Tuesday 9th September 2008

Plaza B
18:00- 21:00

Pre-conference cocktail reception and registration at The Ritz-Carlton, Dearborn
This is your chance to greet and meet fellow delegates and existing or potential customers in a relaxed setting. It's the perfect way to form those all-important long-term business relationships.

 

Wednesday 10th September 2008   

Presidential Ballroom
08:00

Registration
09:00

Session 1 – It's not easy being green
Can you really be lean and green? This session examines the environmental concerns that are being debated around the world.

  • Shan Hoel, Director of Communications, TransGroup Worldwide Logistics
  • Dana McBrien, Associate Chief Advisor – Honda of America Manufacturing
  • Jim Romine, Executive Vice President, Engineering, Purchasing and Logistics, Yazaki North America
  • Todd Pronger, Director of Logistics, Robert Bosch

Session 2 – Globalisation and capacity
Experts analyse the logistics needs of emerging markets and their impact on global logistics.

  • Craig Russell, Manager, North America and Asia Logistics, International Automotive Components
  • Patrick Bauer, Global Director, Material Planning and Logistics, Indirect Purchasing and MDS, Visteon Corporation​ 


12:30 Lunch

Session 3a – Global sourcing and supply chain management
This session focuses on purchasing, global sourcing, benchmarking and total supply chain management

  • Helio Lopes, Executive Manager, Scania Latin America
  • Jim MacLellan, Vice-President, Strategic Sourcing – Powered Vehicle Systems Business Unit, SAF-Holland
  • John Begg, Director, Global Logistics, Key Safety Systems
  • Michael Silvio, Director, Supply Chain Management, Cooper Standard Automotive


15:30
Coffee

Session 4a – Under pressure
Tier One suppliers discuss the obstacles involved in supplying automakers in the current economic climate

  • Moderator: Tom Kretschmer, Director of Customer Logistics, Ryder
  • David Andrea, Vice President, Industry Analysis and Economics, Original Equipment Suppliers' Association
  • Michael Meier, Lean Supply Chain Manager (SSD), Lear Corporation
  • Faith Wandrie, Global Director of Materials/Logistics, Henniges Automotive


Session 4b – Capacity and Infrastructure
Experts discuss capacity and infrastructure for the finished vehicle logistics market

  • Moderator: Bill Kerrigan, Principal, KGI Global Logistics Consultancy
  • John Felitto, Executive Vice President, Commercial and Deputy Head of Region Americas, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
  • James Perduto, Vice President, Marketing, Höegh Autoliners
  • David Dudek, Director, Intercontinental Logistics, GM Global Purchasing and Supply Chain


Gala dinner – Lovett Hall at the Henry Ford Museum

This is your chance to greet and meet fellow delegates and existing or potential customers in a relaxed setting. It's the perfect way to form those all-important long-term business relationships.

Buses will depart from the Ritz-Carlton Hotel at 17:30
 

Thursday 11th September 2008

08:30 Registration

09:00
Session 5a
Development of logistics service providers

Working together towards a better logistics future

  • Frederiek Toney, Executive Director, Material Planning and Logistics and North America Parts Supply and Logistics, Ford Motor Company
  • Vince Hartnett, President, Penske Logistics
  • Denny Lewis, Logistics Planning and Operations Manager, Toyota Engineering and Manufacturing, North America


Session 5b – Globalisation
This session examines the global perspective for the FVL industry- what are the prospects?

  • Michael Robinet, Vice President, Global Vehicle Forecasts, CSM Worldwide
  • Konstantin Skovoroda, General Director, Russian Transport Lines
  • James Miller, Manager, International Distribution, Chrysler


Session 6a – The NAFTA market under the microscope
What are the current concerns about the NAFTA region? What role does Mexico play?

  • Moderator: Jorge Salas, Group Director, Ryder System Inc US SCS division
  • Beth Whited, President, Union Pacific Distribution Services (UPDS)
  • Sylvia Hill, Global Logistics Director, Delphi


Session 6b – The outlook for finished vehicle logistics
The factors that will have an impact on finished vehicle logistics and how this sector will evolve

  • Julie Krehbiel, Vice President and General Manager, Union Pacific Railroad
  • Peter Weiss, Director, Worldwide Transportation and Customs, Chrysler
  • Walter Lowe, Manager, North America Vehicle Logistics, Ford Motor Company

ROUNDTABLES – NEW!

Introducing a new feature at this event – interactive, round-table discussions give you the opportunity to discuss the major issues with the experts outside the general conference sessions

Carmakers' perspective
Your chance to ask the carmakers the questions.

  • Frederiek Toney, Executive Director, Material Planning and Logistics and North America Parts Supply and Logistics, Ford Motor Company
  • Peter Weiss, Director, Worldwide Transportation and Customs, Chrysler

16:30 – Conference ends 

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