All South America articles – Page 19

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    Toyota to export US-made Highlanders to the Antipodes and Russia


    Toyota has started production of its 2014 model year Highlander SUV at the Princeton plant in Indiana, US and will be exporting models made there to Australia, New Zealand and Russia next year.Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana (TMMI) started production of the model on December 5, following a $430m expansion at ...

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    Is expendable packaging too expensive?


    Depending on its use, received wisdom about one-way packaging in the automotive supply chain does not necessarily applyIn this story... Tipping toward one-way Returnable reasoning Container risks Mixed solutionsIn an assembly plant somewhere in Detroit, there’s something going on that, according to conventional automotive industry custom and practice, shouldn’t be. ...

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    Welcome to the next stage for Mitsubishi


    Kyoji Miwa reveals how Mitsubishi is redefining its production and distribution footprint to increase sales in the ASEAN region and further afield In this story...Strategic shiftsGrowth in ASEAN Production changesGlobal hubs Japanese networkOrder visibility Global partnershipsJapanese exporters have not had an easy time of it in recent years. Starting with ...

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    China reports: an industry on the advance


    In China’s complex automotive landscape, logistics is crucial, but OEMs and 3PLs still face a steep learning curve on which they can help each other.In this story... Push for quality logisticsSupply chain engineering 3PLs falling behindExport servicesWorking togetherChina’s vehicle sales and production growth has been explosive for much of the ...

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    Gaining power through diversity in ASEAN


    Southeast Asian countries are intensifying their logistics networks to accommodate growth in sales and exports In this story...The Thai production hubMoving parts Finished vehicle exports Supply chain integrationMalaysian changes Countries on the riseAs automotive production rises in the Asia-Pacific region, Southeast Asia has emerged as a front-runner in assembly, export ...

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    BMW's one and only in America


    To meet domestic and export demand for the SUVs it produces, BMW is introducing measures to reduce logistics cost and complexity at its Spartanburg plant.In this story... Inbound managementGlobal supply chain links Containers on tracks A global export strategyImproving plant and warehouse integrationBMW’s only North American factory, located in Greer, ...

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    Car usership is changing – how should supply chains adapt?


    Trends in the automotive market are fundamentally shifting, resulting in manufacturers facing challenges on two fronts: maintaining profits in established markets, where sales are falling, and taking advantage of the sales opportunities in growing markets in Asia and South America. In both situations, supply chains are proving key to sustaining ...

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    First finished vehicles shipment arrives in Rosario


    The Argentinian port of Rosario has taken delivery of its first ever consignment of finished vehicles. The initial consignment consisted of 2,200 GM vehicles including Chevrolet Captiva, Cruze and Spark models in what was essentially a pilot operation to see whether the terminal would be able to cope with this ...

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    Ceva to handle parts distribution for Terex in Brazil


    Ceva Logistics has signed a three-year contract with Terex, a global manufacturer of lifting and material-handling equipment, to manage its integrated hub for parts distribution in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Terex makes equipment for industries including construction, infrastructure, quarrying, mining, shipping, transport, energy, refining, utilities and manufacturing.The 1,430-square-metre parts distribution facility ...

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    Penske opts for JDA warehouse system for global operations


    Penske Logistics announced this week that it is extending its use of JDA Software to manage its warehouse management on a global basis. JDA Software, which merged with supply chain rival RedPrairie in December last year, is a leading provider of supply chain management software, and amidst its 2,800+ customer ...

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    Vehicle traffic falls at Mexican ports


    According to figures from the Mexican government the number of finished vehicles being moved by Mexican ports has fallen for eight consecutive months, with a drop of 1.9% noted for August. Between January and August this year, Mexican ports handled 790,843 units compared to 806,542 units in the first eight ...

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    Brazil struggles to keep supply chain costs from taking off


    The Automotive Logistics South America conference in São Paulo heard familiar laments about infrastructure and the creative ways that Brazilians keep the supply chain moving. Port reforms and continuing automotive investment is putting more emphasis on improving logistics operationsClick here to read the full version of this report. When automotive ...

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    Glovis shifts strategic focus from automotive to bulk


    Hyundai’s integrated logistics subsidiary Glovis is reported to be shifting the strategic focus of its ocean transport business from finished vehicle shipments to the bulk sector, in an effort to increase business outside of the automotive industry.Under its 2020 business plan the company stated it will increase the number of ...

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    Gefco enhances service for Mirgor


    Gefco has designed a new customised logistics service for Argentinean industrial supplier Grupo Mirgor, which it said will enable the automotive and electronics supplier to manage its national and international supply of parts more efficiently. Mirgor, which has been using Gefco services for a decade, makes vehicle air conditioning units, ...

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    ​Inergy Automotive launches fuel tank plant in Detroit


    Automotive parts supplier Inergy Automotive Systems, a subsidiary of Plastic Omnium which produces automotive fuel tanks and systems, has officially launched its new fuel tank production plant in Detroit, US this week.Located in the suburb of New Boston, the $110m plant, which employs extrusion blow moulding technology, will produce around ...

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    Deicmar warns of vehicle handling monopoly at Santos


    Deicmar, which operates Brazil's second largest new vehicles terminal in Brazil, is petitioning the government to suspend the tender associated with a new finished vehicles terminal in the Saboó area at the port of Santos.What are currently five independent areas are being bundled together to form a single concession, where ...

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    Caterpillar moves the earth for better distribution


    The volumes and logistics capabilities of the world’s largest maker of earth-moving machinery are intertwined with global growth and government investment in its US-baseMoving high-and-heavy equipment, such as construction machinery, is a tricky and costly logistics task. Many products are outsized, requiring dedicated facilities and special permits to travel on ...

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    Renault's milestone in Morocco


    In the second part of our North Africa feature, Renault's logistics director for Morocco, Alain Joyeux (pictured below) reveals that it is full-steam ahead for the carmaker as it dominates vehicle production in Morocco and the wider regionIn a region afflicted by conflict for the past few years, Morocco, though ...

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    Nigeria prepares to expand auto industry


    The Federal Executive Council of Nigeria has approved a policy to develop the country’s local automotive industry’s production and supply base, while limited foreign imports of vehicles both for government purchases and by increased tariffs. The Nigerian government’s Automotive Industrial Policy Development Plan seeks to increase assembly in the country ...

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    Toledo wins 3rd GM/Wayne State supply chain competition


    Twenty American universities gathered in Detroit last week to give presentations on supply chain cases provided by General Motors, tackling subjects like sourcing battery cells in Asia to expanding rail links and supplier localisation in the US.The University of Toledo was the winner of the General Motors/Wayne State supply chain ...