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    ​Government is biggest stumbling block for India’s automotive future


    More than half the delegates canvassed at last week’s Automotive Logistics India conference, held in Pune, thought that government inaction was one of the main problems facing the progress of the automotive logistics industry in the country and would be until elections in India were completed in 2014. Speakers and ...

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    GM’s Holden to end manufacturing in Australia in 2017


    GM has announced it will discontinue vehicle and engine manufacturing in Australia by the end of 2017, as well as significantly reduce its engineering operations. GM operates under the Holden division in the country, with headquarters in Port Melbourne.“The decision to end manufacturing in Australia reflects the perfect storm of ...

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    Maruti Suzuki on raising the Indian supply chain


    Competition can do wonders for a business. When rivals outdo a company, it is often forced to explore possibilities that were previously unknown to it. This is something Sudam Maitra, former senior managing executive officer for supply chain at Maruti Suzuki, realised early in a purchasing career that has spanned three decades

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    Raising the Indian supply chain: MACE wants to "bring on the bad boys!"


    Stories in this section: Maruti Suzuki on raising the Indian supply chainQ&A with Sudam Maitra“Bring the bad boys” might sound like an unusual statement from Raghunath Balkrishna Madhekar, senior advisor at the Maruti Centre of Excellence (MACE). But when Madhekar speaks, people listen. It was Madhekar, who has worked at ...

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    Raising the Indian supply chain: Q&A with Sudam Maitra


    Sudam Maitra (pictured) talks to Ramesh Kumar about using third party logistics providers and mapping the tier supply chainRamesh Kumar: You’re planning a new manufacturing facility in Gujarat. Will you entice suppliers to set up factory-side facilities?Sudam Maitra: It will be a mix-and-match. Today, we have a lot of suppliers ...

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    ​APL expands in southern US


    APL Logistics has announced the opening of its first customs brokerage office, the latest in the company’s efforts to expand its US network. The centre will operate through its recently-acquired subsidiary Carmichael International Service, with which it formed an alliance in 2012. APL aims to ease business operations for customers ...

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    D​HL to develop Chicago container facility


    DHL Global Forwarding has announced an investment of $35m for a warehouse space in Chicago, Illinois. Around 40,000 square metres is available for container-loading and package preparation, ready to forward on to a variety of industry suppliers likely to include automotive. The facility will be strategically located at the Chicago ...

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    Supply chain promises deferred, but not yet broken in India


    This year’s Automotive Logistics India conference came at the end of a tough year for the domestic automotive market. But the downturn has not prevented manufacturers from striving and investing to improve speed and flexibility in their supply chains.Report by Christopher Ludwig and Zoë Apostolides in PuneIt was not supposed ...

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    Grey moves to Syncreon in South America


    Toby Grey, former managing director of TNT Brazil, is to take up a new role at logistics provider Syncreon on January 6 next year as senior vice president for South America. He will assume responsibility for Syncreonís current operations and new business growth in South America for both the automotive ...

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    Automotive Logistics India – available to view now


    Sessions from this year’s Automotive Logistics India conference, which took place last week in Pune, are now available to view here. This new initiative, which has free registration, opens up presentations and discussions at the conference to a global audience. As well as viewing the principal conference stream over two ...

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    Is expendable packaging too expensive?


    Depending on its use, received wisdom about one-way packaging in the automotive supply chain does not necessarily applyIn this story... Tipping toward one-way Returnable reasoning Container risks Mixed solutionsIn an assembly plant somewhere in Detroit, there’s something going on that, according to conventional automotive industry custom and practice, shouldn’t be. ...

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    Welcome to the next stage for Mitsubishi


    Kyoji Miwa reveals how Mitsubishi is redefining its production and distribution footprint to increase sales in the ASEAN region and further afield In this story...Strategic shiftsGrowth in ASEAN Production changesGlobal hubs Japanese networkOrder visibility Global partnershipsJapanese exporters have not had an easy time of it in recent years. Starting with ...

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    China reports: an industry on the advance


    In China’s complex automotive landscape, logistics is crucial, but OEMs and 3PLs still face a steep learning curve on which they can help each other.In this story... Push for quality logisticsSupply chain engineering 3PLs falling behindExport servicesWorking togetherChina’s vehicle sales and production growth has been explosive for much of the ...

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    Track and trace in India: Turkish delight at Glovis


    Cho Jae Hong, alias ‘Joe’, is thrilled. He has just suceeded in his mission of creating a 'central control room' (CCR) for Glovis India, Hyundai’s logistics subsidiary.The project, which was initially mooted three years ago, was completed in record time by the young assistant manager for sales and procurement at ...

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    Track and trace in India: "Providers have to invest, not OEMs,"


    Excerpts from interview with Kalpesh Pathak, assistant vice-president of supply chain management, Fiat India Automobile "At Fiat, most of our inbound cargo comes from nearby regions, and we have Free on Road (FOR) delivery terms. Therefore, we are not doing consolidation and optimisation of inbound movement ...

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    Gaining power through diversity in ASEAN


    Southeast Asian countries are intensifying their logistics networks to accommodate growth in sales and exports In this story...The Thai production hubMoving parts Finished vehicle exports Supply chain integrationMalaysian changes Countries on the riseAs automotive production rises in the Asia-Pacific region, Southeast Asia has emerged as a front-runner in assembly, export ...

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    Last Mile: adding value to growth in China


    Logistics will be a crucial differentiator as competition in China increasesThere is a new wave of factory openings across China. While the joint ventures for the Volkswagen Group and General Motors are the most aggressive, with plans to increase annual production capacity to 4m and 5m units respectively, others who ...

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    Gefco rolls out latest phase of TOSCA programme


    Gefco has announced the completion of the latest phase in its collaborative IT project with the implementation its Opteam software, which has been developed in conjunction with management and IT consultancy Cereza, and is designed to facilitate carrier management. Gefco uses the solution in 20 countries. It will be fully ...

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    ​VW expands parts warehouse in southern US


    Volkswagen of America has begun construction of an extension to its warehouse at Chattanoonga, Tennessee. The $18m project will create an additional 14 docks and bring total capacity to more than 27,870 square metres. Due for completion in August 2014, it will eliminate Volkswagen’s need for two external staging ...

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    BMW's one and only in America


    To meet domestic and export demand for the SUVs it produces, BMW is introducing measures to reduce logistics cost and complexity at its Spartanburg plant.In this story... Inbound managementGlobal supply chain links Containers on tracks A global export strategyImproving plant and warehouse integrationBMW’s only North American factory, located in Greer, ...