Wednesday 14th Nov 2018 - Logistics & Supply Chain

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Automotive sector needs to gear up for growth

Demand has been accelerating in the motor industry and companies need to balance growth, visibility, profitability, cycle times, demand and complexity in the supply chain.

Special trains to move parts around new Jaguar engine plant

Jaguar Land Rover has chosen specially adapted cargo trains to move parts around its new £500m Engine Manufacturing Centre, in Wolverhampton which has been officially opened by the Queen. The facility will be home to the ‘Ingenium’ engine family, which will power a new generation of Jaguar Land Rover products designed, engineered and manufactured in […]

£5.4m boost for UK’s automotive supply chain

Six motor industry supplier have received a total of £5.4 million government funding as part of efforts to strengthen the UK’s automotive supply chain. And business secretary Vince Cable told a CBI event yesterday, that another £10m would be made available in another round of funding. Cable said the money would help to lock in […]

Ferrari looks to S&OP for 40pc boost in supply chain performance

Ferrari is looking for a 40 per cent improvement in supply chain performance from introduction of a new sales and operations planning system to automate workflows. The Infor S&OP system will replace legacy systems and a spreadsheet-based set of processes. It will provide automated workflows to help Ferrari guarantee the flow of information across demand, […]

New supply chain chief for Opel

The Opel Group has appointed Katherine Worthen as its new managing director of purchasing and supply chain. Worthen’s appointment follows the promotion of Susanna Webber, who leaves the post to take the reins as new president and managing director of GM Russia. In addition the firm has reduced production volumes at its St Petersburg (Russia) […]

Rolls Royce to build 323,000 sq ft logistics centre at Bognor Regis

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is to build a 323,000 sq ft logistics and technology centres at Bognor Regis to consolidate a number of current logistics functions and allow for future expansion. The centre, on the Oldlands Farm Business Park, will be eight miles from the Rolls-Royce factory at Goodwood. It will be managed on behalf of […]

Scania picks DHL for parts distribution

Scania has awarded DHL Supply Chain a three year contract to manage its aftermarket parts distribution using DHL’s Auto Alliance collaborative platform

UK automotive industry given £45.5m boost

The government-backed Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI) is awarding £45.5 million of funding to UK-based suppliers, in a bid to boost the UK automotive sector

UK helicopter win for Norbert

Anglo-Italian helicopter company AgustaWestland has renewed its logistics contract with Norbert Dentressangle for a further three years, for the delivery of helicopter parts around the UK

Awards 2013: Automotive, Aerospace & Defence

In previous years German companies have tended to predominate in this category. This year was different. The two front running entries were Kwik Fit with CEVA Logistics and Jaguar Land Rover with Unipart Logistics

Supply Chain Award winners revealed

The winners of the 2013 European Supply Chain Excellence Awards have been revealed at a glittering gala dinner at the Park Lane Hilton in London...

Nissan renews Yusen deal

Nissan Motor Manufacturing has awarded Yusen Logistics a contract renewal for the provision of inbound logistics services to Nissan’s manufacturing facility in Sunderland

Toyota win for K+N in Ukraine

Toyota Ukraine has awarded Kuehne + Nagel a three-year contract for warehousing services, to support the supply of spare parts and accessories to its customers there

E-commerce changing motor industry expectations

Automotive organisations are having to adapt to changing customer expectations due to the increase in trends such as smartphone apps, social media, and the consumerisation of IT, according to Intershop’s 2013 E-commerce Report

Awards finalists revealed

The shortlist for the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards has been unveiled following an intense process assessing entries from more than 160 organisations - a record for the Awards

Concentration is not always a good thing

There is so much talk about supply chain risk these days that you would expect major corporations to have well worked out road maps to avoid the obvious pitfalls

£1bn to double UK automotive supply chain jobs

The government and automotive industry are investing £500 million each to double the number of jobs created or secured in the automotive supply chain by creating an Advanced Propulsion Centre.

Motor manufacturers need ultra-responsive logistics

Ultra-responsive logistics will play a key role in helping vehicle manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers adapt to tougher economic conditions, a survey of delegates at an automotive industry conference has revealed

How to spot a fake

Any discussion of supply chain risk tends to focus on such things as natural disasters and supplier failures

Yusen wins SMR Automotive contract

Yusen Logistics has won a contract with Portchester-based SMR Automotive Mirrors UK, the supplier of door mirrors for the Jaguar XK and new F-Type

Car makers form community to manage risk

Aston Martin, Jaguar Land Rover and Toyota Motor Europe have formed an automotive community, aimed at creating “collective protection” from supply chain risks

Chevrolet takes the train

GCS/Ruscon has launched a block train service from the Ust-Luga Container Terminal to Nizhniy Novgorod to serve the needs of General Motors Korea, which signed a contract in February 2011 with the Russian motor manufacturer GAZ to assemble its Chevrolet A

Chain of change for motor industry

Let’s, for one moment, leave aside the row over the £80m EU loan to Ford to boost Transit production in non-EU Turkey - while it closes its Southampton plant. It’s an embarrassment for chancellor George Osborne, but

GM looks for supply chain savings in Europe

General Motors Europe expects to see supply chain savings from its alliance with PSA next year, the group said, as it revealed that it expects to lose between $1.5bn and $1.8bn in 2012

Ford moves to cut inventory

Ford is making a strategic shift to reduce vehicle inventory at its European dealerships, following the massive restructuring announced earlier this week that involves the closure of the Transit plant in Southampton and the assembly plant at Genk in Belgi

Opportunities increase in automotive supply chain

The UK has become a destination of choice for global vehicle manufacturers - creating major supply chain opportunities, according to a report compiled by KPMG for the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders

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