All SCM articles – Page 12

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    Calsonic Kansei increases footprint in Sunderland

    2015-01-12T14:54:18Z

    Automotive components supplier Calsonic Kansei has invested £800,000 ($1.2m) in establishing a 9,300 sq. m warehouse at Doxford International Technology Park in Sunderland, UK, which was officially opened this week (January 14th). The company, which makes heat exchange, air conditioning, exhaust, interior, and electronic automotive components, is a major supplier ...

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    Wayne State and AIAG offer second vehicle supply chain programme

    2015-01-12T14:44:47Z

    The Vehicle Industry Purchasing and SCM Certificate Training Program, offered by Wayne State University’s School of Business, in cooperation with the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) moves into its second year. The course, which begins on February 19th and lasts for 23 weekly sessions, will take place at AIAG’s headquarters ...

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    Krathwohl moves to global supply chain role at Cooper Standard

    2015-01-08T18:05:54Z

    [Story updated on 13 January] Christine Krathwohl has left her role at finished vehicle carrier Jack Cooper, where she was managing director of the company’s Strategic Advisory Board, and taken up a new position at automotive parts supplier Cooper Standard as vice-president of global supply chain. She took up ...

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    CDN kicks off 2015 with $1m for further growth

    2015-01-07T14:16:59Z

    Car Delivery Network, which provides real-time electronic information on outbound vehicle movements, has announced it has secured $1m in funding from private investors to expand its operations as an independently owned and operated business. While the investors are unnamed CDN said they were from outside the automotive industry. "These funds ...

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    Editor's note: Planung und Ordnung

    2014-12-29T09:00:23Z

    No OEM can escape the need for reliable logistics in today’s competitive automotive industry. However, the function arguably has a more elevated status at some companies. At Audi, logistics and in-plant material flow are major if not defining features of its production system, as logistics directly influences output, worker movements ...

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    Editor's note: expect the unexpected

    2014-12-24T09:00:54Z

    In the forthcoming issue of Finished Vehicle Logistics, we have something of a special focus on Europe, including reports from the ECG Conference, a feature interview with PSA Peugeot Citroën , with Audi , as well as the European carmaker's association (ACEA) . This reporting comes as the European Union ...

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    Shipping focus case study: A crow’s nest view of the supply chain

    2014-12-17T12:17:42Z

    Complex, multimodal, multi-activity supply chains call for smart management systems. For WWL, that has meant a decade-long partnership with UK software specialist ProAct International Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) is one of the world’s largest specialist ro-ro carriers, however the company’s infrastructure and activities go far beyond its 60-strong vessel fleet. ...

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    Chery JLR puts complex logistics plan into action

    2014-12-16T11:31:44Z

    As Chery Jaguar Land Rover (CJLR) launches series production of the Range Rover Evoque in China, the joint venture carmaker is putting into action a complex and global supply chain that its logistics team has been planning for nearly three years, including the use of a diverse set of lead ...

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    Gefco targets automotive in Algeria

    2014-12-16T11:12:43Z

    Gefco is expanding its North African network by establishing itself in Algeria and targeting services for the automotive and energy sectors. The transport and logistics provider said the Algerian automotive sector was growing rapidly, with sales of new vehicles reaching 423,000 units in 2013, up more than 20% compared to ...

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    DB Schenker forms JV with Shenyang Jinbei for services to automotive customers

    2014-12-16T10:34:43Z

    DB Schenker has formed a joint venture with Chinese logistics provider Shenyang Jinbei Automotive and plans to build a €12m ($15m) logistics centre in the Tiexi district of Shenyang close to a number of OEMs, including BMW Brilliance Automotive. The facility is expected to be ready at the beginning of ...

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    Audi special report: Vorsprung durch Logistik

    2014-12-15T20:01:45Z

    Audi is a major profit and innovation centre for the entire Volkswagen Group – and that includes its logistics processes, systems and infrastructure. The company’s in-plant and inbound logistics in Europe have helped to maintain high volumes and product variety despite space constraints in factories and have set the standard ...

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    Audi special report: A question of complexity and convergence

    2014-12-15T20:01:39Z

    The plethora of models, derivatives and options that has boosted Audi’s success over the past decade would not have been possible without an evolution in its logistics management and processes Audi’s emphasis on technology and innovation – Vorsprung durch Technik , as its Teutonic motto proclaims – is at the ...

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    Audi special report: Managing from the centre and the periphery

    2014-12-15T20:01:33Z

    As ever with a sprawling entity like the Volkswagen Group, power shifts between the centre and its satellites. In Wolfsburg, Konzernlogistik (group logistics), led by Thomas Zernechel, has responsibilities that include group programme planning, setting standards (including IT and returnable packaging) and transport tenders. It also manages bundled and network ...

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    Audi special report: Strong at the core

    2014-12-15T20:00:49Z

    The complex nature of Audi’s German production requires highly planned and coordinated in-plant logistics processes and infrastructure Even as Audi expands globally, the importance of its German plants cannot be overstated. Around half of the company’s planned investments of €22 billion ($28 billion) up to 2018 will go to the ...

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    Audi special report: A fast, flexible network

    2014-12-15T20:00:39Z

    Audi’s inbound logistics depends on tight planning and delivery adherence, while the carmaker is also exploring more consolidation within the Volkswagen Group Audi’s highly complex in-plant strategies have direct impacts on its inbound material transport. “We have more variety, which brings higher frequency to the workplace,” says Dieter Braun. “If ...

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    Audi special report: One crossdock, many brands

    2014-12-15T20:00:29Z

    The Volkswagen Group’s European transport network is well engineered, however there is ambition for even deeper freight consolidation within it. After synchronising in-plant processes, the next stage in the NLK is to use crossdocks based close to supplier locations, which then feed multiple group plants in high frequency, full truckloads. ...

  • Braun,Hauf,Marschall
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    Audi special reports conclusion: Experts at managing change

    2014-12-15T19:59:46Z

    Meeting the increasing demands of globalisation and product complexity are central to Audi’s logistics. However, production and market conditions are not always as predictable as academic theories. In Russia, Audi’s sales were down about 7.5% year on year for the first 11 months of 2014 to 33,565 units, with even ...

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    Rolls-Royce building technology and logistics centre in UK

    2014-12-15T16:14:47Z

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is building a new technology and logistics centre near its Goodwood manufacturing base in the UK for an undisclosed sum. Work started on the site in Bognor Regis, eight miles from Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, during November and the 30,000 sq.m facility is expected to be fully operational ...

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    Symbols for better days ahead

    2014-12-15T14:08:44Z

    The 2014 Automotive Logistics India conference, held in Gurgaon, revealed that despite years of lacklustre growth, the Indian automotive logistics industry has not lost its hope in its own potential. Buoyed by the reforms expected from the recently elected government, executives are now looking forward to ‘ acche din ’ ...

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    Opel to handle its own distribution centres in Germany from 2016

    2014-12-10T12:47:24Z

    GM has announced that the operation of its Opel parts distribution centres (PDCs) at Bochum and Rüsselsheim in Germany will be reintegrated into the Opel division as of February 2016. They are currently operated as part of a joint venture with Neovia Logistics Supply Chain Services in which Opel has ...