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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 ...

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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 ...

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    Aiming for end-to-end control at Opel/Vauxhall

    2014-03-17T14:27:30Z

    Michael Scholl , Opel/Vauxhall’s director of supply chain, d iscusses parallel planning, in-plant logistics customisation and complexity with Automotive Logistics When carmakers make changes, be it launching a new model, adding or shifting a supplier location, or selling in a new market, they reverberate across the supply chain, either ...

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    Executive summary: Blue skies over Bonn as logistics returns to growth

    2014-03-14T19:56:23Z

    Vehicle sales and production are rising again in Europe, while supply chain complexity is driving more demand for logistics and better systems. But many risks remain both within the industry, and on Europe's periphery. Additional reporting by Marcus Williams and Zoë Apostolides [sam_ad id=6 codes='true'] Although the Europe conference was ...

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    OEMs may be buying too much packaging

    2014-03-14T10:02:41Z

    Packaging provider Orbis released figures suggesting that container and rack inventory in the automotive sector can be overstocked by as much as 30%.Dan Roovers (pictured), vice-president for automotive sales at the company, told delegates at the Automotive Logistics Europe conference that the automotive industry had a tendency to manage packaging ...

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    ​Chep to unveil intercontinental pooling service at AL Europe

    2014-03-11T15:34:54Z

    Reusable container and pallet pooling provider, Chep, will reveal a new intercontinental pooling service to the industry at the Automotive Logistics Europe conference, being held in Bonn, Germany this week. “With our new offering we have developed an efficient, sustainable and cost effective packaging solution for industrial companies with a ...

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    Covering all the bases in damage protection

    2014-03-06T19:02:34Z

    With quality expectations higher than ever, OEMs have to consider the cost and general effectiveness of damage avoidance solutions, including full body covers. In this story... Cost versus protection Wrapped up in film Opting for full coverage Targeting risk If there is one thing that carmakers, logistics providers, dealers and ...

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    Minda's journey from desi to dominance

    2014-02-28T12:46:00Z

    From humble beginnings to a sprawling automotive network, Indian tier one Minda had to learn supply chain quality along the way. Automotive manufacturers used to build much of their supplies and equipment under their own roof in India. The number of blue and white-collar workers at Premier Automobile, makers of ...

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    Getting to the point of return

    2014-02-27T21:11:39Z

    As China’s use of returnable packaging for automotive parts grows, the need for standardisation has become increasingly importantThe move towards wider use of returnable packaging is gaining momentum in China, although it still has a long way to go. Increasing the use of such equipment still depends largely on further ...

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    Local logistics and engineering partnership at Nissan Europe

    2014-02-05T13:31:14Z

    Nissan Europe has benefited from closer collaboration between engineers, suppliers and logistics during vehicle development, especially for its Sunderland plant The UK automotive industry has been the darling of Britain’s nascent economic recovery, praised equally by politicians, economists and union leaders. Vehicle sales have bucked the euro-zone crisis; production has ...

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    Better logistics help propel Nissan Sunderland

    2014-01-23T19:17:25Z

    Logistics costs in automotive are now often more expensive than manufacturing vehicles within a plant, according to Nissan Europe’s purchasing and manufacturing boss. As a result, the company’s efforts in recent years to reduce those costs have been important to the success of the carmaker’s plant in Sunderland, in the ...

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    Orbis introduces sealed edge parts packaging

    2014-01-15T14:39:09Z

    Sustainable packaging provider, Orbis, has introduced a new, sealed-edge technology for the packing and delivery of automotive parts. The company, which stated its interest in improving inventory control and enhancing the safety of its workers, implemented the new design as an alternative to the stitched, top-edge or folded over design ...

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    Maruti Suzuki on raising the Indian supply chain

    2013-12-17T11:05:00Z

    Competition can do wonders for a business. When rivals outdo a company, it is often forced to explore possibilities that were previously unknown to it. This is something Sudam Maitra, former senior managing executive officer for supply chain at Maruti Suzuki, realised early in a purchasing career that has spanned three decades

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    Raising the Indian supply chain: Q&A with Sudam Maitra

    2013-12-17T10:57:07Z

    Sudam Maitra (pictured) talks to Ramesh Kumar about using third party logistics providers and mapping the tier supply chain Ramesh Kumar: You’re planning a new manufacturing facility in Gujarat. Will you entice suppliers to set up factory-side facilities? Sudam Maitra: It will be a mix-and-match. Today, we have ...