Fuel Crisis Drives Rapid Change in Automotive Industry
The ongoing global fuel crisis is quickly and dramatically changing the tastes and expectations of automotive consumers--a shift that will sorely test the agility and flexibility of automotive manufacturers and their suppliers. Bill McBeath, managing director of the Supply Chain Risk Intelligence Service at Marsh Inc., explains what automotive companies are doing to meet this challenge and how the supply chain is playing a vital role in their response....
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Penske Helps Eaton Leverage Its Global Network
Ford Motor Company's Land Rover division and Savi have launched a pilot program that deploys an active radio frequency identification solutions to better synchronize the delivery of auto parts from multiple suppliers to Land Rover's key assembly plant in the West Midlands of the United Kingdom. The pilot is made possible...
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How Daimler Trucks Uses RFID in Inventory Tracking
If you're like most manufacturers, you face relentless pressure to improve the efficiency and accuracy of your resource handling in order to better control manufacturing costs. In fact, you've probably spent countless hours refining your business processes and implementing best practices to achieve...
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Automotive Industry Suppliers Take a Real Beating
While there is much talk about the struggles of the U.S. automakers, according to some experts, it's the automotive supply base that could really bear the brunt of the current high-cost environment.
A recent report from business advisory firm AlixPartners predicts that...
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Motorcycle Maker Taps DHL for U.S., Canada Parts Delivery
KTM North America, a motorcycle manufacturer, has named DHL to provide overnight express shipment of parts and accessories to KTM dealers across the U.S. and Canada, while providing the latest automated tracking, shipping and invoicing solutions. DHL will also be the official shipping provider for KTM racing teams, delivering bike parts and accessories needed at motor sport events.
KTM is one of the world's leading manufacturers of off-road, street motorcycles and ATVs. DHL will provide KTM with...
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Auto Detailing Firm Automates Time Management, Billing
Empowering your employees to make key business decisions can be a vital step in improving company morale and ensuring organizational success. However, if employees are given free reign to make company decisions without the proper corporate controls in place, this practice can...
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