Tuesday, 4th March

Wednesday, 5th March

Thursday, 6th March

PANEL SESSIONS: Wednesday 5th March

08.30 Registration

09.00 Session One: Order to Delivery

How different carmakers and logistics companies have faced up to the challenges of Order-To-Delivery.

Panel Members:

  • John Love,,
    Head of Business Consulting,

  • Philipp Beisswenger,
    Chief Executive Officer,

  • Mike Dickinson,
    Executive Director Global Logistics Europe,
    General Motors

  • Winfried Feldkamp,
    Win Win Advice

  • Hermann Krog,
    Executive Director, Logistics,

  • Elliot Swiss,
    Director European Operations,
    Vector SCM

10.30 Coffee Break sponsored by DHL Solutions

11.00 Session Two: Globalization

Does the perfect emerging market with low-cost production and logistics expertise and infrastructure really exist? can current practices utilized in existing markets be transferred to developing areas? Is the perfect market a global market?

Panel Members:

  • Richard Viereckl,
    Management Engineers

  • Thomas Blank,
    Senior VP Global Accounts,

  • Johannes Fritzen,
    Volkswagen Transport

  • Leigh Pomlett,
    President, Global Automotive,

  • Paolo Saccomano,,
    Business and Project Development Director,
    TNT Automotive Logistics SPA

12.30 Lunch sponsored by Schneider Logistics

14.00 Session Three: Service Parts

How can the supply of service parts be optimized? What are the best ways to cut costs?

Panel Members:

  • Brian Hancock,
    VP and General Manager,
    Schneider Logistics

  • Reinhard Rank,
    Senior VP Automotive and Industrial,
    DHL Solutions

  • Chris Senior,
    Director of European Operations and International Marketing,
    TNT Automotive Logistics S.p.A

15.30 Coffee Break, Sponsored by DHL Solutions

16.00 Session Four: Supplier’s Supply Chain

Parts suppliers’ own supply chains are becoming increasingly diverse and complex as carmakers push more responsibility up the supply chain.

Panel Members:

  • David Henderson,
    European Logistics Manager,
    Cooper-Standard Automotive

  • Tony Humphreys,
    Director, Production Control & Logistics Europe,

  • Wes Johnson,
    Director, Customer Logistics & Planning,
    Robert Bosch Group

  • Caroline Stolze,
    Industry Sector Manager Automotive,
    Schenker AG

18:30 – 22:00 Gala Networking Dinner and boat cruise

To launch Autologistics Europe 2003 in style, a gala networking dinner is included in the conference price.  This will take place on Lake Geneva on the evening of 5th March.  A meal will be served on board the Ville de Geneve luxury cruiser as it tours the lake, allowing you to enjoy the fabulous scenery and catch up with industry colleagues in a relaxed environment.

PANEL SESSIONS: Thursday 6th March

09.00 Session Five: Plant Logistics

How are logistics processes into and in plants evolving in line with lean manufacturing?

Panel Members:

  • Brian Shardan,
    Manager, Materials Handling Engineering,
    Ford Motor Co

  • Rodney Salmon,
    Head of Sales and Marketing,
    LINPAC European Automotive Packaging

10.30 Coffee Break sponsored by DHL Solutions

11.00 Session Six: European Union

European transportation infrastructure, legislation and security issues.

Panel Members:

  • Wolfgang Ellbracht,
    Logistic Consulting

  • John Lauer,
    Member of Advisory Board – Technology,

  • Claude Morin,
    EU Administrator,
    European Union

  • Ricardo Romero,
    Member of Advisory Board – Security,

  • Peter Ruidisch,
    Head of Financial Issues,
    German Ministry of Transport

  • Captain Salloum,
    Chairman & CEO,

12.30 Lunch sponsored by Autologic

14.00 Session Seven: The Finished Vehicle Logistics Afternoon

What are the new delivery patterns being exploited by carmakers? How do you speed these up. Whether you use air, road, sea, drive-on or container, logistics processes need to be smooth. Hear from the experts how you can go about this.

Panel Members:

  • Bert Bong,
    Manager, Vehicle Logistics,

  • Wolfgang Ellbracht,
    Logistic Consulting

  • John Love,
    Head of Business Consulting,

  • Karl May,
    Director, Group Transport Logistics,

  • John Merry,
    Chief Executive,

  • Mike Sturgeon,
    Manager, Vehicle Logistics,

15.30 Coffee Break sponsored by DHL Solutions

16.00 Cont. Session Seven

17.30 Close of Conference

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