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    Watch: Automotive Supply Chain June Update with Volkswagen Group and Visteon – Leadership in a Crisis

    2020-06-25T10:11:00Z

    Our coronavirus series provide critical information and strategic insight to help design more resilient automotive supply chains. In our June update, key decision makers, including from Volkswagen Group and Visteon, share insight on the challenges of leadership in a crisis and how to respond to build stronger supply chains.

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    Watch: How Ford digitalised and insourced global supply chain processes | Your Questions Answered Part II with Amlan Bose

    2020-06-24T22:08:00Z

    Ford is transforming its supply chain and logistics processes in a number of key regions, including creating an in-house 4PL and rolling out a dynamic transport management system. Following discussion on our popular Livestream Hour edition focused on digitalisation in supply chain and logistics, Ford’s Amlan Bose rejoins Christopher Ludwig to address audience questions on topics including challenges to rollout, whether the system and insourcing will spread to other regions, and how digital control towers are helping Ford in the Covid-19 crisis.

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    Sommer leaves VW while Brandstätter changes roles

    2020-06-15T13:01:00Z

    Dr Stefan Sommer is leaving his role as head of procurement and components at Volkswagen Group at the end of June…

  • Brion Stapp
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    Listen: A new deal for the finished vehicle logistics industry

    2020-06-11T13:24:00Z

    As vehicle sales and production continue to restart in North America following coronavirus-related shutdowns, dealerships are facing huge challenges in inventory management and customer service. Brion Stapp, dealer principal, Toyota, Colorado shares his insights on ‘no touch’ servicing, changing customer expectations and why the industry needs to take stock and evolve

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    Salles replaces Sutcliffe as supply chain head at RNM Alliance

    2020-06-08T12:34:00Z

    Jean-François Salles (pictured) has taken over as global vice-president of supply chain at the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi (RNM) Alliance, replacing Mark Sutcliffe who moved to become senior vice-president of the Alliance LCV business unit, effective June 1…

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    Andreas Enger to take over as CEO at Höegh Autoliners

    2020-06-04T09:27:00Z

     Norway’s Höegh Autoliners has announced that Andreas Enger will take over as its CEO from September 8 this year, replacing Thor Jørgen Guttormsen who will continue to support the company as a non-executive director and senior advisor…   

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    Karl Bernqvist to head procurement at VW Commercial Vehicles

    2020-06-02T15:54:00Z

    Karl Bernqvist is taking over responsibility for procurement at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV). He replaces Jörn Hasenfuß, who left VWCV to manage VW’s Osnabrück assembly plant as CEO and executive chairman on May 1. He moves to the new role in Hannover from Global Truck and Bus Procurement, the purchasing joint venture between VW subsidiary Traton and US truckmaker Navistar

  • Arjen Bongard, editor automotiveIT
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    Comment: It’s supply chains that are competing now

    2020-05-28T10:19:00Z

    Before coronavirus, companies would assign top priority to areas such as manufacturing efficiency, process optimisation and smart sales and marketing. Not anymore. Today, in a world where even the biggest and best-organised corporations are scrambling to survive, the focus is squarely on the supply chain.

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    ECG develops Covid-19 best practices to protect personnel

    2020-05-21T19:18:00Z

    The Association of European Finished Vehicle Logistics (ECG) has announced a series of best practices to help protect car transporter drivers, vehicle compound workers and dealership staff from coronavirus. The measures were detailed by Wolfgang Göbel, the association’s president, at its Spring Congress last week (May 14), which was ...

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    Q&A: Mike Pilver, APL Logistics

    2020-05-20T14:29:00Z

    Coronavirus has shut down automotive production operations across whole regions, disrupting supply chains and causing backlogs of both parts and finished vehicles. APL’s vice-president and global head of automotive at APL Logistics gives a 3PL perspective

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    CNW’s Ron Glowinsky on how coronavirus has affected expedited freight

    2020-05-18T09:20:00Z

    Coronavirus has had a dramatic impact on automotive production, supply chain and logistics across the world. Here, Ron Glowinsky, CNW’s vice-president of global sales, shares his insights on the disruptive effects seen in the expedited freight market – including changes to pricing and on-board courier services.

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    Hegels leaves logistics to become director at VW Poznan

    2020-05-11T09:11:00Z

    Stefanie Hegels is moving from her job as head of logistics at VW Commercial Vehicles to take up a new role a plant director at the VW Commercial Vehicles plant in Poznan, Poland…

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    Thiemo Rusch takes on senior retail and dealer role at Audi

    2020-05-07T15:25:00Z

    Thiemo Rusch will take over as senior vice-president of sales operations at Audi of America from July 1 this year. Rusch will be responsible for retail operations and dealer network development in the US…

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    Torbjørn Wist to take up CFO role at Wallenius Wilhelmsen

    2020-05-04T10:47:00Z

    Torbjørn Wist will take over as chief financial officer (CFO) at Norwegian shipping and logistics provider Wallenius Wilhelmsen from October 1 this year. He replaces Rebekka Glasser Herlofsen…

  • Joanne Perry
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    Comment: Crisis leads to change

    2020-04-27T12:05:00Z

    In ordinary times, when we talk about something being viral we normally mean social media – a wildly popular video of someone falling over, or perhaps a puppy montage. In the extraordinary times that we now find ourselves, the meaning of the word has reverted back to being deadly serious. The emergence of Covid-19 (coronavirus) this year has ravaged the global population, sent entire nations into lockdown and brought business virtually to a standstill.

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    6 questions in 60 seconds…with George Grahovac

    2020-04-09T10:41:00Z

    George Grahovac, senior manager, Honda North America supply chain, talks welding, optimism and why Covid-19 provides an opportunity to be more efficient than ever…

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    Q&A: Mike Riggs, CEO, Jack Cooper

    2020-04-07T11:12:00Z

    US finished vehicle haulier Jack Cooper reorganised its business under Chapter 11 proceedings last year and exited the court process on November 1. In an exclusive interview Victoria Johns talks to CEO Mike Riggs about the company’s ‘picture-perfect bankruptcy’ and why Jack is definitely back

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    Onnen-Lübben oversees Mosolf’s expansion at Wilhelmshaven

    2020-04-01T09:25:00Z

    German logistics provider Mosolf has appointed Inke Onnen-Lübben (pictured) as manager of operations at its facility in the Jade-Weser-Port complex in Wilhelmshaven, Germany…

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    Berganus takes on COO role at Imperial Logistics International

    2020-04-01T09:09:00Z

    Robert Berganus (pictured) has joined transport service provider Imperial Logistics International in the newly created post of chief operating officer (COO) for contract logistics, with effect from April 1…

  • Amy Paulson
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    6 questions in 60 seconds…with Amy Paulsen

    2020-04-01T08:29:00Z

    Amy Paulsen, vice-president, logistics, Rivian talks law, electric vehicles and why you should always hire people smarter than yourself…