OEMs – Page 10

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    Logistics 4.0: how smart technologies are lifting logistics to another level

    2019-07-04T11:12:00Z

    After a period of exploration, OEMs, tier suppliers and logistics providers are getting serious about making their operations smarter and more connected – Logistics 4.0 is here

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    DHL examines potential of digital twins for logistics

    2019-07-04T11:05:00Z

    German logistics provider DHL has issued a trend report on how the growing use of digital twins – digital replicas of physical systems that allow data to be transmitted seamlessly – can be adopted by and add value to supply chains. Digital twinning is already used in automotive manufacturing. ...

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    Ford sets up Import division for Europe

    2019-07-04T10:47:00Z

    Ford has launched the reorganisation of its business in Europe under three new groups, each with its own dedicated management: Commercial Vehicles (CVs), Passenger Vehicles (PVs) and Imports. The move is designed to improve customer-centred decision making and part of a previously announced reorganisation . Ford ...

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    Stronger ties: Growth of a new Silk Road

    2019-07-03T14:49:00Z

    Increased investment in rail services across Eurasia is contributing to rising volumes of automotive shipments via this mode – not only components but finished vehicles as well

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    No-deal Brexit is not an option for UK automotive, says SMMT

    2019-06-26T13:57:00Z

    With just under a month to go before a new prime minister for the UK is announced, a no-deal Brexit has not been ruled out by either contender for the job. However, leaving the EU without a deal at the end of October this year could bring crippling disruptions to ...

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    Russia confirms Khrabrovo as location for BMW plant in Kaliningrad

    2019-06-24T12:44:00Z

    Following February’s news that BMW planned to build a vehicle assembly plant in the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad , which lies between Lithuania and Poland on the Baltic coast, the government’s official news source, Russian Gazette , has reported it will be in the Khrabrovo Industrial Park. ...

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    US Trade Representative rejects Volvo and GM requests for tariff exemptions

    2019-06-12T14:05:00Z

    The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has turned down separate applications from Volvo and GM to be excluded from a 25% import duty on their Chinese-made SUVs. The levy has been in place for almost a year and Volvo has shifted its US-bound XC60 production ...

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    Changan Ford fined for anti-competitive practice in China

    2019-06-12T13:50:00Z

    China’s anti-trust regulator has ordered Changan Ford Automobile, the US carmaker’s 50:50 joint venture with Chongqing Changan Automobile, to pay a penalty of 162.8m yuan ($23.5m) for having restricted prices since 2013. Changan Ford laid down minimum levels for its dealers in the company’s home city, ...

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    Ford announces closure of UK engine plant

    2019-06-10T10:02:00Z

    Ford plans to shut its 1,700-employee engine factory in Bridgend, South Wales, and shift production to Mexico. Declining demand and excess capacity lie behind the decision. “We have seen global demand for the 1.5-litre, three-cylinder [Dragon petrol engine] decline, so we have additional global capacity and ...

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    SMMT warns of ‘no deal’ cost after Brexit blow

    2019-06-05T09:03:00Z

    A sustained production decline in the UK’s car industry could be expected to ease by year-end as new models arrive and output balances out over the third quarter, provided the country leaves the European Union (EU) with a favourable deal, a substantial transition period and all other things remain equal, said Mike Hawes, CEO of the UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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    Motoring on: Brazil’s heavyweight OEMs prepare for growth

    2019-05-20T10:20:00Z

    Brazilian truck and bus sales picked up strongly last year following the country’s long recession, and now both OEMs and logistics providers are hoping the trend continues 

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    Why all eyes are on Israel for AI

    2019-05-17T15:59:00Z

    In the race to perfect autonomous driving, Israel has proven to be a hotspot of technological innovation – driven, in part, by its military expertise and surveillance tools

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    Toyota North America: Breaking down supply chain barriers

    2019-04-30T15:18:00Z

    Toyota is realigning its production and service parts organisation by integrating its inbound and aftermarket supply chain departments into a new division called PDAD. Group vice-president of the new division, Alok Vaish, explains the thinking behind it

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    Trust in Turkey: How exports are carrying the country through its economic crisis

    2019-04-11T12:01:00Z

    Turkey faces some difficult economic headwinds that have already impacted on its automotive industry. But there are still several reasons for optimism, especially the country’s strength as a vehicle export hub with easy access to the European market

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    From the industry

    In the service of free trade

    2019-04-04T15:59:00Z

    Free trade zones offer many tax and logistics benefits to the automotive supply chain. DP World, with its flagship facility in Dubai, UAE, wants to expand these services in markets in the Middle East and Africa, the UK and the US

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    Smarter about spot loads

    2019-03-21T16:53:00Z

    Logistics technology company Loadsmart promises to automate full truckload shipments to the benefit of both shippers and carriers

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    Hanging in the balance

    2019-01-21T16:55:00Z

    Lower production output, slower growth in export markets and several regulatory and operational issues are threatening to unbalance Poland’s finished vehicle market

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    Ford reviews joint venture with Sollers in Russia

    2019-01-18T17:24:11Z

    Ford may close some or all of the plants it operates in Russia with local carmaker Sollers, according to the Russian government. The statement follows a recent announcement by the carmaker that it would be “addressing underperforming markets” and reducing structural costs in Europe as it aimed to improve ...

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    German automotive body warns on US trade tensions

    2019-01-16T12:54:00Z

    German sector association the VDA has warned that ongoing trade tensions between the US and Europe and, separately, the US and China should not be allowed to derail the mutually beneficial relationship its OEMs currently have with the North American country. The warning coincides with news that VW and Ford ...

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    Mexican car industry calls for action on fuel shortage

    2019-01-16T12:15:00Z

    Mexico’s new federal government has launched a radical strategy to combat the country's long-term problem of fuel theft. However, this has led to fuel shortages in central regions, which have closed gas stations, and is now threatening the transport and logistics supporting the automotive sector. States including Hidalgo, Jalisco, Michoacan, ...