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  • Rolling_Bearing_Schaeffler_web
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    Schaeffler supplies ‘unaffected’ by factory explosion

    2017-05-16T12:59:38Z

    German components maker and ball bearing supplier Schaeffler has said it does not expect any supply problems to customers despite an explosion at its Eltmann plant in Bavaria on Monday, which injured 23 workers.The explosion occurred at a filtration device for salt at the plant, which manufactures rolling elements for ...

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    Education and training: The hard line on soft skills

    2017-05-12T15:25:28Z

    [in_this_story align="right" border="yes"]General Motors’ executive director for global supply chain, Todd Scott, meets frequently with the faculties of several universities. At Cranfield University School of Management – ranked number one outside the United States in Supply Chain World’s annual Top 100 Universities survey – senior supply chain executives from industry, ...

  • Audi
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    Audi warns of spot-checks on suppliers as it introduces new sustainability ratings system

    2017-05-03T16:29:17Z

    Audi has warned that it will only place orders in future with suppliers who achieve a positive score under its newly introduced sustainability ratings system – and that it intends to carry out spot-checks to audit them.The premium car manufacturer is initially applying the new ratings system to suppliers for ...

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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, PSA, Honda, ...

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    China conference: Fast lane to the future

    2017-04-18T23:20:37Z

    Looking to 2025 and beyond: (left to right) Automotive Logistics' Louis Yiakoumi; CFLP's Ma Zengrong; Continental's Andreas Subbe; Volvo Cars' Magnus Ödling; Automotive Logistics' Christopher LudwigThe Chinese automotive industry continues to climb to new heights both in quantity of volume and in quality of service. After a red-hot year ...

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    In-house competence propels Volvo and Continental’s logistics

    2017-04-18T18:55:12Z

    The inbound supply chain in China continues to develop at a fast pace, and getting to grips with the complexity around supply locations, regulations and production shifts is a significant task. For some manufacturers, including Volvo Cars and tier one supplier Continental, increasing in-house management resources and tools have been ...

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    US-Canada Nafta trade: Northern light hoping for a silver lining

    2017-03-17T16:21:14Z

    The new US administration has left a bit of a cloud over Nafta, and while Canada may not be the primary target of any renegotiation, the country – and its important automotive supply chain – could still get caught in the crosshairs.In this story... A three-way split Investment and strength ...

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    Under PSA, Brexit and imported parts could put Vauxhall plants at risk

    2017-03-07T03:28:37Z

    The long-term fate of Vauxhall post-Brexit, and as a part of French carmaker PSA Group, has become less clear because of uncertainties over how trade barriers could impact its supply chain and its role in the combined PSA-Opel production network.PSA's €1.3 billion ($1.47 billion) acquisition from GM agreed this week ...

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    New wave of protectionism threatens the automotive sector

    2017-03-02T16:29:32Z

    India, Japan, the US and the UK are among those that seem to be adopting more protectionist measures in their international relations, and even the EU appears to be getting in on the act now… all of which seems likely to have some serious implications for international vehicle and parts ...

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    Mexico conference report: Seeking to build bridges, not walls

    2017-02-07T14:25:00Z

    Mexico’s automotive industry is inextricably linked with its neighbours to the north but under its new president the US is talking about renegotiating NAFTA and applying border taxes to imports. At this year’s Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, held in Mexico City, industry and government heads looked for positive signs ...

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    Brexit: Why a nod of recognition is not enough to calm the nerves

    2017-01-18T17:44:54Z

    Insights from British prime minister Theresa May this week into how she sees the UK's exit from the European Union panning out have done little to address the main concerns of the automotive sectorYou might accuse the current British government of many things in its strategy for leaving the European ...

  • SKAD exports alloy wheels to Europe
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    Russian component exports: Shaping up to ship out

    2017-01-04T17:25:24Z

    OEMs and tier suppliers in Russia have plans to support their flagging domestic business with more components exports With vehicle assembly in Russia operating well below capacity, over the past two years carmakers have tried to increase vehicle exports to other regions, including eastern Europe, the Middle East and Latin ...

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    Slovakian plant wins Magna World Class Logistics awards

    2016-10-12T15:47:40Z

    Magna International Europe has recognised three plants in its inaugural World Class Logistics awards, with Magna Slovteca, which produces mirrors, taking the top prize for a transformation project across its internal and external logistics operations.Magna Exteriors’ plant in Meerane, in eastern Germany, took second place in the awards for an ...

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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 ...

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    Last mile: Blocking errors bit by bit

    2016-07-26T17:08:13Z

    Block chains, the technology that powers the virtual bitcoin currency, could be used to simplify and revolutionise information exchange in the automotive supply chain in the near futureThe finance industry has been jolted by the advent of bitcoins, but finally, after six years, it has recognised the potential of the ...

  • Lexus Plant in Georgetown, Kentucky, USA
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    Plant locations: Right place, right time

    2016-06-10T02:30:00Z

    Considerations such as market demand, time to market, regulations, supplier and infrastructure issues are essential in choosing new manufacturing locations.

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    Unpacking conventional wisdom

    2016-04-01T09:00:31Z

    Whether one-way or returnable, owned by OEMs and tier suppliers or rented from specialist providers, current packaging models are being re-evaluated in the search for efficiency and cost-savings. Within the North American manufacturing operations of global automotive supplier Magna International, a fascinating pilot project is underway. After a year-long study ...

  • Mahle Behr MAP-2 WEB LR
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    Mahle Behr: Experiencing a Thermal change

    2016-03-31T09:00:58Z

    Mahle Behr’s takeover of Delphi Thermal Systems in 2015 sparked a process of systems integration, freight consolidation and supply chain redesign that is set to last a further three years.Last year was a record one for global acquisition and mergers within the automotive supply chain. Consulting firm PwC estimated the ...

  • stuart-young Gowling WLG
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    Look ahead to mitigate operational and reputational risk in your supply chains

    2016-03-24T15:29:00Z

    Stuart Young, head of automotive, Gowling WLGThe UK automotive industry continues to boom, with a record number of cars hitting the roads, expansion across the entire industry and huge investments into research and development. Such growth is great news for the sector and the economy, but it doesn't come ...

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    Focus on Spain part 3: Closely controlled growth

    2015-12-22T08:02:40Z

    GM and Gefco are managing a global supply chain to produce the Mokka in Zaragoza, while the OEM is trying to cope with a shortage of transport assets in Spain.One of the important carmakers in Spain is General Motors, which has been operating its Opel plant since 1982 in the ...