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    Scania chooses DHL’s shared service for UK aftermarket


    In a three-year contract, Scania will use DHL’s ‘Auto Alliance’, a shared-user platform for spare parts distribution, to cover the Swedish truckmaker’s aftermarket operations in Britain and Northern Ireland. Dealers will be able to place orders at 19.30 for guaranteed pre-8am delivery.The operation includes both transport and consolidation activities, moving ...

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    Mobis to partner with Norbert Dentressangle for Hyundai delivery


    Mobis Parts Europe UK has announced a contract with Norbert Dentressangle for parts distribution to Mobis’s Hyundai and Kia dealerships.Mobis serves as the components sector of the Hyundai Motor Group and operates parts distribution to around 360 Hyundai and Kia warehouses. The deal will see Norbert Dentressangle make nightly services ...

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    Correction: TNT and spare parts velocity


    There was an error in our latest issue of Automotive Logistics for our story on spare parts velocity titled "Keeping the Wheels Turning", which appears on page 37 of the April-June edition.In the last paragraph of the article on page 41, Nick Beard, global industry director for automotive at TNT ...

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    Spare parts to keep the wheels turning


    Rising competition has pushed OEMs to speed up spare parts delivery, but are they striking the right balance between service, inventory and cost? There is no such thing as a risk-proof spare parts operation. Despite supply systems that are more robust and reliable in dealer orders and delivery than a ...

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    Last Mile: adding value to growth in China


    Logistics will be a crucial differentiator as competition in China increasesThere is a new wave of factory openings across China. While the joint ventures for the Volkswagen Group and General Motors are the most aggressive, with plans to increase annual production capacity to 4m and 5m units respectively, others who ...

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    Car usership is changing – how should supply chains adapt?


    Trends in the automotive market are fundamentally shifting, resulting in manufacturers facing challenges on two fronts: maintaining profits in established markets, where sales are falling, and taking advantage of the sales opportunities in growing markets in Asia and South America. In both situations, supply chains are proving key to sustaining ...

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    Growth and other good problems to have in North American supply chains


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    How to choose a spare parts warehouse


    Warehousing is a critical part of spare parts distribution, with carmakers having to balance decisions on locations, size, providers, IT systems and picking technology.

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    BMW battles supply chain disruption in aftermarket


    BMW’s spare parts supply chain in Germany is being disrupted by breakdown in its logistics programme ATLAS, which is causing delays to the delivery of replacement parts in the aftermarket. Around 10% of parts required are not immediately available in the group’s central warehouse in Dingolfing, Germany, a facility that ...

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    Thomas Vernier takes over Renault’s spare parts logistics


    Renault has appointed Thomas Vernier (left) as its new director of logistics for spare parts and accessories. Vernier replaces Francesca Gamboni (lower, right), who is taking on a new role at a non-automotive company this autumn. Jean-Marc Carlicchi has filled Vernier’s previous post as general manager for outbound logistics operations ...

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    BMW Brilliance parts centre will be biggest in China


    Work will begin this year on a new parts distribution centre (PDC) for BMW Brilliance Automotive near Shanghai, planned to become the joint venture’s largest such facility in China – at 75,000 square metres – once all phases of development are complete. The centre is being built and developed by ...

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    Ford and SAP: putting all parts under one roof


    Coordinating Ford’s complex service parts supply chain with minimal financial or asset waste requires an IT system that sets a global standard. The carmaker worked together with SAP and Caterpillar to create and implement a global solution IN THIS STORY... Teamwork in supplyDeveloping a systemForecasting in segmentsOne system for a ...

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    Packaged for prime protection


    Aftermarket differencesPackaging methodsReusable packaging and cardboardDunnage and foamMarcia MacLeod reports on the requirements for packaging in the aftermarket and finds that while processes vary by OEM and by region, its importance is greater than ever.With milkrun, sequencing and just-in-time supply chains dominating automotive production, plants are used to seeing parts ...