Automotive Purchasing and Supply Chain

July 2018

Mazda - bringing Japanese auto culture to Europe 

Over the last 20 years Mazda has ramped up its product range and supply chain in Europe to become a significant player as Jeff Guyton, President and CEO, Mazda Europe and Senior Managing Executive Office, Mazda Corporation (Global) explains. 

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Ford’s finished vehicle finesse

Ford has made a remarkable recovery over the last five years; rationalising its product range in Europe and beyond, redesigning its production location strategy and finished vehicle distribution network.

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Agility in Alabama - Hyundai shifts production in the US

The Korean carmaker has shown great flexibility in using its resources in the US to better use its assets and tailor its output to match a growing market for its SUV as Chris Susock, head of Hyundai US manufacturing explains. 

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The impact of new technology on vehicle logistics

Hervé Moulin of the Renault Nissan Alliance discusses the impact of new technology on automotive logistics and supply chain.

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Clean and efficient power for the people

Dirk Borrmann, Segment Chief, European B Car, Ford of Europe has a tremendous challenge: to ‘democratise’ advanced technology for Ford customers in a very competitive market segment and harness supplier innovation.

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Terry Virts

Linking the present and the future at the Automotive Leaders Summit

The recent Automotive Leaders Summit saw exciting plant tours to Jaguar Land Rover and BAC Mono’s plants in the region, followed by senior level industry presentations and lively debates, as part of the International Business Festival in Liverpool.

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Terry Virts

Battery in focus:
logistics for tomorrow’s vehicle powertrains 

As a part of the recent Automotive Leaders Summit at Liverpool’s International Business Festival, a special Battery in Focus forum was hosted by logistics expert CHEP

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Ford of Europe - going from strength to strength

Ford remains the best-selling brand in cars and trucks in the region and manages complex and lean inbound and finished vehicle supply chains as Andy Barratt, Chairman and Managing Director of Ford of Britain tells Simon Duval Smith.

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Mexico - the best is yet to come

Low production costs and improving logistics links make Mexico an attractive automotive production location in spite of the prospect of a US-Mexico border wall and protectionist policies

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Automotive Purchasing and Supply Chain has been given an exclusive view of an exciting development in tracking and tracing for time critical shipments. 

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Grainger and Worrall - a great British company that is casting its net wider

We report on an expert engineering company that helps develop the roll-out of new technologies and projects for its global OEM and tier supplier clients.

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Is Trump leading us into a slump?

A quick word from Editor Simon Duval Smith.

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