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    Global conference: Automotive is the benchmark for logistics in Mexico


    While automotive is not the only industry with a focus on the development of Mexico as a production and export base, it seems customers from other sectors are looking to the logistics processes it employs as the benchmark for their own inbound strategies.“Companies have approached us in other industries and ...

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    Is there still a place for leaders?


    The ‘lead logistics provider’ concept may be undergoing its biggest ever changes. The question is whether or not it is still working for today’s automotive industry. Co-ordinated from a ‘control tower’ based on the customer's site in Solihull, England, an extensive European supply chain feeds the three British vehicle assembly ...

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    Guided by choices


    In the push to improve productivity, manufacturers and logistics providers are looking to increase the use of AGVs in parts and material warehouses, although there are still questions about investment and flexibility. Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) are an increasingly common sight in the automotive industry, particularly in production plants, where ...

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    Fiat Chrysler's automotive melting pot


    *This article is part of a special focus on Mexico. For other features related to finished vehicle logistics in Mexico click here. For features on the automotive supply chain in Mexico click here.Mercedes Figueroa (below) has taken over Fiat Chrysler’s logistics at a time of supply chain and sales integration. ...

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    Nearby and nimble


    *This article is part of a special focus on Mexico. For other features related to the automotive supply chain in Mexico click here; for more on finished vehicle logistics in Mexico click here.In the fourth part of this special Automotive Logistics report, we discover that while Mexico’s OEMs rely on ...

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    Down Mexico way...and back again


    *This article is part of a special focus on Mexico. For other features related to the automotive supply chain in Mexico click here; for more on finished vehicle logistics in Mexico click here.In the second part of this special Mexico report, we explore how huge amounts of automotive material crossing ...

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    The power of recall


    Recalls and a carmaker's ability to carry them out efficiently can have an effect not just on public relations, but on the company’s bottom line and share price. LSPs are increasingly getting involved.In the late morning of April 10th 2014, the general manager of University Volkswagen Mazda, a car ...

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    Tom Jones returns to logistics with role at Palogix SCS


    Tom Jones has come out of retirement from the logistics industry to take up a new role at Palogix Supply Chain Services as vice-president of sales national accounts.Jones was previously with Ryder Supply Chain Solutions as senior vice-president and general manager, but left suddenly at the end of January 2013, ...

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    Eight logistics providers among GM Supplier of the Year winners


    General Motors has announced its 2013 Supplier of the Year award to 68 suppliers, including eight companies working specifically in logistics for the carmaker.Only 1% of GM’s 24,000 global suppliers are selected for the awards, which are chosen by a group of purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives. “Our ...

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    Getting launches off to a flying start


    More frequent launches and longer supply chains are placing significant pressure on manufacturers and inbound and outbound providers. Having spent tens of millions of dollars promoting the autumn 2012 launch of its 2013 model year Lincoln MKZ, Ford had high hopes for the vehicle, which was the subject of a ...

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    Redrawing the line side


    Carmakers are looking carefully at ways to simplify inbound logistics to assembly lines, including kitting operations and, in some cases, insourcing.After a number of recent visits to automotive plants I have noticed changes to the ways that carmakers are thinking about final deliveries to the assembly line. Manufacturers as diverse ...


    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 ...