Service parts logistics – Page 11

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    Making sense from the noise for the future of logistics

    2018-05-11T11:09:00Z

    Convergence between the automotive and high-tech sectors isn’t a theory or prediction any more. Vehicles are as connected as smartphones, programmed with millions more lines of code than any computer, and increasingly powered by the same electric components and batteries – just on a much larger scale.

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    GM builds $65m parts operation in Michigan

    2018-05-09T14:54:26Z

    [UPDATED] GM’s Customer Care and Aftersales (CCA) division will open a new $65m service parts warehouse near Flint, Michigan, next year that will be more than double the size of its existing facility in the state. Construction begins this month on the facility and it is one of the biggest ...

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    Meridian fire causes parts shortages in US

    2018-05-09T11:06:21Z

    [UPDATED] A fire last week at the Meridian Lightweight Technologies plant in Michigan has led to parts shortages at a number of carmakers’ plants in the US.The fire, followed by a number of explosions, ripped through the northern part of the Meridian plant in Eaton Rapids, which makes instrument panel ...

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    Bringing the IoT to the automotive supply chain

    2018-04-30T17:25:00Z

    Since Toyota first pioneered its innovative Lean production system in the 1930s, the automotive industry has been a trailblazer in developing data-driven strategies to optimise manufacturing processes

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    Being Pragmatic about tracking

    2018-04-30T16:05:37Z

    Assigning materials and components an individual identity that can be tracked easily and reliably from the goods-inward stage through production to delivery to the customer, and even throughout their lifespan, is a fundamental element of effective logistics. In a high-volume environment such as mainstream automotive manufacturing, this will mean that ...

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    Waking up to a new dawn

    2018-04-27T15:51:03Z

    Brazilian vehicle manufacturers are increasingly optimistic that the country can claw its way out of a deep recession. The country is experiencing a period of low inflation, low interest rates, light GDP growth and a tentative recovery in employment, reflected in improving purchasing power and consumer confidence. Moreover, consumers with ...

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    Porsche to open first PDC in Canada

    2018-04-25T14:48:10Z

    Porsche will open its first parts distribution centre (PDC) near Toronto by the end of next year as it responds to a 17% increase in sales of its vehicles across Canada during 2017. Last year, the premium sports car manufacturer sold almost 8,250 vehicles at its 19 dealerships across the ...

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    Russia to halt parts imports during Fifa World Cup

    2018-04-25T12:11:08Z

    Russia is likely to cease importing almost all automotive components and spare parts for two months from May 25 to July 25, as the federal government seeks to impose unprecedented security measures in the country for the duration of the Fifa World Cup 2018 football tournament.The government is planning to ...

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    Nissan and Mitsubishi to share spare parts resources in Japan

    2018-04-24T17:35:00Z

    Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motors have arranged to jointly use a spare parts warehouse near Tokyo, Japan, and share a regional delivery network as part of efforts to work together more closely to reduce logistics costs. From October this year, the carmakers will share Nissan's 355,000 sq.m Sagamihara Parts Center, ...

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    Finalists for Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe 2018 revealed

    2018-04-11T14:51:08Z

    The shortlist of finalists for the inaugural Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe has been revealed, with 73 entries competing in 14 different categories. The shortlist forms a cross-section of the industry’s leading carmakers, suppliers and logistics providers (see the full list of finalists here).The finalists were chosen from a large ...

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    Ford targets independent workshops with new UK aftermarket service

    2018-04-10T15:12:04Z

    Ford has announced a new aftermarket service called Parts Plus that will make it the first OEM to offer a full range of parts directly to independent repairers in the UK. The direct sales channel for trade parts is also a first for Ford globally.The company is planning to establish ...

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    Graham Little takes up new role at Evolution Time Critical

    2018-04-09T14:51:00Z

    Graham Little has been promoted to deputy managing director at Evolution Time Critical, the emergency logistics provider. He moves from his role as head of business development at the company. Little joined Evolution Time Critical in 2007. The company said the move comes as part of a company-wide expansion ...

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    Siemens to boost 3D printing in UK

    2018-03-28T12:17:49Z

    German technology and engineering giant Siemens plans to more than treble 3D printing hardware at its British operation, Materials Solutions in Worcester, opening up the possibility of serial production of printed parts. The company is investing £27m ($38.3m) in a new building, due to open in September, that will let ...

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    Seko announces major expansion in Mexico

    2018-03-13T10:16:22Z

    Automotive logistics services provider Seko Logistics is enlarging its presence in Mexico by setting up operations in six locations alongside its new distribution centre in the country. As a first phase of expansion, the company is establishing offices in Mexico City, Monterrey city, Toluca city and Queretaro state, as well ...

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    Krone opens new spare parts DC in Germany

    2018-03-02T10:46:13Z

    Krone Commercial Vehicle Group has opened a central logistics centre in Herzlake, about 35km from the Dutch border in north-west Germany, to meet current and future demand for spare parts from the commercial vehicle sector. The new distribution centre (DC) expands the service offering to customers throughout Europe and is ...

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    Schenker adds to automotive services

    2018-02-27T16:17:51Z

    DB Schenker has announced plans to introduce 3D printing as well as storage and transport of lithium batteries to its core services for the automotive industry.The German logistics provider said it wanted to devote its energy to meeting the technological requirements of additive production and maintaining progress in the field ...

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    BMW to train technicians on US military base

    2018-02-20T15:26:45Z

    BMW of North America will next week become the first premium automotive manufacturer to start training technicians on a US military base, according to partner Universal Technical Institute. The new BMW MSTEP (Military Service Technician Education Program) course on the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California is intended for ...

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    Porsche turns to 3D printing

    2018-02-16T11:06:15Z

    The division of German luxury car manufacturer Porsche dedicated to classic vehicles has started using 3D printers to produce rare parts that are only required in small quantities.With the Porsche Classic range consisting of around 52,000 parts, the potential for saving storage space and cost is huge, stated the OEM. ...

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    BMW renews contract with Imperial Logistics International in Germany

    2017-12-20T11:19:34Z

    Imperial Logistics International has renewed its contract with BMW for inbound logistics services in Germany for another six years. The logistics and supply chain services provider moves vehicle bodies and engine parts from BMW’s central production locations to other factories for assembly, as well as to external warehouses. It is ...

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    FCA opens $10.4m Mopar parts centre in Detroit

    2017-12-13T14:42:45Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has officially opened its new 46,450 sq.m parts distribution centre (PDC) in Detroit, Michigan, for its service parts and customer care brand, Mopar.The Romulus PDC, as it has been called, was built to address growth in sales and active part numbers by handling the fastest-moving parts ...