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  • GIRA_Santander_meeting WEB
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    Santander seeks distribution hub role for parts handling

    2016-04-22T14:02:50Z

    The northern Spanish port of Santander has revealed it wants to develop as a hub for automotive parts and components, offering a short-sea alternative to road for the movement of imported goods within Spain and outbound goods heading predominantly to the UK. Port officials told the Regional Initiative Automotive Group ...

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    Euro Car Parts continues expansion in UK

    2016-04-20T15:32:45Z

    Euro Car Parts (ECP) has opened a 930 sq.m branch in Warwick, in the UK. The aftermarket parts distributor said the new branch would stock 15,000 lines and would provide deliveries within the hour to service centres in surrounding Warwick, Leamington, Stratford and Southam. It will be replenished by ECP’s ...

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    Renault extends inbound contract with XPO Logistics

    2016-04-13T14:21:51Z

    [Updated 14th April] Renault has awarded a further contract to XPO Logistics for the inbound supply of parts to the carmaker’s French assembly facilities in the Seine valley. XPO is already handling inbound services for the carmaker in western France following its takeover of Norbert Dentressangle last year . ...

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    More than a name to change...

    2016-04-12T09:11:46Z

    What do automotive companies mean by ‘logistics’ and ‘supply chain’? Automotive Logistics looks at whether OEM and supplier organisations reflect the sector’s changing demands and technologyThe logic is clear: it doesn’t matter how efficient your factories and delivery networks are if they are churning out products nobody wants to buy. ...

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    Unpacking conventional wisdom

    2016-04-01T09:00:31Z

    Whether one-way or returnable, owned by OEMs and tier suppliers or rented from specialist providers, current packaging models are being re-evaluated in the search for efficiency and cost-savings. Within the North American manufacturing operations of global automotive supplier Magna International, a fascinating pilot project is underway. After a year-long study ...

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    Binding ambition at Toyota Manufacturing UK

    2016-03-25T12:12:43Z

    TMUK is developing its logistics efficiency even more closely in line with the Toyota Production System and proving it can manage complex supply chain changes, writes Ian Henry The UK is an important manufacturing hub for Toyota within its European operations, and a prime example of how carmakers have tightly ...