Inventory management

Stocktaking, labelling, monitoring and managing the storage of parts and vehicles

Inventory Management

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Seat looks to buy parts beyond Spain

2019-04-23T16:02:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Though Seat sources the majority of its parts from domestic suppliers in Spain, the Spanish carmaker has just announced that it plans to buy more components from outside the country.

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LSPs eye potential cut at Opel’s Rüsselsheim plant

2019-01-29T12:24:43+00:00By Marcus Williams

Logistics service providers (LSPs) catering to Opel’s Rüsselsheim plant in Germany may need to be ready to adapt to lower volumes, after the OEM was reported to be halving output there in the Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper. The plant builds the Insignia Grand Sport and Sports Tourer, as well as the ...

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Adampol resumes SKD services in Poland

2019-01-29T11:52:38+00:00By Marcus Williams

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Mitsubishi starts shipments to Mexico via Mazatlán

2019-01-28T11:44:00+00:00By Barry Cross

Mitsubishi has delivered its first shipment of Japanese-made vehicles to Mexico through the port of Mazatlán. It was the largest single delivery of vehicles by a carmaker to the port, consisting of 4,870 vehicles including Mirage hatchback, Mirage G4, Eclipse Cross, Outlander and L200 units. The vehicles were unloaded in ...

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Gefco supplies rail wagons to PSA in Morocco

2019-01-28T11:15:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Transport and logistics provider Gefco has delivered two vehicle-carrying rail wagons to serve Groupe PSA’s new car assembly plant at Kenitra, in Morocco. A further 45 will be delivered by the end of this year.

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Seat joins Alastria blockchain network

2019-01-25T15:29:41+00:00By Marcus Williams

Spanish carmaker Seat has joined the Alastria consortium to work on the development of blockchain-based products.

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Renault plans home delivery for online sales in Russia

2019-01-25T12:56:22+00:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Renault has announced plans to start a home delivery service in Russia for vehicles sold via its online showroom.

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Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe 2019 launched

2019-01-23T12:52:00+00:00

Automotive Logistics is proud to announce the return of the Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe.

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DSV makes an offer for Panalpina

2019-01-22T16:04:16+00:00By Steve Garnsey

DSV has confirmed it has made an indicative and private proposal to acquire fellow international transport and logistics provider, Panalpina. The Danish logistics giant is bidding just over $4 billion for Panalpina.

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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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Nissan marks millionth export from Thailand

2019-01-22T09:34:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Nissan has marked its millionth vehicle export from Thailand, 20 years after exports first began from the South-East Asian country. The millionth vehicle exported was a Terra premium SUV.

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Hanging in the balance

2019-01-21T16:55:00+00:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Lower production output, slower growth in export markets and several regulatory and operational issues are threatening to unbalance Poland’s finished vehicle market

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Q&A: Iain Lindsay

2019-01-17T16:37:01+00:00By Christopher Ludwig, Chris Lewis

What do you say to potential investors who are concerned about what Brexit may mean for trade, particularly with the flow of goods and material being so essential to the automotive industry?Brexit is an issue that is at the heart of business concerns: what will it mean in terms of ...

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German automotive body warns on US trade tensions

2019-01-16T12:54:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

German sector association the VDA has warned that ongoing trade tensions between the US and Europe and, separately, the US and China should not be allowed to derail the mutually beneficial relationship its OEMs currently have with the North American country. The warning coincides with news that VW and Ford ...

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Fire-stricken ship being towed to Far East

2019-01-16T12:51:20+00:00By Marcus Williams

Details remain scant on the condition of the Sincerity Ace car carrier following a fatal fire onboard the vessel that led to its abandonment in the Pacific Ocean north of Hawaii at the beginning of January.

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Mexican car industry calls for action on fuel shortage

2019-01-16T12:15:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Mexico’s new federal government has launched a radical strategy to combat the country's long-term problem of fuel theft. However, this has led to fuel shortages in central regions, which have closed gas stations, and is now threatening the transport and logistics supporting the automotive sector.

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Driving into a Russian road block?

2019-01-16T09:03:00+00:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Despite economic uncertainty in Russia, analysts expect new vehicle sales to grow further - putting increasing pressure on the nation’s already depleted fleet of car carriers

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Toyota entrusts US vehicle handling to Corman

2019-01-15T14:24:34+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Japanese carmaker Toyota has chosen RJ Corman Switching Company as the automotive loading provider at four of its locations in the US.

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Honda to halt UK production during Brexit

2019-01-14T17:42:21+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Japanese OEM Honda is to suspend production at its British plant for six days in April after the UK leaves the European Union on March 29.The decision follows an assessment of how best to prepare for any logistics and border problems following Brexit.“These contingency provisions have been put in place ...

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A billion reasons to try

2019-01-14T14:27:27+00:00By Gavin du Venage

For the past ten years, a rising number of Chinese OEMs have appeared on African roads. Bearing cheerful names such as Geely, Chery, Hafei, Chana and Foton, some managed to land on their feet and build a healthy presence. Others, though, have gone down face-first.

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