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TUESDAY 1 MARCH
19.00 Panalpina is pleased to invite you to the pre-conference Cocktail reception at the foyer of Le Montreux Palace
WEDNESDAY 2 MARCH
8.00 Registration
9.00 SESSION 1: LEAN MANUFACTURING
The nirvana for which everyone is aspiring following the success of the Toyota Production System. We look at what progress is being made and the different approaches.
10.30 Coffee Break
11.00 SESSION 2: HOW TO AVOID TRANSPORTATION
Like it or not, transportation is a cost for the car industry that has to be drastically reduced. Half empty trucks and one-way routes are no longer an option. What can the automotive logistics industry do to satisfy delivery requirements while cutting the use of transportation?
12.30 Lunch 
14.00 SESSION 3: THE ROLE OF LOGISTICS SERVICE PROVIDERS
What do customers expect of their LSPs and how do LSPs themselves feel they will develop and what are their plans?
15.30 Coffee Break 
16.00 SESSION 4: EUROPE & BEYOND
Road tolls, locations, the EU and where next?
17.30 Coaches leave to Alcazar Theatre
18.00 Drinks Reception and Gala Dinner in the Alcazar Theatre
Situated in the former Grand Hotel of Territet, the Alcazar Theatre was built in 1895 and regularly frequented by Sissi, Empress of Austria. It is an idyllic and luxurious setting, and the ideal place for a gala dinner.
21.30 Coaches leave to Le Montreux Palace
THURSDAY 3 MARCH
8.00 Registration
STREAM A STREAM B
SERVICE PARTS

PACKAGING – THE TOP PRIORITY?

SUPPLIERS' SUPPLY CHAIN

SPECIAL FINISHED VEHICLE LOGISTICS FORUM
A major carmaker said: “If you just think about it, in our company we spend basically as much on outbound delivery of the vehicles to the dealer as we do on inbound material logistics, so this is an important subject.”
9.00 SESSION 5A: SERVICE PARTS SESSION 5B: EUROPE
If carmakers want loyalty from their customers, then they have to ensure the spare parts are in the right place at the right time. This session looks at the latest developments. Looking at European issues such as intermodal, rail, short sea, new EU
10.30 Coffee Break
11.00 SESSION 6A: PACKAGING – THE TOP PRIORITY? SESSION 6B: INTERNATIONAL
There is a potential savings goldmine watining to be tapped, a major cost down contributor, where logistics and transportation efficiencies can be made. Did you know packaging could be that important? Vehicle logistics with a global perspective. Ocean carriers, ports & terminals, imbalance of trade, new markets.
13.30 Lunch
14.00 SESSION 7A: SUPPLIERS' SUPPLY CHAIN SESSION 7B: CHALLENGING EXISTING PRACTICES
The responsibility for supply chain has been passed to the Tier 1 suppliers. How are they handling it? A great panel looks a t vehicle logistics from a different perspective.
15.30 Coffee Break
16.00 SESSION 8: CONFERENCE ROUNDUP
A grand finale round-up of the topics covered at the sessions or perhaps brought up over lunches and coffee breaks. We will select an impressive panel to conclude Autologistics Europe 2005.
17.30 Autologistics Europe 2005 ends