All SCM articles – Page 18

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    ​Tesla will source battery materials from North America


    While the location of Tesla’s new lithium battery facility in the US is still being decided, the premium electric vehicle maker has announced its decision to use only raw materials sourced in North America for the batteries produced at its proposed new facility in the southern US, making for shorter, ...

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    Opel to leave China; plans Europe production of US Buick model


    ​General Motors has announced its Opel brand’s official removal from the Chinese market, effective in January 2015. At the same time, it has said that it plans to build two new models for the US market at its plant in Rüsselsheim in Germany. Opel will build a new Buick model ...

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    UPS announces automotive logistics expansion at Cologne airport


    Global logistics provider UPS has finished the expansion of its European air hub at Cologne/Bonn airport.The $200m investment in new facilities is partly aimed at boosting its automotive logistics capabilities. The project has taken two years to construct and will become one of the company’s largest funding projects in its ...

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    ​UK industry to benefit from SME supply chain support group


    The UK’s Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, is to head a new support organsiation for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) within the transport engineering supply chain of a number of industries, including automotive. Called Enscite, its aim is to improve the performance of these businesses and drive their ...

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    BMW awards logistics contract to Schnellecke at Leipzig


    Schnellecke Logistics has won a contract with the motorcycle division of BMW (BMW Motorrad) to manage inbound and aftermarket packaging activity at the OEM’s supply centre in Berlin, Germany.Schnellecke said it was taking over responsibility for areas including handling incoming goods, storage of parts bins and empties management. The scope ...

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    Top moves at Daimler Truck divisions


    Erich Nesselhauf, (right) currently vice-president of supply chain management at Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), is being promoted to managing director and CEO of the truck division as of June 1st 2014.According to Daimler, Nesselhauf has been working at DICV since 2008 and has built the entire supplier base for ...

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    Magna’s European head of freight procurement to depart


    Brendan Lenane will leave his position as head of procurement for freight and logistics services at Magna Logistics Europe (MLE) on April 30th. According to Magna International Europe, Lenane will leave to pursue interests outside of Magna. An announcement of his replacement is expected in the coming weeks. In an ...

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    Editor's note: a more knowable future


    OEMs and LSPs must often react to the supply chain in real time. Extreme weather in the US, UK and Japan have all recently affected freight routes. The crisis between Russia and Ukraine, for example, blocked the port of Sevastopol, diverting cargo, along with posing much more serious threats to ...

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    ​Unipart Logistics pilots tracking solution


    Unipart Logistics is working with IT provider RF Code on trials of an active radio frequency identification (RFID) system for use on the vehicles it uses to transport aftermarket parts for the automotive, manufacturing and industrial engineering sectors. Unipart will be providing the solution to an as-yet unnamed UK-based car ...

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    ​Unipart increases turnover and global automotive footprint


    Unipart, one of Europe’s biggest manufacturing, logistics and consulting companies, has announced its financial results for 2013. The figures revealed a 5% increase in total group turnover to £1,055m ($1,755m), up from £1,010m in 2012r. At the same time, however, the Group reported a loss on total operating profit, including ...

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    ​Nevada looks favourite for Tesla battery plant


    Tesla has ruled out southern New Mexico or western Texas as hubs for its new automotive battery factory. Based on earlier reports this now leaves San Antonio in Texas, as well as the states of Arizona and Nevada in the running as rival locations for the company’s $5 billion plant, ...

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    With solid financials, Gefco looks to acquisition and growth


    The Gefco Group has announced positive results for 2013, including higher revenue and net profits, although difficult automotive markets in Europe and costs weighed on its operating profit and margin. While Gefco is facing risks over the Russia-Ukraine crisis, the company has charted an aggressive growth plan, which is likely ...

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    LSPs recognised at Irish Logistics and Transport Awards


    DHL Global Forwarding, DB Schenker and National Vehicle Distribution were among the winners at this year’s Irish Logistics and Transport Awards, held in Dublin on March 20th.The Awards involved 100 entries from companies with logistics and transport activity in Ireland competing across 18 award categories.DHL Global Forwarding took the award ...

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    ​Goodman celebrates opening of VW’s Duisport CKD facility


    Global logistics space provider Goodman has announced the opening of its new complete knockdown (CKD) kit export hub for Volkswagen.The warehouse, which is located in the Duisburg-Kasslerfeld port and logistics complex, in western Germany, came online last week. It will be supplying automotive parts to all Volkswagen’s non-European plants.The decision ...

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    ​JLR inches closer to opening of car plant in Saudi Arabia


    Jaguar Land Rover has announced the signing of a deal to examine the financial viability of building cars in the Middle East. A letter of intent has been signed between JLR and the National Industrial Clusters Development Programme to determine the commercial viability of a new automotive facility in the ...

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    VW Group reorganises plant activity in Europe


    Volkswagen is reorganising major parts of its plant production in Europe, including the construction of a new light commercial vehicle plant in Poland while also consolidating production of Porsche car bodies and final assembly at a number of locations in Germany and Slovakia, which have so far been done in ...

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    Renault Nissan furthers supply chain integration


    The Renault Nissan alliance has announced plans this week to further integrate its respective manufacturing engineering and supply chain management as part of a convergence of four main areas that also includes purchasing and human resources. By 2016, the partnership aims to achieve an annual saving of $4.3 billion ($6 ...

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    ​Yusen appoints Veitch managing director of European arm


    Ian Veitch will expand his managing director role at Yusen Logistics to take on responsibility for the logistic and transport provider’s European operations from April this year. Veitch was previously managing director for Yusen’s UK division.He will be based at Yusen’s European headquarters in Amsterdam. Veitch joined NYK, Yusen’s parent ...

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    ​Rhenus sees growth in UK


    Automotive logistics provider Rhenus Logistics has reported revenue increases in excess of 100% for its UK-based operations during 2013. It said there had been an increase in the volume of consolidated stock, and a rise in the demand for added value supply chain services: such as decanting, and picking parts ...

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    Overheard at Automotive Logistics Europe


    A few interesting comments from the Automotive Logistics Europe conference in Bonn. "We are working together to find creative solutions to reduce environmental impacts. One of the most important things is to standardise. It’s important for LSPs that each OEM doesn’t have its own solution – there needs to be ...