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    Toyota part 4: Looking for the ‘holy grail’ of predictability


    Toyota’s visibility across its parts and distribution centres works to the great benefit of dealers, but the carmaker’s challenge is ultimately to try and distinguish real demand from stock replenishment requestsToyota’s North American Parts Operations (NAPO)has built inventory visibility across its part centres and distribution centres, thanks partly to an ...

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    To protect and serve


    The conflicting demands of part protection, transport efficiency and line-side access often require innovative solutions from packaging designersCarmakers and their suppliers increasingly recognise the importance of getting inbound packaging right, to boost quality by eliminating transit damage, save costs by allowing more components to be squeezed into a truck, and ...

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    Honda begins Mexican exports of HR-V through Lázaro Cardenas


    The Mexican port of Lázaro Cardenas on the Pacific coast has received the first rail shipment of new Honda HR-V vehicles, which are being made at the carmaker’s plant in Celaya. The compact SUVs are for export to the US and will form a regular monthly volume through the port ...

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    Simon Stacy and Bob Mountain add logistics responsibilities at Honda Europe


    Following a recent restructuring at Honda’s sales and manufacturing divisions in Europe, the carmaker has made changes to the logistics management covering its primary European production plant in the UK and across its outbound logistics for the region.As of April 1st, Simon Stacy (pictured), previously head of car logistics at ...

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    Ice storm buries vehicles at CN auto terminal in Nova Scotia


    Winter conditions are continuing to hamper vehicle processing on the North American East Coast, with the latest snow storm burying vehicles at the Autoport facility in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, operated by Canadian National Railway (CN), which handles European finished vehicle deliveries at the port of Halifax.The harsh conditions, which have ...

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    Meeting the “New Normal” in light of increasing demand and supply volatility


    The automotive industry has entered a “New Normal” period, with large shifts in the landscape for demand, supply and competition. Despite dramatic improvements, automakers still operate supply chains in which real demand is not synchronized with supply.The problem gets worse when there is a high degree of uncertainty around demand ...

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    Honda UK to become global hub for Civic; CR-V production moves to Canada


    Honda has said its production plant in Swindon, UK, will become a global production hub for the next generation Civic five-door model, with exports to wider Europe and other unspecified global markets.Honda is dedicating the plant to Civic production, including the Tourer and Type R, but is shifting the assembly ...

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    PCMA Rus plant will halt output in April; Peugeot Citroën Rus restructures


    PSA Peugeot-Citroën’s joint venture with Mitsubishi Motors in Russia – PCMA Rus – has said it will idle production at its plant in Kaluga because of poor sales in the country. The decision follows similar moves by VW announced last week.It also follows last year’s decision by PSA to cancel ...

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    Volvo Cars to build US plant amid changing supply chain strategy


    The Volvo Car Group has announced that it will build its first manufacturing plant in the US, in a bid to become a truly global carmaker. In a statement Volvo indicated that it would spend around $500m, and would eventually produce at least 100,000 cars per year for both the ...


    Toyota part 3: On time, any time, all of the time


    Run with the precision of its famed production system, transport management forms the backbone of Toyota’s service parts distribution, with daily, multimodal services, and strong controls over expedited freight Toyota’s North American Parts Operations (NAPO) division manages a complex set of transport flows designed to allow for the latest possible ...

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    Toyota part 3: Reverse opportunities


    Toyota is exploring options for integrating remanufactured and recycled parts into its logistics network.Along with dealer distribution, NAPO is responsible for reverse logistics for the return of packaging modules, as well as collecting dealer part returns. However, with the growth in hybrid vehicles, Neil Swartz and his team are moving ...

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    Toyota part 3: In-house quality applications


    Toyota is using its in-house truck fleet for service parts distribution as a competitive advantage, while also trialling innovations including a new smartphone app for driversToyota is fairly unique in having its own in-house fleet of trucks for parts distribution. Toyota Quality Parts Express serves major routes out of the ...

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    Mind the sulphur gap


    WWL’s global head of environment, Roger Strevens (left) warns that shipping lines and cargo owners risk falling into a trap if they fail to look over the horizon when adjusting fuel costs, as well as if they ignore proper enforcement of new sulphur emission control zonesOf all the scenarios that ...

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    Planning from first to last mile


    Logistics specialists are looking for transport management systems to do more than optimise routes and track flows; they want complete management tools for increasingly complex supply chains.At Torrance, California-headquartered Toyota Logistics Services – the outbound logistics and vehicle processing arm of Toyota Motor Sales USA – a recently-implemented Oracle transport ...

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    Apps and logistics: Taking it all in hand


    Smartphone apps are increasingly being used in areas such as track-and-trace, damage reporting and claims, as well as compliance issuesWith the growth of e-commerce, customers are increasingly accustomed to using their smartphones not only to buy products, but also track delivery right to their door. The ubiquitous rise of Uber, ...

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    FCA phases out Chrysler supply to the UK


    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has confirmed it is ending sales of Chrysler vehicles in the UK, which includes the Chrysler 300 and Grand Voyager. It will also end sales of the Ypsilon luxury supermini in 2017. Sales of the Delta hatchback ended last year. Sales of Chrysler brand vehicles dropped ...

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    Penske Logistics to acquire Transfreight


    Penske Logistics has announced that it has finalised an agreement to acquire Transfreight North America, a third-party logistics and supply chain solutions provider, from trading and investment giant, Mitsui & Co.This follows the news last week that Mitsui has acquired a 20% limited partnership interest in Penske Truck Leasing from ...

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    Metrogistics completes merger with McNutt Automotive Logistics


    Following last year’s announcement that finished vehicle carrier Metrogistics would be merging with rival carrier McNutt Automotive Logistics, the companies have now completed the merger.The merged company will offer a full range of logistics and asset-based transport services to all customer segments including new carmakers, the used car market, new ...

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    GM pulls assembly out of troubled Russian market; VW cuts back in Kaluga


    General Motors has announced that it is stopping volume production of midrange vehicles at its plant in St Petersburg by the middle of this year and will concentrate on importing premium Cadillac and Chevrolet products to Russia, such as the Corvette, Camaro and Tahoe. It will end sales of Opel ...

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    Toyota part 2: A complex stock-in-trade


    Toyota’s warehouse network and operations are strategic to maintaining the costs and efficiency of its spare parts deliveries, especially considering the scale, volume and diversity of parts and order lines that they handleThe volume moving in and out of Toyota’s huge main parts centres each day is simply dizzying: the ...