Tuesday 24th April 2007
Session 1 – The state of the industry
This session will bring delegates up to speed on the developments in the carmaking and logistics industries, from a strategic perspective.
Session 2 – Sourcing from and for China
Chinese and global carmakers and parts suppliers share their requirements of sourcing for and from China and the challenges they face.
Session 3 – The logistics service providers
Many LSPs have been in China for a few years. How are they adjusting? How is the Chinese logistics supply base developing?
Session 4 – Information Systems
What are the IT requirements in China? Is there a move to standardise systems?
Dr Susanne Lehmann, Logistics Planning Manager, Shanghai Volkswagen
Scott Molitor, Director of Marketing, Covisint
Gala dinner (including pre-dinner drinks) Aboard the Peony Boat on the Huang Pu river
This prestigious evening event is the ideal networking opportunity. It is your chance to get further acquainted with fellow delegates and existing or potential customers in a non-pressured environment. It's the perfect way to form those all-important long-term business relationships
Wednesday 25 April 2007
The heads of vehicle logistics from carmakers and senior directors from logistics companies give their views.
Session 5a -The impact of globalisation and new markets on packaging
The longer the supply chain the more important packaging becomes.
Container management, quality, design, and materials are discussed. Other topics include the education of suppliers, understanding ergonomics, and global good citizenship.
Session 5b – The finished vehicle market
China offers a vast market for new car sales. What are the retail models? How are carmakers attacking the market? Importing and exporting vehicles – can ocean carriers and ports cope?
Session 6 – Lean manufacturing in new markets and long supply chains Driving out waste is a priority for all global companies. How are the carmakers achieving 'lean' in their new plants?
Ouyang Jie, Vice President, Dongfeng Motor Corporation
Chi Mingxi, Director of Product Development, FAW Jiefang Automobile Co
Anton Liu, Senior Operations Director, Shanghai Yanfeng Johnson Controls Seating
Session 6b – Operational logistics
Making the most of a developing infrastructure:
– Using distribution networks
– Aiming for damage-free distribution
– Discussion on the need for new transportation equipment, and protection methods – Containerising FBU shipments – case study
Session 7, Conference round-up Collaboration
Work together to make a real difference in the industry – the way forward and a round-up of the conference.
Four cars in a container? – Live demonstration
This year's conference concludes with a demonstration of two, three and four cars being loaded and discharged from a 40-foot container. Transport to the demonstration site, 15 minutes from the conference venue, will be provided.