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    Identifying trace elements


    Considering the high value of its product, visibility in the finished vehicle supply chain is notoriously poor, but what is the industry doing about it? The contrast between the two sides of the automotive supply chain could hardly be starker. Upstream, flows are highly disciplined and tightly managed. Parts and ...

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    ​Ceva signs three-year contract with Scania


    Ceva Logistics has announced a three-year contract with truck and bus maker Scania worth €3.5m ($4.6m).Under the agreement Ceva will manage the delivery of spare parts to 100 locations in Spain and Portugal, equal to around 2,300 tonnes annually.Scania’s services and quality director Ángel Vázquez said there were several factors ...

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    ​China Auto Logistics prices down luxury imports in Q3


    China Auto Logistics has announced its results for the third quarter ending on September 30th this year, revealing overall decreases in net revenue and profits from the same time last year. While imported vehicle sales, which make up almost 100% of third quarter revenues, were up from the second quarter, ...

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    Skoda innovates at Czech plant


    VW’s Skoda division has announced a series of logistics projects, designed to improve transport efficiency and reduce costs, that it said will be pioneered at its main production facility at Mladá Boleslav in the Czech Republic.The first of three innovations devised by the company is the implementation of new transport ...

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    Acumen updates WMS at Halewood


    UK-based transport provider Acumen Distribution, a subsidiary of the Acumen Logistics Group, is investing in a new warehouse management system (WMS) used at its facility in Halewood, Liverpool.The Optima system is being introduced to the 4,600-square-metre facility in preparation for increased parts flows from July 2014. The warehouse, which was ...

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    Car usership is changing – how should supply chains adapt?


    Trends in the automotive market are fundamentally shifting, resulting in manufacturers facing challenges on two fronts: maintaining profits in established markets, where sales are falling, and taking advantage of the sales opportunities in growing markets in Asia and South America. In both situations, supply chains are proving key to sustaining ...

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    ​Grimaldi receives Fiat Chrysler award for supply chain solutions


    The Grimaldi Group has received the Qualitas Award from Fiat-Chrysler for its supply chain management solutions. The award was presented last Wednesday (November 13) during the carmaker’s annual Supplier Qualitas Convention. The event, which took place at Fiat-Chrysler’s north Italy headquarters in Turin, was attended by suppliers and employees from ...

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    What will China’s latest reforms mean for automotive logistics?


    The outline of the Chinese government’s reforms following its third plenum congress could have a significant impact on the automotive logistics sector. We analyse the changes proposed to finance, investment, commodity prices and state-owned enterprisesThe document released last week by the Chinese central government following an important closed door meeting ...

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    Daimler awards best logistics partners


    Daimler’s annual carrier award ceremony was held at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Kecskemét, Hungary last week, as part of the company's annual European Carrier Day event, with a host of logistics suppliers competing for the top three prizes. The awards were handed over by Heiko Gaiser, head of Global Transport ...

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    Subaru issues caution on Camry rumours


    Reports that Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA), the US-based subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries, will end its contract with Toyota for contract assembly of the Camry passenger car in Lafayette are premature according Subaru of America.US local press sources quoted SIA’s executive vice president Tom Easterday as stating that changes ...

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    Stephen Dean moves to Con-way Freight


    Con-way Freight has named Stephen Dean as its vice-president of sales. He will join the company, which provides less-than-truckload (LTL) services, on November 25 and moves there from Ryder Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) where he has been senior vice-president of sales, marketing and solutions management.In his new role he will ...

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    Ceva to handle parts distribution for Terex in Brazil


    Ceva Logistics has signed a three-year contract with Terex, a global manufacturer of lifting and material-handling equipment, to manage its integrated hub for parts distribution in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Terex makes equipment for industries including construction, infrastructure, quarrying, mining, shipping, transport, energy, refining, utilities and manufacturing.The 1,430-square-metre parts distribution facility ...

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    Adampol obtains authorization for Customs Simplified Procedures


    Polish vehicle transport and logistics provider Adampol has bought an electronic Customs Simplified Procedure that licences it to perform customs clearance on behalf of the Polish customs office. The authorisation will extend to import and exports (TIR and T1). The company hopes that the new legislation will improve cost-saving and ...

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    Penske opts for JDA warehouse system for global operations


    Penske Logistics announced this week that it is extending its use of JDA Software to manage its warehouse management on a global basis. JDA Software, which merged with supply chain rival RedPrairie in December last year, is a leading provider of supply chain management software, and amidst its 2,800+ customer ...

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    Gestamp invests in storage for contract with BMW


    International chassis and parts supplier, Gestamp, has invested £150,000 ($240,000) to extend storage capacity at its Washington plant in the northeast of the UK following a major contract win with BMW to supply parts for Mini production at the carmaker’s Oxford plant. The supply contract will run to 2021.The company ...

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    ​KI Logistics to open new plant in South Carolina


    Japanese logistics provider KI Logistics has announced plans to invest $11m in a 20,000 square-metre facility warehouse in South Carolina based at the Matrix Industrial park near Greenville. It will serve a variety of automotive manufacturers in the immediate area. The new KI Logistics facility, which will hire upwards of ...

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    Brazil struggles to keep supply chain costs from taking off


    The Automotive Logistics South America conference in São Paulo heard familiar laments about infrastructure and the creative ways that Brazilians keep the supply chain moving. Port reforms and continuing automotive investment is putting more emphasis on improving logistics operationsClick here to read the full version of this report. When automotive ...

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    ​Nissan renews with Yusen’s UK sector


    Yusen Logistics has announced a major contract renewal with Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK. Yusen provides inbound logistics to the carmaker’s manufacturing facility in Sunderland, designed to support production of the Qashqai, Note, Juke and Leaf vehicles. Yusen has been providing services to Nissan since 2008 and oversees the transport of ...

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    Magna awards K+N and Ventrex


    Logistics provider Kuehne and Nagel and compressor and valve supplier Ventrex Automotive have been awarded innovation awards by Magna Logistics Europe (MLE) and the Autocluster Styria (ACstyria), the logistics planning and purchasing arm for the greater European region at Magna International and the Styrian network of over 180 partner companies ...

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    DHL launches logistics academy with the BVL


    DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight division of DHL, has announced the launch of a logistics academy that will provide a modular training programme for automotive manufacturers, suppliers and customers of its business, beginning in Germany.The Corporate Automotive Logistics Academy 4.0 (CALA 4.0) was launched last week (October ...