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  • China conference: in-house competence propels Volvo and Continental’s logistics

    April 18, 2017

    The inbound supply chain in China continues to develop at a fast pace, and getting to grips with the complexity around supply locations, regulations and production shifts is a significant task. For some manufacturers, including Volvo Cars and tier one supplier Continental, increasing in-house management resources and tools have been essential to keeping up. Few …

  • Box of delights

    August 25, 2016

    A box is a box is a box, right? Well no, actually. Returnable container manufacturer Schoeller Allibert reveals that there is far more to returnable containers than four walls and a lid, if the sector is to keep up with its customers’ needs There isn’t an automotive company in the world that doesn’t need to …

  • Chep names new director for European accounts

    April 26, 2016

    Container pooling provider Chep Automotive and Industrial Solutions has named Richard Campbell (pictured) as director of European key accounts. Campbell, who is also a member of the Automotive Executive Team, replaces Stephen Smith, who left the company last year, and moves from his role as global sales manager at automotive tier one supplier, TRW Automotive. …

  • Unpacking conventional wisdom

    April 1, 2016

    Whether one-way or returnable, owned by OEMs and tier suppliers or rented from specialist providers, current packaging models are being re-evaluated in the search for efficiency and cost-savings.  Within the North American manufacturing operations of global automotive supplier Magna International, a fascinating pilot project is underway. After a year-long study of over 130 Magna plants, …

  • No one size fits all

    January 15, 2016

    Close analysis of damage rates, transport efficiency and handling procedures are necessary to meet the complex and diverse packaging needs of aftermarket distribution Packaging for spare parts requires a multitude of different materials and equipment depending not only on the type of part being moved, but where it is in the supply chain. Bulk shipments …