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  • Pre-production of the new Volvo S90 in the Daqing manufacturing plant
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    Volvo Cars plans to make China a global export hub

    2016-11-02T12:19:29Z

    Volvo Cars is starting production of a number of new model series at its facilities in China as part of plans to increase production capacity there and turn China into its global manufacturing and export hub. A spokesperson for the carmaker said it expected China to eventually account for between ...

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    Geely ‘redesigning every link in the chain’ with Lynk & Co

    2016-10-26T12:41:39Z

    Chinese carmaker Geely’s launch of the Lynk & Co brand this week is not just the launch of a fully connected digital vehicle, nor an attempt to penetrate western markets from China; it is also an attempt to change the way cars are bought, owned, serviced and used – and ...

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    DHL Supply Chain wins Toyota parts distribution contract in the UK

    2016-10-19T10:00:12Z

    DHL Supply Chain has been awarded a three-year contract to manage parts distribution and warehousing in the UK for Toyota. The contract will see DHL provide a range of aftermarket services, including distribution of approximately 200,000 lines each year to over 200 authorised repairers and retailers. Deliveries will take place ...

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    JLR part 2: The big cat is hunting for outbound efficiencies

    2016-09-30T15:54:06Z

    Jaguar Land Rover has taken a lead in using in-vehicle technology and connectivity to improve outbound visibility, part of a recent programme of change and investment across the carmaker’s logistics[sta_anchor id="1"] Jaguar and Land Rover cars and SUVs are, by mandate of their brands, powerful and highly engineered creatures. Today, ...

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    JLR part 1: Ensuring logistics is not a victim of success

    2016-09-30T15:53:00Z

    With so much expansion, change and inevitable risk still ahead of the carmaker, JLR’s director of global material planning and logistics, David Dyke, is pushing his department’s influence across the company and the supply chain to gain efficiency and further strength

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    BMW and Greer: A port far from any storms

    2016-09-30T10:55:55Z

    No ocean-going vessel ever docks there but an inland port at Greer, South Carolina, has proved a perfect solution for BMW’s import and export parts shipping needs In this story... Seeking new options A custom designed platform Expanding the scope of service Storing for success Perhaps ...

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    Michelin to build major tyre distribution centre in South Carolina

    2016-09-28T13:07:19Z

    French Tyremaker Michelin has confirmed plans to build a highly automated, $270m distribution centre close to Spartanburg, South Carolina to store and deliver tyres for passenger vehicles, heavy trucks and agricultural equipment in North America. The distribution centre will include five buildings representing a total of around 3.3m sq.ft (306,600 ...

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    Freight audit & pay systems: Making payment less painful

    2016-08-18T15:35:35Z

    Freight audit and pay systems can provide great control over auditing and paying for logistics-related services Got a proper handle on what's going on in your supply chain? FA&P systems could help... Freight audit and pay (FA&P) systems are often used by manufacturers and logistics integrators to process, audit, ...

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    2015 North American port survey: Ports get an extra lift from a rise in imports

    2016-07-29T12:47:56Z

    [sta_anchor id="1"]Our annual survey found most ports are seeing strong imports across North America, leading (in some cases) to parking constraints and vessel bunching. The future may look different, but operators and OEMs need to get smart about space Our survey of North American ports for 2015 confirmed partly what ...

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    Chinese exports rise in June but finish half-year lower

    2016-07-27T12:06:11Z

    China exported 68,000 vehicles in June – up more than 21% on the previous month. While the overall figure was no higher than in June 2015, exports of passenger cars for the month saw an increase of 13.4% year on year, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). ...

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    Volvo doubles exports through Gothenburg as sales surge

    2016-07-05T11:18:38Z

    Sweden’s port of Gothenburg has reported a doubling in the number of Volvo vehicles exported during the past year. Between June 2015 and May this year, around 170,000 cars were sent out via the port. Volvo’s global sales have reached record levels. The carmaker said 2015 was “a record-breaking year”, ...

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    Volvo Cars signs deal with APM Terminals for import storage at Chennai port

    2016-06-22T13:23:53Z

    Global terminal operator, APM Terminals, has said its Inland Services division in South Asia has signed an agreement with Volvo Cars to provide a finished vehicle storage warehouse at the port of Chennai in India for imports from Europe. The 9,500 sq.m facility will include bonded and non-bonded areas with ...

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    FVL North America conference: Beyond the year of the fat cow

    2016-06-15T17:37:12Z

    All seven annual Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conferences have taken place during periods of recovery and growth for the industry. At the latest event, many thought sales were at their peak, and warned that OEMs and providers would need to be efficient even as the market changes. Marcus Williams ...

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    FVL North America conference: Beyond the year of the fat cow

    2016-06-13T23:58:30Z

    All seven annual Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conferences have taken place during periods of recovery and growth for the industry. At the latest event, many thought sales were at their peak, and warned that OEMs and providers would need to be efficient even as the market changes. Marcus Williams ...

  • Lexus Plant in Georgetown, Kentucky, USA
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    Plant locations: Right place, right time

    2016-06-10T02:30:00Z

    Considerations such as market demand, time to market, regulations, supplier and infrastructure issues are essential in choosing new manufacturing locations.

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    FVL North America conference: Logistics benefits could counter the coming rise in Mexican wages

    2016-06-09T00:01:22Z

    Wages in Mexico are going to be forced upwards as a shortage of skilled workers is exacerbated by a 51% increase in vehicle production by 2022, delegates at this week's Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conferenc e in California were told. North America as a whole is set to enjoy ...

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    DHL signs MOU with Chengdu Gateway Logistics to develop logistics corridor

    2016-05-31T15:19:16Z

    DHL Global Forwarding, the freight services division of Deutsche Post, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Chengdu Gateway Logistics Office, to build a logistics corridor between China and Europe. Chengdu Gateway Logistics Office is the Chinese government agency responsible for developing Chengdu, the capital of the south-western Sichuan ...

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    Seating analysis: Not sitting pretty for long

    2016-05-31T14:43:37Z

    The modern vehicle seat is a sophisticated item and suppliers require very specific supply chain strategies of their own to stay competitive. Automotive Logistics provides an overview of this fast-changing sector OEMs often require seats to be delivered on a just-in-time and just-in-sequence basis The automotive seating and ...

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    Supply Chain Conference: Getting the parts there next day, or sooner

    2016-05-23T23:44:18Z

    The new Supply Chain Conference revealed the pressure on OEMs to deliver parts to dealers next day, as standard, and to consider options for even more frequency, write Marcus Williams and Christopher Ludwig For carmakers, aftermarket service parts are a lucrative part of the business, contributing significantly to OEM ...

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    China conference: preparing for the new and the old, for growth and decline

    2016-04-27T17:02:24Z

    The 11 th annual Automotive Logistics China conference was held for the first time in the south-western city of Chengdu, a symbol of the automotive industry’s westward development and the centre of the revival of the old ‘Silk Road’ trade routes emphasised by the government’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ ...