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  • 3PL services

    Intelligence » Gefco: Full of get up and go

    May 15th 2018 French transport and logistics provider Gefco started 2018 with an announcement in Paris that it was looking to cooperate more closely with its partners and customers. At the same time, the company said it was looking for international growth and new business as it continued to move beyond the traditional scope of its activities as […]
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  • People moves

    News » PSA Group reorganises supply chain roles

    April 11th 2018 Etienne Jacob (pictured) has moved to become senior vice-president of supply chain at Opel/Vauxhall, based in Rüsselsheim, Germany. He moves from his role as vice-president of supply chain transport and packaging at PSA Group, which now owns the Opel and Vauxhall divisions following last years’ buyout by General Motors. Jacob has worked at PSA Group […]
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  • Mergers and acquisitions

    News » PSA Group to sell remaining stake in Gefco

    March 28th 2018 French carmaker PSA Group, which owns Peugeot, Citroën and Opel/Vauxhall, has said it will sell its remaining 25% stake in Gefco, its former logistics subsidiary. The carmaker said in a statement that “Gefco’s operational performance and the diversification of its client portfolio no longer [make] it necessary for [PSA Group] to have a minority stake […]
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  • Manufacturing moves

    News » GM to close flagging Gunsan plant

    February 16th 2018 GM’s division in South Korea has said it will close its under-utilised Gunsan plant at the end of May, following three years in which it has been running at just 20% of its capacity. Gunsan has an installed annual production capacity of 260,000 vehicles but produced only around 34,000 last year, 23,380 of which were […]
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  • 20th anniversary features: Expert views

    Intelligence » Service parts part 4: Skills and service providers

    October 27th 2017 Have you changed your outsourcing strategy for service parts operations? As with other parts of the automotive supply chain, outsourcing strategies tend to vary by OEM, region and operation. Transport services, of course, remain outsourced, although some carmakers – such as Toyota on the west coast of the US or in Japan – do have […]
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  • 20th anniversary features: Expert views

    Intelligence » Service parts part 3: Aftermarket operations and network

    October 27th 2017 How have performance metrics, such as facing fill or network fill rates, developed over the past two decades? There is little question that service levels have increased significantly for OEM parts distribution. As such, carmakers set performance objectives that are today much higher than 20 years ago. For example, most carmakers in the US consider […]
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  • 20th anniversary features: Expert views

    Intelligence » Service parts part 2: Next-generation service

    October 27th 2017 Executives we spoke to… BMW Group Wolfgang Baumann, vice-president of parts logistics management, has been with the company since 1985 and spent most of his career in sales planning and commercial operations in Germany, before moving into his current role in service parts logistics in 2010. While he claims not to be a logistics guy, […]
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  • Logistics IT and automation

    Intelligence » Looking for the human-machine touch

    May 3rd 2017 The automotiveIT Forum Production and Logistics highlighted the importance of workers in automation – even if it means a slower pace of digitilisation
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  • Focus

    Interview » Groupe PSA special report: Refait à neuf

    March 31st 2017 A five-part feature assays the recent fortunes of Groupe PSA – and the effects on its logistics functions – under the leadership of Carlos Tavares and senior vice-president of supply chain, Francesca Gamboni Even before it confirmed that it would acquire Opel/Vauxhall from General Motors, Groupe PSA had surprised many industry observers with the speed […]
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  • Focus

    Intelligence » Groupe PSA report part 2: Chef d’orchestre prepares to begin a new movement

    March 31st 2017 PSA’s vice-president of supply chain, Francesca Gamboni, is bringing a new vision of supply chain management inspired by the kind of cross-departmental responsibility found in the FMCG sector. She reveals how this could improve PSA’s supply versus demand balance When Francesca Gamboni joined Groupe PSA last June, she was not new to the car sector, […]
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