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  • Anu Goel VW 2
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    Global conference: Know your supply chain better

    2016-09-24T15:58:00Z

    Manufacturers and logistics providers at the Automotive Logistics Global conference are doing more to integrate their supply chains from end to end, and are keen to use data and analytics to anticipate problems before they arise.

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    Global conference: Building cars is one thing, getting them to market is another

    2016-09-22T00:10:46Z

    The infrastructure and logistics services underpinning the volume growth in emerging automotive markets will need investment, if carmakers are to make the most of the opportunities these markets hold in the face of a short term sales 'plateau' in the more developed parts of the world. Delegates at this week's ...

  • Mokka Overseas Warehouse combined with kitting areas
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    Inventory inversed

    2016-07-22T11:37:20Z

    Changes in technology, economics and attitudes are driving a resurgence of interest in vendor managed inventory programmes among automotive manufacturersProduction lines need availability, not inventory. Manufacturers’ primary concern is that each individual part is a good one and that it is ready by the line when the assembly robot or ...

  • Peter Koltai AL_D2_0937
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    Volkswagen & Audi in Mexico part 1: Sharing logistics in a state of expansion

    2016-07-14T11:39:14Z

    Puebla and Volkswagen have long gone together and are vitally important to one another. Now that Audi is joining the Mexican fray, the group has established new organisations and networks across North America. Automotive Logistics finds out more about this multi-brand, multi-country approach to purchasing and logisticsPuebla, tucked between Mexico’s ...

  • FinalPanelSCC
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    The Supply Chain Conference: Debating what North American automotive supply chains need to be faster, smarter and tougher

    2016-05-25T13:58:43Z

    At the end of the first Supply Chain Conference in Atlanta, OEM and logistics decision makers discussed complexity, the supply chain mindset, environmental standards and the culture of change required to stimulate innovationAs the recent years of rapid growth begin to ease off, carmakers, tier suppliers and logistics providers operating ...

  • Anu Goel, VW
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    Supply Chain Conference executive report: A connection worth more than the sum of its parts

    2016-05-24T16:54:50Z

    The first Automotive Logistics Supply Chain conference explored the extreme complexity of production and service parts logistics across North America. Amid rising global and regional flows, opportunities for freight consolidation and new ways of collaborating across the industry emerged. Christopher Ludwig reports from Atlanta, Georgia.[sta_anchor id="1"]The growth in the automotive ...

  • Paulo Monteiro, VW2
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    Supply Chain Conference: Mexican and intermodal shockwaves

    2016-05-24T13:50:51Z

    Ryder's Juan Calvillo and FCA's Wendi Gentry-StuenkelThe rise in Mexican parts and production output is sending more material back and forth over the border, creating opportunities and challenges for intermodal services. However, Christopher Ludwig writes that manufacturers and 3PLs may need to change their organisations and approach to supplier ...

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    Supply Chain Conference: Carmakers to benefit from greater use of intermodality

    2016-05-18T22:16:22Z

    The levelling out of car sales in North America and the reordering of production locations is giving carmakers the chance to make the delivery of their materials more efficient and sustainable, mainly through the greater use of intermodality, with rail as a core element.According to PWC Autofacts sales look to ...

  • Engine
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    More than a name to change...

    2016-04-12T09:11:46Z

    What do automotive companies mean by ‘logistics’ and ‘supply chain’? Automotive Logistics looks at whether OEM and supplier organisations reflect the sector’s changing demands and technologyThe logic is clear: it doesn’t matter how efficient your factories and delivery networks are if they are churning out products nobody wants to buy. ...

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    Steve Dean takes on contract logistics role at Ceva

    2016-03-30T12:46:09Z

    Ceva Logistics has appointed Steve Dean (pictured) as its senior vice-president of business development for contract logistics in North America.Dean, who brings more than 30 years of logistics experience to the role including 25 in the contract logistics field at firms including Menlo Worldwide, Ryder Systems and Con-way, will be ...

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    Reportaje sobre la Conferencia en México: En la frontera del cambio

    2016-02-03T19:28:35Z

    La segunda conferencia Automotive Logistics México, celebrada en la Ciudad de México, vio a cientos de ejecutivos y funcionarios discutir la mejor manera de asegurar que la producción y cadena logística automotriz del país estén listas para cumplir su propósito para el 2020 y más allá.Christopher Ludwig informa sobre abundantes ...

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    Mexico Conference report: On the borderline of change

    2016-02-01T01:23:47Z

    The second Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, held in Mexico City, saw hundreds of executives and officials discuss how best to ensure that the country’s fast-growing automotive production and supply chain will be fit for purpose by 2020 and beyond. Christopher Ludwig reports on plenty of progress, as well as reasons ...

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    Renault: A new direction for parts supply

    2015-11-10T12:21:29Z

    Thomas Vernier, Renault’s vice-president of aftersales logistics (above), talks about the OEM’s attempts to make network cost savings while improving customer service around the world, as well as the opportunities to further integrate logistics and distribution within the Renault Nissan AllianceRenault has been setting, and achieving, ambitious sales growth, cost ...

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    Faurecia: The power of four into one

    2015-10-30T14:14:16Z

    Tier one supplier Faurecia is consolidating its North American logistics network in a bid to reduce logistics costs, optimise its networks, and build better relationships with carriersFaurecia, based in Nanterre, France, is among the world’s largest tier suppliers, ranking seventh globally for 2014, according to the latest Automotive News list ...

  • Kroswek_Dewicki_ALGlobal
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    Supply chain providers need to get data savvy to survive

    2015-09-25T18:30:23Z

    The automotive industry is about to get a front row seat in the digital business revolution and one of the clear messages coming out of this week’s Automotive Logistics Global conference in Detroit was that, while senior supply chain executives recognise that their business is becoming digital, a high percentage ...

  • TimFlucht_Penske
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    Positive signs for US-Mexico cross border material flow

    2015-09-24T19:23:34Z

    [Updated 28th September] Mexico is set to be the United States’ largest trading partner by 2018. Last year, 20 years after the NAFTA agreement was signed, trade between the two countries hit $592 billion, closing in on the $660 billion in trade between the US and Canada. The automotive industry ...

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    Honda part 5: Working better, together

    2015-07-16T08:01:12Z

    An emphasis on collaboration is helping the carmaker maximise efficiency, minimise cost and possibly avoid capacity and driver shortagesWhile part of the Honda North America logistics strategy has been to increase consolidation between all its plants, there has also been a move towards wider collaboration in the supply chain, whether ...

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    Honda part 2: Getting the lay of the land

    2015-07-09T08:01:30Z

    To fulfil the scale, diversity and flexibility of its North American production, in 2014 Honda bought some $25.5 billion of production parts from 700 suppliers across the US, Canada and MexicoHonda’s footprint in North America has grown substantially since Soichiro Honda first set up a motorcycle factory in Marysville, Ohio ...

  • Marysville Auto Plant Honda
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    Honda part 1: Field of dreams

    2015-07-09T08:00:33Z

    Since Honda took root in a cornfield in Marysville, Ohio, the carmaker has created a supply chain of stunning complexity, length and scaleCarmakers preside over plants and sales channels as diligent farmers and shepherds would cultivate their fields, flocks and harvests. The supply chain supporting it all, meanwhile, has typically ...

  • Chep Mexico packaging
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    Cutting out the paper trail

    2015-07-02T19:17:16Z

    Digital information is faster, more accurate and more useful, so why is there still so much paper in the automotive supply chain?Almost all companies now have some kind of digital infrastructure underpinning their processes, but can any automotive logistics operations be said to be truly paperless?Perhaps the most notable recent ...