Service parts logistics – Page 23

  • VolvoTrucks
    Article

    Volvo Group distribution centre up and running in Mississippi

    2015-07-22T14:08:04Z

    Volvo Group’s new 10,000 sq.m central distribution centre in Byhalia, Mississippi is now fully operational.The $70m facility, which was built in six months, is managing the distribution of aftermarket parts for the company’s Mack and Volvo truck brands, as well as Volvo Construction Equipment and Volvo Penta, which supplies power ...

  • DHL_Mexico_service
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    DHL launches cross border LTL service between US and Mexico

    2015-07-22T09:26:51Z

    [This story was updated on Thursday 23rd July] DHL’s freight handling division, DHL Global Forwarding, has introduced a less-than-container load (LTL) service between the US and Mexico that it said has already been adopted by the automotive, engineering and manufacturing sectors, among others.Han Roest, global sector head of automotive at ...

  • port of Long beach
    Article

    Toyota part 5: take me to the water

    2015-04-10T12:01:20Z

    In the conclusion to this five part series on Toyota's North American service parts distribution, the company reveals how applying the Japanese principle of Genchi Genbutsu helped the carmaker to manage through recent labour disputes at the port of Long Beach An example of how TPS principles characterise business ...

  • Davidson2
    Article

    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 ...

  • Christopher Ludwig
    Article

    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 ...

  • Gulf States Toyota, Toyota dealerships, Rockwall Toyota, 3/11/08
    Article

    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 ...

  • LAPDC TQPE
    Article

    Toyota part 3: On time, any time, all of the time

    2015-03-30T12:02:45Z

    Run with the precision of its famed production system, transport management forms the backbone of Toyota’s service parts distribution, with daily, multimodal services, and strong controls over expedited freight Toyota’s North American Parts Operations (NAPO) division manages a complex set of transport flows designed to allow for the latest possible ...

  • 3rd_Gen_Prius_HV_Battery_5
    Article

    Toyota part 3: Reverse opportunities

    2015-03-30T12:01:10Z

    Toyota is exploring options for integrating remanufactured and recycled parts into its logistics network. Along with dealer distribution, NAPO is responsible for reverse logistics for the return of packaging modules, as well as collecting dealer part returns. However, with the growth in hybrid vehicles, Neil Swartz and his team are ...

  • TQPE Prius Wrap 2
    Article

    Toyota part 3: In-house quality applications

    2015-03-30T12:00:01Z

    Toyota is using its in-house truck fleet for service parts distribution as a competitive advantage, while also trialling innovations including a new smartphone app for drivers Toyota is fairly unique in having its own in-house fleet of trucks for parts distribution. Toyota Quality Parts Express serves major routes out of ...

  • Martin Warington - Business Development Director TVS
    Article

    The supply chain – a holistic approach

    2015-03-27T14:34:38Z

    Now more than ever, businesses must improve the efficiency of their supply chain in order to maintain a competitive advantage. All too often companies target storage, handling and transport to reduce costs, but this is just the tip of the iceberg when aiming for a truly effective end-to-end supply chain. ...

  • kentucky
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    Toyota part 2: A complex stock-in-trade

    2015-03-24T12:00:25Z

    Toyota’s warehouse network and operations are strategic to maintaining the costs and efficiency of its spare parts deliveries, especially considering the scale, volume and diversity of parts and order lines that they handle The volume moving in and out of Toyota’s huge main parts centres each day is simply dizzying: ...

  • TOYOTA EXECUTIVE PORTRAITS
    Article

    Toyota part 1: NAPO organisation and 'One Toyota'

    2015-03-20T13:02:33Z

    Understanding how Toyota's service parts division in the US is organised, and looking to the implication of the carmaker's consolidation in Texas As vice-president and general manager of Toyota’s North American Parts Operations, Neil Swartz (left) manages the full scope of the service parts and accessories supply chain across Toyota ...

  • Toyota NAPCC-Ontario, Ca.
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    Toyota part 1: Cornerstone of a strong supply chain

    2015-03-20T13:01:45Z

    Toyota’s unique ‘two-tier’ supply chain in North America is designed to smooth distribution and ensure fast, uninterrupted supply to dealers, distributors and export marketsThe view outside the Toyota parts centre in Ontario, 50 miles east of Los Angeles, is pure California. Palm trees line the road in either direction and ...

  • Toyota cover
    Article

    American vistas of the Toyota way: A report in five parts

    2015-03-20T13:01:20Z

    As Toyota’s largest global market, maintaining a fast, reliable supply of service parts and accessories across North America is critical to the carmaker’s business model. Spare parts sales add incremental profit to dealers and to Toyota alike, while their availability is essential to the company’s brand promise, from supporting vehicle ...

  • PeterWeiss_FCA
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    Weiss replaces Billiet in SCM role at Fiat Chrysler in Europe

    2015-02-18T11:01:00Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has confirmed that Peter Weiss (left), currently vice-president of International Operations, based in Detroit, will be moving to a new role in Europe, replacing Luc Billiet, head of supply chain management in the EMEA region at FCA.

  • Barry Nielsen
    Article

    Recalls: whose responsibility is it anyway?

    2014-10-29T11:58:53Z

    With voluntary automotive recalls on the rise, it begs the question of who should handle what across the supply chain, including logistics The automotive industry has a higher percentage of voluntary recalls and product notifications than any other industry. In the second quarter of 2014 it was 100% and every ...

  • UPS
    From the industry

    UPS study: what’s driving the automotive parts online shopper

    2014-10-10T15:18:00Z

    UPS has released a new study to help understand when shoppers might purchase pats online

  • Screenshot_16_09_2014_12_21
    Article

    A stronger grip on the market

    2014-09-22T16:50:23Z

    A shift towards local production and increased near-sourcing is improving the tyremaker’s logistics and order management in one of its main growth territories, reports Anthony Coia Based in Milan, Italy, Pirelli & C SpA is the world’s fifth largest tyre manufacturer, with 22 factories in 13 countries around the ...

  • Thor, Toyota
    Article

    Global conference: velocity versus efficiency in spare parts

    2014-09-20T00:02:13Z

    Consumers and customers are becoming an increasingly demanding bunch. Long gone are the days of customers waiting weeks for products – including service parts or aftermarket accessories for their vehicles. After all, if consumers can have next day delivery of anything from a pair of socks to a television from ...

  • gbs_p50c_tow_tractor_seegrid_small
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    Guided by choices

    2014-08-01T16:09:15Z

    In the push to improve productivity, manufacturers and logistics providers are looking to increase the use of AGVs in parts and material warehouses, although there are still questions about investment and flexibility. Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) are an increasingly common sight in the automotive industry, particularly in production plants, where ...