Nick Cole has moved to United Road from Local Motors and will be leading the company’s strategy to double market share in the used car, fleet and heavy equipment sectors
Regional closures and varying rates of recovery have seen a slight shift in the records of throughput at North America’s main vehicle handling ports, most notably with the Mexican port of Veracruz losing ground to Baltimore for the first time in six years.
The summer digital edition of Automotive Logistics and Finished Vehicle Logistics magazine is out now features interviews with Ford and VW, as well as an overview of activity at the North American vehicle handling ports
Toyota has started using a software tool from optimisation expert Agillence to plan its inbound and service parts logistics networks
The Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Global conference will be back in its old home of Detroit this fall, giving a new impetus to this year’s theme Accelerating Stronger Together.
Marc Brazeau (pictured) has left his role as head of logistics at Stellantis where he was responsible for FCA US vehicle transport activities and other North American and worldwide logistics management. He has taken up another position as vice-president of global logistics and distribution at Constellation Brands
The US automotive market is bouncing back but faces further constraints in the supply chain, while OEMs are investing in an increasingly diverse powertrain and model mix. AutoForecast Solutions’s Joe McCabe analyses the risks and opportunities.
Brion Stapp explains how his Toyota dealership is adapting through Covid and supply chain disruption, and why vehicle logistics visibility will be so important to changing customer expectations and online sales strategies.
Prevention is better than the cure when it comes to vehicle damage and insurance. Experts from ABI Tape, Trinity Rail and Horizon Auto Logistics discuss key strategies and data to maintain quality across North American vehicle logistics.
EV sales are on the rise in the US, and with that new logistics considerations for vehicle weight, charging infrastructure and services. Experts from Lucid, Glovis and the American Trucking Association discuss how best to prepare.
As OEMs like Volkswagen Group pursue ambitious emission reduction targets, vehicle logistics managers and logistics providers must balance lower emissions with other KPIs including lead time and cost.
Ports are the gateway to supply chain recovery and growth for the North American automotive industry, and officials from the US Maritime Administration, Kuehne + Nagel and the American Association of Port Authorities see opportunity to strong returns on investment in capacity, transport links and digitalisation.
Nissan vehicle logistics manager Ryan Purman explains how the OEM is changing paradigms for vehicle logistics in the US, and Inform’s Dan Gosson points to opportunities in telematics and artificial intelligence.
Strong demand for used vehicles, low inventory and rising prices are putting more importance on innovative vehicle logistics and distribution, with remarketing and auction retailers looking to carriers for solutions. Experts from Manheim Logistics, Glovis and ACERTUS share insights on succeeding in a hot market.
There are growing capacity demands on ports but many OEMs, processors and logistics carriers depend on manual processes. Volkswagen’s Michael D’Angelo doesn’t think it needs to be that way.
North American rail is critical to lead time and sustainability objectives for vehicle logistics, but the sector is in need of further investment for flexibility, electrification and network management.
Patrick Manzi, chief economist at the National Automobile Dealers Association, predicts heady growth for vehicle retailers. But they will need support from OEMs and vehicle logistics experts to manage disruption and prepare for changes in the market.
Alfredo Riquelme from Renault explains how the OEM worked with Horizon to join up data across vehicle distribution and helped improve performance and increase market share in Mexico.
Nissan’s Steve Jernigan, along with IT experts from Proact and ICL, explain best practice for developing truly data-driven vehicle logistics across North America and beyond.
Canadian Pacific has been increasing its investment in compound and track infrastructure to support growing automotive business despite the disruption caused by the coronavirus and looks set to continue its reach across the US and Canada