PANEL SESSIONS: Tuesday 30th September

09.00
Registration

09.30
Keynote Speech
The conference will start with a "State of the Industry" keynote presentation from a senior automotive figure giving a special insight into the implications of the changing automotive industry on logistics.

Brad Ross
Executive in charge of Order to Delivery
General Motors

10.00
Session One: Lean Manufacturing

Increasing cost and time pressures have made lean manufacturing a must for all manufacturers, including carmakers and their suppliers. Our panel will debate the challenges, successes and different approaches to improving plant production

Dave Otey
Director Material Planning and Logistics
Mark IV Automotive

Glenn Uminger
Assistant General Manager, Business Management & Logistics, Production Control
Toyota Motor Manufacturing N.A.

Joe Hinrichs
Director Manufacturing, Vehicle Operations
Ford

Mark Wheeler
General Manager, Business Development
Transfreight LLC

11.30
Coffee Break – Sponsored by G-Log
 
12.00
Session Two: Globalisation
The allure of developing markets and cheaper production has been driving carmakers to invest in overseas countries, followed closely by suppliers and logistics service providers. But to achieve the benefits all parties are finding that logistics infrastructures and networks have to be up to speed.

Dave Hodgson
VP Supply
DaimlerChrysler

Doug Witt
President & CEO
Fedex Supply Chain Services

Grant Belanger
Executive Director MP&L
Ford

John Williford

CEO
Menlo Worldwide

Keith Goldsmith
CIO
TNT Logistics

Mike Theodore
President
Altair Logistics

13.00
Lunch

14.30
Session Three: Supplier’s Supply Chain
Leading parts and systems companies are finding that effective logistics is a strategic part of their success as supplier rationalization sees tier ones become ever bigger, with more complex internal and external supply chains.

Gene Tyndall
Associate Director
Centre for Advanced Supply Chain Management

Jens Tilgner
Head of International Logistics
Audi

Joe Bennett
Director Supply Chain
L&L Products

Tom Jones
Senior VP Automotive
Ryder

Vic Giardini
Director Supply Chain Management
ArvinMeritor

Adolf Lanza
Logistics Engineering
Robert Bosch

15.30
Coffee Break, Sponsored by G-Log
 
16.00

Session Three: Supplier’s Supply Chain cont.

17.00
Close of Day

17.30 – 22:00
Networking Reception and Gala Dinner
At the conclusion of the days sessions, delegates are invited to join speakers and panelists to continue discussions at a cocktail reception.
This will be followed by dinner at the award winning Townsend Hotel restaurant (included in delegate package).

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