All Packaging articles – Page 6

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    Packaging: to own, or not to own?


    What influences OEMs and suppliers in their decision to own or outsource packaging in different regions? The approaches vary considerable and depend on factors ranging from the existence or non-existence of standards, as well the types of parts flowsIN THIS STORY... ​Questions of ownershipReasons to outsourceRegional variationsContainer evolution The automotive ...

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    Ford packs for home


    Ford Motor Company is looking to increase the percentage of returnable packaging and special racks that it owns by up to 50%, as the carmaker seeks to gain more control over its assets in a number of important markets around the globeVehicle manufacturers rightly consider packaging to be a vital ...

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    Logistics’ guiding hand for Faurecia


    Logistics design and purchasing strategies; Faurecia and the PSA Group Network consolidation; Returnable packaging;Global growth. Faurecia Interior Systems has a decentralised approach to managing the supply chain, but is trying to take a more complete view for logistics and packaging purchasingFrance’s Faurecia Group is an interesting case study in comparing ...

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    Packaged for prime protection


    Aftermarket differencesPackaging methodsReusable packaging and cardboardDunnage and foamMarcia MacLeod reports on the requirements for packaging in the aftermarket and finds that while processes vary by OEM and by region, its importance is greater than ever.With milkrun, sequencing and just-in-time supply chains dominating automotive production, plants are used to seeing parts ...

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    Global round up: New Flyer buys Orion; MacGregor for Grimaldi; SmartAuction adds ShipCarsNow; DS Smith wins awards;


    New Flyer buys Orion aftermarket businessNew Flyer Industries, which makes heavy-duty transit buses in the US and Canada, has bought the Orion aftermarket parts business from Daimler Buses North America (DBNA) for $29m. The move follows an investment of C$517m ($501m) in New Flyer by bus maker Marcopolo. ...

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    Global round up: GM fights fraud; Antwerp stops added goods; CFLP awards Union Pacific; Michelin chooses JDA; Hellman opts for reusable packaging;


    GM teams up in Saudi Arabia to fight counterfeit tradeGeneral Motors Middle East is teaming up with its largest dealer in Saudi Arabia, Aljomaih Automotive Company (AAC), to sponsor the Third Arab Forum for the Prevention of Commercial Fraud and Imitation and the Protection of Intellectual Rights, to be ...

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    Executives on the move: Thomas Banholzer, Markus Gichert, Luca Rossi, Marcelo Di Benedetto, Mike Pilkington, Andrew Hetzel, Steve Maltby, Stephen Hucklesby, Ray LaHood


    In early January Thomas Banholzer took over as manager of network design and procurement for vehicle logistics at Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), Daimler’s US division with responsibility for Mercedes-Benz and smart passenger cars, and Sprinter vans. He took over the role from Markus Gichert, who has returned to Daimler’s headquarters ...

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    Gleaming the cube


    Simple, standardised packaging can help achieve increased container fill, flexibility and safety.The globalisation of automotive supply chains has prompted many changes in the packaging of automotive parts. Most parts moving in markets across Asia are shipped in expendable packaging, as are parts shipped across continents. There are some signs that ...

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    Chep signs with Delamode; launches IcoQube


    Container pooling provider Chep is working with the Delamode Group, which provides logistics and forwarding services in Central and Eastern Europe, for the transport and handling of standard multiple-use containers for automotive suppliers based in Romania. An average of 60 to 70 truckloads per month are processed at ...

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    Damage still half of claims for inbound and aftermarket supply


    Inbound and aftermarket component supply chains achieve remarkable levels of quality, yet damage in transport is still the cause of up to half of all claims. A report on how the industry is cutting that figure. There is plenty about automotive component supply chains to suggest that damage in transport ...

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    Damage control


    Improving parts protection at Ford of Europe;Rapid response;Investigating causes;Mobis reassesses aftermarket packaging;Packaging for air freight;Continuous improvement at Renault.Inbound and aftermarket component supply chains achieve remarkable levels of quality, yet damage in transport is still the cause of up to half of all claims. Jonathan Ward reports on how the industry ...

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    Global round up


    Ennore passes 200k exports, starts imports The port of Ennore reached a total of 200,000 vehicle exports at the beginning of August and also received its first vehicle imports – 110 Mitsubishi Pajero SUVs transported by K-Line from Thailand.The port, located just north of Chennai on India’s east coast, began ...

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    Readying the new model army


    What happens when?;Bridging the distance;Value added;From concept to execution;Innovative concepts;Environmental considerations.New model programmes present the biggest opportunity to improve the performance of inbound packaging, but is the industry making the best use if it? Jonathan Ward reportsPackaging decisions in vehicle manufacture are intimately linked to new model programmes. While carmakers, ...

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    Global round up


    Ceva takes 100% of China domestic service Ceva Logistics has bought the remaining 30% share in Ceva Ground China from its partner Shanghai JY Group, making the former joint venture company a wholly-owned subsidiary. Ceva Ground China was established in 2009 as a rebranded version of its time-definite domestic ...

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    Packing a knockdown punch


    With CKD operations crucial to many manufacturers’ global strategies, Anthony Coia looks at the issues of cost, reusability and customisation in packaging the vital kits One way packaging; 3PL services; The cardboard way; Economic efficiencies; Packaging solutions; Logan's run; Three-pronged approach.As a method of vehicle assembly, the complete knockdown system ...

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    VIDEO INTERVIEWS: Why is India's infrastructure lagging?


    Why is India's infrastructure lagging behind growth?Dr Manoj Singh, transport adviser for the Indian government's Planning Commission, talks to Automotive Logistics Editor Christopher Ludwig about the role that the government is seeking to play in improving the logistics for India's automotive production and exports, as well as why the country ...

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    Global round up


    Horizon saved from bankruptcyHorizon Lines, the US domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, has concluded a comprehensive financial restructuring programme worth $653m to fund ongoing operations and protect the company from bankruptcy. “We now have a new capital structure that eliminates the refinancing uncertainty faced by our company over ...

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    Audi opens second CKD packaging station


    Audi has opened a new packaging centre in Wunstorf near Hanover in northern Germany for the preparation of complete knockdown Audi models destined for shipment to the Chinese and Indian markets. The 20,000m2 facility has been established as part of a five-year contract with logistics partner Syncreon to provide export ...

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    Packaging the future


    Return to sender;Global versus local;Raising the standard;Pooling resources.China’s growth in automotive sales has led to a related increase in volume and sales of automotive packaging. Andrew Williams looks at how local and international suppliers are responding to pressure from manufacturers to provide cost efficiency, good service and product sustainability.China’s recent ...

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    Global round up


    Ford starts Focus output in RussiaFord has started production this week of its new Focus model at the Vsevolozhsk plant near St Petersburg, Russia for distribution to its 100-strong dealership network in the country. The company has already secured 5,000 orders from Russian customers. Production started on Monday of the ...