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    News

    Vehicle electrification shakes up export and import flows

    2021-06-11T15:00:00Z

    There are regional differences in the sales and manufacture of electric vehicles that are affecting finished vehicle logistics flows, with some countries with relatively small automotive output becoming the bigger EV exporters. That has consequences for finished vehicle logistics, as a new report from Ultima Media’s business intelligence unit, Automotive, makes clear

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    News

    Matt Ritter now leading vehicle planning and logistics at Subaru of America

    2021-06-10T08:48:00Z

    Matt Ritter (pictured) has replaced Troy Poston as vice-president of vehicle planning and logistics at Subaru of America. He will direct vehicle sales operations, including shipping, tracking and delivery to retailers, as well as all port operations, and inland and parts logistics.

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    News

    Canadian Pacific invests in rail connections to port of Saint John

    2021-06-08T11:02:00Z

    Canadian Pacific Railway is moving vehicles out of the Canadian east coast port of Saint John again for the first time in 25 years and investing C$90m in track infrastructure over three years to add capacity and services for automotive in Canada

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    News

    GM focuses on increasing vehicle deliveries in North America

    2021-06-07T14:27:00Z

    GM is pulling out all the stops to get vehicles delivered to its dealers and customers in the US and Canada in the midst of a semiconductor shortage that is affecting the automotive industry globally. Its all down to teamwork according to Phil Kienle, GM vice-president, North America Manufacturing and Labor Relations

  • Renault Trafic van Sandouville
    News

    Renault forecasts shift in the make-up of outbound deliveries

    2021-06-07T10:23:00Z

    At a recent automotive webinar hosted by Haropa Port, Renault’s global vice-president of supply chain, Jean-François Salles, said that the vehicle mix in the outbound supply chain was going to change over the next few years, with more second-hand, light commercial and shared vehicles being distributed. That trend will require different logistics planning

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    From the industry

    Opinion: Kia Israel slashes costs by digitising its finished vehicle logistics

    2021-06-01T11:45:00Z

    Even though automotive factories are among the most advanced and automated on the planet, when a vehicle leaves the factory floor the logistics process is typically analogue, and therefore inefficient and expensive. That has all changed for Kia Israel now that the company has embraced virtual logistics

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    News

    Changes in senior logistics roles at American Honda

    2021-05-18T08:46:00Z

    Alan Kwan has taken up a new role at American Honda Motor as assistant vice-president and division head for sales and logistics planning.

  • MitsubishiDealerNetwork
    News

    International Motors to take over Mitsubishi aftersales in UK

    2021-05-18T08:20:00Z

    International Motors (IM) is in talks with Mitsubishi Motors in the UK to take over the carmaker’s aftersales business this autumn.

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    News

    Nio targets Norway for first vehicle exports

    2021-05-10T09:22:00Z

    Chinese electric vehicle start-up Nio will start exporting vehicles to Norway in September this year, beginning with the ES8 SUV. The carmaker will also introduce the ET7 luxury sedan in 2022.

  • DiannaduPreez_MBUSA
    News

    Dianna du Preez takes over as head of customer services at MBUSA

    2021-04-28T08:55:00Z

    Dianna du Preez (pictured) moves to a new role at Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) as vice-president of customer services at the beginning of May, succeeding Christian Treiber who is leaving the company. 

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    News

    Why just-in-time will remain the way forward for Toyota

    2021-04-27T10:54:00Z

    Leon van der Merwe is leading inbound, outbound and service parts logistics for Toyota Motor Europe. At this year’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Europe Live conference he told Christopher Ludwig about the carmaker’s strategy to modernise just-in-time and make Toyota’s logistics more sustainable

  • Revolution at VW Group Logistics Matthias Braun
    Article

    Watch: The (r)evolution at Volkswagen Group’s logistics

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    Electrification, digital tools and sustainability goals are transforming Volkswagen Group Logistics processes across the carmaker’s global footprint. Matthias Braun outlines how the group is adapting its systems and relationships.

  • Decarbonising the European supply chain_Volvo Trucks, CHEP, DFDS
    Article

    Watch: Collaborate to decarbonise European automotive logistics

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    As European manufacturers set tight emission reduction targets in logistics, experts at Volvo Trucks, DFDS and CHEP reveal just how important collaboration will be for their sustainability roadmaps.

  • Supply chain innovation with INEOS Automotive and GEFCO
    Article

    Watch: Spinning the wheel of supply chain innovation

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    Leaders from INEOS Automotive and GEFCO see AI and real-time visibility as game changes for logistics, but point out that innovation is not just about implementing new systems or digitalising processes, but also adapting working culture and working with the right partners. 

  • Transforming supply chains with Toyota_Leon van der Merve
    Article

    Watch: Transforming the European supply chain the Toyota way

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    Toyota Motor Europe’s VP of supply chain, Leon van der Merve, explains how the carmaker plans to reduce logistics emissions and how he wants to modernise just-in-time to be even leaner wherever possible.

  • Partnerships to supply chain change with Volvo and Toyota
    Article

    Watch: Partnerships the only path for real logistics change at Toyota and Volvo Cars

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    Volvo’s head of supply chain management Martin Corner and Hans Cremers, Toyota Motor Europe’s leader for logistics purchasing, want to achieve sustainability targets and support digital supply chains – and agree that long-term partners will be paramount

  • Dealing with continuous disruption in Finished Vehicle Logistics
    Article

    Watch: Dealing with continuous disruption in finished vehicle logistics

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    Christopher Godfrey of Volvo Cars and Ruud Vossebeld of INFORM discuss how the pandemic, remote working and digitalisation are changing vehicle logistics, requiring ever more focus on people.

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    Analysis

    The way we buy cars has changed forever

    2021-04-16T08:18:00Z

    The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated a latent online sales trend, with more than 50% of vehicles across Europe currently sold across some form of online channel, according to new research. This has solidified automakers’ roll out plans for new sales structures across the continent and beyond.

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    Article

    AL FVL Spring 2021 Digital Edition – Coping strategies for a global crisis

    2021-04-08T08:13:00Z

    The spring digital edition of Automotive Logistics and Finished Vehicle Logistics is out now, featuring comprehensive overviews of the main vehicle ports in continental Europe and the UK, as well as the maritime transport sector. Plus, we look at the latest packaging initiative supporting VW’s lithium-ion battery deliveries to VW Zwickau, Vijay Ratnaparkhe’s IT revolution at Bosch and talk to carmakers about supply chain lessons ten years on from the Fukushima earthquake disaster

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    News

    Volvo Cars appoints heads of procurement and supply chain management

    2021-03-16T11:47:00Z

    From this month, Volvo Cars has appointed Kerstin Enochsson the global head of its Procurement division and Martin Corner head of its new Supply Chain Management organisation, which combines operations planning and logistics for inbound parts, outbound finished vehicles and aftersales.