All Ryder articles – Page 6

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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; ...

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    Christine Krathwohl and the global power player that is GM


    GM’s intercontinental material shipments have risen dramatically, changing the dynamic of logistics management and purchasing at the carmaker. Christine Krathwohl, executive director of global logistics and supplier diversity, tells how she is looking for global logistics engineering from providers and increased visibility to keep costs and flows under control.General Motors’ ...

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    Editor's Note: Supply chains and purchasing


    About five years ago, OEM executives described buying components in places like Southeast Asia as ‘low-cost country’ sourcing. A few years later, they started calling it the more cheerful ‘best-cost country’ sourcing. I always thought of this change as a PR cleanse – an obfuscation of the short and clear ...

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    Executives on the move


    Following the departure of Bob Socia as vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain (read more here), General Motors has named Grace Lieblein (pictured) as his successor, responsible for its purchasing activities and supply chain and logistics operations worldwide. “Grace’s track record is a diverse and very successful one ...

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    Industry mourns loss of Jim Moore


    It was with great sadness that Automotive Logistics learned of the passing of Jim Moore this week. Moore was vice president, Supply Chain Excellence, at Ryder System and had more than 25 years’ experience in the supply chain industry. He died on Saturday night after a lengthy illness. ...

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    The Mexican parts rush


    With car production jumping across the border to Mexico, manufacturers are making increasing use of the country’s developing intermodal services, writes Anthony CoiaFord's load factor improvements;Intermodal investment;GM's intercontinental material network;Visteon at the border;Consolidating networks;Nissan's four pillars;VW and synchronising supply;3PL developments.Mexico is resurgent as a manufacturing and export base for the ...

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    The Mexican parts rush


    With car production jumping across the border to Mexico, manufacturers are making increasing use of the country’s developing intermodal services, writes Anthony Coia.Mexico is resurgent as a manufacturing and export base for the automotive industry. While the country has suffered from violence and security issues relating to drug crime in ...

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    Miami Uni wins GM/Wayne State supply chain competition


    A team of students representing Miami University were chosen as the winners of the second annual GM/Wayne State University Supply Chain competition, held at the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit this past weekend. The event featured presentations by teams from 16 universities that were based on automotive supply ...

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    Executives on the move


    Henrik Wilhelmsmeyer has been appointed director for Mainland China at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. He replaces Jenny Zhang, who is leaving the company to pursue other interests. Wilhelmsmeyer has moved from Rolls-Royce's owner BMW where he has held a number of senior roles and spent the last six years in ...

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    All the risk but without the reward


    With economic crises and a succession of natural disasters hitting the industry, times have been tough in the automotive world recently. Necessity is the mother of invention, however, and many claim that the sector has emerged the stronger for it. But has everyone emerged on a level pegging? At the ...