All SCM articles – Page 21

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    Bosch sees boost for tech and service centres in Middle East


    Automotive component supplier Bosch has announced a double-digit sales growth in its operational Middle Eastern countries in 2013. A 14% revenue increase for Robert Bosch Middle East over the course of last year has cemented the aftermarket supplier as a major player in the region. It is also expected to ...

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    ​Kongsberg wins supply contract to Europe and China


    Component supplier Kongsberg Automotive has been granted a five-year contract for the supply of brake vacuum assemblies from its Fluid Transfer division to an as-yet unnamed car manufacturer.The contract is said to be worth an estimated €15m ($20.5m).Fluid Transfer assembles automotive pipe and hose components for a range of light ...


    Outsourcing's thin grey line


    The boundary between outsourced supply chain and in-house manufacturing is moving all the time. Where should carmakers draw the line?Once, perhaps, it was easy to see where logistics management and labour stopped and where manufacturing started at assembly plants. Parts were taken from the trucks at the loading dock of ...

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    ​Nissan terminates distribution agreement with Hover in India


    Nissan has ended its parts and vehicle supply agreement with Hover Automotive India. Hover will no longer receive Nissan branded automotive parts and vehicles and has lost its exclusive sales and marketing of Nissan cars. The announcement comes as Nissan prepares to launch its Datsun brand in India. Nissan Motor ...

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    Weather hits inbound deliveries on both side of the Pacific


    BMW and Kia were forced to cancel shifts at their US plants last week due to adverse winter weather conditions in the Southeast.A storm warning was put in place on Thursday in the region, with snow and ice causing problems for parts deliveries and employees trying to get to work.BMW ...

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    UTi supports auto supply with integrated facility in Detroit


    Supply chain services provider UTi Worldwide has opened a 21,000-square-metre logistics facility in Romulus, near Detroit, Michigan that brings together contract logistics and freight forwarding services under one roof and serves both the automotive and high-tech industries.The company had previously been using two separate buildings that were 17km apart but ...

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    Uni-Select launches aftermarket tool for service network


    North American aftermarket parts distributor, Uni-Select, has introduced a telematics solution that it said aims to improve services to each of its 5,000 service and repair shops across the US and Canada. The company said it hopes the technology will increase inefficiency in the aftermarket supply chain. Using Delphi Automotive’s ...

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    Honda renews UK contract with Yusen Logistics


    Honda is renewing its contract with Yusen Logistics for inbound collection of material to its Swindon plant in the UK.Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM) appointed Yusen to handle inbound collections in 2011, supporting the production of the Honda Civic, CRV and Jazz at the Swindon plant. This followed an ...

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    Wake up and smell the coffee…in Bonn


    Carmakers continue to radically re-shape their supply chains across greater Europe to reflect both the shift east of production and the prolonged slump in demand for new cars.In tomorrow’s Europe that is putting faster and more responsive logistics back as a competitive advantage, not just a cheaper way of building ...


    Local logistics and engineering partnership at Nissan Europe


    Nissan Europe has benefited from closer collaboration between engineers, suppliers and logistics during vehicle development, especially for its Sunderland plant The UK automotive industry has been the darling of Britain’s nascent economic recovery, praised equally by politicians, economists and union leaders. Vehicle sales have bucked the euro-zone crisis; production has ...

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    Ryder appoints Gary Allen to supply chain engineering role


    Transport and supply chain management provider, Ryder System, has appointed Gary Allen as its vice president of Engineering. He will be responsible for overseeing the Supply Chain Engineering team and leading quality, programme management and engineering in support of the overall Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) organisation at Ryder.Allen will report ...

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    Renault-Nissan could integrate SCM functions


    Plans announced for deeper convergence by the Renault-Nissan Alliance could lead to further integration of supply chain management, in-plant organisation and production control, functions that are currently managed separately at the carmakers, according to details within an Alliance statement and a source at the carmakers.Last week, Renault Nissan said it ...

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    ​IAFF appoints Wendy Williamson new chief executive


    The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced that Wendy Williamson will become its new chief executive. She will take over from Brian Spratt in July this year.Williamson has been a presence in the UK aftermarket sector, with particular emphasis on the commercial vehicle industry. She has worked at Unipart ...

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    Grammer expands Serbian and North American production


    German vehicle components supplier Grammer has announced plans to expand its production base in Serbia, through the launch of its second plant in the south east of the country. The plans include the construction of a production hall, expansion of the existing parts warehouse, and procurement of new equipment for ...

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    DHL launches new risk management solution


    Logistics provider DHL has announced the launch of Resilience360, its new risk management solution.Intended to reduce disruption across the supply chain, DHL states it will provide customers and users with visibility of its end-to-end supply chain operations and help them avoid production stops and lost sales, particularly in the event ...

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    ​Tesla to open local plants in China for electric Model S


    Chinese sales of Tesla’s Model S electric cars are expected to match, if not outstrip, US demand – potentially as early as 2015. The anticipated growth in sales will warrant the creation of more local plants in the country, said Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk in a statement last week. Musk ...

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    Federal-Mogul to purchase Affinia chassis components business


    Automotive parts supplier Federal-Mogul is planning to buy the chassis components business of aftermarket supplier Affinia, which supplies aftermarket customers in the US with both branded and private label chassis parts, Financial terms of the acquisition have not yet been released. When complete, the newly-combined chassis business will incorporate a ...

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    Nissan won’t shift Qashqai to Russia this year


    Although Nissan will eventually shift some production of its second-generation Qashqai crossover model from the UK to Russia, the transfer won’t happen this year. According to Colin Lawther, senior vice-president for manufacturing, purchasing and supply chain management at Nissan Europe, the carmaker will first stabilise production of the new Qashqai, ...


    Better logistics help propel Nissan Sunderland


    Logistics costs in automotive are now often more expensive than manufacturing vehicles within a plant, according to Nissan Europe’s purchasing and manufacturing boss. As a result, the company’s efforts in recent years to reduce those costs have been important to the success of the carmaker’s plant in Sunderland, in the ...

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    ​Ceva announces Matrix TMS upgrade


    Ceva Logistics has released a new package of IT solutions based on the Ceva Matrix transportation management solution (TMS), which it purports will drive down costs and improve delivery performance for customers, including those in the automotive industry.The package was developed to improve efficiency across the group’s international logistics platforms, ...