All SCM articles – Page 6

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    Dürr Somac opens logistics facility in Stollberg

    2015-11-02T11:47:01Z

    Dürr Somac, which makes filling equipment for the automotive industry, has opened a warehouse and logistics centre in the German town of Stollberg following an investment of €1.5m ($1.6m). The company already has a manufacturing facility in the town and has been present in Stollberg for 10 years. “The new ...

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    Tim Doggett moves to general manager role for Rhenus Logistics UK

    2015-10-29T15:38:06Z

    Rhenus Logistics UK has appointed Tim Doggett as its new general manager, North West. Doggett will take responsibility for the freight forwarder’s sales and operations at its Trafford Park branch in Manchester and at its Liverpool branch in Frodsham, Cheshire. Doggett moves from his position as regional director with Europa ...

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    GM says stamping facility will save $14m in logistics costs

    2015-10-28T14:58:35Z

    General Motors has received the first delivery of stamping press equipment to its Lansing Grand River Assembly plant in Michigan, which will be used to stamp parts for the Camaro, Cadillac ATS and CTS range of vehicles. The presses are being installed at a new $174m stamping facility on site ...

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    Flash Europe on target for growth with investment from Eurazeo PME

    2015-10-28T09:39:20Z

    Financial investor Eurazeo PME has bought a 43% share in European premium freight provider Flash Europe International. The company provides time critical services to the automotive sector and has a number of leading automotive OEM and tier one customers, including VW, GM, Renault, Continental, Hella, Caterpillar, Delphi, Faurecia and Bosch. ...

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    C4 Logistics providing Bolloré with inbound tracking

    2015-10-26T16:02:34Z

    C4 Logistics, which handles expedited and specialist automotive shipments, is providing electric vehicle (EV) maker Bolloré with track and trace technology on the inbound delivery of parts to its Bluecar assembly facilities in France and Italy. The logistics provider is also managing the delivery of the parts inbound to Bollore’s ...

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    Material World

    2015-10-12T12:44:50Z

    Changes in the very make-up of vehicles will dramatically reshape the outbound sector. It is not what has changed in automotive logistics over the past ten years that is remarkable, so much as what has not. Much in the world’s economy is almost unrecognisable compared to a decade ago, including ...

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    Richard Wilding named as new CILT chairman

    2015-10-07T12:26:41Z

    Professor Richard Wilding has been named as the new chairman of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT). Wilding has been a member of the Institute since 1992, on the board of CILT since 2011, is a committee member of the CILT logistics research network, and ...

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    Lear doubles car seat production in the UK to meet demand from OEMs

    2015-10-06T15:24:21Z

    [Updated October 8th] Seating supplier Lear has doubled the size of its UK facility in Sunderland with a 3,500 sq.m extension in response to demand for car seating from its customers Nissan and Jaguar Land Rover (JLR). The move doubles its annual production capacity for the supply of car ...

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    Panel discussion: where is the industry heading?

    2015-09-30T15:22:45Z

    The automotive logistics industry is well known for being evolutionary rather than revolutionary. Change doesn’t happen overnight and this is not likely to change any time soon. However, technology is moving fast and although adoption throughout the supply chain has been slow so far, OEMs and LSPs are confident that ...

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    Ford extends contract with NYK Auto Logistics in India

    2015-09-29T17:14:36Z

    Ford India has extended the scope of a contract it signed with NYK Auto Logistics (India) in 2011. Initially, this simply involved the provision of ro-ro terminal services for finished vehicles at the Indian ports of Chennai and Ennore. However, under the new arrangement, NYK Auto Logistics (India) has also ...

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    Supply chain providers need to get data savvy to survive

    2015-09-25T18:30:23Z

    The automotive industry is about to get a front row seat in the digital business revolution and one of the clear messages coming out of this week’s Automotive Logistics Global conference in Detroit was that, while senior supply chain executives recognise that their business is becoming digital, a high percentage ...

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    Magnolia facility will handle inbound services for Toyota in US

    2015-09-22T20:03:30Z

    US supply chain services provider, Magnolia Automotive Services, is building a $4.4m logistics facility in Charlestown, Indiana to support the inbound supply of parts for Toyota production in the country. Magnolia, which is a joint venture between James Group International and Toyota Tsusho America, will develop the site over the ...

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    DHL uses automotive expertise in delivery project with Toyota Material Handling

    2015-09-22T17:55:52Z

    DHL’s road freight division, DHL Freight, is transporting racking systems across Europe for Toyota Material Handling under a new fixed-term contract that was signed this month. The logistics provider is moving TMH’s conventional, high-density and non-palletised racking to customer warehousing sites in Europe from a number of production sites in ...

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    UniCar wins global inspection services contract for Mercedes-Benz

    2015-09-22T17:09:11Z

    Damage prevention services company, UniCar Group, has begun a contract with German marine insurer HDI-Gerling for the inspection of new Mercedes-Benz vehicles being moved between Europe, North America and the Far East. The contract will focus initially on deep-sea vessel operations running between the three continents and will involve around ...

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    Schenker announces management board moves

    2015-09-14T12:44:17Z

    Deutsche Bahn subsidiary Schenker has announced new management board moves with the appointment of Jochen Thewes (pictured top) as chairman and Markus Sontheimer (pictured bottom) moving into the company in the role of chief information officer (CIO). Within DB, Schenker is the division responsible for land, sea, and air transport ...

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    Kaufmann adds North Asia CEO role at DHL Global Forwarding

    2015-09-14T11:59:26Z

    Freight services provider, DHL Global Forwarding, has appointed Charles Kaufmann as CEO for North Asia. Kaufmann (pictured) was most recently senior vice president, operations and value added services for Asia Pacific and he will continue to head this part of the business alongside his duties as CEO. The new position ...

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    LLamasoft plugs the data gap with latest supply chain agreements

    2015-09-14T11:49:58Z

    Supply chain design software provider LLamasoft has recently announced partnerships with three leading supply chain companies to provide it with data for its modelling customers. The improved data builds on LLamasoft’s provision of software services, which are designed to improve supply chain operations, including those in the automotive industry. In ...

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    Cooper replaces Montjotin as head of XPO Logistics Europe

    2015-09-09T12:10:18Z

    Following XPO Logistics takeover of Norbert Dentressangle in June this year, it has been announced that the latter’s CEO, Hervé Montjotin, has left the company. Montjotin has been replaced by Troy Cooper (pictured), who becomes CEO and chairman of the subsidiary, now called XPO Logistics Europe. Cooper is COO of ...

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    One Network Enterprises signs deal with Synoptima in Asia Pacific

    2015-09-07T11:41:18Z

    One Network Enterprises, which provides cloud-based supply chain services, has signed a joint strategic partnership with Synoptima, an expert in supply chain optimisation and logistics packages, for the provision of services in the Asia Pacific region. The partnership will combine technologies and cloud-based software with expertise in analytics, supply chain ...

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    DHL to handle UK distribution of Saab parts with Orio

    2015-08-26T08:53:20Z

    Orio UK, the only supplier of Saab original aftermarket parts, has signed a deal with logistics provider, DHL Supply Chain, for next day delivery to service centres around the UK. Orio UK is a regional division of Orio, formerly Saab Automobile Parts. DHL will provide a free overnight delivery service ...