All Toyota articles – Page 4

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    Nissan halts production for local market in Japan after inspection issue


    Nissan has halted production of cars in Japan destined for the local market after it found that unaccredited inspectors were still conducting final vehicle checks at its assembly plants – despite the company being notified a month earlier by authorities that its inspection process was non-compliant.Speaking at the Tokyo Motor ...

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    Toyota shuts South African plant after ‘significant damage’ from flooding


    Toyota was forced to shut its manufacturing plant near Durban in South Africa this week after a massive storm hit the region resulting in ‘unprecedented flooding’.In a statement on Tuesday, following the storm, Andrew Kirby, president and CEO of Toyota South Africa Motors, confirmed that there was “significant damage” to ...

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    Kobe’s data manipulation halts shipments, ripples through Japanese industry


    Car manufacturers in Japan are checking the extent to which they are affected by using incorrectly certified parts from Kobe Steel that has brought a halt to its shipments and could have impacts across the supply chain in Japan.Internal quality and government-ordered safety checks are being carried out after the ...

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    Toyota ends car production in Australia


    After making nearly 3.5m cars there over more than half a century, Toyota has ceased vehicle production in Australia.The carmaker held a ceremony on Tuesday to mark the closure of its Altona plant, near Melbourne, where the Camry, Camry Hybrid and Aurion models have been made. At the event, which ...

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    OEMs e provedores de logística avaliam danos causados pelo furacão Harvey


    Os efeitos devastadores do furacão Harvey nos EUA ainda estão sendo avaliados. O número de mortos já chega a 50, enquanto as estimativas são de que os danos excederão o valor de US$100 bilhões.A cidade texana de Houston parece ter sido a mais atingida, enquanto os portos e as fábricas ...

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    OEMs and logistics providers assess damage from Hurricane Harvey


    The devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey in the US are still being assessed. The death toll already stands at 50, while estimates are that damages will exceed a value of $100 billion.The Texan city of Houston seems to have taken the biggest hit, while ports and car plants were shut ...

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    Toyota delays new Mexico plant to allow for switch to Tacoma


    Toyota has confirmed a report that its new plant in Guanajuato, Mexico will be delayed to prepare it for production of the Tacoma pick-up truck, rather than the Corolla as originally planned.The switch to the different model at the plant formed part of the Japanese carmaker’s recent announcement that it ...

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    NYK convicted and fined in Australia over criminal cartel activity


    After admitting its guilt last year, shipping company NYK has been convicted by Australia’s federal court and fined A$25m ($20m) for criminal cartel conduct –the second highest fine ever imposed by the country’s competition authority.In July 2016, following an investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the Commonwealth ...

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    Vehicle protection: Trying to cover all bases


    In June this year, upmarket Volvo S90 sedans built at Volvo Cars’ plant in Daqing, northern China, began arriving at a car terminal at the port of Zeebrugge, Belgium for European distribution. Travelling not by sea, but by rail, they are transported in containers across Russia along the China-Europe rail ...

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    Toyota and Mazda form ‘capital alliance’ to build $1.6 billion US plant


    Japanese carmakers Toyota and Mazda have formed a ‘capital alliance’ that will see them jointly build a $1.6 billion plant in the US with a capacity of 300,000 units a year.Revealing the plan today, Toyota president Akio Toyoda (pictured, left) and Mazda president and CEO Masamichi Kogai (right) said production ...

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    Further stark warnings issued over impact of Brexit on UK automotive sector


    The UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has warned that a sudden exit from the European Union in 2019 could knock the country’s production rate back to 2016 levels.Its warning was issued in the same week as separate analysis highlighting the risk of cost increases for the aftermarket ...

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    Different digital paces


    The headline above might well have read ‘industry and logistics 4.0’, ‘the industrial internet of things’, ‘factories of the future’, ‘smart supply chains’ or ‘manufacturing 2025’.Or we might have turned to one of a growing number of acronyms used to outline the car industry’s future, like Mercedes-Benz Car’s CASE or ...

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    Hiraguri replaces Ballard in logistics role at Toyota Motor Europe


    Jonathan Ballard has left Toyota Motor Europe (TME) after 25 years with the company. He was most recently director of production control – manufacturing support, logistics at the company.Toyota said Ballard had left on June 26th for personal reasons.“We regret this decision but thank Jonathan for his contribution to Toyota ...

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    Toyota Motor Europe recognises Yusen Logistics for acquisition skills


    Award winners – click to enlargeYusen Logistics (Europe) was the only logistics company to receive an award from Toyota Motor Europe at its Annual Business Meeting & Supplier Awards Ceremony held in Brussels, Belgium, recently.Of the 27 awards given to the carmaker’s parts and services suppliers in Europe, Yusen ...

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    Toyota top, Nissan bottom in North American supplier relations index


    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 17th annual North ...

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    Supply Chain Conference: The future is already here


    A drone demonstration by Venture highlighted the potential of new technology for inventory management at plants and warehousesThat 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 change. ...

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    Supply Chain Conference: Service parts get closer to production logistics


    After years in which their service parts and inbound logistics have been almost entirely separate, a number of carmakers, including Toyota and BMW, are now making specific efforts to combine more channels between production and aftermarket supply chains in North America. Their efforts include sharing standards, management resources, systems and ...

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    Supply Chain Conference: Service parts logistics try to keep up with e-commerce


    The service parts sector is among the first distribution channels in the automotive market to feel disruption from the digital economy, as consumers increasingly buy goods and services online.Indeed, within the wider aftermarket, including the large share of the market held by independent distributors, consumers already make significant use of ...

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    Toyota to trial hydrogen-powered truck in LA


    Toyota is using this summer to work out the feasibility of a hydrogen fuel cell system it has designed for heavy (class 8) truck use at the US west coast port of Los Angeles. The carmaker aims to move cargo in and out of the port without emissions using the ...

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    Union Pacific recognised in Toyota Logistics Excellence awards


    Union Pacific has been awarded the Toyota Logistics Excellence award in customer service for the ninth consecutive year, while also becoming the first railroad company to receive the Kaizen award for continuous improvement."We’re honoured to receive the inaugural Kaizen award, demonstrating our dedication to continuous improvement, efficiency and shipment quality," ...