year ahead. DHL is seeing growing demand for ...

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    Containerisation: Why finished vehicle logistics needs to think inside the box

    2019-04-05T16:02:00Z

    While ro-ro is the traditional method of shipping finished vehicles, containerisation is becoming increasingly viable as the automotive industry decentralises and introduces more EVs. Growth in China and South East Asia offers particularly good opportunities

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    Nationwide: First port of call for damage repair

    2019-04-05T10:38:00Z

    The shift in demand from sedans to SUVs is adding to outbound pressures, including when it comes to damage repair. Here, Jim and Eric Gerencser explain how Nationwide Auto Services’ rapid response team ensures that vehicles are shipped out on schedule

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    FVL North America Awards finalists revealed

    2019-04-03T15:10:59Z

    img class="wp-image-156501 alignright" The finalists in the inaugural Finished Vehicle Logistics North America Awards have been announced following a tough judging process by an unrivalled panel of independent industry experts, including representatives from carmakers, logistics providers and transport associations. The awards, which are organised into ten separate categories, celebrate excellence ...

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    Nissan turns to tablets to increase sales

    2019-04-03T14:02:00Z

    The retail service that carmakers and their dealers provide is becoming as important to the customer as the vehicle itself. Digital technology is transforming how vehicles and aftermarket parts are supplied and sold, as a new generation of buyers demands greater choice and convenience. Looking for a more sophisticated ...

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    GM to build Chevrolet electric vehicle in US

    2019-04-02T17:52:15Z

    GM is to produce a new Chevrolet electric vehicle (EV) at the company’s Orion Township assembly plant in Michigan, instead of abroad as initially planned. Factors influencing the decision to build at a US manufacturing plant include supporting rules-of-origin provisions in the new US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA), the company said. ...

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    Cyber-attacks: not a question of if, but when

    2019-04-01T11:38:20Z

    As industry becomes ever more connected, the risk of cyber-attacks is increasing, delegates at this year’s Automotive Logistics Supply Chain Conference in Atlanta were warned. Automation, technology and network communications are now central to the daily operations of carmakers and their suppliers, with a vast amount of information and ...

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    Mercedes-Benz test drives port in Canada

    2019-03-27T10:20:18Z

    German OEM Mercedes-Benz is testing the logistics of a new vehicle processing centre (VPC) at the port of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. It has been set up as an alternative to the much-used nearby port of Vancouver, and Mercedes-Benz will utilise the VPC to serve the Canadian province of British ...

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    Ford customises European shake up

    2019-03-26T14:19:20Z

    US carmaker Ford is establishing three customer-focused business groups in Europe – imports, passenger vehicles, and commercial vehicles. “The new operating model will better enable the businesses to make fast decisions centred on customer needs,” a company spokesman told Automotive Logistics . "We are redesigning our business with a view ...

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    Honda prepares for sharp rise in EVs and costs

    2019-03-25T16:09:05Z

    Honda has revealed some massive changes across its operations in North America as it prepares for a surge in production of electric vehicles (EVs) and a big rise in logistics costs. Speaking at The Supply Chain Conference last week in Atlanta, George Grahovac (pictured), Honda of America’s new senior ...

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    Technology drives massive change in the supply chain

    2019-03-21T17:58:00Z

    The rise of EVs and higher customer expectations are putting pressure on inbound supply chains and forcing structural changes. Marcus Williams reports from The Supply Chain Conference in Atlanta