Managing Automotive Supply Chains in a Global Economy


For instance, many cars produced by American manufacturers contain components that were made all over North America. So do many cars produced by Japanese manufacturers and sold in the North American market. Automotive

On the road! 4 September supply chain conferences we love


As part of the panel, four ex-AMR analysts –Roddy Martin, Mickey North Rizza, Lora Cecere and CJ Wehlage– will share insights on the results and the trends. Automotive Logistics Global Conference.

US new car sales peak tests automotive supply chain resilience

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The need for US residents to replace vehicles lost during recent hurricanes has helped boost September car sales in North America to an unexpected high

The Smart Factory, Industrie 4.0, and Supply Chain Optimization

Logistics Viewpoints

In North America, the Internet of Things (IoT) is getting a great deal of attention. Automotive Industry Food & Beverage Industry Supply Chain Optimization Arla Foods Industrie 4.0

President Trump Is Angry About How China Treats American Automakers. But the U.S. Is Actually Winning

Supply Chain Brain

It’s the second time the idea of Chinese car imports have crossed the president’s Twitter feed during his ongoing trade dispute with China — America’s largest trading partner. Global Supply Chain Management Global Trade & Economics Automotive China North America Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider NewsShortly afterwards, Chinese President Xi Jinping responded by saying his country would lower import tariffs on vehicles.

Overcoming Automotive Logistics Challenges – Part II

Supply Chain Nation

Supply Chain Nation recently sat down with Automotive Logistics Group Publisher, Louis Yiakoumi, about the hot topics in this industry. In Part II he will cover what automotive companies are doing to overcome those challenges. SCN: What are companies doing to overcome the key challenges facing the automotive industry? And the good thing for us is they see automotive logistics as a test case. I think that we need to raise the level of importance of automotive logistics.

Forecasting Peak Automotive Production


This is taking place more as young people in urban communities are driving less, accelerating the shift toward what’s being dubbed “peak automotive production” — a time in the not-too-distant future when sales of private vehicles across the western world may plateau before making a swift descent.

Rapid Change is Driving the Automotive Industry – Part I

Supply Chain Nation

There is no question that the automotive industry has seen rapid change and improvement over the past three years. To learn more about what is impacting the industry today, Supply Chain Nation spoke with Louis Yiakoumi, Group Publisher for Automotive Logistics magazine to get his insights for our Expert Insights series. SCN: What are the biggest logistics challenges automotive OEMs and suppliers are facing today? Those will have a big impact on the automotive industry.

Auto Manufacturers Struggle with Mexican Supply Chains


Mexico plays an important role in the North American auto industry. In fact, one in five vehicles produced in North America is made in Mexico , according to the Detroit Free Press - double the rate recorded in 2004. Automotive

What’s New with MMOG/LE Version 5?


The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and Odette International are releasing the fifth version of the Materials Management Operations Guideline/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE) assessment this summer. Mitigate risk throughout the tiers of automotive suppliers. What is MMOG/LE?

Innovating Spare Parts Logistics

Logistics Trends and Insights

In terms of industry value, a 2014 Deloitte study highlighted two major areas of influence for 3D printing in automotive applications: as a source of product innovation and as a driver of supply chain transformation. 3D Printing Automotive

Plant-location decisions and potential supply chain risk


The outcome is expected to either significantly impact an existing automotive supplier network or prompt manufacturers and suppliers to move or begin operations. Toyota will be better positioned to respond to the growing North American market.

At Tesla’s Factory, Building the Car of the Future Has Painful and Permanent Consequences for Workers

Supply Chain Brain

owned automotive plant in the country, the people who labored to build the future of transportation have done so by working long hours with lower-than-industry-average pay, according to workers, and higher-than-industry average risk of injury according to a prolabor nonprofit. HR & Labor Management Automotive Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider News Industrial Manufacturing North America

Supply Chain Management:Importance of Proactive Master Data.

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Automotive. In my current project about a year ago, North America region Supply Chain Planners were having major concerns related with flawed planning resulting from incorrect or no Source of Supply (SoS) for receipt elements such as Purchase requisitions &/or Planned orders. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Communication Services. Consumer Packaged Goods. Education. Energy.

Seizing Real Results in Latin America

Supply Chain Nation

If this is true from a supply chain perspective then Latin America can make a good case for future proximity prosperity. Of course the good news is that Latin America has much more going for it than its location relative to North America.

Dissecting the Headwinds and Tailwinds of Digital Transformation

Supply Chain Shaman

For example, Google/Tesla are redefining automotive. for the more advanced economies in Europe and the North America. Headwinds: A force of resistance. Tailwinds: A favorable force blowing in the same direction.

Demand-Driven Transformation at Shell

Supply Chain Shaman

The Company also has franchised aftermarket services in automotive repair shops, retail outlets, and everything in between. Shell’s current shift to the global supply chain is impacting North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Russia, and China.

A Canadian Perspective on Negotiating Nafta 2.0

Supply Chain Brain

and Canada: rules on government procurement , protection for the Canadian dairy industry , automotive content , investor-state dispute settlement , and a U.S. percent to 85 percent the minimum North American content needed to qualify for tariff-free treatment would establish “the highest [bar] in the world. Global Trade & Economics Regulation and Compliance All Technology Global Trade Management Canada North America Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider Editors' Blog

Takata Recall Forces Auto Supply Chains To Shift Gears


history," affecting about one in seven vehicles on the road in America today. The automotive supply chain has been in turmoil— in 2014 the industry shattered the record for number of vehicles recalled in a single year, with 64 million cars sent back to the shop. Automotive

Marion Kohlmeier: ‘Expansion in our global footprint has been a big step’

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These are mostly for the automotive industry so project lead-time, between nomination and the start of series production is usually about two years. In automotive, these are well-known Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs): Daimler, BMW, Audi, GM and PSA.

Selecting a 3PL – 8 Things the Great 3PLs Do

The Logistics of Logistics

Joe Lynch is the General Manager of Rock Solid Business Solutions, which specializes in over the road transportation in North America. Prior to joining Rock Solid, Joe led a supply chain consultancy, which focused on the automotive sector. During his 25 years in the automotive industry, Joe led a variety of consulting engagements including: value stream mapping, lean product development, supplier development, module strategy, and quality improvement.

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Robots in Logistics: What Will Humans Do?

Talking Logistics

According to the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), a record number of robots were shipped to companies last year , with more non-automotive companies installing robots than ever before. selects Kansas City for 517,000 sq ft distribution centre


Tim Cowden, president and CEO, Kansas City Area Development Council, said, " joins a growing community of eCommerce retailers finding significant benefits to a KC location, including CVS, Amazon, and a number of automotive businesses.". Online home goods and furniture retailer, Inc. will open a distribution centre in Kansas City, Kansas.

Better Relationships for Your Bottom Line


This week, The Detroit News highlighted the results of the 2016 North America Automotive OEM Buyer-Supplier Study, conducted by Planning Perspectives Trust and positive relationships with suppliers lead to more than general goodwill for automakers.

Innovating spare parts logistics with 3D printing


In terms of industry value, a 2014 Deloitte study highlighted two major areas of influence for 3D printing in automotive applications: as a source of product innovation and as a driver of supply chain transformation. 3D printing is revolutionising the way spare parts is managed.

What's in Store for the Battery Supply Chain?


Smart solutions in consumer electronics and automotive prompted a whole new need for portable energy storage solutions, promising billions in return. The collaboration of the two companies in North America is expected to significantly boost battery production.

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This Week in Logistics News (March 23-27, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Penske Logistics Reaches Agreement to Acquire Transfreight North America. This week it was Penske Logistics announcing that it is acquiring Transfreight North America from Mitsui & Co.,

Supply Chains Disruptions at Highest Rate in 3 Years

Material Handling & Logistics

North America continued as the leading impacted geography, receiving a total of 457 events with 301 being potentially impactful. The automotive industry was particularly susceptible to factory fires, with more than 134 reports of factory fires across suppliers in this industry.

Is Mexico the World's Next Manufacturing Hub?


A sync between verticals such as automotive, computer hardware, and transportation equipment provides opportunities to integrate the supply chain , which in turn can position the nation for further growth.

This Week in Logistics News (November 26-30, 2018)

Talking Logistics

under Nafta—be made in North America to qualify for tariff-free trade. The new deal also requires that 40% to 45% of automotive content be made by workers earning at least $16 per hour, a new provision aimed at shifting production from Mexico back to the U.S.

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Gaining Clarity on Inventory Effectiveness

Supply Chain Shaman

As shown in Table 1, companies that rate themselves as more effective meeting their inventory goals are more likely to be located in North America than Europe. I remember the plane ride well. My career was in transition.

Real-Time Monitoring Fuels IoT Growth In Manufacturing


This month IQMS interviewed 151 manufacturers in North America to understand the current and plans for analytics and manufacturing intelligence, mobility, quality and real-time monitoring.

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

CEVA Logistics (The Americas). CEVA Logistics (The Americas). DB Schenker (The Americas). DB Schenker (The Americas). Service coverage encompasses North America, Latin America, the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

ToolsGroup to Showcase Service-Driven Supply Chain Planning at Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2019


ATD is one of the largest tire distributors in the world with more than 140 distribution centers and 80,000 customers across North America. American Tire Distributors (ATD) to Highlight How It Worked with ToolsGroup to Tackle Forecasting and Inventory Challenges with S&OP.

What Your Global Forwarder Must Know about Importing to China

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China is also the second largest importer of goods globally, largely due to the fast-growing consumer and automotive market. Managing expectations from North America to China.

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