All SCM articles – Page 8

  • Krisnapatnam_rail_link
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    Vehicle makers benefit from rail link to Krishnapatnam

    2015-06-30T10:41:04Z

    Carmakers in India with business in Bangalore (Bengaluru) are now benefiting from a new direct rail service between the city’s inland container depot and Krishnapatnam port on India’s east coast. The weekly service, which began in the middle of June this year, is being run in association with Concor, the ...

  • port_rosario7
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    GM chooses Argentine port of Rosario as regional hub

    2015-06-30T10:07:06Z

    General Motors’ division in Argentina is to use the port of Rosario for its logistics activities in the country. All logistics operations run by GM in South America will now be based at Terminal Puerto Rosario, which was chosen because of its geographical position both on the bi-oceanic rail corridor ...

  • Adampol
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    Russia conference: learning to grin and bear it

    2015-06-26T19:51:18Z

    The Russian market has fallen to its lowest level since the global economic crisis, and manufacturers and logistics providers may face a long road to recovery. However, more than 150 delegates at the Automotive Logistics Russia conference made it clear that they remain committed to the market. Christopher Ludwig and ...

  • Honda_Malaysia
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    East Malaysian logistics hub is first step in Honda expansion plans

    2015-06-03T00:51:57Z

    Honda’s division in Malaysia has opened a logistics hub in Kota Kinabalu in the east of the country which it said will cut vehicle delivery times to dealers there by a third. It is the first step in the carmaker’s expansion plans into the east of Malaysia, which were first ...

  • Frank_Vorrath_Johnson_Controls
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    Vorrath moves to new role at Johnson Controls

    2015-06-03T00:04:57Z

    Frank Vorrath has moved from his role as vice-president, global sector head for Automotive at DHL Global Forwarding to take up a new role at tier supplier Johnson Controls as vice-president of global supply chain. He is based in Burscheid, Germany. "In his role, Frank will lead the development and ...

  • network-slider-koln-09
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    Turkey’s Ekol begins logistics operations in Poland

    2015-06-02T20:30:42Z

    Turkish logistics provider Ekol has added Poland to the growing list of European countries in which it has operations. The company, which started operations from Katowice last month and has a number of automotive customers in the country already, said that it would be providing domestic and international transport across ...

  • GAC_group_photo_lores
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    GAC develops services in US for automotive sector

    2015-06-01T21:49:52Z

    Shipping, logistics and marine services provider, GAC, is opening four new offices in the US that it said will provide customers, including those in the domestic and international automotive sector, with coverage in key logistics hubs. GAC North America – Logistics has set up the offices in Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago ...

  • Volkswagen eroeffnet Fahrzeugwerk im suedchinesischen Changsha
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    VW China opens latest plant in Changsha

    2015-05-27T16:05:22Z

    Volkswagen’s joint venture in China with SAIC – Shanghai VW – has inaugurated its 20th facility in the country in the southern city of Changsha, a move that VW Group China’s president and CEO, Prof. Dr Jochem Heitzmann, said would improve the quality of the supply chain in the ...

  • Ford Invests €2.3 billion in Valencia Operations in Spain; Hig
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    Ford rings the changes at Valencia

    2015-05-27T15:38:13Z

    Ford’s plant in Valencia, Spain has been transformed into one of its busiest and most complex supply chains globally, with five models across two assembly lines, and a global export distribution. Marcus Williams considers why Ford chose it The consolidation of production at Almussafes, just outside Valencia on Spain’s Mediterranean ...

  • maersk-hardware-ships-parallel
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    Vessel agreement to benefit parts shipments between Asia and South America

    2015-05-27T14:03:57Z

    Maersk Line has recently signed a vessel sharing agreement with Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) for trade between Asia and the east coast of South America. Maersk said the trade lane was key for the transport of automobile parts and electronics and that the agreement would ...

  • Omaha_railhead_UP
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    CDN releases latest cloud-based yard management tool

    2015-05-27T12:26:06Z

    Car Delivery Network, which provides cloud-based applications for outbound finished vehicle movements, has announced the release of a new yard management application – vinYARD. According to the company it is the first cloud-based application for the paperless gate release of vehicles and has been released to the market following a ...

  • Neovia_Desford
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    JLR extends contract with Neovia for aftermarket services

    2015-05-20T14:09:34Z

    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has extended its contract with Neovia Logistics for the provision of global aftermarket services. Neovia operates 12 facilities internationally for the carmaker, including a 130,000 sq.m facility in Desford, UK. Neovia said it would continue to provide JLR with warehousing along with a range of supply ...

  • VW_Regional_PDC_ Bangalore
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    VW opens PDC in Bangalore to enhance service to southern India

    2015-05-20T09:14:02Z

    Volkswagen has opened a regional parts distribution centre (PDC) in Bangalore that will serve 67 dealerships in the southern states with a one-day delivery time. The carmaker has invested $4.7m in the 5,000 sq.m facility, which was built in 10 months. It is working with logistics provider Kuehne + Nagle ...

  • Article

    Global supply route complexity in an evolving industry

    2015-05-18T17:07:47Z

    As supply chains are now truly global operations, and complexity is only set to rise further, OEMs must prepare for every eventuality, writes Brad Brennan, (left). Growing supply route complexity is providing fresh challenges for automotive industry logisticians to overcome. Globalised production strategies, emerging hubs and increasing production agility are ...

  • Jennifer-Lissman_TOC
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    TOC Logistics to offer customs broker services this year

    2015-05-18T16:52:09Z

    TOC Logistics International, a non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) and independent air carrier that provides supply chain network management and freight forwarding for tier one automotive suppliers, has announced it is adding customs brokerage to its service offering following a reported 50% growth in business over the past year. It ...

  • Tristan_Balayn_3
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    Speed and complexity is the name of the game for Gefco UK

    2015-05-14T16:44:09Z

    Economic growth in the UK and the success of the automotive sector over the last few years has brought some welcome challenges to the logistics providers operating there, few more so than Gefco UK. According to its managing director, Tristan Balayn (pictured), the country’s fast and sustained growth has required ...

  • HCME_Zaxis
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    Neovia now handling spare parts facility for HCME

    2015-05-13T13:00:10Z

    Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe (HCME) has signed a contract with Neovia Logistics for the management of its parts distribution centre in Oosterhout, The Netherlands. Neovia will also be handling distribution of spare parts from the warehouse to service centres in Europe, Middle East, Russia/CIS and Africa. The 53,000 sq.m facility, ...

  • luis_santamaria_FCA
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    FCA appoints Luis Santamaria head of SCM in Latin America

    2015-05-13T11:42:49Z

    //Update// Included Mauricelio Faria's new position In one of a number of recent changes to its production and logistics management in Latin America, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has appointed Luis Santamaria (pictured) as its head of supply chain management in Latin America. He moves from his role as director of supply ...

  • 2015_Helmut_Kaspers_100x150
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    Kaspers joins Ceva as COO, Global Air and Ocean Freight

    2015-05-11T16:22:04Z

    The beginning of May saw Helmut Kaspers join Ceva Logistics as its chief operation officer for Global Air and Ocean Freight. He joins Ceva from Kaspers Consulting + Investment, an international logistics consultancy established in 2013. He brings with him substantial experience from the logistics world having previously ...

  • World Premiere Freightliner Inspiration Truck
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    Freightliner launches first autonomous trucks licensed for road use

    2015-05-06T14:48:53Z

    Daimler’s Freightliner subsidiary has launched the first autonomous trucks to be granted a license for road use. The Freightliner Inspiration Truck is equipped with a Highway Pilot system, which includes a complex stereo camera and radar systems with lane-keeping and collision-prevention functions. It regulates the speed of the truck, applies ...