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  • General Motors: The new law of supply & demand

    December 29, 2016

    GM has restructured its order fulfilment, supply chain and logistics to share more common objectives, grouping them together in a department reporting to James Bovenzi The size and complexity of General Motors’ supply chain mean that designing and sourcing the most effective logistics and distribution network for the carmaker is a continuous and ever-changing process. …

  • BMW’s ‘connected’ logistics: Shaping a self-steering supply chain

    December 22, 2016

    BMW’s senior vice-president of logistics, Jürgen Maidl, and other executives talk to Automotive Logistics about the carmaker’s drive towards a decentralised and fully connected logistics flow Carmakers do not typically issue strategy statements about logistics. Their board members are usually more preoccupied with vehicle sales, product development, manufacturing stability and profits. Sure, logistics plays important …

  • American Honda: Looking for smart, sustainable solutions

    December 19, 2016

    American Honda’s head of sales planning and logistics, Chuck Kendig, reveals the philosophy behind his approach to managing the carmaker’s outbound flows and describes how the department operates to cope with changing model demand  Since April 2015, when Chuck Kendig inherited vehicle distribution for American Honda – a multi-faceted role across production, sales and logistics …

  • Video interview with Sarah Amico, executive chairman, Jack Cooper Holdings

    July 11, 2016

    At this year’s Finished Vehicle Logistics conference in Newport Beach, California, Sarah Amico, executive chairman at Jack Cooper Holdings, talks to Rachael Hogg, assistant editor at Automotive Logistics, about investment, technology, and good times for growth.   To receive weekly updates of global automotive logistics, please subscribe to our free newsletter. Available in English, Chinese, …

  • Video interview with Achim Glass, head, global automotive vertical, Kuehne + Nagel

    July 11, 2016

    At this year’s Automotive Logistics China conference, Achim Glass, head of the global automotive vertical at Kuehne + Nagel, talks to Rachael Hogg, assistant editor, Automotive Logistics, about the company’s plans for expansion, and whether or not the slowdown in China’s economy has affected business.   To receive weekly updates of global automotive logistics, please subscribe …

  • Mercedes-Benz USA: ‘One way or another, we always get the job done’

    June 27, 2016

    Rory Hepner, general manager of vehicle logistics and distribution at Mercedes-Benz USA, reveals the premium carmaker’s measures to cope with growing volumes through plant yards, ports and across the transport network, despite limited physical expansion – whether by ‘valet’ services for truckers or working more carefully with plants and logistics providers to share advanced plans. …

  • FCA: Making hay while the sun shines

    March 29, 2016

    After six years basking in the glow of rising US sales, and now enjoying low fuel prices, Fiat Chrysler needs to improve productivity today before things change again, says Marc Brazeau, head of outbound and Mexico logistics in North America A team on a long winning streak can build momentum that lasts deep into a season. …

  • Video interview: Volker Vossler, vice-president, operations, Mexico, Seglo Logistics

    February 15, 2016

    At the 2016 Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, Volker Vossler, vice-president of operations, Mexico, Seglo Logistics, talks to Christopher Ludwig, editor, Automotive Logistics Group, about how business is developing for Seglo in Mexico. To receive weekly updates of global automotive logistics, please subscribe to our free newsletter. Available in English, Chinese, Portuguese and Russian.

  • Video interview: Steve Tripp, vice-president, global strategy and execution, ICL Systems

    February 14, 2016

    At the 2016 Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, Steve Tripp, vice-president of global strategy and execution, ICL Systems, talks to Christopher Ludwig, editor, Automotive Logistics Group, about the possibility of developing short sea from Mexico, and any potential barriers or challenges. To receive weekly updates of global automotive logistics, please subscribe to our free newsletter. Available …

  • Video interview: Peter Koltai, director of production control and logistics, Audi Mexico

    February 13, 2016

    At the 2016 Automotive Logistics Mexico conference in Mexico City, Peter Koltai, director of production control and logistics for Audi Mexico, talks to Christopher Ludwig, editor of the Automotive Logistics Group, about Audi’s upcoming plant in San José Chiapa, which will begin production this year. To receive weekly updates of global automotive logistics, please subscribe …