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    Ryder expands cross-border network in Texas

    2018-02-23T12:50:41Z

    Third-party logistics provider Ryder System has opened a crossdock facility in Laredo, Texas. The new operation will primarily support cross-border shipments between the US and Mexico and automotive products will account for around 70% of its throughput.Situated less than 8km from the World Trade Bridge border crossing, the site incorporates ...

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    Chanje charges to an electrifying lead

    2018-02-06T11:19:04Z

    Commercial electric vehicle start-up Chanje has stolen a march on some of the more established players in the US, revealing the V8070 all-electric panel van, which can carry a payload of 6,000lbs (2.72 tonnes), several months before Tesla unveiled its much-anticipated electric truck.Chanje is led by Bryan Hansel, founder of ...

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    Mexico conference: Uncertainty well-balanced with optimism

    2018-01-31T15:55:30Z

    While a degree of uncertainty over the future of free trade between Mexico and its Nafta neighbours to the north once again hung over discussions at this year’s Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, it was more than matched by confidence in the future of the automotive sector. That confidence is being ...

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    Third-party logistics: Future fields of opportunity?

    2018-01-26T17:13:24Z

    As with most things in life, change is a constant in automotive logistics, but in finished vehicle distribution that doesn’t seem to hold as true. As one observer wryly comments about vehicle logistics: “The way of doing things is cemented because that’s how it’s always been done.”Being asset heavy, fewer ...

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    Automation: Paving the way for progress

    2018-01-25T17:26:00Z

    Ask automotive manufacturers what their primary concerns are today within warehouses and factories and they will probably allude to one of three key things – productivity, safety and waste. Although various solutions are available to help alleviate problems in these areas, one of the most important is materials handling technology. ...

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    E-log mandate: Driving into new territory

    2017-12-11T11:26:20Z

    Bob Poulos, chief executive of V3 Transportation, doesn’t need psychic powers to know what has been on the minds of his customers lately.As the calendar moves closer to the federal government’s compliance deadline for implementing electronic logging devices (ELDs), most of his expedited trucking firm’s customers – including many in ...

  • Andy Moses Penske Logistics
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    IT implementation: Touching the cutting edge

    2017-11-10T14:45:00Z

    Twenty years ago, parts of today’s automotive supply chain would have seemed like science fiction – plants keeping just a few hours’ worth of highly traceable inventory, unmanned drones being used to monitor site activity, glasses with computer chips in them, self-driving vehicles, and management systems that predict the future, ...

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    Mines of information

    2017-11-09T17:08:00Z

    Having invested over the past 20 years in data acquisition technology, the automotive industry is now casting around for ways to make sense of that data.

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    Production & logistics part 4: Logistics organisations and skills

    2017-10-25T09:45:00Z

    How has your company’s supply chain and logistics management organisation changed over the past 20 years?

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    Conference report: Attracting a talent for disruption

    2017-09-26T13:44:55Z

    Given the pace of change in digital technology the automotive logistics sector may not know exactly where it will be in ten years but it knows it is going somewhere different and that a risk-to-fail attitude is essential in adopting supply chain strategies for the future. What it cannot risk, ...

  • Day 2_Landin_Detroit
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    A stronger Nafta could emerge from negotiations

    2017-09-25T21:55:45Z

    Despite US President Donald Trump's recent warning that he may pull the country out of the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), Rogelio Landin of the US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce (pictured) continues to foresee a more positive outcome.Speaking at this year's Automotive Logistics Global Conference in Detroit, Landin, who has ...

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    Royal Mail begins Arrival commercial vehicle trial

    2017-08-23T11:51:51Z

    UK parcel and post delivery firm Royal Mail has begun trialling nine electric vehicles from all-electric truck and bus manufacturer Arrival (formerly Charge Auto), which recently opened a 110,000 sq.ft (10,000 sq.m) factory in the country in Banbury, Oxfordshire.The 3.5, 6.0 and 7.5-tonne trucks, based at Royal Mail’s Mount Pleasant ...

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    Ryder secures exclusive rights with electric van manufacturer

    2017-08-16T10:20:48Z

    Transport and supply chain management provider, Ryder System, has been chosen as the exclusive sales channel partner and service provider for Chanje, a California-based medium-duty electric vehicle company.Chanje will introduce its first vehicle – the V8070 large panel van – in the last quarter of this year and will be ...

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    Different digital paces

    2017-07-18T14:58:15Z

    The headline above might well have read ‘industry and logistics 4.0’, ‘the industrial internet of things’, ‘factories of the future’, ‘smart supply chains’ or ‘manufacturing 2025’.Or we might have turned to one of a growing number of acronyms used to outline the car industry’s future, like Mercedes-Benz Car’s CASE or ...

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    Supply Chain Conference: The future is already here

    2017-05-16T17:04:51Z

    A drone demonstration by Venture highlighted the potential of new technology for inventory management at plants and warehousesThat the automotive industry will see [sta_anchor id="1"]exponential change is something that many, if not all, experts and executives predict – even if they disagree about the pace and scale of change. ...

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    Education and training: The hard line on soft skills

    2017-05-12T15:25:28Z

    [in_this_story align="right" border="yes"]General Motors’ executive director for global supply chain, Todd Scott, meets frequently with the faculties of several universities. At Cranfield University School of Management – ranked number one outside the United States in Supply Chain World’s annual Top 100 Universities survey – senior supply chain executives from industry, ...

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    Supply Chain Conference: Silicon Valley has this industry in its sights

    2017-05-10T09:54:41Z

    Silicon Valley will soon force a disruptive pace of change in the automotive sector and its supply chains, Scott Perry, chief technology and procurement officer at transport, logistics and supply chain management solutions provider Ryder, warned delegates at this week’s Supply Chain Conference in Atlanta.Stressing that the US technology hub ...

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    Mexico conference report: Seeking to build bridges, not walls

    2017-02-07T14:25:00Z

    Mexico’s automotive industry is inextricably linked with its neighbours to the north but under its new president the US is talking about renegotiating NAFTA and applying border taxes to imports. At this year’s Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, held in Mexico City, industry and government heads looked for positive signs ...

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    General Motors: The new law of supply & demand

    2016-12-29T12:46:38Z

    GM has restructured its order fulfilment, supply chain and logistics to share more common objectives, grouping them together in a department reporting to James BovenziThe size and complexity of General Motors’ supply chain mean that designing and sourcing the most effective logistics and distribution network for the carmaker is a ...

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    Nikola unveils first hydrogen-electric truck

    2016-12-06T17:24:29Z

    Salt Lake City, Utah-based Nikola Motor Company has unveiled its first hydrogen-electric truck, the Nikola One. Based on high-density lithium batteries, it is said to provide a 1,200-mile (1,920km) range and over 1,000hp of power.The company has also announced an agreement with Ryder to use its 800-plus locations in the ...