Tuesday 8th November, 2016

18:00 - 21:00
Pre-conference drinks reception
 

A great opportunity to get together with fellow delegates in a relaxed atmosphere before the formal conference days. Bring lots of business cards!

 

Wednesday 9th November, 2016

08:00 - 09:00
Registration and coffee
 
 
09:00 - 10:15
Session 1: Moving forward
 

The Indian auto industry is one of the largest in the world. It accounts for 7% of the country's GDP and 45% of manufacturing GDP as well as employing around 19m people, directly and indirectly. The industry notched up annual sales of 19.8m vehicles in 2015 with 31% of small cars sold globally manufactured in India. With huge potential for further growth, this session will examine just where the Indian auto industry is really heading and what needs to be done to keep it moving in the right direction.

• What are the predictions for future growth?
• How should the industry capitalise on this growth opportunity?
• What role will logistics play in supporting this growth?

Moderator: Louis Yiakoumi Publisher Automotive Logistics Group

U.C.Joshi Executive Director, Freight Marketing Ministry of Railways
Anil Sharma Principal Analyst World Markets Automotive IHS Markit

 
10:15 - 11:00
Networking and tea
 
 
11:00 - 12:15
Session 2: Accelerating efficiency
 

As OEMs continue to produce an ever-greater variety of new products, the need to accelerate efficiency in inbound flows has never been greater, with particular emphasis on more effective utilisation of existing assets and network capacity with greater innovation, better planning and smarter technology to help meet future demands.

• What are the ground-floor challenges?
• How could we create a world-class inbound supply chain?
• What transformations should be made in packaging?
• How do we streamline in-plant logistics?
• What are the tier supplier’s logistics challenges?

Moderator: Christopher Ludwig Editor Automotive Logistics Group

Devendra Bharambe Deputy GM Demand Chain Management Mahindra & Mahindra
DK Rai Director Business CHEP
Vegard Synnes Senior Business Development Manager CDC Group
Shrikant Mahiyaria Member (Traffic) Inland Waterways Authority of India

 
12:15 - 14:00
Networking and lunch
 
 
14:00 - 15:15
Session 3: Keeping the metal moving
 

Trucking is the backbone of India’s transport sector, but faced with an average waiting time at numerous checkpoints across the nation of 70 minutes, average daily mileage is just 300km, compared to a global standard of over 700km. The incoming Goods and Services Tax (GST) will help increase truck utilisation and reduce transport cost, but as volumes continue to rise, the need for a decisive multimodal strategy to keep the metal moving is also paramount.

• How will the GST transform vehicle distribution?
• What are the cooperative models to aim for?
• What is India’s long-term multimodal strategy?
• How can we remove the bottlenecks?
• Where do we need the greatest investment?
• What effect will India’s new car carrier laws have on efficiency?

Moderator: Louis Yiakoumi Publisher Automotive Logistics Group

Anand Venkateswaran Senior General Manager, Sales Logistics Hyundai Motor India
Nidhish Kuchhal General Manager - Outbound Logistics Mahindra & Mahindra
Markos Vassilikos Director Neptune Lines
C.M Mahendran Logistics Purchase Renault Nissan

 
15:15 - 16:00
Networking and tea
 
 
16:00 - 17:30
Session 4: Shifting gear – Enhancing the pace of change
 

India could save as much as US$50 billion by implementing measures to bring its logistics costs down from 14% to 9% of GDP, according to a joint study recently by industry body Assocham and Resurgent India. And the advent of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will transform supply chain and logistics practices, creating numerous opportunities for the cargo and logistics sector over the next few years. Shifting all this transformation up a gear to drive more efficiency and realise the best possible competitive advantage will be essential in capitalising on government-supported initiatives to reduce India’s supply chain and logistics costs, which are currently 30% higher than in some other markets. Rethinking, reshaping and remodelling the network and the processes in it to enhance the pace of change will require a collaborative, multi-stakeholder strategy.

• What are the distribution models that will truly transform the supply chain?
• Where are the real opportunities for service providers?
• What are the key skills requirements for the future?
• How could better tailored supply chains help reduce cost?
• How can 4PLs help?

Moderator: Christopher Ludwig Editor Automotive Logistics Group

Shailendra Singh GM Warehouses (Parts and Accessories, Marketing and Sales) Maruti Suzuki India
P R Ramakrishnan GM SCM Honda
Amlan Bose Vice President - Inbound Logistics, Exports & Customs Ops Ford
Jasjit Sethi Chief Executive Officer TCI Supply Chain Solutions

 
18:00 - 21:30
Automotive Logistics India Gala Dinner at the Sky Deck
 

Great food, great setting, great networking, great fun!

 

Thursday 10th November, 2016

08:30 - 09:00
Registration and coffee
 
 
09:00 - 10:15
Session 5: Future visions of India’s automotive sector
 

India’s automotive sector is a $74 billion industry and is expected to achieve a turnover of $300 billion by 2026 (SIAM). With ever-more focus on design, almost all Indian OEMs are in the process of launching numerous new models to develop their share of this fast-growing market. Meanwhile, the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 and the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles (FAME) policy in India are targeting a vehicle base of seven million electric cars by 2020, ushering in a new era of clean mobility. The changing dynamics of mobility is driving innovation in connectivity, smarter functionality and safety features along with new developments in intelligent infrastructure. A two-way roadmap is essential to help industry and government transcend together into the next generation of mobility.

• What is the vision of future mobility?
• How will government strategy impact future decisions?
• What are the infrastructure requirements for driving electric vehicle take-up?
• What is the future of car ownership and car sharing in India?

Moderator: Christopher Ludwig Editor Automotive Logistics Group

Rajiv Bajaj CEO Nomura Research Institute
Saket Mehra Partner Grant Thornton

 
10:15 - 11:00
Networking and tea
 
 
11:00 - 12:15
Session 6: Investment and innovation
 

Building a flexible distribution model in India’s new borderless market is the challenge the industry now needs to meet. As interstate boundaries disappear, the opportunities to remodel networks with multi-user stockyards, warehouses and terminals have never been greater.

Re-designing supply chains with greater flexibility to optimise logistics costs is a key challenge. More efficient asset utilisation and the development of multimodal networks will require both investment and the adoption of more innovative processes and technology.

• What are the new distribution models we are moving to?
• Where and how should we invest?
• What are the asset innovations of greatest impact?
• How do we make better use of our assets?
• What are the distribution models needed to meet growing demands?

Moderator: Louis Yiakoumi Publisher Automotive Logistics Group

Chandra Kant Mishra Head RSO, Logistics & Production Ashok Leyland
Pankaj Dogra Managing Director India Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
Bill Pawluk CEO CTM
Bill Villalon SVP & Head of Global Automotive APL VASCOR
Arnaud Cauchy CEO GEFCO India

 
12:15 - 14:00
Networking and lunch
 
 
14:00 - 15:15
Session 7: Automotive Logistics Think Tanks
 

A series of practical, interactive discussions providing an invaluable opportunity to talk directly with key industry figures about the topics that matter most to you.

Packaging readiness for Industry 4.0
Leader: Ramesh Selvarajan National Manager Programmes and projects CHEP

Logistics Benchmarking – Current Standards and Future Needs
Leader: Vegard Synnes Head of Key Accounts CDC Group

Exploring new markets, frontiers and opportunities
Leader: Satish Lakkaraju Chief Commercial Officer Agility

Reinventing distribution hubs and networks
Leader: Pankaj Dogra Managing Director India Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics

The role of different transport modes in the emerging finished vehicle distribution scenario
Leader: Umesh Bhanont MD APL VASCOR

Production Logistics for Industry 4.0
Leader: Ashish Ranjan Roy AVP TCI Supply Chain Solutions

Building value through added services
Leader: Arnaud Cauchy CEO GEFCO India

Overcoming challenges and driving change in the automotive logistics industry
Leader: Bill Pawluk CEO CTM

 
15:15 - 16:00
Networking and tea
 
 
16:00 - 17.30
Session 8: The big debate
 

A high-level panel discusses the major themes to emerge from the conference, identifying the key things the Indian automotive industry needs to do in readiness for tomorrow’s challenges.

Moderator: Louis Yiakoumi & Christopher Ludwig Automotive Logistics group

P R Ramakrishnan General Manager – SCM Honda car India
Anand Venkateswaran Senior General Manager, Sales Logistics Hyundai Motor India
Amlan Bose Vice President - Inbound Logistics, Exports & Customs Ops Ford
Jasjit Sethi Chief Executive Officer TCI Supply Chain Solutions

 

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