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    Improved performance at a lower cost

    2014-12-16T16:23:08Z

    PSA Peugeot Citroën’s director for finished vehicle supply chain Guy Lederer (left) describes how his goals to reduce stock and delivery lead times are at the heart of efforts to put the OEM ‘Back in the Race’ The past year has been a transformative one for PSA Peugeot Citroën. Many ...

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    The unexpected rise of Hambantota port

    2014-11-25T18:29:35Z

    While it may seem an unlikely destination, the Sri Lankan port is a growing automotive hub for transhipments from Asia to global markets. The right mix of incentives, capacity and shipping links have been catching OEMs' attention. Sri Lanka, the island nation off the southeast coast of southern India doesn’t ...

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    Telematics4u to expand into 150 countries

    2014-11-03T16:52:09Z

    Telematics4u, an India-based IT and telematics-enabled solution and service provider, is planning on expanding its operations to 150 countries over the next four to five years, Pratap Hegde, the company’s chairman and managing director has said. The company is responsible for providing automotive logistics solutions to Mahindra Logistics, which this ...

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    Gaz teams up with Mersa for LCV assembly in Turkey

    2014-09-30T17:24:22Z

    Russian OEM, Gaz Group, and Turkish car manufacturer, Mersa Otomotiv, have begun manufacturing the Gazelle Next light commercial vehicle (LCV) in Turkey. This is the first series assembly operation of Russian Euro V-compliant LCVs outside of the country. Assembly from semi-knocked down (SKD) kits will take place in Sakarya, and ...

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    Global conference: relentless logistics at Ford, Honda and Chrysler

    2014-09-24T10:36:47Z

    As Automotive Logistics Global came to a close in Detroit, a senior level panel of logistics executives discussed themes and thoughts from the event, and looked ahead to what challenges and innovations might be in store for the sector. Automotive Logistics' publisher and conference director Louis Yiakoumi seated left to ...

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    A stronger grip on the market

    2014-09-22T16:50:23Z

    A shift towards local production and increased near-sourcing is improving the tyremaker’s logistics and order management in one of its main growth territories, reports Anthony Coia Based in Milan, Italy, Pirelli & C SpA is the world’s fifth largest tyre manufacturer, with 22 factories in 13 countries around the ...

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    Moving towards integration in Southeast Asia

    2014-06-29T14:56:47Z

    Potential customs harmonisation among the ten ASEAN nations could see Thailand at the centre of a global automotive powerhouse, with big implications for logistics Thailand continues to hold much promise for the automotive industry. Home to many of the world’s largest carmakers and tier suppliers, it should also receive a ...

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    Waiting to ride the Chinese waves

    2014-05-12T21:01:00Z

    Domestic ro-ro shipping on China’s east coast and along the Yangtze River has seen solid growth, but is still treading water relative to the overall market. Transporting vehicles by water for the Chinese domestic market would appear to make a great deal of sense. Around 95% of Chinese production of ...

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    Political unrest delays Honda plans in Thailand

    2014-05-07T12:24:19Z

    Honda is delaying the construction of its third car assembly plant in Thailand because of political unrest in the country. The decision will push back the carmaker’s plans for distribution to the local and wider Asean markets from the $530m plant by at least six months, according to reports by ...

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    China may matter less as a low-cost country sourcing location

    2014-04-22T16:00:19Z

    Rising labour, material and transport costs have all contributed to limit China’s role as a low-cost country sourcing location for automotive manufacturers, although the market’s growth has encouraged more local sourcing for vehicle production across the country, according to speakers at the Automotive Logistics China conference in Beijing. Costs in ...

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    Positive outlook for Indonesia following Q1 results

    2014-04-15T09:23:23Z

    In important news for logistics providers and OEMs alike, recently released sales figures bode well for the Indonesian automotive market. Sales reached above 328,000 in the first quarter of 2014, a 17.8% increase from the first quarter last year, despite Indonesia’s high interest rates and rising production costs. The results ...

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    Gefco to build up intra-Asia network for China auto trade

    2014-04-15T07:57:55Z

    Logistics provider Gefco plans aggressive growth for its Chinese and Asian business, including investing in its own fleet for vehicle distribution in China. The company also expects to increase the amount of automotive freight, including finished vehicles and materials, it moves between China, Russia as well as Southeast Asia, where ...

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    ASEAN aftermarket set to soar, says Frost and Sullivan

    2014-04-08T12:43:08Z

    Increased vehicle sales in Southeast Asia over the coming years are going to have a big impact on the development of the aftermarket in the region according to forecasts from consultancy Frost and Sullivan. New vehicles entering the ASEAN market will precipitate the rise in aftermarket operations and parts supply ...

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    With solid financials, Gefco looks to acquisition and growth

    2014-03-28T17:30:59Z

    The Gefco Group has announced positive results for 2013, including higher revenue and net profits, although difficult automotive markets in Europe and costs weighed on its operating profit and margin. While Gefco is facing risks over the Russia-Ukraine crisis, the company has charted an aggressive growth plan, which is likely ...

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    Daimler Truck exports to Africa on the increase

    2014-03-25T15:46:41Z

    Daimler has doubled sales of the Fuso truck in Africa during the first two months of the year, based on finished vehicle exports from Japan and India. The company reported sales of 1,000 Fuso trucks during January and February and said that to maximise further growth potential it would be ...

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    PSA Dongfeng and logistics – dealing in reality

    2014-03-04T12:36:31Z

    The deal to rescue PSA signifies both risk and reward for its logistics providers in Europe and China. The deal to rescue PSA Peugeot Citroën between Dongfeng Motor Group, the French government and Peugeot family will transform the carmaker’s global strategy over the coming years as the brands look to ...

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    Volvo and Eicher expand beyond India

    2014-02-25T12:19:42Z

    Volvo Group’s equal joint venture in India with Eicher Motors – VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) – has announced that it is targeting 15% of total sales to come from exports within the next five years. The Volvo distribution network in Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia will be used ...

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    NYK not afraid to go local for logistics

    2014-02-11T22:11:14Z

    NYK Auto Logistics is that rarest of things: a finished vehicle logistics provider with a strategy scope and asset base that stretches into many different countries, including difficult emerging markets. But can it combine its myriad services effectively? An NYK ro-ro terminal in Shanghai With the exception of ro-ro ...

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    Editor's note: supply chain design and development

    2013-12-17T14:18:16Z

    "I love the expression: supply chain design,” a prominent logistics executive in China told me recently. This enthusiasm reflects a trend in the country’s latest wave of factory expansion. Rising production costs and historically inefficient logistics have prompted carmakers to pay closer attention to the shape of supply chains when ...

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    Editor's note: Medicine for the convalescents in finished vehicle logistics

    2013-12-17T14:08:30Z

    While global markets were topsy-turvy by the end of 2013, vehicle sales in several of the most important regions were in good if not rude health. The two biggest, China and the US , have grown at their fastest pace in years. Others, like India , remain in a ...