11-13 March 2014
Kameha Grand Hotel, Bonn, Germany
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Tuesday, 11 March 2014 18:00 – 21:00

Pre-conference drinks reception
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A great chance to get together with fellow delegates, in a relaxed atmosphere, before the formal conference days. Bring lots of business cards!

 

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

08:00 – 09:00
Registration and welcome coffee
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09:00 – 10:15
SESSION 1: State of the Industry now and 2025
The traditional opening session will look at the current trends and regulations facing the automotive logistics industry, as well as taking a more futuristic approach by speculating as to how our industry  might look in 10 years time.

Moderator: Louis Yiakoumi, Publisher, Automotive Logistics group
Andrea Eck,
General Manager, Outbound Logistics, Volkswagen
Michael Gartside,
Senior Automotive Analyst, PwC Autofacts

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10:15- 11:00
Coffee break
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11:00 – 12:15
SESSION 2A: FVL-Serving the Customer
When times are tough, and competition is getting even tougher, it is more important than ever to understand the customer and their requirements. Better communication, visibility, cost efficiency and improved quality are just some of the challenges facing OEMS, LSPs and Dealers across Europe. How can these be improved for all parties concerned?

Moderator: Christopher Ludwig, Editor, Automotive Logistics and Finished Vehicle Logistics magazines
John Canvin,
Managing Director, Odette International
Matt Holmes, Director, Sevatas
Mike Sturgeon, Executive Director, ECG
Richard Barker, CEO, Sovereign Business Integration group
 

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11:00 – 12:15
SESSION 2B: Globalisation
With the debate of Global vs Local in Europe still being highly contentious, this session will assess what tier suppliers are doing in accordance to this change, why they are doing it and what can be expected for the future.

Moderator: Bruce Arlinghaus, Consultant, EurBeacon
Helge Wöbke,
Head of Logistics EMEA and AP and Director of Logistics and Business Excellence, TRW Automotive Mark Ellis, Global Industry Director- Automotive, Geodis Wilson
Jürgen J. Krahé, Director of Intercontinental Programs EMEA, Chep
 

11:00 – 12:15
SESSION 2C: Aftersales and Service Parts 1
Serving the customer and the supply chain
This workshop will put the spotlight on customer expectations in the aftersales and service parts space, and how and why they are changing, as well as managing the complexity of service parts supply chains.

Moderator: Prof, Dr Stephan Freichel, Independent Consultant, Cologne University of Applied Sciences
Eric Zuercher,
Head of Innight, Express and Courier, Swiss Post
Aamer Rehman, Vice President- Industry Strategy & Solutions, Kinaxis
Suzanne McGee, Global Strategic Account Manager, TNT

12:15- 14:00
Lunch
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14:00 – 15:15
SESSION 3A FVL- Building a Sustainable Vehicle Logistics
Industry
Vehicle logistics is a crucial function for the global automotive industry. How can you make sure that the developing model will provide a sustainable future for LSPs. What and where are the opportunities? How will LSPs differentiate themselves? How can the OEMs and LSPs work together to achieve a better balance of quality vs value?

Moderator: Louis Yiakoumi, Publisher, Automotive Logistics group
Joannes Van-Osta,
General Manager, Group Transport and Logistics, JCB
Bill Pawluk, CEO, CTM
Paul Sykes, European Sourcing Manager, Transportation and Vehicle Re-Marketing, Hertz
Michael Blach, Member of the Board, BLG Logistics
Alex Meza, Managing Director, Jack Cooper Logistics
 

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14:00 – 15:15
SESSION 3B The Correct Information Flow
How can IT and technology contribute to better visibility, risk management and efficiency across automotive supply chains in Europe?

Moderator: Christopher Ludwig, Editor, Automotive Logistics and Finished Vehicle Logistics magazines
Andreas Graffe,
Director Global Purchasing Supply Chain- Order Fulfillment, Adam Opel AG
Oliver Reisch, COO, flexis AG
Thomas Blank, Managing Director, Area Central Europe, Agility
Bram Ewals, CEO, Ewals Cargo Care
 

15:15- 16:00
Coffee break
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16:00 – 17:30
Session 4 Adding Value to the Complete Supply Chain
Senior industry figures will give a high-level perspective on what they believe to be the best practices in managing cost across supply chains, whilst maintaining the best possible standard of quality and functionality- a difficult balance in the current market!

Moderator: Christopher Ludwig, Editor, Automotive Logistics and Finished Vehicle Logistics magazines
Marzell Bandur,
Director, Supply Chain Planning, Adam Opel AG
Christian Fuss, Vice President, Head of Supply Chain Management Region Europe, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics 
Dr Michael Kluger, Vice President Commercial Division, Neovia Logistics

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17:30- 21:00
Gala dinner-  Steigenberger Grandhotel

Thursday, 13 March 2014

08:30 – 09:00
Registration and coffee
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09:00 – 10:15
SESSION 5: Supply Chain Management with a Difference
A special session on what lessons have been taken from automotive supply chains to other industries – from coffee shops to trucks and buses, wind-turbines to 2 wheelers, and others. What can we learn from outside of automotive?

Moderator: Christopher Ludwig, Editor, Automotive Logistics and Finished Vehicle Logistics magazines
Jan Huijgens,
Senior Manager, Logistics EMEA, Starbucks
Kay Biebler, Director of Rolling Stock, Solaris Bus and Coach
Olivier Rateau, Market Line Manager, 2-wheelers, Gefco
 

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10:15- 11:00
Coffee break
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11:00 – 12:15
SESSION 6A FVL- Where next?
This workshop will focus on what the future has in store for the automotive industry as a whole and specifically the effect it is likely to have on finished vehicle logistics in Europe. Topics to be discussed include the emergence of ‘vehicle sharing schemes’.

Moderator: Louis Yiakoumi, Publisher, Automotive Logistics group
Carlos Lahoz,
General Manager, Business Planning and Supply Chain, Kia Motors Europe
Ben Waller, Senior Researcher, ICDP
Bill Kerrigan, Director, KGI Consulting
Bosch Virdi, Commercial Director, GBA Group
Matthias Berlit, Vice President, Manufacturing Logistics Division, Inform GmbH
Paul Sykes, European Sourcing Manager, Transportation and Vehicle Re-Marketing, Hertz

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11:00 – 12:15
SESSION 6B Managing Requirements
OEMs- Tier Suppliers – LSPs – are they all on the same wavelength?
 
With OEMs and Tier suppliers looking for good-value and efficient logistics service and LSPs searching for crucial business in an ever competitive market- why are they not meeting properly?

Moderator: Hans-Bert Bong, Material Flow and Supply Chain Management, Ford
Karl Lukas,
Head of Supply Chain Management and Logistics Services, MAGNA International Europe AG
Jens Tilgner, Head of Material Transportation, Audi AG
Jens Moeller, Senior Vice President- Automotive, UTi

11:00 – 12:15
SESSION 6C: Boxing Clever
A different look at how packaging supports the automotive industry.
 
In what ways can innovation and new packaging techniques add value in the automotive logistics industry?

Moderator: Rodney Salmon, Independent Consultant
Dan Roovers, Vice President- Automotive Sales, Orbis Corporation
Colin Howard, Sales Director RPS West, Goodpack
Benedikt Maettig, Senior Researcher, Fraunhofer IML
 

12:15- 14:00
Lunch
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14:00 – 14:45
SESSION 7 Automotive Logistics Europe Roundtables
An informal and invaluable chance to talk directly with key industry figures about the topics that matter most to you. These are the practical, interactive forums that will give you the chance to develop real business strategies. Many real actions were developed at our famous Automotive Logistics Roundtables.

14:45- 15:00
Coffee break
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15:00 – 16:00
Session 8 The Big Debate
The leaders and decision makers in the industry take your questions as well as analyse the most important themes to emerge from the conference.

Moderator: Louis Yiakoumi, Publisher, Automotive Logistics group
Andreas Ginkel,
Director Logistics Alliance, Adam Opel AG
Matthias Schulz, Director, Material Planning and Logistics, Ford Europe
Levent Yuksel, Plant Group Manager, Global Material, Planning & Logistics, Jaguar Land Rover

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16:00
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