2015 Programme

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Tuesday, 10 March 2015 18:00 – 21:00

Automotive Logistics EuropePre-conference 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, 11 March

08:00 – 09:00
Registration and welcome coffee
09:00 – 10:15
Session 1  – State of the Industry now and 2025
The European market represents more than 17% of global sales and is expected to grow by +5% in 2015.
2014 has seen positive growth in the Automotive industry; European vehicle production is growing with new cars sales on the rise. Growing complexity is driving the need for more efficient asset utilisation as supply chain strategies evolve with more localisation, globalisation, platform standardisation along with changes in networks and the need for greater operational efficiency. Re-engineering and optimisation of the supply chain and logistics, with a global mindset is essential to the longer term growth strategies.
The traditional opening session will look at the current trends and regulations facing the automotive logistics industry, as well as taking a more futuristic approach by speculating as to how our industry might look in 10 years time.

Moderator – Louis Yiakoumi – Publisher – Automotive Logistics
Christoph Stuermer
– Global Lead Analyst – PwC Autofacts
Thomas Cullen –
Chief Analyst – Transport Intelligence

10:15 – 11:00   
Networking & Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:15

Session 2A –  The Changing Dynamics of Finished Vehicle Logistics

How are the dynamics of Finished Vehicle Logistics Changing? How do we optimise routes, modes and process, while balancing efficiency with cost?
How do we harmonise standards to delivery greater efficiency?
What are the infrastructure investment requirements to build a more optimal logistics infrastructure?

Moderator: Howard Nash – Managing Director – Automotive Vision Ltd
Jan Maes
– Manager, Vehicle Distribution Europe, Passenger Cars & Commercial Vehicles – Daimler AG, SC/WTV, Worldwide Transportation
Laurent Kerloch – Alliance General Manager, Global Vehicle Logistics- Renault Nissan
Maximilian Altmann – CEO – ARS Altmann
Emmanuel Arnaud
– VP Commerce & Marketing – GEFCO

11:00 – 12:15
Session 2B – Managing the Layers of Complexity
The automotive supply chain is layered with complexity. Platform standardisation, multi model production lines, just in sequence/time are all familiar terms. How can we apply best practices, roll out standards, in packaging, parts handling and material handling equipment gain a competitive advantage? What are the challenges of optimising freight networks and transport routes in designing an optimised supply chain?

What are the optimal strategies, and challenges in localisation and globalisation?
Moderator: Christopher Ludwig – Editor – Automotive Logistics
Hans-Bert Bong – Material Flow and Supply Chain Management – Ford
David Lasseter
– Freight Strategy Manager, Global Material Planning & Logistics – Jaguar Land Rover
Lutz Quietmeyer
– General Manager Inbound logistics – Renault Nissan
Mark Ellis
– Group Market Line Director, Automotive – Geodis
Bram Ewals
– CEO – Ewals Cargo Care

11:00 – 12:15
Aftermarket (1) 
Session 2C – The Future Dynamics of the Aftermarket 
The performance of the automotive aftermarket is forecast to accelerate, combined with this is a transformation in dynamics, demand and complexity. What are the future trends? How will the evolution affect spare parts logistics? What are the optimal asset utilisation strategies? How will technology transform the processes?
Moderator: Stephan Freichel – Business Consulting and Project Management – Cologne University of Applied Sciences
Marcel Megens
– Logistics Operations Manager – Opel/Vauxhall Europe Aftersales – Adam Opel AG

Nick Beard – Global Industry Director – TNT
Alfonso Serrano –
Head of InStock Management, Automotive – Amazon EU Sarl    

12:15 – 14:00   
Networking & Lunch
14:00 – 15:15

Session 3A – Technology and Supply Chain Transformation

Technology has the ability to transform the supply chain, build greater efficiency, enable greater visibility and help meet demands and expectation.
How do we maximise strategic gains from the utilisation of technology: Planning forecasting tools, cloud based systems, data analysis, in-car telemetry and advances in modal technologies. 
Moderator: Louis Yiakoumi – Publisher – Automotive Logistics
Deborah Buswell
– European Distribution Manager – Jaguar Land Rover
Hartmut Haubrich – Director, Finished Vehicle Logistics – INFORM GmbH
Michael Blach
– Member of the Board – BLG Logistics

14:00 – 15:15
Session 3B –  Building Seamless Logistics Processes
Production efficiency is driving a demand for greater in-plant supply chain efficiency. What are the changing models? How do we build a logistics process that is seamless all the way from the supplier to the line? How can lead Logistics Providers add value?
Moderator: Karl Martin Lukas – Independent Consultant
Helge Woebke – Corporate Logistics, Director Logistics European Brakings & Plant Manager – TRW Automotive
Dror Noach
– Vice President WW Logistics Contracting & Governance – CNHI INDUSTRIAL S.P.A.
David Mayo
– Vice President, Europe, Automotive & Industrial Solutions – Chep Automotive GmbH

14:00 – 15:15
Session 3C – Supply Chain Excellence: The Art of Packaging 
Packaging requirements across the supply chain are major drivers in the bid to achieve supply chain excellence. How can we utilise the technology of packaging? What are the benefits in standardisation? Where are the competitive advantages?

Moderator: Rodney Salmon – Independent Consultant
Axel van het Kaar – Carline Supervisor Material Flow and Packaging Engineering – Ford Motor Company
Colin Howard – Sales Director, Automotive – Goodpack Limited
Scott Krebs
– Industrial Market Manager – ORBIS Corporation
Tariq Marfani
– Managing Director – MJ Systems & Solpac Limited

15:15- 16:00
Networking & Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:15
Session 4  – People, Process and Technology: Managing the Globalised Supply Chain Network
The globalised structure of the automotive industry is reliant upon the industries ability to manage the complexity of a globalised supply chain and logistics framework. OEM’s are evaluating and creating strategies to maximise operational efficiency, with centralised frameworks that interlink and align cross function units in an effort to maximise the value of the supply chain.  
How is the industry formulating the future strategies?
What the key drivers in the objective of continues improvement?
How do we maximise our assets: People, Process and Technology? 
Moderator: Christopher Ludwig – Editor – Automotive Logistics
Andreas Ginkel –
GPSC – Director Logistics Alliance – Adam Opel AG
Guy Lederer –
Finished Vehicle Supply Chain Director – PSA Peugeot Citroen
Raymond Fitzgerald – President of the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa – Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
Frank Vorrath, Vice President, Global Automotive Head – DHL Global Forwarding

17:30 – 21:00
Automotive Logistics Europe – Gala Dinner at the prestigious Steigenberger Grandhotel

Guest star speaker Chris Bangle, former Chief of Design for BMW Group, responsible for the BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce motors will start the dinner with a talk. Always provocative and stimulating. You will be inspired. 

Thursday, 12 March

08:30 – 09:00
Registration and coffee

09:00 – 10:15
Session 5 –  People, Process and Technology: The Future of the Automotive Industry
The future of the automotive industry: How will the industry change in the next 10 years, what are the technology and consumer trends that will shape the future of the automobile. How will the use of technology transform supply chain and logistics? Numerous advances in technology are transforming the constructs of society, fundamentally changing how we adapt our products and processes. The evolution of the internet of things is not only changing consumer trends, but transforming the nature of the automotive industry, how the products are build and the supply chain that supports it.
What are the future trends in the automotive supply chain?
How can the industry capitalise on changes in smarter infrastructure?
What are the consumer trends driving the changes?
What can automotive learn from other sectors?
Moderator: Christoph Stuermer – Global Lead Analyst – PwC Autofacts
Carlos Lahoz – Director Sales, Business Planning and Supply Chain – KIA Motors Europe
Stefan Deix
– Research and Innovation Director – The European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA)
Marco Freund
– Head of openID-center – Fraunhofer Institute for Materialflow and Logistics
Peter Fuss
– Senior Advisory Partner Automotive – Ernst & Young

10:15- 11:00
Networking & Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:15

Session 6A – Regulations, Innovation and The Competitive Advantage

Changes in regulations affect the planning of logistics, as we move towards more environmental and safety compliance regulations. What will these effects have on the network? Do the regulations stimulate innovation? How are regulations affecting logistics ability to maintain a competitive advantage? What are the challenges of compliance?
Moderator: Christopher Ludwig – Editor – Automotive Logistics
Mike Sturgeon
– Executive Director – ECG – the Association of European Vehicle Logistics
Dimitrios Savvidis
– Policy Officer – European Commission – Directorate General Climate Action (DG CLIMA)   
Bill Pawluk – CEO – CTM
Silvio Bosle
– Director – USB

11:00 – 12:15
Session 6B –  Building Value Through Operational Efficiency
Building value through operational efficiency across the supply chain is an essential component in meeting the challenges. How can suppliers, supplier’s logistics evolve to meet the challenges of an ever demanding market and align operational efficiencies, Utilising all the assets, strategies and networks?
 Moderator: Louis Yiakoumi – Publisher – Automotive Logistics
Andreas Keller
– Director Client Solutions – UTi Worldwide
Peter Asbeck – Lead Management Consultant – Flexis AG

11:00 – 12:15
Aftermarket (2)
Session 6C – Managing the processes of Supply Chain Sustainability
What are the challenges of managing the complexity of sustainability in the automotive industries supply chain? How do we build sustainability principles into the people, processes and technologies?

Moderator: Stefan Crets – Executive Director – CSR Europe
Ferdinand Geckeler – Programm Manager Sustainability in the Supplier Network – BMW AG
Alfons Dachs-Wiesinger – Senior Manager Transports & Logistics Services – Magna Steyr
Fathi Tlatli – President Global sector Automotive – DHL

12:15- 14:00
Networking & Lunch
14:00 – 14:45
Session 7 – Automotive Logistics – Think Tanks
An informal and invaluable chance to talk directly with key industry figures about the topics that matter most to you. These are the practical, interactive discussions that will give you the chance to develop real business strategies. Many real actions have developed as a result of our famous Automotive Logistics Think Tanks.

14:45- 15:00
Networking & Coffee Break
15:00 – 16:00
Session 8 – 20/20 Vision: Realising The Vision Through People, Process and Technology 
The leaders and decision makers in the industry take your questions as well as analyse the most important themes to emerge from the conference.
Moderator: Louis Yiakoumi and Christopher Ludwig
Andreas Ginkel – GPSC – Director Logistics Alliance – Adam Opel AG
Geert Bruyneel
– Vice President (Supplier Quality & Logistics) – Volvo Car Group
Guy Lederer – Finished Vehicle Supply Chain Director  – PSA Peugeot Citroen
Carlos Lahoz – Director Sales, Business Planning and Supply Chain – KIA Motors Europe

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