Articles in Category: Metal Pricing

General Motors Co. is wising up to the auto company’s logistics challenges and making some more moves to stay competitive with Ford Motor Co.

The Wall Street Journal reported that in an effort to move its supply of metal stamped parts closer to its assembly plant in Arlington, Tex., GM will open a stamping plant right next door, shortening up that portion of the supply chain and saving the OEM some $40 million in shipping costs.

Certainly, the competition factor with its chief US rival Ford, not to mention foreign OEMs, is the primary driver to cut logistics costs, but getting more lean should help companies like GM survive in the global marketplace into the long term.

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