North America

The latest logistics developments in North America.

North America

Steve Jernigan, Nissan North America

Partnering to prepare for the coming outbound crisis – in conversation with Nissan’s Steve Jernigan

2021-11-29T17:30:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Nissan North America’s Steve Jernigan thinks the focus of supply chain constraints will soon shift from inbound to finished vehicle logistics, and encourages stakeholders in industry to work together during the opening session of Finished Vehicle Logistics North America 2021

Rory Hepner, Mercedes Benz at FVL North America

Outsmarting the capacity crunch

2021-11-29T17:30:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

There is no single solution to the challenges facing North American vehicle logistics, but watch what Mercedes-Benz USA’s Rory Hepner is doing to manage the crisis with vehicle logistics providers, along with insights from top vehicle logistics brokers Acertus and outbound specialists RPM

Chris Cannon, Port of Los Angeles

Delivering on net carbon zero in vehicle logistics

2021-11-29T17:30:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Reducing emissions in finished vehicle logistics is increasingly an imperative, and stakeholders need to take ownership. Learn how technology and equipment providers are offering new solutions, and hear about innovations and targets at the Port of Los Angeles

Brandon Mason, Eaton

Automotive outlook: No going back to ‘normal’

2021-11-29T17:30:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Top Eaton analyst Brandon Mason discusses how inventory and supply chain issues are impacting North American sales and production, as well as how the industry might be seeing the start of permanent changes

Tom Cook, Nissan

The end-to-end supply chain visibility is nigh

2021-11-29T17:30:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Repent, the spreadsheet apocalypse is here! Watch how Nissan, Jack Cooper and Draiver are aiming to digitalise more vehicle logistics processes and improve visibility for the supply chain and vehicle logistics

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Why vehicle dealers and customers want real-time visibility of distribution pipelines

2021-11-29T17:30:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

With vehicle inventories low, and more customers buying vehicles to order or with longer waiting times, the urgency for visibility in the pipeline is now critical for dealerships such as those for Chevrolet – and their end customers. And increasingly, the technology to achieve this tracking exists. This session features learnings from GM, FreightVerify, Glovis America and Black Widow

FVL Family Feud

FVL Family Feud – a game that challenges new ideas and innovations

2021-11-29T17:30:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Tune in for this fun, interactive game involving industry innovators from Volkswagen, Nissan and Glovis, along with plenty of audience participation. ’Survey says…’ the industry is ready to change and try new things.


Alternative propulsion, alternative thinking

2021-11-29T17:30:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

In this session, leaders from the National Automobile Dealers Association and the American Trucking Associations share the key considerations, changes and innovations required for scaling up electric vehicle sales and logistics in the US

Patrick Ottensmeyer, Kansas City Southern

A true North American railroad: what the Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern merger means for vehicle logistics

2021-11-29T17:30:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

KCS president Patrick Ottensmeyer joins vehicle logistics veteran Dennis Manns in conversation on how the upcoming merger with CP will improve capacity and border flows for vehicle logistics, and how the rail company is mitigating the supply chain crisis, including through investments south of the border

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Finished vehicle logistics Ideas Labs – rolling the dice on new solutions

2021-11-29T17:30:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Following workshops on key industry topics and challenges including driver shortages, in-vehicle telematics, vehicle processing and final mile visibility, industry experts at Finished Vehicle Logistics shared their group’s top solutions and next steps as part of a quick-fire pitch round

BMW Spartanburg plant (2)

BMW consolidates logistics facilities in Spartanburg with $100m investment

2021-11-23T10:45:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

BMW is expanding its logistics operations at its plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina with a $100m new logistics centre that will be nearly 1m sq. ft (93,000 sq.m), with room for expansion.


Shining a light into Nissan’s outbound logistics

2021-11-17T13:19:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Disruption to the production of cars in the US caused by the current parts shortages has also cast shadows over the outbound delivery process, according to speakers at last week’s Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conference, held in Newport Beach, California.  


Transporting the electric future

2021-11-16T13:19:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Dave Dudek, executive vice-president and global automotive and tire sector lead for Ceva Logistics, explains key issues in the handling, storage and transportation of batteries

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Supporting vehicle imports for a sustainable future

2021-11-16T11:14:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

The Port of Vancouver USA is looking to enhance its service for long-term customer Subaru with a greater degree of sustainability


Outbound sector faces capacity crisis as production rebounds, says Nissan

2021-11-11T11:37:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

There are positive, albeit early signs, that vehicle production is recovering in North America. This year saw a loss in light vehicle production of 2.5m vehicles because of widespread shutdowns caused by semiconductor and parts shortages. While 2022 will be constrained, carmakers are reporting that plants will be running without shutdown over the coming months, even if they are under capacity for the time being.

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AL FVL Autumn 2021 digital edition – Moving forward together through disruption

2021-11-03T16:01:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

The autumn digital edition of Automotive Logistics and Finished Vehicle Logistics magazine is out now, featuring a four-part, in-depth special on Renault Group, in which its top executive for supply chain and logistics, Jean-François Salles, explains the supply chain revolution underway at the carmaker

Sean Maguire, EV ideas lab

Working together to shape sustainable EV supply chains – ALSC Ideas Lab wrap-up

2021-11-03T11:28:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Following a workshop on sustainable EV supply chains at ALSC Global, Chep’s Sean Maguire discusses the challenges that the industry faces in maintaining sustainable supply chains whilst ramping up EV production, including managing varying cycle times and the importance of creating open forums

United Road President and CEO Mark Anderson (r.) with Tim Sandford, professional carhauler

United Road applies Guaranteed Pay scheme to all company drivers

2021-11-01T12:01:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

As the finished vehicle logistics sector battles with a severe driver shortage United Road is extending its new pay scheme to include all drivers, providing them with greater security 


Hansen & Adkins chooses TMS software from Magnus Technologies

2021-11-01T10:24:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

North American finished vehicle haulier Hansen & Adkins (H&A) is now using a transport management system (TMS) supplied by Magnus Technologies

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Auto industry looks for clearer picture of complex chip shortage

2021-10-26T07:47:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Greater integration of the semiconductor supply chain is needed to prevent the sort of disruption seen since the Covid pandemic, as delegates heard at the recent ALSC Global Live debate

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