Automotive Purchasing and Supply Chain

Issue 31

Volkswagen Group logistics - 
The people’s car moved by people who care

Anu Goel, Executive Vice-President of Group After Sales and Services, VW Group of America, is responsible for many of elements of the VW Group products’ first interaction with their customers and he never forgets about the people behind the orders

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Port of Long Beach - partnering with Toyota for a green and efficient future

As the most efficient and green port in the US, other facilities and operators could learn a lot from the Port of Long Beach and its work with the Japanese carmaker as Paul Singh discovers

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Volvo Group - a new open-minded approach to supplier partnerships

With the demands of sourcing and transporting high mass and high value components for the time-critical industrial sector combined with the challenges of integrating many new technologies, Andrea Fuder, Executive Vice President Volvo Group and Chief Purchasing Officer in the Volvo Group has some considerable tasks ahead

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Rail networks pick up speed but challenges abound

By its very nature, the development of new and existing rail routes in the US is destined to be gradual and is at the mercy of the transport requirements of many other goods, most of them in much greater quantities than finished vehicle movements

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Powering Volkswagen through improving port operations

Michael D'Angelo, Manager of Port Operations, Vehicle Logistics at Volkswagen Group of America tells Simon Duval Smith about the challenges of the finished vehicle supply chain coming through ports in the region and how improvements in infrastructure and advanced IT could help to speed the process

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A sustainable future for Mercedes-Benz suppliers

As the materials requirement for EVs and hybrids causes extraordinary changes in the global commodity landscape,  Sabine Angermann, Head of Purchasing and Supplier Quality for Raw Materials and Strategy at Mercedes-Benz Cars and Renata Jungo Brüngger, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler talk about responsible sourcing and promoting sustainability in the supply chain

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Ford’s US finished vehicle challenges

To get a view on some of the vehicle distribution challenges facing Ford around the world and specifically in North America, we caught up with Gerald “Jerry” Schoenle, Director, Global Trade Services

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Award-winning vehicle processors and their challenges in North America

As part of our focus on automotive outbound logistics in North America we look at the role of vehicle processors and their relationships with OEMs, ports and road and rail services

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Size and speed powers the Port of Baltimore to success

Larry Johnson, Sales Manager of Trade Development, Automotive at the Port of Baltimore tells Paul Singh about the infrastructure, partnerships and challenges at North America’s greatest automotive port

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Finished vehicle movements in Belgium - expansion and innovation

2018 has seen many shifting trade flows, political upheavals and exchange-rate fluctuations in Europe, which have all had a considerable impact on ports handling finished vehicles in the region. Simon Duval Smith looks at two ports in Belgium: Antwerp and Zeebrugge

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BCA’s people-powered leader embraces the digital age

After receiving the Outstanding Achievement award at the Automotive Global Awards, BCA’s Executive Chairman Avril Palmer-Baunack sits down to discuss her spectacular and fulfilling career in the automotive supply chain

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Georgia Ports - expansion and efficiency

In September 2018, Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) announced an ambitious plan for the Port of Savannah facility as Senior Director Robert C. Morris explains, and he details the features that make the port such an attractive destination for OEMs and shippers

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Battery in Focus 3: Hamburg

The third Battery in Focus event, hosted by CHEP and PwC Autofacts, took place in Hamburg recently, bringing together supply chain leaders to understand and solve the complex battery logistics network needed to support the overwhelming demand on the horizon

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Logistics needs more IT power and IT people

A quick word from Editor Simon Duval Smith.

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