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  • Supply chain digitalisation

    Intelligence » Delivering a smarter factory

    February 7th 2019 Magna Steyr’s vehicle assembly plant in the Austrian city of Graz is not a typical automotive factory; the site, which in 2018 brought its cumulative total production tally to 3.5m vehicles, produces vehicles under contract for OEMs such as Daimler, BMW and Jaguar Land Rover. Efficiency is important in any automotive operation – but for […]
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  • People moves

    News » FCA combines purchasing and supply chain in new roles

    January 9th 2019 Carl Smiley (pictured) has moved from electronics supplier TE Connectivity to take the newly created role of chief purchasing and supply chain officer at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). At the same time, Scott Thiele adds head of supply chain in North America to his responsibilities as head of purchasing for the region. Wendi Gentry-Stuenkel, who […]
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  • Sales and production

    News » JLR commits to UK supplier base for Evoque

    November 28th 2018 Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has used the launch of its new Range Rover Evoque SUV to confirm its commitment to the supplier base in the UK by awarding more than £4 billion ($5.1 billion) in contracts to support production of the model. The carmaker did not say whether any of the contracts increased UK domestic […]
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  • People moves

    News » Michael Druml takes on purchasing role at Magna

    September 4th 2018 Michael Druml (pictured) has taken over as vice-president of purchasing for Magna International Europe replacing Klaus Iffland, who has retired from the company. Druml will continue to work as director of purchasing and logistics at Magna Steyr, the company division which provides contract manufacturing and engineering services. Here he oversees purchasing, along with managing supplier […]
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  • Logistics excellence

    News » Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe winners announced

    June 12th 2018 The winners of the first ever Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe were revealed in Bonn, Germany, this week. During the event on June 12 – held on the eve of this year’s Automotive Logistics Europe conference – former Opel, Fiat and BMW vehicle designer Chris Bangle handed out a total of 14 awards covering every aspect of inbound, outbound and […]
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  • Port handling

    News » BMW extends contract at Cuxport

    February 14th 2018 BMW has extended its contract with Rhenus Worldwide at the northern German port of Cuxport for the processing of finished vehicles destined for export to the UK and Scandinavia. The vehicles are made at the premium carmaker’s plants in eastern and southern Germany, as well as in Austria under contract with Magna Steyr, and are moved […]
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  • 20th anniversary features: Expert views

    Intelligence » Production & logistics part 4: Logistics organisations and skills

    October 25th 2017 How has your company’s supply chain and logistics management organisation changed over the past 20 years? Carmakers often tinker with their logistics division, sometimes moving it from one department to another, adding or subtracting functions. Over the past decade, for example, BMW moved its logistics from purchasing to be part of manufacturing. Chrysler, which prior to […]
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  • 20th anniversary features: Expert views

    Intelligence » Production & logistics part 3: Operations, packaging and IT

    October 25th 2017 How have supply chain operations for logistics changed over the past 20 years? Twenty years ago, just-in-time and just-in-sequence manufacturing and logistics processes were already common practice in car factories. Those principles haven’t changed; however, executives agree that maintaining lean operations is made more difficult by higher part numbers, long-distance supply chains and the pressure […]
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  • 20th anniversary features: Expert views

    Intelligence » Production & logistics part 2: Questioning the future

    October 25th 2017 Executives we spoke to… Audi Dr Michael Hauf, head of brand logistics, leads the carmaker’s cross-plant logistics across inbound, outbound, programme planning, pre-series and international logistics. He joined Audi in 1984 in logistics planning, later leading central logistics planning from Ingolstadt. Twenty years ago, he took over factory planning for Audi ahead of a period of international […]
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  • News » Magna to make BMW 5 Series under contract in Graz

    September 16th 2016 BMW has engaged Magna Steyr to make its new 5 Series sedan at the Austrian automotive supplier’s contract vehicle assembly plant in Graz (pictured). Production will begin in 2017 ready for the car’s market launch in the middle of next year and the contract will run for its full lifecycle. BMW also makes the 5 […]
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