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    India passes long-awaited goods and services tax bill

    2016-08-09T16:38:21Z

    The lower house of the Indian parliament has approved the bill required to bring in India's Goods and Services Tax (GST), which has the potential to transform the country’s domestic logistics and make it easier for manufacturers to move freight across internal state borders. It is expected to be ratified ...

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    Grupo Antolin goes underground for OEMs in Kansas City

    2016-03-30T12:22:59Z

    Spanish tier one parts supplier Grupo Antolin has leased over 3,000 sq.m of underground storage in Kansas City to improve the inbound supply of parts in the region to customers including Ford and GM. The company supplies headliners for Ford’s F-150 model and Transit vans, made at the Claycomo plant ...

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    BMW tests autonomous vehicles in factories to move parts

    2016-03-23T16:50:19Z

    BMW Group is testing a number of autonomous vehicles on its factory floors as part of an automation drive that is expected to help cut costs by 5% per vehicle annually. The project began this month at BMW’s logistics centre in Wackersdorf, Germany, where the suitcase-sized trolleys are being used ...

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    Crane Worldwide expands 3PL services for Intertruck spare parts

    2016-03-09T12:23:50Z

    Freight management and contract logistics provider, Crane Worldwide Logistics, has signed spare parts forwarding deal for an undisclosed sum with Intertruck Group, the Netherlands-based supplier of commercial vehicles and equipment. Under the terms of the deal, which began in February and will be in place for three years, Crane Worldwide ...

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    Ceva expands operations in Western Australia

    2016-03-02T09:44:48Z

    Ceva Logistics has officially opened two new facilities in Western Australia, at Hazelmere and nearby High Wycombe, both of which are near the Perth Airport freight hub. At Hazelmere, Ceva has built a 60,000 sq.m multi-user complex that has 4,600 racking locations, continuous loading docks and advanced materials handling equipment. ...

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    Opel makes record investment in German spare parts facility

    2016-02-17T14:24:22Z

    GM’s Opel division is building a €60m ($66m) European spare parts distribution centre in Bochum, Germany, which it said would be ready for operation by 2017. It is the biggest single investment in spare parts logistics across Opel’s global business. The 95,000sq.m facility will stock more than 100,000 different part ...

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    Volkswagen Depot Kassel part 3 : Saving space to grow

    2015-12-17T12:45:37Z

    Big Data and broader technological advances will play an important role in future parts procurement and logistics at Depot KasselDr Claus Wriebe tells Christopher Ludwig about inventory reduction strategies that will keep Kassel at the centre of Volkswagen’s parts supply chain for years to comeFor years, Volkswagen’s OTC in ...

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    Volkswagen Depot Kassel part 2: Mitten in Europa

    2015-12-17T12:16:52Z

    Pictured are the 420,000 sq.m set of OTC buildings in Baunatal, with part of the Kassel plant in the foregroundAs reflected in its main location, Depot Kassel plays a central role in the Volkswagen Group’s global service parts strategy, requiring flexibility as well as a high level of automation.Kassel/Baunatal ...

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    Volkswagen Depot Kassel part 1 : The beating heart of service parts

    2015-12-17T12:15:04Z

    Dr Claus Wriebe has been working in Volkswagen's spare parts logistics for more than 14 years, and took over as head of Depot Kassel in early 2014In a three-part report Automotive Logistics explores the scale and importance of the Volkswagen Group's colossal parts operations, centred around Kassel, GermanyManaging service ...

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    AV Dawson managing quality steel supply to Nissan Sunderland

    2015-08-19T13:53:35Z

    The flow of steel coil into Nissan’s UK plant in Sunderland (NMUK) is under tighter quality and service level control than ever, thanks to a new automotive steel warehouse opened this year by multimodal logistics contractor AV Dawson of Middlesbrough.AV Dawson is a third-generation family-owned company with logistics assets ranging ...