Friday 15th Dec 2017 - Logistics & Supply Chain

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Brexit threat to key industries

The government has come under renewed pressure over the impact of Brexit on key industries including the motor industry, alcohol and tobacco.

BMW picks Geodis for Korean parts logistics

BMW Korea has opened a new regional parts distribution centre for BMW, MINI and motorcycle spare parts in Anseong, Gyeonggi Province, 70 kilometres south of Seoul.

Profits rise 32pc at Gefco

Gefco’s turnover rose 1.3 per cent to € 4.2 billion last year, while EBITDA was up 32.1 per cent to €172.8 million.

Ford reshuffles top management team

Ford has appointed Hau Thai-Tang executive vice president, product development and purchasing, as part of a reshuffle of its senior management following the appointment of Jim Hackett as president and chief executive.

Sogefi renews Ceva contract

Sogefi, the specialist automotive supplies business, has awarded Ceva a three-year contract renewal in Spain.

Groupe CAT acquires Sintax

Groupe CAT, the French specialist in vehicle logistics, has bought Sintax Logistica – a major player in vehicle logistics in Spain, France, Portugal and Morocco.

Ford chooses WMS for Europe

Ford is deploying Infor SCE, the cloud-based warehouse management system, in seven European countries to automate the process of transferring goods at its ten cross-docking centres.

DHL to expand automotive network

DHL Supply Chain is to launch ‘major’ expansion plans for its automotive logistics network. The plans include the development of a 142,000 sq ft facility in Fradley Park and a fleet of 71 Euro 6 vehicles.

MAN takes top Supply Chain Excellence Award

MAN Truck & Bus is the overall winner of the 2016 Supply Chain Excellence Awards with a major strategic initiative that delivered huge benefits in both customer service and inventory performance.

Pankl Racing picks Knapp shuttle technology

Pankl Racing Systems, the engine and drivetrain components specialist, has chosen shuttle technology from Knapp for its new drivetrain component factory in Austria.

Volkswagen opens group consolidation centre

Volkswagen has inaugurated a new group consolidation centre KCC at Malacky near Bratislava, which will provide a new trans-shipment point for full and empty containers within the group transport network.

57,500 sq m DC for motor parts group

Mobis Parts Europe, the official dealer for KIA and Hyundai parts, has opened a 57,500 sq m distribution centre at Beringen in eastern Belgium.

Time to test yourself against the best

It’s time to test yourself against the best supply chains in The  Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2016, organised by Logistics & Supply Chain.

CHEP appoints new director

CHEP Automotive and Industrial Solutions had appointed Richard Campbell as director of European key accounts and a member of the automotive executive team. He is now responsible for key customer accounts across Europe.

Aston Martin to build new car in South Wales

Aston Martin is to build its new crossover vehicle at St Athan, a former RAF base a few miles west of Cardiff, as part of its expansion plan. In August last year the company opened a 250,000 sq ft logistics centre at Wellesbourne to function as a centralised warehouse for supplier deliveries.

Nissan wants UK to remain in the European Union

Motor manufacturer Nissan has made it clear that it believes that the UK should stay with the European Union. The company employs 8,000 people directly, and a further 32,000 indirectly through dealerships and its supply chain.

BMW and Jaguar partner up to promote managerial skills

BMW and Jaguar Land Rover have partnered up to ‘drive up managerial skills in the UK’s automotive industry’ with the ‘ProLead training programme’. The programme adapts existing qualifications to improve automotive leader’s management and technical knowledge.

Honda renews Gefco contract

Honda Motor Europe Logistics has renewed its contract with Gefco UK which covers inbound parts supply, weekly groupage, LTL and FTL delivery services, and consolidated groupage deliveries at Gefco sites for single shipments into Honda’s plants, in Portugal, France, Spain, Belgium and the UK.

28,000 job boost for automotive supply chain

Up to 28,000 new jobs could be created in the UK automotive supply chain by 2020, The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has forecast in its report “The future of UK automotive manufacturing in 2025 and beyond”.

Gearing up for global expansion

The motor industry has always operated on a global scale, but increasingly manufacturers are developing integrated global infrastructures. Malory Davies examines some of the latest supply chain developments.

UK automotive supply chain boosts share by 14pc

The amount of value sourced by UK car manufacturers sourced from UK tier-1 suppliers has increased from 36 per cent in 2011, to 41 per cent in 2015 – growth of some 14 per cent, according to a report from the Automotive Council UK.

Is your supply chain ready for Industry 4.0?

Industry 4.0, or the fourth industrial revolution, started out four years ago as a German government project on advanced manufacturing involving the use of electronics and IT to automate production.

Stobart sells automotive business to BCA

Eddie Stobart Logistics has sold its UK Automotive Logistics business, which operates 450 vehicle transporters, to BCA Marketplace plc, the company chaired by Avril Palmer-Baunack.

Aston Martin opens logistics hub

Aston Martin has opened a logistics centre in Warwickshire, which at almost 250,000 sq ft is the largest in the firm’s 102-year history.

Norton gets £4m from government supply chain fund

Norton Motorcycles has been awarded £4 million from the government’s Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative, which is intended to secure the long term future of UK motorcycle manufacturing within Norton and its supply chain partners, re-shoring skills lost to UK manufacturing and helping them meet increasing global demand.

Motor industry launches research to support supply chain growth

The Automotive Industrial Partnership is conducting a survey aimed at vehicle manufacturers and the 2,000 UK based supply chain employers with the aim of ensuring that the industry is equipped with the right skills to support the industry’s growth.

JLR extends contract with Neovia

Jaguar Land Rover has renewed its contract with Neovia to provide logistics services for its aftermarket parts supply chain.

DHL warns on automotive talent shortage

The automotive supply chain is facing a massive talent shortage – and the situation is getting worse, according to research commissioned by DHL.

VW set to transform automotive supply chains

New technologies and shorter product cycles pose serious challenges for the motor industry globally. And, according to Garcia Sanz, procurement board member at Volkswagen: “In future, a key success factor will be a highly efficient global supplier network.”

Mercedes F1 picks DB Schenker for logistics

The Mercedes Formula One team has signed a four year logistics deal with DB Schenker covering logistics services for all the European Grand Prix as well as tests and promotional events.

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