Tuesday 20th September, 2016

Golf day at the TPC Michigan championship golf course
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18.00 - 21.00
Pre-conference drinks reception

A great chance for you to get together with fellow delegates in a relaxed atmosphere before the conference starts... bring lots of business cards!

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Wednesday 21st September, 2016

08.00 - 09.00
Registration & breakfast
09.05 - 09.30
Automotive Logistics Global Keynote Presentation 1: Supply Chain Innovation: Succeeding in Today’s Reality

James Bovenzi Executive Director North America GPSC and Demand/Supply General Motors

09.30 - 09.50
Automotive Logistics Global Keynote Presentation 2: The challenges of safety-related campaigns

Anu Goel Vice President, Parts and Vehicle Logistics Volkswagen Group of America

09.50 - 10.30
SESSION 1: The automotive logistics world

The automotive industry will change more over the next few years than it has in the last 50. This keynote session presents the latest global sales and production forecasts with expert speakers providing their insight on what will disrupt and shape the automotive logistics world of tomorrow.

Terese-An Nguyen Automotive Analyst PwC Autofacts
Bo Shiju President Changjiu Group
Bradley Jacobs Chairman & CEO XPO Logistics

10.30 - 11.15
Networking & coffee break
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11.15 - 12.30
SESSION 2A: Finished vehicle logistics – it’s all about the customer

One important role of vehicle logistics is to delight the customer. But what are the expectations of the latest generation of customers? A high-level panel of dealers, customers and vehicle logistics leaders discuss the new customer and the sales experience.

Rebecca Lindland Senior Director, Commercial Insights Kelley Blue Book
Gary Moore CEO Moore Transport
Ralph Shaheen President Shaheen Chevrolet
Dennis Manns CEO Road and Rail Services

11.15 - 12.30
SESSION 2B: Dude, where’s my part?

Following the incredible global journey of an automotive part. This session will look at supply chain visibility, risk management, and identifying and reducing waste.

Gary Allen VP of Supply Chain Excellence Ryder
Greg Slawson Regional Vertical Lead, Americas Automotive DSV
Aleks Kobylecki NA Material Logistics, International Operations and Customer Service Manager Ford

12.30 - 14.00
Networking & lunch
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14.00 - 15.15
SESSION 3A: Finished vehicle logistics – designing the network

Technology and innovation – a look at the key tools that will take finished vehicle logistics into the next phase.

Bill Pawluk Chief Executive Office Convertible Concepts Corp
David Fleenor Assistant Vice President, Automotive Sales and Marketing BNSF Railway
Lindsay English Director Rubicon VLS
Guillaume Quentin Senior Manager – Finished Vehicle Logistics (SCM) Nissan North America

14.00 - 15.15
SESSION 3B: Exploring digital innovation in logistics

How rapid advances in technology – like the intelligent connection of people, processes and data and the 'Internet of Things' – are challenging current logistics thinking.

Scott Dewicki Leadership Partner Gartner Group
Senthil Virthachalam Strategy and Transformation - Sr. Managing Consultant IBM
Guy Courtin Vice President Industry & Solution Strategy GT Nexus

14.30 - 15.30
The forum for the next generation - Automotive logistics is a great industry

Automotive Logistics has invited students from local universities to a special forum at the conference to learn more about working in the automotive logistics sector. In this forum, senior industry executives will share what inspires and motivates them and why they are so proud to be a part of this amazing business. The aim is to encourage the students to become part of the next generation of automotive logistics professionals.

Wendi Gentry-Stuenkel Head of Inbound Logistics & Auto Transport Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Nathan Lawson Senior Director - North America Purchasing Cooper Standard
Adam Pieniazek Senior Manager Logistics North America Magna Powertrain

15.15 - 16.00
Networking & coffee break
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16.00 - 17.15
SESSION 4: Making the right decisions about Mexico

There are still some logistics challenges in Mexico but also opportunities aplenty...

Gene Sevilla VP of International Ryder
Scott Mabry Senior Manager, Planning and Optimization Volkswagen Group of America
Alex Garza General Manager CH Robinson

17.30 - 21.30
Automotive Logistics Global gala dinner
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Thursday 22nd September, 2016

08.30 - 09.00
Registration & breakfast
09.00 - 10.30
SESSION 5: Supply chain management and communication

Is the role of a supply chain professional primarily about communication? Carmakers, tier suppliers and logistics service providers discuss what information they collect, how they interact and communicate, and the benefits to their organizations of the way in which they go about it.

Steven Beahm Senior Vice-President – Supply Chain Management Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NA
Faith Wandrie Executive Director – Driveline Global Supply Chain Management American Axle
Jose A. Gonzalez Senior Manager of Regional Logistics Novelis North America
John Mercer VP, Sales Penske Logistics

10.30 - 11.15
Networking & coffee break
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11.15 - 12.30
SESSION 6A: Special aftersales forum – a story for every part

The service parts supply chain is vital for every carmaker in terms of cost, profit and customer retention. How can logistics departments ensure every part is in the right place, at the right time, at the right cost?

Helmut Nittmann Global Director, Parts Supply & Logistics Ford
Randy Creel General Manager, Operations Nissan
Mike Schober General Manager, Service Parts and Accessories Operations Toyota Motor Sales
Ralph Shaheen President Shaheen Chevrolet

11.15 - 12.30
SESSION 6B: Problem solving – overcoming the naysayers.

The process of looking for solutions differently and then successfully putting them into practice.

Martin Weiss Head of Corporate Logistics Mahle Behr
Drew Merrill VP and General Manager, North America CHEP Automotive & Industrial Solutions
Gary Southerland Senior Packaging Systems Analyst Tenneco Automotive

12.30 - 14.00
Networking & lunch
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14.00 - 14.25
Automotive Logistics Global Keynote Presentation 3:

Frederiek Toney President, Global Ford Customer Service Division Ford Motor Company

14.30 - 15.30
SESSION 7: Automotive Logistics Think Tanks

An informal and invaluable chance to talk directly with key industry figures about the topics that matter most to you. These practical, interactive discussions will give you the chance to develop new business strategies that could transform the way you manage the constituent parts of your supply chain – as many of those attending previous Think Tanks have already found to their benefit.

Identifying and capturing cost savings in your domestic and international supply chain
Leader: Paul Forberg Director, Client Solutions DSV

Leader: Tom Krosweck Group Director, Product Development Ryder

How will the entry of autonomous vehicles into the market change the supply chain for OEMs, suppliers and 3PLs
Leader: Tim Flucht Strategic Account Executive Penske

Highway to intermodal conversion in the inbound automotive supply chain
Leader: Steve Rand Executive Vice President, Sales Hub Group

The EVolution of logistics
Leader: Vegard Synnes Senior Business Development Manager CDC

Route designs with the new DOT rules
Scott Grady Senior VP Automotive Solutions Landstar
Dino Gargasoulas Vice President Automotive sales Landstar

How to overcome the fear factor for changing packaging strategies
Leader: Sharon Gray Global Director, Automotive Key Accounts CHEP Automotive and industrial solutions

15.30 - 16.00
Networking & coffee break
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16.00 - 17.30
SESSION 8: 20/20 vision

Senior executives from the world of automotive logistics join us for a panel discussion and Q&A.

Moderators: Louis Yiakoumi & Christopher Ludwig
Automotive Logistics Group

Matthias Schulz Director North America Material Planning & Logistics Ford
Dana McBrien Associate Chief Advisor Honda of America
Jorge Roig Director, Logistics Planning Volkswagen
Mike Schober General Manager, Service Parts and Accessories Operations Toyota Motor Sales


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