Automotive Purchasing and Supply Chain

Issue 33

Paul Allen, Vehicle Distribution Manager, Bentley Motors explains why quality is so important to their finished vehicle supply chain
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Nissan's Leaf - popularising the EV model profitably

Ana Paola Reginatto, Chief Marketing Manager for Nissan Leaf in Europe explains how the Leaf has maintained its position as the best-selling EV on the planet and how it will evolve as the competition continues to struggle to catch up

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BMW - striving for excellence and making time for innovation

BMW Board of Management Member for Purchasing and Supplier Network, Andreas Wendt, talks about using better time management and faster communication to speed the supply chain and stimulate process improvement at the carmaker and its suppliers
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North Africa - a new car making frontier?

With Europe and the US in political and cross-border trading turmoil, with Brexit looming and the Trump administration’s threats of tariffs on imports, OEMs are turning to North Africa as a carmaking location
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Trevor Mann - Mitsubishi’s great driver of global growth and supplier sustainability

Mitsubishi showed an exciting SUV concept at the Geneva International Motor Show where we caught up with Trevor Mann for what turned out to be his last interview as COO of the carmaker

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Ssangyong in the UK - intelligent and efficient finished vehicle distribution

SsangYong’s finished vehicle distribution centre in the UK, in Avonmouth in the west of the country is an object lesson in efficiency, powered by an enthusiastic team of management and staff, and a strong relationship with the its logistics providers as Doug Lincoln, Aftersales Director, SsangYong Motor UK Ltd
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An uncompromising and stylish approach to the urban EV

Honda showed an exciting prototype electric car at Geneva, the e Prototype, adding to its history of pioneering alternative-fuelled vehicles.  Kohei Hitomi, Large Project Lead, talks explains the challenges of getting the new car through development and ultimately, into production
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Investing in a green and flexible finished vehicle shipping future

Following United European Car Carriers (UECC)'s recent announcement of a major investment in a new generation of cleaner and greener pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs),  CEO Glenn Edvardsen talks about the strategies behind company's drive towards more sustainable shipping power
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2019 Geneva motor show - fewer brands, more technology

In spite of several major OEMs staying away, the Geneva Show was one of the most revealing for some time in European and global business terms

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The Ultimate Driving Machine powers towards a sustainable future

Stefan Juraschek, Vice President Development Electric-Powertrain at BMW explains how the carmaker’s EV and battery plans will impact the supply chain and the environment

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BMW’s future logistics partner

Continuing our focus on future logistics, we look at one of BMW’s most important logistics partners and how they connect with the carmaker. 
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Volvo sets out its safety stall with exciting new initiatives for all OEMs to share

Volvo Cars held a global video presentation entitled Volvo Cars Moment on March 20, unveiling several exciting new safety initiatives and talking of ‘open sourcing’ safety-related data, for all OEMs and suppliers to access
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Viva Mexico Automotive!

A busy conference centre in the luxury surroundings of the Mexico City Maria Isabel hotel was the venue for the 2019 Automotive Leaders Summit in Mexico City where delegates heard exclusive presentations from industry leaders and participated in several lively and thought-provoking debates about this exciting region - a country which has enormous automotive potential
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Connected and autonomous vehicles in the UK - a bright but demanding future awaits

April 4 saw the UK Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Connected 2019 conference take place in London – the pace of development of connected and autonomous vehicles in the two years since the last event two years ago has been astonishing
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Connectivity with caution - the new supply chain mantra

A quick word from Editor Simon Duval Smith
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