All north america articles – Page 8

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    BAIC sends trial consignment via port of Lázaro Cárdenas

    2016-04-05T13:49:11Z

    Chinese carmaker BAIC has made use of the Mexican port of Lázaro Cárdenas for the first time to import its D20 model cars into the country. A modest 163 units were dispatched from Beijing to dealers in Mexico city via the port in a successful trial last month. The operation ...

  • Brad Brennan
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    Canada’s Metro Supply Chain buys emergency freight provider Evolution Time Critical

    2016-04-05T10:00:03Z

    Canadian third party logistics provider Metro Supply Chain Group has acquired 100% of Evolution Time Critical, a UK-based emergency logistics company, for an undisclosed sum. The purchase is set to expand Metro’s presence in Europe, its premium freight services and its business in the automotive supply chain, which is Evolution ...

  • Consolidation - Big fish small fish
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    Consolidation in logistics: Big fish eat the little fish...

    2016-04-04T08:00:06Z

    The big players in automotive logistics are getting bigger after a record year for mergers and acquisitions, with middle players at particular risk of being subsumed. So will this trend continue?There has been a growing trend for consolidation in the third party logistics sector over the past few years, including ...

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    Unpacking conventional wisdom

    2016-04-01T09:00:31Z

    Whether one-way or returnable, owned by OEMs and tier suppliers or rented from specialist providers, current packaging models are being re-evaluated in the search for efficiency and cost-savings. Within the North American manufacturing operations of global automotive supplier Magna International, a fascinating pilot project is underway. After a year-long study ...

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    Mahle Behr: Experiencing a Thermal change

    2016-03-31T09:00:58Z

    Mahle Behr’s takeover of Delphi Thermal Systems in 2015 sparked a process of systems integration, freight consolidation and supply chain redesign that is set to last a further three years. Last year was a record one for global acquisition and mergers within the automotive supply chain. Consulting firm PwC estimated ...

  • Montage der C-Klasse Limousine im Mercedes-Benz Werk Iracemápolis im Großraum Sau Paulo, Brasilien // Assembly of the C-Class Saloon at the Mercedes-Benz plant Iracemápolis in the metropolitan area Sa
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    Mercedes-Benz pushes ahead in Brazil despite downturn

    2016-03-30T17:15:59Z

    Mercedes-Benz has started production at a new 600m reais ($165m) plant at Iracemápolis in Brazil, about 170km north west of the capital São Paulo. The plant, which was officially opened last week, is making the C-Class Saloon and, from this summer, the GLA compact SUV. The new plant follows ...

  • Employees at Volkswagen Pune Plant
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    Volkswagen India boosts output at Pune plant to meet rising demand

    2016-03-30T16:37:59Z

    [Updated April 1st] Rising demand from export markets and anticipated domestic appetite for the forthcoming Ameo model are behind Volkswagen India’s plans to add a third shift to its plant in Chakan, near Pune (pictured). The move will produce 800 new jobs there. “In 2016, we are expecting growth ...

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    Russian carmakers decry Kazakhstan’s customs policy

    2016-03-30T15:58:58Z

    Russian carmakers say they have been dramatically hit by the utilisation and registration fee on vehicle imports introduced by neighbouring Kazakhstan at the beginning of this year. Alexander Morozov, Russia's deputy minister of industry and trade The registration fee for new cars varies between $300-400 per unit, while the ...

  • Gloria_Navas_AEADE
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    Quotas damaging finished vehicle market in Ecuador

    2016-03-30T15:13:44Z

    Gloria Navas, president of the AEADE, says that Ecuador's vehicle import quotas for the first quarter have been met a month early Both the Ecuadorian Association of Motor Companies (AEADE) and the Ecuadorian Automotive Association (AEA) have written to Ecuador’s overseas commerce minister to request the country’s quota for ...

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    Steve Dean takes on contract logistics role at Ceva

    2016-03-30T12:46:09Z

    Ceva Logistics has appointed Steve Dean (pictured) as its senior vice-president of business development for contract logistics in North America.Dean, who brings more than 30 years of logistics experience to the role including 25 in the contract logistics field at firms including Menlo Worldwide, Ryder Systems and Con-way, will be ...

  • SubTropolis
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    Grupo Antolin goes underground for OEMs in Kansas City

    2016-03-30T12:22:59Z

    Spanish tier one parts supplier Grupo Antolin has leased over 3,000 sq.m of underground storage in Kansas City to improve the inbound supply of parts in the region to customers including Ford and GM. The company supplies headliners for Ford’s F-150 model and Transit vans, made at the Claycomo plant ...

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    European ports survey: Rising volume and risky conditions

    2016-03-30T12:00:07Z

    Our 2015 survey finds that, with imports in particular on the rise, some ports have experienced capacity issues despite investments in connectivity, capacity and information technology. Meanwhile, others are suffering as a result of geopolitical and broader economic instability. Contribution by Christopher Ludwig Across the European continent last year, ...

  • UK_EU_web
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    UK-EU: Better connected

    2016-03-29T18:01:17Z

    In the puzzle of EU membership, Britain and its supply chain would both lose out heavily by leaving the game Britain’s referendum on EU membership this June has divided the country. Opinion polls suggest a close contest, with splits across the population straight up to the governing Conservative party. At ...

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    North American rail: One door closes, another opens

    2016-03-29T13:00:37Z

    North American railways have seen big falls in revenue as a result of drops in energy commodities, but the rise in automotive presents an opportunity to capture more business and better serve customers Over the past year there has been a major shift in certain commodity shipment volumes across North ...

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    Ford part 4: The future of service

    2016-03-29T12:08:00Z

    From engaging customers through FordPass to predicting their maintenance needs via Service Excellence 2.0, Ford is evolving its approach to the aftermarket

  • Ford Transit Custom is the UK CV top seller
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    Ford part 3: Supply chain upgrades

    2016-03-29T12:08:00Z

    Ford is rolling out advanced global inventory and demand management tools in pursuit of greater efficiency in logistics and service

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    Ford part 2: Global strategies

    2016-03-29T12:08:00Z

    Ford intends to support dealers through its Professional Service Network, a proliferation of Quick Lane stores and extended parts retention.

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    Ford part 1: Always looking ahead

    2016-03-29T12:08:00Z

    In the first of a four-part feature, Christopher Ludwig talks to Ford Customer Service Division president Frederiek Toney (pictured) about changing times for logistics and providing global customer service

  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles FCA sunset
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    FCA: Making hay while the sun shines

    2016-03-29T11:29:19Z

    After six years basking in the glow of rising US sales, and now enjoying low fuel prices, Fiat Chrysler needs to improve productivity today before things change again, says Marc Brazeau, head of outbound and Mexico logistics in North America A team on a long winning streak can build momentum ...

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    Brussels attacks raise further questions over Schengen zone

    2016-03-23T16:33:13Z

    Cargo transport and freight operations started to resume today (March 23 rd ) following the terrorist attacks at Brussels Zaventem airport and on the city’s metro line on Tuesday – including the restart of production at Audi’s factory near the city (pictured). With heightened security across European airports, rail stations ...