18:00 – 21:00 Networking reception
Don’t miss the best chance to meet, greet and network with fellow delegates in a relaxed environment before the formal conference days begin. Bring your business cards.
Wednesday 13th March
08:00 – 09:00
Registration and welcome coffee
09:00 – 10:15
The future starts now
The opening session of the conference will analyse the current dynamics of the automotive industry, and how the economy, changing demand and regulations will shape logistics demand and costs over the next few years. Michael Robinet, Managing Director, IHS Automotive Consulting
Martin Dixon, Research Manager, Freight Rate Benchmarking, Drewry
Sean Doherty, Director, Head of Supply Chain and Transport Industry, World Economic Forum
11:00 – 12:15 Focused forums
Given the economic challenges and production shifts across Europe and the wider continent, manufacturers and their LSPs must find ways of meeting shifting demand without negatively impacting quality, timeliness, the environment and cost. What changes, big or small, must be made to distribution networks?
Moderator: Christian Fuss, Head of Supply Chain Management, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
Mathias Wellbrock, General Manager of Worldwide Distribution, BMW
Christoph Wust, Manager MP&L Systems, Ford
Jan Maes, Manager, Vehicle Distribution, Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles Europe, Daimler
Tier suppliers must cope with shifting volume and sourcing locations, as well as ever-shortening product cycles. To keep supply chain networks efficient, manufacturers and logistics providers must constantly engineer their flows – this session explores their strategies and best practice.
Moderator: Jens Moeller, VP of Automotive, UTi
Jörg Blechinger, Director, Magna Logistics Europe
Dror Noach, VP of Logistics Services & Operations, CNH
European Sales Manager, Evolution Time Critical
Helge Wöbke, Head of Logistics EMEA, TRW Automotive
The future of service parts
This forum will look at the aftermarket world and challenges ahead. Topics will include lean management, dealer relations, warehousing and cross-industry collaboration.
Moderator: Christopher Ludwig, Editor, Automotive Logistics group
Nick Beard, Corporate Account Industry Director, TNT
Welf Schneider, Project Leader SCM Automotive Aftermarket, Robert Bosch
Coffee break 16:00 – 17:15
New Europe, New Ideas
The European auto industry in 2013 will be tough, but that does not mean that there won’t continue to be opportunities and critical developments for logistics and supply chain management. Exports, changing production and supply footprints, new organisational structures and regulatory shifts mean that manufactures and providers have to be more innovative than ever before. We’ll hear the views of decision makers from the carmakers, logistics providers and the European Commission.
Moderator: Christopher Ludwig, Editor, Automotive Logistics group Bert Bong, Manager Material Flow and SCM Europe, Ford Antoine Redier, 4PL Director, GEFCO Group Juhani Jääskelainen, Head of Unit DG Information Society and Media, Unit ICT for Transport, European Commission Michael Scholl, Director of Global Supply Chain, General Motors
Sharing the inspiration
Based on the format of ‘TED Talks’, this session features prominent industry figures giving short presentations on the topics – industry related or not – in which they are most passionate about and what gets them up in the morning. Don’t miss this session for a source of inspiration in difficult times.
Moderator: Louis Yiakoumi, Publisher, Automotive Logistics group
Bo Andersson, President, GAZ Group Carlos Lahoz, General Manager of Business Planning and Supply Chain, Kia Motors Europe Richard Barker, Chief Executive Officer, Sovereign Business Integration Matthias Schulz, Director of MP&L, Ford Europe
The future of multi-modal
Even as environmental considerations favour rail and waterborne transport, higher costs, increased regulation, fragmented volumes and stricter delivery requirements can make a balanced multimodal network difficult. What does the industry need to do to anticipate these changes and remain flexible across all transport modes?
Moderator: Mike Sturgeon, Executive Director, ECG
Tom Antonissen, EU Affairs Manager, ECG
Manuel Medina, Finished Vehicle Distribution Manager, SEAT
Dr. Maximilian Altmann, Owner and Board Member, ARS Altmann AG
Green logistics are becoming increasingly important; new initiatives and standards have recently been rolled out within the general logistics arena. This forum looks at the specific impact for automotive, and what companies will need to do to align themselves for future requirements.
Moderator: Bruce Arlinghaus
John Canvin, Managing Director, Odette
John Buchanan, PTO Constraints Manager, Ford
Sjoerd Ewals, Project Manager, Ewals Cargo Care
Al Jeory, Global Inbound Logistics Manager, Jaguar Land Rover
This sessions looks at developments in packaging impacting essential logistics factors such as cube utilisation, warehouse stackability and line-side ergonomics. It will also explore the benefits and challenges of pooling and tracking containers, even over long-distance supply chains.
Moderator: Hubert-Paul Mas, Supply Chain Director – Europe, Inergy Automotive
David Mayo, Senior Director Supply Chain DACH & NORDICS, CHEP
Antonio Aguilar Gonzalez, Manager Containerization Europe, Adam Opel
Colin Howard, Sales Director, Goodpack
Armin Hans, Logistics and Packaging Specialist, Tenneco
12:15 – 13:30
Lunch 13:30 – 14:30 Session 7
An informal and invaluable chance to talk directly with key industry figures about the topics that matter most to you. These are the practical roundtables that will give you the chance to develop real business strategies.
14:30 – 15:00
15:00 – 16:00
The big debate
The leaders and decision makers in the industry take your questions as well as analyse the most important themes to emerge from the conference.
This session will also include the prize draws.
Michael Silvio, Director of Supply Chain, Cooper Standard Juhani Jääskelainen, Advisor to the Director General, DG CONNECT, European Commission Andreas Ginkel, Director Logistics Alliance, Adam Opel Matthias Schulz, Director of MP&L, Ford Europe