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    Collaborating in the aftermarket


    Marcia MacLeod discovers how logistics companies and manufacturers in the US are waking up to the benefits of shared services and more collaboration in the aftermarket supply chain.Dealing with damageCollaborating on deliveryCombing inbound with aftermarketThe sheer size of North America, with more than 3,000 miles between east and west coasts ...

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    Tier survivors


    The recession has consolidated the tier supply chain, forcing those who have managed to survive to become stronger and more competitive. But that has to be reflected in their own supply chain efficiency as well.The new normalA lot of work left to be doneA 'no silo' approachEarning a profit as ...

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    GM awards LSPs in Detroit


    Twelve logistics companies have been recognised in General Motors’ Supplier of the Year awards for 2010, held recently at the GM Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan. The award, now in its 19th year, recognises the significant contributions of GM’s suppliers in 2010 as part of the company’s global product and ...

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    Executives on the move


    Peter Weiss has moved from his position at Chrysler as director of Worldwide Transportation and Customs to become vice president of International Operations. In his previous role, Weiss was responsible for inbound and outbound logistics systems worldwide, a role he has held for five years, helping to shape Chrysler’s logistics ...

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    Global news in brief


    Freight policy to address ‘the end of cheap oil’The European Commission has revealed plans for the future of transport over the next decade that will prepare for a new world without cheap oil and one that will seek to remove national protectionist measures that threaten more efficient freight transport. ...

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    US trucking regs could worsen driver shortage


    New legislation on driver safety coming into effect towards the end of this year on US highways could change the shape of existing logistics networks in the country, and could exacerbate a growing shortage of drivers, according to trucking and logistics companies. Such a shortage would mean less capacity to ...

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    GM uses Equinox Shuttle in Canada


    GM is using an innovative shuttle service in Ontario, Canada to move Equinox model body units from the recently completed body shop at its CAMI Automotive plant in Ingersoll to its Oshawa plant for final assembly. Regular production of the Equinox at Oshawa started on Monday this week just six ...

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    Executives on the move


    Evolution Time Critical has appointed Alex Burnett as its new European sales development manager. Burnett, who previously worked at TNT, will be responsible for forging relationships with European car manufacturers and their tier suppliers. "With four years' logistics experience in the armed forces and ten years in sales and operations ...

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    Auto growth in Mexico is a boost for LSPs


    The recovery of automotive manufacturing in North America, and in particular Mexico, is helping to boost earnings for logistics providers operating in the region, as third-party logistics provider Ryder System and the railway Kansas City Southern have seen significant earnings improvements compared to 2009. Ryder has seen a 12% revenue ...

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    Space for rent


    The automotive warehouse real estate market has taken a major hit, but it remains a dynamic sector where the requirements are becoming more and more specificA different game in AsiaThe shape of automotive warehousingInbound warehouses versus aftermarketFuture trends for warehousing locationsThe world’s automotive industry has had a torrid three years: ...

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    How to cope without a crystal ball


    General Motor’s head of logistics Susanna Webber talks to Christopher Ludwig about improving supplier relations and how a total enterprise cost approach could help the company understand how to react to future risk and changes in the global supply chainLooking back and learning from the painThe recession's silver liningBuilding a ...

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    Suppliers are healthier, but face capacity shortfalls


    The outlook for tier suppliers in North America has improved significantly in 2010 with higher vehicle sales coming atop aggressive moves to cut costs. The recent “Automotive Supplier Barometer”, released in May by the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA), a North American supplier group, reveals significant improvements in production capacity ...

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    Ryder wins Delphi award amid growing business strength


    Delphi, the US-based tier one supplier, has given Ryder System a 2010 Above & Beyond Award for services in supply chain management and logistics. The award, established in 2007 and presented annually, recognises Delphi suppliers for special service events that went beyond contractual obligations during the 2009 calendar year. Ryder ...

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    Who is the greenest of them all?


    The jury is still out on whether or not the automotive logistics sector is really going to make carbon emissions a definable KPI ahead of government regulation. But as Maxine Elkin discovers, companies at least have plenty to talk aboutWe keep being told that carbon management will become a part ...

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    Logistics providers celebrated in supplier awards


    Logistics providers were once again among the 76 recipients of the GM Supplier of the Year awards held at the GM Design Dome in Warren, Michigan last Thursday. ECM (Vehicle Delivery Service), FedEx, Grimaldi, Höegh, K-Line, Ryder and TMS were among those recognised. “The Supplier of the Year award is ...

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    Toyota recall reveals need for visibility


    Toyota’s recall of millions of vehicles in North America, Europe and China because of accelerator pedals that may stick is a complex and expensive logistics operation, with expedited replacements and repair parts shipped to factories and dealers. But logistics might be the least of Toyota’s supply chain management problems, as ...

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    Track & trace: do we need the ‘next best thing’?


    The automotive industry has been talking up the potential of RFID for decades, but with budgets strapped, there appears to be no rush to bin the barcodeAuto's enduring affair with the barcodeRFID still only used in fragmentsTrack what is sensibleThe future is now... or soonAt the end of the production ...

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    GM revises pay plan for suppliers


    From 1 November this year GM will start paying its parts and logistics service providers every week rather than every 47 days in a move to improve the company’s cash flow and better support struggling suppliers. Many suppliers awaiting payment have been forced to rely on credit lines to cover ...

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    Executives on the move


    Ceva Logistics has appointed Caio Najm (pictured) as general director in Brazil, replacing Giuseppe De Vincenzo, who leaves Ceva Brazil after six years to pursue a new role with Ceva outside the country. Najm has more than 25 years of experience, having worked in companies including Compañia Transportadora, Coml. Translor ...

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    US 3PLs could see light in 2010


    While 2009 will be the first year since at least 1996 that the US third-party logistics (3PL) market will contract, 2010 could signal a fairly strong return to growth, according to a report, “Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management”, by Armstrong & Associates, a US-based consultancy. In ...