All SCM articles – Page 13

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    Ryder webinar: the challenges of the US-Mexican border

    2014-12-09T15:57:05Z

    The Mexican wave is only set to grow in strength, with more and more cargo moving south and north between the border. However, there are several challenges for logistics companies to contend with, to ensure that they keep costs low, security high, and importantly, make the border crossing as pain ...

  • ERIC KIRCHNER_UTI
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    Kirchner suddenly resigns as CEO from UTi; Feitzinger steps into role

    2014-12-09T15:16:31Z

    Eric Kirchner (left) has resigned as CEO and member of the board of directors at UTi Worldwide. He has been replaced in the CEO role by Edward Feitzinger, who moves from his role as executive vice-president of Global Operations, which he has held since 2012. Feitzinger has been with the ...

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    Emergency logistics is an enabler for high-risk automotive supply strategies

    2014-12-08T12:18:18Z

    There was a time when the supply chain was thought of as being no more than the steady flow of components through tier suppliers to vehicle manufacturers, but the level of understanding is changing at a quickening pace. OEMs are now displaying an increasing awareness of the crucial role played ...

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    DHL Freight expands Eurapid service in Europe

    2014-12-08T11:39:04Z

    DHL’s European road and rail freight division, DHL Freight, has expanded its Eurapid service to nine more terminals in Europe. The priority service is for less-than-truckload (LTL) inbound and aftermarket shipments of up to 2.5 tons and runs on a day definite basis. It was established in February last year. ...

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    UTi signs partnership with Beijing Changjiu for global services

    2014-12-03T15:06:30Z

    Third party logistics provider UTi Worldwide has signed a partnership agreement with finished vehicle transport and aftermarket services provider, Beijing Changjiu Logistics, to serve OEMs and suppliers. Under the agreement each partner will have the ability to cross-sell core services to automotive companies both within and beyond China over the ...

  • Yusen_Truck_side_diagonal
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    Yusen extends service for Ford in Central Europe

    2014-11-26T15:27:53Z

    Yusen Logistics has signed a new multi-year contract with Ford for collection and delivery of inbound parts to Ford’s origin distribution centres (ODCs) in Prague and Budapest. The latest contract extends Yusen’s work with Ford Europe’s Material Planning and Logistics (MP&L) division and means it is providing less-than-truckload deliveries on ...

  • Cargo Centre Graz_small
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    Magna puts more in providers’ hands

    2014-11-25T17:03:37Z

    As tier suppliers take over more content and engineering in the automotive supply chain, the scope for logistics providers to increase their services and value to companies such as Magna is growing.For decades, the automotive supply chain has seen considerable product development and engineering spread from OEMs to the supply ...

  • jaguar_land_rover_sign
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    Navarro takes up MP&L role for JLR in Brazil

    2014-11-25T16:00:16Z

    Jaguar Land Rover has appointed Marcelo Wilson Navarro as its senior manager for Material Planning and Logistics (MP&L) in Brazil. He moves across from his role as regional manufacturing manager at Pepsico, which was based in the Sorocaba region. Prior to his time at Pepsico, Navarro had logistics and management ...

  • YusenLog_Vietnam-1
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    Yusen opens multipurpose warehouse in Hai Phong

    2014-11-21T12:31:32Z

    Yusen Logistics has opened a multi-purpose warehouse in Hai Phong City, northern Vietnam, as part of its ongoing expansion in the country. The facility offers a full range of automotive services for inbound and aftermarket parts, as well as providing services for finished vehicle handling, confirmed a spokesperson for the ...

  • Ford_stamping_plant_Geelong
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    Ford reorganises Africa and Middle East business

    2014-11-19T15:11:48Z

    Ford will combine its African and Middle East divisions into one business unit from the beginning of January next year. Ford Middle East and Africa will be managed in two sub-regions – South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East and North Africa. The carmaker said that while regional ...

  • Opening_rail
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    Analysis: logistics in China still needs to shift from big to strong

    2014-11-18T12:33:01Z

    Automotive logistics providers in the world’s largest market might be saying the right things but the industry lacks transparency in many areas. Christopher Ludwig provides a résumé of the market following an important industry gathering Executives at Chinese automotive and logistics companies speak a remarkably similar language when it comes ...

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    China reveals measures to make logistics sector globally competitive

    2014-11-18T09:24:14Z

    China’s State Council has released guidelines to promote the development of the commerce and logistics sectors to boost consumption and speed up job creation. According to state-run news agency, Xinhua, commercial loans and other policy support will be provided to relevant companies with the intention of building them into globally ...

  • Linde_Summerville1003
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    Kion renames Linde Material Handling as part of North American strategy

    2014-11-17T12:02:23Z

    Linde Material Handling North America is changing its name to Kion North America Corporation as of January 2015. The company said the change would allow it to better align itself with its European parent company, The Kion Group, and serve as a platform for its North American growth strategy. The ...

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    Ceva posts automotive wins while profit drops; reorganises global operations

    2014-11-17T11:11:11Z

    In its Q3 results, Ceva Logistics has reported that business wins in 2014 so far are up 20% year-on-year. New business in the Contract Logistics division has risen 19% and Freight Management wins increased by 20%, thanks to new automotive contracts in the last quarter. However, overall profits have fallen ...

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    Moving into an up-and-coming neighbourhood

    2014-11-15T09:28:57Z

    While comparisons have been made between Australia and South Africa’s automotive industry, and concerns are growing, experts in the country believe the country has to take advantage of logistics and proximity to potential markets such as Nigeria. South Africa’s automotive industry could share a similar fate to Australia, where OEMs ...

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    Karl May to lead redesign of BMW’s order-to-delivery process

    2014-11-03T14:07:35Z

    Dr Karl May (left) has taken up a new role at BMW as head of the carmaker’s internal logistics programme dealing with flexibility management and the re-engineering of the company’s planning and ordering process. His former role as head of vehicle distribution and VDCs has been taken over by Dr ...

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    Tom Jones moves to senior automotive role at Ceva Logistics

    2014-10-29T17:14:51Z

    Tom Jones, a long-time veteran in automotive logistics, has moved to Ceva Logistics as its new senior vice-president of automotive operations for North America.Jones was most recently vice-president, sales national accounts at third party provider Palogix Supply Chain Services, but he spent 25 years at Ryder and was most recently ...

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    DSV running inbound logistics for Audi at Neckarsulm

    2014-10-29T12:37:14Z

    Following a six-month start up phase, Audi has officially inaugurated its new logistics centre at the Böllinger Höfe industrial park in Heilbronn, Germany. The 38,000 sq.m facility, which is processing inbound parts to Audi’s nearby Neckarsulm facility, is being managed by transport and logistics provider DSV Solutions. Audi signed a ...

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    Jaguar Land Rover begins production with Chery in China

    2014-10-29T12:08:33Z

    Jaguar Land Rover’s 50:50 joint venture with Chinese carmaker Chery Automobile – CJLR – has opened its first plant in the Changshu Economic Development Zone, 80km north of Shanghai. Its production is based on an international supply chain, including a considerable amount of material imported from Europe and the UK. ...

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    Contract logistics providers call for tender mercies

    2014-10-29T08:36:47Z

    The growth in contract logistics continues apace, but the length of contracts issued by manufacturers to service providers is too short, as is the lead time offered to implement the services needed. This is a problem exacerbated by the complexity of the services required. This was the view contested during ...