Towards China Logistics 2025
Upgrading the physical, the digital and the skills
As China continues on its path towards the objectives outlined in Made in China 2025 – the government programme aimed at enhancing the nation’s production and supply chain productivity over coming years via more advanced automation, improved IT links, more R&D spending and more connected internet technology – it is clear there will need to be big changes in its automotive supply chain.
Against the backdrop of rising labour and production costs, those involved in vehicle manufacturing and logistics within this industrial and economic powerhouse of a nation will need to ensure they have all the right physical logistics assets, the best IT and communications systems, and the most appropriate skillsets in place to support what promises to be a major advance in China’s role on the global automotive manufacturing stage.
As Xu Guangqing, managing director of logistics engineering and operations at SAIC General Motors, GM’s largest joint venture in China, said recently: “For automotive logistics, close and fierce competition will be a permanent thing, which is why we have to look to innovations and technology, such as big data analytics and further automation, to reduce costs.”
Just how this can be achieved will be at the forefront of discussions at the 2017 Automotive Logistics China conference, where OEMs, service providers, infrastructure operators and technology solutions suppliers will come together to discuss the best ways forward.
The conference, which this time returns to Shanghai, will provide a unique opportunity to combine business with relaxation.
The single, all-inclusive delegate fee includes:
- pre-conference drinks reception
- access to all speaker presentations and Q&A sessions
- networking lunch and coffee breaks
- use of the in-conference messaging app for exchanges with other delegates and speakers
- access to the Live streaming service
- a place at the fabulous Automotive Logistics China gala dinner
- soft copies of speaker presentations to download after the event.
Now in its 14th great year, Automotive Logistics China is an unmissable event for anyone involved in the Chinese automotive sector.
“Be prepared to learn and meet a lot of great people,” was how Abutan Lindsey, Deputy Director Material Planning & Logistics at Changan Ford, described the experience after the 2016 event. “A good opportunity to meet people, share experiences, and (stay) updated about auto logistics,” agreed Abraham Yue, Parts Development Manager at Scania Sales. “Great presentations and networking,” added Martin Lockstrom, APAC Head of Purchasing Excellence at DSM. “Fantastic conference!” commented Xiao Hongwen, Manufacturing Logistics Manager at Chongqing Changan Automobile.
Register via the link at the top of this page to join your peers, suppliers and competitors in Shanghai in April and ensure your automotive logistics operations in China are perfectly positioned for the market challenges ahead.
This conference is part of the worldwide Automotive Logistics series, which includes Europe, Mexico, Russia, the Global event held in Detroit, UK, South America and India. In addition, there are three US conferences dedicated to the supply chain and outbound logistics – The Supply Chain Conference, held in Atlanta GA, Finished Vehicle Logistics North America, held in Huntington Beach, CA, and the ports-oriented
Finished Vehicle Logistics Import-Export event in Baltimore, MD.