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    Outsourcing's thin grey line


    The boundary between outsourced supply chain and in-house manufacturing is moving all the time. Where should carmakers draw the line?Once, perhaps, it was easy to see where logistics management and labour stopped and where manufacturing started at assembly plants. Parts were taken from the trucks at the loading dock of ...

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    Ryder appoints Gary Allen to supply chain engineering role


    Transport and supply chain management provider, Ryder System, has appointed Gary Allen as its vice president of Engineering. He will be responsible for overseeing the Supply Chain Engineering team and leading quality, programme management and engineering in support of the overall Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) organisation at Ryder.Allen will report ...

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    Stephen Dean moves to Con-way Freight


    Con-way Freight has named Stephen Dean as its vice-president of sales. He will join the company, which provides less-than-truckload (LTL) services, on November 25 and moves there from Ryder Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) where he has been senior vice-president of sales, marketing and solutions management.In his new role he will ...

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    Logistics providers take SmartWay Excellence awards


    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has revealed this year’s winners of its SmartWay Excellence Awards programme for shippers, logistics providers and freight carriers, with car hauliers and automotive inbound providers among the recipients. The awards are part of the EPA’s Smartway Transport Partnership, a voluntary programme that aims to ...

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    Bringing it back to North America


    OEMs and tier one suppliers are increasingly prefering to shorten their supply chains, but in decisions on near-shoring or re-shoring, pragmatism will prevailIn this story... Nissan’s supplier parkEnd of the exodus Cost and currency Making the right decisionsA ceremony at the Canton, Mississippi vehicle assembly plant of Nissan this past ...

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    Live streaming from US conference


    Lovett Hall, Henry Ford Museum played host to a fabulous gala dinner hosted by premier sponsor RyderFrom his Delta Airlines flight at 30,000ft, ICL president Patrick Donahoe watched live video streaming from the 2013 Automotive Logistics Global conference, which finished yesterday in Detroit. The event was our first to ...

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    Toledo wins 3rd GM/Wayne State supply chain competition


    Twenty American universities gathered in Detroit last week to give presentations on supply chain cases provided by General Motors, tackling subjects like sourcing battery cells in Asia to expanding rail links and supplier localisation in the US.The University of Toledo was the winner of the General Motors/Wayne State supply chain ...

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    ​Ryder ventures into Alaskan market


    Ryder is opening a maintenance and rental facility in Anchorage, Alaska. This will be the transport and supply chain management group’s first venture in the area. The new plant will provide maintenance and rental services for commercial vehicle fleets. The facility features two and a half service bays, and is ...

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    Mendunekas takes South America role at Ceva


    Ceva Logistics has appointed Fabio Mendunekas as its vice president of Business Development for South America. He will be in charge of Ceva’s commercial business development and marketing in the region, as well as developing strategies aimed at continuing the company’s growth in the South American market. The sectors he ...

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    Dynamic engineering


    The design of logistics networks can have a decisive effect on their performance and efficiency, but it is necessary for manufacturer and logistics providers to reengineer them as often as possible to gain the most efficiency.When companies decide how parts are going to flow from suppliers to assembly plants, or ...

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    US court upholds hours-of-service regulations


    An appeal by the American Trucking Association (ATA) against recently enacted hours-of-service rules for drivers has been rejected by the US Court of Appeals, except for a provision that called for short-haul drivers to take a 30 minute break, which has been overturned.“While we are disappointed the Court chose to ...

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    ​Ryder sees profit growth in first half of 2013


    Ryder System has reported higher revenue and profits for the second quarter and first half of this year. The rises were aided in part by growth and new business in the company’s Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) division, which includes contract logistics for the automotive industry. Across all its divisions, the ...

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    Toyota's total supply chain vision


    Toyota’s North American Logistics Control division is taking a more centralised approach to managing its inbound logistics network in an effort to influence the carmaker’s purchasing decisionsThe Toyota Production System (TPS) demands similar processes for logistics wherever they may take place in the world. The emphasis on heijunka – the ...

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    Executives on the move: Michael Kluger, Mark Ellis, Herbert de Saint Simon, Michael Hawes


    Michael Kluger has taken up a new role as vice president of the Commercial Division at Neovia Logistics. Kluger has been working as a visiting lecturer at the Baden-Würtemberg Cooperative State University since October 2012, a position he took up when he left DB Schenker Deutschland where ...

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    VW growing plants with strong routes in North America


    In this story... Growth and cost control;Chattanooga supply chain;The role of 3PLs;Expansion at Puebla US and Mexico links;NLK in Mexico;Evolving North AmericaThe heads of logistics for Volkswagen at its operations in the United States, Fabio Freccia, and in Mexico, Roman Müller, talk about how logistics and supply chain management are ...

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    Sharing the burden


    In this story...Crossdock examplesA history of crossdocksSharing space/operating modelsMeasuring standards An exploration into the history and future of crossdocking: logistics providers and manufacturers are exploring ways that crossdocks can be made even more efficient, including the potential of sharing more space and freight with competitors.To feed its three British vehicle ...

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    Global round up: JAC to boost exports; Supply chain mapping tool; Renault renews with TNT; GM Supplier Awards


    JAC plans to boost global exportsChinese carmaker Jianghuai Automobile (JAC) said it intends to sell more than 1.6m cars by the end of the 2015 with exports accounting for 25% of the volume. The company’s largest market share is in South America and last year it reported exports there ...

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    Logistics providers get the better of Nemo storm


    The blizzard that hit the northeast of the US last Friday, bringing heavy snowfall and high winds, caused widespread disruption for people and businesses, cutting off power, closing highways and cancelling almost 5,000 flights. However, logistics and transport providers have reported minimal disruption thanks to the deployment of well-established ...

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    Ryder's Tom Jones to retire


    Ryder’s senior vice president and general manager of Supply Chain Solution (SCS) is retiring this week after approximately 25 years with the company and 35 years in the logistics industry, much of it focused on the automotive supply chain. He was most recently responsible for leading Ryder’s automotive, retail, ...

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    GM's winning students propose future supply chains


    A competition to encourage business students to look positively at careers in the automotive supply chain unearthed a wealth of innovation and opportunity. GM's Bill Hurles (left) with the winning team was made up of: Caleb Harshbarger, a junior from Botkins, Ohio; Xianwu (Ken) Lin, a junior from China; ...