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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 ...

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    Optimas renews contract with Jaguar Land Rover in the UK

    2017-06-14T17:33:08Z

    Optimas, a supplier of fasteners and c-class components to Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR) production facilities in the UK, says it has formally agreed a continuation of its 24-year relationship with the carmaker. The firm, which first began working with JLR in 1993, has been delivering parts direct to the JLR ...

  • Yanfeng Automotive Interiors opens second production plant in the Czech Republic
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    Yanfeng Automotive Interiors opens new plant in the Czech Republic

    2017-06-14T11:11:57Z

    Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) has opened a new production plant in Planá nad Luznicí, in the Czech Republic, to produce instrument and door panels. The new plant, near Tabor in South Bohemia, currently employs 170 staff but will increase this to 300 by the beginning of next year as production ...

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    Europe conference: No easy way to the digital supply chain

    2017-06-13T18:15:09Z

    The 2017 Automotive Logistics Europe conference reminded delegates that, despite a better economy, the industry is under pressure. However, new technology looks set to offer the supply chain as much opportunity as disruption, if companies are able to keep up. Marcus Williams, Christopher Ludwig and Gareth Tredway report from Bonn, ...

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    Europe conference: Automotive manufacturers could hitch a ride to China

    2017-06-13T14:14:12Z

    The automotive industry in Europe could benefit considerably from an imbalance of rail flows between the continent and China along the fast-growing China-Europe railway to ship goods to China in currently empty return capacity, according to one major Chinese logistics provider. Vegard Synnes (pictured), head of key accounts for CDC ...

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    Europe conference: Using logistics to compete across a digitalised aftermarket

    2017-06-13T10:00:28Z

    Consolidation among parts retailers and changing consumer habits are transforming Europe’s aftermarket, with logistics services both at risk and able to provide a competitive edge, writes Marcus Williams The European automotive aftermarket and service parts business is in the midst of tremendous change, prompted by consolidation among major suppliers and ...

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    Europe conference: Two-thirds of UK car manufacturing ‘could move to EU within a year’

    2017-06-07T15:32:24Z

    Up to two-thirds of the UK's automotive manufacturing base could theoretically be relocated to the EU within a year after the country leaves the trading bloc, global lead analyst at Autofacts PwC, Christoph Stürmer, has warned. Speaking on the first day of the Automotive Logistics Europe conference in Bonn ...

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    Mercedes-Benz destaca o valor do abastecimento localizado na fábrica dos EUA

    2017-06-01T13:12:37Z

    A Mercedes-Benz destacou o valor de uma base de suprimentos local, após uma reunião com sua base de suprimentos no Alabama na semana passada. O Supplier Forum 2017 envolveu discussões estratégicas com fornecedores selecionados para o futuro programa de produção da fábrica de Tuscaloosa. A empresa vem produzindo modelos SUV ...

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    Mercedes-Benz highlights value of localised supply at US plant

    2017-05-31T17:08:54Z

    Mercedes-Benz has highlighted the value of a local supply base, following a meeting with its suppiers in Alabama last week. The Supplier Forum 2017 involved strategic discussions with selected suppliers for the future production programme at the Tuscaloosa plant. The company has been producing SUV models there since 1997 and ...

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    Gartner rankings highlight trend towards digitalisation

    2017-05-31T16:54:42Z

    This year’s supply chain rankings from research and advisory firm Gartner have shown little change as far as the automotive sector is concerned but highlight digitalisation as one of the key trends accelerating companies’ capabilities. BMW remains at 22nd in the list of the top 25 companies, which seeks to ...

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    Part shortage limits BMW production around the world

    2017-05-30T17:20:31Z

    BMW has been forced to limit or stop vehicle production at several of its facilities globally this week after tier one supplier Bosch was unable to provide a sufficient number of steering gears to the German carmaker. Various plants in Germany were affected, while the Tiexi plant in China and ...

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    US officially kicks off Nafta renegotiation process

    2017-05-23T17:34:04Z

    Recently sworn-in US Trade Representative (USTR), Robert Lighthizer (pictured, left), has notified Congress of the Trump administration’s intention to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) with Mexico and Canada, officially kicking off the process of reworking the two decade-plus old pact. During his election campaign last year, Trump ...

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    Ceva extends Sogefi deal after move to Madrid

    2017-05-22T10:08:03Z

    Ceva Logistics has renewed its contract with automotive components manufacturer Sogefi for a further three years. Under the new deal, Ceva will continue managing receipt, storage, order picking and shipment preparation, as well as Sogefi’s spare parts delivery to customers. Earlier this year, these activities were moved to Ceva’s multi-user ...

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    Russia reveals plan to deal with counterfeit parts

    2017-05-19T16:36:57Z

    Russia’s Ministry of Economic Development has revealed it plans to force components makers to microchip their products to help crack down on the counterfeit parts trade in the country. Speaking at a recent meeting of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, ministry spokesman Pavel Fink said that around half ...

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    Toyota top, Nissan bottom in North American supplier relations index

    2017-05-17T17:59:03Z

    Toyota has beaten Honda to the top spot in the latest update of an index measuring working relations between North American OEMs and their suppliers. It’s the seventh time in a row Toyota has held first position. Nissan was at the opposite end of the ranking, meanwhile. The 17 th ...

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    Supply Chain Conference: The future is already here

    2017-05-16T17:04:51Z

    A drone demonstration by Venture highlighted the potential of new technology for inventory management at plants and warehouses That the automotive industry will see [sta_anchor id="1"]exponential change is something that many, if not all, experts and executives predict – even if they disagree about the pace and scale of ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...