Tuesday 17th May, 2016

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

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

 

Wednesday 18th May, 2016

08:00 – 09:00
Registration & welcome coffee
 
 
09:00 – 10:15
Session 1: Why is supply chain important?
 

It is apparent that every vehicle maker has to have a total supply chain strategy. This session examines the internal and external factors that will impact your supply chain plan.

Tom Croteau Deputy Commissioner, Global Commerce Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD)
Brandon Mason Leader Autofacts Americas PwC
Benoit Montreuil Leader of Supply Chain and Logistics Institute Georgia Tech

 
10:15 – 11:00
Networking & coffee break
 
 
Hosted by:
11:00 - 12:15
Session 2: Linking North America
 

Your supply chain network is now stretched, complex, fluid, and different. Supply chains now involve the traditional mid-west but also the south of the USA, Canada and of course Mexico.

Wendi Gentry-Stuenkel Head of Inbound Logistics & Auto Transportation Fiat Chrysler
Juan Calvillo Director Supply Chain Excellence Ryder

 
12:15 – 14:00
Networking & lunch
 
 
14:00 - 15:15
Session 3: The Aftersales and Service Parts Supply Chain
 

Managing the different challenges of the aftermarket world. What are the similarities and differences of this industry compared to production logistics? Are there opportunities to be found from different sectors working together?

Anu Goel Vice President Parts & Vehicle Logistics Volkswagen Group of America
Helmut Nittmann Global Director Parts Supply & Logistics Ford Customer Service Division
Eduardo Huante General Manager Service Parts and Accessories Supply Toyota Motor Sales

 
15:15 – 16:00
Networking & coffee break
 
 
Hosted by:
16:00 - 17:30
Session 4: Supply chain 4.0
 

The future is all about technology. Where is technology needed? What solutions are out there?

Vijay Bharadwaj Manager Global Logistics Engineering & Strategic Solutions General Motors
Harry Chase Director Business Development Schnellecke Logistics

 
17:30 - 21:00
Gala dinner
 

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

Michael Broaders VP Transportation, Supply Planning & Warehouse (Logistics) Coca-Cola Refreshments

 
Hosted by:
21:00 – Midnight
Afterglow party at Ventanas Rooftop bar
 

After a full day talking business, it’s time to relax with the local sounds of Sweetwater Junction

 
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Thursday 19th May, 2016

08:00 - 09:00
Registration & welcome coffee
 
 
09:00 - 10:15
Session 5: All about the data
 

If there is any discipline that really relies on great data it is surely the automotive supply chain.

William Wappler President Surgere
Bridget Grewal Packaging Continuous Improvement Magna International
Ben Shain Director Logistics Nissan North America

 
10:15 - 11:00
Networking & Coffee Break
 
 
Hosted by:
11:00 – 12:15
Session 6: The suppliers supply chain
 

More and more of the responsibility and the risk is with the tier suppliers and down their supply chains. What are their unique challenges?

Paulo Monteiro Inbound Logistics Manager Volkswagen Group of America
Addam Prewitt Production & Logistics Manager Chattanooga Seating Systems Magna Seating
John Godfrey Vice President Logistics Pirelli
Chris Buchanan Sales Director Chep

 
12:15 – 14:00
Networking & lunch
 
 
14:00 - 15:15
Session 7: The Supply Chain Conference: Think Tanks
 

Automotive Logistics Think Tanks: The perfect networking and discussion forum

An invaluable chance to talk directly with key industry figures about the topics that matter most to you. These are practical, interactive discussions that give you an opportunity to share ideas and develop real business strategies. Many real actions have developed as a result of our famous Automotive Logistics Think Tanks.

This years Think Tanks will cover some of the following topics:

Packaging: Inbound Transportation: In plant Logistics:
Standards & Regulations: Aftermarket: Big Data: Knowledge Management: Industry 4.0: Supply Chain4.0:

 
15:00 - 15:30
Networking & coffee break
 
 
Hosted by:
16:00 - 17:30
Session 8: Question Time
 

A high level panel discusses the major themes to emerge from the conference. This session aims to identify future actions for the development of the North American Automotive Supply Chain industry.

Kevin Wade Senior Staff Administrator - Transportation Department Honda of America
Paulo Monteiro Inbound Logistics Manager Volkswagen Group of America
Wendi Gentry-Stuenkel Head of Inbound Logistics & Auto Transportation Fiat Chrysler
Helmut Nittmann Global Director Parts Supply & Logistics Ford Customer Service Division
Darcee Scavone VP & GM, Automotive, Aerospace & Industrial SC Operations Ryder

 
17:30
Conference close
 
 

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