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  • China conference: Fast lane to the future

    April 18, 2017

    China is predicted to hit sales of 40m vehicles by 2025 with a greater product and technology mix, more advanced manufacturing and as a global export centre. To get there, it will need even more efficient and diverse logistics services and modes. Christopher Ludwig and Marcus Williams report on signs of progress and challenges from …

  • In these uncertain days, supply chain reaction times are critical

    April 5, 2017

    Given current political and economic uncertainties, there may be many twists and turns in the track ahead… making it all the more important that supply chains can plan and react with real efficiency Strip the global outlook to pure numbers, and the story for the automotive industry is quite positive. China sales have been accelerating. The US and Europe, …

  • VW dealing with Passat glovebox problem following Czech fire

    February 28, 2017

    Following a recent fire that shut down one of the Czech Republic plants owned by interior materials supplier Recticel, Volkswagen has been forced to store Passat cars made at its Emden plant until enough replacement glove compartment covers can be delivered. However, while the cost to Recticel’s business currently stands at around €4m ($4.2m), including …

  • E-commerce automation: Ocado bags a revolution

    February 23, 2017

    Many in automotive logistics like to think they’re at the cutting edge of automation and information technology. But as grocery e-retailer Ocado demonstrates, those in the car sector could learn a lot from the way other products are being handled and distributed In this story… Hatfield sets the standard Busy bees in a smart hive Grocery supplier …

  • Ritchie Kim takes over as CEO of Glovis Europe

    February 15, 2017

    Glovis Europe, the logistics division of Hyundai Glovis established in 2006, has appointed Soo Chul Kim (Ritchie) as its new CEO. He replaces Suk Yong Kim (Sean), who steps down from the role after seven years and is retiring from the company. Ritchie Kim (pictured) moves from his role as CEO of Glovis Turkey. He …

  • Bronczek takes over at FedEx; Cunningham to lead FedEx Express

    January 31, 2017

    David Bronczek (pictured) is to take over as president and chief operating officer (COO) of FedEx tomorrow (February 1st). He moves from his role as president and CEO of the FedEx Express division, a position he has held for 17 years, and will now be responsible for all of FedEx’s operating companies. Frederick Smith, chairman …

  • Advanced analytics: Boiling down the benefits of big data

    January 13, 2017

    In a data-rich world, could advanced analytical techniques be the key to higher performance in the automotive supply chain? In this story… Automatic recommendations A multiple approach to data Making analytics work Place an order with a major online retailer and you will probably be offered a range of recommended purchases. “Customers who bought this …

  • Bill Villalon takes up role as president of APL Logistics

    January 4, 2017

    Following the news that Bill Villalon (pictured) had taken on the role of acting president at global cargo transport and logistics provider, APL Logistics, the company confirmed this week that he will now permanently take up the role of president. The move follows the departure of Beat Simon, who left the company at the end of …

  • VW Group Logistics moves over 5m vehicles; record exports from India

    January 4, 2017

    Volkswagen’s group logistics operation moved more than 5m vehicles and around 75m cu.m of parts around the globe during 2016, the German OEM has revealed. In a statement, VW said that Volkswagen Group Logistics, which is responsible for cross-brand planning and management of material and vehicle logistics, had played a key role in achieving good …

  • 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. …