All south & central america articles – Page 10

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    ​Chinese auto-glass makers to invest $200m in Ohio facility

    2014-01-22T10:42:41Z

    Chinese auto-glass maker Fuyao Group is planning to invest $200m in a new facility in the US state of Ohio in a long term plan to provide a better service to its North American customers while cutting logistics and transport costs. The decision, which the group hopes will expand US-China ...

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    Duclos replaces Davies as head of US vehicle logistics for Toyota

    2014-01-21T18:12:43Z

    D’anne M. Duclos (pictured left) has replaced Nancy Davies as vice-president of Toyota Logistics Services (TLS), the outbound logistics and vehicle processing arm of Toyota Motor Sales USA (TMS). Davies, who has held the role since 2008, has moved over to a position in sales and production planning at TMS ...

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    Japan serves notices for unfair practice on ro-ro carriers

    2014-01-15T14:30:59Z

    A number of global ocean carriers, including Japan’s NYK Line and ‘K’ Line, are facing a round of fines because of non-competitive behaviour in their vehicle shipping business, this time by a Japanese regulator. The carriers have now been served with preliminary findings into an investigation by the Japanese ...

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    Record results for Brazilian exports

    2014-01-15T11:03:06Z

    Brazilian vehicle exports grew strongly in 2013, including a rise of nearly 30% for passenger car exports, thanks in part to a weak Brazilian real. Data released by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers (Anfavea) suggests that the overall value of $16.6 billion, which includes cars, light commercial vehicles, buses, ...

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    Global ro-ro report: Moving with the trade winds

    2013-12-17T12:41:21Z

    The ro-ro industry has mostly balanced capacity to market demand, but there are regional variations, while changing trades and larger vessels will cause waves at sea. Additional reporting by Christopher Ludwig The global ro-ro shipping industry is one of the most complex – not to mention capital intensive – parts ...

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    Grey moves to Syncreon in South America

    2013-12-16T16:16:29Z

    Toby Grey, former managing director of TNT Brazil, is to take up a new role at logistics provider Syncreon on January 6 next year as senior vice president for South America. He will assume responsibility for Syncreonís current operations and new business growth in South America for both the automotive ...

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    WTO agrees on customs plan but concerns over currency remain

    2013-12-11T15:13:14Z

    The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has unanimously approved a trade facilitation agreement designed to establish common customs standards and ease the flow of goods through borders around the world. It is estimated that it could lower the cost of carrying out trade by as much as 10-15%, according to the ...

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    Vigo ro-ro terminal operating at full capacity

    2013-12-11T11:45:14Z

    New finished vehicle traffic at the Spanish north-western port of Vigo increased by 13% in the first ten months of this year, while car components have gone up by 10.5%, during which time the port has consolidated its position as a major Atlantic hub. On November 25, the dedicated ro-ro ...

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

    2013-12-11T11:10:18Z

    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 ...

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    Is expendable packaging too expensive?

    2013-12-09T17:21:22Z

    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

    2013-12-09T17:11:35Z

    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 shifts Growth in ASEAN Production changes Global hubs Japanese network Order visibility Global partnerships Japanese exporters have not had an easy time of ...

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    China reports: an industry on the advance

    2013-12-06T16:38:23Z

    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 logistics Supply chain engineering 3PLs falling behind Export services Working together China’s vehicle sales and production growth has ...

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    Gaining power through diversity in ASEAN

    2013-12-06T15:25:23Z

    Southeast Asian countries are intensifying their logistics networks to accommodate growth in sales and exports In this story... The Thai production hub Moving parts Finished vehicle exports Supply chain integration Malaysian changes Countries on the rise As automotive production rises in the Asia-Pacific region, Southeast Asia has emerged as ...

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    BMW's one and only in America

    2013-12-03T14:34:48Z

    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 management Global supply chain links Containers on tracks A global export strategy Improving plant and warehouse integration BMW’s only North ...

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    Feeding the lean machine in North America

    2013-12-03T12:20:36Z

    Efficient and growing production is putting pressure on tier suppliers to better manage their own logistics networks in North America Capacity and creativity Shape of things to come Balance at Draexlmaier Flexibile space use Local goes global IT for support Mergers and acquisitions Tier one suppliers in North America are ...

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    Car usership is changing – how should supply chains adapt?

    2013-11-25T11:28:41Z

    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

    2013-11-19T14:45:59Z

    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

    2013-11-13T15:38:07Z

    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 ...

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    Penske opts for JDA warehouse system for global operations

    2013-11-06T16:05:38Z

    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

    2013-11-06T13:58:22Z

    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 ...