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    Unpacking conventional wisdom

    2016-04-01T09:00:31Z

    Whether one-way or returnable, owned by OEMs and tier suppliers or rented from specialist providers, current packaging models are being re-evaluated in the search for efficiency and cost-savings. Within the North American manufacturing operations of global automotive supplier Magna International, a fascinating pilot project is underway. After a year-long study ...

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    Mahle Behr: Experiencing a Thermal change

    2016-03-31T09:00:58Z

    Mahle Behr’s takeover of Delphi Thermal Systems in 2015 sparked a process of systems integration, freight consolidation and supply chain redesign that is set to last a further three years. Last year was a record one for global acquisition and mergers within the automotive supply chain. Consulting firm PwC estimated ...

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    Binding ambition at Toyota Manufacturing UK

    2016-03-25T12:12:43Z

    TMUK is developing its logistics efficiency even more closely in line with the Toyota Production System and proving it can manage complex supply chain changes, writes Ian Henry The UK is an important manufacturing hub for Toyota within its European operations, and a prime example of how carmakers have tightly ...

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    The automotive industry would benefit from a ‘federal’ approach to packaging

    2016-02-15T16:06:00Z

    As the UK prepares for a referendum on EU membership and Europe feels the pressure on its borders from a potential collapse in the Schengen protocol, it may appear heresy to start talking about greater federalism in the Eurozone. Carsten Diekmann is the managing director of George Utz UK, ...

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    Mexico conference: Audi adapts logistics for San José Chiapa

    2016-01-30T00:48:43Z

    When Audi starts series production later this year of the Q5 SUV crossover at its new plant in San José Chiapa, in the state of Puebla, Mexico, it will begin one of the most complex operations for parts handling and logistics in the country, with tremendous variety and customisation in ...

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    Gefco provides GefBox packaging service for Caterpillar

    2016-01-25T16:32:08Z

    Transport and logistics provider Gefco has extended its contract with construction equipment maker Caterpillar in the UK to include the provision of a reusable packaging programme that will use its GefBoxSystem. Gefco has been supplying a European road transport solution between the Caterpillar suppliers and its plants for a number ...

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    No one size fits all

    2016-01-15T17:17:15Z

    Close analysis of damage rates, transport efficiency and handling procedures are necessary to meet the complex and diverse packaging needs of aftermarket distribution Packaging for spare parts requires a multitude of different materials and equipment depending not only on the type of part being moved, but where it is in ...

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    Focus on Spain part 3: Closely controlled growth

    2015-12-22T08:02:40Z

    GM and Gefco are managing a global supply chain to produce the Mokka in Zaragoza, while the OEM is trying to cope with a shortage of transport assets in Spain. One of the important carmakers in Spain is General Motors, which has been operating its Opel plant since 1982 in ...

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    Volkswagen Depot Kassel part 3 : Saving space to grow

    2015-12-17T12:45:37Z

    Big Data and broader technological advances will play an important role in future parts procurement and logistics at Depot Kassel Dr Claus Wriebe tells Christopher Ludwig about inventory reduction strategies that will keep Kassel at the centre of Volkswagen’s parts supply chain for years to come For years, Volkswagen’s ...

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    Volkswagen Depot Kassel part 2: Mitten in Europa

    2015-12-17T12:16:52Z

    Pictured are the 420,000 sq.m set of OTC buildings in Baunatal, with part of the Kassel plant in the foreground As reflected in its main location, Depot Kassel plays a central role in the Volkswagen Group’s global service parts strategy, requiring flexibility as well as a high level of ...

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    Volkswagen Depot Kassel part 1 : The beating heart of service parts

    2015-12-17T12:15:04Z

    Dr Claus Wriebe has been working in Volkswagen's spare parts logistics for more than 14 years, and took over as head of Depot Kassel in early 2014 In a three-part report Automotive Logistics explores the scale and importance of the Volkswagen Group's colossal parts operations, centred around Kassel, Germany ...

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    Surgere boosts expertise with latest appointments

    2015-11-03T14:05:01Z

    Packaging management and supply chain intelligence provider, Surgere, has grown its team with three new executive appointments. David Hampton moves to the company to oversee client solutions and strategy, where he will collaborate with Surgere’s clients on project deployment and look for ways to reduce supply chain obstacles to save ...

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    Faurecia: The power of four into one

    2015-10-30T14:14:16Z

    Tier one supplier Faurecia is consolidating its North American logistics network in a bid to reduce logistics costs, optimise its networks, and build better relationships with carriersFaurecia, based in Nanterre, France, is among the world’s largest tier suppliers, ranking seventh globally for 2014, according to the latest Automotive News list ...

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    Subaru of Indiana wins reusable packaging award

    2015-10-14T16:12:10Z

    Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) has significantly increased the use of reusable packaging, and won the RPA’s 2015 Excellence in Reusable Packaging Award for its efforts, that have saved millions and had a positive environmental impact.SIA had an 89% usage rate of reusable packaging for North American supplier direct delivered ...

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    Magna Europe awards providers getting safer, smarter, lighter, cleaner

    2015-10-14T14:43:34Z

    Packaging supplier Wi-sales and semi-conductor manufacturer NXP took top honours at the third annual Magna Logistics Europe innovations awards, held in Leibnitz, Austria. The awards were co-hosted by Magna Logistics Europe, which is responsible for logistics planning and purchasing across more than 120 plants in Europe for the tier supplier, ...

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    Colin Howard moves from Goodpack to Ewals Cargo Care

    2015-09-08T16:43:54Z

    European logistics service provider Ewals Cargo Care is expanding its activities in the automotive industry and has employed Colin Howard to develop and support its European growth plan. He moves over from his role as sales director, automotive for Goodpack, the intermediate bulk container provider. Howard has more than 20 ...

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    Robert Fink leads Surgere expansion in India

    2015-08-05T13:09:58Z

    Robert Fink, director of technology and performance at Surgere, will lead a new team in India, under Surgere Advanced Technologies (SAT), as the company expands its automotive manufacturing support. Fink joined the Surgere executive team in November 2014 and has more than 15 years of experience in technology management. Before ...

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    Hands-free handling

    2015-07-20T08:00:39Z

    While it may lag behind other in-plant activities in its use of robotics, the quest to automate finished vehicle movement within factories and yards is well underway Companies including General Motors, Audi, BMW, Daimler, Volvo and Tesla – not to mention Google – have all promised that the autonomous car ...

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    Packing a punch in Mexico

    2015-05-14T15:55:47Z

    Mexico’s rise is bringing growth in packaging supply and solutions, but a lack of standards could put supply chain efficiency at risk.Mexico is one of the hottest countries for automotive production growth right now, and the staggering increase of automotive production in the country has touched every aspect of the ...

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    BCUBE to handle parts sequencing for Qoros

    2015-04-14T18:13:01Z

    Chinese carmaker Qoros has outsourced operations for sequenced parts to Italian logistics provider BCUBE ahead of plans to launch production of a new model later this year at its factory in Changshu, 80km north of Shanghai. It is Qoros’s first outsourcing of inbound and plant-related logistics services, while for BCUBE ...