All SCM articles – Page 26

  • Car part (general)

    India packaging – the next best thing to being naked


    Short of parts arriving without any packaging at all, OEMs and inbound logictics providers in India are working together to ensure line-side delivery in the most efficient and cost-effective means possible Experts claim that the price of packaging, including its transport costs and impacts on the automotive supply chain, account ...

  • InDesign-2

    Forecasting is the future


    If we can better align capacity with demand, efficiency throughout the distribution chain would improve dramatically. While the EU still needs more harmoney on loading lengths "Vehicle logistics providers need better forecasts"; this was one of the main conclusions of the ECG Efficiency Survey, carried out in the second quarter ...

  • Article

    Seeing logistics as more than 'waste'


    OEMs building logistics centres at plants is a good sign for the supply chain management sector Carmakers have historically viewed logistics as pure cost rather than as investment. One Ford executive, speaking at our European conference a few years ago, even went so far as to say the company saw ...

  • 1633 Gefco

    Acceleration in North Africa


    Despite parts of the region striving for greater stability, North Africa presents significant opportunities for development throughout the automotive sectorFor some carmakers, especially in Europe, North Africa represents the next great frontier. In 2012, Algeria sold 450,000 new vehicles; Egypt 288,000 units; Morocco 126,000; and Tunisia 54,000. Outside of Egypt, ...

  • P1050962 new

    Renault's milestone in Morocco


    In the second part of our North Africa feature, Renault's logistics director for Morocco, Alain Joyeux (pictured below) reveals that it is full-steam ahead for the carmaker as it dominates vehicle production in Morocco and the wider region In a region afflicted by conflict for the past few years, Morocco, ...

  • MAgna 1.2

    Complexity meets coordination at Magna Europe


    Magna Logistics Europe has increasingly taken a more integrated approach to engineering logistics across the tier supplier’s massive European network, including rolling out IT tools and concepts developed at contract manufacturing unit, Magna Steyr

  • _DSC5515 Kopie

    Logistics from concept to assembly at Magna Steyr


    Magna’s contracting manufacturing arm, Magna Steyr, has developed a highly integrated approach to supply chain management, including the virtual design of logistics and supply concepts, some of which is being applied to other Magna plants

  • Mr. Christ/ Daimler AG, Stuttgart

    Daimler's premium ambition


    Egon Christ (left), senior manager for worldwide vehicle transportation and logistics at Daimler, reveals how the OEM plans to get the best from its logistics providers as it ramps up global production In this story... Global premium takeover Logistics as a commodity Planning and purchasing Smoothing distribution Hub-and-spoke success Tracking ...

  • Belanger2

    Shake up for North American supply chain revealed at AL Global


    “We see more production from Japan and Korea moving to Mexico and also to the southern US states,” said Michael Robinet, managing director of IHS Automotive Consulting. “We will soon see more European models coming over to North America out of the euro zone or South Africa to be closer ...

  • Yusen_truck1

    Yusen Logistics prepares for South Africa move


    The importance of South Africa as an emerging automotive hub was demonstrated this week with the news that Yusen Logistics is set to open a representative office in South Africa in October 2013. Yusen’s president Hiromitsu Kuramoto will open the new office in Johannesburg this month. Employees there will research ...

  • Last panel

    Growth and other good problems to have in North American supply chains


    If you're not redirected automatically, please click here

  • alg live session screen grab 2013

    Live streaming from US conference


    Lovett Hall, Henry Ford Museum played host to a fabulous gala dinner hosted by premier sponsor RyderFrom his Delta Airlines flight at 30,000ft, ICL president Patrick Donahoe watched live video streaming from the 2013 Automotive Logistics Global conference, which finished yesterday in Detroit. The event was our first to ...

  • Toledo

    Toledo wins 3rd GM/Wayne State supply chain competition


    Twenty American universities gathered in Detroit last week to give presentations on supply chain cases provided by General Motors, tackling subjects like sourcing battery cells in Asia to expanding rail links and supplier localisation in the US.The University of Toledo was the winner of the General Motors/Wayne State supply chain ...

  • 26.DLK

    ​Logwin’s Freichel to take up professorship


    ​Dr Stephan Freichel, former managing director of Logwin Solutions Deutschland and board director at Microlog, is about to apply his long experience in the automotive industry in the academic field by taking up a professorial seat in Cologne. Whilst at Logwin, Freichel was responsible for integrating such companies as Microlog ...

  • 3

    ​Ryder ventures into Alaskan market


    Ryder is opening a maintenance and rental facility in Anchorage, Alaska. This will be the transport and supply chain management group’s first venture in the area. The new plant will provide maintenance and rental services for commercial vehicle fleets. The facility features two and a half service bays, and is ...


    ​QAD to provide training to Mexican suppliers


    QAD, a provider of software solutions for manufacturers around the world, has announced that it will be providing logistics evaluation and management operation training to suppliers in Mexico. The company, which provides resource planning systems and manages finances, manufacturing demands, and supply chain operations, made the announcement at a meeting ...

  • John Pursey

    Growth and compromise for Yusen Logistics


    Japan’s Yusen Logistics has been expanding its services to carmakers and tier suppliers, particularly in the UK, with the use of strategic crossdocks, as well as investments in IT. But to implement innovations, the provider points to the need for compromise. It has been about two years since Yusen Logistics ...


    ​To Sunderland… and Infiniti!


    Nissan’s luxury vehicle division Infiniti will be making vehicles for the European market at the parent company’s plant in Sunderland, UK from 2015 and there are reported to be some unique considerations for logistics according to the company. It is the first time Infiniti has made vehicles in Europe and ...

  • Fabio Mendunekas_web

    Mendunekas takes South America role at Ceva


    Ceva Logistics has appointed Fabio Mendunekas as its vice president of Business Development for South America. He will be in charge of Ceva’s commercial business development and marketing in the region, as well as developing strategies aimed at continuing the company’s growth in the South American market. The sectors he ...

  • Carter large cross dock internal

    Dynamic engineering


    The design of logistics networks can have a decisive effect on their performance and efficiency, but it is necessary for manufacturer and logistics providers to reengineer them as often as possible to gain the most efficiency.When companies decide how parts are going to flow from suppliers to assembly plants, or ...