All SCM articles – Page 4

  • Bert Bong, Panel
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    Europe Conference: Planning for more than the Zeitgeist in the supply chain

    2016-03-21T23:04:35Z

    The Automotive Logistics Europe conference set out to capture the Zeitgeist of logistics in terms of technology and skills – and it found that now may be a perfect time to invest in equipment, transport engineering and smart systems. Christopher Ludwig reports from in Bonn, Germany Additional ...

  • Lutz Quietmeyer Renault Nissan ALEurope
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    Europe conference: How to solve a problem like complexity

    2016-03-18T08:40:55Z

    Managing logistics is increasingly complex for manufacturers, with an ever-growing number of parts to manage, spread across longer geographies with more ramp up and launches to balance. At the 2016 Automotive Logistics Europe conference, Jörg Blechinger, director of Magna Logistics Europe, explained that the tier suppliers has gone from having ...

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    MMU develops algorithm to solve vehicle routing problem

    2016-03-14T16:22:42Z

    Researchers at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) in the UK have developed a quantum computing programme designed for logistics companies to calculate the best routes and times for the delivery of goods. According to a statement from the university, the Quantum Annealing Optimisation algorithm is one of the first in a ...

  • Gefco_Russia_Bykovo_compound
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    E-commerce, autonomous vehicles and their effect on the automotive supply chain

    2016-03-09T10:29:00Z

    Bill Bacon, managing director of automotive at DHL Supply Chain UK Ireland Increasing demand from motorists for a fast, efficient and personal service continues to put pressure on manufacturers and their supply chain partners, particularly in the automotive aftermarket sector. At the same time, huge ...

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    Hyundai opts for Indian coastal service but ro-ro rates are prohibitive

    2016-02-23T09:57:44Z

    Hyundai has started using a new short-sea coastal service set up by Link Shipping and Management Systems for the transport of vehicles in India between the ports of Chennai on the south east coast, and Pipavav on the north west. However, high port fees are dissuading more shipping lines from ...

  • GM_PDC_Bochum
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    Opel makes record investment in German spare parts facility

    2016-02-17T14:24:22Z

    GM’s Opel division is building a €60m ($66m) European spare parts distribution centre in Bochum, Germany, which it said would be ready for operation by 2017. It is the biggest single investment in spare parts logistics across Opel’s global business. The 95,000sq.m facility will stock more than 100,000 different part ...

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    Bill Cook to lead FCA’s logistics in Asia Pacific

    2016-02-10T13:23:43Z

    Following the reorganisation of its NAFTA logistics management at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, William Cook (pictured) is moving from his role as director of logistics and customs for FCA US, to become head of supply chain management and logistics for Asia Pacific and China, responsible for all the carmaker’s logistics operations ...

  • Lukakoper
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    Mercedes forced to re-route cars from port of Koper to Bremerhaven

    2016-02-10T13:19:01Z

    [UPDATED 11 February] Mercedes-Benz has been forced to reroute Asia-bound European exports from the Slovenian port of Koper to Germany’s Bremerhaven port, because of widespread disruption on the Slovenian rail network, which is run by the state-owned company, Slovenske Zeleznice. The disruption includes closures to the one-track line between ...

  • FiatLogo
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    Fiat in talks with Iran Khodro; PSA reported to pay compensation

    2016-02-10T13:14:22Z

    Following the news that PSA Peugeot-Citroën and Renault are returning to make vehicles in Iran in two separate joint ventures with domestic producer, Iran Khodro , Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is also reported to be in talks to set up a production facility with the company. According to the Mehr News ...

  • Karl Friedrich-Koch BMW
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    Video interview: Karl-Friedrich Koch, vice-president, production control, logistics for BMW

    2016-02-09T16:55:39Z

    At this year’s Automotive Logistics Mexico conference in Mexico City, Karl-Friedrich Koch, vice-president of production control and logistics for BMW’s planned plant in San Luis Potosi, talks to Christopher Ludwig, editor of the Automotive Logistics Group, about planning logistics and production at the OEM's new Mexico plant, opening in 2019. ...

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    Haulage permit conflict will push up logistics costs

    2016-02-09T12:36:37Z

    Following last week’s dispute over haulage permits between Poland and Russia , transport companies and logistics providers are having to search for alternative ways to deliver vehicles and automotive parts to Russia from Europe. However, those alternatives, which include short-sea options, is going to be costly for some logistics providers. ...

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    Nadia Ribeiro returns to Ceva as South America head

    2016-02-02T10:23:27Z

    Ceva Logistics has appointed Nadia Ribeiro as executive vice president and head of its South America cluster. Ribeiro succeeds Richard Vieites who has moved to the company’s North American operations to become executive vice president of contract logistics. Ribeiro, who previously worked for Ceva for 13 years as senior vice ...

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    BMW begins local engine supply to JV plants in China from new facility

    2016-01-26T15:55:04Z

    BMW’s joint venture with Brilliance China Automotive Holdings – BMW Brilliance Automotive – has opened a new engine plant in Shenyang to supply its assembly plants in the nearby districts of Dadong and Tiexi. This will be the first time that engines for those plants are supplied exclusively from China. ...

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    Gefco provides GefBox packaging service for Caterpillar

    2016-01-25T16:32:08Z

    Transport and logistics provider Gefco has extended its contract with construction equipment maker Caterpillar in the UK to include the provision of a reusable packaging programme that will use its GefBoxSystem. Gefco has been supplying a European road transport solution between the Caterpillar suppliers and its plants for a number ...

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    Jens Wollesen to take up contract logistics role at BLG

    2016-01-25T16:00:19Z

    German transport and logistics provider, BLG Logistics, has appointed Jens Wollesen to head its contract logistics division from the beginning of July this year. He also becomes a member of the board of management. Wollesen will move from his current role where he is member of the executive board at ...

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    Kia begins moving cars through Paragon’s Grimsby facility

    2016-01-20T16:18:02Z

    Kia Motors has started processing vehicles through its new UK facility at Stallingborough near the port of Immingham on the north-east coast, managed by transport and logistics provider Paragon Automotive. The start of operations follows the signing of a £115m ($176.5m) 10-year deal last year that will see Paragon receive, ...

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    Jérôme Lorrain to lead Ceva’s new Ground Transportation division

    2016-01-20T11:08:57Z

    Ceva Logistics has added a fourth business division to its operations that will focus on ground transport services and run alongside its existing air, ocean and contract logistics units. The new division will be headed by Jérôme Lorrain, who is taking up the position of chief operating officer (COO). The ...

  • Guajardo6
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    BLG takes over inbound parts management for BMW at Leipzig

    2016-01-18T15:53:47Z

    German transport and logistics provider, BLG Logistics, has taken over inbound parts logistics for BMW at its plant in Leipzig. Operations at a 200,000 sq.m facility at the Leipzig plant, started at the beginning of January and BLG’s Industrial Logistics unit is providing services including receiving and warehouse management, sequencing ...

  • MarcBrazeau_FCA
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    Brazeau expands role at FCA to include Mexico; Steunkel takes on inbound

    2016-01-18T10:21:06Z

    Marc Brazeau (left) has added a number of new responsibilities to his previous role as head of vehicle transportation at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). Since the beginning of January he has become head of vehicle and Mexico logistics, MOPAR/International Procurement. At the same time, Wendi Gentry Steunkel, who is director ...

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    Tamara Histand moves to Renaissance Global Logistics

    2016-01-13T12:40:35Z

    Tamara Histand, who was previously executive vice president of global automotive at Ceva Logistics, is to take up a new role with Renaissance Global Logistics as chief commercial officer (CCO). The role is newly created at the company and Histand will be responsible for business development and account management activities. ...