All SCM articles – Page 10

  • Webinar1
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    JDA Software webinar: Meeting the new normal

    2015-04-01T15:29:39Z

    A wise man once said that the automotive industry is the industry of industries. The automotive ecosystem is vast, consisting of a complicated network of tier suppliers, 3PLs, OEMs, distributors, dealers and retailers, and not least customers. Across that network parts are being borrowed from all over. After the steady ...

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    Ford aims to triple exports from India following Sanand plant launch

    2015-04-01T13:36:05Z

    Ford in India has opened a new $1 billion vehicle assembly and engine plant in Sanand, in the northwest region of Gujurat, the carmaker’s second major production facility in the country. The plant will have an initial annual capacity of 240,000 units, while the engine plant will start with an ...

  • DFDS-LOGISTIC
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    DFDS to manage inbound logistics for Nissan Infiniti Q30

    2015-04-01T11:43:33Z

    Transport and logistics provider DFDS Logistics has signed an agreement with Nissan to handle the supply of parts for assembly of the forthcoming Nissan Infiniti Q30 from a number of suppliers in Germany. The vehicle is being manufactured at Nissan’s plant in Sunderland, UK from November this year. DFDS will ...

  • Albert Gallagoes
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    E-commerce: Online and on the road

    2015-03-25T12:00:16Z

    E-commerce in automotive is starting to penetrate spare parts and vehicle purchases, with implications for OEMs, dealers, LSPs and customers In the early days of eBay and Amazon, consumers marvelled at their own boldness. Buying on the internet was a step into the unknown: sending money to strangers to purchase ...

  • magnetimarelli24022015834
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    Ceva opens aftermarket PDC for Magneti Marelli

    2015-03-24T11:09:16Z

    Ceva Logistics has opened a local parts distribution centre (PDC) in Italy for Magneti Marelli’s Aftermarket Parts and Services division. Magneti supplies systems, modules and high technology components for the automotive industry. The 1,600 sq. m facility is located at Interporto Padova, near Padua in northern Italy, and will serve ...

  • Penske_hp-banner
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    Mitsui invests in Penske Truck Leasing

    2015-03-23T10:28:52Z

    Japanese trading and investment giant Mitsui & Co has announced it is investing in Penske Truck Leasing (PTL), a primarily US-based truck leasing, truck rental and logistics business. Mitsui has acquired a 20% limited partnership interest in PTL from General Electric Capital Corporation (GECC). The deal is worth approximately $750m. ...

  • TOYOTA EXECUTIVE PORTRAITS
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    Toyota part 1: NAPO organisation and 'One Toyota'

    2015-03-20T13:02:33Z

    Understanding how Toyota's service parts division in the US is organised, and looking to the implication of the carmaker's consolidation in Texas As vice-president and general manager of Toyota’s North American Parts Operations, Neil Swartz (left) manages the full scope of the service parts and accessories supply chain across Toyota ...

  • David_Mayo_Chep
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    Chep appoints Mayo to lead automotive role in Europe

    2015-03-19T14:57:51Z

    Chep Automotive and Industrial Solutions has appointed David Mayo to the position of vice president, Automotive, Europe. He moves from his role as senior director, Supply Chain, at the container pooling provider and replaces Luca Rossi, who is moving to Chep’s Pallets business to join the European Key Account team. ...

  • OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
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    Russia: Running on empty?

    2015-03-18T17:45:28Z

    Rising prices and weak spending power, combined with a devalued currency, the low cost of oil and government cuts, add up to bleak forecasts for the Russian automotive sector The Russian automotive logistics industry is no stranger to calamity. Veteran executives will remember Russia’s instability in 1998 during its first ...

  • Nissan Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant
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    Nissan starts work on logistics park in Smyrna

    2015-03-18T13:58:56Z

    As part of newly announced plans to expand its production footprint in Smyrna, Tennessee, Nissan North America is building a 140,000 sq.m integrated logistics centre that will handle inbound production parts. The carmaker is investing $160m in the total expansion at Smyrna, which includes a supplier park designed to encourage ...

  • Last session ALEurope 2015 panel - group shot
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    Europe conference: Are logistics companies ready for the future?

    2015-03-18T10:48:05Z

    At the end of a busy conference in Bonn, senior executives from Adam Opel, Volvo Car, PSA Peugeot Citroen, and Kia Motors joined a panel discussion with editor Christopher Ludwig and publisher Louis Yiakoumi to discuss how ready the logistics industry is for new technologies, whether that is driverless vehicles ...

  • Christoph_Stuermer_PwC
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    Europe conference: LSPs stand to gain a greater share of the value chain, says PwC

    2015-03-17T13:30:27Z

    As the automotive sector gathers pace in terms of production, it is also becoming defined by a greater degree of complexity and data. OEMs and suppliers are assigning more tasks to logistics service providers in the face of this growth in more complex supply and production, and this means those ...

  • 2015 Supplier of the Year Award
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    Logistics providers recognised in GM supplier awards

    2015-03-16T14:51:16Z

    General Motors recently announced the winners of its 23rd supplier awards for services provided in 2014 and there were a number of logistics providers amongst the 78 companies receiving recognition “for going above and beyond GM’s requirements”. “These companies are the best-of-the-best suppliers, and deserving of special recognition for their ...

  • Amazon
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    Future visions of European automotive logistics

    2015-03-13T19:22:03Z

    Delegates gathered in Bonn, Germany for the annual Automotive Logistics Europe conference, where senior executives discussed the role of technology, e-commerce and globalisation in the automotive supply chain. Some of the forecasts were scary, although many foresee increasing complexity and opportunity – if logistics companies can keep up with the ...

  • web-42
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    CTM signs deal with Inform for data capture on convertible concept

    2015-03-12T16:09:15Z

    Convertible Trailer Manufacturing Worldwide (CTM) is signing a three-year agreement with German software specialist Inform with the aim of gathering information on OEM outbound and inbound flows to solve the finished vehicle sector’s wasteful ‘turn and burn’ approach to distribution. CTM has a patented design for car carrying trailers that ...

  • web-53
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    Europe conference: JLR will use telematics to manage vehicle logistics

    2015-03-12T11:40:21Z

    Telematics – the long range transmission of vehicle performance data – is driving a transformation in the finished vehicle supply chain, according to Jaguar Land Rover. Now the company is leading the way in the use of proprietary technology to improve the delivery of vehicles to the dealerships, according to ...

  • Spin_production_Bekasi_edit
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    GM to close Indonesian plant citing logistics complexity and material cost

    2015-03-04T10:11:00Z

    General Motors has said it will close its Bekasi plant in Indonesia by the end of June this year citing high material costs and limitations on its ability to fully utilise the local supplier base. The company’s executive vice president and president for GM International, Stefan Jacoby, also said that ...

  • GM_MASC_Brazil
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    GM opens MASC logistics facility as it reaches 90 years in Brazil

    2015-03-02T13:58:51Z

    General Motors has opened a 30,000 sq.m logistics centre at its Brazilian industrial complex in Sao Caetano do Sul for the sequenced delivery of parts to its nearby assembly plant. The inauguration of the facility, which saw an investment of R$100m ($35m), coincided with celebrations for the 90th anniversary of ...

  • Broekman_logo
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    Broekman completes restructuring with name change

    2015-02-24T17:32:05Z

    Following the sale of its automotive division in December last year Broekman Group has announced it has changed its name to Broekman Logistics. The company, which is based at the port of Rotterdam, said that the move was meant to “emphasise its total focus on logistics”. When it sold the ...

  • Pam Stec 25.08.10 SN
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    Schulz to replace Stec as Ford's director of MP&L in North America

    2015-02-24T13:23:58Z

    Pamela Stec (left) is retiring from Ford after 37 years with the company. Her role as director of North American material planning and logistics (MP&L) operations, which she has held since 2004, will be taken up by Matthias Schulz, currently director of MP&L at Ford Europe. Stec, who is based ...