GM aims to secure lithium supply with record mining investment
GM is investing in Lithium Americas to secure the supply of lithium carbonate from the Thacker Pass mine in Nevada, US as it works to secure meet its goals for battery and EV production in North America
Flavio Batista jumps from ship to shore with role at GPA
After 25 years at Wallenius Wilhelmsen, Flavio Batista has moved to a new role as vice-president of sales and marketing at Georgia Ports Authority
Ceva completes integration of Gefco’s vehicle logistics business
Ceva has completed the integration of Gefco’s finished vehicle logistics business, giving it a global presence as it ties those services to its own in Asia and looks to the Americas
Porsche Haru Oni synthetic fuel plant begins production
The project in Southern Chile has begun its pilot phase to produce 130,000 litres of synthetic fuel from water and wind energy in 2023, using an efficient logistics distribution setup as well.
Lithium-ion battery gigafactory database
Track electric vehicle lithium battery gigafactories by manufacturer, location, manufacturer, current and planned gigawatt (GWh) capacity.
Dave Bozeman to replace Frederiek Toney at Ford
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
ICL appoints Gina Tovar as managing director of Europe
Gina Tovar has joined ICL Systems as managing director for Europe, a role she will share as the finished vehicle logistics software specialist with Rudolf Luttmann, who has been in the role since June 2021.
Electric vehicle and hybrid vehicle plant database
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Brazil deliveries hit by Q1 decline but exports are a silver lining
Domestic Brazilian vehicle sales stood at 527,900 for the first quarter of this year, a decline of 5.4% on the same period in 2020 but down 23% on the previous quarter (Q4 2020), according to the National Association of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (ANFAVEA).
Horizon Auto Logistics restructures business in the Americas
Following a realignment of operations last year, Horizon Auto Logistics (HAL), has restructured its business and will operate the following group divisions: Horizon Auto Logistics in Mexico, Fast Terminal International in Colombia, and Fast Auto Logistics in the US and Dominican Republic.
Ford cuts its losses in Brazil with closure of all production in 2021
Ford will shut all three of its production facilities in Brazil this year and import vehicles from other markets in South America, including neighbouring Argentina and Uruguay, to meet demand in the country.
Watch: How Daimler digitalised its damage claims process for vehicle logistics
In a case study presentation at Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live, Dr Monica Schmickler explains Mercedes-Benz’s new global quality management system, Q.DOME, and how the carmaker is gaining more visibility and data over vehicle transport damage in its global distribution network.
VW extends contract for Brazilian spare parts logistics with Ceva
Volkswagen has signed an extension to its contract with Ceva Logistics for the operation of its 132,000 sq.m spare parts centre in Vinhedo, Brazil, north of São Paulo..
Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 10 – How Volkswagen is transforming plant logistics with AI, analytics and cloud technology
In this episode of the Livestream Hour, we discuss the technology and processes that are accelerating more connected, data-driven supply chains, and the greater role they will play in the post-coronavirus automotive industry. With special guests from Volkswagen, research institute Fraunhofer ISST and tech startup SYNAOS.
Watch: Automotive Supply Chain June Update with Volkswagen Group and Visteon – Leadership in a Crisis
Our coronavirus series provide critical information and strategic insight to help design more resilient automotive supply chains. In our June update, key decision makers, including from Volkswagen Group and Visteon, share insight on the challenges of leadership in a crisis and how to respond to build stronger supply chains.
Watch: How Ford digitalised and insourced global supply chain processes | Your Questions Answered Part II with Amlan Bose
Ford is transforming its supply chain and logistics processes in a number of key regions, including creating an in-house 4PL and rolling out a dynamic transport management system. Following discussion on our popular Livestream Hour edition focused on digitalisation in supply chain and logistics, Ford’s Amlan Bose rejoins Christopher Ludwig to address audience questions on topics including challenges to rollout, whether the system and insourcing will spread to other regions, and how digital control towers are helping Ford in the Covid-19 crisis.
Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 8 – Ford’s insourcing of logistics through technology
Join this special digital transformation livestream session on how IT and technology solutions are supporting supply chain during the crisis, including a major digitalisation project for Ford’s logistics and supply chain management across key regions. Hosted by Christopher Ludwig.
WW Ocean provides direct service to Chilean mining hub
Maritime logistics provider Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean (WW Ocean) is providing a direct monthly service from the US and Mexico to the mining hub of Puerto Angamos in Chile.
Watch: Livestream Coronavirus Series – Automotive Supply Chain May Update
Our monthly supply chain updates provide critical information for automotive production, purchasing and logistics professionals in the current crisis, and strategic insight to help companies design more resilient supply chains for the future. Watch the May update for the latest market forecasts from our automotive analyst and insight on how supply chains could be made more resilient from automotive supply chain expert Peter Weiss from Gartner.