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  • LAPDC TQPE
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    Service parts part 1: Moving fast towards the customer

    2017-10-27T14:48:00Z

    Twenty years of automotive service parts logistics

  • The Volvo Cars manufacturing plant in Daqing, China
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    Production & logistics part 4: Logistics organisations and skills

    2017-10-25T09:45:00Z

    How has your company’s supply chain and logistics management organisation changed over the past 20 years?

  • Ford2015_Valencia_Event_025
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    Production & logistics part 3: Operations, packaging and IT

    2017-10-25T09:44:00Z

    How have supply chain operations for logistics changed over the past 20 years?

  • Audi_Hauf
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    Production & logistics part 2: Questioning the future

    2017-10-25T09:44:00Z

    This article is one of a series of pieces celebrating Automotive Logistics’ 20th anniversary issue that together take an extended look at the way top executives feel automotive production and logistics have changed in the last two decades – and where they see them heading in the future.

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    Production & logistics part 1: Where are we now?

    2017-10-25T09:43:00Z

    This article kicks off a series of pieces celebrating Automotive Logistics’ 20th anniversary issue that together take an extended look at the way top executives feel automotive production and logistics have changed in the last two decades – and where they see them heading in the future

  • GM Argentina
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    GM and its supplier network to invest $500m in Argentina site

    2017-10-18T11:37:24Z

    General Motors (GM) has announced a $500m investment at its Alvear plant (pictured) in Sante Fe, Argentina, to develop manufacturing facilities for a new Chevrolet-branded model. Of the total amount to be invested, $300m will come from GM itself and $200m from the company’s supplier network. The company previously spent ...

  • KAR_san-antonio
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    K-Line and Agunsa launch KAR Logistics to target rising vehicle imports

    2017-10-16T17:32:52Z

    Chilean multinational logistics agency Agunsa has teamed up with Japanese shipping firm K-Line to form a dedicated automotive logistics company, KAR Logistics. The new company, which will operate in Latin America, has been created to help meet rising automotive import traffic in the region, especially in Chile. In a press ...

  • LOGISTICA (7).Clélio Tomaz_Exclusiva!BR2
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    Brazil: Exports are chasing away the clouds

    2017-08-03T17:42:15Z

    Brazilian vehicle sales, which have fallen every year since 2013, continue to be hampered by a deep recession, a stubborn, double-digit unemployment rate, increasingly tight credit and haemorrhaging consumer confidence. Seemingly unending political crises have also hit the country. So, to combat the stalling economy and venal political climate, carmakers, ...

  • Jon_Nicholas_Llamasoft
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    Keeping taxes and duties in mind

    2017-08-01T17:23:21Z

    For so many businesses, success can be attributed to how effectively the supply chain is managed and its impact on growth, costs and profitability. So many aspects including overall cost, supplier sourcing, manufacturing strategies and distribution network structure are impacted by the accelerating globalisation of business combined with taxes and ...

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    Volkswagen Group Logistics: Come together, right now

    2017-06-29T01:53:00Z

    All carmakers are [sta_anchor id= 1 ]grappling with how to plan and respond to the technological, social and economic changes that are expected to affect their products and businesses. Manufacturers must simultaneously manage rising demand for both traditional and alternative fuels, while exploring new models for mobility that might, in ...

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    Brazil posts best ever export figures

    2017-06-15T17:27:07Z

    Brazilian finished vehicles exports reached a new peak in May. Taking cars, light commercial vehicles, trucks and bus chassis together, a total of 73,400 units were shipped abroad during the month, according to the National Association of Automotive Vehicle Manufacturers (Anfavea). The figure was up nearly 22% on the previous ...

  • Itapoa_Port_Brazil
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    Brazil’s Itapoá port handles trial BMW imports

    2017-05-24T09:46:14Z

    The Brazilian port of Itapoá has carried out a trial operation for the import of BMW vehicles from the US recently, with a view to starting more regular throughput. BMW has a factory in Araquari that produces the 3 Series and X1 models, both of which are in high demand ...

  • Ford_PDC_Cartagena
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    Ford opens new parts DC in Colombia

    2017-05-16T17:15:22Z

    Ford’s division in Colombia has opened a new parts distribution centre at the port of Cartagena de Indias, operated for it by 3PL Almaviva. Ford says the 3,000 sq.m facility – which is located at the Cartagena Container Terminal (Contecar) and complements another facility in the capital, Bogota – will ...

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    Gestamp announces Brazil plant to supply FCA

    2017-04-26T10:49:32Z

    Component manufacturer Gestamp has announced completion of its seventh plant in Brazil with the construction of a metal-stamping line in Betim. It will supply Fiat Chrysler’s (FCA) local facility in the region, which produces Fiat Palio and Siena models. The Spain-based company is already supplying General Motors, Volkswagen, Renault Nissan, ...

  • Chevrolet Venezuela
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    Dormant General Motors plant seized by Venezuelan government

    2017-04-25T13:42:44Z

    General Motors has reported the unexpected seizure of its plant and certain assets in Venezuela by the country’s government. “[General Motors’ Venezolana] plant was unexpectedly taken by the public authorities, preventing normal operations. In addition, other assets of the company, such as vehicles, have been illegally taken from its facilities,” ...

  • Morning-Claire-San-Lorenzo
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    Refloated Eukor vessel continues scheduled voyage to South America

    2017-03-28T16:26:16Z

    [Updated March 30th] Efforts to refloat the Eukor Car Carriers vessel, Morning Claire , which has been stranded on a sand bar two miles from San Lorenzo port in Honduras since March 18th, have been successful. The company reported that the pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) berthed at ...

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    Mercedes-Benz Trucks expands contract with Ceva in Brazil

    2017-02-14T11:57:17Z

    Mercedes-Benz has extended its contract with Ceva Logistics in Brazil covering inbound and aftermarket services for its Juiz de Fora assembly facility in Minais Gerais. The deal means a three-year extension to its existing contract with Ceva, which covers materials handling, line feeding and external warehousing. However, the latest deal ...

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    Mercedes-Benz Trucks looks to double exports from Brazil to the Arab world

    2017-02-09T11:40:56Z

    Mercedes-Benz Trucks in Brazil has said it expects to more than double its exports of trucks to the Middle East and North Africa during 2017. Last year it exported 348 units to the region, consisting of 202 medium-weight Atego trucks and 146 light and medium-weight Accelo trucks. In 2016, the ...

  • BLG-China1-300x200
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    Emerging market growth overshadowed by protectionism concerns

    2017-01-25T12:06:35Z

    China topped the index once again, based on market size, ease of doing business and logistics infrastructure The outlook for growth in emerging markets is decidedly mixed, according to a recent survey of logistics and supply chain professionals, with economic uncertainty compounded by worries over rising protectionism and restrictions ...

  • Gaston Colla
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    Latin America: The good, the bad & the uncertainty

    2017-01-10T18:02:54Z

    Governments, carmakers, processors and carriers will all have their roles to play in establishing greater economic and logistical integration across Latin America, as Automotive Logistics finds out. In this story... Trade deal ups and downs Mexico sets gold standard Exports save Brazil Recovery in Argentina Return to peace in Colombia ...