All South America articles – Page 21

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    Update: Gefco Group to use Mexico as global automotive hub


    *This story has been updated on July 30th from its original version following comment from the company The Gefco group has announced plans to expand its Mexican operations, including taking over an international platform that will supply automotive parts to the Latin American region. The ...

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    Cargolift to handle inbound for Renault-Nissan


    Cargolift is reported to have secured a contract with Renault-Nissan in Brazil to handle the transport of inbound parts from regional suppliers to Nissan’s factory in Resende and to the Renault facility in Pinhais. ​Operations to the Nissan plant will begin in October this year, and thereafter and at ...

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    BMW Brilliance parts centre will be biggest in China


    Work will begin this year on a new parts distribution centre (PDC) for BMW Brilliance Automotive near Shanghai, planned to become the joint venture’s largest such facility in China – at 75,000 square metres – once all phases of development are complete. The centre is being built and developed by ...

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    Thai-Tang to replace Brown as Ford’s global purchasing leader


    Ford’s Tony Brown, group vice-president of global purchasing, has announced he is retiring after a 36-year career, 11 of which were spent as Ford’s purchasing boss. He will be replaced by Hau Thai-Tang (pictured), who is currently vice-president of engineering. Ford said Thai-Tang’s extensive experience leading the company’s global engineering ...

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    JAC closes on 60k exports to Brazil


    China Anhui Jianghuai Automobile (JAC) has reported exports of 57,000 vehicles to Brazil since it started moving units there two years ago, making it the number one Chinese brand in the country.The company began exports in March 2011 with the J3 and J3 Turin models and hit 37,800 models by ...

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    Gefco develops in Brazil and Spain


    Gefco’s division in Brazil is opening a new office and depot in Minas Gerais state to handle parts movements and at the same time the company has announced new contracts with Volkswagen Group in Spain.Gefco Brazil’s new site is located in Contagem in the southeast of Brazil. The office will ...

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    Toyota's total supply chain vision


    Toyota’s North American Logistics Control division is taking a more centralised approach to managing its inbound logistics network in an effort to influence the carmaker’s purchasing decisionsThe Toyota Production System (TPS) demands similar processes for logistics wherever they may take place in the world. The emphasis on heijunka – the ...

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    Ford packs for home


    Ford Motor Company is looking to increase the percentage of returnable packaging and special racks that it owns by up to 50%, as the carmaker seeks to gain more control over its assets in a number of important markets around the globeVehicle manufacturers rightly consider packaging to be a vital ...

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    Gefco changes organisation and strategy


    The changes at Gefco over the past year have been among the most closely watched in the automotive logistics sector, notably with RZD RussianRailways buying 75% of the company from PSA Peugeot Citroën, and General Motors outsourcing its logistics management in Europe to Gefco as a fourth party logistics provider ...

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    US road carrier survey - clear roads up ahead


    Understanding current capacity;Driver recruitment;Survey results;IT investment;Used cars. A survey of vehicle hauliers in the US reveals most are investing in equipment, drivers and technology, but many are concerned about costs and regulation. The American car haulier industry has had a rocky decade. Even before the financial crisis struck the sector ...

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    IT updates: global platforms move to the cloud


    Across several articles, we explore how IT systems are being used to integrate data, visibility and cost in the supply chain. First, carmakers are increasingly turning to cloud computing across global platform engineering In these articles...Global platforms in the cloudMapping the supply chainCost modelling supply chain costsAutomotive companies ...

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    Logistics’ guiding hand for Faurecia


    Logistics design and purchasing strategies; Faurecia and the PSA Group Network consolidation; Returnable packaging;Global growth. Faurecia Interior Systems has a decentralised approach to managing the supply chain, but is trying to take a more complete view for logistics and packaging purchasingFrance’s Faurecia Group is an interesting case study in comparing ...

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    North American vehicle ports - riding the waves


    Import and export growth trends;North American ports survey;Mapping out old and new shipping routes;Growth in the south and Mexico;Infrastructure developments;Future risks and rewards. Significant growth for both vehicle imports and exports continues throughout North American ports. The numbers and trends are in this annual port survey of the regionThe ...

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    Brazil's search for savings and investment


    As Brazil grapples with an uncertain economy and government-supported vehicle sales, logistics providers and automotive manufacturers are facing cost and infrastructure pressures that must be overcomeBrazil’s automotive market has remained relatively buoyant despite the snag in its economy. However, as costs rise faster than growth in many parts of the ...

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    Russia's industry branches out


    The shift of manufacturing away from Moscow and into central and eastern regions of Russia and Central Asia has given rise to new and familiar challenges for the country's inbound and outbound logistics service providersAn increase in Russian vehicle production, particularly in central parts of the country, has led manufacturers ...

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    Brazilian ports law risks ignoring auto terminals


    A revision to a recent law governing new terminal investment in Brazil’s ports is causing concern among ro-ro operators who are worried that concessions will be awarded to bulk commodities and containers at the expense of vehicles.Last December, the Brazilian government announced a R$58 billion ($26 billion) incentive programme to ...

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    Renault Nissan more than the sum of its parts


    Step changes in integration;Management and organisation;Combining in the UK;Network map;Russia as an Alliance template;Europe in decline; Finding opportunities.use the links to jump to different sections Four years after Renault Nissan created Alliance Logistics Europe to combine the logistics management and operations of the two brands, the group is making major ...

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    Brazil omits safeguards for ro-ro in ports bill


    The Brazilian government has revised the law governing new terminal investment at the country’s ports this month following the announcement last December that it was introducing a $26m incentive programme to solve endemic problems of congestion. The previous law (8630/93) applying to terminal development stated that the port authority ...

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    A brighter day for LSPs


    Thomas Cullen says automotive is once again a logistics growth driver...for now.The automotive sector has always been big for logistics providers – big and tough. Car assembly pioneered the outsourcing of transport, warehousing and line feeding, and served as a model for other sectors. Yet from the 1990s, profits fell ...

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    KYB builds logistics network in Customs Union


    Japan’s KYB Corporation, one of the largest suppliers of shock absorbers to carmakers and the aftermarket in the Eurasian region, has opened a central warehouse near the Russian capital Moscow. The new facility is expected to significantly improve the company’s distribution for wholesalers and car owners in the ...