North America

The latest logistics developments in North America.

North America


Greater visibility is a wonderful and challenging thing

2021-10-12T10:40:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

At last week’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Global Live conference, leading carmakers discussed how crisis management has realigned the logistics and supply chain function within their organisations, and put it front and centre


Communication and creativity are crucial to withstand supply chain turbulence

2021-10-11T16:04:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

In the face of turbulent times for the automotive supply chain logistics providers recognise that sitting down and talking is every bit as important as the digital technology needed to get creative with the solutions

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Ford to build battery and assembly plants in Kentucky and Tennessee for massive acceleration of EV output

2021-09-28T12:12:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Together with South Korean battery maker SK Innovation (SKI), Ford is investing $11.4 billion on new plants, which aim to significantly increase regional battery supply and production capacity.

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American Honda forecasts Prologue EV deliveries for 2024

2021-09-28T09:49:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

American Honda will release its first fully electric SUV in North America in 2024 and aims to deliver 70,000 units of the Prologue to dealers in the first year

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Watch: Moving better through the border, together

2021-09-28T00:45:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Agustin Sustaita, MD of Transportes Logisticos Especializados and D-Troy Logistics partner, discusses door-to-door solutions that can reduce lead times and cost at the US-Mexico border.


Ford and Redwood Materials form EV battery recycling partnership

2021-09-24T15:56:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Ford has announced that it will be working with Redwood Materials to localise the production and recycling of lithium-ion batteries for its electric vehicles (EVs). The companies aim to achieve the “best approach” for collecting and disassembling end-of-life batteries from Ford EVs to produce all-new batteries in a closed-loop supply chain.

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Sustainable supply chains make for sustainable business models

2021-09-23T06:03:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Renault carbon reduction targets will be a challenge for logistics, but the carmaker is working on projects for alternative fuels, transport innovations and new partnerships in the circular economy.

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In the waiting room: how the chip crunch is now hitting dealer sales

2021-09-13T06:00:00+01:00By Namrita Chow

Most OEMs have met demand through existing vehicle inventory, but worsening chip shortages are now choking off new vehicle registrations, with impacts likely across the supply chain for years.


Changes at the top for BMW Manufacturing in Spartanburg

2021-09-07T09:07:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

BMW Manufacturing in the US has appointed Dr Robert Engelthorn as its new president and CEO, replacing Knudt Flor who has retired. Jeffrey Gaudiano, vice-president of production control, logistics and VPS, has also retired from the division


GM changes strategy in the scramble for secure battery and chip supply

2021-08-26T16:51:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

GM is looking for supplier partnerships to secure the supply of semiconductors and lithium-ion batteries as the automotive industry battles post-pandemic supply shortages and prepares for its electric future


Covid costs Toyota 40% production loss in September

2021-08-24T10:28:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

The spread of Covid-19 in South-East Asia and ongoing semiconductor shortages mean Toyota is having to reduce vehicle output from its global assembly plants by 40% next month


Bo Andersson takes up new role with Uzbek carmaker Avtosanoat

2021-08-24T10:13:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

The company said the appointment of Andersson will help it navigate the supply chain disruption currently affecting the automotive industry and help modernise production for the future


Material shortages are forcing a supply chain rethink in automotive

2021-08-19T10:57:00+01:00By Namrita Chow

In the face of material shortages across the board, carmakers and their suppliers are looking a range of radical alternatives as part of drive toward more sustainable closed-loop supply chains


FVL North America returns to California in November!

2021-08-17T09:52:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Finished Vehicle Logistics North America  will be returning to California for a three-day event held in November focused on what needs to be done to mitigate supply chain disruption and ensure future success in outbound logistics

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Eva Ames moves to DSV to lead electrification and mobility developments

2021-08-17T09:41:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Eva Ames has moved from her role as director of logistics at Mahindra Automotive North America to a new one at DSV as director of the newly created Electrification and Mobility Competence Centre

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Taking charge of battery supply at Ford

2021-08-09T23:36:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Ford has some very ambitious targets for pure battery electric vehicle production in the US through to 2030 and that includes a more vertically integrated battery supply chain.

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XPO spinoff GXO could see big gains in warehouse automation

2021-08-03T11:48:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

GXO Logistics has debuted on the New York Stock Exchange, with around 5% of the contract logistics market in North America and Europe. It has its eyes set on warehouse automation growth, with automotive as a potential growth area.


Nick Cole to lead remarketing initiative at United Road

2021-07-28T11:00:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

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


North American vehicle ports: Versatile through the year of the virus

2021-07-27T15:25:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

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.


AL FVL Summer 2021 Digital Edition – Gearing up the supply chain for sustainable growth

2021-07-23T16:23:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

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

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