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    Mines of information

    2017-11-09T17:08:00Z

    Having invested over the past 20 years in data acquisition technology, the automotive industry is now casting around for ways to make sense of that data.

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    Brunswick increases vehicle handling capacity by 50% in a year

    2017-11-08T11:36:08Z

    Brunswick port, in the US state of Georgia, has reported an increase in its vehicle handling capacity at the Colonel’s Island terminal of 50% during the last 12 months.According to the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), the ro-ro terminal has expanded storage from 60,000 spaces in 2016 to 90,000 spaces today, ...

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    Dräxlmaier starts operations in the Bay Area to cut transport costs

    2017-11-08T10:56:02Z

    German tier one interiors supplier Dräxlmaier has opened its second manufacturing facility in the US at Livermore, near San Francisco’s Bay Area, and brought the logistics operations formerly located in nearby Fremont onsite. Production will ramp up over the next few months. Dräxlmaier has invested $24m in the 27,000 sq.m ...

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    GM starts exporting Chevrolet Sail from China to Mexico and Caribbean

    2017-11-08T10:23:54Z

    GM has started exporting the Chevrolet Sail from its joint venture plant with SAIC in China to Mexico and the Caribbean. The carmaker has confirmed to Automotive Logistics that as of late October, the models being sold in those markets are being built in Yantai, the port city in ...

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    One box still does not fit all

    2017-11-07T15:23:00Z

    A look at automotive packaging developments over the past 20 years

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    The twilight of global trade?

    2017-11-06T14:16:00Z

    Globalisation and free trade may be reversing towards regional supply chains for a mix of policy and economic reasons

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    Foote joins CSX as chief operating officer

    2017-11-01T16:03:20Z

    North American rail provider CSX has announced the appointment of James Foote (left) as chief operating officer (COO).Foote will take on the responsibilities of Cindy Sanborn, the current COO, and Fredrik Eliasson, chief sales and marketing officer, both of whom plan to resign with effect from November 15th. The company ...

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    Plugged in for progress

    2017-10-31T16:11:00Z

    Evolution of CCS charging technology for e-cars towards 350 kW" width="500" height="500">The last two decades have seen the emergence of the alternative propulsion vehicle market from almost nothing. According to PwC Autofacts data, sales in 1997 across all hybrid and electric vehicles numbered about 6,000 vehicles. This year, the ...

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    Service parts part 4: Skills and service providers

    2017-10-27T14:50:00Z

    Have you changed your outsourcing strategy for service parts operations? As with other parts of the automotive supply chain, outsourcing strategies tend to vary by OEM, region and operation. Transport services, of course, remain outsourced, although some carmakers – such as Toyota on the west coast of the US or ...

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    Service parts part 3: Aftermarket operations and network

    2017-10-27T14:50:00Z

    20 years of change in automotive service parts logistics

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    Service parts part 2: Next-generation service

    2017-10-27T14:49:00Z

    Executives we spoke to… BMW GroupWolfgang Baumann, vice-president of parts logistics management, has been with the company since 1985 and spent most of his career in sales planning and commercial operations in Germany, before moving into his current role in service parts logistics in 2010. While he claims ...

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    Service parts part 1: Moving fast towards the customer

    2017-10-27T14:48:00Z

    Twenty years of automotive service parts logistics

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    FCA seeks reparations from global ro-ro carriers for Shipping Act violations

    2017-10-25T16:21:08Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has sent a complaint to the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) seeking damages from six shipping companies it says acted to suppress competition for ro-ro services it purchased along with other carmakers.The move follows action taken by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) after an investigation into ...

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    BMW i Ventures and Penske invest in flexible car ownership app

    2017-10-25T11:47:00Z

    Investors including BMW i Ventures and Penske Automotive Group have participated in a funding round for the flexible car ownership mobile app, Fair, which attracted nearly $1 billion in offers from investors.Fair allows customers to get approved for a monthly payment for a car on their phone by scanning their ...

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    Latest Ford reshuffle puts Drake at helm of global purchasing

    2017-10-25T11:09:34Z

    Lisa Drake (pictured) will replace Birgit Behrendt from January 1st as head of global powertrain purchasing and global purchasing operations at Ford, as part of a number of executive changes announced by the carmaker this week.Drake will be responsible for all powertrain purchasing operations worldwide, as well as global operational ...

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    Production & logistics part 4: Logistics organisations and skills

    2017-10-25T09:45:00Z

    How has your company’s supply chain and logistics management organisation changed over the past 20 years?

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    Production & logistics part 3: Operations, packaging and IT

    2017-10-25T09:44:00Z

    How have supply chain operations for logistics changed over the past 20 years?

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    Production & logistics part 2: Questioning the future

    2017-10-25T09:44:00Z

    This article is one of a series of pieces celebrating Automotive Logistics’ 20th anniversary issue that together take an extended look at the way top executives feel automotive production and logistics have changed in the last two decades – and where they see them heading in the future.

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    Production & logistics part 1: Where are we now?

    2017-10-25T09:43:00Z

    This article kicks off a series of pieces celebrating Automotive Logistics’ 20th anniversary issue that together take an extended look at the way top executives feel automotive production and logistics have changed in the last two decades – and where they see them heading in the future

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    Engine maker Cummins buys electric drive specialist Brammo

    2017-10-24T11:28:12Z

    US-based truck engine maker Cummins has acquired the assets of Brammo, an electric drive and battery specialist. “To be a leading provider of electrified power systems just as we are with diesel and natural gas driven powertrains, we must own key elements and subsystems of the electrification network,” said Tom ...