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    D​HL to develop Chicago container facility

    2013-12-17T10:17:59Z

    DHL Global Forwarding has announced an investment of $35m for a warehouse space in Chicago, Illinois. Around 40,000 square metres is available for container-loading and package preparation, ready to forward on to a variety of industry suppliers likely to include automotive. The facility will be strategically located at the Chicago ...

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    Supply chain promises deferred, but not yet broken in India

    2013-12-16T18:45:01Z

    This year’s Automotive Logistics India conference came at the end of a tough year for the domestic automotive market. But the downturn has not prevented manufacturers from striving and investing to improve speed and flexibility in their supply chains. Report by Christopher Ludwig and Zoë Apostolides in Pune It ...

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    Is expendable packaging too expensive?

    2013-12-09T17:21:22Z

    Depending on its use, received wisdom about one-way packaging in the automotive supply chain does not necessarily applyIn this story... Tipping toward one-way Returnable reasoning Container risks Mixed solutionsIn an assembly plant somewhere in Detroit, there’s something going on that, according to conventional automotive industry custom and practice, shouldn’t be. ...

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    Logwin introduces single-use packaging prototype

    2013-12-04T11:26:52Z

    Luxembourg-based logistics provider Logwin has introduced a prototype single-use packaging for gearboxes based on a corrugated cardboard and wood combination that it said provides a 15% higher packing density. “The dimensions of the cardboard boxes or wooden cases are such that we can fully utilise the volume of the air ...

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    BMW's one and only in America

    2013-12-03T14:34:48Z

    To meet domestic and export demand for the SUVs it produces, BMW is introducing measures to reduce logistics cost and complexity at its Spartanburg plant. In this story... Inbound management Global supply chain links Containers on tracks A global export strategy Improving plant and warehouse integration BMW’s only North ...

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    Feeding the lean machine in North America

    2013-12-03T12:20:36Z

    Efficient and growing production is putting pressure on tier suppliers to better manage their own logistics networks in North America Capacity and creativity Shape of things to come Balance at Draexlmaier Flexibile space use Local goes global IT for support Mergers and acquisitions Tier one suppliers in North America are ...

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    CAPS rebrands container management business

    2013-11-27T11:17:00Z

    US-based pooling service provider Container and Pooling Solutions (CAPS) has rebranded its Intermediate Bulk Container management business as Chep Pallecon Solutions. Chep and CAPS are both divisions of supply chain and information management provider Brambles. “We have combined forces with the existing Chep Automotive & Industrial Solutions group under a ...

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    Skoda innovates at Czech plant

    2013-11-26T16:20:15Z

    VW’s Skoda division has announced a series of logistics projects, designed to improve transport efficiency and reduce costs, that it said will be pioneered at its main production facility at Mladá Boleslav in the Czech Republic. The first of three innovations devised by the company is the implementation of new ...

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    SDV launches mobile tracking app

    2013-10-14T12:16:33Z

    SDV, a subsidiary of the Bolloré group, which ranks amongst the top ten globally for transport and logistics, has launched a mobile tracking app. The app is intended to enhance the company's supply chain management capabilities and is available for tablets and smartphone users. The SDV app integrates the features ...

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    Tier one complexity and fresh looks

    2013-10-04T18:04:52Z

    Our October-December coverage has dedicated a lot of space to the logistics management of tier one suppliers, including Magna International , the Behr Group and Johnson Controls International . Their prominence is no coincidence, as suppliers’ supply chain management is becoming more important. With carmakers such as the Volkswagen ...

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    How to ensure many happy returns for packaging

    2013-10-04T17:48:39Z

    Surgere’s RFID refinements are cancelling out the disadvantages of returnable packaging for tier one supplier Johnson Controls Ask almost anyone in the automotive industry, and they’ll tell you that, in theory, returnable packaging is a great idea. When it comes to using this equipment, however, their views may be less ...

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    India packaging – the next best thing to being naked

    2013-10-04T17:07:04Z

    Short of parts arriving without any packaging at all, OEMs and inbound logictics providers in India are working together to ensure line-side delivery in the most efficient and cost-effective means possible Experts claim that the price of packaging, including its transport costs and impacts on the automotive supply chain, account ...

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    Complexity meets coordination at Magna Europe

    2013-10-02T18:08:00Z

    Magna Logistics Europe has increasingly taken a more integrated approach to engineering logistics across the tier supplier’s massive European network, including rolling out IT tools and concepts developed at contract manufacturing unit, Magna Steyr

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    Growth and other good problems to have in North American supply chains

    2013-10-01T22:31:12Z

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    Zebra reveals precision tracking system

    2013-09-24T20:35:10Z

    Tracking software provider Zebra Technologies has introduced an application that provides real time information on the location, status and condition of reusable racks and containers used to store and deliver parts to the vehicle assembly line.According to the company, the management solution has been designed to simplify the complexity of ...

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    Behr necessities for tier one expansion

    2013-09-05T20:58:00Z

    Behr America is putting logistics at the heart of its North American growth, including adding new assembly processes, changing 3PLs and increasing its use of intermodal transport

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    Chep adds foldable large container for European automotive industry

    2013-08-12T13:17:45Z

    Packaging-pooling provider Chep has added a foldable large container (FLC) sized for the European automotive market to its fleet of returnable equipment. The container, called FLC 1208, is based on the standard 1,200 x 800mm size of European pallets, which is currently used in the majority of warehousing and transport ...

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    ​K Line India starts milkruns for Denso

    2013-08-02T10:20:46Z

    “K” Line’s subsidiary company in India, K Line (India) Private Limited, has started milkrun operations of automotive parts in the suburbs of Delhi for Denso India. The company has suggested that it is one of the first examples of such activities for tier suppliers in the country. The milkrun ...

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    The business case for container pooling

    2011-01-01T13:06:03Z

    There is an old Chinese proverb which states “To be uncertain is to be uncomfortable, but to be certain is to be ridiculous”. And how uncomfortable times have been for many players in the automotive industry over the past few years with fluctuating production demands, increasingly global supply chains, and ...