All North America articles – Page 2

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    MP Materials to supply GM with rare earth materials and parts


    MP Materials has signed a long-term agreement with GM for the supply of localised rare-earth materials, alloys and finished magnets used in the electric motors

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    Low vehicle inventory makes outbound visibility more important than ever


    It seems that almost every car sold through a US dealership at the moment is already spoken for before it arrives on the lot, which makes accurate delivery forecasts more important than ever

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    A cleaner corridor for container movements through LA


    Given the ongoing congestion crisis in container throughput at the US west coast container ports, one could be forgiven for thinking investment in more sustainable logistics was low on the agenda. Not so at the Port of Los Angeles, where the port authority is working hand in hand with vehicle and equipment makers, logistics providers and fuel companies to clean up container logistics once and for all.

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    Data quality and collaboration key to sustainable future


    Carmakers and their supplier partners are collaborating more closly through a number of initiatives designed to make the future of automotive production and logistics more sustainable


    Chinese carmaker GAC begins selling SUVs in Mexico


    Guangzhou Automobile Group (Gac) is exporting vehicles from China to Mexico. The SUVs are being shipped under the Dodge brand, which is a division of Stellantis, as part of an established joint venture between the two companies in China

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    Bolt battery fires add to GM’s production problems


    Following a spate lithium battery fires affecting the Chevrolet Bolt EV, GM has extended the closure of its Orion assembly plant, which joins a number of other lengthy closures in North America because of semiconductor shortages

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    VW Group brings North American facilities into digital production strategy


    In the latest stage of its global digitalisation of production processes, Volkswagen is connecting plants in Chattanooga in the US, and Puebla and Silao, in Mexico

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    Adapting to change at Amports


    Amports has spent the last couple of years increasing capacity and services in North America’s vehicle handling ports, something that stood it in good stead to manage volatility last year

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    Marelli signs 4PL contract with DHL Supply Chain in North America


    Tier one parts supplier Marelli has signed a five-year contract with DHL Supply Chain for logistics services in North America.

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    Bo Andersson steps down from lead roles at Yazaki


    In a surprise development, Bo Andersson (pictured) has stepped down from his leadership roles at Yazaki in North America and Europe. As of the beginning of April, Ryosuke Yazaki has taken over the roles of president and CEO of North America, which Andersson previously held. Meanwhile, Hans Lemmens has been appointed president and CEO of Yazaki Europe.

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    Localised battery production key to EV penetration in North America


    Electric vehicle sales in North America have lagged other regions, but changing US policy and new technology is set to change that – as long as the region can develop a local lithium-ion battery value chain

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    Inform’s Justin Newell discusses software to optimise port operations


    Ports are immense operations both in terms of size and complexity, and this is where digital technology can make a big impact: optimising processes, reducing paperwork, organising the workforce and improving efficiency. Justin Newell, chief operating officer at Inform Software, speaks to editor Joanne Perry about the company’s recent work ...

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    Comment: Crisis leads to change


    In ordinary times, when we talk about something being viral we normally mean social media – a wildly popular video of someone falling over, or perhaps a puppy montage. In the extraordinary times that we now find ourselves, the meaning of the word has reverted back to being deadly serious. The emergence of Covid-19 (coronavirus) this year has ravaged the global population, sent entire nations into lockdown and brought business virtually to a standstill.

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    US rail: tracking in the right direction


    Rail transportation offers an efficient, reliable option for the distribution of finished vehicles, and in an age of increased concern over sustainability, it is also relatively environmentally friendly. This helps to explain why it remains a popular mode for moving vehicles, despite drawbacks such as limited flexibility.

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    Mexico’s Undersecretary for North America: USMCA is a good deal


    Jesus Seade Kuri, Mexico’s Undersecretary for North America The new free trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada (USMCA) will be ratified this month and represents a good deal for Mexico and its automotive industry, delegates at the Automotive Logistics Mexico conference were told last ...

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    Interview with Alfonso Gutierrez, Nissan Mexico


    At the Automotive Logistics Mexico 2020 conference, Nissan Mexico’s recently appointed deputy director of purchasing speaks to editor Joanne Perry about his ambitions in the role, the challenges of logistics purchasing in Mexico and why it’s crucial to empower personnel to “go and conquer”

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    Interview with Hector Martinez, Honda Mexico


    At the Automotive Logistics Mexico 2020 conference, Hector Martinez, division manager export sales and CBU logistics at Honda Mexico, tells Joanne Perry about the OEM’s outbound logistics operation in the country, including key challenges such as security issues, congestion at ports and extreme weather events.

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    Fighting back against fake parts


    Counterfeit parts in the automotive industry will soon be worth more than the annual gross domestic product of Canada, Brazil or Italy. According to World Trademark Review, the estimated global economic cost of counterfeiting in the automotive industry could reach $2.3 trillion by 2022. In Europe, it is estimated that €2.2 billion ($2.4 billion) is lost annually to counterfeit tyre sales alone, while counterfeit battery sales effectively steal €180m ($198m) from OEMs. Furthermore, the rise of e-commerce is making it ever easier for consumers to knowingly or unknowingly access counterfeit, possibly dangerous vehicle parts.

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


    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


    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