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    BMW's 'connected' logistics: Shaping a self-steering supply chain

    2016-12-22T10:01:47Z

    BMW’s senior vice-president of logistics, Jürgen Maidl, and other executives talk to Automotive Logistics about the carmaker’s drive towards a decentralised and fully connected logistics flow Carmakers do not typically issue strategy statements about logistics. Their board members are usually more preoccupied with vehicle sales, product development, manufacturing stability ...

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    Orbis hires Mathes as VP of manufacturing for plastics division

    2016-12-07T09:36:20Z

    US reusable packaging manufacturer Orbis has appointed Todd Mathes (pictured) as vice-president of manufacturing for its plastics operations.Mathes has over 25 years of manufacturing, marketing sales and new business experience. He joins from Berry Plastics Corp, where he most recently served as vice-president of manufacturing operations.Orbis president, Bill Ash, said: ...

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    Schoeller Allibert to build €15m plant in Beringen

    2016-11-28T15:30:28Z

    Reusable plastic packaging and container supplier Schoeller Allibert is to begin work on a new Belgian production plant in Beringen, in the province of Limburg, to which it will move from its existing location in Leopoldsburg. Total investment in the facility, which includes a 6,500 sq.m production hall and 3,500 ...

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    Slovakian plant wins Magna World Class Logistics awards

    2016-10-12T15:47:40Z

    Magna International Europe has recognised three plants in its inaugural World Class Logistics awards, with Magna Slovteca, which produces mirrors, taking the top prize for a transformation project across its internal and external logistics operations. Magna Exteriors’ plant in Meerane, in eastern Germany, took second place in the awards for ...

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    JLR part 1: Ensuring logistics is not a victim of success

    2016-09-30T15:53:00Z

    With so much expansion, change and inevitable risk still ahead of the carmaker, JLR’s director of global material planning and logistics, David Dyke, is pushing his department’s influence across the company and the supply chain to gain efficiency and further strength

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    Orbis puts Heer in the hot seat for Europe

    2016-09-28T11:09:26Z

    US reusable packaging manufacturer Orbis has appointed David Heer (pictured) as senior commercial director for Orbis Europe. In his new role, Heer is responsible for leading the firm’s reusable packaging expansion in Europe.“We are thrilled to welcome David to the Orbis team. His involvement in diverse, multinational business environments makes ...

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    Global conference: Getting to the head of the pack

    2016-09-24T15:57:00Z

    Automotive suppliers are no longer ready to absorb the sizeable costs incurred by the loss or mismanagement of packaging and containers used for the delivery of parts both inbound and in the aftermarket. Instead they are focusing on innovations to save money and making the packaging industry a central part ...

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    DK Group buys packing and SCS firm Lemonpath

    2016-09-11T15:10:14Z

    DK Group, which provides logistics and packaging services to the automotive industry, has bought the UK-based contract packing and supply chain services company, Lemonpath, which provides services to a range of sectors including fashion, food and retail. DK Group said Lemonpath will keep its brand identity and the company’s founder, ...

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    Box of delights

    2016-08-25T16:53:58Z

    A box is a box is a box, right? Well no, actually. Returnable container manufacturer Schoeller Allibert reveals that there is far more to returnable containers than four walls and a lid, if the sector is to keep up with its customers’ needs There isn’t an automotive company in the ...

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    Skoda recognised for body shell container innovation

    2016-08-04T17:44:29Z

    Škoda Auto has been recognised with a packaging award by the Czech Packaging Association SYBA for a recyclable wooden ‘cassette’ that can house four vehicle body shells in addition to various production parts. The ‘4-in-1’ innovation, which was developed with Czech packaging specialist Pilous, is being used to ship body ...

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    Packaging: Thinking smarter outside the box

    2016-07-20T16:34:52Z

    [sta_anchor id="1"]Tracking technology is playing an ever greater role in the effectiveness of returnable packaging, but still has some way to go before it becomes ubiquitousTracking returnable containers, racks and pallets has come a long way during the past few years, and while barcoding is still the dominant technology, radio ...

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    Volkswagen & Audi in Mexico part 2: Everything in its right place

    2016-07-19T12:25:00Z

    Audi Mexico’s upcoming plant at San José Chiapa has had logistics efficiency built into its core. Automotive Logistics talks to head of logistics and production control, Peter Koltai, about the evolution of the OEM’s first standalone factory outside Europe The 70km drive from Puebla to San José ...

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    Volkswagen & Audi in Mexico part 1: Sharing logistics in a state of expansion

    2016-07-14T11:39:14Z

    Puebla and Volkswagen have long gone together and are vitally important to one another. Now that Audi is joining the Mexican fray, the group has established new organisations and networks across North America. Automotive Logistics finds out more about this multi-brand, multi-country approach to purchasing and logisticsPuebla, tucked between Mexico’s ...

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    Schnellecke takes on inbound parts for BMW motorcycles

    2016-07-06T12:26:05Z

    Schnellecke Logistics has won a contract with the motorcycle division of BMW (BMW Motorrad) to manage inbound and aftermarket packaging activity at the OEM’s supply centre in Berlin, Germany. Schnellecke said it was taking over responsibility for areas including handling incoming goods, storage of parts bins and empties management. The ...

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    Plant locations: Right place, right time

    2016-06-10T02:30:00Z

    Considerations such as market demand, time to market, regulations, supplier and infrastructure issues are essential in choosing new manufacturing locations.

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    Schoeller Allibert opens new Poland production plant

    2016-06-01T13:18:50Z

    Schoeller Allibert, a supplier of reusable packaging, has opened a new production plant in Zabrze, Poland. The facility, which opened last month, covers more than 28,000sq.m and is located in the Katowice Special Economic Zone in the city. Within the facility, there is a 6,350sq.m production plant, where Schoeller Allibert ...

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    Kewill to buy LeanLogistics from Brambles

    2016-05-11T12:09:17Z

    Logistics software provider Kewill has signed an agreement to buy LeanLogistics, the transport management software provider, from Brambles for $115m. Brambles specialises in the pooling of packaging equipment and associated services. The transaction is subject to standard regulatory approvals and is expected to be completed within 45 days, a spokesperson ...

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    Chep names new director for European accounts

    2016-04-26T14:18:21Z

    Container pooling provider Chep Automotive and Industrial Solutions has named Richard Campbell (pictured) as director of European key accounts. Campbell, who is also a member of the Automotive Executive Team, replaces Stephen Smith, who left the company last year, and moves from his role as global sales manager at automotive ...

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    OIA Global opens office in Barcelona

    2016-04-13T16:07:31Z

    Packaging and supply chain management provider OIA Global has opened an office in Barcelona, Spain as part of its European expansion plans. The company, a subsidiary of investment firm Lacy Diversified Industries (LDI), said the decision to open the office there was driven by demand from several multinational customers. “When ...

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    Two wheels good?

    2016-04-08T14:09:45Z

    From sales drops to shifting uses in different markets, the outbound demands for two-wheelers are changing Vehicle logistics in Europe is, of course, not limited to passenger cars, SUVs, vans and trucks, even if collectively, these products account for a huge majority of the products that specialised car carriers, shipping ...