All OEMs articles – Page 18

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    Franz Dederichs to head logistics and supply chain at Ford Europe

    2016-06-03T11:37:22Z

    Franz Dederichs has been appointed Ford of Europe’s new manager of material logistics and supply chain, following the recent departure of Dr Hans-Bert Bong after 26 years to set up his own consultancy. Dederichs, previously Ford’s production and material planning manager, has considerable operational and strategic expertise, with substantial ...

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    British carmakers prepare for possible steel supply disruption

    2016-06-03T10:35:48Z

    Vehicle manufacturers in the UK have begun drawing up contingency plans to cater for possible disruption to steel supplies in the wake of uncertainty over the future of Tata Steel UK. It follows a statement by the Tata Group at the end of March that it had decided to exit ...

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    Audi using emergency measures to deal with floods at Neckarsulm

    2016-06-01T12:54:06Z

    German carmaker Audi has confirmed it was forced to shut down production at its Neckarsulm plant near Stuttgart for the first shift on Monday, because of severe flooding in the south-western region of Germany. Parts of the plant were flooded and supply routes were cut off. However, production was up ...

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    Subros fire hits production at Maruti Suzuki plants in India

    2016-06-01T11:45:34Z

    A massive fire at the Manesar facility of Indian supplier Subros, which makes automotive air-conditioner units, has had the knock-on effect of temporary production stoppages at two plants run by carmaker Maruti Suzuki, because of a parts shortage. “Owing to an unfortunate incident of fire at the Manesar facilities of ...

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    Explosion puts the brakes on Toyota assembly

    2016-06-01T10:02:17Z

    Parts supply to Toyota’s plants in Japan has been disrupted once again, this time by an explosion at one of its suppliers there. The explosion happened on Monday (May 30th) at a facility in Kariya, Aichi prefecture run by brake manufacturer Aisin Advics, which is majority-owned by tier one component ...

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    Volkswagen introduces ‘ride-along platform’ to improve logistics

    2016-05-31T15:54:01Z

    Volkswagen has introduced a new handling system to support sequenced parts picking at its Wolfsburg plant in a move that should improve picking accuracy while boosting the ergonomics of the operation for its staff. Up to now, workers at the site have had to manoeuvre heavy trolleys when gathering together ...

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    DHL signs MOU with Chengdu Gateway Logistics to develop logistics corridor

    2016-05-31T15:19:16Z

    DHL Global Forwarding, the freight services division of Deutsche Post, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Chengdu Gateway Logistics Office, to build a logistics corridor between China and Europe. Chengdu Gateway Logistics Office is the Chinese government agency responsible for developing Chengdu, the capital of the south-western Sichuan ...

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    Ford-Sollers to reform supplier arrangements in Russia

    2016-05-31T11:35:36Z

    Ford-Sollers is planning to increase localisation of inbound materials in Russia from 50% to 55% this year and review its arrangements with tier one suppliers in an effort to cut its logistics spend, the carmaker’s vice-president, Adel Sherinov, has revealed. Despite its 93% growth in sales in Russia in the ...

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    MAN invests in freight management IT provider

    2016-05-31T10:33:27Z

    Commercial vehicle manufacturer MAN Truck & Bus, part of the Volkswagen Group, has invested around $8.5m in a US technology firm called FR8 Revolution. The start-up company has developed an IT platform due for launch this quarter that is designed to optimise schedules to help shippers, carriers and truck drivers ...

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    French fuel crisis adds to woes for transport sector

    2016-05-25T16:31:01Z

    [Updated May 27th] Road freight movements in France are being hit this week by a fuel crisis that has almost emptied almost a third of the country’s 12,000 fuelling stations. According to a Reuters report, oil workers at Total have shutdown output at three of its five refineries in ...

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    DB Schenker breaks ground on Shenyang joint venture

    2016-05-25T16:05:17Z

    Following the announcement that it was setting up a joint venture with China’s Jinbei Automotive at the end of 2014 , DB Schenker has joined the company to break ground on the site of a warehouse facility in the Tiexi district of Shenyang, which will serve the automotive industry. Schenker ...

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    The Supply Chain Conference: Debating what North American automotive supply chains need to be faster, smarter and tougher

    2016-05-25T13:58:43Z

    At the end of the first Supply Chain Conference in Atlanta, OEM and logistics decision makers discussed complexity, the supply chain mindset, environmental standards and the culture of change required to stimulate innovationAs the recent years of rapid growth begin to ease off, carmakers, tier suppliers and logistics providers operating ...

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    Porsche moving to share VW’s PDC in Ontario

    2016-05-25T12:04:54Z

    Porsche Cars North America will lease part of a Volkswagen Group of America parts distribution centre (PDC) in Ontario, California, near Los Angeles, putting Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche parts under the same roof. The space became available after Volkswagen opened a PDC earlier this year in northern California, near Sacramento, ...

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    Supply Chain Conference executive report: A connection worth more than the sum of its parts

    2016-05-24T16:54:50Z

    The first Automotive Logistics Supply Chain conference explored the extreme complexity of production and service parts logistics across North America. Amid rising global and regional flows, opportunities for freight consolidation and new ways of collaborating across the industry emerged. Christopher Ludwig reports from Atlanta, Georgia.[sta_anchor id="1"]The growth in the automotive ...

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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-StuenkelThe 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 to supplier ...

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    Supply Chain conference: No less global than ever

    2016-05-24T11:12:04Z

    While investment in regional supply in North America is real, supplier and platform consolidation means that the continent is not cut off from global logistics links across inbound and service parts supply chains, writes Christopher Ludwig in Atlanta Despite the significant increases in local and regional manufacturing in North America, ...

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    Supply Chain Conference: Getting the parts there next day, or sooner

    2016-05-23T23:44:18Z

    The new Supply Chain Conference revealed the pressure on OEMs to deliver parts to dealers next day, as standard, and to consider options for even more frequency, write Marcus Williams and Christopher LudwigFor carmakers, aftermarket service parts are a lucrative part of the business, contributing significantly to OEM and dealership ...

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    Supply Chain Conference: Only the data and technology you can handle

    2016-05-23T23:30:04Z

    Left to right: Nissan's Ben Shain; Magna's Bridget Grewal; Surgere's William WapplerSpeakers at the Automotive Logistics Supply Chain Conference in Atlanta were optimistic about the potential for data analysis and new digital technology to improve the supply chain. But Marcus Williams and Christopher Ludwig find most companies are cautious ...

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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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    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 ...