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    Volkswagen’s online supplier network goes live

    2017-05-03T15:40:09Z

    Volkswagen’s ONE online procurement platform has officially gone live, linking 300,000 users from both the company and its suppliers. Volkswagen Group Procurement's global supplier network currently includes about 40,000 partners. The company says many of the new features of the platform were developed in close cooperation with suppliers during several ...

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    Buchhauser joins Volvo Cars as head of procurement

    2017-04-10T17:23:13Z

    Martina Buchhauser (pictured) has joined Volvo Cars as senior vice president of procurement. She joins the Geely-owned carmaker from BMW where, from 2012 until her departure, she was in charge of quality and supply for all interior components at the carmaker’s vehicle manufacturing plants around the globe. Håkan Samuelsson, president ...

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    VW targets improved productivity and reduced variants in future plans

    2016-11-23T13:31:26Z

    Volkswagen has fleshed out the major strategy for its namesake brand, having already announced a restructuring plan for its German plants last week. The Transform 2025+ plan, as it has been named, includes an initial focus on SUV vehicles, and an electric vehicle “offensive” from the end of the decade. ...

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    Avtovaz calls for strategic alliance in Russia to deal with parts costs

    2016-11-21T12:36:51Z

    Russia carmaker Avtovaz has suggested the creation of a common components platform that would be shared by domestic carmakers and parts suppliers in an effort to cut the burden of production and logistics costs. The carmaker recently sent a proposal to the government in which one of the possible options ...

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    Lutz Quietmeyer moves to purchasing role at Renault Nissan

    2016-10-12T10:43:28Z

    Lutz Quietmeyer (pictured) has moved from his position as general manager for inbound logistics at the Renault-Nissan Alliance to take up a new role at the Renault Nissan Purchasing Organisation (RNPO). Quietmeyer is now working as regional sales and purchasing manager for body-in-white in Europe. RNPO was the first Alliance ...

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    Industry mourns loss of Frederico Roldan

    2016-08-02T12:16:58Z

    It is with great sadness that Automotive Logistics has learned of the death of Frederico Roldan, General Motors’ supply chain director for South America and a long-time executive in logistics roles. Roldan died suddenly on July 21st, aged 46. Roldan had over 20 years’ automotive experience with GM, working in ...