All Tier ones articles

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    Digitalising the automotive supply chain

    2018-06-22T10:55:12Z

    Digitalisation of the automotive industry is a topic that has been high up on most OEM and tier one supplier agendas for some time. However, the digital age is transforming at such breakneck speed that there is the continual fear of being left behind, or even worse, of deciding on ...

  • robi_2
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    Surgere completes ROBi inventory pilot at Mahle Behr facility in Dayton

    2017-09-13T13:57:41Z

    Automotive parts maker Mahle Behr has recently completed a pilot project into inventory management with digital supply chain and packaging expert Surgere. The success of the pilot could see the full deployment of a robotised RFID system at Mahle Behr’s facility in Dayton, Ohio. The pilot project marked the launch ...

  • Rui_Zhu_Schaeffler
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    Zhu moves to new role at Schaeffler Greater China

    2017-06-19T11:07:28Z

    Rui (Richard) Zhu has moved from his role as senior director of supply chain at Chery Jaguar Land Rover (CJLR) to take up a new position (effective June 16 th ) at the China division of tier one engine and drivetrain parts supplier, Schaeffler, as vice president of logistics. Zhu ...

  • Gestamp_ceremony_Japan_web
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    Gestamp to build parts stamping plant closer to customers in Japan

    2017-02-23T17:39:28Z

    Spanish automotive parts maker Gestamp is investing an initial €37m ($39m) to build its first plant in Japan for the supply of hot stamped parts to the domestic market. Hot stamping is a method of forming ultra high strength steel into complex shapes using heated blanks resulting in lighter components. ...

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    Global conference: Getting to the head of the pack

    2016-09-24T15:57:00Z

    Automotive suppliers are no longer ready to absorb the sizeable costs incurred by the loss or mismanagement of packaging and containers used for the delivery of parts both inbound and in the aftermarket. Instead they are focusing on innovations to save money and making the packaging industry a central part ...

  • Novelis
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    Global conference: Penske and Novelis close the loop on aluminium

    2016-09-24T15:44:57Z

    One of the most significant shifts in the automotive supply chain over the past few years has been an increase in the use of aluminium in vehicle bodies. In North America, the most significant example has been for the Ford 150 truck, the best selling vehicle in the US at ...

  • Vsevolozhsk_Ford_Sollers
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    Ford-Sollers to reform supplier arrangements in Russia

    2016-05-31T11:35:36Z

    Ford-Sollers is planning to increase localisation of inbound materials in Russia from 50% to 55% this year and review its arrangements with tier one suppliers in an effort to cut its logistics spend, the carmaker’s vice-president, Adel Sherinov, has revealed. Despite its 93% growth in sales in Russia in the ...

  • Paulo Monteiro, VW2
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    Supply Chain Conference: Mexican and intermodal shockwaves

    2016-05-24T13:50:51Z

    Ryder's Juan Calvillo and FCA's Wendi Gentry-StuenkelThe rise in Mexican parts and production output is sending more material back and forth over the border, creating opportunities and challenges for intermodal services. However, Christopher Ludwig writes that manufacturers and 3PLs may need to change their organisations and approach to supplier ...