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    Divide and conquer


    A process built around lead times The challenge of ‘singles’ Alternative options Beyond Mack business Barry Cross investigates how Mack Trucks distributes its vehicles and what advantages Volvo Logistics can offer over more asset-rich operations in North America. In August 2008, the distribution of Mack Trucks underwent a radical revamp ...

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    Geely reaches out for help in a global future


    Revising expectations Background and career Exporting cars and kits Building better relationships at sea Shipping contracts Streamlining management Geely’s global exports and presence had been small outside China before the Volvo purchase, but it has plans to grow significantly in emerging markets around the world. Namrita Chow caught up with ...

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    China’s growth hinges on its ports


    Shanghai Port German craftsmanship is in demand High and heavy calls the shots Sea routes linking north and south China The future? China imports more cars from Europe and the US than it exports and the trend looks set to continue. Namrita Chow reveals that in spite of being restricted ...

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    Executives on the move


    Ford Motor Company completed its sale of Volvo Cars this week to China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group , which owns China’s largest private carmaker, for $1.8 billion. Geely named Stefan Jacoby to be the new President and CEO of Volvo Cars. Jacoby had previously been the CEO ...

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    Vehicles in the box come out of the closet


    Container growth for smaller volume destinationsA more frequent service Ro-ro vs container: the cost equationMoving vehicles in containers door to doorMoving vehicles by containers is becoming more common for shipping vehicles in lower volumes and higher frequencies, particularly to and from developing markets. But the potential benefit might be farther ...

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    A Chinese Volvo opens doors for providers


    Until the ink dries on Geely’s $1.8 billion takeover of Volvo Cars from Ford, announced last weekend, the supply chain and logistics implications remain uncertain. However, early speculation suggests that the Sino-Swedish partnership should open wider the door into China for Volvo and its supply base, while at the same ...