All Road articles – Page 9

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    Mexico reports record output and exports during 2014

    2015-01-14T16:37:58Z

    The Mexican Auto Industry Association (AMIA) has reported a jump in exports for the month of December 2014 of 21%, based on the same month in 2013. This is up by almost 34,000 units to more than 195,000 vehicles exported. Over the year, exports increased to 2.64m vehicles, an increase ...

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    Renault rail delivery between Spain and France a ‘one-off’

    2015-01-13T11:42:13Z

    Following last week’s news that Renault-Nissan had moved vehicles from its Valladolid plant in Spain to France as part of a test shipment, the carmaker has qualified the movement as a one-off, year-end spot shipment and not part of a trial toward establishing a regular weekly rail service between the ...

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    Calsonic Kansei increases footprint in Sunderland

    2015-01-12T14:54:18Z

    Automotive components supplier Calsonic Kansei has invested £800,000 ($1.2m) in establishing a 9,300 sq. m warehouse at Doxford International Technology Park in Sunderland, UK, which was officially opened this week (January 14th). The company, which makes heat exchange, air conditioning, exhaust, interior, and electronic automotive components, is a major supplier ...

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    DoT’s Foxx warns of worsening infrastructure in US

    2015-01-07T14:43:04Z

    At a forum held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on Monday this week, US secretary of transport, Anthony Foxx, warned that the US infrastructure deficit was growing and would worsen without further investment and long-term planning for new technology. “Whatever the infrastructure deficit is on paper, it’s probably ...

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    CDN kicks off 2015 with $1m for further growth

    2015-01-07T14:16:59Z

    Car Delivery Network, which provides real-time electronic information on outbound vehicle movements, has announced it has secured $1m in funding from private investors to expand its operations as an independently owned and operated business. While the investors are unnamed CDN said they were from outside the automotive industry. "These funds ...

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    The cross-border crawl

    2014-12-23T12:00:07Z

    With the number of vehicles and parts moving between the US and Mexico set to increase even further, there are efforts to speed up the import and export processes. Are they enough?Freight flows between the US and Mexico have been steadily increasing, helped by strengthening economies on both sides of ...

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    Planes, trains and slow boats to China

    2014-12-22T06:30:38Z

    With increased local production still relying heavily on imported material, supply chain efficiency in planning, customs, shipping and packing is crucial to succeeding in China As the largest automotive market in the world, on pace to build and sell nearly 23m vehicles in 2014, China has a strong and growing ...

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    Premium plant logistics

    2014-12-22T06:30:23Z

    Six months after Chery JLR’s Rui Zhu and Alex Holland gave an exclusive preview of their logistics plan to Christopher Ludwig, they invited him back into the plant shortly after launch to reveal the latest innovations for its complex material flows A few weeks before visiting Chery Jaguar Land ...

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    India conference: GST may finally be on the way

    2014-12-18T17:25:10Z

    The possibility for a Goods and Service tax (GST) in India has been floating around for ten years, but it finally looks like real steps are being made towards implementation. Only this week, the Indian cabinet approved the constitutional amendment bill, and plans to rollout the tax from April 2016. ...

  • Fiat India plant
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    Assembling a stable supply structure

    2014-12-17T14:05:04Z

    Fiat India’s assistant vice-president of corporate purchasing, Sudhir Chikhle, talks to Ramesh Kumar about supplier standards, the obstacles to JIT delivery and greater localised sourcing near its Pune factoryDespite an erratic and sluggish market over the past three years, India still holds considerable promise for Fiat Chrysler. The carmaker has ...

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    Analysis: Mahindra Logistics invests in hope as much as assets

    2014-12-17T12:49:40Z

    Mahindra Logistics recent acquisition in assets and freight forwarding are moves to secure capacity ahead of an expected upturn in automotive and vehicle logistics More than six months after the election of Narendra Modi in India, it may still be too early to determine whether the Modi government’s agenda is ...

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    Improved performance at a lower cost

    2014-12-16T16:23:08Z

    PSA Peugeot Citroën’s director for finished vehicle supply chain Guy Lederer (left) describes how his goals to reduce stock and delivery lead times are at the heart of efforts to put the OEM ‘Back in the Race’ The past year has been a transformative one for PSA Peugeot Citroën. Many ...

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    Chery JLR puts complex logistics plan into action

    2014-12-16T11:31:44Z

    As Chery Jaguar Land Rover (CJLR) launches series production of the Range Rover Evoque in China, the joint venture carmaker is putting into action a complex and global supply chain that its logistics team has been planning for nearly three years, including the use of a diverse set of lead ...

  • Audi Hungaria_Motorenlager
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    Audi special report: Vorsprung durch Logistik

    2014-12-15T20:01:00Z

    Audi is a major profit and innovation centre for the entire Volkswagen Group – and that includes its logistics processes, systems and infrastructure. The company’s in-plant and inbound logistics in Europe have helped to maintain high volumes and product variety despite space constraints in factories and have set the standard for global expansion in China, Mexico and elsewhere.

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    Audi special report: A fast, flexible network

    2014-12-15T20:00:00Z

    Audi’s inbound logistics depends on tight planning and delivery adherence, while the carmaker is also exploring more consolidation within the Volkswagen Group

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    Audi special report: One crossdock, many brands

    2014-12-15T20:00:00Z

    The Volkswagen Group’s European transport network is well engineered, however there is ambition for even deeper freight consolidation within it. After synchronising in-plant processes, the next stage in the NLK is to use crossdocks based close to supplier locations, which then feed multiple group plants in high frequency, full truckloads.

  • Audi: Erstmals mehr als 50.000 Autos in einem Monat in China ausgeliefert
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    Audi special reports: A global outlook

    2014-12-15T20:00:00Z

    Audi is exporting European best practices to support growing production ventures as far afield as China and Mexico

  • Audi Hungaria_Auslieferung A3 Limousine per Bahn-Ragierplatz_2
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    Audi special report: Outbound delivery accuracy

    2014-12-15T20:00:00Z

    The concept of Liefertreue, or delivery reliability, is central to Audi’s customer promise and consequently crucial in every aspect of the supply chain right up to the point of receipt at dealers, says Dr Michael Hauf, head of brand logistics (pictured)

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    Acumen buys Stobart’s enclosed vehicle carrier Enable

    2014-12-15T15:57:48Z

    UK-based transport and logistics provider Acumen Automotive Logistics has bought Enable, the enclosed finished vehicle carrier, from Stobart Group. Enable, which was originally bought from car carrier Autologic by Stobart in 2012 , will now be rebranded as an Acumen Automotive Logistics division. Acumen has relocated Enable’s staff and vehicles ...

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    Symbols for better days ahead

    2014-12-15T14:08:44Z

    The 2014 Automotive Logistics India conference, held in Gurgaon, revealed that despite years of lacklustre growth, the Indian automotive logistics industry has not lost its hope in its own potential. Buoyed by the reforms expected from the recently elected government, executives are now looking forward to ‘acche din’ Rachael Hogg ...