All SCM articles – Page 9

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    Ceva widens its footprint for automotive in Australia and NZ

    2015-05-06T10:54:45Z

    Ceva Logistics is building a new 166,000 sq.m facility at Truganina, west of Melbourne, that will provide services for the automotive sector, including for the handling of finished vehicles. It is the largest Ceva facility in Australia and is being described by the company as a ‘super site’. The company ...

  • Jahrespressekonferenz 2015
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    VW brings MAN and Scania together in new CV holding group

    2015-05-06T09:41:09Z

    Volkswagen is creating an integrated commercial vehicle group called Truck & Bus that it said will bring greater coordination in terms of purchasing, development and human resources between the MAN and Scania brands. The company said in a statement that the move will lead to “closer networking among the brands, ...

  • Roger-Crook_DHL
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    Roger Crook resigns from DHL Global Forwarding

    2015-04-29T13:09:54Z

    Roger Crook has suddenly resigned from his role as CEO of DHL Global Forwarding, Freight. Crook, who was also a member of Deutsche Post DHL’s management board, is said to have stepped down with immediate effect from both roles for “personal reasons”. DHL confirmed the resignation with Automotive Logistics this ...

  • Rinalds_Plavnieks_Neil_Wheatley_Gefco
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    Gefco announces new business and executive moves

    2015-04-29T11:29:27Z

    Gefco has used this week’s Multimodal exhibition in Birmingham UK to make announcements about new business and managerial appointments. The transport and logistics provider has renewed its contract with global chassis maker BWI Group, which supplies brake and suspension systems for the transport market. Gefco’s UK division provides complete inbound ...

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    XPO Logistics in deal to buy out Norbert Dentressangle

    2015-04-29T10:36:55Z

    US-based third party logistics provider, XPO Logistics, has entered into an agreement to buy Norbert Dentressangle, one of Europe’s main transport, forwarding and contract logistics providers, for $3.53 billion. The deal, which is expected to close in the second quarter of 2015, is estimated to increase XPO’s revenue to approximately ...

  • MarcBrazeau_FCA
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    Brazeau takes up role as head of worldwide vehicle transportation at FCA

    2015-04-22T16:09:16Z

    Following the news that Steve Tripp has retired from his role as head of worldwide vehicle transportation at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) the company has confirmed that Marc Brazeau (left) has now stepped into the role. Brazeau moves to FCA from his role as director at cross industry business ...

  • LucNadal_Gefco
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    Gefco reports ‘satisfactory results’; pushes on in Russia

    2015-04-22T12:24:19Z

    Gefco has released financial results for 2014 that show a turnover of €4.1 billion ($4.4 billion), a 1.5% rise in turnover on the previous year. According to the transport and logistics provider current operating profit stands at €105m, a 10.5% increase on 2013. Gefco executives highlighted the strength of the ...

  • Tadaaki_Naito_NYKLine
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    NYK’s Naito stresses need for a rational approach to logistics investment

    2015-04-20T17:41:40Z

    NYK Line’s new president, Tadaaki Naito (pictured), who was appointed to the role last week, has reaffirmed the company’s commitment to look at business diversification and expansion into logistics, something he described as essential for continued growth in the 21st century. Speaking last Thursday (16 April) at his inauguration, Naito ...

  • Cai Jin, CFLP
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    China conference: the big come to get stronger

    2015-04-17T07:40:51Z

    Speakers at the 12 th annual Automotive Logistics China conference pointed to efforts at both the government and industry level to improve services, become more efficient, market orientated, and international, particularly with growth slowing down. Christopher Ludwig and Rachael Hogg report from Shanghai There is no getting ...

  • NDRC
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    China conference: building the road to logistics quality

    2015-04-15T09:57:24Z

    Slower growth but higher quality products, logistics and service. For the third straight year, speakers at the Automotive Logistics China conference – including Liu Xilong, deputy director of the economic operation bureau for transport and logistics at China’s influential National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC, pictured) – have pointed ...

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    Menlo Logistics expands aftermarket activity in India

    2015-04-15T08:53:13Z

    Logistics, transport and supply chain services provider, Menlo Logistics, has moved its aftermarket spare parts activity in India to a bigger facility in Dharuhera, New Delhi. From there the company, which is a subsidiary of transport and logistics provider Con-way, said it will provide enhanced services at a 3,900 sq.m ...

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    GM dampens claims that unsold Volts are behind production stop

    2015-04-14T09:16:32Z

    GM has made a cautious response to claims in the The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) that US production of its hybrid Volt is being suspended from next month because of inordinate inventory levels at the dealerships. The WSJ said that GM would stop production at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant in ...

  • Davidson2
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    Part 5: More than just words

    2015-04-10T12:00:40Z

    The implementation of the Toyota Production System at NAPO means terms such as ‘lean’, heijunka and kaizen are applied to every aspect of logistics, warehousing, order and corporate strategy That the Toyota Production System (TPS) is adhered to at the OEM’s own North American Parts Operations may not ...

  • fedexplane
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    FedEx will acquire TNT Express

    2015-04-08T13:31:37Z

    Two years after UPS was forced to abandon its attempted takeover of TNT Express on grounds of limiting competition in the European market , rival logistics giant FedEx has made its own all-cash bid for the company. Should the deal go through, the combined companies would be a particularly strong ...

  • APL_Log_LA
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    APL Logistics to establish regional hub in Sri Lanka this year

    2015-04-08T11:45:19Z

    Integrated supply chain provider, APL Logistics, has said it plans to establish a regional consolidation hub for South Asia in Sri Lanka by the second half of 2015. It will support APL Logistics’ existing cargo hubs in North and Southeast Asia and connect with as many as 18 container freight ...

  • Christopher Ludwig
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    Editor's note: virtually keeping up with customers

    2015-04-07T18:53:53Z

    In many sectors, logistics is being transformed by e-commerce, with brands connecting more to the mobile customer, who in turn demands order fulfilment as fast as you can swipe a screen. The effect this is having across the general logistics market is pretty staggering as companies compete to manage last ...

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    Paragon extends relationship with Vauxhall

    2015-04-07T15:58:38Z

    Paragon, a leading UK supplier of end-of-life and PDI services for the car industry, has extended its contract with GM’s Vauxhall division for the refurbishment of more than 30,000 ex-fleet vehicles a year. The extension of the contract will also see it handling vehicle deliveries out of its Corby site ...

  • DirkWillmannFord
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    Willmann replaces Schulz as Ford Europe’s director of MP&L

    2015-04-07T15:26:06Z

    Dirk Willmann (pictured) has replaced Matthias Schulz as director of material, planning and logistics (MP&L) at Ford of Europe. As announced last month , Schulz has moved to a new role as director of North American MP&L operations replacing Pamela Stec, who has retired. Willmann was previously production and material ...

  • Gulf States Toyota, Toyota dealerships, Rockwall Toyota, 3/11/08
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    Toyota part 4: Looking for the ‘holy grail’ of predictability

    2015-04-07T12:00:15Z

    Toyota’s visibility across its parts and distribution centres works to the great benefit of dealers, but the carmaker’s challenge is ultimately to try and distinguish real demand from stock replenishment requests Toyota’s North American Parts Operations (NAPO)has built inventory visibility across its part centres and distribution centres, thanks partly to ...

  • Cars on hydraulic lifts at auto repair shop
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    3PLs in China are raising the bar

    2015-04-05T12:00:21Z

    Maintaining logistics leadership in China is becoming more about demonstrating the ability to implement innovative and sustainable solutions than it is about moving pure volume China, as this magazine has long noted, is a complicated automotive logistics market. State-owned carmakers tend to have affiliated logistics providers to handle their transport ...