All north america articles – Page 6

  • FVL16_remarketing
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    FVL North America conference: OEMs call for data literate carriers to help cut remarketing costs

    2016-06-15T11:49:28Z

    Defleeted vehicle inventory is going to see a 50% increase over the next three years, which suggests more OEMs will get into the remarketing business, increasing competitive pressure. “We are now in a mad rush to see who can do it most effectively,” said Kurt Cornell, general manager for dealer ...

  • Michael Schwemmle
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    Inform turns talent focus on the Americas

    2016-06-15T11:43:13Z

    Supply chain software provider, Inform, is turning the talents of two of its most recent recruits on services for the industry in North and South America. Michael Schwemmle (pictured top) joined Inform last year as director of business development in the Manufacturing Logistics division looking at Europe. Since May he ...

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    FVL North America conference: To ETA, or not to ETA?

    2016-06-14T22:54:48Z

    In 2015, less than 5% of new vehicles sold in North America were built-to-order, compared to around 50% in Europe, according to the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA). Given that the majority of vehicles are built-to-stock the need to give dealers estimated arrival times (ETAs) in North America appears less ...

  • MarcBrazeau_FCA
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    FVL North America conference: Crossfire panel. Talking until the fat cows come home

    2016-06-14T14:36:21Z

    As declared by Sarah Amico, executive chairman of Jack Cooper, 2016 is a “fat cow year” for vehicle logistics. US sales are expected to reach a peak this year, rail and road capacity has been improved, while carmaker and logistics provider executives appear more ready than ever before to collaborate. ...

  • FVL16-QualityPanel
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    FVL North America conference: Scratches, missing keys but still satisfied customers

    2016-06-14T09:42:20Z

    Damage caused to vehicles moving from factory to dealer can be caused by a multitude of things: weather, vandalism, carelessness, accidents or technical issues. But this damage, even if to a small percentage of an OEM's outbound volume, are costly, delay vehicle delivery and damage brand reputation. Technology, an increasing ...

  • Brian Mason
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    FVL North America conference: Beyond the year of the fat cow

    2016-06-13T23:58:30Z

    All seven annual Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conferences have taken place during periods of recovery and growth for the industry. At the latest event, many thought sales were at their peak, and warned that OEMs and providers would need to be efficient even as the market changes. Marcus Williams ...

  • FVL16-finalpanel
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    FVL North America conference: To ETA, or not to ETA?

    2016-06-13T12:14:34Z

    In 2015, less than 5% of new vehicles sold in North America were built-to-order, compared to around 50% in Europe, according to the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA). Given that the majority of vehicles are built-to-stock the need to give dealers estimated arrival times (ETAs) in North America appears less ...

  • Lexus Plant in Georgetown, Kentucky, USA
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    Plant locations: Right place, right time

    2016-06-10T02:30:00Z

    Considerations such as market demand, time to market, regulations, supplier and infrastructure issues are essential in choosing new manufacturing locations.

  • FVL16-D2_0156
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    FVL North America conference: A mixed picture for vehicle haulage capacity

    2016-06-10T02:11:13Z

    Nissan's Lee Hansen (left) and FCA's Luca Kolcaj (right) suggested that US vehicle logistics capacity was mostly in balance It seems the perennial problem of finding adequate haulaway capacity in the US outbound vehicle sector has been solved, at least for now, if comments from executives at Fiat Chrysler ...

  • Terminal_Altamira
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    Amports to start handling Kia volumes through Altamira port

    2016-06-08T02:06:33Z

    North American ports processor, Amports, will begin handling volumes of Kia vehicles for export through the Mexican port of Altamira on the Gulf coast this month. The vehicles are being made at Kia’s new plant in Pesqueria, Nuevo Leon, which recently began production of the Forte model. Amports’ vehicle terminal ...

  • tradepoint_atlantic
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    Pasha launches vehicle processing at Sparrows Point in Baltimore

    2016-06-07T23:23:44Z

    Pasha Automotive Services, part of global logistics and transport provider The Pasha Group, has signed a lease at the port of Baltimore in the US with Tradepoint Atlantic to launch vehicle processing operations for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). The first vessel carrying FCA volumes is due to call next month. ...

  • Paulo Monteiro, VW2
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    Supply Chain Conference: Mexican and intermodal shockwaves

    2016-05-24T13:50:51Z

    Ryder's Juan Calvillo and FCA's Wendi Gentry-Stuenkel The rise in Mexican parts and production output is sending more material back and forth over the border, creating opportunities and challenges for intermodal services. However, Christopher Ludwig writes that manufacturers and 3PLs may need to change their organisations and approach ...

  • Yusen Logistics Jordan Dewart
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    Dewart named president, Yusen Logistics Mexico; Shimizu moves to head India

    2016-05-23T17:25:18Z

    Yusen Logistics Mexico, a third-party logistics provider, has appointed Jordan Dewart (pictured) as its new president. He replaces Hiroshi Shimizu, who has moved to a new role as president of Yusen Logistics India. In his new position, Dewart will have responsibility for Yusen Logistics Mexico’s overall performance, including sales, business ...

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    FCA starts work on new Mopar PDC

    2016-05-23T17:21:09Z

    Pietro Gorlier, chief operating officer, components, Mopar Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has started work on a new Mopar parts distribution centre (PDC) in Winchester, Virginia. The facility is scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2016 and will be Mopar’s 22nd North American PDC. FCA is investing $12.2m ...

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    Krathwohl and Kampe named corporate officers at Cooper Standard

    2016-05-23T17:18:07Z

    Automotive supplier Cooper Standard has appointed Christine Krathwohl (right) to the position of corporate officer, alongside her role as vice-president of global supply chain at the company. Susan Kampe, chief information officer, has also taken on the role of corporate officer. Jeffrey Edwards, chairman and CEO at Cooper Standard said, ...

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    Parts shortage halts FCA production

    2016-05-23T10:48:07Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) cancelled production shifts across two different sites last week due to a parts shortage. At the FCA plant in Toledo, Ohio, which manufactures the Jeep Cherokee, a spokesperson confirmed that only partial shifts ran on Monday and Tuesday morning, with the second shift on Tuesday being ...

  • SCC_Session3_panel
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    Supply Chain Conference: Increasing recalls are a heavy burden for logistics

    2016-05-20T20:47:55Z

    The increase in vehicle recalls, from safety to emissions issues, is putting more pressure on OEM supply chains to find parts, store more inventory and manage expectations, write Marcus Williams and Christopher Ludwig in Atlanta (l to r) Toyota's Eduardo Huante, Ford's Helmut Nittmann and Volkswagen's Anu ...

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    Storm halts Toyota production in Texas

    2016-05-19T16:11:31Z

    Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas (TMMTX), a subsidiary of Toyota, has suspended production at its manufacturing and assembly plant in San Antonio after storm damage. The plant, which makes the Tundra full-size and Tacoma mid-size pickup trucks, was battered by a storm which left up to four inches of rain in ...

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    time:matters extends Sameday network to the US

    2016-05-18T13:59:38Z

    German freight expeditor time:matters is expanding its US operation with the integration of United Airlines into its Sameday 24-hour international delivery network. The company said customers would benefit from fast transport and handling times to and from the US. By way of example, it said urgently required spare parts from ...

  • Seaonus_Paper_Warehouse
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    DPH buys Liberty Terminals

    2016-05-18T12:47:43Z

    Diversified Port Holdings (DPH) has bought Liberty Terminals, which provides breakbulk and bulk stevedore services at the ports of Savannah and Charleston in the US. Liberty Terminals will now operate as Seaonus Stevedoring-Savannah. DPH is the holding parent company for Seaonus, which provides stevedoring and warehousing services. It also owns ...