Tier suppliers – Page 23

  • Eukor-ships
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    EC fines shippers and parts suppliers for price-fixing

    2018-02-28T10:25:32Z

    The European Commission has issued fines for price-fixing totalling €546m ($668.7m) to a group of four shipping companies handling finished vehicles and, in three further cases, three tier suppliers of spark plugs and braking systems.Four of the major providers of ocean services to the automotive and commercial machinery sectors were ...

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    Faurecia to set up third plant in Missouri

    2018-02-21T09:43:07Z

    French automotive parts maker Faurecia is building a new interiors production factory in Blue Springs, Missouri. Production of door panels and instrument panels is slated to begin later this year, ramping up to full production by the end of 2020.The new US plant will cost more than $60m to establish ...

  • GestampWeld02
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    Gestamp plans joint venture plant in Morocco

    2018-02-20T15:51:07Z

    Spanish automotive parts manufacturer Gestamp has signed a joint venture agreement with Moroccan components manufacturer Tuyauto to set up a factory in the north African country. The companies plan to build the plant in the Kenitra free trade zone, next to the car assembly factory PSA is building there. ...

  • Mohit Paul_BluJay crop
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    Think macro, not micro

    2018-02-16T17:19:48Z

    Modern consumer habits are constantly changing. As technology evolves and demand increases, supply chain managers face new challenges, as they attempt to compete on a global level.In the automotive industry, in particular, where production is highly time-sensitive, operations must be streamlined to drive productivity and meet demand. Traditional supply chain ...

  • Bridgestone
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    Bridgestone launches sustainable procurement policy

    2018-02-07T09:42:34Z

    Tyre manufacturer Bridgestone has introduced a global sustainable procurement policy to ensure compliance with environmental laws and regulations, respect for human rights and other considerations. The guidelines, announced on February 5 th , are applicable to all purchased materials and services and to all suppliers globally, the Japanese company said. ...

  • Forum Automobillogistik 2018
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    Bosch and MAN win VDA award

    2018-02-02T11:26:00Z

    Robert Bosch and MAN Truck & Bus have been announced as dual winners of this year’s VDA Logistics Award, with digital logistics solutions in intra-logistics and empty container scheduling, respectively. It is the first time the award has been shared between two companies. The award, from two of the country’s ...

  • Room_MEX_Edit
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    Mexico conference: Uncertainty well-balanced with optimism

    2018-01-31T15:55:30Z

    While a degree of uncertainty over the future of free trade between Mexico and its Nafta neighbours to the north once again hung over discussions at this year’s Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, it was more than matched by confidence in the future of the automotive sector. That confidence is being ...

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    Logistics IT: Is there an app for that?

    2018-01-26T12:18:25Z

    At US finished vehicle logistics specialist Jack Cooper Logistics, recounts president Andrea Amico, as part of a contract for carrying out the collection and inspection of ex-fleet vehicles on behalf of a US carmaker, the need to supply seven images of each inspected vehicle was suddenly upped to a requirement ...

  • Automotive Logistics Mexico sign
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    Nafta renegotiation ‘will not hold back investment in Mexico’

    2018-01-25T10:41:08Z

    Following a 30% tax imposed by the Trump Administration on solar panels imported to the US last week and another 20% tax put on imported washing machines, vehicle and parts makers are wondering if the automotive industry is next on the list for high tariffs, as Nafta is renegotiated – ...

  • Trump-at-mobility-center
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    Auto sector urges caution in Nafta negotiations

    2018-01-24T11:21:51Z

    As the sixth round of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) got underway in Montreal, Canada, this week, a number of OEMs and advocacy groups with links to the automotive industry have urged politicians to proceed with caution.Carmakers have begun to hedge their bets as negotiations ...

  • BMW_supply
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    Disaster recovery: Prepared for the worst?

    2018-01-18T15:39:36Z

    As the scale of the destruction wrought by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated Japan’s north-eastern coastline in March 2011 became apparent, managers within BMW’s purchasing function were asked if it would affect the company. Their answer? No – because BMW had no suppliers in Japan.But that wasn’t quite ...

  • Localization of the second and third tier is much lower as compared to the first tier
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    Russian regulation: Get local or get going

    2018-01-10T11:33:04Z

    The industrial assembly policy that Russia’s government has been pursuing since 2008 initially looked to have played out quite well, encouraging the world’s leading automotive manufacturers to build assembly plants in the country. But after several economic crises, including a sharp devaluation of the rouble in 2014 and subsequent market ...

  • Jane Hale Photography LLC
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    Dr Jeffrey Richards moves to logistics and supply chain role at Aptiv

    2018-01-05T16:47:00Z

    Following the division of tier one automotive parts and systems technology provider Delphi Automotive into two separate companies – Aptiv and Delphi Technologies – Dr Jeffrey Richards (pictured) has become global director of logistics and supply chain operations at Aptiv. Richards has been with Delphi for 27 years and ...

  • Fouad, Nancy 5x7 _opt
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    Avoiding supply chain disruptions with effective legal planning

    2017-12-22T12:00:08Z

    Even the greatest logisticians at the world’s most prestigious automotive companies can’t predict the future. Economic downturns occur, suppliers falter and disputes occur that endanger just-in-time manufacturing. While these disruptions in the supply chain are inevitable, they do not have to be catastrophic.Although the strategies shown here are written from ...

  • Collage2
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    A stormy year of negotiations, electric plans and cyber-attacks

    2017-12-20T15:03:48Z

    As the year draws to close, major uncertainty regarding both Nafta and Brexit remains, as well a lack of clarity on what any changes could mean for the global automotive sector and the logistics industry that supports it.During the past 12 months, OEMs have made major strides towards an electric ...

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    Facing digitalisation-driven disruption

    2017-12-20T10:37:14Z

    Historically, traditional logistics players such as DHL, Kuehne + Nagel, DB Schenker, UPS and Nippon Express have operated in a stable world, where efficiency, standardisation and low cost have been the keys to success. Digitalisation, however, has begun to change this focus, transforming the market. New, digital-native entrants are better ...

  • SFS_Productivity_Bonus_digital
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    Siemens Financial Services calls for careful investment in digitalisation

    2017-12-13T13:00:37Z

    The automotive sector needs to invest carefully to reap the benefits of a potentially more efficient manufacturing and distribution model as the fourth industrial revolution – also referred to as industry 4.0 – takes hold, Siemens Financial Services (SFS) has warned.Advising the sector to get ready for “extended disruption” in ...

  • Peugeot iOn
    Article

    PSA joins forces with Nidec for electric motor production in France

    2017-12-06T14:30:30Z

    French carmaker Groupe PSA and Japan’s Nidec Corporation have agreed to form a joint venture and invest €220m in ($261m) in electric motor production in France for domestic and global distribution. Nidec makes electric motors through its subsidiary, Nidec Leroy-Somer Holding. In a joint statement, the companies said they would ...

  • Geely-Atlas
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    Geely joint venture opens biggest car plant in Belarus

    2017-12-04T11:03:17Z

    BelGee, a joint venture between the government of Belarus and Chinese carmaker Geely, has just opened the biggest vehicle assembly plant in Belarus. Total production capacity at the plant in Borisov will eventually be around 120,000 vehicles a year. Output will be gradually ramped up, it was revealed at the ...

  • Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket mit neuem Montage- und Verpackungszentrum in Sachsen-Anhalt (000A94D9)
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    Neovia to manage Schaeffler’s aftermarket kitting facility in Germany

    2017-11-15T12:15:51Z

    Automotive component supplier Schaeffler is investing €180m ($212m) in a 40,000 sq.m assembly and packaging centre in Halle, Germany, to support its aftermarket spare parts business. Once operational in 2019, it will be managed by third-party logistics provider, Neovia Logistics. Neovia will pick, pack and dispatch 40,000 different parts and ...