Speakers

Matthias Braun
Head of Network Planning and Location Projects
Volkswagen Logistics

Michael A. Kluger
Vice President
Neovia Logistics

Boris Dula
CEO and Chairman of the Board
CEIT

Julian Schulcz
Executive Vice President
4flow

Buelent Ileri
Director Transportation & Logistics, EAME
AGCO Corporation

Dennis Kolberg
Deputy Head Innovative Factory Systems
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence

Jan Cirullies
Head of Department
Fraunhofer-Institut für Software- und Systemtechnik ISST

Payam Dehdari
Director Logistics
Robert Bosch Automotive Steering

Torsten Heinrichs
Manager, Vehicle Logistics Continent
Ford

Carlos Lahoz
Director Sales, Business Planning and Supply Chain
Kia Motors Europe

Carlos, MBA, has over 14 years management experience in sales, marketing, supply chain and business intelligence with General Motors, Fiat and Kia. He is now the European Operations Director for Kia Motors Europe, responsible for the development and planning of European-wide logistics strategy, and sales and production planning for the carmaker. His previous roles included Planning and Logistics Director for Kia Iberia and served as a Professor at ESIC Business and Marketing School in Madrid.

Hans-Bert Bong
Manager Material Flow and Supply Chain Management
Ford

Hans-Bert has a PhD in mechanical engineering and for 5 years worked at the Technical University Aachen before joining Ford in 1990. He has held various positions within Ford, ranging from product development to manufacturing and quality management positions. Since 1991 he has been responsible for Ford of Europe's vehicle distribution and in 2012 became Manager Material Flow and SCM in Europe.

Hervé Moulin
Vehicle Operations - Methods
Renault Nissan Alliance

Since 1994, Hervé has been working in Renault’s Vehicle Distribution Division, where he’s been in charge of overseas export operations and Europe-wide implementation of quality standards in the Dealer network. He is the founder of the Vehicle Logistics Quality Dept, which standards are now used by the whole Renault Nissan Alliance. He’s the Alliance’s representative with ECG - The Association for European Vehicle Logistics and acts as an expert in various vehicle distribution fields

Frank Vorrath
VP Global Supply Chain
Johnson Controls Inc.

Frank has over 18 years of international supply chain and logistics experience. He had held roles working in Germany, South Africa, Brazil and US delivering supply chain and logistic solutions for automotive and multi-industrial companies. Frank has been involved in the development and execution of global strategies, change management program, supply chain solutions and network design, global key account management, project management, business analysis and business development. He worked for 14 years with UTi and 3 ½ years for DHL in various leadership positions. In June 2015, Frank joined Johnson Controls where he leads the transformation and implementation of an enterprise wide supply chain excellence strategy to support its strategic goal of delivering world-class performance for its clients world wide.

Jörg Blechinger
Director MAGNA Logistik
MAGNA Logistik

Jörg has held his current role at Magna Logistics since June 2006. His responsibilities include people & leadership development and innovation to support Magna’s plants worldwide. Jörg is also tasked with developing sustainable strategies for supply chain engineering and network planning. Jörg holds a PhD in Technical Sciences

Christoph Stürmer
Autofacts Global Lead Analyst
PwC

Christoph coordinates the global analytics and business development for Autofacts across PwC’s regional clusters and ensures the integration with services offered by the PwC Automotive network. He is also responsible for developing Autofacts’ service and product portfolio to create better value for clients. He specializes in manufacturer strategy and value chain analysis, as well as brand strategy and product portfolio planning. Christoph started his automotive industry career in 1996 at Daimler-Benz AG, and worked in product management and strategic planning . Before joining PwC Autofacts, he spent ten years in a variety of positions at IHS Automotive, finally as Research Director. He is fluent in English and German, and holds an Economics degree from the University of Heidelberg - Germany.

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