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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 

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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 

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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.

VW's Peter Koltai; Continental's Roberta Palacio

Stronger logistics accelerate Mexico’s recovery

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

Peter Koltai from Volkswagen de México details the OEM’s logistics strategy, and is joined on a panel by Continental, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics and Maersk to explore how to optimise automotive supply chain and production across Mexico.

Roberta Palacio, Continental

Logistics powering growth – interview with Roberta Palacio, Contitech

2022-11-24T16:00:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Roberta Palacio explains what Continental division Contitech is doing to strengthen its logistics across North America and the role that Mexico is playing in its supply chain across the Americas.

Peter Koltai, VW de Mexico

VW partners for strong logistics in Mexico – Interview with Peter Koltai, Volkswagen de Mexico

2022-11-24T16:00:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Peter Koltai at Volkswagen de Mexico reveals how the carmaker has been managing logistics disruption in Mexico, and how its supply chain is preparing to the launch of electric vehicle production in Puebla. 

Richard Logan with GM's Jonathan Flores Cortes

In it for the long haul–mitigating logistics disruption and planning for the future

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

General Motors Mexico, RPM Mexico, CSI Group and KhS Global explore how carmakers such as General Motors and logistics providers are working cross functionally and collaboratively to improve finished vehicle logistics in Mexico. 

Audi's Francisco Bravo; Adrian Jennings from Cognosos

Future proofing Mexico’s logistics network

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

Francisco Bravo Gómez, Senior Director Supply Chain at Audi Mexico demonstrates digital transformation at the OEM and is joined by experts at Cargobase, RXO and Cognosos to discuss the logistics network.

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Audi’s digital culture change – interview with Francisco Bravo, Audi Mexico

2022-11-24T16:00:00+00:00By Richard Logan

Francisco Bravo Gomez at Audi Mexico explains the technology, processes and mindset changes that the carmaker is pursuing in Mexico as it transforms it further digitalises its logistics. 

Professor Mostafa Hajiaghaei-Keshteli from Tecnológico de Monterrey

The future of sustainable logistics in Mexico

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

Professor Mostafa Hajiaghaei-Keshteli from Tecnológico de Monterrey provides insight into how industries across the country, including the automotive sector, are currently managing sustainable logistics targets, and the technology and processes they can use to develop smart, sustainable logistics.

Ivan Davila, Nissan; Omar Posades, American Axle

Keeping the flow in Mexico – ensuring supply chain continuity

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

Ivan Davila from Nissan discusses the carmaker’s ambitions in efficiency and systems in Mexico, and is joined on a panel by American Axle Manufacturing, Ascent and Wallenius Wilhelmsen to discuss managing logistics bottlenecks and mitigating disruptions.

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Nissan’s extreme flexibility in Mexico – interview with Ivan Davila, Director of Logistics at Nissan Mexico

2022-11-24T16:00:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Ivan Davila caught up with editor-in-chief Christopher Ludwig in Mexico City to discuss how Nissan has adapted processes and worked in new ways with logistics providers to improve flexibility, and to manage capacity constraints in areas like vehicle logistics.

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Clean energy, flexibility, digital mindsets: conference day one in review at Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Mexico

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

Mexico’s recovery depends on stronger logistics and more coordinated government policy to support clean energy, infrastructure, trade and electrification. Editor-in-chief Christopher Ludwig assesses the significance after discussions with leaders from Nissan, Toyota, Volkswagen, Audi, American Axle and more. 

ALSC Mexico Gala dinner

A sneak peak at the Gala Dinner at Club de Banqueros at Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Mexico 2022

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

Take a look inside the gala reception, sponsored by time:matters, which was the perfect capstone to the first full day of conference at this year’s event.

Siegfried Jung, BMW Group

Taking control of logistics – interview with Siegfried Jung, VP of Logistics at BMW Mexico

2022-11-24T16:00:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

BMW Mexico’s head of logistics Siegfried Jung explains the surprises of working in Mexico, and points to the carmaker’s highly advanced digital control room for logistics at its plant in San Luis Potosi.

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