North America

The latest logistics developments in North America.

North America

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Ford looks for capacity to deliver increased output in US

2023-03-07T15:48:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Ford is boosting production of its Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning amongst other of its best selling models but needs to ensure it can cut leads times and secure outbound capacity

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Nissan uses electric semi-trailers for vehicle deliveries to US

2023-02-24T09:19:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Nissan North America is working with Avant Garde Auto Logistics (Agal) on a project to move vehicles imported through the port of LA on electric semi-trailers, including the Ariya EV


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


The swing of the post-Covid pendulum

2023-01-31T10:22:00+00:00By Hazel Southwell, Marcus Williams

Dennis Manns, executive vice-president of advisory group North Motors, talks in detail about the lessons learned from the disruption of the last three years and why better communication is crucial

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LG and Honda formalise joint battery venture for North American supply

2023-01-13T15:28:00+00:00By Hazel Southwell

Honda has become the latest in a string of OEMs to tie up a joint venture with LG Energy Solutions for EV battery supply in North America.


Justin Newell takes over as CEO of Inform North America

2023-01-13T11:23:00+00:00By Hazel Southwell

Newell will continue in his role as chief operating officer as well as taking on CEO duties in the region, while Adrian Weller will remain an advisor.

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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.


Renee Wawrzynski replaces Edgard Pezzo as GM’s head of global logistics

2022-12-21T18:38:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Renee Wawrzynski will take over General Motors’ top logistics job as the OEM invests in supply chain visibility and resilience following Edgard Pezzo’s retirement.


Laesch replaces Mikkelsen as head of vehicle logistics at Ford

2022-12-21T11:44:00+00:00By Hazel Southwell

Long-term Ford employee Michael Laesch has taken on the role as manager of North American and ocean vehicle logistics from Bill Mikkelsen

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Challenging times continue: finished vehicle logistics survey Q4 results

2022-12-14T00:21:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison

Download this exclusive report to discover the current challenges facing finished vehicle logistics. Based on an extensive survey of FVL users and providers around the world, the results provide clear insight into the specific issues affecting the logistics sector and also captures the wider market sentiment across the automotive industry


US DoE announces $2.5 billion loan to accelerate Ultium Cells plants

2022-12-13T13:07:00+00:00By Hazel Southwell

GM’s battery joint venture with LG Energy Solution – Ultium Cells – is getting a production boost from a $2.5 billion loan from the US Department of Energy


Recovery and discovery: five lessons from ALSC Mexico 2022

2022-12-06T14:37:00+00:00By Hazel Southwell

The Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Mexico conference returned to Mexico City in November and automotive experts were keen to highlight the new normal of resilience, innovation and opportunity across North America 


VW and PowerCo build on battery plans in Canada

2022-12-05T12:55:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Volkswagen and its PowerCo battery division are building on plans to establish a battery supply chain out of Canada and developing an existing agreement with Umicore

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The fast track to problem-solving at FVL North America

2022-12-01T12:39:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Experts in finished vehicle logistics are meeting in California next May to share ideas on managing capacity constraints, labour shortages and the transition to EV logistics 


Vinfast begins global EV exports supported by Inform

2022-11-24T17:21:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Logistics software specialist Inform is providing transport and yard management software to Vietnamese EV maker Vinfast as it begins global exports

Christopher Ludwig, ALSC Mexico

Welcome to Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Mexico 2022!

2022-11-24T16:00:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Editor-in-Chief Christopher Ludwig kicks off the return of Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Mexico with an overview of the challenges and opportunities for the industry in Mexico, and previews insights from leading experts including Volkswagen, Nissan, Toyota, Audi, BMW and more.

Chris Styles, Nissan; Lizette Garcida, Toyota

Reimagining Mexican automotive supply chains and logistics

2022-11-24T16:00:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Chris Styles at Nissan and Lizette Gracida at Toyota Motor de México join the opening panel at Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Mexico to discuss changing policies and regulations that impact automotive supply chains.

Lizette Gracida, Toyota de Mexico

Mexico needs a holistic energy policy – interview with Lizette Gracida, Toyota de Mexico

2022-11-24T16:00:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Toyota’s Lizette Gracida stresses the importance of the government setting a plan for Mexico to transition to clean energy and to keep in dialogue with the automotive industry on optimising trade agreements and processes.

Guido Vildozo, Senior Manager, Americas Light Vehicle Sales Forecasting at S&P Global

What’s ahead for Mexico? North America production and sales outlook

2022-11-24T16:00:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Guido Vildozo at S&P Global to explore the latest global trends and drivers shaping carmaker strategies and volume targets, and how this will impact on Mexican automotive production and exports.

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