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FCA stalwart Solomon joins AAM

2019-08-05T14:15:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Fred Solomon has been appointed vice-president global procurement and supplier quality engineering (SQE) at American Axle & Manufacturing (AMM), ending a 32-year association with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and predecessor companies… 

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Jason Walker becomes COO at United Road

2019-06-24T15:49:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Jason Walker (pictured) has been appointed chief operating officer (COO) of finished vehicle transporter United Road, replacing Mark Anderson who became the company’s president and CEO at the start of the year.

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Dieter Braun takes over as head of brand logistics at Audi

2019-06-11T10:06:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Dieter Braun (pictured) has taken over as head of Audi brand logistics, replacing Steffen Potrafke, who retired from the German carmaker last month.

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Criss Edwards moves from XPO to automotive role at Ceva Logistics

2019-06-04T10:53:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Criss Edwards (pictured) has joined Ceva Logistics in a newly created role as senior vice president automotive and industrial inbound logistics, based at the company’s new operations centre in Marseilles, France. He was most recently at XPO Logistics as senior vice president of operations with responsibility for consumer package goods, ...

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Hugo Pluess moves to Imperial Logistics as CIO

2019-06-04T07:09:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Hugo Pluess will take on the newly created role of chief information officer (CIO) at Imperial Logistics International from August 1 this year. He moves from his role as executive vice-president of global IT infrastructure at Ceva Logistics in Switzerland.

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Ultima Media hires automotive analyst

2019-06-03T12:29:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Daniel Harrison is joining the B2B media business which owns a portfolio of brands and channels including Automotive Logistics, Automotive Manufacturing Solutions, Car Design News and automotiveIT International

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Changes at the top of Daimler’s logistics and supply chain

2019-06-03T08:59:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Ewa Combach (pictured) has replaced Heiko Gaiser as head of worldwide transport logistics passenger cars, trucks, vans and buses, at Daimler and will be responsible for the vehicle maker’s transport networks, including planning and procurement. Combach was formerly head of transport planning and network management.

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Toyota merges production and service parts logistics in North America

2019-01-28T12:09:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Toyota is comprehensively realigning its production and service parts organisation in North America with an integrated supply chain division as part of its overall One Toyota initiative, designed to improve customer service and cost efficiency.

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John Begg moves to Johnson Controls

2019-01-23T14:31:31+00:00By Marcus Williams

John Begg has moved to tier supplier Johnson Controls as director of global supply chain and transportation for its Power Solutions division, which makes and distributes vehicle batteries.

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Stocker takes on strategic role at DHL Supply Chain

2019-01-22T11:16:44+00:00By Marcus Williams

John Stocker (pictured) has moved to DHL Supply Chain as director of strategic development. He was previously commercial director at Gefco’s UK division and had been with the company for more than six years. DHL Supply Chain provides contract logistics services for a range of sectors, including automotive.

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Bysouth becomes logistics chief at IAC

2019-01-15T11:45:13+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Kelly Bysouth (pictured) has joined International Automotive Components (IAC) as chief supply chain officer, with global responsibility and operational control of procurement and logistics.She brings 25 years of related experience to the company, which is based in Luxembourg.[mpu_ad]Bysouth moves from Adient, where she held a variety of leadership positions in ...

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Mark Stanyer appointed MD at ProAct International

2019-01-11T17:30:01+00:00By Marcus Williams

Mark Stanyer has joined supply chain and logistics software expert, ProAct International, as MD. He moves from his role as IT director at the Office for Nuclear Regulation and brings 30 years’ experience in IT management, as well as expertise in logistics, distribution and supply chain.

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Storrs replaces Clarke at Ford of Europe

2019-01-11T10:27:56+00:00By Marcus Williams

Chris Storrs (pictured) has replaced Helen Clarke at Ford of Europe as finished vehicle logistics manager.

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FCA combines purchasing and supply chain in new roles

2019-01-09T11:28:14+00:00By Marcus Williams

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Gianclaudio Neri new MD of Ceva in Italy

2019-01-08T16:38:57+00:00By Marcus Williams

Gianclaudio Neri has been appointed managing director of Ceva Logistics business in Italy, succeeding Christophe Poitrineau, who is leaving the logistics provider to pursue other career opportunities.

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Gary Cardenas takes over as CEO of ProTrans

2019-01-08T10:06:16+00:00By Marcus Williams

Gary Cardenas (left) has taken over as CEO of North American third-party logistics (3PL) provider ProTrans International. He replaces owner and founder Craig Roeder in the role. Roeder remains on the board of directors at the company and will serve as strategic project manager.

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Seguin takes over global freight forwarding at UPS

2018-11-12T14:31:09+00:00By Marcus Williams

Romaine Seguin (pictured) has become president of Global Freight Forwarding at packaging delivery and supply chain management company, UPS. She moves from her role as president of the UPS Americas Region, where she was responsible for all UPS package and cargo operations in Canada and more than 50 countries and ...

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Ford appoints Chen to tackle sales slump in China

2018-10-30T17:01:25+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Ford is turning its business in China into a stand-alone business unit, Ford China, headed by Anning Chen (pictured). The move is part of a general reorganisation of the OEM's Asia-Pacific operations designed to return the company to profitable growth.

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Vegard Synnes moves to Kar-Tainer

2018-10-30T11:06:44+00:00By Marcus Williams

Vegard Synnes has moved from his role as global key account manager at Changjiu International Logistics to take up a new position as director of marketing in Asia for Kar-Tainer International, a global provider of containerised vehicle transport systems.

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Q&A: Srini Muthusrinivasan

2018-10-26T12:20:00+01:00By Joanne Perry

What is meant by this term ‘the autonomous supply chain’?The word autonomous has got very prevalent today in the industry. [To understand] the idea of the autonomous supply chain, you’ve got to go back to the history of how we went all the way from the industrial revolution to the ...

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