All OEMs articles – Page 11

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    BMW outlines new plans to transform logistics efficiency

    2016-10-21T13:07:05Z

    Oliver Zipse, the carmaker's board member for production, reveals how it intends to sharply increase the level of automation involved in its production and logistics activities BMW is already testing out self-driving robots and sees great potential to extend their useBMW Group’s top executive for production has outlined plans to ...

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    VDA warns UK production sector could be decimated; Nissan’s Ghosn changes tune after meeting with PM

    2016-10-19T13:51:40Z

    The head of Germany’s automotive association, the VDA, has warned that the UK’s car production sector could be severely cut in the event of a ‘hard’ Brexit . Speaking to the Financial Times this week, Matthias Wissmann, who is also a former German transport minister, suggested carmakers operating in ...

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    FCA strikes new labour deal with Canadian union

    2016-10-19T10:50:27Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has agreed a new four-year deal with Canadian union Unifor that includes a commitment to invest $325m in a rebuild of the carmaker’s Brampton assembly plant paint shop and a $6.4m investment in upgrading equipment at the Etobicoke casting plant. The contract also involves two wage increases ...

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    DHL Supply Chain wins Toyota parts distribution contract in the UK

    2016-10-19T10:00:12Z

    DHL Supply Chain has been awarded a three-year contract to manage parts distribution and warehousing in the UK for Toyota. The contract will see DHL provide a range of aftermarket services, including distribution of approximately 200,000 lines each year to over 200 authorised repairers and retailers. Deliveries will take place ...

  • DB Schenker LKW
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    DB Schenker pays out over allegations of bribery in Russia; Ford still under investigation

    2016-10-18T23:58:06Z

    The German authorities have reached a settlement with logistics provider DB Schenker over allegations that Russian customs officials in the port of St Petersburg were bribed between 2010 and mid-2012 to speed up the passage of automotive parts to Ford’s plant in the area. However, the authorities have confirmed that ...

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    Ten years in India: a look back at Tata Motors

    2016-10-18T15:59:42Z

    This November 8-10 th in Gurgaon will see the 10 th Automotive Logistics India conference . To celebrate our first decade in this critically important market ahead of the conference, we’ll be looking back regularly at our coverage of the subcontinent over this time, with links back ...

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    Ohio State wins 2016 GM/Wayne State supply chain competition

    2016-10-18T10:52:28Z

    Ohio State University has taken top honours at the sixth annual General Motors and Wayne State University supply chain case awards. This year, 20 schools, including three international institutions from Brazil, Mexico and Poland, met in Detroit to compete for the main prize. The competition introduces students to the issues ...

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    DB Schenker to manage aftermarket warehousing for VW in India

    2016-10-14T15:57:57Z

    DB Schenker’s Indian unit has begun managing aftermarket warehouse operations for Volkswagen Group in the National Capital Region (NCR) and in Bangalore. Schenker India is responsible for receiving, binning, picking, packing and dispatch of VW, Audi, Skoda, Porsche and Lamborghini spare parts and accessories in the warehouse. The 27,000 sq.km ...

  • Erster Produktionsstandort von Mercedes-Benz Cars in Polen: Vertragsunterzeichnung in Warschau: Daimler baut neues Motorenwerk im polnischen Jawor
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    Schenkel chosen to lead Mercedes-Benz Poland engine unit

    2016-10-14T15:03:43Z

    Dr Andreas Schenkel has been named as the first CEO of Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Poland, as the carmaker confirmed an announcement in May about a €500m investment in an engine plant in the city of Jawor . The 49-year old graduate mechanical engineer and economist (pictured) has been with the group ...

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    Olijnyk named SCM director at Nissan Latin America

    2016-10-14T13:11:21Z

    Andrey Olijnyk has been appointed as supply chain management (SCM) director for Nissan Latin America, replacing Anderson Ramos. The mechanical engineer has worked for Nissan Brazil since 2006, most recently as outbound logistics supervisor. He has also worked outside of the sector, including at Brazilian aerospace conglomerate, Embraer, where he ...

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    Kuehne + Nagel strengthens its ties with BMW

    2016-10-12T14:49:58Z

    Logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel has announced a deal to manage the BMW distribution centre in Wallersdorf, in Germany. More than 215,000 packaged spare parts leave the 35,000 sq.m complex each day. This is the second partnership between the two firms announced this year, with Kuehne + Nagel chosen back ...

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    Lutz Quietmeyer moves to purchasing role at Renault Nissan

    2016-10-12T10:43:28Z

    Lutz Quietmeyer (pictured) has moved from his position as general manager for inbound logistics at the Renault-Nissan Alliance to take up a new role at the Renault Nissan Purchasing Organisation (RNPO). Quietmeyer is now working as regional sales and purchasing manager for body-in-white in Europe. RNPO was the first Alliance ...

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    Ford ends production in Australia after more than 90 years

    2016-10-11T17:27:57Z

    [Updated October 13th] Ford has closed its assembly plant in Broadmeadows in the Australian state of Victoria, as first announced back in 2013 . The plant opened in 1959 but Ford had been making cars in Australia for 91 years when the Model T went into production in 1925. ...

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    GM stays tight-lipped over plans for production in St Petersburg

    2016-10-11T15:49:55Z

    GM has declined to comment on suggestions that production at its plant in St Petersburg could restart by the end of the year. Production was stopped at the plant back in mid-2015 because GM could see no likelihood of improvement in the Russian market on the horizon. Comments made recently ...

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    Indian export logistics: Waiting for an upgrade

    2016-10-10T15:59:24Z

    In this story... Shipping routes Coastal issues Road reliance Multimodal shift Growing output India’s vehicle exports are gradually on the rise, with plenty of room to grow. However, the nation’s poor export logistics and high port costs may hold the country back India’s big problem ...

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    PSA and Saipa sign up to joint production in Iran

    2016-10-10T11:27:56Z

    Carmakers PSA Peugeot-Citroën and Saipa have agreed to form a new joint venture to build and sell Citroën vehicles in Iran. The joint venture will encompass everything from design and purchasing to vehicle marketing. The move comes just after rival French carmaker Renault announced at the Paris Motor Show that ...

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    UK summit: Electric vehicles to change current supply chain models

    2016-10-07T17:38:12Z

    Electric vehicles will replace the internal combustion engine as the dominant vehicle type by 2030 in a shift expected to have substantial implications for the supply chain. Speaking at the first Automotive Logistics UK summit yesterday (October 6 th ), Philippe Funda, lead analyst for the EU, Middle East ...

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    UK summit: Ford’s Draper lays out lobbying priorities for Brexit

    2016-10-07T17:24:51Z

    Ford Europe’s purchasing boss Alan Draper has called on Britain to preserve existing trade arrangements across the EU and EU Customs Union, which includes Turkey, as the government heads towards key negotiations in leaving the union. “A zero-tariff regime to and from the UK is the preferred solution that I ...

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    Kia West Point: Midnight freight trains to Georgia

    2016-10-05T16:21:39Z

    In this story... The need for precision A multi-party approach Paving the way A model for automotive Keeping a distanceThe use of an inland port in Cordele is helping carmaker Kia to achieve the reliable, transparent supply chain it requires at its 24-hour production operation in West Point, Georgia ...

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    Ford appoints Piva to key logistics role in South America

    2016-10-05T13:20:11Z

    Marcelo Luis Piva (pictured) will take up the role of director of supply chain and logistics at Ford’s division in South America from the beginning of next year. He takes over from Edson Molina, who has held the position since 2007. Piva is currently Ford’s Sao Barnardo Cars final assembly ...