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    Strain becomes head of global automotive at Goodpack

    2015-02-04T11:06:45Z

    Robert Strain has left his role as vice-president of the automotive sector for Asia Pacific at Ceva Logistics to take up a new position at Goodpack as head of global automotive. Goodpack provides steel intermediate bulk containers to global markets. “Robert will be responsible for all aspects of the automotive ...

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    Packaging case study: An intercontinental shift

    2014-12-22T06:30:49Z

    One prominent example of a tier one supplier using reusable containers for its overseas shipments is Linde + Wiemann, a supplier of body frame parts, seats, and instrument panels based in Dillenburg, Germany One prominent example of a tier one supplier using reusable containers for its overseas shipments is Linde ...

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    Planes, trains and slow boats to China

    2014-12-22T06:30:38Z

    With increased local production still relying heavily on imported material, supply chain efficiency in planning, customs, shipping and packing is crucial to succeeding in China As the largest automotive market in the world, on pace to build and sell nearly 23m vehicles in 2014, China has a strong and growing ...

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    Aiming to go the distance

    2014-12-22T06:30:05Z

    Reusable packaging is on the rise in international supply chains for tier ones. Executives are also interested in returnable pools, though they remain difficult over long distances The tier one supply chain, both inbound and outbound, continues to grow more complex. As tier suppliers respond to OEMs’ global platforms – ...

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    Audi special report: Vorsprung durch Logistik

    2014-12-15T20:01:00Z

    Audi is a major profit and innovation centre for the entire Volkswagen Group – and that includes its logistics processes, systems and infrastructure. The company’s in-plant and inbound logistics in Europe have helped to maintain high volumes and product variety despite space constraints in factories and have set the standard for global expansion in China, Mexico and elsewhere.

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    Audi special report: Strong at the core

    2014-12-15T20:00:00Z

    The complex nature of Audi’s German production requires highly planned and coordinated in-plant logistics processes and infrastructure

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    Symbols for better days ahead

    2014-12-15T14:08:44Z

    The 2014 Automotive Logistics India conference, held in Gurgaon, revealed that despite years of lacklustre growth, the Indian automotive logistics industry has not lost its hope in its own potential. Buoyed by the reforms expected from the recently elected government, executives are now looking forward to ‘acche din’ Rachael Hogg ...

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    Magna puts more in providers’ hands

    2014-11-25T17:03:37Z

    As tier suppliers take over more content and engineering in the automotive supply chain, the scope for logistics providers to increase their services and value to companies such as Magna is growing.For decades, the automotive supply chain has seen considerable product development and engineering spread from OEMs to the supply ...

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    Le Mercier to lead Chep's automotive business

    2014-10-21T11:19:25Z

    Container pooling provider, Chep Automotive and Industrial Solutions, has appointed Laurent Le Mercier to the newly created position of senior vice president, Global Automotive. [sam_ad id=6 codes='true'] Le Mercier will head Chep's local automotive businesses around the world and develop it into one customer-focused business unit, according to the company. ...

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    Sustainability and packaging dominate Magna Europe awards

    2014-10-14T17:55:14Z

    Magna Logistics Europe has recognised six companies in its 2014 Innovation Awards, with solutions addressing supply chain complexity, carbon reduction and packaging efficiency taking top honours. An RFID tracking device for air freight by technology provider TAGnology took first place in the ‘Supply Chain Innovation’ category, while Virtual Vehicle won ...

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    Protecting the parts is vital

    2014-10-09T11:45:43Z

    In a market returning to strength, protective packaging can save cost, reduce damage, prevent downtime, and maintain good customer satisfaction. The UK automotive sector is having its moment, and helping to lead the recovery of Europe’s car market. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT), the UK ...

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    Skoda’s logistics recognised in Europe

    2014-10-07T11:53:48Z

    Skoda’s logistics system has won the ‘European Gold Medal in Logistics and Supplier Chain’ competition. The European Logistics Association (ELA) presented Skoda with the award for the efficiency and quality of the OEM’s international logistics system. Earlier this year, Skoda also won the award for the ‘Logistics Project of the ...

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    General Motors: waste not, want not

    2014-09-24T14:09:43Z

    GM’s executive director of global logistics, Edgard Pezzo, left, talks to Christopher Ludwig about cutting waste and cost in a multi-billion dollar supply chain.When Edgard Pezzo took over as executive director of global logistics and containerisation at General Motors, in May 2013, the top logistics purchasing management job came with ...

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    How best to track the pack?

    2014-09-23T17:26:02Z

    Recently developed RFID tags are becoming gradually more accessible to the masses, but do the benefits of this technology outweigh its initial expense.Track-and-trace technology enables users to locate and identify items throughout the supply chain. Methods adopted for such purposes on the returnable transit packaging used for moving automotive components ...

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    Tibbett Logistics increases auto footprint in Romania

    2014-09-22T12:23:05Z

    Tibbett Logistics has announced that it has now quadrupled the size of its automotive logistics operations in Bucharest following the addition this month of 2,000 sq.m of warehousing at its facility in the Romanian capital. The logistics provider, a subsidiary of the UK’s Keswick Enterprises, has increased its footprint to ...

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    Global conference: Ford is buying more boxes ‘off the shelf’

    2014-09-20T00:04:21Z

    Ford Motor Company is making a global push to reduce the amount of specialised, bespoke racking and packaging that it uses to move components and parts, in favour of more ‘off the shelf’, standard equipment. The carmaker is also looking to take more ownership of containers and racks, rather than ...

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    Automotive Logistics launches first Mexico conference

    2014-09-16T05:58:51Z

    Automotive Logistics is holding its first conference in Mexico in January next year in association with the US Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG). The three-day event will take place in Mexico City, at the Marquis Reforma hotel, between the 27-29 January. Mexico is seeing a wave of new investment as ...

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    Down Mexico way...and back again

    2014-06-30T18:38:19Z

    *This article is part of a special focus on Mexico. For other features related to the automotive supply chain in Mexico click here; for more on finished vehicle logistics in Mexico click here.In the second part of this special Mexico report, we explore how huge amounts of automotive material crossing ...

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    Racking up the savings

    2014-06-29T15:16:18Z

    The use of specialised metal racks is a common, albeit costly practice, but engineers are making them lighter and more modular Although automotive packaging continues to become more standardised on a global basis – especially plastic pallets, containers and totes – non-standard or specialised packaging is still an essential element ...

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    Dawn of a new era

    2014-06-24T08:40:07Z

    With production set to start this year, JLR and Chery’s joint venture has learned vital lessons from its parent companies and is preparing to go out and navigate the supply chain on its own terms. It is an exciting time for the logistics team at Chery Jaguar Land Rover (CJLR), ...