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


    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 ...

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    Global ro-ro report: Moving with the trade winds


    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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    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 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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    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 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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    ​Ford opens first Myanmar dealership


    Ford Motor Company celebrated the official opening of its first Ford dealership in Yangon, Myanmar last week. Located in the country’s commercial business centre, the new facility firmly places a Ford platform in the ever-expanding Asean region. Ford vehicles sold in Myanmar will be imported from Ford’s global production facilities ...

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    Global launches and economic absurdity


    While any economic risks remain, carmakers are entering a phase of aggressive product launch and expansion. This is especially true at Daimler, which has set its targets on Audi and BMW’s luxury crown by 2020 with a slew of new models, plants and product refreshes. What’s significant about this plan ...

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    India packaging – the next best thing to being naked


    Short of parts arriving without any packaging at all, OEMs and inbound logictics providers in India are working together to ensure line-side delivery in the most efficient and cost-effective means possible Experts claim that the price of packaging, including its transport costs and impacts on the automotive supply chain, account ...

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    Growing pains at China’s top ro-ro ports


    Following fast growth in vehicle flows, China has licensed more ports for import to the country, while terminals have invested in storage and value-added services. However, an uncertain market and port space issues are making disruptive waves for some brands and shipping lines. Despite slower economic growth, China’s car market ...

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    Penske Automotive buys Australian commercial vehicle distributor


    US-based vehicle retailer, Penske Automotive, has signed a contract to buy Western Star Trucks Australia (WSTA), the commercial vehicles division of Australia’s Transpacific Industries, for $200m. The company primarily distributes heavy and medium-sized trucks, as well as spare and aftermarket parts, for Western Star Truck, MAN and Dennis Eagle ...

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    Supply chain risk and reward for Malaysia


    Global carmakers and suppliers are investing more in Southeast Asia, eyeing a growing middle class in Indonesia, a developed production hub in Thailand, and low-cost opportunities in countries such as Vietnam. Toyota, Honda and General Motors have increased production across the region, particularly in Thailand, while GM will open a ...

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    Import and export systems - fishing for downstream efficiency


    Uneven outbound chain ; Managing over greater distances; Building vehicle destinations into production planning . The links jump to sections of the article Uneven dwell time affects port processors, shipping lines and OEMs alike but is build-for-distribution a wish too far? E ven seasoned automotive logistics veterans ...

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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 ...

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    European ports survey 2012


    The world’s most active vehicle-trading sea network. While European ports saw declines in imports within a tough market, volumes were surprisingly resilient in some areas, driven by exports, developing regions and changing OEM strategies. In this story...A mixed marketGrowth in Northern EuropeBenelux DevelopmentBritish flows/ The suffering southNew marketsMore choice ...

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    Developing with China's export demand


    China’s increasing export volume, particularly to low-cost markets, has resulted in a challenging, fragmented logistics sector. Anthony Coia reports. China's export destination ; Geely's expanding needs and Great Wall's ambition; Ro-ro shipping services ; Terminals and 3PLs ; Cars and containers . ​ ​ The links jump to sections of ...

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    Supply chain barriers matter more than trade tariffs


    A report published this week reveals that the reduction of certain supply chain and logistics barriers could have the potential to increase GDP and world trade significantly more than would eliminating all import tariffs on their own. The report, ‘Enabling Trade: Valuing Growth Opportunities’, suggests that governments, together with ...

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    Executives on the move


    GM’s logistics director in South America Fred Roldan has taken on additional supply chain responsibilities in a new role as South America supply chain and logistics director. The move follows the departure of Wlamir Giardini who was South America supply chain director but has decided to leave the company. ...

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    Editor's Note: Supply chains and purchasing


    About five years ago, OEM executives described buying components in places like Southeast Asia as ‘low-cost country’ sourcing. A few years later, they started calling it the more cheerful ‘best-cost country’ sourcing. I always thought of this change as a PR cleanse – an obfuscation of the short and clear ...

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    Toyota shows its colours in Europe


    Toyota Motor Europe’s head of logistics, talks exclusively about how the global sales leader has been redesigning its supply chain and logistics as part of a strategy to improve costs and shorten order-todelivery cycles for regional production A Strategic change; The inbound network; Mapping Toyota's flows Diversifying the carrier base; ...

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    Logistics in the front line of crisis response


    Levent Yuksel, Toyota Motor Europe’s head of logistics, on how the global sales leader has been redesigning its supply chain and logistics as part of a strategy to improve costs and shorten order-todelivery cycles for regional production. He talks to Christopher Ludwig. Although Toyota has roared back to the top ...

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    Mahindra Logistics looks to diversify and double profits by 2016


    Mahindra Logistics, India’s largest automotive logistics provider, has said it plans to double its revenue in the next four years by building on and diversifying its logistics services outside its parent company, Indian conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), and the automotive industry more generally. The company, which was ...