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    Looking for the human-machine touch

    2017-05-03T11:26:37Z

    Digital technology is fast changing the way vehicles are built, with labour, data and engineering management set for new levels of automation, according to experts speaking at the recent automotiveIT Forum Production and Logistics.But while automotive plants and their supply chains adapt new concepts and equipment, including for logistics and ...

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    In-house competence propels Volvo and Continental’s logistics

    2017-04-18T18:55:12Z

    The inbound supply chain in China continues to develop at a fast pace, and getting to grips with the complexity around supply locations, regulations and production shifts is a significant task. For some manufacturers, including Volvo Cars and tier one supplier Continental, increasing in-house management resources and tools have been ...

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    Ludo Gielen moves to new strategic role at Schoeller Allibert

    2017-03-28T16:02:41Z

    Returnable packaging provider, Schoeller Allibert, has appointed Ludo Gielen (pictured) to the newly created role of chief strategic growth officer. Gielen has been chief marketing and innovation officer at the company since 2013. Schoeller Allibert said it was facing a period of strong growth and Gielen’s appointment was designed to ...

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    E-commerce automation: Ocado bags a revolution

    2017-02-23T13:55:36Z

    Many in automotive logistics like to think they’re at the cutting edge of automation and information technology. But as grocery e-retailer Ocado demonstrates, those in the car sector could learn a lot from the way other products are being handled and distributedIn this story... Hatfield sets the standard Busy bees ...

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    Mercedes-Benz Trucks expands contract with Ceva in Brazil

    2017-02-14T11:57:17Z

    Mercedes-Benz has extended its contract with Ceva Logistics in Brazil covering inbound and aftermarket services for its Juiz de Fora assembly facility in Minais Gerais. The deal means a three-year extension to its existing contract with Ceva, which covers materials handling, line feeding and external warehousing. However, the latest deal ...

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    Ocean container packaging: Hammering out a waste of space

    2017-01-13T14:50:51Z

    More efforts are taking place to improve efficiency, cost and quality through the better use and construction of packaging within container transport The expansion of international supply chains has placed increased pressure on maximising the use of ocean containers when shipping global automotive parts. While freight rates, storage and port ...

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    Bradford opens packaging facility for automotive sector in Mexico

    2017-01-04T15:19:31Z

    The Mexican division of US packaging firm Bradford – Bradford de Mexico (BdM) – has opened a plant for the supply of automotive packaging in Querétaro, in the central region of the country. The company said the newly built facility, which has room for expansion, would make custom returnable packaging ...

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    General Motors: The new law of supply & demand

    2016-12-29T12:46:38Z

    GM has restructured its order fulfilment, supply chain and logistics to share more common objectives, grouping them together in a department reporting to James BovenziThe size and complexity of General Motors’ supply chain mean that designing and sourcing the most effective logistics and distribution network for the carmaker is a ...

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

    2016-12-22T10:01:00Z

    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

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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 an ...

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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 ...