OEMs – Page 2

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    Colombia’s Santa Marta port sees 30% surge in imports

    2020-03-12T10:25:00Z

    Santa Marta port is now responsible for importing 25% of Colombia’s finished vehicles and is also rising in importance as a transhipment hub. Vehicle traffic through the port increased by more than 30% last year as sales in the country to more than 257,000

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    Coronavirus latest: mandated lockdowns in Italy are impacting automotive output

    2020-03-11T17:45:00Z

    The sharp increase in the number of coronavirus cases in Italy has led the government to extend strict quarantine measures to the whole country. The restrictions are the toughest outside of China and affect 60m people. Health and safety measures being taken by OEMs are now affecting production with FCA announcing temporary closures as it puts in measures to minimise the risk of contagion. The situation is changing rapidly and automotive companies across Italy are reviewing production, supply and logistics contingencies on a daily basis.

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    XPO Logistics to manage Mercedes-Benz parts network in UK

    2020-03-10T11:16:00Z

    Third party logistics (3PL) provider XPO will manage distribution for Mercedes-Benz Parts Logistics throughout the UK under a long-term partnership agreement the companies have signed.

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    Article

    Russia: still supporting exports

    2020-03-09T17:46:00Z

    As its domestic market stagnates, Russia is continuing to seek growth abroad and is subsidising the export of vehicles and parts – at a cost of more than $60m a year. The  government is seemingly succeeding in its ambition of turning the country into a fully fledged automotive exporter, as its official target is to establish exports of at least 240,000 vehicles per year by 2025 – ideally up to 400,000 – and recent growth in this segment suggests that these figures could be within reach.

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    DHL expands contract with Aston Martin at St Athan

    2020-03-09T16:07:00Z

    DHL Supply Chain has secured an extension and expansion of its existing logistics contract with Aston Martin to include the British luxury car maker’s new assembly plant in St Athan, south Wales…

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    News

    6 questions in 60 seconds…with Sue Slaughter

    2020-03-09T09:39:00Z

    Sue Slaughter, purchasing director global material cost, supply chain sustainability and diversity, Ford Europe, talks manufacturing, mobility and why Extinction Rebellion is making an impact

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    Article

    Exclusive report: Inside BMW’s new Mexican plant at San Luis Potosí

    2020-03-07T17:27:00Z

    Automotive Logistics hears from Karl Friedrich Koch, vice-president, production control, BMW Mexico, about the vehicle-maker’s new plant in the country – which has a logistics operation that leads the way in terms of Internet of Things tracking technology 

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    Watch: Susanne Lehmann outlines VW’s goals for stable production in Mexico

    2020-03-06T16:58:00Z

    Susanne Lehmann, Volkswagen’s senior director of production for North America, is in charge of pulling production and supply chain together in the region, including in areas such as programme planning, production steering, design for manufacturing and digitalisation. VW is already seeing results in productivity and supplier management but, as she ...

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    Watch: Lars Bäumann outlines VW’s project to digitalise global production and supply chain

    2020-03-06T16:10:00Z

    Lars Bäumann, director of information management and digitalisation for production and logistics across VW brands, tells Christopher Ludwig about his problem-solving mission to synthesise the various production and supply chain processes at VW’s plants across the world into one digitalised system. Together with its global partner Amazon Web Services (AWS), ...

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    News

    Coronavirus latest: Europe puts a brave face on supply chain problems in China and Italy

    2020-03-04T15:06:00Z

    While European vehicle makers appear resilient in the face of supply chain disruption caused by the coronavirus, there are a number of factors coming into play that could see production affected over the coming weeks.

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    Kamaz struggles to make good on export plans

    2020-03-04T11:01:00Z

    Russian truckmaker Kamaz is planning to boost sales overseas by nearly 35% this year, compared to 2019, amounting to 6,700 trucks based on exports and overseas production.

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    Porsche's PDC in Canada to shorten lead times

    2020-03-04T10:34:00Z

    A parts distribution centre (PDC) for Porsche cars operated by DB Schenker has opened in Mississauga, Ontario…

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    Shutdown of Honda’s Philippines plant to cost parts makers millions

    2020-03-04T10:18:00Z

    Honda’s announcement that it will close Santa Rosa car assembly plant in the Philippines this month will cost parts suppliers at least 240m Philippine pesos ($4.7m), according to Ferdi Raquelsantos, president of the country’s auto parts association PPMA.

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    News

    Shipping lines accused of fixing transport charges which cost UK car buyers

    2020-03-03T16:53:00Z

    Five shipping firms have been accused of overcharging OEM customers by conspiring to fix the prices they charged for transporting new cars and vans to the UK. 

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    Unipart leads the charge with JLR battery contract

    2020-03-03T15:34:00Z

    More than 100 Unipart employees will provide production logistics at Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR) battery assembly centre, currently being built in Hams Hall, central England…

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    Senior takes up new role at Imperial Logistics

    2020-03-03T14:59:00Z

    Automotive logistics’ specialist Chris Senior has become senior vice-president operations at Imperial Logistics. He began his duties in the newly created position on March 1…

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    News

    Chamberlain appointed head of Mercedes-Benz in Canada

    2020-03-03T09:11:00Z

    Adam Chamberlain will become president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada from 1st April. Since 2016, he has been responsible for developing distribution and logistics as well as new and used vehicle sales as vice-president of sales at Mercedes-Benz USA…

  • Alfonso Gutierrez, Nissan Mexico
    Podcast

    Listen: Interview with Alfonso Gutierrez, Nissan Mexico

    2020-03-02T10:51:00Z

    At the Automotive Logistics Mexico 2020 conference, Nissan Mexico’s recently appointed deputy director of purchasing speaks to editor Joanne Perry about his ambitions in the role, the challenges of logistics purchasing in Mexico and why it’s crucial to empower personnel to “go and conquer”

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    Heath Holz leaves Nissan North America

    2020-03-02T10:46:00Z

     Heath Holz, who was senior vice president of manufacturing, supply chain management and purchasing at Nissan North America, has resigned from the carmaker to take up a position outside the automotive industry…

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    News

    6 questions in 60 seconds…with Missy Pearlman

    2020-03-02T09:44:00Z

    Missy Pearlman, group manager, vehicle transportation operations, Toyota Motor North America, talks singing, respect and working in an open environment