Tuesday 2nd July, 2019

19.00 – 22.00
Cocktail reception
 

A great chance to get together with your fellow delegates in a relaxed atmosphere before the summit starts. Our drinks reception provides an excellent forum in which to exchange views and contact details with some of the finest minds in the automotive logistics sector.

 

Wednesday 3rd July, 2019

08.00 – 08.15
Registration and welcome coffee
 

Join us to collect your badge, enjoy a bite to eat and start the conversation with your fellow delegates.

 
08.15 – 08.45
Brexit breakfast – full English or continental?
 

Join this pre-conference break-out session and enjoy your cuppa and bangers, or orange juice and croissant, with a special insight into the latest logistics and customs implications of the Brexit process. Brexit means breakfast!

 
09.00 – 10.15
SESSION 1: Energising the supply chain – how electric and alternative-propulsion vehicles will change logistics
 

OEMs are investing billions of euros to develop, produce and distribute electric and alternative-powered vehicles, and they need the supply chain to be ready. New energy mobility is set to transform the architecture, geography and requirements of the European and global automotive supply chain, from production through to customer services. Experts will discuss the changing production footprint and latest technology, as well as give practical insights into how all areas of logistics services need to respond.

 
10.15 – 11.00
Networking and coffee break
 

An excellent chance to discuss the opening session with your peers over light refreshments.

 
11.00 – 12.15
SESSION 2
 
 
SESSION 2a: Inbound logistics – best practices to stay competitive

Manufacturers are dealing with shorter production cycles, longer supply chains and more pressure on costs. Logistics experts provide their perspective on network optimisation, process improvement and the technology that will keep European inbound supply chains competitive.

SESSION 2b: Finished vehicle logistics – connected for delivery

The vehicle logistics sector is catching up with the latest digital technology supporting such things as vehicle connectivity, real-time visibility, documentation, and transport and capacity management systems. Delegates will discuss how to adapt this technology and better serve their customers.

12.15 – 14.00
Networking and lunch
 

An extended networking lunch break giving delegates ample opportunity to rub shoulders with our unique gathering of vehicle-makers, logistics service suppliers, infrastructure operators, sponsors and exhibitors.

 
13.00 – 13.40
Lunch and learn
 

A bite-sized bonus session for those who wish to feed the mind as well as the body. Surprise subject to be announced!

 
14.00 – 15.15
SESSION 3
 
 
Session 3a: Finished vehicle logistics – changing markets, changing networks, changing capacity

Vehicle logistics is challenged by volatile sales markets, new regulations, changing vehicle sizes and new players. The automotive sector must work together to keep up. Industry leaders share their insights on market changes, global trends, agile strategies, investment requirements and more.

Session 3b: Ideas Labs

Ideas Labs are practical, solutions-orientated workshops led by supply chain and technology leaders, and designed for collective exploration of complex challenges. Expect to leave with new ideas, action plans and new contacts.

Ideas Lab 1: The impact of electric vehicles
As vehicle electrification continues worldwide, this Ideas Lab will consider its implementation in the market and the implications for demand, production cycles, the aftermarket and battery recycling.

Ideas Lab 2: Global trade – planning in uncertain times
Brexit, US tariffs, the China-US trade war, new international trade agreements – how can the European automotive logistics industry prepare and mitigate risks?

Ideas Lab 3: Aftermarket logistics – better serving the customer
How can aftermarket and service parts logistics compete and learn from e-commerce platforms in meeting customer expectations? Come and discuss solutions for a truly customer-focused distribution model.

15.15 – 16.00
Networking and coffee break
 

Your chance to discuss the key issues of the day so far with fellow delegates over light refreshments.

 
16.00 – 17.30
SESSION 4: The future is now – real life innovation
 

Industry 4.0 and the internet of things, driverless transport systems, self-learning algorithms, robots, augmented reality – these are not the technologies of tomorrow’s supply chain but are in use today. So, what are the most effective tools being used to optimise automotive supply chains and improve performance, cost and competitiveness? Industry leaders debate the best ways of implementing new technology for balancing cost outlays, as well as managing return-on-investment expectations, working with start-ups and providing room for real innovation.

 
18.15 – 23.30
Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe ceremony at Kesselhaus, Motorworld
 

The winners of the second Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe will be announced at a vibrant ceremony and awards dinner.

 

Thursday 4th July, 2019

08.30 – 09.00
Registration and welcome coffee
 

Another chance for an early conversation with fellow delegates over a bite to eat before the second day begins.

 
09.00 – 10.15
SESSION 5: Sustainable supply chains
 

Manufacturers in Europe are focused on reducing carbon emissions, pollution and waste from their supply chain and production processes. The car sector is driven by stricter regulations, customer preferences, the latest powertrain technology and cleaner fuels. How is it meeting and managing its green supply chain objectives?

 
10.15 – 11.00
Networking and coffee break
 

Your chance to discuss the key issues of the day so far with fellow delegates over light refreshments.

 
10.25 – 10.50
Shared croissants, shared supply chains
 

Take your coffee and pastries to this special breakout looking at how future shared mobility and service networks might apply to automotive logistics distribution. How can OEMs and LSPs succeed in smart cities?

 
11.00 – 12.15
SESSION 6
 
 
SESSION 6a: The next generation and the human factor

Panellists talk about what it takes to succeed in today’s automotive logistics, and how the next generation can be encouraged and developed in the sector.

SESSION 6b: Ideas Labs

Ideas Labs are practical, solutions-orientated workshops led by supply chain and technology leaders and designed for collective exploration of complex challenges. Expect to leave with new ideas, action plans and new contacts.

Ideas Lab 1: FVL – damage limitation
This workshop will cover strategies for OEMs to reduce damage and disruption in outbound supply chains, including prevention, forecasting and mitigation measures.

Ideas Lab 2: The tier supply chain
The European parts supply chain has tremendous complexity and global links, and requires specific services compared to the OEMs. This workshop will focus on solutions dedicated to inbound parts supply.

Ideas Lab 3: Packaging innovation
Packaging efficiency is a mix of engineering, standardisation, sustainability and logistics. Finding innovative solutions that address this mixture of challenges is essential in the quest for an optimal supply chain.

12.15 – 14.00
Networking and lunch
 

An extended networking lunch break giving delegates a further opportunity to rub shoulders with our unique gathering of vehicle-makers, logistics service suppliers, infrastructure operators, sponsors and exhibitors.

 
13.00 – 13.40
Lunch and learn
 

A bite-sized bonus session for those who wish to feed the mind as well the body. Surprise subject to be announced!

 
14.00 – 15.00
SESSION 7: An energised vision for the future – innovative, connected, competitive and sustainable
 

Major decision makers in European and global automotive logistics share their key priorities, challenges and advice for the future of the industry, and the practical steps that their partners should take to prepare.

 
15.00 – 15.15
Last chance for coffee and networking
 
 
15.15
BMW Plant Munich tour
 

An opportunity to tour BMW’s plant in Munich, which builds all powertrain variations of the new 3-series and is preparing to build the fully electric i4 in 2021. Learn about the logistics complexities of this advanced production and the difficulties of mass production in a major urban centre.

Coaches depart 15.15
Tours start between 15.45 and 16.30

 

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