Monday 26 September 2005
Pre – Conference Cocktail Reception To be held in the luxurious Corner Bar at The Townsend Hotel. Pre-conference drinks reception, not only a great networking opportunity to meet fellow logistics professionals, exchange contacts and promote your business, but also an ideal chance to relax, meet other delegates, speakers and panellists.
Conference Day 1: Tuesday 27 September 2005
Session 1: The state of the industry
An overview of the automotive industry, particularly how this will impact on logistics, and how logistics will play an important role in the development of the global automotive industry.
Vice President Senior Research Analyst
ROBERT W. BAIRD & CO.
Dr C John Langley,
Professor of Supply Chain Management
GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Gary Allen, Vice President,
Session 2: Lean logistics
'Flexibility' and 'lean' are major goals for carmakers and suppliers. Logistics is adapting to provide the support the industry needs. This session examines the flexibility of operations, ideas and systems to match the complexity in the industry.
Director of Transportation Management
HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTOR COMPANY
Manager Material Control
General Manager, Production Control – Logistics
TOYOTA MOTOR MANUFACTURING
Session 3: Globalisation
How are logistics providers reacting to globalisation? Are they fulfilling customer requirements? What are the challenges they face?
Senior Manager, Worldwide Transportation Design and Procurement
Director, Logistics and Product Supply
THE GOODYEAR TYRE AND RUBBER COMPANY
Director, Global Logistics and Transportation
Vice President, Global Logistics
VP and Global Leader, Automotive Competence Centre
Senior Manager, Global Ocean and Air Procurement
RYDER TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
Session 4: Information systems
It is the flow of information that will make the most significant advances in logistics and supply chain management. Different ideas and approaches are examined.
Executive Director, MP&L,
IT Manager – RFID Strategy and Execution,
VP Automotive Solution,
CEO SUPPLY CHAIN EXECUTIVE ADVISORS
18:00 Conference Gala Dinner
The perfect setting to make acquaintances and form new business relationships. The gala dinner will take place at the exquisite The Townsend Hotel. Renowned for its distinguishedquality, this networking event truly boasts the prestige associated with this event.
Conference Day 2: Wednesday 28 September
Conference Registration Special Forum
Chaired by William Kerrigan, Director, KGI, LLC
Session 5: Session A: Packaging solutions Billions are spent on packaging and racking annually, in the automotive industry. The question of how to turn packaging from being a major expense into being a potential cost saving and efficiency driver will be discussed.
LINPAC MATERIALS HANDLING
New North American distribution patterns
How does the establishment of new plants in the US and Mexico affect finished vehicle logistics?
Dept. Manager, National Import and Domestic Logistics
Distribution & Logistic Process Leader
10:30 Coffee break
Session 6: Session B: Service parts logistics How carmakers aim to retain customers through warehousing and distribution initiatives.
General Director, Global Warehousing and Distribution
Logistics and Customs Compliance Manager
BUSINESS CATALYST, LLC
North American ports Capacities and constraints for an increasing import market.
Senior Manager, Vehicle Logistics
WALLENIUS WILHELMSEN AMERICAS
Senior Vice President, Corporate Planning and Business Development
Manager container Marketing
PORT OF PORTLAND
Session 7: Session C: Supplier's supply chain A specific look at the suppliers and how they manage their supply chains, as they too face the same problems as carmakers, which include cost pressures and globalisation, but are their solutions different to those of the carmakers?
Director of Supplier Management
ROBERT BOSCH GROUP
Senior Logistics Manager
3PLs/4PLs in vehicle logistics
What are the economic and qualitative metrics that these companies are providing to OEMs in terms of finished vehicle logistics?
Vice President Automotive Logistics Solutions
EMARCADERO SYSTEMS CORPORATION
Session 8: Conference round up Leading automotive executives present a summary of topics highlighted during Autologistics Global 2005, and discuss how any new ideas can be taken forward and acted upon.
Autologistics Global 2005 Ends