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    Toyota part 3: In-house quality applications


    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 driversToyota is fairly unique in having its own in-house fleet of trucks for parts distribution. Toyota Quality Parts Express serves major routes out of the ...

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    The supply chain – a holistic approach


    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. ...

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    E-commerce: Online and on the road


    E-commerce in automotive is starting to penetrate spare parts and vehicle purchases, with implications for OEMs, dealers, LSPs and customersIn the early days of eBay and Amazon, consumers marvelled at their own boldness. Buying on the internet was a step into the unknown: sending money to strangers to purchase items ...

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    Toyota part 2: A complex stock-in-trade


    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 handleThe volume moving in and out of Toyota’s huge main parts centres each day is simply dizzying: the ...

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    Ceva opens aftermarket PDC for Magneti Marelli


    Ceva Logistics has opened a local parts distribution centre (PDC) in Italy for Magneti Marelli’s Aftermarket Parts and Services division. Magneti supplies systems, modules and high technology components for the automotive industry.The 1,600 sq. m facility is located at Interporto Padova, near Padua in northern Italy, and will serve Magneti ...

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    Gardner replaces Grady in lead role at FCA’s dealer network


    Peter Grady (left) will retire from his role as vice president, Dealer Network Development at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) – North America at the end of this month.Grady began his career with American Motors (AMC) in 1984, three years before AMC was bought outright by Chrysler. He went on to ...


    Toyota part 1: NAPO organisation and 'One Toyota'


    Understanding how Toyota's service parts division in the US is organised, and looking to the implication of the carmaker's consolidation in TexasAs 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 Motor ...

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    Toyota part 1: Cornerstone of a strong supply chain


    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 ...

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


    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 ...

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    Europe conference: Keeping pace with e-commerce and technology in the aftermarket


    Consumer trends, emerging technology and the need for more efficient logistics to deal with both, are set to have a huge impact on the automotive logistics aftermarket. Consumers are not visiting dealers as often but that is not an indication of a drop in sales as much as it may ...

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    Greener moves to senior supply chain role at Advance Auto Parts


    North America aftermarket parts provider, Advance Auto Parts, has appointed Todd Greener (left) as senior vice president of supply chain. He moves over from GE Appliances where he was general manager of appliance distribution operations.Advance said that Greener would be instrumental in executing its system-wide supply chain integration and transport ...

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    BMW opens two service parts distribution centres in US


    BMW has recently opened two regional parts distribution centres (RDCs) in the US – in California and Texas – which are both now fully operational.The first RDC in Redlands, California, is serving BMW dealers in the Southwest US, including in Southern California, Southern Nevada and Arizona, as well as those ...

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    Weiss replaces Billiet in SCM role at Fiat Chrysler in Europe


    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.

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    Ceva expands in Canada with facility in Richmond, BC


    Ceva Logistics is expanding its operations in Canada with a move to a new 5,000 sq.m facility in Richmond, British Colombia that will provide air and ground freight management, and consolidation services, for a range of industries, including the automotive aftermarket. The company is moving to the new location on ...

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    FCA opens Mopar distribution centre in Toluca


    The Mexican subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has officially opened a parts distribution centre in Toluca to support the supply of Mopar service parts to the dealer network. The 45,000 sq.m facility, in which the company has invested $13m, will be able to store and move 65,000 parts.Management of ...

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    JCB renews aftermarket contract with Norbert Dentressangle


    Construction equipment maker JCB has extended its aftermarket contract in the UK with logistics provider Norbert Dentressangle (ND) for another three years. The multi-million pound contract involves delivery to a network for more than 100 dealers across the country.Operating five nights a week, ND makes evening collections of stock ...

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    Autoliv to supply 25m airbag parts in wake of Takata recall


    Automotive safety systems supplier, Autoliv, has signed agreements with a number of OEMs for the supply of airbag inflators in the wake of the recalls affecting parts supplied by rival supplier Takata.Defects with airbags manufactured and supplied by Takata were first recorded in April 2013 and since then, approximately 17m ...

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    TNT upgrade on German deliveries could benefit automotive aftermarket


    Global logistics provider TNT has upgraded its international service to Germany to provide guaranteed next-day delivery on shipments, including for heavier freight. The company said the upgrade will help companies, including those in the automotive sector, to achieve more efficient supply chains and services to Germany.“Improving service to customers is ...

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    ZF Services opens headquarters and logistics centre in Shanghai


    ZF Services (China), the aftermarket division of German automotive components supplier, ZF Friedrichshafen, has recently opened a 7,500 sq.m facility in Shanghai that includes its new headquarters, along with an expanded logistics warehousing centre and remanufacturing base.The company said the base will coordinate all of ZF Services’ business in China ...

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    Opel to handle its own distribution centres in Germany from 2016


    GM has announced that the operation of its Opel parts distribution centres (PDCs) at Bochum and Rüsselsheim in Germany will be reintegrated into the Opel division as of February 2016. They are currently operated as part of a joint venture with Neovia Logistics Supply Chain Services in which Opel has ...