All SCM articles – Page 2

  • MAN Scania
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    Volkswagen to deepen common platform and component sharing across MAN and Scania

    2016-09-28T14:55:19Z

    Volkswagen’s commercial vehicle brands, led by MAN and Scania, have confirmed plans to deepen integration of component and powertrain development across various segments, with common platforms across the companies and cross-production of some components for other brands. The integration, which will not affect current plant capacities or locations, continues the ...

  • EEAM_Passenger_Car_Exhaust_System_Underfloor_031
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    Eberspächer expands supply network for western Europe and north Africa

    2016-09-28T11:27:05Z

    Tier supplier Eberspächer is building an exhaust component plant in Tondela, Portugal in response to new orders among carmakers on the Iberian Peninsula and Morocco. The new plant will add incremental production capacity and allow shorter delivery compared to Eberspächer's existing production sites in Europe. The company has announced that ...

  • Hyundai Ulsan plant.port
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    Hyundai loses exports from South Korea over strikes

    2016-09-27T18:53:54Z

    Hyundai Motor has been facing an all-out strike of its unionised workforce in South Korea after failing to reach a wage agreement, holding back the production of thousands of models destined for global export. The strikes, the first all-out industrial action Hyundai has faced in its home country since 2004, ...

  • ALG16-D2_0462
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    Global conference: Keeping up with technology’s potential and risks

    2016-09-26T21:36:26Z

    The Automotive Logistics Global conference offered examples of technological change, advantages and dangers. The question is whether manufacturers and logistics providers are investing enough attention and capital in keeping up with them. Rapid advances in digital technology are driving changes in the logistics processes that support the global automotive industry, ...

  • Anu Goel VW 2
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    Global conference: Know your supply chain better

    2016-09-24T15:58:00Z

    Manufacturers and logistics providers at the Automotive Logistics Global conference are doing more to integrate their supply chains from end to end, and are keen to use data and analytics to anticipate problems before they arise.

  • SAMSUNG CSC
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    The new industrial age – are you prepared?

    2016-08-15T15:02:07Z

    The impact of automation on society in general and on industry in particular – especially the automotive and logistics sectors – is growing, suggests Dr Julian Francis (pictured) In Britain and all over the Western world, large numbers of people feel the system is no longer working for them. Globalisation ...

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    Mercedes-Benz to build second plant in Kecskemét

    2016-08-03T10:20:03Z

    Mercedes-Benz is investing €1 billion ($1.1 billion) in a new assembly plant at Kecskemét in Hungary that will be making front- and rear-wheel drive cars on a more flexible production basis by the end of the decade. The announcement follows the German carmaker’s decision in April to invest a further ...

  • Fred_Roldan_portrait
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    Industry mourns loss of Frederico Roldan

    2016-08-02T12:16:58Z

    It is with great sadness that Automotive Logistics has learned of the death of Frederico Roldan, General Motors’ supply chain director for South America and a long-time executive in logistics roles. Roldan died suddenly on July 21st, aged 46. Roldan had over 20 years’ automotive experience with GM, working in ...

  • Article

    Last mile: Blocking errors bit by bit

    2016-07-26T17:08:13Z

    Block chains, the technology that powers the virtual bitcoin currency, could be used to simplify and revolutionise information exchange in the automotive supply chain in the near future The finance industry has been jolted by the advent of bitcoins, but finally, after six years, it has recognised the potential of ...

  • Michael Schwemmle
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    Inform turns talent focus on the Americas

    2016-06-15T11:43:13Z

    Supply chain software provider, Inform, is turning the talents of two of its most recent recruits on services for the industry in North and South America. Michael Schwemmle (pictured top) joined Inform last year as director of business development in the Manufacturing Logistics division looking at Europe. Since May he ...

  • Lexus Plant in Georgetown, Kentucky, USA
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    Plant locations: Right place, right time

    2016-06-10T02:30:00Z

    Considerations such as market demand, time to market, regulations, supplier and infrastructure issues are essential in choosing new manufacturing locations.

  • SMMT_Automechanika_00
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    Supply chain boost for the UK

    2016-06-07T01:38:55Z

    As efforts continue to boost localisation in Britain, automotive supply chain companies in the UK will invest £225m ($325m) in the next three years, figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show. The SMMT surveyed more than 100 of its supply chain member companies, with 94% ...

  • Brexit forecast
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    Brexit would hurt wider European automotive logistics sector

    2016-05-30T16:09:46Z

    If the United Kingdom were to leave the EU, forecasts suggests that UK vehicle sales and trade would be hit, and the effects would be felt across European plants, ports and logistics providers A vote for the UK to leave the European Union in the June 23 rd referendum ...

  • FinalPanelSCC
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    The Supply Chain Conference: Debating what North American automotive supply chains need to be faster, smarter and tougher

    2016-05-25T13:58:43Z

    At the end of the first Supply Chain Conference in Atlanta, OEM and logistics decision makers discussed complexity, the supply chain mindset, environmental standards and the culture of change required to stimulate innovationAs the recent years of rapid growth begin to ease off, carmakers, tier suppliers and logistics providers operating ...

  • Anu Goel, VW
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    Supply Chain Conference executive report: A connection worth more than the sum of its parts

    2016-05-24T16:54:50Z

    The first Automotive Logistics Supply Chain conference explored the extreme complexity of production and service parts logistics across North America. Amid rising global and regional flows, opportunities for freight consolidation and new ways of collaborating across the industry emerged. Christopher Ludwig reports from Atlanta, Georgia.[sta_anchor id="1"]The growth in the automotive ...

  • JSC_2741
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    Supply Chain conference: No less global than ever

    2016-05-24T11:12:04Z

    While investment in regional supply in North America is real, supplier and platform consolidation means that the continent is not cut off from global logistics links across inbound and service parts supply chains, writes Christopher Ludwig in Atlanta Despite the significant increases in local and regional manufacturing in North America, ...

  • Ci5oH-dWEAA70k5
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    Krathwohl and Kampe named corporate officers at Cooper Standard

    2016-05-23T17:18:07Z

    Automotive supplier Cooper Standard has appointed Christine Krathwohl (right) to the position of corporate officer, alongside her role as vice-president of global supply chain at the company. Susan Kampe, chief information officer, has also taken on the role of corporate officer. Jeffrey Edwards, chairman and CEO at Cooper Standard said, ...

  • SCC_Session3_panel
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    Supply Chain Conference: Increasing recalls are a heavy burden for logistics

    2016-05-20T20:47:55Z

    The increase in vehicle recalls, from safety to emissions issues, is putting more pressure on OEM supply chains to find parts, store more inventory and manage expectations, write Marcus Williams and Christopher Ludwig in Atlanta (l to r) Toyota's Eduardo Huante, Ford's Helmut Nittmann and Volkswagen's Anu ...

  • doug_braun_kewill
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    Kewill to buy LeanLogistics from Brambles

    2016-05-11T12:09:17Z

    Logistics software provider Kewill has signed an agreement to buy LeanLogistics, the transport management software provider, from Brambles for $115m. Brambles specialises in the pooling of packaging equipment and associated services. The transaction is subject to standard regulatory approvals and is expected to be completed within 45 days, a spokesperson ...

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    Tesla: ramping up and stepping down

    2016-05-06T10:01:27Z

    Tesla has announced that it is stepping up its production plans substantially, with expectations to increase output by more than 50% in the second half of the year compared to its current rate, while also launching production of the first cells by the end of this year at its 'Gigafactory' ...