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    A bridge to better business


    Christopher Ludwig talks to Höegh Autoliners CEO Ingar Skiaker about the carrier’s change of strategy to focus on expanding its logistics, terminal services and short-sea shipping. Among veteran ro-ro executives there is currently a touch of nostalgia for the business of the 1990s and most of the 2000s. Trade patterns ...

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    Focus on Spain part 2: A platform for reorganisation


    Renault has integrated the Alliance's CMF architecture in Palencia, and is ramping up kitting to handle an increased number of parts.The introduction of an all-new vehicle architecture into a plant can be a fraught experience at the best of times, but when it is accompanied by the need to continue ...

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    Ford: The resources to wrap up a region


    Bob Laurila, director of material planning and logistics in Asia Pacific, discusses how Ford is adapting its organisation and its systems to manage the region’s changing vehicle flows. Asia Pacific is becoming one of Ford Motor Company’s most dynamic and important regions for vehicle logistics. A quick glance at the ...

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    Nissan North America part 5: Carrying the weight of expectation


    Christopher Ludwig highlights global supply and production coordination within the Renault Nissan Alliance, and how Mexican efficiency helps keep US operations lean and keen.In recent years, the Renault Nissan Alliance has accelerated integration across its organisations, including the combination of management functions, as well as implementing cross-production and supply, common ...

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    Nissan North America part 4: No outsourcing on the cheap


    Logistics providers play important roles across Nissan’s supply chain in North America through different outsourcing strategies. For inbound logistics, the carmaker has a strong in-house team to manage transport lanes, working with a large mix of carriers and some third party providers. For in-plant logistics, Nissan also handles most operations ...

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    Nissan North America part 3: The search for southern comfort


    Nissan has been trying to draw suppliers from the Midwest closer to its US operations since as far back as 1983. Today, the carmaker’s huge volume, together with its new Integrated Logistics Centres at plants, could make it a more attractive proposition.Within John Martin’s wide remit as Nissan’s head of ...

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    Nissan North America part 2: Building on global experience


    When John Martin (left) declares Nissan’s North American operations and supply chain as the most competitive, he speaks as a global citizen for Nissan. After holding production and supply chain leadership roles across the UK, Europe, North America and at Nissan’s headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, Martin has seen many sides ...

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    Nissan North America part 1: A super-size supply chain with sales to match


    John Martin, Nissan North America's senior vice-president for manufacturing, purchasing and supply chain is presiding over high times in the carmaker's top global market North America has become a region of superlatives for Nissan. The carmaker has grown to record levels in the US, where sales this year are likely ...

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    Pronto para reemergir - sinais positivos de que a Índia está no caminho certo


    As trágicas e históricas inundações em Chennai tiveram um sério impacto sobre a Índia, com muitas pessoas perdendo suas vidas e danos consideráveis ​​em toda a cidade e região. A cadeia de fornecimento foi interrompida, com muitos fornecedores e montadoras na área tendo que fechar por algum período, incluindo a ...

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    Grace Lieblein to leave GM by end of year


    Grace Lieblein, GM’s vice-president of global quality, is retiring from the company at the end of the year. Lieblein moved to her most recent post last year. She was previously vice president, global purchasing and supply chain at GM. She joined GM in 1978 as a co-op student at ...

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    Toyota reports success of NAPO recycling initiative


    Toyota has released figures to show the success of a waste reduction initiative at its North American Parts Operation that has been recycling old vehicle bumper covers and other scrap parts.Working with Boles Parts Supply (BPS), the company has been shredding the used parts into plastic pellets that are then ...

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    FCA invests $40m to convert parts delivery fleet to CNG


    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has revealed further details about its move to convert its diesel-powered truck fleet in Detroit to run on compressed natural gas (CNG).As first reported at the end of November, the carmaker recently held an event at its Lynch Road facility in Detroit to announce the conversion. ...

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    Ready to re-emerge


    The Automotive Logistics India conference presented positive signs that India may be on the right path to improving economic performance and development in critical areas of logistics, including multimodal. But as ever, the pace is slower than many would like. Marcus Williams and Christopher Ludwig report from Delhi The tragic ...

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    Norfolk Southern rejects two Canadian Pacific bids


    Last week, US rail operator Norfolk Southern announced that it had rejected an unsolicited takeover bid by Canadian Pacific, which would create a transcontinental rail company.Canadian Pacific revised its offer this week, but Norfolk Southern has said that the latest offer is a ‘reduced proposal’.For the initial bid, Canadian Pacific ...

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    MetroGistics appoints Bob Brinson as VP of Finance


    MetroGistics, an automotive logistics service provider, has appointed Bob Brinson to the position of vice-president of finance.Brinson will manage accounting operations, human resources, and the company’s relationships with lenders, insurance companies, accounting firms, and law firms. He will also advise ownership and managing partners on financial matters.William Billiter, co-founder and ...

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    GM to import Buick Envision to US from China


    General Motors has confirmed it will import volumes of its Buick Envision SUV to the US from its joint venture plant in China from next year.The model, which is made at the Shanghai-GM plant in Yantai, Shandong – one of the plants GM runs with Chinese carmaker SAIC. Hoegh Autoliners ...

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    Magna opens seating facility in Mexico; sets up seating joint venture in China


    Magna International has opened a seating plant in Mexico that it said would provide soft trim material for a variety of carmakers in the country.Magna will invest $8m in the 10,000 sq.m building over the next three years and will employ approximately 1,000 people at the facility when it reaches ...

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    ACL to deploy first G4 vessel on transatlantic trade in December


    Atlantic Container Line (ACL) will deploy the first of its new G4 fleet in December on a transatlantic service. The Atlantic Star is the first of five con-ro vessels the Grimaldi-owned company has on order from Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding in China and is reported to be the largest con-ro vessel ...

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    US carmakers roll out CNG technology for inbound and outbound deliveries


    A number of carmakers in the US are working with their logistics providers and equipment makers in an effort to reduce carbon emissions in the inbound delivery of parts and the outbound delivery of vehicles. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Toyota and Honda have all recently unveiled trials on more environmentally ...

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    JLR counts the cost of Tianjin explosion in quarterly report


    Jaguar Land Rover’s second quarter financial report to September 2015 revealed that higher retail sales in the UK, Europe and North America were offset by a 32.4% drop in sales revenue from China. The company also sustained considerable losses in China as a consequence of the Tianjin port explosions on ...