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    ​Chinese auto-glass makers to invest $200m in Ohio facility


    Chinese auto-glass maker Fuyao Group is planning to invest $200m in a new facility in the US state of Ohio in a long term plan to provide a better service to its North American customers while cutting logistics and transport costs. The decision, which the group hopes will expand US-China ...

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    ​Bosch and Visteon to expand in Russian parts market


    Automotive component suppliers Robert Bosch and Visteon have announced plans to expand their presence in the Russian market. In response to positive growth forecasts, the suppliers intend to raise the percentage of parts produced locally for use in Russian vehicles. Bosch is currently building a second automotive parts factory in ...

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    ​Fleetmatics moves into Dutch market to increase tracking visibility


    Fleetmatics, which helps logistics service providers track and manage their fleets, has announced plans to expand into the Dutch market. The Ireland-based software company employs satellite technology to track more than 417,000 vehicles on a variety of international platforms. The decision to more into the Netherlands comes as part of ...

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    Chesnokov leaves RTL for Kintetsu World Express


    Denis Chesnokov has moved from his position as sales and marketing director at Russian Transport Lines (RTL) to take up a new role in Business Development at Japanese freight forwarder and logistics provider, Kintetsu World Express (KWE).Chesnokov had been at RTL, which provides extensive services for container and finished vehicle ...

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    ​Daimler to invest $260m in Vitoria plant to boost van production


    Daimler has announced its intention to invest €190m ($258m) at the Mercedes-Benz van plant in Vitoria, Spain, with plans afoot to optimise logistics. The investment will be used to prepare for production of new Mercedes-Benz medium-sized vans, which is set to commence later this year. The plant is the OEM’s ...

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    Fleet Logistics launches innovation project for EU carriers


    Fleet Logistics, a key player in the European fleet management sector, has announced a series of solutions designed to reduce costs and increase efficiency for logistics service providers with a small to medium-sized fleet. In order to maximize the potential of its clients, Fleet has implemented a set of standardized ...

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    APL Logistics appoints Beat Simon as president


    Beat Simon has been appointed president of supply chain management provider APL Logistics, a wholly owned division of Neptune Orient Lines (NOL). He replaces Jim McAdam, who announced his departure earlier last year to pursue “new career objectives”.Simon joins APL from integrated logistics provider, Agility, where he has held senior ...

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    ​Scania delivers 100 trucks to Czech HOPI logistics


    Czech-based logistics provider HOPI has renewed its fleet with 108 trucks from Swedish truck maker Scania. The units were delivered to HOPI’s operations in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. The order stands as one of the largest single orders by Scania and by far the largest in Central Europe. ...

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    Beahm takes up SCM role at Chrysler


    Steven Beahm has taken up his new role as senior vice-president – supply chain management, at Chrysler. He moves over from sales operations where he was vice-president and responsible for a range of duties including sales planning and incentives, as well as dealer relations.In his new role Beahm will head ...

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    Neovia signs global contracts with Daimler


    Neovia Logistics has announced a three-year contract win with Daimler in Canada, as well as a renewal of its contract with the carmaker in South Africa. The addition of the business in Canada brings the number of global facilities Neovia operates for the carmaker to eight. The value of the ...

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    Chauvin joins PINC as vice president of products


    Lou Chauvin has joined yard management and supply chain services provider PINC Solutions as its vice president of products. He will provide overall direction, planning and commercialisation of the company’s logistics tools for the industry.Chauvin, who has 30 years of executive and product leadership experience, moves over from his role ...

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    BLG to handle supply of harnesses for Merc C-Class


    German logistics giant BLG Logistics has signed a contract with parts supplier Dräxlmaier for the supply of its cable harnesses to the Mercedes-Benz car plant in Bremen, northwest Germany. It is reported that the contract has been signed on a long-term basis. Since mid-December, BLG’s Automotive Division has been responsible ...

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    ​Mercedes begins production at completed Alabama warehouse


    Mercedes-Benz has begun operations at its new logistics centre in Vance, Alabama, having first broken ground six months ago. The $70m centre first went online at the end of December prior to the company’s holiday shutdown and was reopened at the beginning of January. It covers almost 84,000 square metres ...

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    Hino Motors opens spare parts depot at Dubai World Central Airport


    Global truck and bus manufacturer Hino Motors has opened a spare parts facility at the Logistics District of Dubai World Central (DWC) international airport. The depot will be the OEM’s third platform for spare parts, alongside the USA and Belgium. Hino Motors is a subsidiary of the Toyota Motor Corporation ...

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    GM vows to reduce carbon footprint in 2014


    General Motors has announced it will join the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint, a move that will have repercussions across the logistics supply chain. The EPA’s Smartway Partnership aims to regulate fuel consumption and cut emissions, particularly by its freight shippers and ...

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    DB Schenker to combine north and eastern European logistics operations


    Logistics provider DB Schenker has reorganised its European management structure and merged its northern and eastern European regions. The new merged region extends to the UK, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine, and Belarus. It means the European region is now the second-largest in ...

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    ​Geodis appoints Metzger as MD of Geodis Northern Europe


    Geodis Logistics has appointed Andrea Metzger as managing director of its northern European operations. Metzger will assume responsibility for the logistics services within Belgium, Germany, Ireland, and the Netherlands. She will consolidate Geodis’s growth across Northern Europe, a region with a prevalence of large ports.Metzger graduated from the European Business ...

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    ​Lessons in the supply chain: Wayne State and AIAG partnership


    Wayne State University in Michigan has set up a non-degree certificate programme in partnership with the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG). The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of current supply chain topics, with a specific focus on the automotive industry. Participants will cover a wide range ...

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    ​Yusen to manage Yamaha PDC


    Yusen Logistics division in the Benelux region has signed a contract with motorcycle and recreational vehicle maker, Yamaha Motor Europe, to run its parts distribution centre at Schiphol-Rijk, in the Netherlands. From January 1, 2014 the logistics provider will manage the 30,000-square metre facility, which has a storage capacity of ...

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    Editor's note: supply chain design and development


    "I love the expression: supply chain design,” a prominent logistics executive in China told me recently. This enthusiasm reflects a trend in the country’s latest wave of factory expansion. Rising production costs and historically inefficient logistics have prompted carmakers to pay closer attention to the shape of supply chains when ...