Wednesday 5th October, 2016

Automotive Logistics UK Hot Laps

Experience the excitement of a performance car being pushed to its limits in the hands of an expert racing driver!

Automotive Logistics UK Cocktail Reception

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


Thursday 6th October, 2016

Breakfast and registration
Session 1: Motoring ahead

Annual production in the UK has moved towards its highest total in decades, with previous expectations for further growth in sales and output. Following the ‘Brexit’ vote, however, future investment in plants and volumes is less certain, while trade relations with Europe are also unclear. What is certain, however, is that the supply chain will play an essential role, whether through deeper localisation in the UK or through facilitating trade flows across Europe and the world. This session will examine such questions as:

• Where is the market heading?
• What are the market and supply chain requirements to sustain growth?
• Where does UK production and its supply chain stand on the global stage?
• How will the UK automotive industry evolve?

Moderator: Christopher Ludwig Editor Automotive Logistics Group

Philippe Funda Autofacts EU Lead Analyst PwC
Alan Draper Director - Purchasing Europe and Global Team Value Management Ford
Paul Nieuwenhuis Senior Lecturer - Logistics and Operations Management Cardiff Business School
Paul Gadd Programme Manager – Automotive Innovate UK

Networking & coffee break
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Session 2: A window of opportunity

The automotive industry is one of the main drivers of the UK’s manufacturing economy, including as the world’s second largest producer of premium cars and with some of the most sophisticated plants anywhere. As UK vehicle output evolves and becomes even more complex, how do we ensure we can maintain the pace and build the capabilities to support its competitiveness and productivity? Among other things, this session will cover:

• How to encourage automotive suppliers and manufacturers to invest in the UK
• Where the opportunities are in driving greater logistics and supply chain efficiency
• The scope for extra productivity gains from transport to line-side presentation
• Measuring, managing and optimising supply chain complexity
• Where the opportunities lie in terms of investment in supply chain infrastructure
• How transformation in the order-to-delivery process can stimulate improvements.
• Where tomorrow’s skilled workers are going to come from?

Moderator: Louis Yiakoumi Publisher Automotive Logistics Group

Richard Marlow Planning & Strategy Manager, UK Plant Group, MP&L Jaguar Land Rover
Simon Bird Director ABP
Tomasz Spluszka Consulting Director Comarch EDI
Barinder Lalria Managing Consultant PA Consulting

Networking Lunch
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Session 3: Strengthening the UK supply chain and logistics

Growing capacity in the automotive supply chain will be vital to meeting increasing demand and means making our logistics networks stronger. But with rising congestion in the UK across all modes of freight transport, a squeeze on new storage capacity, high operating costs, and an extended complex supply chain, the wider challenges facing supply chain and logistics operations in the UK are substantial. So how will it be done? Key questions include:

• Where are the biggest supply chain bottlenecks?
• What is the road map for supplier development and localisation?
• What are the challenges in ensuring supplier delivery quality?
• What are the future requirements of the UK automotive logistics sector?
• How will technology really be able to help?

Moderator: Christopher Ludwig Editor Automotive Logistics Group

Awais Ajmal Head of Supply Chain and Business Process Kia Motors (UK)
David Higgins Director Programming, Logistics & Distribution PSA UK
Nils Lie Head of Global Supply Chain Solutions WWL
Howard Nash Managing Director ARS Altmann UK

Networking & coffee break
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Session 4: Question time - Exploring the potential

A high-level panel discusses the major themes of the conference and aims to identify the actions that must be taken to ensure a stronger British automotive supply chain.

Louis Yiakoumi Publisher Automotive Logistics Group
Christopher Ludwig Editor Automotive Logistics Group

Levent Yuksel Plant Group Manager, Global Material Planning & Logistics Jaguar Land Rover
Alan Draper Director - Purchasing Europe and Global Team Value Management Ford

Pre-dinner drinks at Brooklands Museum in The ERA Shed ‘Fastest on Earth’ Speed Record Exhibition
Automotive Logistics UK Gala Dinner at Brooklands Museum

The Automotive Logistics UK gala dinner will be held at Brooklands Museum, the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation.


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