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Capacity constraints continue: finished vehicle logistics survey Q2 2023

2023-09-13T15:00:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison

Download this exclusive report to discover the latest challenges facing finished vehicle logistics. Based on an extensive survey of FVL users and providers so far in 2023, the results provide clear insight into the specific issues affecting the global vehicle logistics sector. 

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Toyota suspends all Japan assembly plants following order system glitch

2023-08-29T12:44:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

The glitch has stopped the OEM from being able to order parts, forcing a nationwide shutdown. 

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From South Carolina to the world of BMW, with love

2023-08-21T17:45:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

 BMW’s parts export operations in Spartanburg are a study in managing complexity and quality in packing, and where innovation can make a big difference.

Rail delivery plays an increasingly important role in the China-Russia logistics

Chinese vehicle exports keep Russian vehicle logistics afloat at sea – and by rail


Russia has become the top destination for Chinese vehicle exports, but vehicle logistics are a challenge, leading to new delivery methods, including cars in containers. 

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Investing in the long term: Interview series with GM’s Jeff Morrison, VP global purchasing and supply chain

2023-08-04T15:40:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

GM’s global purchasing chief, Jeff Morrison, has forged partnerships across chipmakers and battery materials. Now his team wants to regain more control especially in vehicle logistics, where the industry faces many bottlenecks.

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Talking from the top of GM’s supply chain: Jeff Morrison is investing in change

2023-08-04T15:40:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

General Motors’ vice-president for global purchasing and supply chain talks resilience, transforming battery and chip resilience, and why finished vehicle logistics is now one of his top global concerns. 

Sallaum Lines orders new PCTC vessels to increase ro-ro capacity

Sallaum Lines expands ro-ro capacity with new PCTC orders

2023-06-20T12:11:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

The shipping firm moves finished vehicles for OEMs like Ford and BMW between the US, Europe and Africa.

JLR partners with Everstream to embed AI into its supply chain

JLR uses AI to strengthen supply chain

2023-06-18T23:01:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and Everstream Analytics will work together to predict and avoid future disruptions in the supply chain. 

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Fisker meets with officials in China to plan logistics for new delivery centre

2023-06-15T12:27:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Fisker visited its offices in Shanghai to strategise logistics for its China delivery centre. 

Elizabeth Door, Ford

Ford names Liz Door chief supply chain officer with aim to make SCM a competitive advantage

2023-06-07T15:23:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Door will lead in securing operations and improving quality and digitalisation across the supply chain. Jonathan Jennings and Dave Bozeman will also leave Ford

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Denis Le Vot is chief supply chain officer at Renault Group; Jean-François Salles to lead strategic partnerships

2023-05-31T10:10:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

The board-level position reports to CEO Luca de Meo. Renault’s current supply chain vice-president, Jean-François Salles, leads partnerships in materials, battery and digitalisation

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Transform, connect and flex: JLR’s end-to-end supply chain upgrade

2023-05-24T17:24:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Barbara Bergmeier is leading an upgrade of systems, skills and supplier relations across JLR’s supply chain as the OEM aims to build more EVs and reduce emissions across the supply chain

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Automotive logistics can empower Asian manufacturers globally

2023-05-09T21:20:00+01:00By Glen Hilton

DP World is building a network of technologically advanced vehicle handling terminals that Asian carmakers stand to benefit from as they export globally

FVL Q1 2023 survey results

Capacity crisis continues: finished vehicle logistics survey Q1 2023

2023-04-11T12:18:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison

Download this exclusive report to discover the latest challenges facing finished vehicle logistics. Based on an extensive survey of FVL users and providers in the last quarter of 2022, the results provide clear insight into the specific issues affecting the global vehicle logistics sector. 


BMW’s lean, green and digital difference

2023-02-22T15:54:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

For BMW’s head of production and supply chain network, Michael Nikolaides, one of the main results of recent disruption has been the growth in influence of the logistics function across the company

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Michael Nikolaides on why logistics is a strategic advantage at BMW

2023-02-22T15:54:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

The carmaker’s top supply chain executive explains how logistics is driving production and product strategy, influencing localisation and helping BMW to be greener

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Seven new car carriers to be built for Anji shipping

2023-01-17T14:51:00+00:00By Hazel Southwell

Reports suggest the Chinese carrier is paying a record price for each carrier, to be built at Jinling and Jiangnan shipyards.

Gerardo de la torre, Nissan

Supply chain planning to avoiding the next crisis in Mexico and beyond

2023-01-12T23:05:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Gerardo De La Torre Garcia describes how Nissan managed the semiconductor crisis, including how the company adapted supply, logistics and production and its impacts in Mexico and beyond. Experts from logistics providers Ryder and timematters give insights on avoiding future crises.

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Ceva completes integration of Gefco’s vehicle logistics business

2023-01-10T18:51:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Ceva has completed the integration of Gefco’s finished vehicle logistics business, giving it a global presence as it ties those services to its own in Asia and looks to the Americas


JD Logistics helps improve SAIC-GM-Wuling service parts deliveries

2023-01-03T11:53:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

JD Logistics has taken over the management of four service parts warehouses in China for joint venture SAIC-GM-Wuling