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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 ...

  • CJLR inside plant
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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), ...

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    Racking up the savings

    2014-06-05T13:28:54Z

    The use of specialised metal racks is a common albeit costly practice in the automotive sector. Packaging engineers are working on making them lighter and more modular. The use of specialised metal racks is a common albeit costly practice in the automotive sector. Packaging engineers are working on making ...

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    Autoliv uses Datalogic computers for shipping accuracy

    2014-06-04T09:10:22Z

    Swedish automotive safety systems manufacturer Autoliv has employed more than 600 mobile computers from Datalogic for use in its production line and warehouse operations. Datalogic specialises in the provision of barcode readers, mobile computers, sensors, vision systems and laser marking systems. The Datalogic mobile computers are being used at the ...

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    Jaguar Land Rover to use Gefco returnable packaging service

    2014-04-30T16:50:41Z

    Gefco has announced a new contract with Jaguar Land Rover that will see it provide reusable packaging solutions to support the company's parts production. The logistics provider will be managing the supply of packaging units developed between itself and an as-yet unnamed packaging manufacturer, called ‘Magnum Optimum’ containers. These large ...

  • C-MAX production at Valencia plant
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    ‘End of an era’ as Steve Harley retires from Ford

    2014-04-23T17:52:38Z

    A renowned executive across the carmaker and the industry for more than four decades, Stephen Harley is moving on. He talks to Automotive Logistics about what has changed in logistics as well as his last project at Ford Europe. [This story was updated on 12 May 2014] Stephen ...

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    Mobis to partner with Norbert Dentressangle for Hyundai delivery

    2014-04-22T17:38:46Z

    Mobis Parts Europe UK has announced a contract with Norbert Dentressangle for parts distribution to Mobis’s Hyundai and Kia dealerships. Mobis serves as the components sector of the Hyundai Motor Group and operates parts distribution to around 360 Hyundai and Kia warehouses. The deal will see Norbert Dentressangle make nightly ...

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    Hyundai Glovis to open facility for China exports

    2014-03-26T10:51:36Z

    Automotive logistics provider Hyundai Glovis will open a parts export facility in South Korea in the first half of this year that will move truck and bus parts to Hyundai’s joint venture assembly plant with Sichuan Nanjun Automobile Group in Zinyang City, China. The joint venture in China, Sichuan Hyundai, ...

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    Redesigning in-plant logistics at Opel/Vauxhall

    2014-03-17T14:27:56Z

    Part of exclusive coverage of Opel/Vauxhall, director of supply chain Michael Scholl describes how the carmaker is adjusting its in-plant logistics in response to supply chain complexity and changes Opel/Vauxhall special features Read these other stories that form part of this exclusive coverage of Opel/Vauxhall's supply chain management: End-to-send control ...