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  • POLO AUTOMOTIVO JEEP, EM GOIANA (PE)
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    Brazil: FCA goes the distance

    2015-07-03T12:59:24Z

    Fiat Chrysler has increased investment in Brazil, opening a plant in the north-east even as the market declines. Industrial director Mauro Pino talks about logistics strategies for managing both near and long distance supply chains Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), which has a market share of around 20% in Latin ...

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    Cutting out the paper trail

    2015-07-02T19:17:16Z

    Digital information is faster, more accurate and more useful, so why is there still so much paper in the automotive supply chain?Almost all companies now have some kind of digital infrastructure underpinning their processes, but can any automotive logistics operations be said to be truly paperless?Perhaps the most notable recent ...

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    Scania appoints Castello vice president of logistics in Latin America

    2015-07-01T10:11:17Z

    Fábio Castello has moved from his role as head of logistics at Scania’s Latin America division to take up a newly created role at the truck maker as vice president of logistics in the region. In his new position Castello adds responsibility for complete and semi-knockdown (CKD/SKD) kit operations to ...

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    GM chooses Argentine port of Rosario as regional hub

    2015-06-30T10:07:06Z

    General Motors’ division in Argentina is to use the port of Rosario for its logistics activities in the country. All logistics operations run by GM in South America will now be based at Terminal Puerto Rosario, which was chosen because of its geographical position both on the bi-oceanic rail corridor ...

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    Daimler Trucks increases export markets with shipments to Cambodia

    2015-06-29T13:20:13Z

    Following Daimler’s announcement last month that it will be increasing the number of regions to which it exports trucks from its division in India, the company has confirmed that shipments of its Fuso truck are now being sent to Cambodia. “The first vehicles have been retailed and delivered to customers,” ...

  • Adampol
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    Russia conference: learning to grin and bear it

    2015-06-26T19:51:18Z

    The Russian market has fallen to its lowest level since the global economic crisis, and manufacturers and logistics providers may face a long road to recovery. However, more than 150 delegates at the Automotive Logistics Russia conference made it clear that they remain committed to the market. Christopher Ludwig and ...

  • Ford spare parts warehouse
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    Ford: Always returning to the drawing board

    2015-06-25T15:09:32Z

    Anthony Coia looks at how consolidation and frequent reviews are helping Ford improve efficiency and keep costs low while dealing with the unpredictable challenges of global spare parts movementWith continued growing demand and competition for service parts around the world, improving export processes has become vital to the image and ...

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    Kia to hit 15m export milestone in June

    2015-06-17T08:08:53Z

    This month South Korean carmaker Kia Motors expects to hit the milestone of exporting 15m vehicles from the country. It started exporting in 1975 when the first ten Brisa pick up trucks were sent to Qatar. Exports to overseas markets now account for 70% of domestic production, which in 2014 ...

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    FVL conference: VW’s revival plan depends on reliable logistics

    2015-06-05T21:43:20Z

    The Volkswagen Group’s aggressive plans for plant capacity expansion and new model launches in North America, on which it is pinning its hopes to reverse declining sales in the US, will test the carmaker’s logistics network and logistics providers, according to Jan Bures (pictured left), executive vice-president of aftersales and ...

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    Ovenden to replace Cannis as head of Ford Sollers

    2015-06-02T00:43:21Z

    Ted Cannis is moving from his role as president and CEO of Ford’s joint venture with Sollers in Russia to take up a new role as executive director, Investor Relations at Ford, based in Dearborn in the US. He will be replaced in Russia by Mark Ovenden (pictured), who is ...

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    Vessel agreement to benefit parts shipments between Asia and South America

    2015-05-27T14:03:57Z

    Maersk Line has recently signed a vessel sharing agreement with Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) for trade between Asia and the east coast of South America. Maersk said the trade lane was key for the transport of automobile parts and electronics and that the agreement would ...

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    Barcelona stays at the top as Spain's main automotive port

    2015-05-27T13:02:25Z

    Latest figures provided by the Spanish Association of Car and Truck Manufacturers (ANFAC) for vehicle movements through the country's national ports shows that 86% of all finished vehicles built locally are exported. Of the 2.4m vehicles produced last year – which was the best for the past five years, with ...

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    Packing a punch in Mexico

    2015-05-14T15:55:47Z

    Mexico’s rise is bringing growth in packaging supply and solutions, but a lack of standards could put supply chain efficiency at risk.Mexico is one of the hottest countries for automotive production growth right now, and the staggering increase of automotive production in the country has touched every aspect of the ...

  • Tegma_trucks
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    GM forced to stop production in Brazil because of carrier dispute

    2015-05-13T14:18:17Z

    General Motors has been forced to halt production at its plant in Gravatai, Brazil because of a dispute with its outbound transport providers Tegma and Transzero over freight costs. The carriers are reported to have stopped picking up vehicles made at the plant forcing it to stop output. However, Tegma ...

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    FCA appoints Luis Santamaria head of SCM in Latin America

    2015-05-13T11:42:49Z

    //Update// Included Mauricelio Faria's new position In one of a number of recent changes to its production and logistics management in Latin America, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has appointed Luis Santamaria (pictured) as its head of supply chain management in Latin America. He moves from his role as director of supply ...

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    FCA opens Brazilian Jeep plant in Pernambuco state

    2015-04-29T15:15:46Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has this week opened its new $2.4 billion Jeep production facility in Goiana, in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil. The company said the plant was built on high standards of efficiency, quality and performance and was one of the most advanced in terms of production processes ...

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    NYK’s Naito stresses need for a rational approach to logistics investment

    2015-04-20T17:41:40Z

    NYK Line’s new president, Tadaaki Naito (pictured), who was appointed to the role last week, has reaffirmed the company’s commitment to look at business diversification and expansion into logistics, something he described as essential for continued growth in the 21st century. Speaking last Thursday (16 April) at his inauguration, Naito ...

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    BCUBE to handle parts sequencing for Qoros

    2015-04-14T18:13:01Z

    Chinese carmaker Qoros has outsourced operations for sequenced parts to Italian logistics provider BCUBE ahead of plans to launch production of a new model later this year at its factory in Changshu, 80km north of Shanghai. It is Qoros’s first outsourcing of inbound and plant-related logistics services, while for BCUBE ...

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    Bo’s call for increase in Russian import tariffs not likely say experts

    2015-04-08T14:01:13Z

    At a recent Russian Engineering Union committee meeting, Bo Andersson, president of domestic carmaker AvtoVaz (pictured), said that import duties on foreign brands were still too low, despite the increases Russia has imposed to protect local production. "We have to prepare protectionist proposals for the Russian government. As a foreigner, ...

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    FedEx will acquire TNT Express

    2015-04-08T13:31:37Z

    Two years after UPS was forced to abandon its attempted takeover of TNT Express on grounds of limiting competition in the European market, rival logistics giant FedEx has made its own all-cash bid for the company.Should the deal go through, the combined companies would be a particularly strong player on ...