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