North America

The latest logistics developments in North America.

North America

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US rail legislation aims to tackle freight delays

2022-08-04T16:05:00+01:00By Hazel Southwell

In response to congestion and delays on the US rail freight network the government is proposing legislation that will give the Surface Transportation Board greater powers of control


A sustainable supply chain inbound and out at BMW

2022-08-02T13:00:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig, Marcus Williams

BMW’s Maike Rotmann and Wolfgang Rudorfer explain the strategies being put in place as part of the company’s Green Transport Logistics project for emission-free logistics


Supply chains made visible as part of US tax credit legislation on EVs

2022-08-02T11:26:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison

A new ruling on tax credits for EVs, which is ruled by strict parts localisation targets, means vehicle makers will have to make their material sourcing more transparent 

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Lithium-ion battery gigafactory database

2022-08-02T09:28:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Track electric vehicle lithium battery gigafactories by manufacturer, location, manufacturer, current and planned gigawatt (GWh) capacity.

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Register: Finished Vehicle Logistics survey results – what’s next for global outbound logistics?

2022-07-26T10:57:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Join this livestream to discuss results from the latest vehicle logistics survey with experts at RPM and Automotive Logistics. September 9th at 9.30 EST/15.30 CEST.


Walter Ludwig to lead logistics at Lucid while Evelyn Chiang transforms processes

2022-07-25T11:34:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Walter Ludwig has moved from Mercedes-Benz to head logistics at EV maker Lucid Motors. Ex-Tesla supply chain leader Evelyn Chiang joins the company as vice-president of process transformation.

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AL FVL summer 2022 digital edition – Boxing clever in the wake of chaos

2022-07-19T11:12:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

The latest edition of ALFVL magazine is out now and features interviews with top executives at BMW and SAIC VW as well as insights into North American vehicle ports, Europe-China rail and greater collaboration between the automotive and semiconductor sectors


Dave Bozeman to replace Frederiek Toney at Ford

2022-07-18T10:21:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Frederiek Toney, vice-president of the Ford Customer Service Division (FCSD), is leaving the company later this year after a career stretching 22 years. Dave Bozeman will take over from him

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Second quarter survey from RPM and Automotive Logistics now live

2022-07-05T09:54:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

The second quarterly survey from RPM and Automotive Logistics aims to provide an overview of the key trends affecting the finished vehicle sector and how opinions are developing in light of the latest developments


Slowing down for sustainability means sacrificing capacity

2022-06-29T10:18:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Carmakers already struggling to find outbound capacity could face further cuts because of stringent sustainability regulations affecting road and ocean transport, as discussed at this years FVL North America conference


Tackling the great resignation in vehicle haulage

2022-06-21T09:55:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

The shortage of haulway drivers in the US got worse during Covid focusing minds at Ford, United Road and RPM on strategies to make deliveries more efficient

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Watch: Better visibility drives continuous improving in Toyota’s vehicle logistics

2022-06-20T21:26:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Manny Bansi, responsible for vehicle logistics in North America, explains why the carmaker is putting so much focus on ETA and how it is impacting operations in transport and vehicle processing.

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Watch: Thank you for joining us at Finished Vehicle Logistics North America 2022!

2022-06-20T21:26:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Christopher Ludwig closes out the 2022 Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conference, which was the most important gathering of vehicle logistics executives in more than a decade.

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Watch: Welcome to a new world of finished vehicle logistics

2022-06-20T21:25:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Christopher Ludwig kicks off Finished Vehicle Logistics North America 2022, where the industry came together to address improving ETA accuracy, managing built-to-order vehicles, ensuring capacity and managing cost rises.

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Watch: Vehicle logistics now a top priority at Kia America

2022-06-20T21:25:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Steve Center, COO of Kia America explains how vehicle logistics has become more important across the carmaker’s sales in the face of long vehicle waiting times and business model changes.

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Watch: Vehicle logistics is driving production decisions at Nissan North America

2022-06-20T21:25:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Nissan supply chain VP Chris Styles reveals how pipeline ordering has changed outbound processes in North America, and why improving vehicle delivery will determine manufacturing and product decisions.

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Watch: Volkswagen dealers want better vehicle logistics visibility

2022-06-20T21:25:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

SVP of sales Ray Mikiciuk says vehicle ETA is a top priority for Volkswagen Group’s dealer body in the US – and that is changing how sales work with supply chain teams.

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Watch FVL highlights: ETA, capacity, driver shortages and collaboration

2022-06-20T21:25:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Christopher Ludwig summarises key takeaways from FVL North America, where vehicle ETA, capacity and costs were major concerns, but so were finding practical ways to work together.

FVL North America quiz 2022 with Christopher Ludwig

Watch: The Great Finished Vehicle Logistics North America Quiz

2022-06-16T18:19:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

The FVL gameshow is back with contestants from Nissan North America, Glovis America and Acertus.

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Watch: How to up the processing power at vehicle distribution centres

2022-06-16T18:10:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Glovis and Cognosos reveal how changing supply chain dynamics are putting more pressure on VDCs to improve processing scheduling and visibility.

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