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    Watch The Supply Chain Conference Live

    2017-05-08T11:48:35Z

    The Supply Chain conference takes place in Atlanta, Georgia this week. Two days of sessions begin on Tuesday May 9th and will be streamed Live online.Log in or register free of charge to watch OEMs, service providers and other industry experts discuss the best ways to streamline automotive inbound and ...

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    BMW recognises Fullers for aftermarket services

    2017-05-03T15:57:50Z

    BMW has awarded warehousing and distribution provider Fullers Logistics with a Gold Award for the third consecutive year for services provided at its Dealer Metro Distribution Centre (DMDC) in Slough in the UK.Fullers Logistics operates the service parts centre on behalf of BMW and manages the dispatch up to three ...

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    EV supply chains: Shifting currents

    2017-04-28T16:32:55Z

    Mass-market electric vehicles are coming. Global plug-in sales grew 42% in 2016, reaching to 773,600 units.Today, electric vehicles account for only about 0.1% of the global vehicle stock and less than 1% of sales; volume growth in SUVs and trucks, while lower in percentage terms, has had a bigger impact ...

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    FCA opens $12.2m Mopar parts distribution centre in Winchester

    2017-04-19T23:30:46Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in the US has invested $12.2m to open a parts distribution centre (PDC) in Winchester, Virginia. The 37,000 sq.m facility will handle 9.2m items annually across 50,000 part numbers and serve 200 dealers, mainly in the Mid-Atlantic region.The 37,000 sq.m facility is the first of two ...

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    Durant appointed senior VP for aftersales at VW America

    2017-04-04T22:53:36Z

    David Durant (pictured) has been appointed as senior vice-president for aftersales at Volkswagen America.He will report to Hinrich Woebcken, who was appointed head of the North America region in April last year.The 50-year old Durant will oversee all Volkswagen brand aftersales activities, which include developing and implementing strategies for the ...

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    How logistics automation can revolutionise the aftermarket

    2017-03-08T05:46:18Z

    Automation of logistics processes is the key to an efficient automotive aftermarket supply chain. Tim Fawkes thinks aftermarket services are better managed through good systems and multiple carriersThe availability and distribution of vehicle parts to meet service and installation needs are critical to the aftermarket industry. Rising demand from quicker ...

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    Ford officially enters spare parts market with Omnicraft brand

    2017-01-25T16:16:27Z

    Carmaker Ford has launched its own brand of replacement parts for all makes of vehicles, including those not made by the company, as it officially enters the lucrative $500 billion a year aftermarket segment.It already offers its Motorcraft line of replacement parts specifically for its own vehicles.In March last year, ...

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    ZF establishes world’s second largest supplier of aftermarket parts

    2017-01-25T10:56:38Z

    Germany’s ZF has established a dedicated new aftermarket division – ZF Aftermarket – which it says is the second largest supplier of premium aftermarket parts in the world.ZF Aftermarket will supply global customers with five product brands and associated services.The move stems from ZF’s takeover of rival parts maker TRW ...

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    Brexit: Why a nod of recognition is not enough to calm the nerves

    2017-01-18T17:44:54Z

    Insights from British prime minister Theresa May this week into how she sees the UK's exit from the European Union panning out have done little to address the main concerns of the automotive sectorYou might accuse the current British government of many things in its strategy for leaving the European ...

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    Self-driving vehicles will do more than just reinvent road transport

    2017-01-17T11:06:12Z

    Autonomous vehicles will do much for road safety but their benefits will extend far beyond this, with particular gains for businesses managing fleets of mobile service engineers...Self-driving vehicles are becoming increasingly popular, with some 10m projected to be hitting the road by 2020, according to BI Intelligence. The most compelling ...

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    Mann+Hummel to open aftermarket logistics centre in South Africa

    2016-12-22T11:49:48Z

    Mann+Hummel, the German filtration parts supplier, is to open an aftermarket logistics centre in Johannesburg in January, following the establishment of its office there in November. It is the first time the company has had its own premises in Africa.The firm said the establishment of business in Africa was part ...

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    Renault and GCR move to develop aftermarket supply in France

    2016-12-21T12:02:04Z

    French carmaker Renault and its dealership association GCR are investing in a 35% stake in the Exadis subsidiary of Groupe Laurent, the aftermarket parts and services supplier. Exadis provides a range of aftermarket parts including brake, clutch, wheel and injection components.Under the proposed agreement, which is close to being finalised, ...

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    Schoeller Allibert to build €15m plant in Beringen

    2016-11-28T15:30:28Z

    Reusable plastic packaging and container supplier Schoeller Allibert is to begin work on a new Belgian production plant in Beringen, in the province of Limburg, to which it will move from its existing location in Leopoldsburg.Total investment in the facility, which includes a 6,500 sq.m production hall and 3,500 sq.m ...

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    DB Schenker开设新的物流中心为福特欧洲提供支持

    2016-11-07T10:39:51Z

    DB Schenker投资2,500万欧元(约合2,760万美元)在德国科隆北部Merkenich开设17,000平方米的零部件分销中心。分销中心将负责管理欧洲福特工厂入站零部件,包括附近制造Feista和Fusion车型的工厂。新的中心将替代之前的中心(用于支持福特公司),由地产开发商Goodman在Feldkassel工业园建立,并雇佣200人。该中心将装卸在800供应商的材料,每年接收5,000立方米的货物,并有这些货物出去。每年有近100辆入站卡车经停该中心的时控窗口,有90辆卡车出站。材料在中心里停留2至4小时,然后再运输。该中心可以根据需要扩展到13,000平方米。

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    Brexit: Are you ready for the impact?

    2016-11-04T12:03:20Z

    In light of the recent Brexit vote and looming technology advances, those in the UK’s automotive logistics sector would be well advised to take some bold decisions to prepare themselves for the future...Analysing trends and predicting change in the logistics industry has been relatively simple over the last few years ...

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    Service parts distribution: Less distance, more speed

    2016-10-27T10:15:41Z

    Aftersales service is critical to a car buyer’s satisfaction and brand perception. We find out how OEMs are dealing with the growing pressures on North American parts distribution networksIdentifying efficiencies in service parts distribution is a key issue for OEMs – servicing retail outlets is the primary goal of any ...

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    DHL Supply Chain wins Toyota parts distribution contract in the UK

    2016-10-19T10:00:12Z

    DHL Supply Chain has been awarded a three-year contract to manage parts distribution and warehousing in the UK for Toyota.The contract will see DHL provide a range of aftermarket services, including distribution of approximately 200,000 lines each year to over 200 authorised repairers and retailers.Deliveries will take place through the ...

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    Kuehne + Nagel strengthens its ties with BMW

    2016-10-12T14:49:58Z

    Logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel has announced a deal to manage the BMW distribution centre in Wallersdorf, in Germany. More than 215,000 packaged spare parts leave the 35,000 sq.m complex each day.This is the second partnership between the two firms announced this year, with Kuehne + Nagel chosen back in ...

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    UK summit report: Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst

    2016-10-10T17:33:04Z

    Given the UK’s vote to leave the European Union in June this year, discussions of ‘Brexit’ were bound to recur at the inaugural Automotive Logistics UK summit, which took place last week at Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands, just outside LondonCarmakers need to recoup the costs incurred by the recent fall ...

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    Parts distributor Avept to build second facility in Indiana

    2016-10-04T17:44:04Z

    Pence: Indiana is a state that “works for logistics”. Photo: Gage SkidmoreUS-based powersports and automotive parts distributor Avept has announced plans to buy and renovate a 100,000 sq.ft (30,480 sq.m) facility in Brownsburg, Indiana.The $6.32m project will see the creation of 118 new jobs by 2019.Avept, founded in 2005, ...