All United States Of America articles – Page 12

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    Porsche turns to ICL for better visibility on vehicle deliveries

    2021-02-08T17:44:00Z

    The continuing need for accurate tracking of vehicles in the outbound supply chain became more of a critical issue last year as assembly plants ramped up production after the Covid shutdowns. Demand for new cars remained strong throughout the crisis, which shrank available inventory 32%, from 3.8m to 2.6m when plants were shut or operating on restricted schedules and according to new safety protocols.

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    North American vehicle makers steer a course through Covid

    2021-02-08T14:38:00Z

    This year’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain North America Live conference revealed how a strong rebound in North American vehicle sales has taken the supply chain by surprise and exacerbated the misalignment in inbound supply and capacity caused by the Covid-19 shutdowns.

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    USMCA: The milk in the coconut of North American trade

    2021-02-08T11:55:00Z

    The renegotiated rules on free trade in North America, known as USMCA, have been in effect six months but are coming under stricter enforcement. Trade experts from Toyota and Canada’s automotive supplier association point to risks around compliance and a lack of clarity in some rules, especially around ’alternative staging regimes’ on localisation – with the risk that some suppliers could lose significant business. 

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    Watch: Welcome to the future of North American automotive supply chains

    2021-02-07T19:15:00Z

    Kicking off the on-demand content for Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain North America Live, our hosts set out the trends impacting the industry today and how they will reshape processes, service and partnerships.

  • Guido Vildozo IHS-Markit North America forecast
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    Watch: A surprisingly bright outlook for North American vehicle sales and production

    2021-02-07T19:08:00Z

    Despite the pandemic and supply chain disruptions, IHS-Markit is forecasting a stronger-than-anticipated rebound for the North American automotive sector, however there are many headwinds, including for production and exports out of Mexico.

  • Forecast of lithium-ion battery capacity for North America
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    Watch: The race to build a North American lithium-ion battery supply chain

    2021-02-07T19:07:00Z

    Investing in regional battery supply will be critical for OEMs in North America to compete on electric vehicles, but can battery cell capacity keep up? Analyst Daniel Harrison details the evolving battery production footprint in the region.

  • Leila Aridi Afas, Director, International Public Policy at Toyota Motor North America Flavio Volpe, President at Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA)
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    Watch: North America automotive suppliers must keep up with USMCA and changing trade policy

    2021-02-07T19:05:00Z

    Policy experts from Toyota and Canada’s automotive supplier association unpick complex sourcing and compliance rules under USMCA, and look ahead to what the Biden administration could mean for automotive trade.

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    Watch Think Tank: A 360 view of finished vehicle logistics in North America

    2021-02-07T19:02:00Z

    Key operators  from all corners of the vehicle logistics space discuss the major trends in the sector for 2021 as part of an interactive think tank, including representatives from road, rail, ports, IT and integrated services.

  • Rich Wishon Toyota Logistics Services, Katharina Burlage
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    Watch: Toyota turns to technology to redesign US vehicle logistics network

    2021-02-07T18:59:00Z

    Toyota’s Rick Wishon discusses how the carmaker is using optimisation tools from software specialist Inform to engineer its outbound logistics network to maximise capacity and reduce lead times even as complexity rises.

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    Watch: Capturing supply chain data and change in real time – day one in review

    2021-02-07T18:56:00Z

    Our team unwraps the top themes from the first day of the event on North American automotive logistics, including managing organisational transformation and an urgent need for data transparency.

  • Susanne Lehmann Volkswagen North America, Michael Maass Kuehne + Nagel
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    Watch: How Volkswagen and Kuehne + Nagel are making supply chains greener

    2021-02-07T18:54:00Z

    In this virtual event, leaders from Volkswagen and Kuehne+Nagel discussed how production and supply chains can be made greener by using renewable energy in plants, switching deep-sea shipping vessels to LNG, reducing air freight and more.

  • Brandon Mason Eaton
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    Watch: North American automotive recovery is underway, but for how long?

    2021-02-07T18:54:00Z

    The North American automotive market is on pace to return to growth this year despite slow vaccine roll-outs, however there are risks in the supply chain and the longer-term economic outlook, according to Eaton’s top automotive analyst, Brandon Mason. 

  • Stephen Grant Lucid Motors, Achim Glass Kuehne + Nagel, Carolynne Hunter St. Clair Technologies, Warren Ali APMA, Sean Mario Hazaray Haze Automotive, Sanjiv Takyar CHEP, Tony Han Havelaar Canada
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    Watch Think Tank: Starting up electric vehicle supply chains

    2021-02-07T18:51:00Z

    With new OEMs like Lucid about to launch electric vehicle production, supply chain experts from OEMs, suppliers, tech players and logistics companies discuss the investment, data and technology opportunities – and difficulties – that come with starting up new EV and battery supply chains.

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    Watch: That’s a wrap (until next time)!

    2021-02-07T18:45:00Z

    At the end of a two-day journey across the supply chain in the US, Canada and Mexico, our hosts share the most urgent action points and takeaways from the event, including how logistics providers can help manufacturers recover and transform.

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    Localised battery production key to EV penetration in North America

    2021-02-03T08:26:00Z

    Electric vehicle sales in North America have lagged other regions, but changing US policy and new technology is set to change that – as long as the region can develop a local lithium-ion battery value chain

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    Caxxor looks for investment for rail link between Mexico and Canada

    2021-02-01T11:01:00Z

    Infrastructure investment conglomerate, Caxxor Group, is proposing to build a rail route linking the Mexican east coast port of Mazatlán with the Canadian city of Winnipeg. The $3.3 billion (€2.7 billion) project, which will draw investment from the governments of Mexico, the US and Canada, as well as the private sector, will link strategic points across all three countries. Caxxor is targeting the movement of container freight, finished vehicles, bulk commodities and petroleum products.

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    From doom and gloom to fast and furious

    2021-01-29T11:49:00Z

    Ocean-going container vessels have been anchored off the west coast of the US in January because of congested port terminals. Dr Noel Hacegaba, deputy executive director and COO at the Port of Long Beach tells Marcus Williams about the misalignment of supply and capacity, and how the port is tackling it

  • Chris Styles vice-president of supply chain management at Nissan North America
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    Chris Styles to lead supply chain operations for Nissan North America

    2021-01-29T10:49:00Z

    Chris Styles will take up a new role as vice-president of supply chain management at Nissan North America, replacing Mike Steck, who is retiring at the end of March this year.

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    Credit where credit is due

    2021-01-26T18:19:00Z

    The coronavirus pandemic meant 2020 was a tough year for everyone in the automotive sector. GM was no exception. While the carmaker’s sales for the calendar year reached 2.5m units, total deliveries were down 12% and retail deliveries down 6% for the year. However, toward the end of 2020 retail sales recovered to pre-pandemic levels. According to the carmaker’s executive vice-president, Steve Carlisle, that was down to the efforts made by GM’s workforce. They kept launches on track and each other safe.

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    VW reported to be seeking compensation from suppliers

    2021-01-26T10:02:00Z

    Volkswagen is reported to be in discussion with two of its top suppliers over possible compensation for losses caused to its output in Germany.