All OEMs articles – Page 30

  • V60 Cross Country
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    Volvo extends customs brokerage contract with Ceva

    2015-07-13T12:40:40Z

    Volvo Cars North America has extended its contract with Ceva Logistics for customs brokerage services for a further two years. The agreement extends the initial one-year contract Volvo signed with Ceva in March 2014. “The decision to extend our contract with Ceva for customs brokerage services was straightforward, based upon ...

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    Editor's note: organising power

    2015-07-13T12:00:04Z

    There is often more going on below the visible surface of a supply chain. A transmission factory might be installed near an assembly line, but the casings may come from 1,000km away. Petrol engines might be produced at an integrated campus, but clean diesel or low-emission products may be centralised ...

  • mn Grande Ghana
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    Grimaldi builds MEX service and invests in Atlantic fleet

    2015-07-10T15:06:44Z

    Maritime logistics provider, Grimaldi, is improving the frequency of its Mediterranean Express (MEX) service with the addition of a fifth vessel, which will be deployed from early 2016. The company already has four con-ro and multipurpose vessels supporting the service. From September it has announced that the frequency of shipments ...

  • Chris_newednote
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    Editor's note: swimming with the current in South Korea

    2015-07-10T12:00:33Z

    South Korea is in a period of reflection and transition. Following decades of rapid expansion, the country is seeing a mix of slower growth with changing consumer and civic expectations. When I visited in late April, it was the anniversary of the Sewol ferry disaster, which left hundreds of school ...

  • LangWare_AIAG
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    Ford veteran Ware joins AIAG

    2015-07-10T11:56:48Z

    Lang E. Ware has joined AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) as director of supply chain products and services.In his new position, Ware will be responsible for leading industry research, projects, programmes, events, training, and standards development related to the movement of products and/or data throughout the supply chain. Before taking ...

  • Jerome_Olive_Renault
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    Olive to lead further convergence at Renault-Nissan Alliance

    2015-07-09T16:11:12Z

    The Renault-Nissan Alliance has appointed Jérôme Olive as executive vice president, Alliance Manufacturing Engineering and Supply Chain Management. He is replacing Shohei Kimura who will move to a new leadership position in manufacturing within the Nissan group to be announced later. Olive will now be in charge of further integrating ...

  • Dana McBrien Honda Kevin Wade
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    Honda part 3: A history of integration

    2015-07-09T08:02:48Z

    Over the course of some combined 60 years at Honda, Kevin Wade (left) and Dana McBrien (right) have had a huge influence on the carmaker’s logistics systems. And they are not done yet... It takes longer to till some kinds of soil than others. Creating a more integrated logistics network ...

  • Associates at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC in Lincoln, Al
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    Honda part 2: Getting the lay of the land

    2015-07-09T08:01:30Z

    To fulfil the scale, diversity and flexibility of its North American production, in 2014 Honda bought some $25.5 billion of production parts from 700 suppliers across the US, Canada and MexicoHonda’s footprint in North America has grown substantially since Soichiro Honda first set up a motorcycle factory in Marysville, Ohio ...

  • Marysville Auto Plant Honda
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    Honda part 1: Field of dreams

    2015-07-09T08:00:33Z

    Since Honda took root in a cornfield in Marysville, Ohio, the carmaker has created a supply chain of stunning complexity, length and scaleCarmakers preside over plants and sales channels as diligent farmers and shepherds would cultivate their fields, flocks and harvests. The supply chain supporting it all, meanwhile, has typically ...

  • Covershot
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    Honda special reports: A highly cultivated logistics ecosystem

    2015-07-09T07:59:05Z

    Honda’s North American logistics team, led by Dana McBrien (pictured right), oversees a network that has grown from an empty cornfield into a truly global and ever-expanding organism. Along with senior staff administrator Kevin Wade ( left), who leads the transportation team, McBrien allows Christopher Ludwig an insight into the ...

  • 3. HYUNDAI GLOVIS PCC at the Port of Pyeongtaek-Dangjin  01
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    South Korea part 3: From export champions to masters of logistics

    2015-07-08T13:02:47Z

    Some aspects of South Korea’s supply chain may come under pressure as logistics requires more value than just shipping constant high volumes Even if South Korea is displaced from its top-three spot on the global export podium, it will remain important for logistics. The country’s vehicle logistics are notable for ...

  • South Korea Port
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    South Korea part 2: Widening the lens

    2015-07-08T13:01:15Z

    Market analysis: an increase in regional manufacturing is changing South Korea’s export production while premium imports become more popular within its borders With a relatively small domestic market, South Korea’s automotive industry remains highly export focused. According to Tsukasa Watanabe, lead analyst for Asia Pacific at PwC Autofacts, the ratio ...

  • 1. Seoul Skyline_han river
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    South Korea part 1: A history of transformation

    2015-07-08T13:00:10Z

    A relentless and often turbulent wind of change has blown through South Korea in recent decades, turning it from a low-cost industrial centre into a global technology and export powerhouse South Korea’s industrial renaissance began slightly later than the post-war booms in Japan or western Europe, however it has arguably ...

  • Calais_port
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    Calais port strike throws automotive freight movements up in the air

    2015-07-08T11:23:11Z

    The closure of the French port of Calais because of industrial action taken by the Syndicat Maritime Nord union has hit freight movements in and out of the UK. While the port has now been reopened, disruption is continuing this week, something that has been compounded by incidents of migrant ...

  • Radek Vosta TPCA
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    Yusen and TPCA: Perfecting a partnership

    2015-07-08T07:59:58Z

    Rachael Hogg talks to Michal Peter, managing director of Yusen Logistics (Czech), and Radek Vosta, general manager, production control at TPCA about the two companies’ long-standing partnership Has the relationship between Yusen and TPCA changed over the years? Michal Peter (MP): We’ve worked together over ten years. After a ...

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    CMP signs deal with China’s BYD for electric bus deliveries to Sweden

    2015-07-07T14:35:55Z

    Port operator, Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP), will begin unloading electric powered buses at its terminal in Malmö, Sweden in November this year. The move follows a contract signed with Chinese vehicle maker BYD back in May. The first consignment will consist of seven buses that are destined for local passenger ...

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    Spain could produce 4m cars a year with more efficient logistics

    2015-07-07T11:45:45Z

    Spain’s car and truck makers’ association ANFAC is projecting that vehicle production in the country will hit 3m by 2017. At a recent presentation of its forecast and ‘3 Million Logistics’ initiative, attended by Spain’s minister for transport, Ana Pastor, the association said that with more efficient logistics in place, ...

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    Nissan Australia outsources warehouse functions to Ceva

    2015-07-07T09:30:51Z

    Nissan’s division in Australia has confirmed that it will outsource its parts warehousing and associated logistics functions to Ceva Logistics from August this year. The multi-year contract covers activity in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia. In a statement the company said: “Nissan Australia is making this change ...

  • Andersson_AvtoVaz
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    AvtoVAZ to launch assembly of Lada cars in Egypt

    2015-07-06T17:14:58Z

    AvtoVAZ is launching production of Lada-badged cars in Egypt this year with local assembler Al Amal. The Russian carmaker will deliver 1,500 semi-knockdown (SKD) kits to the country in 2015, though the plant has capacity for annual production of 9,000 on one shift. “This year AvtoVAZ expects to deliver to ...

  • Bildflug
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    Magna will assemble vehicles for Jaguar Land Rover in Graz

    2015-07-06T16:12:33Z

    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has signed a manufacturing agreement with contract manufacturer Magna Steyr that will see it assembling vehicles for JLR at its facility in Graz, Austria. The division of Magna International already produces the Mercedes-Benz G-Class and the Peugeot RCZ there. It also makes the Mini Countryman and ...